9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Ismael Mora Pastoral Associate at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fortuna


1.                   Purchase of Executone Integrated Digital Phone System 228 for Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for purchase if approved by County Counsel.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-32 (sixth extension).

Administrative Services

2.                   Request for Supplemental Budget of $43,500 for Jail Phase I Close Out Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Joyce Schoonmaker--Retirement from Social Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificate of appreciation.

4.                   Resolution for Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Bull Creek Flats Road (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-33 approving closure for the annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon.

5.                   Resolution in Support of the Humboldt Arts Council's Carnegie Restoration Project (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-34.

6.                   Proclamation for Redwood Region Logging Conference March 21-22, 1997 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

7.                   Expenditure of County Funds for the Appraisal of Certain County Properties for the Purpose of Selling the Properties (Supervisor Neely)

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

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of February 10, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 25, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 4, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

11.               Request for Transfer of $450 from Office Equipment Line Item to Office Shelving Fixed-Asset Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


12.               Amendments to Contract and Memorandum of Understanding with State Department of Health Services for the HIV Testing Program for the Receipt of $5,000 to Augment Services to Humboldt County Residents

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendments.

13.               Purchase of Fixed Assets for the Immunization Outreach Communications and Training Room ($11,465)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a MediaStar Projector, satellite/TV system and carpet.

14.               Adjustment to Budget Unit 409-HIV Testing/ATS for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve adjustment for the receipt of a grant of $12,390 from the State Dept. of Health Services.

15.               Funding for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (Combined Total of $47,176)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services through June 30, 1997.

Mental Health

16.               Extra-Help Extension for Angela Conners, RN

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension from 960 to 1440 hours.


17.               Dissolution of Current Eligibility List for Senior Public Health Nurse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve dissolution upon the establishment of a new eligibility list.

Planning & Building

18.               Extra-Help Extension for Doris Hickerson, Planner II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.


19.               Fixed-Asset Purchase of a Computer Printer in the Amount of $360

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase (no additional County cost).

20.               Reallocation of Senior Fiscal Assistant Position from 37-1/2 Hours to 40 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation for position held by Cynthia Petersen.

21.               Transfer of Vehicles for Juvenile Repeat Offender Program to Motor Pool for Maintenance & Capitalization

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer (vehicles will be assigned back to the Probation Department).

Public Works

22.               Request for Approval of Supplemental Budget for Aviation Division--Department 381 ($20,100)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval for floor polisher/buffer, automated toilet and urinal flusher and T-hangar roof coating and metal repair with funds coming from increased revenues generated by activity at Arcata-Eureka Airport.

23.               Request to Establish a New Trust Fund ($115,000) for the Humboldt County Waste Management Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Transfer of $230,000 from 1998 PG&E Undergrounding Funds to the City of Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer as part of settlement agreement pertaining to redevelopment agency lawsuit.

25.               Park Agreement with Camp Hosts at Pamplin Grove in Van Duzen County Park

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

26.               Payments to the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team (CHERT)

RECOMMENDATION: Director Auditor to open new trust fund from which payments can be made to CHERT for professional services provided to gravel operators (new trust fund will be funded by the gravel operators); and designate Public Works Director as Administrator of the CHERT accounts and authorize him to approve disbursements from this trust fund after said disbursements have been reviewed and approved by the Chair and Vice Chair of the County Surface Mining Advisory Committee.

27.               Contract to Provide a Report of Names and Addresses for parties of Interest for Public Auction Parcels

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Harmony Research Services (no additional County cost).


1.                   Proclamation Declaring March 1997 as White Ribbon Campaign Month in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Jazz Festival Appreciation Month and Commendation of 1997 Sponsors (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and resolutions for the 1997 Jazz Festival.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring March 16-22, 1997 as Mediation Week in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

Planning & Building

3.                   Draft Environmental Assessment on the Proposed Lanphere Dunes Unit U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to March 25, 1997.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Hold session with State Senator Thompson on Friday, March 21, 1997 at 9:00 a.m.

3.                   Request for Funds for Independent Consultant to Review PG&E Draft Report on the Potter Valley Monitoring Program (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Pay fee from existing accounts and from Public Work's Levee Maintenance Fund.

4.                   Letter of Support for Humboldt Literacy Project as Official Immigration and Naturalization Interview Site (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support.


9:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Report on Proposition 218 from Johan Klehs of the State Board of Equalization (and former Assemblyman)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

10:00 Probation

2.                   Local Action Plan and Application for Funding Through Juvenile Offender Accountability Challenge Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Designate Chief Probation Officer (CPO) as contract person for State Board of Corrections for plan and grant implementation; authorize CPO to sign necessary documents for submission of Plan and grant application; re-appoint Multi-Agency Coordinating Council as coordinating body for plan and grant implementation and continue to serve as the Local Punishment Options Planning committee and direct County staff to pursue implementation of items previously approved within the Local Punishment Plan and those items contained with the Local Action Plan for the Juvenile Justice System; and adopt Resolution No. 97-35.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Ellis v. County of Humboldt Superior Court No. CP970090

RECOMMENDATION: Approve seeking appellate review of court order requiring Board of Supervisors to hold a public hearing on this matter.

2.                   Bank of America v. Del Norte County et al Del Norte County Superior Court No. 95-0081

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

3.                   Consideration of Options to Fill the Action County Administrative Officer Position

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to March 12, 1997 at 12:00 p.m.

4.                   Public Employee Release

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Chris Arnold's resignation as County Administrative Officer.

5.                   Public Employee Release

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to Monday March 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m.

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.                   Patty Clary, Renee Nizel, Don Courtmanch and Josh Strange asked that the Board agendize an item to consider opposition to CalTrans Spraying along the roads in Humboldt County.Jeff Driver of McKinleyville requested that the Board draft an ordinance to address the problem of recreational vehicles that are parked on the streets.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Selection of Project(s) for Inclusion in the 1997 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application

RECOMMENDATION: Select projects and schedule updated on March 21, 1997.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of February 1997

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of February 1997.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT (Adjourn to Public Forum on PL's Long-Term Plans for Sustained Yield and Habitat Conservation)