9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Farrel Starr, a Parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church


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.                   Extra-Help Extension for Gloria Fanucchi, Fiscal Assistant I in Revenue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension beyond 960 hours.

2.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)--Court Ordered Debt Collection Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU with the State Franchise Tax Board.

Administrative Services

3.                   Amendment to Agreement with the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Society

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to extend lighthouse removal date to Sept. 30, 1998.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   McKinleyville Community Services District (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the District's Conflict of Interest Code.

5.                   Resolutions for Years of Service to Hospice of Humboldt Inc. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolutions for Beth Giraud and Darlene Penfold.

6.                   Resolution for Decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support decommissioning by adopting Resolution No. 98-37.

7.                   Request from the Area 1 Agency on Aging for Funding (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request to the 1998-99 budget process.

Clerk of the Board

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Extension of Application Deadline for Planning Commission At-Large Vacancy

RECOMMENDATION: Extend deadline to Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 5:00 p.m.

Planning and Building

10.               1998 Housing Element Implementation

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinances 2166 and 2167 and adopt Resolution No. 98-38.


11.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency for Youth Services Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Public Guardian

12.               Lease with Donald Leonard for Office Rent at 23 Fifth Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

Public Health

13.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Coordination of Efforts and Delineation of Responsibilities Relating to the Title IV-D Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Health Director and District Attorney to sign MOU.

14.               Request to Establish Revenue and Expenditure Accounts at $892

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Senior Citizens Donations.

Public Works

15.               Rental of Modular Unit Housing for Department's Environmental Services Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Johnson's Mobile Solutions.

16.               Transfer for Cost of Key Replication and Dissemination for the South Spit Gate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $2,000 from the General Fund Contingency.

17.               Agreement with the Zanone Ranch for Bridge Replacement at Davis Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement for land rental fee of $200.

18.               Termination Agreement for Air Charter Service at Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve termination agreement with Charles Jones.

Social Services

19.               Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project

RECOMMENDATION: Go on record to support the concept of reinvesting strategies for any savings to the County as a result of intensive services through the intensive services component of the title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project.Approve the Departments of Social Services and Mental Health proceeding with submitting a proposal to the State Department of Social Services for the Intensive Services component.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

20.               Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted and Subject to Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-39.

21.               Reclassification of Senior Treasury & Tax Assistant to Supervising Treasurer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve position reclassification.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Public Health Week for April 6-12, 1998 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of the Chair of the Private Industry Council Effective May 1, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Andrea Lawrence as Chair through April 30, 2000.

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

3.                   Response from the Department of Transportation to County's Comments Relative to Cessation of Mesa Airlines (d.b.a. United Express) Service on May 20, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Mesa Airlines, Skywest Airlines and United Airlines.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support AB 2510 (Strom-Martin) and SJR 39 (Thompson).


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

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

3.                   Off-Agenda Item-- Commitment for Operation of Multiple Assistance Center (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Vice Chairman Stan Dixon to sign letter to the City of Eureka.


9:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   The Law, Your Rights, Your Responsibilities, Your Choices (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Maureen Johannsen of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (no action required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Off-Agenda Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Title of Case: Humboldt County et al v. Lundblade et al Case No. 94DR0080 (Humboldt County Superior Court) (No Final Action)

I.                     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.                   Louis DeMartin of McKinleyville thanked the County for having Jim Baskin and Tom Hofweber working on the McKinleyville Community Plan.He wishes that the committee were elected and not appointed.Lynn Pettion, a member of the committee, wants to have his property down-zoned and he is opposed to this.He also commended those involved with the success of the Jazz Festival.He supports B.B. King being contracted to perform at the Blues Festival.Aldo Bongio asked if the ordinance pertaining to the Housing Element passed on the morning's consent calendar had anything to do with fees.

J.                   PUBLIC FORUM 1:45 P.M.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Public Forum on Gasoline Prices in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken.

K.                  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.)

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