9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Bob Atkinson of the Campton Heights Baptist Church in Fortuna


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.                   Amendment to Inter-Agency Agreement with the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt amendment to allow County to expedite lending of CDBG funds before expiration date.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Commending Julie Fulkerson for Her Years of Service (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   1997 Operating Budget for the Humboldt County Fair Association

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget and authorize Chair and County Clerk to sign same.

4.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of November 12, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

5.                   Appointment of Members to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Willard Foote, Kathy Kendall and Pat Vanderklis.

6.                   Appointment of Bonnie Green as At-Large Member of the Status of Women Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 1997.

7.                   Appointment of Members to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Melody Flores, Kathy Pearl and Audrey Shears with terms to expire January 14, 2000.

County Counsel

8.                   Reallocation of Paralegal I/II Position to Legal Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

9.                   Ordinance Amending Section 3162 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Agricultural Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2138.

Employment Training

10.               Purchase of ActivPro Administration Software in the Amount of $1,500 (No General Fund Cost)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


11.               Agreements for Providing Disaster Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Health Officer to sign agreements with providers.

12.               Purchase of Alarm System Sensaphone 1108 and Desk-Top Monitoring System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in the amount of $713 (no additional General Fund cost).

13.               Increase in FTE of a .75 FTE Public Health Position in Maternal & Child Health Division to 1.0 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase (no additional County cost).

Information Services

14.               Allocation of Senior Applications Programmer/Analyst in Budget Unit 267 (Recorder-Record Conversion)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Library Services

15.               Library Services and Construction Act Awards of $5,000 Each to Purchase Children's Materials and to Provide a Grandparents and Books Program in Main, Rio Dell and McKinleyville Libraries

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the awards.

Mental Health

16.               Extra-Help Extensions for Marilyn Lowery, Mental Health Worker, Kathy Martin, Crisis Specialist and Geerdina KingMental Health Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.


17.               Amendment to 1996-97 and 1997-98 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-5.

18.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Providing Pay Equity Salary Adjustments for Certain AFSCME Classes

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-6 and authorize Chair to sign amendment to MOU.

Public Works

19.               Request to Adopt a Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Goal of Ten Percent (10%) for 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and direct Clerk of the Board to publish notice.

20.               Construction of Price Creek Bridge Project No. 940045

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Griggs Corporation General Contractor.

21.               Standard Park Agreement with Camp Host(s)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Agreement as County's authorized representative.

22.               Extra-Help Extension for Larry Harvey--Roads Engineering Division

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension to 960 hours.


23.               Extra Help Extensions for Pam Cone and Glenda Williams Legal Office Assistants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

24.               Allocation of 2 Sheriff's Sergeant Positions and 1 Deputy Sheriff I/II Position; Disallocation of 1 Sheriff's Investigator Position and Two Deputy Sheriff I/II Positions in Budget Unit 1100-221; and Waiver of Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

25.               Contract with the University of California, Davis for the Provision of Training to Social Work Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract in the amount of $8,100.

26.               Contract with the University of California, Davis for the Provision of Training to Income Maintenance Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract in the amount of $56,700.

27.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Vocational Counselor I Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption (meets minimum match requirements).

Supplemental Agenda Items--Administrative Services

28.               Contract for Telephone Systems for Child Welfare Services and ISAWS

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Commercial Radio & Electronics.

29.               Contract for Courthouse Central Voice Mail System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Commercial Radio & Electronics.

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)

3.                   Storm Damage Repairs to Golden Gate Drive Project No. 960004

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Jim Adams Construction General Contractor.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of Four (4) Members to Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Earl Ambrosini, Bernard Bush, John LaBoyteaux and Jack Russ with terms to expire on the last Friday of November 2000.

6.                   Appointment of Second District Member to the Humboldt County Fish & Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Johanna Rodoni with term to expire on June 30, 1998.

7.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards and Commissions for Calendar Year 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various entities for Calendar Year 1997.


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

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


9:05 a.m. Mental Health

1.                   Preliminary Letter of Intent to Participate as the Mental Health Plan in Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Phase II Pending Settlement of Implementation Issues

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to submit said letter, and adopt Resolution No. 97-7.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

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 1:45 PM

Planning and Building

1.                   Moser-Hunt Sand Pointe Zoning Reclassification Major Subdivision Conditional Use, and Coastal Development Permits File No. APN 511-011-14; Case Nos. ZR-18-94, FMS 11-94, CUP 22-94; STEVE MOSER, BRIAN HUNT, AND CINDI HUNT, Applicants, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2139.

K.                  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.