9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Dan Flemming Church of the Nazarene


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.                   Major Changes to Treatment of Intangible Property in Assessors Handbook 502

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter to Board of Equalization strongly opposing said changes.

2.                   Sub-Recipient Contract with Redwood Community Action Agency and a Standard Contract with Southern Humboldt Senior Care and Child Appointed Special Advocate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts pertaining to the CDBG program.

3.                   Establishment of a Line Item for a New Copier ($1,100)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Court-Appointed Special Advocate Grant Application (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Support grant application to the State Judicial Council.

5.                   Application for Appointment to California Coastal Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Endorse and support appointment application of Supervisor John Woolley.

6.                   Appointment of 1999 Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for Calendar Year 1999.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 1, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Appointment of Third District Representative to the Status of Women Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Cindy Schultz with term to expire on June 30, 2001.

Employment Training

9.                   Contract to Collect, Analyze & Disseminate Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Employment Development Department.

Mental Health

10.               Allocation of Mental Health Clinician I/II; Disallocation of .5 Crisis Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

11.               Agreement with American Star Private Security for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

12.               Contract with Transitional Residential Treatment Facility for Residential Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for up to forty-four mentally ill clients.

13.               Increase in Compensation for Mental Health Cook Nola Michael Until Such Time as the Director of Dietary Services Returns to Her Position

RECOMMENDATION: By a 4/5 vote, increase compensation by ten salary ranges.

14.               Increase in Compensation for Mental Health Clinician II Sharon Crockett Until Such Time as the Supervising Mental Health Clinician Returns to Her Position

RECOMMENDATION: By a 4/5 vote, increase compensation by ten salary ranges.


15.               Dissolution of Current Eligibility List for Investigator

RECOMMENDATION: Dissolve list upon the establishment of a new eligibility list.

Public Health

16.               Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Analytical Balance with Printer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $3,860.

17.               Collection, Transport & Disposal Services--Household Hazardous Waste Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement with Recycling Research and Development Inc.

18.               Supplemental Budget to Offset PERS Adjustments for Various Budget Units

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $56,209.

19.               Ordinance Adding a New Chapter 1 of Division 7 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code Entitled Children and Families First Program Which Implements the California Children and Families First Act of 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2185.

Public Works

20.               Amendment to Subdivision Agreement for Camino Way Subdivision McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement to May 26, 1999.

21.               Biasca Subdivision Final Map APN 511-081-17 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

22.               Tank Cleanup and Removal at Arcata/Eureka and Murray Field Airports

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $50,000.

23.               Mather Creek Subdivision, APN 512-221-42 Fieldbrook Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

24.               Connick Creek Subdivision APN 222-156-07 Garberville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

Risk Manager

25.               Claims Report for the Months of July, August and September 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Review, receive and file report.

Social Services

26.               Conducting of the CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Job Club Workshop

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding with the Eureka Adult School.

27.               Allocation of Additional Social Worker III Position Pursuant to the Expansion of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

28.               Extended Voluntary Placement Component of the Title IV-E California's Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Social Services.

29.               Contract for the Provision of Training to Child Welfare Social Work Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the University of California at Davis for $8,100.

Superior Court

30.               Reallocation of Vacant Legal Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.


1.                   Proclamation for Redwood Concert Ballet's 25th Anniversary (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement of Award of Public Works Projects (None)

3.                   Solid Waste Agreements for the County Solid Waste System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Eel River Disposal Company, Inc. For operation of the southern container sites and Redway Transfer Station and the hauling of waste from Redway Transfer Station to the County's authorized disposal site.

4.                   Solid Waste Agreements for the County Solid Waste System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Humboldt Sanitation Company for operation of the Northwest area franchise and the Orick container; for the operation of the northeastern container sites of Orleans and Willow Creek; and for the collection of waste from the Weitchpec container site. Schedule a public hearing to accept public comment on the proposed rate increase for additional can customers.

5.                   Prioritized Roadway Repair Projects for the 1998 State Transportation Improvement Program Amendment--Call for Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt submitted priority list as amended.

Planning and Building

6.                   Renner Plan Amendment Petition; Willow Creek Area; File No. APN 522-174-16; Case No. GPP-98-02

RECOMMENDATION: Accept petition by adopting Resolution submitted.

7.                   Halvorsen Properties General Plan Amendment and Zone Reclassification; File No. APN 501-294-04; Case No. GPA 04-97

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 9, 1999.

Administrative Office (CAO)

8.                   Solid Waste

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the transfer of $1.5 million to the Humboldt County Waste Management Authority (HCWMA) in exchange for a pledge of revenue and promise to repay by directing the Chair to sign associated agreement with the HCWMA.


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

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


10:00 a.m. Assessor

1.                   Oral Presentation Regarding Assessment Roll Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Request the CAO, Auditor-Controller and Assessor meet to develop a policy or process to preclude such large adjustments as reported from happening in future, and to develop public notification process for informing appropriate agencies of expected large adjustments that may impact such agencies.Meeting results shall be reported to the Board.

10:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Funding for Operational Audit of the Humboldt County Jail ($20,250)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to January 12, 1999.

10:45 a.m. Public Works

3.                   California Highway Patrol Proposal to Expand Area Radar Speed Enforcement Program to All Freeway Segments of U.S. 101 Within its Geographical Area of Responsibility

RECOMMENDATION: Support proposal as outlined by Captain M.J. Vertar.

11:15 a.m. Mental Health

4.                   Mental Health Board Chair's Annual Report for 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report prepared by Donald London.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Pending Litigation--Mitchel Lemas v. Sage A. Paulsen et al. Humboldt Superior & Municipal Court DR9700072; Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Pending Litigation--Catherine D. Ritchie v. County of Humboldt et al. USDC Northern District of California C-98-4042 SI; Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.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.


1.                   Aldo Bongio suggested the Board think about how ordinances they adopt affect the citizenry.Tom McMurray is concerned about the proposed location of a transfer station.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Federal Emergency Management Agency's Revised Flood Map Panels

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize adoption of panels by approving Resolution submitted.

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.)

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