TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Chaplain Wesley Powell of the Eureka Police Department


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: Approve the transfer of $20,000.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution for Ratification of Wildwood Days (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve ratification of resolution.

3.                   Resolution for Retirement from the California Highway Patrol for John Lutzow (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation for John Lutzow.

4.                   Proposition 215 Committee Report (Medical Use of Marijuana) Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct appropriate departments to review and comment on the report.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Requesting Consolidation of Municipal Election with State Wide General Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request from the City of Blue Lake as conditioned.

6.                   Resignation of Bonnie Green from the Status of Women Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resignation, post the vacancy and issue press release.

7.                   Resignation from, and Appointment to, the Whole Child Interagency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Cindy Schultz's resignation, and appoint Bonnie Orris.

8.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of June 22, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

District Attorney

9.                   Increase in Compensation for Fiscal Assistant Candee Benson as if She Were Promoted to the Classification of Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in compensation.

Employment Training

10.               1997-98 Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Education

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Mental Health

11.               Provision of Employment and Independent Living Services for Persons with Severe Psychiatric Disabilities--Contracts with the State Department of Rehabilitation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve case service contracts, and adopt Resolution No. 98-59.


12.               Contract with Del Norte County for the Accommodations for its Juvenile Wards

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the Bar-O-Boys Ranch Agreement.

13.               Youth Authority Contract for Diagnostic Studies

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Public Guardian

14.               Providing of Services as the LPS Conservator for Residents of Del Norte County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Del Norte County Mental Health Department.

Public Health

15.               Purchase of Computer Equipment for the Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,000.

16.               Supplemental Budget of $2,600 for Integrated Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Repayment to General Fund for Relocation Costs of People from South Spit to Safe, Healthy Housing--September 1997 Through October 1997 ($71,461)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and transfer to Contingency Fund.

18.               Contract Amendment for Provision of Jail Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with California Forensics Medical Group.

Public Works

19.               Annual Adjustment of the Funds Pledged by the Public Works Department to Complete Reclamation of Rock and Gravel Quarry Sites

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-60.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed from Kevin E. and Laura M. Sanders.

21.               Supplemental to Local Agency-State Agreement for Federal-Aid Project No. 01-5904, BRLS-5904 (016) for Project No. 940167, Construction of Davis Creek Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said supplement agreement.

Risk Manager

22.               Claims Report for the Months of January, February and March 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Review, receive and file report.

Supplemental- Mental Health

23.               Amendment to Mental Health Physicians' Employment Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Mental Health Director to amend current Mental Health Physicians' Employment Agreement to allow physicians the choice of reimbursement for required medical licensure renewal instead of required Continuing Medical Education (CME) expenses.

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.                   Administration of the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team (CHERT) and the Status of the Surface Mining Advisory Committee (SMAC)

RECOMMENDATION: Change committee to a standing committee, appoint D. Halligan CHERT Administrator, direct staff to amend Resolution 96-37 that created CHERT, Resolution 97-40 governing SMAC and Interim Monitoring Program and Adaptive Management Practices for Gravel Removal from Lower Eel and Van Duzen Rivers, and bring back to Board for action.

Community Assistance Unit (CAO)

4.                   Allocation of an Additional District Attorney's Investigator Position for the CAU

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation (extra-help) by 4 to 1 vote with Supervisor Kirk dissenting.


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

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


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

1.                   Utilization of South Spit

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report from Mark Wheetley of State Coastal Conservancy and Lynda Roush of Bureau of Land Management regarding implementation of South Spit Management Plan; Support Federal Acquisition of South Spit private properties by BLM and/or USF & WS; and direct staff to evaluate options for County property to be deeded to BLM.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificates of Appreciation to 1997-98 Grand Jury Members (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certificates.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   County Competitive Bidding Process Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of July 14, 1998.

11:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Southern Humboldt Community Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)

RECOMMENDATION: Deny request to form said council.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

H.                  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.


I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   1998 Community Development Block Grant Program--Applications for Economic Development Allocation and Planning and Technical Assistance

RECOMMENDATION: Allow staff to continue the CDBG process for the 1998 year.

J.                   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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