TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Roger Carey of the Grace Baptist Church of Eureka

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS

1.                   Consideration of Rescinding Layoff Notices and position Disallocations for Elections, Library, Cooperative Extension and Other Departments as Necessary

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind layoff notices.

2.                   Consolidation of OES and Sheriff Functions

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file this status report.Continue further consideration to the meeting of July 22, 1997.

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.                   1997 Update of Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule public hearing for Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 1:45 p.m.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Changing Name of Southern Community Hospital to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

3.                   TANF Child Development Training Careers Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support for grant application.

4.                   Resignation from the Status of Women Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters of appreciation to H. Adragna, L. Marks and M. Armstrong.

5.                   Resolution Orleans Father's Day Parade--June 15, 1997 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution sent to CalTrans.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 20, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

7.                   Agreement Between Humboldt County and Stephen R. Nielson for Legal and Consulting Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and authorize Chair to execute agreement.

District Attorney

8.                   Supplemental Budget for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies ($157,621)

RECOMMENDATION: Established supplemental budget.

Employment Training

9.                   Purchase of Equipment for Summer Youth Program and Creation of Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and appropriation transfers.


10.               HIV Early Intervention Program in Health Education Budget Unit 414

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget adjustment of $9,000.

11.               Budget Adjustment for HIV Testing/ATS--Budget Unit 409

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget adjustment of $4,800.

12.               Purchase of Laser Printer for California Children's Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $1,400.

Mental Health

13.               Amendments to Contract with Institutes for Mental Health Disease

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments increasing compensation to $1,200,000.

14.               Fiscal Year 1996-97 Performance Contract with State Dept. of Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign said contract.


15.               Request to Declare Diesel Generator as Surplus Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

16.               City of Ferndale Museum/Superseded County Road Maintenance Station/Underground Tank Cleanup

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Counsel and Public Works to meet with Representatives of the City of Ferndale to attempt to negotiate how to mutually proceed with the underground tank cleanup that is required.

17.               Aviation Division Layoff Notices--Rescind

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind notices sent to Mark Parris, Airport Services Worker I/II and Norman Olsen, Airport Services Worker I/II.

18.               Arcata Airport--Emergency Safety Area Erosion Control (Cliff Erosion)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Acting Public Works Director's signature on application for Federal Airport Improvement Program Grant for use at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

19.               Increase in Compensation for Public Works Business Manager Alexandra Wineland of 20 Salary Ranges and Continuing Until Such Time as the Deputy Public Works Director (General Services) Position is Filled

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase.

20.               Increase in Compensation for Parks Supervisor Bob Walsh of 20 Salary Ranges and Continuing Until Such Time as the Deputy Public Works Director (General Services) Position I Filled

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase.

21.               Execution of Amendments to Extend Franchise Agreements for Solid Waste Collection in the Unincorporated Ferndale, Fieldbrook/Blue Lake and Willow Creek Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments for an additional one year and to revise certain contract provisions.

22.               Transportation Development Act Claim in the Amount of $698,324

RECOMMENDATION: Sign claim and forward to Association of Governments.

23.               Transfer of $1,500 to Provide Funds for the Purchase of a Network Hub

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


24.               Supplemental Budget for Remodel of Records and Civil Sections ($6,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

25.               Agreement with Six Rivers National Forest for Campground Patrol

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Emergency Services

26.               Designation of Applicants Agent Resolution and Certification and Subgrantee Assurances (State of California HMGP, Section 404, Stafford Act)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


27.               Allocate Senior Probation Officer Position and Half-Time Probation Officer 1/11 for Department 235

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring June 9-18, 1997 as Week of the Oyster (Supervisor Woolley) (Continued from June 3, 1997)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Planning and Building

3.                   Transfer Through Contingency Fund for Contract Payment to Acting Planning Director and Payment of Accumulated Benefit Time to Former Planning Director

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $50,808.


4.                   Library Open Hours

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Permit Main Library and selected branches to close for first week following staff reductions of June 14, in order to refrain all remaining staff in their new duties 2) give blanket permission to County Librarian to close any or all library outlets for up to one regularly-scheduled open day whenever needed to catch up on backlogged check-ins 3) allow Library to close on the Saturday preceding a scheduled Monday holiday and 4) direct the County Library to submit a schedule of open hours for the Main Library and branches to the Board for ratification.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Request that Governor Wilson, State Senator Thompson and Assembly member Strom-Martin do everything possible to ensure that the Assembly version of the budget in regard to Trial Court Funding is adopted.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that a proposed budget be adopted on June 24, 1997.


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

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

3.                   Senate Bill 154 (Thompson) County Transactions and Use Tax for Library Programs (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a letter in support of SB 154.


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Update of Redwood National and State Park's Ten-Year Plan and How the Plan Affects the Community of Orick (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct a letter be sent to Redwood National and State Parks with the request that they; a) answer the questions and concerns raised by the Orick Tomorrow Committee; b) begin a dialog with the Committee, Supervisor Kirk, and appropriate agencies on the Ten-Year Plan; c) they define the process for the Plan (such as proposals and public hearing opportunities).

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation on Free at Last Program (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Sensible Watershed Management Regarding Designation of the Mattole Watershed (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter to the State Board of Forestry stating the Board of Supervisors' position that the Mattole Watershed not be designated as a Sensitive Watershed and that the Sensitive Watershed rules be abolished (and attaching the comments of the Humboldt County Forestry Review committee to the letter).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Anticipated Litigation or Significant Exposure to Litigation

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to bring the distribution of Emergency Medical Services Trust funds to the Board in open session.

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.                   David Peltier of Trinidad stated he is a member of the board of directors for Artisan's Craftsmen.The building they wish to use will require 37 parking spaces, a new septic tank, and handicapped accessible rest rooms in order to be properly permitted.Lianne Richey of Phillipsville supports redoing the speed limit in Phillipsville from 45 mph to 30 or 35 mph.(See scanned document for more details.)

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.


1.                   Renewing 15 Year License for Boulder Ridge Cable Television (Starstream Communications) for Cable TV Service in Garberville Area; and CEQA Exemption Notice

RECOMMENDATION: Approve CEQA notice of exemption and approve license.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

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

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

L.                   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.