9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Tom Galovich of the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka


1.                   OFF-AGENDA ITEM--Expenditure of County Funds Without Board Approval for the Appraisal of Certain County Properties for the Purpose of Selling These Properties (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: No motion was made to find the need to take action arose after the February 25, 1997 agenda was posted.


1.                   Proclamation for Women's History Month--March 1997 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

D.                  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.                   Certificates of Recognition to be Presented by Quota International of Eureka (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certificates of recognition to be signed by the Chair.

2.                   Resolution Designating the Community of Orleans as a Humboldt County "Northeast Gateway Community" (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and forward original to the Orleans/Somes Bar Chamber of Commerce.

3.                   Lease Agreement with Dell'Arte for Blue Lake Maintenance Barn (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Dell'Arte.

4.                   Arcata Fire Protection District's Request for Election to be Conducted by the County (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to place the measure on the Special Election ballot for June 3, 1997 with costs to be paid by the District.Refer to Elections Department for further action as needed.

District Attorney

5.                   Establishment of Budget Unit #223 Fund 1100--Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of fund.

6.                   Establishment of Fixed Asset Account to Purchase Tape Duplicator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for fixed asset account.

7.                   Application for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies (FY 1996) U.S. Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute an updated application.

Elections Division

8.                   Request to Establish Fixed Asset Line Item-8-076 for Purchase of Digi Board for the Elections Office and Transfer of $392,00 from 140-2-117 to 140-8-076

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Employment Training

9.                   Request for Line Item 1-460 Overtime in ETD Payroll Funds and Transfer of Funds into Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Line Item 1-460 Overtime.

Mental Health

10.               Resolution Establishing a Revolving Fund of $100 for Use in the Mental Health Department's Children Youth and Family Services Division to Meet Petty Cash Needs

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-27 authorizing a revolving fund for said purposes.

11.               Small Counties Emergency Risk Pool Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Mental Health Director to sign the 1996-97 Small Counties Emergency Risk Pool Agreement.


12.               Request for Transfer of Funds in Amount of $268.00 from Line Item 1100-240-2-118 Professional Services to Fixed Asset Line Item 1100-240-8-777 Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for transfer of funds.

Public Works Aviation Division

13.               Construction of Improvements at Murray Field AIP Project No. 3-06-0072-03 and 04, Contract No. 911300

RECOMMENDATION: Accept plans and specifications and authorize the Clerk of the Board to advertise the above-mentioned project for 10 days in the Times-Standard newspaper with bids to be opened on Thursday, 3/25/97.

Public Works

14.               Surplus Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Approve declaring the attached list as surplus.

15.               Maintained Mileage Revision

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and adopt Maintained Revision and Exhibit A by adopting Resolution No. 97-28.

Risk Manager

16.               Amendment of Workers' Compensation Memorandum of Understanding

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment with CSAC Excess insurance Authority.

Social Services

17.               Allocate Social Worker Supervisor II at DSS; Adopt Supplemental Budget Dept. 511 FY 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

Supplemental Item--Supervisor Kirk

18.               Penalty Assessed Against Big Oil & Tire Company for Non-Compliance with Underground Tank Laws

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to State Attorney General Requesting that agreed to settlement be in line with other penalties that have been assessed by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board for similar violations.


9:16 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by Mattole Landowners for Sensible Watershed Management Regarding Designation of the Mattole Watershed (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer submitted resolution to Forestry Review Committee to review and recommendation to Board.

10:00 a.m. Social Services

2.                   General Relief Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to March 25, 1997.

3.                   Progress Report on Alternative Response Team (ART) Fiscal Issues, Quarter Ended December 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Presentation by Dr. Ann Lindsay on Statewide Study on Spending for Health in California

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 25, 1997.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   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)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support AB 21 (Lockyer) Short Term Relief to Courts.


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

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

3.                   Report from the Fish and Game Advisory Commission on Big Lagoon Speed Limit (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Reconsider when this item is scheduled at the State Fish & Game Commission level.

4.                   Select a Board Member to Attend Joint Community Congress Meeting to Address Concerns of Law Enforcement and Community Members Regarding Environmental Demonstrations (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Select Supervisor John Woolley to attend the community meeting.

5.                   Office Area Modification for Board of Supervisors, CAO, and Clerk of the Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Do not move forward at this time (reconsider during 1997-98 County Budget deliberations).

6.                   FAA Proposal to Eliminate Air Flight Service Personnel Capability at Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Oppose FAA proposal.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

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.                   Heather Gramp gave an update on activities pertaining to February as Violence Prevention Month.Tony Ashford of Arcata asked for a written response as to why most Courthouse offices are closed during the noon hour.He was advised to meet with Supervisor John Woolley on the matter.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Creation of the Redway Underground Utility District No. 1

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-29 establishing said District.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Adjourned to FAA Administration meeting at Adorni Center at 7:00 p.m.