9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   A moment of silence was observed


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.                   Feasibility Study--Continued Employment of Recently Retrained Displaced Salmon Fishers

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized Chair to sign agreement with Fisheries Focus for preparation of study and adopt Resolution No. 97-17.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Honoring Harvey Harper as Republican of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopted resolution.

3.                   Penalty Assessed Against Big Oil & Tire Company for Non-Compliance with Underground Tank Laws (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule to February 18, 1997.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 28, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of board orders.

5.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Leonard Whitchurch as Second Supervisorial District representative.

Court Executive Officer

6.                   Decrease in Court Reporter Position Nos. 4 and 7 from .75 FTE to .50 FTE; Allocation of .50 FTE Court Reporter Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

District Attorney

7.                   Request for Proposals for Approximately 18,000 Square Feet of Building Space to be Rented by the District Attorney's Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Real Property Services to create request for proposals.

Employment Training

8.                   Purchase of Hardware and Software to Upgrade ETD Computers for Use of Windows '95

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the estimated amount of $37,000 (no General Fund impact).

9.                   Cooperative Agreement for Standardizing Educational Curriculum of Industrial Technology Programs in all County High Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the California Department of Education.

10.               Addition of Department 581 to Fund 1190 to Accommodate Expenditures from a Flood-Related Disaster JTPA Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve addition.


11.               Resolution Establishing Revolving Petty Cash Fund ($100) for Alternative Response Team (ART)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-18.

12.               Irvine Foundation Grant Award for Humboldt Healthy Families Home Visiting Collaborative Project (HHFC)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award and direct the establishment of new expenditure, revenue, fixed asset and trust fund accounts to support it.

13.               Increase in FTE Allocation of Senior Public Health Nurse Position in Budget Unit 422

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase from .50 FTE to .80 FTE.

14.               Payment of Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) Fees (Approximately $22,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve payment of the County's share of support for the HMRT from the Department budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97.

15.               Request to Establish New Revenue Account, Senior Citizens Donations, in the Amount of $800

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Transfer of $870 to Pay for Sales Tax Cost for Telecommunications Equipment for Regional Immunization Tracking and Recall System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer (no additional County cost).

17.               Request to Reestablish the Integrated Solid Waste Management Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 97-19.

Mental Health

18.               Contract for Driving Under the Influence Programs (First Second and Multiple Offender Programs)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize contract with Fortuna Community Services--Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment.


19.               Extension of Employment Eligibility Lists for Administrative Analyst I, Revenue Recovery Officer I, Sheriff's Sergeant, Legal Secretary I, Deputy Sheriff I, Deputy Marshal I, Deputy Marshal II, Recordable Documents Examiner I and Senior Medical Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for 1 year or until new eligibility lists are established whichever occurs first.

20.               Dissolution of Current Eligibility List for Legal Office Assistant I (Sheriff's Department Only)

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


21.               Request to Rural Health Services Grant Program to Help Support the Newly-Established Drug Court Program by Providing for an Increased Level of Treatment Capacity for Addicts within the Court System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Human Services Cabinet to submit funding request.

Public Guardian

22.               Agreement with Del Norte County Mental Health & Public Guardian for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to provide LPS Conservator services for Del Norte County residents.

Public Works

23.               Purchase of Wietgen W500 Grinder and Zieman Trailer Model 2345 as Approved for 1996-97 Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the maximum amount of $103,222.77.

24.               Bid Package for the Removal and Disposal of Hazardous Materials at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on March 4, 1997 at 2:00 p.m.

25.               Proposed Conveyance of Road Easement and License Agreement for Access to Business Park (Moser)

RECOMMENDATION: Review submitted Exhibit A and determine that land proposed to be encumbered by granting of easement for road purposes is not necessary for County or public purposes; authorize granting of easement for road purposes from Airport Road across County-owner land approximately as shown on submitted Exhibit A, subject: a) grantee obtaining approval of a tentative map for creation of subdivision of APN 511-042-08 for business park purposes; grantee reimbursing County for all costs associated with creation, administration or recordation of easement deed; and payment to County of $1,795 for easement deed.Authorize use of County property at intersection of proposed easement and Airport Road, as shown on submitted Exhibit B for landscaping and entry signs for Business Park subdivision in a manner satisfactory to Public Works subject to completion of conditions.

26.               Replacement of a Pickup Truck for the Aviation Division (Supplemental Budget of $9,300)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of a used 1/2 ton 1993 Ford Pickup from Opie's Use Cars in McKinleyville.

27.               Agreement to Perform Geological Investigation on Storm-Damaged Portions of Red Cap Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize John Murray, Director of Public Works, to sign agreement with Taber Consultants.

28.               Scheduling of Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment of Section 411-1 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Encroachment Regulation for the Protection of County Highways and the Adoption of a Resolution for Establishing Procedures for Sidewalk Repair

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on March 4, 1997 and direct Clerk of the Board to notice same.

29.               Scheduling of Public Hearing for the Creation of the Redway Underground Utility District No. 1

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on February 25, 1997 and direct Clerk to publish notice of public hearing and to notify property owners.


30.               Extra-Help Extension for Larry Shay, Information Systems Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension beyond 960 hours in Fiscal Year 1996-97.

31.               California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) Subscriber Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign agreement with CLETS Advisory Committee.

32.               Supplemental Budget of $12,000 With Offsetting Revenue for Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $12,000 (no General Fund impact).

Social Services

33.               Allocation of Social Worker IV A/B Position for Teen Pregnancy Disincentive Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation (no supplemental budget required).

Treasurer-Tax Collector

34.               Resolution Approving Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted and Subject to Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-20.


1.                   Resolution Commending Purchasing Agent Randee Lozensky for 30 Years of Service to the County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopted and presented Resolution of Commendation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: None necessary.

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

RECOMMENDATION: None necessary.

3.                   Review and Adoption of Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda indefinitely.

4.                   Request to Schedule April 23-24, 1997 as the Dates for the 1997 Road Tour

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Planning and Building

5.                   Draft Amendments to the Beach and Dunes Motor Vehicle Use Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-21 with minor changes in language to Chapter 7, Section 917-3 in the last phrase to "except roads, parking areas and other paved areas," approve said amendments for submittal as a Local Coastal Program Amendment to the California Coastal Commission; and authorize application to the State Lands Commission for a general permit to enforce the ordinance in areas which may be State public trust areas.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to send letter to Don Peterson requesting he find a sponsor and develop a bill returning a percentage of the PERS surplus to counties.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required).

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Consideration of Board Order E-3 from December 3, 1996 Entitled Request from Taxpayers for Headwaters that the Board of Supervisors Consider Non-Violence Training for Officers and the Formation of a Citizen's Review Board (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule to February 18, 1997.


9:05 a.m. Public Works

1.                   Operation and Financing of the County Solid Waste Program

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

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

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

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.                   Bonnie Orris of the North Coast Rape Crisis Team shared statistics of the crime of rape in Humboldt County.Carol Hill, Executive Director of the Humboldt County Child Care Counsel spoke about the services offered by their program.

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.