9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor W. Clayton Ford of the First Baptist Church in Arcata


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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution and Letter of Support Regarding Execution of a Grant Contract with the California Arts Council (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-8.

2.                   Letter of Support for Award of Merit to Humboldt County Historical Society (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 7, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders.

4.                   Reappointments to the Planning Commission--First District and At-Large Representative

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Garret H. Smith and Mary Gearheart with terms to expire on January 31, 2001.

Court Executive Officer

5.                   Increase in Compensation of 20 Salary Ranges for Senior Office Assistant Betty Finley Until the Position of Jury Commissioner has been Reclassified as Part of the Court Consolidation Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in compensation.

Emergency Services

6.                   Local Emergency as a Result of the December 8, 1996 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-9.

7.                   Local Emergency as a Result of the December 28, 1996 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Approve second extension by adopting Resolution No. 97-10.

Employment Training

8.                   Purchase of 25 Ergonomic AnthroCart Computer Tables from Anthro Technology Furniture at $6,204.28

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at no additional County cost (cost includes 40% discount).


9.                   Purchase of Fixed Asset Television/VCR Combination for Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $600 (no additional County cost).

10.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Fiscal Assistant I/II Position and Request to Allow a Substitute Appointment

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption and approve substitute appointment.

11.               Lease with Jack Retzloff for Office Space Located at 712 4th Street in Eureka (Maternal & Child Health)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

Mental Health

12.               Extra-Help Extension for David Halonski Psychiatric Nurse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension from 960 hours to 1440 hours.

13.               Agreement with Diane Shaktman M.D. for Psychiatric Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

14.               Contract for Alcohol and Other Drug Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Humboldt Women for Shelter.

15.               Dual Diagnosis Grant Application to State Dept. of Mental Health/State Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of application.


16.               Transfer of $5,000 to Cover Increased Cost of Three Vehicles for Juvenile Repeat Offender Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer (no additional County Cost).

Public Works

17.               DeMello Dike Repairs

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Send letter of request to USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (RGS) in regard to the DeMello Levee; 2) authorize Chair to execute agreements with RCS to provide 75% of funding after said agreement is approved by County Counsel 3) authorize Chair to execute agreement with DeMellos whereby they will assume all conditions placed on County by the RCS and 4) authorize sending of letter to Humboldt County Resource Conservation District asking them to please find a means of becoming local sponsor on these projects.


18.               Request that Real Property Division and County Counsel be Directed to Proceed in Negotiation with McKinleyville Community Services District for County Law Enforcement Offices to be Located Within a Building in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

19.               Transfer of $1,200 for the Purchase of Two Netports and One Uninterruptible Power Supply

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer (no additional County cost).

Supplemental Item--Assessor

20.               Urgency Ordinance Relating to the Application for Reassessment of Damaged or Destroyed Taxable Property as a Result of the Flooding of December 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2140.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (None)

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of Two Private Sector Representatives to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Judith Davis and Suzi Fregeau.

Public Works

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

3.                   Standing Agenda item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

4.                   Lease Agreement with Redwood Flying Club for Office Space at Murray Field Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of January 28, 1997.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

6.                   1996-97 Mid-Year Budget Report and Modifications

RECOMMENDATION: Reduce budget by $1,200,000 without decreasing salaries or eliminating filled positions at this time, and hold study session on 1997-98 budget parameters on Monday February 10, 1997 at 1:30 p.m.


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

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


9:05 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Report from Small Business Administration (SBA) on Local Assistance for Storm Damage

RECOMMENDATION: Receive brief report from SBA representative.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

I.                     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.



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.