9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Mark Worthington of the Apostolic Faith Church in Eureka


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.                   Travel to Washington D.C. on April 8, 1997 at Expense of County Engineers Association of California

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

District Attorney

2.                   Donations from Private Businesses and Individuals to the Child Abuse Service Team

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a trust account in the amount of $1,757.

Employment Training

3.                   Allocation of Educational Laboratory Instructor Position (Grant Status)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation to facilitate connecting activities between local high schools, private business, and workforce training efforts.


4.                   Budget Revision for the California Children's Services Program for Fiscal Year 1996-97 ($20,024)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for the purchase of three computer systems, a desk-modular unit, and the allocation of a half-time Health Client Services Worker position.


5.                   Purchase of a Paper Shredder at a Cost of $650.00

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

6.                   Request to Establish an Interest-Bearing Trust Account for the Juvenile Repeat Offender Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                   Extra-Help Extensions for Tracie Carasco, Gregori Couch and Lewis Haws

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

Public Works

8.                   Request to Postpone the Road Tour of Northern Humboldt Scheduled for April 23 and 24, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for delay until a later time.

9.                   Resolution to Describe the Procedure for Compensating Extraction Review Team Members for Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-40.

10.               Appointment of Don Raffaelli to Acting Director of Public Works and Pay Increase of 40 Ranges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment and pay increase.

11.               Supplemental Budget for Storm Damage Restoration at Mad River County Parks ($3,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

12.               Purchase and Installation of Self-Fueling at Rohnerville Airport in the Amount of $30,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


13.               Extra-Help Extension for Alice Dorsey Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Social Services

14.               Request to Replace a 40-Hour Office Assistant Position with a 37.5 Hour Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring April 1997 as Earthquake Preparedness Month in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.


9:05 a.m. Employment Training

1.                   Declaring April 2, 1997 as Kickoff to the PIC SummerWorks '97 and Presentation on Powerpoint

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 15, 1997.

9:30 a.m. Social Services

2.                   Rules and Regulations Governing General Relief Program for Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 8, 1997.

3.                   Ad hoc Committee on Welfare Reform Report

RECOMMENDATION: Encourage Wilson administration to continue Medi-Cal benefits for legal immigrants who were here prior to August 22, 1996; encourage Federal support for continuing Food Stamp benefits for individuals in drug & alcohol treatment programs; encourage Federal support for extending Federal eligibility for SSI to recipients who are legal immigrants and establish a working group of representatives of retail and manufacturing businesses in Humboldt County to work as an advisory committee on job development and placement to Manager of Employment Development Department and Program Manager for Greater Avenues to Independence Program.

10:45 a.m. 1997-98 County Budget

4.                   Policy Issues for the Budget Units for the Administrative Services Department

RECOMMENDATION: Various actions taken.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (None)

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

3.                   Report on Community Meetings on Proposed Changes in Operation at the County-Owned Solid Waste Container Sites, and Scheduling of a Public Hearing to Consider a Rate Increase at County Container Sites and Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Monitor Shively container site for 6 months to determine if illegal dumping is still occurring, and return to Board in September to make recommendation on whether site should remain open; schedule public hearing on April 22, 1997 to consider rate revision for County container sites and Redway Transfer Station.


4.                   Request for Approval and Adoption of the Humboldt County Hazardous Materials Response Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in fulfillment of County's requirement to develop an area plan addressing its planned response to hazardous materials emergencies.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)


6.                   Request for Allocation of a Full-Time Assistant Auditor-Controller Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Accepted resignation of Planning & Building Director on March 25, 1997)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Initiation of Litigation--Government Code Section 54956.9(c)(1)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. (None)

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.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Swanson Zone Reclassification; Miranda Area; File No. 211-611-05; Case No. ZR-02-96

RECOMMENDATION: Rezone 20 acres via 10-year phased provisions from Timberland Production zone to Agriculture Exclusive zone, and adopt Ordinance No. 21-43.

K.                  STUDY SESSION on 1997-98 COUNTY BUDGET 2:00 P.M.

1.                   Policy Issues for Budget Units for Agricultural Commissioner, Cooperative Extension, Library, Auditor-Controller and County Assessor

RECOMMENDATION: Various actions taken.

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.