TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Dewey L. Davis of the Redwood Christian Center

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (See Section H)

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 in Willow Creek--Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce for $6,600.

2.                   Transfer to Establish Sufficient Contingency Funds to Enable the Transfer to Fund Elections Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $50,000 from Administration Charges to Social Services.

Administrative Services

3.                   Transfer from Contingency Fund to Fund Projected Primary Election Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $52,000.

4.                   Authorization to Purchase Certain Local Telephone Services from Pacific Bell

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Authorization to Purchase.

Agricultural Commissioner

5.                   One-Time Increased Reimbursement of $39,123 from Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fuel Account

RECOMMENDATION: Establish supplemental budget in the amount of $39,123.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Letter of Support to Representative Frank Riggs For the Sake of the Salmon Watershed Coordinator Program (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support to Representative Frank Riggs.

7.                   Letter of Resignation from James Kiogima to the Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to James Kiogima.

District Attorney

8.                   Supplemental Budget ($9,350) for Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Information Services

9.                   Contract for Helpdesk Expert Automation Tool and Asset Manager Software

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contract with Bendata, Inc.

Mental Health

10.               Contract with Community-Based Specialty Mental Health Providers for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with Pauline Baefsky, Ph.D.; Catholic Charities; Niki Delson, L.C.S.W.; Thomas Harper, M.D.; and Herb Tanenhaus, M.D.

11.               Agreement with Crestwood Hospitals Inc. for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

12.               Inpatient Care Agreement with Del Norte County for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


13.               Renewal of Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

14.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME), Providing a Salary Adjustment for the Classification of Plan Checker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment by adopting Resolution No. 98-51.

Public Health

15.               Child Care Worker Position No. 2--Change Allocation from 1.0 FTE to .80 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Approval of a 30-Range Increase in Compensation Effective February 1, 1998 for Elizabeth Citrino While Performing Additional Duties Related to Solid Waste Franchise and Container Site Contracts and as Staff Liaison to the County Waste Management Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

17.               Ordinance Establishing a 45 MPH Speed Limit on Waddington Road

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading and adopt on May 26, 1998.

18.               Ordinance Restricting Parking on Redwood Drive Between Redway Drive and Briceland-Thorne Road

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading and adopt on May 26, 1998.

19.               Request to Declare Unit 93850 (1990 Flaherty Chip Spreader) as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

20.               Award of Contract for Waterline Construction and Fire Hydrant Replacement at Arcata-Airport, Project No. 911848

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Mt. Lassen Cinder Company.

21.               Exchange of Construction Funds for Unrestricted Road Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with CalTrans to provide for $536,382 to be receipted into the Road Fund.


22.               Establishment of Trust Funds for the Distribution of Funds Allocated to the Humboldt County Abandoned Vehicle Authority by the State Controller's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Establish trust funds for the governmental entities of the Humboldt County Sheriff and the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Fortuna and Rio Dell.

23.               1997-98 Budget Review for Budget Units 1100-221, 1100-243 and 1100-244

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer through Contingencies in the amount of $79,472.

24.               Purchase of Support Equipment, Maintenance and installation of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System in the Amount of $20,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

25.               Disallocation of Two Eligibility Worker II Positions; Allocation of One Eligibility Supervisor and One Eligibility Worker III Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1998 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring May 17-23, 1998 as Emergency Medical Services Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1998 as Arts Scholars Month and May 19, 1998 as California Arts Scholars Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1998 as Motorcycle Awareness Month (Supervisor Rodoni)

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)

Mental Health

3.                   Contract for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign said contract.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Assembly Bill 2594 (Wright)--Repeat Offender Prevention Project

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Chief Probation Officer, and support the legislation.


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)


9:20 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Introduction of the Rotary GSE Team from Austria by Eureka Rotary Club by Jim Hoff of the Eureka Rotary Club (Supervisor Neely) (No Action Required)


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation by Chief Ken Vollenweider, Samoa Peninsula Fire Protection District on the Concept of a Joint Private/Public Regional Training Facility (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Pull from the agenda.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Report from the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request for a voice-mail telephone line to the 1998-1999 Budget Process.

10:45 a.m. Auditor Controller

4.                   County of Humboldt Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file audit report of David L. Moonie & Company CPAs.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Session Held)

2.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Final Action Taken on 5/12/98 Closed Session)

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

4.                   OFF-AGENDA ITEM-- Significant Exposure for Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) (One Case) (No Final Action Taken)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. (None)

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.



Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County v. Arrighi and Bayles; Assessor's Parcel No. 81-042-20Y

RECOMMENDATION: Pull from agenda.

2.                   Humboldt County v. McCanless; Assessor's Parcel No. 106-061-44

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate.(Supervisor Rodoni abstained on this item.)

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.)

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.