9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Tim McNeight of the Fieldbrook Community Church


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.                   Building of Structure to House Fire Eradication Equipment for Phillipsville Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve expenditure of $27,516 from Southern Humboldt Housing Rehabilitation Program Fund.

Administrative Services

2.                   Amendment to Lease with Jack Retzloff for Maternal/Child/Adolescent Health Program Office Space

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment deleting reference to ceiling fans (Clause 6).

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter from Judy Hodgson of the North Coast Journal (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer letter to Mitchell, Delaney, Brisso et al.

Central Services

4.                   Supplemental Budget of $450 for Purchase of Laser Printer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase through Equipment Replacement Trust Fund.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meetings of March 25 and 27, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meetings of April 1 and 3, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

7.                   Transfer of $550 for the Purchase of File Shelves

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $450 from Shelves account and $100 from Special Department Expense account.

Court Executive Office

8.                   Purchase of Various Pieces of Computer Equipment at a Cost of $97,600

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


9.                   Completion of Purchase of Global Elections' Accuvote 2000 Voting System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $47,096 from General Fund Contingency.

Employment Training

10.               Appointment of Economic Development Member for Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jim Kimbrell of the Arcata Economic Development Corp.


11.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($2,401) for Investigation on Behalf of the Centers for Disease Control

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for investigation to determine if there is a risk of contracting hepatitis C virus infection among people who received a specific lot of immune globulin between February 1, 1994--January 31, 1995.

12.               Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97; Environmental Health Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of fixed assets and supplemental budget for $92,355.

Library Services

13.               Paying of State or Federal Minimum Wage, Whichever is Highest, for Pages

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt long-term policy to pay the higher minimum wage.


14.               Adoption of Ordinance No. 2144--Amendment to Contract with Board of Administration of California Public Employees' Retirement System

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 29, 1997.


15.               Purchase of Hard Drive with 2.0 Gigabytes of Memory for Local Area Network

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at a cost of $725 (no Additional General Fund cost).

Public Works

16.               Ordinance Relating to the Prohibition of Vehicle Parking on Patrick's Point Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, and set for adoption at least 1 week away.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($801,470) to Correct Current Year Appropriation to Balance to Anticipated Revenue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget to correct appropriation for Jail Phase II.

18.               Monetary Award for Identification of Persons Disposing of Household Garbage at County Parks

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize an award (1/2 of revenue collected to offset clean-up costs).

19.               Award of Contract for Murray Field Improvements; Project No. 911300

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Redwood Empire Aggregates.

20.               Purchase of Riding Mower for Freshwater County Park at a Cost of $3,400

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at no additional General Fund cost.


1.                   Presentation by the Honorable Congressman Frank Riggs (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring April 20-26, 1997 as Immunization Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring April 28-May 4, 1997 as Smoke Free Kids Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring April 21-25, 1997 as California Non-Profits Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring April 28, 1997 as Workers Memorial Day (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

4.                   New Justice Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Terminate activity on project to construct new justice facility; direct staff to outline a plan of action to complete seismic retrofit of courthouse; and direct staff to outline a course of action to remodel second floor of courthouse to accommodate courts.


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

3.                   Report on Current State of Local Community Clinics (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report from Hermann Spetzler, President of North Coast Clinics Network.

4.                   Update on Headwaters Forest Issue from Kim Rodrigues, County Forest Advisor

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt statement submitted by Supervisor Woolley.

5.                   Supplemental Item--License Renewal Process for Starstream Communications (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn from the agenda.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Loreen Hamilton of Phillipsville strongly supports continuation of Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP).Don Davenport is happy with the changes taking place in the Planning Department.Holly Sweet submitted a petition from Redway residents stating they "object strenuously to the siting of an auto repair/towing service/auto impound facility on the undeveloped "Murrish" lots on main street of Redway. (See scanned document for more detail.)

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 PM

Public Works

1.                   Amending and Updating of Schedule of Fees/Charges for Solid Waste Disposal at County-Owned Container Sites and Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in rates as summarized in report, and adopt Ordinance 2144.

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.