TUESDAY, MAY 05, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Mark Worthington of the Apostolic Faith Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS

1.                   Letters of Support to Assembly Members Sweeney and Strom-Martin for House Resolution 58, Which Requests Attorney General to Investigate Anti-Competitive Gas Pricing in California and Letter of Support to Senator Boxer for Her Efforts to Get the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Gas Pricing in California (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters of support.

2.                   Dell'Arte Grant Application for Reader's Digest Funds (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

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.                   U.S. Department of Agriculture Lease of County Office Space at Spruce Point

RECOMMENDATION: Amend lease to add 162 square feet for new computer system.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Appointment to Surface Mining Advisory Committee (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Bryan Furman as a Supervisorial District 1 representative.


3.                   Request for Fixed-Asset Line Item ($3,700) for the Purchase of New Photocopier

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Employment Training

4.                   Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative (Option 9) Project Solicitations

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proposals into the Overall Economic Development Plan.

5.                   Cooperative Agreement ($26,000) with the State Department of Education

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to receive additional funding for standardizing the educational curriculum of industrial technology programs in all County High Schools.


6.                   Contract with GEAC Providers of the Library's Circulation Computer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to contract and authorize Chair to sign same.

Mental Health

7.                   Repayment of $99,287 to the State Department of Mental Health for the Cost Report Settlement for Fiscal Year 1995-96 for Short-Doyle/Medi-Cal Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve repayment by transfer from Mental Health Contingency.

Planning and Building

8.                   Geologist Services and Coastal Conservancy Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $16,700.

Public Health

9.                   Request to Establish New Accounts and to Transfer Funds from the Women's Health Donation Account to the Family Planning Account ($621)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

10.               Storm Damage Repair on Shelter Cove Road

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Grant Deed executed by Florence Bedell to the County.


11.               Application to Department of Boating & Waterways for Financial Aid--1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Sheriff's signing of the application on April 20, 1998.

12.               Operating and Financial Plan Agreement with the United States Forest Services

RECOMMENDATION: Renew agreement for added law enforcement patrol in campgrounds.

13.               Supplemental Budget to Reimburse for Cost of Computer Forms for Civil Section

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,870.

Social Services

14.               Recruit, Train and Support CalWORKS Recipients to Become Licensed Family Child Care Home Providers or as Trained, Exempt Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

15.               TRENDS March 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report for the quarter ending March 1998.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

16.               Providing for Issuance and Sales of Tax Revenue and Anticipation Notes 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Leifer Capital for municipal financing consultant services, Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth as Bond Counsel and Hawkins, Delafield & Wood as Disclosure Counsel.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Helen Jacomella (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution in recognition of service to Humboldt County.

2.                   Resolution Mental Health Month and Children's Mental Health Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1998 as Employee Health and Fitness Month (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring May 7, 1998 as a National Day of Prayer (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1998 as Older Americans Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Jail, Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action required (if necessary).

Administrative Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with P.W.M. Inc.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Law Enforcement Cabinet Grant Proposal (See Agenda No. E-5 below)

RECOMMENDATION: Require that any grant proposal first be reviewed by either the CAO or County Counsel before it is submitted and that a copy be filed with the Clerk of the Board.

Law Enforcement Cabinet

5.                   Community Oriented Police Services--Making Officer Redeployment Effective Grant Proposal to Justice Department

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant proposal as conditioned in No. E-4.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment of At-Large Member to the County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Bruce Emad by a 4-1 vote (Supervisor Woolley dissented).


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

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


9:30 a.m. Public Health

1.                   Status of Department of Public Health's Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report from Sheri Johnson, Program Coordinator.

10:45 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Grant Funding Application for Annie & Mary Trail Project (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support application by adopting Resolution No. 98-50.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive presentation by ECDC Environmental representatives.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

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

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.                   Jan Kraepelian spoke of his concerns about the continued activities of Pacific Lumber Company in the Freshwater area.He informed the Board that there is a meeting and tour scheduled by Pacific Lumber for Saturday, May 5, 1998 on their property in Freshwater.He also requested that the Board send a letter to the California Board of Forestry.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County v. Lester Jake, Assessor's Parcel No. 510-131-16

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

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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