TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Farrell Starr of the 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.                   Operation of Tourist Information Booth during Fiscal Year 1997-98 ($6,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Orick Chamber of Commerce.

2.                   Transfer of Realignment Funds from Health Department Subaccount to Provide Funding for Child Welfare Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on May 26, 1998.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Declaring Sunday June 21, 1998 as a Day of Celebration of the 50th Annual Father's Day Parade in Orleans (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 28, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Office

5.                   Allocation of Two Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize and approve allocation of two 1.0 FTE Information Systems Technician positions (Salary Range 254 Class 0761) in Budget Unit 216.

District Attorney

6.                   Establishment of Budget Unit 255 Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget unit in the amount of $20,196.

Emergency Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution extending the local emergency.

Employment Training

8.                   Memorandum of Understanding with the Employment Development Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum for the Job Center.

9.                   1998-2000 Coordinated Services Strategy with the Employment Development Department

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign strategy document.

Mental Health

10.               Revised Class Description and Salary for Various Management Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Recommendations 1 through 7 in submitted report.

11.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Senior Medical Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase of ten ranges for Glenna Wright.

12.               Allocation of 1.0 FTE Mental Health Worker Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the allocation request.

Planning and Building

13.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Building Inspector II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase of fourteen ranges for John Roberts.

Public Health

14.               Extra-Help ($3,500) for Tracking Software for the Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

15.               Agreement for Summer Crossing at Worswick Gravel Bar on the Lower Eel River

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Drake Materials Inc.

16.               Establishment of 30 MPH Speed Limit on Redway Dr. and Briceland-Thorne Road

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance for adoption and approve supplemental Traffic & Engineering study to reaffirm prima facie speed limits established on Redwood Drive in 1992.

Social Services

17.               Contract to Provide Training to Child Welfare Social Work Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the University of California, Davis.

18.               Reallocate Staff Services Analyst I Position to Staff Services Analyst II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

D.                  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)


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Supervisor Rodoni reported on the meeting he attended in Ukiah on Proposition 215 implementation.

3.                   Illegal Encampments in Southern Humboldt County (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Request CAO to convene meeting of various agencies having role in property ownership or clean-up such as Public Works, Health State Parks, CalTrans, CDF, County Counsel and other appropriate parties to recommend a course of action to clean up campsites and to see that the illegal encampments cease and desist.


9:15 a.m. Employment Training

1.                   Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Act Request for Applications (Due for Submission May 15, 1998)

RECOMMENDATION: Support in concept the grant application submitted to joint management team comprised of State health and Welfare Agency, Trade and Commerce Agency, Chancellor's Office of Community Colleges and State Dept. of Education.

9:45 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Transfer of $100,000 from the County's General Fund Contingency to the Courts County-Funded Budget Unit No. 1100-250

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize and approve transfer to various line items in Budget Unit 250, and direct CAO to meet with Courts to develop guidelines to review and monitor the expenditures of these county funds.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

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 Representatives and Unrepresented Employees (No Session)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No Session)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9[a]); Save the Redwoods League v. The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County.Case No. CP9700798 (Reschedule for May 26, 1998)

5.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM-- Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Government Code Section - 54956.9{a}). Headwaters Forest Defense et al V. County of Humboldt et al., No. C-97-3989-VRW (No Final Action Taken)

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 told of things he had observed while watching courtroom proceedings.Martin Hoover told of possibilities of building million-dollar homes in certain areas of Humboldt County.

I.                     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.