9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Jerry Fox of the Arcata United Methodist Church


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.                   Contract with Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District for Southern Humboldt Senior Care Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopted Resolution No. 97-22 and authorized Chair to sign contract.

2.                   Trial Court Funding Resolution Opting in the Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Adopted Resolution No. 97-23.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Penalty Assessed Against Big Oil & Tire Company for Non-Compliance with Underground Tank Laws (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule to February 25, 1997.

4.                   Resolution of Support for Pacific Fishery Management Council re Long Term Management to the Fixed Gear Black Cod Fishery (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopted Resolution No. 97-24; directed staff to send copies of the resolution to the list attached.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 4, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Office

6.                   Appointment of Interim Marshal to the Humboldt Superior & Municipal Court

RECOMMENDATION: Approve status change of Dana Burr authorized compensation for Mr. Burr to remain "Y" rated for amount he received as elected Marshal and with benefits the same as appointed Department head, with the effective date as January 3, 1997.

Elections Division

7.                   Rental Agreements for the Polling Place for the March 4, 1997 Special Recall Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized Chair to sign rental agreements.

8.                   Appointment of Ronald Stahl to the Board of Directors of the Garberville Sanitary District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

Emergency Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-25.

Mental Health

10.               Corrections to the Mental Health Personnel Allocation Effective July 1, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve corrections as requested in agenda item transmittal.

Public Works

11.               Savings Account Established by Wayne Hooper Trucking as a Surety for Performance of Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized Chair to sign Memorandum with Wayne Hooper Trucking.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

12.               Auction of Tax-Defaulted Properties

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Resolution No. 97-26 for sale of properties tax-defaulted subject to sale.

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 (if required)


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


Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports.

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports.

3.                   Reestablishment of Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint the following:Bill O'Neill, Tom Dinsmore, Kelly Helstrom, Aldaron Laird, Lewis Klein, Jim Cook, Jack Noble, Rob McLaughlin, Ken Wallan, and Ted Schuette to serve on the Surface Mining and Reclamation Advisory Committee.

4.                   Consideration of Board Order E-3 from December 3, 1996 Meeting Entitled Request from Taxpayers for Headwaters that the Board of Supervisors' Consider Non-Violence Training for Officers and the Formation of a Citizens' Review Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order of 12/3/96 with the following clarification added: "...In addition to those directions indicated in the 12/3/96 Board Order this Board refer to the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission the request that a Citizen's Police Review Board be established with the purpose being to determine if such a need exists.If so, what structure and what mission for the Board would best suit the needs of the citizens of Humboldt County?Such recommendations should be in the form of a report back to the Board of Supervisors."


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Area I Agency on Aging Mid-Year Report (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

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 (if required)

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.


1.                   Jen Lucas of the Raven Project introduced two youth, Richard and Jenny, who explained the goals of the Raven Project.They refer young people who are living on the streets to agencies and programs that can help them get back into the mainstream if they want to do so.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning & Building

1.                   Foxwood Estates Zone Reclassification; Eureka Area; File No. 18-071-01; Case No. ZR-12-95

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2141 adding a Planned Development (P) and Qualified (Q) Combining Zone to the existing base zones.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   1997 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Funding Cycle--General and Native American Allocation and Planning & Technical Assistance

RECOMMENDATION: Determine to continue participation in CDBG program and adopt 1997 Citizen Participation Plan.

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.