TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor David Owren of the Christ Lutheran Church in Fortuna


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.                   Request to Establish Trust Fund 3609 to Account for Minimal Activity Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Study Not to Exceed $15,000 Regarding Seismic Retrofit of the Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to direct Ty Lin to perform a study.

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Supplemental Funding of $18,588 for Pesticide Enforcement Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Department of Pesticide Regulation.


4.                   Transfer Within Budget Unit 110 of $5,125 to Allow for Replacement of Copier

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Resolution Commending Linda Roddy for Her Years of Service (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 6, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 13, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Office

8.                   Request to Pursue Funding Available from the State of California Judicial Council, for Equipment and Supplies for Two State-Mandated Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 97-59.

District Attorney

9.                   Staffing and Classification Recommendations for the Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt recommendations of the Personnel Department.


10.               Rental Agreements for Polling Locations for the June 3, 1997 District Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign rental agreements.

Public Works

11.               Annual Adjustment of Funds Pledged by the Public Works Department to Complete Reclamation of Rock and Gravel Quarry Sites

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-60.

12.               Extra-Help Extension for Lee Richardson, Boat Operator at McCann

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

13.               No Parking on Portions of Cedar Street (Cutten), Cod Street (King Salmon) and Harris and Harrison Streets (Eureka)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2146.

14.               Arcata Airport Cliff Erosion Project no. 911895; Purchase Order of $16,800

RECOMMENDATION: Issue purchase order for services agreement with Taber Engineering.

Risk Manager

15.               Amendment to Workers' Compensation Claims Administration Agreement with Gregory B. Bragg and Associates Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to include a clause identifying an annual administrative fee of $3,000 for computer services.


16.               Application to Boating and Waterways for Financial Aid for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff Dennis Lewis to sign the application.

17.               Funds for the Eradication of Marijuana Through December 31, 1997 ($45,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 3, 1997.

18.               Access to California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Pelican Bay State Prison through 06/30/98.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring June 1, 1997 as Stand for Healthy Children Day (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring May 31, 1997 as World No Tobacco Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Resolution Commending KMUD Radio (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Planning and Building

3.                   Replacement of Phone System--Transfer $16,064 from Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer for replacement of the phone system.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

5.                   Standing Item for Report(s) on 1997-98 Budget Process

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from Mental Health.

6.                   County Budget Update for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update.

7.                   Cancellation of Board Meetings for Calendar Year 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Cancel meeting dates as recommended by the CAO.


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

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

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Robert Ellis & Margaret Ellis, Petitioners v. County of Humboldt; CP9700090

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to outside counsel for defense of the County.

H.                  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.                   Paul Johnson, John Fullerton, Gay Hylton, Kathy Cohune, Veronica Rog, and Shawna Crummett spoke in opposition to a topless dancing club opened near South Bay School.Todd Sobolk, Chief Building Official gave an update on the application process for the above-mentioned club.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Request for a Variance to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Construction Within the Flood Plain; JOE STOCKEL Applicant; File No. AP209-291-04

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the variance request, which will allow the construction of an Agricultural Structure in the flood plain to be wet Floodproofed in lieu of elevating or dry floodproofing.

J.                   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.