TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1998

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and a 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.                   Payment to the Lawyers in the Flight Service Station Lawsuit

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize an additional $10,000 from the General Fund Contingency.

2.                   Revenue Recovery Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to review all legal options the County may have to protect its interest regarding diversion of Eel River water into the Russian River Basin.

4.                   Disposal of Excess Proceeds from Sale of Parcel No. 401-262-10

RECOMMENDATION: Exempt Mr. John R. Stokes from the 90-day waiting period for the payment of excess proceeds because there are no other possible claimants to the proceeds in question.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Resolution from the City of Arcata Requesting Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the State-Wide General Election to be Held November 3, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.

6.                   Resolution from the City of Fortuna Requesting Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the State-Wide General Election to be Held November 3, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.

Coroner-Public Administrator

7.                   Transfer of $885 for the Replacement of Three Broken Gurneys

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Information Services

8.                   Revised Class Description and Salary for Confidential Data Control Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class description and salary of 243.


9.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Unit 7, Law Enforcement Management

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-66 approving the MOU.

10.               Management & Confidential Employees/Elected & Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Approve compensation plans by adopting Resolution No. 98-67.

11.               Memorandum of Understanding with the County Attorneys' Association, Unit 5

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum by adoption Resolution No. 98-68.

Planning and Building

12.               Supplemental Budget Request for One-Stop Counter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplementalbudget of $36,000.


13.               Supplemental Budget of $18,872 for the Judicial Council Drug Court Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Health

14.               Fixed Assets for the Alternative Response Team Budget Unit 408

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of computer equipment for $1,000.

Public Works

15.               Storm Damage Repairs to Blue Slide Road, Project No. 971022

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change Order No. 5 pertaining to adequate drainage facilities.

16.               Construction of the Northern California Regional Center, Project No. 443000

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Danco Builders General Contractor.

17.               Support for Senate Bill 1477 (Kopp)--Road Maintenance Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Support said legislation.


18.               Livescan Agency and Applicant Fingerprint Response Subscriber Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Sheriff to sign agreements with the Justice Department.

19.               Purchase of Equipment for the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Purchase digital cameras, scanners and computer equipment for $9,500.

20.               Consolidation of the Office of Emergency Services and Sheriff Functions

RECOMMENDATION: By a unanimous vote, ratify the consolidation.

Social Services

21.               Purchase of Ergonomic Work Stations for CalWorks at a Cost of $21,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $21,000.

22.               TRENDS--June 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report for the Quarter ending June 1998.


1.                   Certificates of Appreciation Integrated Solid Waste Management Task Force Members (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Present members with certificates of appreciation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000-Road, Bridge, & Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Agree to Cooperate in a Regional Empowerment Zone Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-69.


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (None)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Jennifer Shoffner spoke in support of the Board of Supervisors adopting a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions and requested that this subject be placed on the Board's agenda for their consideration at a future meeting.Lee Brown quoted statistics on the high cost of alcohol and drug abuse.He stated that treatment programs for addicts work, but that jail does not.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Revision to Rates to be Changed by Eel River Disposal Company for the Collection of Additional Cans in the Unincorporated Ferndale Area of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Amend Ferndale unincorporated area franchise agreement with Eel River Disposal to incorporate revised rate schedule into current franchise agreement.


2.                   Application for Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the CAO to sign the application.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Economic Development and Planning and Technical Community Development Block Grant Applications

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolutions Nos. 98-70 through 98-72.

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.)

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.