9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

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

B.                  NON AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Second Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency as a Result of the December 8, 1996 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-3.

2.                   Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency as a Result of the December 28, 1996 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-4.

3.                   Request to Activate the Humboldt County Disaster Relief Fund to be Administered by the United Way of Humboldt County for the Purpose of Collecting and Disbursing Funds for Local Organizations Assisting Victims of the December 1996 Storms and Floods

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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.                   Resolution Affirming Total Additional Staff Requirement for Jail Phase I at 36.75 FTE and Jail Phase II at an Additional 28.50 FTE for a Total Staffing Level Upon Completion of Phase II and Discontinued Use of Existing Facility at 128.75 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-1.

Administrative Services

2.                   Contract for Purchase of Telephone System for Child Welfare Services and ISAWS

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Commercial Radio and Electronics.

3.                   Contract for Purchase of Courthouse Central Voice Mail System

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Commercial Radio and Electronics.


4.                   Extra-Help Extension for John Cook, Senior Accountant-Auditor

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension to 960 hours.

5.                   Extra-Help Extension for Alexa Ford, Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension to 960 hours.

6.                   Closure of General Ledger Trust Funds Effective January 7, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve closure of general ledger trust funds as listed on submitted Attachment A.

Board of Supervisors

7.                   Intervener Status with Eel-Russian River Commission Regarding PG&E License at Potter Valley (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to review process and make recommendations in the event that the County of Humboldt should deem it necessary to achieve Intervener Status.

8.                   Resolution Commending Supervisor Roy Heider for His Years of Service (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution presented at the Garberville Chamber's Appreciation night.

9.                   Appointment of Alternate to Community Economic Revitalization Team of California (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment of John Woolley as alternate.

10.               Appointment of Alternate to the North Coast Province Advisory Committee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment of John Woolley as alternate.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 9, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders.

12.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 10, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders.

District Attorney

13.               Request to Increase the Compensation of Victim Witness Program Specialist Joyce Moser as if Promoted to Victim Witness Program Coordinator Until Recruitment for Coordinator is Completed

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

14.               Contract for County Loan for Statewide Automated Child Support System Maintenance & Operation Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the California Department of Social Services.

Employment Training

15.               Agreement Amendment--Collecting, Analyzing & Dissemination of Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment to agreement with the Employment Development Department.


16.               Approval of Increase in Revenue for Immunization Program for Fiscal Year 1996-97 ($67,232)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in revenue and expenditure line items by ($67,232).

17.               Amendment to Contract for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act; HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract amendment with State Dept. of Health Services for $118,336 in CARE funds.

18.               Lease Agreement for Division of Environmental Health Offices at 100 H Street, Suite 100, in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement with Rynecki and Rynecki.

19.               Request to Establish Individual Expenditure Line Items in Budget Unit 408, Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line items by transferring funds.

20.               Contract Amendment with St. Joseph Health System for Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment extending terms to September 30, 1996.

Library Services

21.               Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project for General Literacy Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Mental Health

22.               Supplemental Budget for Alcohol & Other Drug Programs for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $31,800 (no general fund impact).

23.               Employment Agreements for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrists

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director, as part of the negotiation of employment agreements with Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrists, to negotiate the employee/employment status; and authorize Chair to sign Employment Agreement with Brenda Lightfoote-Young, M.D. effective January 20, 1997.

24.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Mental Health Case Manager Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

25.               Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facility for Residential Services for Up to 42 Clients

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


26.               Adoption of Confidential Class of Legal Analyst Position in the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-2.


27.               Funds to be Used for Juvenile Needs Assessment and Application for Board of Corrections Challenge Grant implementation Project and for Community Congress to Conduct Community Meetings to Obtain Input from Targeted Populations for Writing Challenge Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Trust Account in the amount of $46,773.

Public Guardian

28.               Request to Establish Professional and Special Services Line Item in the Amount of $130

RECOMMENDATION: Approve general fund cost to pay for the physical of a newly-hired employee.

Public Works

29.               Concept of a Grant Application to Design and Construct Improvements at the Fields Landing Boat Ramp

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant application concept.

30.               Purchase of an All-Wheel Drive Motor Grader from Barnes Tractor and Equipment Company

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at a Road Fund cost of $149,760.15.

31.               Supplemental Budget to Provide Increased Funding for Seismic Retrofit Portion of Contract for Jail Phase

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $222,337 (no additional General Fund cost).

32.               Addition to Motor Pool Vehicle Replacement Program for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve replacement of 3 additional Sheriff's Patrol type vehicles and increase appropriations by $69,000.


33.               Supplemental Budget of $7,500 for a Paper Cutter for Central Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and transfer $7,500 from Equipment Trust Fund.

Revenue Recovery

34.               Request to Establish Professional & Special Services Line Item in the Amount of $75

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to pay for the physical of a newly-hired employee.


35.               Substitute Appointment to Replace Correctional Officer Kenneth Yarbrough

RECOMMENDATION: Approve substitute appointment.

Social Services

36.               1996 Community-Based Family Resource Program Grant Through the Office of Child Abuse Prevention

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Application and Assurances form.

37.               Transfer of $10,815 from Communications Line Item to Telephone System Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer for award of bid for CWS/ISAWS telephone system.

Supplemental Item--Board of Supervisors

38.               Resolution Confirming Existence of a Local Emergency Due to Weather Conditions of December 28, 1996 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (None)

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Planning & Building

3.                   Exemption to Hiring Freeze for Two Senior Planner Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption to freeze and allow Department's to fill positions and any vacancies resulting from promotional appointments to the positions.

Coroner-Public Administrator

4.                   Allocation of Position and Exemption from Hiring Freeze for Deputy Coroner-Public Administrator Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

5.                   Request to Disallocate a Data Entry Operation Position and to Allocate a Fiscal Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

6.                   Report on Reductions in Grant Levels for Recipients of County General Relief

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

7.                   Exemption from Hiring Freeze for Program Manager II Position in Child Welfare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


8.                   Request to Exempt Various Positions from the Hiring Freeze and Approval of Allocation Changes

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions and allocation changes for Health Education Specialist I/II; Office Assistant I/II; Office Services Supervisor, Fiscal Assistant I/II; Office Assistant I/II, Environmental Health Technician I/II, Office Services Supervisor, Substance Abuse Counselor I/II and Environmental Health Technician I/II.

9.                   Increase in FTE of Half-Time Health Client Services Worker Position in Maternal and Child Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase to .60 FTE.

10.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Public Health Nurse Position for Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

County Counsel

11.               Ordinance Amending Section 316.2 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Agricultural Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on January 14, 1997.

Court Executive Officer

12.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Courtroom Clerk

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Administrative Office (CAO)

13.               Report on Proposed Legislation (None)


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

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


9:05 a.m. County Counsel

1.                   Code Revision Update--Presentation by Board of Realtors

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file update, receive presentation by Board of Realtors regarding their contribution in support of early public participation process; commit to completion of the preliminary public input process (or which the Board of Realtors is providing funding (funds are allocated in the County Counsel budget for this purpose); invite any other interested organizations or individuals to make any contribution possible, provide any direction or comments on the process outlined in submitted Attachment A; and direct contract counsel to continue revision process to completion.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   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 (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9--Bank of America v. County of Del Norte, County of Humboldt et al; Del Norte Superior Court No. 95-0081

I.                     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.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning & Building

1.                   Church of Latter-Day Saints APN 509-233-01 (McKinleyville Area); Appeal of the Director's Determination to Uphold the Non-Buildable Covenant Area on Central Avenue in McKinleyville in the Case of Four Parking Lot Pole Lights at the Church; 1855 Central Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the appeal, and allow the four parking lot pole lights in the Non-Building Covenant area.


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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