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 Services

1.                   Payment for Election Workers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a flat rate of: $65.00 for inspectors, $7.50 for inspectors or their substitutes attending the School of Instruction and $60 for clerks and/or judges.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Commending Les and Mid Westfall for Service to the North Coast (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolutions of Commendation.

3.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Rosemary Murphy for Years of Services (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificate to Rosemary Murphy Sheriff's Executive Secretary.

4.                   Continuing Klamath River Restoration & Strategic Development Program and Comprehensive Watershed Restoration Job Training & Implementation Program (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify support letter to Northern California Indian Development Council.

5.                   Motion to Intervene Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project 77--Eel River Diversion at PG&E Potter Valley Project (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Counsel to prepare and file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Motion to Intervene.

6.                   Resolution of Commendation for Raymond C. Johnson Years of Service with Public Works Dept. (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation for Raymond C. Johnson.

7.                   Resolution of Commendation for County Pharmacist Victoria Chan (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of Commendation for Victoria Chan.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 21, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

9.                   Amending County Code Relating to County Forestry Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2168.

District Attorney

10.               Request to Establish Overtime Account ($500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Allocation of Fiscal Services Supervisor Position in Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Emergency Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution extending the local emergency.

Information Services

13.               Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Law Enforcement Computer-Aided Dispatch, Records Management and Correctional Management Computer System

RECOMMENDATION: Cancel RFP released on June 14, 1996 and issue new RFP.


14.               Amendment to the 1996-97 and 1997-98 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-44.

Mental Health

15.               Request to Increase Allocation of Crisis Specialist Position from .5 FTE to 1.0 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

16.               Purchase of $30,000 Mobile Van for HIV Street Outreach

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase through from State Department of Health Services.

17.               Request for Petty Cash Fund ($200) for the Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 98-45.

18.               Conflict of Interest Code for the Public Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised Conflict of Interest Code.

Public Works

19.               Proposed Legislation to Codify Aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act and the Definitions Therein Which Pertain to Emergency Restoration

RECOMMENDATION: Support Senate Bill 8X (Johannessen).

20.               Change in Schedule for the Redway Underground Utility District

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind Resolution No. 97-29 and adopt Resolution No. 98-46.

21.               Assignment of Louisiana Pacific Corporation Hangar Lease to Security National Servicing Corporation for Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Hangar Lease Assignment.

22.               Transfer of $3,000 from the Contingency Fund to the Water Management Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer by a 4 to 1 vote with Supervisor Neely voting nay.


23.               Request to Establish Trust Fund to Receive and Hold Money for Maintenance and Replacement Costs of Battery Backup for Jail Emergency Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Trust Account 3883, Jail Equipment Replacement Fund.

24.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Five Security Screens for Patrol Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,600.

Social Services

25.               Request to Reallocate Two Staff Services Analyst II Positions (Data Processing) to Department Information System Technician and to Reallocate Four Staff Services Analyst II Positions (Data Processing) to Department Information Systems Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Allocation of Staff Services Analyst II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation for Employment Readiness Demonstration Project.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

27.               Schools Combined Request for Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes Issuance

RECOMMENDATION: Notify Eureka High School District, Eureka School District, Northern Humboldt Union High School District, and Redwoods Community College District and their bond attorneys that the Board will not act to authorize said Districts to issue TRANS.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Public Works Director Don Raffaelli for His Many Years of Service to the Citizens of Humboldt County (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

2.                   Resolution Commending Jacqueline Phippen for Her Years of Service (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1998 as Arthritis Education Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring April 1998 as Occupational Therapy Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring May 2, 1998 as North Coast Health Fair Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

6.                   Proclamation Declaring May 3-9, 1998 as Hire-A-Veteran Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

7.                   Proclamation Declaring April 28, 1998 as Workers Memorial Day (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

3.                   Solid Waste Bid Documents for the Bidding of the County Solid Waste System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve documents for operation of container sites and Redway Transfer Station and hauling of waste from Redway Transfer Station to authorized disposal site; adopt Resolution 98-47, calling for bids for operation of container sites and Redway Transfer Station and Hauling of waste from Redway Transfer Station to authorized disposal site and open bids on May 22, 1998 at 2:00 p.m.

Social Services

4.                   Work Force Development Vision and Developing of MOU Between Boards of Each Participating Organization to Develop a Coordinated Work Force System

RECOMMENDATION: Support planning and implementation by adopting Resolution No. 98-48.

Administrative Services

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

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


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

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


11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation Regarding Proposed Agreement with Humboldt Waste Management Authority for Transfer Station, Transport of Waste and Disposal Thereof (Supervisor Dixon)

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to CGC Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (One Case) (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Aldo Bongio told of an HSU professor teaching students how to not pay rent for six months.He asked the Board to look into this, and to say "enough is enough" to "give-away" social programs.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Morris Zone Reclassification; File 512-221-48; Case No. ZR-01-97; Fieldbrook

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the zone reclassification by adopting Ordinance No. 2169.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Formation of the Big Lagoon Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve formation by Adopting Resolution No. 98-49.

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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