9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silence


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.                   Request to Help Facilitate a Land Sale/Swap Between CalTrans, Save the Redwoods League, Redwood National and State Parks and Mr. David Schneider

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


2.                   Contract to Audit County Financial Statements--Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with David L. Moonie & Company CPAs.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Request to Establish Transportation--Out of County Line Item for $600

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

4.                   Lease of Office Space Located at 304 Second Street in Eureka ($300 Per Month)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Reprop Investment Inc.

5.                   Application for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies--U.S. Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute application.

Emergency Services

6.                   Local Emergency Resulting from Storms Beginning on or About January 27, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution extending the local emergency.

Employment Training

7.                   Lease of Office Space Located at 427 F Street in Eureka ($828 Per Month)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Biord Industries.

Library Services

8.                   Supplemental Budget of $11,438 (Friends of the Redwood Libraries Donation)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

9.                   Temporary Increase in Pay of 20 Ranges for Senior Fiscal Assistant Sharon Walls

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Employment Agreement with Jennifer K. Wilson, M.D. Effective May 26, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Public Health

11.               Disallocate One Child Care Worker Position and Allocate .8 Child Care Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Application for Grant Funding from State Integrated Waste Management Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of application by adopting Resolution No. 98-40.

13.               Purchase of Computer Equipment for Regional Immunization Tracking Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $14,800.

Public Works

14.               Request to Declare Vehicle 18084 as Surplus and Authorize Disposition of Same

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

15.               Ocean Spruces Subdivision, Phase III; APN 305-132-23; Humboldt Hill Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

16.               Compensation for Earl Ward, Bridge Maintenance Worker at Bridge Crew Supervisor Rate Until the Return of Fred Vader, Bridge Crew Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Glenwood Knolls Subdivision Final Map Phase II; APN 16-051-14, Myrtletown

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

18.               Annual Revisions in Maintained Mileage System--1997-98 Maintained Mileage Log

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-41.


19.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Ammunition and Emergency Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,184.

20.               Costs for Identix Fingerprint System Located in the Booking Area of the Jail

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,593.

21.               Purchase of Ten Streamlight Flashlights and Associated Supplies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,680.

22.               Drug Enforcement Administration Funding ($45,000)--Eradication of Marijuana

RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Social Services

23.               Reallocate Office Assistant I/II (37.5 Hours) to a 40 Hour Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

24.               Disallocate Data Entry Operator Positions and Allocate Vocational Assistants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

25.               Support for Senate Bill 2199 (Lockyer)--Elder or Dependent Abuse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve support by adopting Resolution No. 98-42.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring April 19-25, 1998 as Boys & Girls Club Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring April 18-24, 1998 as Keep Eureka Beautiful Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring 1998 as Professional Social Work Centennial Year (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring Third Annual Peninsula Community Cleanup (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for April 18, 1998.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring April 17-19, 1998 as Godwit Days Festival (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 21, 1998.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support Senate Bill 1802 (TANF Funding), oppose Assembly Bill 2586 (Emergency Medical Services) and thank Assemblywoman Strom-Martin for her sponsorship of legislation to get back $700,000 shorted by Assembly Bill 233 (Courts).


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

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


9:30 a.m. Supervisor Neely

1.                   Eureka Police Department's Application to Department of Boating and Waterways

RECOMMENDATION: Support application by adopting Resolution No. 98-43.

10:00 a.m. Supervisor Dixon

2.                   Update on Current and Future Activities of Redwood Empire Association (REA)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from Voris Brumfield, Executive Director of the REA.

11:00 a.m. Supervisor Rodoni

3.                   Activities and Promotions of the Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce

RECOMMENDATION: Receive current fiscal year report from chamber representatives.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Shayna Geiger believes that Dial-a-Ride provides inappropriate service in that it does not go to the College of the Redwoods.Aldo Bongio believes that agenda items pertaining to a high dollar amount should not place on the Consent Calendar.Charlie Day said that his court appeal has been "sabotaged" by a member of the Court Executive Office staff and he also believes that fees for some county permits are inappropriate.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County vs. Lester Jake; File No. 510-131-16

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of May 5, 1998.

2.                   County vs. Greg Downing and Lorene Kester; File No. 306-071-50Y

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

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Conditional Use Permit Approval for Development of Large, Multi-Unit Commercial Building; Piercy Area; KEITH BOWMAN, Appellant; DAN BALEME, Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the withdrawal of the appeal by the Appellant.

L.                   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.