9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Amos Clemmons of Calvary Community Church in Fields Landing


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.                   Eighth Extension of Resolution of Local Emergency as a Result of Dec. 28, 1996 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-41.

2.                   Submittal of 1997 Community Development Block Grant General Application for Orick Housing Rehabilitation, First Time Home Buyers, CASAand the Community Center Rehabilitation

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-42.

Administrative Services

3.                   Unlawful Detainer Action Against Bridgeville School for Use of the Bridgeville Maintenance Barn

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Chief Arnie Millsap--Service on Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

5.                   Resolution Commending J. Renner and J. Osborne Retirement from California Highway Patrol (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolutions of commendation.

6.                   Certificates of Appreciation Commending Leslie Rice, Bonnie Jackson, and Dennis McDonald for Their Heroic Efforts in Rescuing and Saving a Severely-Injured Motorist from a Flaming Vehicle (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign certificates for presentation at Highway Patrol Award Ceremony on April 24, 1997.


7.                   Request to Apply to State Dept. of Health Services for Funding for Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program for the Period of July 1, 1997 Through June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-43.

Mental Health

8.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Deputy Mental Health Director-Programs John Anderson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until department completes its reorganization.

9.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Psychiatric Nurse at Quality Management Coordinator Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for Gael Dougherty until position is filled.

10.               Request for Transfer from Donations to Mental Health to Other Revenue Sundry ($607)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Request for Transfer from Day Treatment Trust to Mental Health Other Revenue Sundry ($530)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


12.               Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

13.               Approve the Revised Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-44.

14.               Amendment to Public Employees' Retirement System Contract, Introduction of Ordinance Authorizing Amendment to Public Employee's Retirement System Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Intention (97-45) to amend PERS contract and introduce Ordinance No. 2144.


15.               Request for Emergency Purchase of Freezer for Juvenile Hall

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

16.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Utility Tractor for Park Maintenance and Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $14,400.

17.               Increase in Compensation for Road Superintendent Gordon Schuler Until Such Time as Deputy Public Works Director Returns to His Regular Duties

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase.

Social Services

18.               Interim Report on Social Services to South Jetty Residents

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

19.               Supplemental Budget of $31,414--Additional Funds for County Counsel Adoption Assistance Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

20.               Provision of Services and Employment Training Opportunities--JTPA Eligible AFDC/Food Stamp Recipients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU between Social Services and Private Industry Council.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring April 6-12, 1997 as Boys and Girls Club Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring April 1997 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring April 1997 as Occupational Therapy Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring the Week of April 7-13, 1997 as Public Health Week (Supervisor Neely(

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.


9:30 a.m. Social Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-46.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation by Humboldt County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

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)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation


4.                   Transfer from Salary Adjustment and Contributions (Other) Accounts (Total of $1,334,107)

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


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

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

3.                   Comments on the Potter Valley Project Report (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve comments and send to Rhonda Shipman at PG&E.

4.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM-- Administrative Reimbursement for AFDC Overpayment Collections by State Dept. of Social Sciences

RECOMMENDATION: Receive achievement award plague and check for $34,716.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

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.                   Robert Vaughn informed the Board member of an incoming revival.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Confirmation of Administrative Abatement Costs Assessment Harrison Abatement; File 510-231-34Y

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

2.                   Confirmation of Administrative Costs Assessment; Fendrick/Martinez Abatement; 306-015-02

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

3.                   County vs. Harden; File 081-021-20

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists, and order property owner to abate said nuisance.

K.                  BUDGET POLICY ISSUES

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   1997-98 Budget Policy Issues for the Planning and Building Department

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn from agenda (draft issues submitted were not policy issues, but budget or fee ordinance driven).

L.                   CHECK REGISTERS

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

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

M.                 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.)

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