TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1998

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.                   Amendment to the Conflict of Interest Code for the County Administrative Office

RECOMMENDATION: Delete Clerk of the Board position from financial disclosure requirements.

Administrative Services

2.                   Request to Authorize the Purchasing Agent to Sign Leases for Polling Places

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 98-52.


3.                   Establishing Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 1998-99 at $46,643,319

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-53.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Letter of Appreciation on Resignation of John LaBoyteaux from the Agricultural Advisory Committee and Resource Conservation District Board of Directors (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation and send letter of appreciation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring September 5, 1998 as Big Foot Days (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 12, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

7.                   Contract for Postmortem Examinations (Upon Receipt of Insurance Documents)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract, as conditioned, with the Forensic Group, Inc.

Court Executive Office

8.                   Adoption of Court Classes into Classification Plan and Reallocation of Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Planning and Building

9.                   Disbursement Request:McKinleyville Inland Parkland Trust Fund No. 3713

RECOMMENDATION: Find that funds will be used consistent with Quimby Act requirements and direct Auditor-Controller to issue a warrant of $1,297.33 to reimburse the McKinleyville Community Services District for improvements already made to the Hiller Sports Site.

Public Health

10.               Purchase of Two Computer Systems for the Immunization Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for $4,000.

11.               Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Contract for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

12.               Support for Penal Code Revision to Facilitate Prosecution of Illegal Trash Dumping

RECOMMENDATION: Support revision by adopting Resolution No. 98-54.

13.               Upgrade in replacement of Vehicle No. 03200 A Nissan Sentra

RECOMMENDATION: Replace from a 1/4-ton pickup to a four-door, four-wheel drive.

14.               Provider Agreement--Targeted Case Management for FY's 1998, 1999 and 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Health Services.

Public Works

15.               Transportation Development Claim for $699,937

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said claim.

16.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Maintenance of Hiltons Road (Portion)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Redwood National Park.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($1,400) for Five Counties Conservation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for Water Management revenue.

18.               Establishment of 30 MPH Speed Limit on Redway Dr. and Briceland Thorne Rd.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2170.

19.               Burlwood Lane Subdivision, File No. 516-241-32 Warren Creek (Arcata Area)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

20.               Ordinance Establishing a 45 MPH Speed Limit on Waddington Road in Ferndale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2171.

21.               Ordinance Restricting Parking on Redwood Drive Between Redway Drive and Briceland-Throne Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2172 and refer additional amendments to staff.

22.               Lease Agreement with Skywest Airlines for Service at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.


23.               Substitute Appointment for Jail Compliance Officer Until Incumbent Returns

RECOMMENDATION: Approve substitute appointment.

24.               Operating and Financial Plan for Controlled Substances

RECOMMENDATION: Sign Plan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

Social Sciences

25.               Installation of Computer Upgrade Package to Support CalWorks Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for $3,800.

26.               Purchase of Computer Workstation for $2,685

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 1998 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Keep Toxic Materials Out of the Water Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for June 5-12, 1998.

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.                   Exception to Section 906 of Streets & Highways Code for Airport Business Park

RECOMMENDATION: Grant an exception to 29 feet for privately-maintained road.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

4.                   Providing for Issuance and Sale of Tax Revenue and Anticipation Notes

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-55 and authorize Chair to approve the form of the Preliminary Official Statement and to sign the Contract of Purchase.


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance


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

1.                   Status Report on the 1998-99 Budget Process

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that all options submitted by staff be kept "on the Table" at this time.


2.                   Northern California Regional Treatment Center/Department Reorganization

RECOMMENDATION: Approve department reorganization as recommended in report.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Update on Eel River Diversion at Potter Valley Project (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Support the flow recommendations submitted by the Round Valley Tribes and Cal Trout authorizing the Chair to sign letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding PG&E Notice of Filing, and authorize the Chair to sign letter to FERC regarding the Scoping Sessions.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   May 19, 1998 -- Significant Exposure for Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) (One Case) (No Final Action Taken)

3.                   May 20, 1998 -- Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Final Action Taken)

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (Not Required)

5.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (Not Required)

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.                   Charles Day alleged that Governor Wilson is getting "kickbacks" from illegal contracts that did not go out to bid.He urged the Board to investigate this matter.He also encouraged the electorate to vote yes on Proposition 224.Aldo Bongio is amazed at the type of people he is seeing on the streets of Humboldt County.He is "unhappy as heck" about there being so many programs.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County v. Okey File No. 405-121-03X

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule this item for the meeting of Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

2.                   Humboldt County v. Bartow, Steeves and Davis File No. 508-341-50

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate by 8/24/98.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to Monday June 15, 1998 at 1:00 p.m.

Planning and Building

2.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Determination that a Proposed Development is Categorically Excluded from the Requirements to Secure a Coastal Development Permit File No. 507-162-10, Case No. CDP-61-95a; SUN VALLEY FLORAL FARMS Arcata Area

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal, direct Planning staff to review the Intensive Agriculture Use Type and update the County Zoning Regulations.

L.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Months of March and April

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the months of March and April.

M.                 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.