9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Robert Siekmann, Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer


1.                   Introduction by J. R. McCollister, Retiring California Department of Forestry Unit Chief, of Dave Ebert, the New CDF Chief (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation for J.R. McCollister.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Revenue Recovery Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   BLM Resolution (Supervisor Dixon) (Continued from March 31, 1998)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda (may be brought back in the future).

3.                   Clarification of Board Order on Noble Project Approval; Case No. SMP-03-94; CUP 19-94; RP 03-94 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt revised Board Order.

4.                   Letter of Support for the Veterans Upward Bound Program (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 27, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 7, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 14, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

8.                   Purchase and Installation of an Alarm System in Coroner's Office and Morgue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and installation at a cost of $780.

County Counsel

9.                   Ordinance Amending Section 221-3(a) of Chapter 1 of Division 2 of Title II of the Humboldt Code Relating to the Humboldt County Forestry Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on April 28, 1998.

District Attorney

10.               Statewide Automated Child Support System Maintenance and Operation Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve loan contract with the State Department of Social Sciences.

11.               Allocation of Two Fiscal Assistant I/II Positions in the Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.


12.               Rental Agreements for Use of Polling Locations--June 2, 1998 Primary Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the agreements.

Mental Health

13.               Appointment of Paul Organ, M.D. to the Active Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment and grant his requested clinical privileges.

14.               Amendment to Department of Rehabilitation Cooperative Contract and Request to Allocate 1.0 Vocational Counselor I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Health

15.               Request to Decrease Health Education Specialist I/II Position to .50 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Lease with Johnson's Mobile Solutions for Office Space at 529 I Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

17.               Establishment of Mental Health Pharmaceuticals Revenue Account ($40,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new account.

18.               Supplemental Budget ($7,235) and Amendment to Project LEAN Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Works

19.               Construction of Runway, Taxiway and Apron Pavement Rehabilitation at Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on May 19, 1998.

20.               Improvements at Arcata-Eureka Airport Project No. 911851

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Redwood Empire Aggregates.

21.               County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team (CHERT)--Mad and Eel Rivers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve services agreement with CHERT.


22.               Expenditure of $20,371 from Vital Records Improvement Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve expenditure for upgrade of computer system.


23.               Assessment Management Expenses Incurred by the Federal Government Incident to the Seizure and Forfeiture of a 1996 Yamaha Quad Runner

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,300 for reimbursement costs.

24.               Supplemental Budget ($4,800) for the Purchase of Two Computers and Software

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

25.               Supplemental Budget to Reimburse Expense of Citizens on Patrol Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,200.

26.               Request for Acceptance of 1998 Ford Ranger Pickup into the County Motor Pool

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Vehicle No. 1FTZR15U7WPA88379.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring April 18-25, 1998 as Week of the Young Child (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring April 19-25, 1998 as Infant Immunization Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Resolution of Support for Women Entrepreneurs Conference--May 1-2, 1998 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of support.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring the 75th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Eureka (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   1998-2000 Humboldt County Job Training Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the Plan.

Public Works

2.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Jail, Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (None)

3.                   Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Services

4.                   Lease for Properties at 537 W. Washington, 929 Koster and 638 W. Clark Streets

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 28, 1998.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support Assembly Bill 683--Public Health Subvention Funds.


1.                   Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action Required)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action Required)

3.                   Mendocino Co. Meeting Regarding Marijuana Public Policies (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Supervisor Rodoni's attendance at April 30, 1998 meeting.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session.

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Two Cases

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(A).Schieberi et al v. County of Humboldt; Real Parties in Interest, Robert & Margaret Ellis Humboldt County Case No. CS980054

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M.

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Aldo Bongio recommended that the Board hold their department heads responsible for the budgets of their respective departments.He also urged the Board to cast their votes on behalf of the majority of citizens.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County v. Durfee; Assessor's Parcel No. 520-013-02

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.