TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Scott Lemmon


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.                   Supplemental Budget for 1997-98--Womens' Health (Family Planning)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Health to review 1998-99 proposed budget for the program in view of the need for supplemental revenue in FY 1997-98 and consider modifications to either increase program income or decrease program expenditures to balance proposed budget.

Administrative Services

2.                   Amendment to Lease with Rosemarie Dinsmore--Mental Health Children's Service

RECOMMENDATION: Amend lease for a monthly rent of $8,568.60.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Ratification of Commendation for Alex Reid (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution.

4.                   Resolution Commending Jenny Wright for her Years of Service with the Probation Department (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for City Clerk Sally Goetz (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution for Mrs. Goetz's retirement from the City of Eureka.

6.                   Proclamation Declaring August 22, 1998 as Hot August Daze in Phillipsville (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Update of the McKinleyville Community Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation from committee member Archee Lynn Pettion.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 23, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

9.                   Transfer of $700 from Contingencies to Professional & Special Services Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer by a 4/5 vote.

District Attorney

10.               Standard Agreement with the State Board of Control for $120,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-61 for Victim/Witness Program funding.

11.               Request for Proposals (RFP) for a New Building for the Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County to circulate the RFP for finding lease space.

Mental Health

12.               Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant Renewal

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to submit renewal application.

13.               Transfer of $64,723 from Mental Health Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to Children's System of Care line items by a 4/5 vote.

14.               Allocation of a Half-Time Mental Health Maintenance Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation as proposed in the 1998-99 proposed budget.


15.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-62, regarding pay equity adjustments.


16.               Public Hearing for Law Enforcement Block Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on July 28, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

Public Health

17.               Use Agreement with the McKinleyville Seventh-Day Adventist Church

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for space for the WIC Clinic in McKinleyville.

18.               Position Allocation Changes Within the WIC Program Budget Unit 415

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate two .64 FTE Nutrition Aide positions and allocate one FTE Nutrition Aide position.

19.               Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98 for Women's Health Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget (no general fund impact).

Public Works

20.               Ordinance Relating to Parking of Vehicles on County Roads in Shelter Cove

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading, and adopt on July 28, 1998.

21.               Storm Damage Repair on Blue Slide Road--Easement from Diamond R Ranch

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed, and approve agreement for $954.

22.               Storm Damage Repair on Blue Slide Road--Easement from the Renners

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed from Ronald and Maralyn Renner for $6,863.

Employment Training

23.               Budget for Special Displaced Workers Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Budget Unit 582 for $150,000.

Social Services

24.               Contract Providing Cal-Learn Case Management Services to Eligible Participants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council up to $128,700.

25.               Family Preservation and Support Program--Contract with the Eureka City Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contract to June 30, 1999.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Jail, Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

Social Services

3.                   Application for Funding for Permanency Planning Mediation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Go on record in support of said application, with no new General Fund Costs for the Project and to support continuation of project using savings and/or resources developed by Social Services to extent feasible on grant expiration.


4.                   Establishing a Benefit Assessment for the Weott Lighting Maintenance District

RECOMMENDATION: Sitting as District Commissioners, adopt Resolution 98-63, calling for Property Owner's election on resolution adopting special assessment for adequate street lighting and hold public hearing on Sept. 1, 1998 for counting ballots.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Redwood National and State Parks

RECOMMENDATION: Tentatively schedule a tour for Thursday, July 30, 1998.


1.                   Requests for Board Member Travel at County Expense (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Supervisor Neely to attend NACo Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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


9:05 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by Phyllis Lammers of North Coast Almanacs Regarding the Study of Economic Impact of Humboldt County Forest Products Industry (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

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

2.                   County Competitive Bidding Process Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy by a 4 to 1 vote with Supervisor Dixon dissenting.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  McNamara and Peepe Corporation, Debtor.  Case No. 84-10550, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California--Entered into a stipulation with William B.Grover, Trustee in Bankruptcy 

2.                   Off-Agenda Item--Conference with Legal Counsel--Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Section 54956.9(c)(One Case)--Referred this matter to the Community Assistance Unit 

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.                   Mr. John Strand strongly supported that there be plans in place to address general breakdowns of computer systems.  Said plans should involve education and reactive groups.  He believes that "time is sometimes often wasted” and that "we should not do nothing and then wait to react."

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.