TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Thomas Duncan of the Fieldbrook Community Church


1.                   Support of Assembly Bill 96 (Strom-Martin)--Transportation Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to State Senator Quentin Kopp with a copy to Dan Hauser.

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.                   Transfer from Courthouse Construction Contingency to Maintenance of Structures

RECOMMENDATION: Continued to June 30, 1998 by Order of the Chairman.

2.                   Certification of June 2, 1998 Primary Election

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the certification of the Registrar of Voters.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   New Policy of There Being No Board Meetings on the Fifth Tuesday of the Month

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt new policy.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 15, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 16, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

6.                   Supplemental Budget to be Expended on Title III Displaced Workers (EDWAA)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $539,886.

7.                   Job Training Partnership Act Title III Master Subgrant for Program Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign Subgrant No. G900168.

8.                   Job Training Partnership Act Title IIA/IIB/IIC Master Subgrant--Program Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign Subgrant No. G900109.

Mental Health

9.                   Final Amendment to Combined NNA and Drug/Medi-Cal Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign amendment and approve supplemental budget of $29,015.

10.               Amendment to Agreement Between the Mental Health and Public Health Departments for the Provision of Treatment and Education Services to Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Abuse Problems

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and supplemental budget of $14,488 to adjust the funding level for Fiscal Year 1997-98 due to an increase in Perinatal State General Funds and to the fact that the Healthy Moms Program is now billing regular Drug/Medi-Cal for services provided to individuals that are not eligible for Perinatal Drug/Medi-Cal.

11.               Three-Year Combined Negotiated Net Amount and Drug/Medi-Cal Contract for Alcohol and Drug Services with the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Mental Health Director to sign said contract.

12.               Amendment to Agreement with Regional Visitor Publications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment for updating of Kid's Guide to Humboldt County.


13.               Extension of Employment Eligibility List for Medical Clinic Assistant I, Road Maintenance Supervisor and Senior Legal Office Assistant for One Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Public Works

14.               Contract Amendment with City Garbage Company of eureka for the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in the Unincorporated Fieldbrook/Blue Lake Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to extend contract.


15.               Increase in Compensation for Senior Probation Officer of Twenty Salary Ranges Until Supervising Probation Officer Returns to Her Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for George Clohessy by a 4/5 vote.

Public Health

16.               Requested Position Changes for Existing Position Submitted as Part of the Fiscal Year 1998-99 Budget Process (Effective June 14, 1998)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve position changes as requested.

17.               Spruce Point Household Hazardous Waste Facility Phase One Environmental Assessment--Budget Unit 430, Division of Environmental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of the Public Health Department to sign the submitted Tiered Permitting Phase I Environmental Assessment Checklist.

18.               Contract for Project LEAN-USDA Nutrition Network Through June 30, 1999

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

Public Works

19.               Easement Deed, License Agreement, Avigation Easement, Subdivision Agreements, Conveyance and Agreement and Subdivision Map for Airport Business Park Subdivision Phase I; File Nos. 511-042-08 and 511-071-04 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve execution of said documents, accept offers of dedication and accept subdivision map for recordation.

20.               Right-of-Way Acquisition for Storm Damage Repair to Drake Hill Road

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by William H. and Cee Cee Hummel.

21.               Right-of way Acquisition for Storm Damage Repair to Drake Hill Road

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Paul Adams and Vinci Adams.

Social Services

22.               Phase I Child Care Services to All CalWorks Recipients Who are Referred by the Department of Social Services (DSS)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Humboldt Child Care Council to provide services.

23.               Agreement with the Employment Development Dept. for $224,407 Through June 30, 1999 to Provide Job Services to all Eligible CalWorks Participants Referred by DSS

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement.

24.               Contract for the Provision of Family Preservation Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

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)

3.                   Contract Amendment for Collection of Solid Waste (Unincorporated Ferndale)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract amendment with Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery (including the current rate scheduled as submitted in Exhibit B), refer to Clerk of the Board for scheduling of a public hearing in approximately 30 days to accept public comment on the proposed rate increase for additional can customers and table consideration of the proposed rate increase for additional can customers until the completion of the scheduled public hearing.

4.                   Solid Waste Agreements for the County Solid Waste System

RECOMMENDATION: Award the bids for the operation and maintenance of the Orick Container Site and the Northeastern Humboldt Container Sites to Humboldt Sanitation Company, Inc. effective October 1, 1998; and award the bids for the operation and maintenance of the Southern Container Sites and the Redway Transfer Station and for the hauling of waste from the Redway Transfer Station to the County's designated disposal facility to Eel River Disposal Company, Inc., effective October 1, 1998.


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

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


9:15 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Proposed Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve options submitted by the CAO, approve the net general fund budgets as submitted adopt the proposed budget and set the weeks of September 8 and 14, 1998 for budget hearings.

10:00 a.m. Social Services

2.                   Report on CalWORKs Implementation in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from Eloise Anderson Director of State Dept. of Social Services.

3.                   Humboldt County California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Plan Addendum for Truancy Requirements/Compliance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Plan for submittal to the State.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b); Significant Exposure to Litigation (One Case)

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.                   Bob Brown asked about gravel extraction and the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Committee.He asked what the appeal process is.He said the County should be begging to remove gravel from the Mad River at Hatchery Road.Michael Schwartz showed a video of a pepper spray incident that happened on October 3, 1998.Lisa Sanderson-Fox alleged that she was pepper sprayed in Fall 1998 by deputies of Humboldt County and the City of Eureka.She supports the settling of the pepper spray lawsuit through 1) the City and County permanently banning the use of chemical agents on non-violent protesters 2) all Eureka Police Department and Sheriff's Department deputies taking eight hours of non-violence training 3) the City and County paying the reasonable costs and attorney's fees of plaintiffs' lawyers and 4) plaintiffs' foregoing their right to compensation for damages.Terri Slanetz, a plaintiff in the pepper spray lawsuit supports the County settling the litigation by taking the actions supported above by Lisa Sanderson-Fox.Vernell Lundberg, a plaintiff in the pepper spray lawsuit supported the settling of the pepper spray lawsuit as stated above by Lisa Sanderson-Fox.Noel Tendrick said that the County should endorse the offer of settlement in the pepper spray lawsuit.Sam Neuwirth expressed frustration about only being allowed one and a half minutes for his public appearance.Jan Lundberg supports the offer of settlement in the pepper spray lawsuit.Michael Aucollie works as a counselor with children who have learning disabilities.He alleged that he has been threatened with pepper spray.Pepper Spray is not quicker nor safer when unlocking protesters.His relatives in other parts of the country say that the pepper spray actions paint an ugly face on Humboldt County.He supports the settling of the lawsuit as stated previously.Bud Tillinghast of Clergy for Common Ground wants to be helpful in mediating the divisiveness in the community.Ed Denson said that the settling of the lawsuit is the Board of Supervisors' decision--not its attorneys.He feels that the County should settle the lawsuit for financial and spiritual and financial reasons.Margaret Dickenson supports the settling of the lawsuit as previously stated.She believes that it is a magnanimous offer, and will prevent further national embarrassment and humiliation.Robert Cramer of Taxpayers for Headwaters supports that law enforcement personnel be given non-violence training.He is a graduate of the School of the Americas and served with the Seals in Viet Nam.The use of violence against non-violent protesters is totally inappropriate.Geoff Robinson a plumber and a senior in Environmental Studies at Humboldt State University supports the settling of the lawsuit because it would save taxpayers' money and make law enforcement more humane.(See scanned document for more.)


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County v. Okey; Assessor's Parcel No. 405-121-03X

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Determination that Issuing a Building Permit to Demolish Existing Office and Storage Buildings and to Use a Commercial Coach as a Temporary Office Building During Construction of a Replacement Office and Storage Building Conforms with County Zoning Regulations; MARY KEEHN, Applicant; File 511-321-22, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of May 1998

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of May 1998.

L.                   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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