TUESDAY, JULY 29, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Captain Ron Gilden of the Salvation Army


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.                   Supplemental Budget of $4,238 for Jail Phase I Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget pertaining to elevator warranty.

2.                   Purchase of New FAX Machine at a Cost of Approximately $1,300

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Administrative Services

3.                   Agreement with Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society to Dismantle, Transport, Store, Reassemble, Operate and Maintain the Structure

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


4.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer to Provide Funding for Payroll Line Item Deficiencies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve payroll clearing transfer of $273,942.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Appointment to Humboldt County Forestry Review Committee (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Steve Launi with term to expire on June 30, 2000.

6.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road for the Annual Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon on October 19, 1997 (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-83.

7.                   Ratification of Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Kitch Eitzen for Her Years of Service on the Humboldt County Planning Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificate presented on July 24, 1997.

8.                   Amendment to North Coast EMS Joint Powers Agreement (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Vice Chair to sign amendment.

9.                   Resolution Declaring August 30, 1997 as Big Foot Days in Willow Creek (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and forward to CalTrans.

Building Maintenance

10.               Transfer of $38,000 from the General Fund Contingency to Utilities Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover unexpected rate increases.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 15, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Officer

12.               Reclassification of Six Positions and the Allocation of Two New Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the classes of Clerk of the Court and Court Division Manager; reallocate Clerk of the Court Positions to Court Division Manager; reallocate Superior Court Clerk I/II position to Department Information Systems Analyst; reallocate Courtroom Clerk position to Senior Court Clerk; delete class of Supervising Superior Court Clerk; adopt class of Court Supervisor; reallocate Supervising Superior Court Clerk position to Court Supervisor; delete class of Deputy Municipal Court Executive Officer; reallocate Deputy Municipal Court Executive Officer position to Fiscal Officer; allocate Court Supervisor position; and allocate Departmental Information Systems Technician position.

District Attorney

13.               Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Grant Application for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-84 and authorize Chair to sign grant proposal/award face sheet and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance.

14.               Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program Grant Application for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-85 and authorize Chair to sign grant proposal/award face sheet and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance.


15.               Response to Public Comment Application of Charles Day for Underground Storage Tank Removal Permit Application

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

16.               Ambulance Services Rate Increase Request for Zone 2, East

RECOMMENDATION: Approve rate increase as shown in the submitted Attachment I.

17.               Preventive Health Care for the Aging Contract Through June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

18.               Request to Authorize the Health Officer to sign Memoranda of Agreement on Behalf of the Regional Immunization Registry Project for Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties and Participating Providers and Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

19.               Request to Disallocate a System Support Technician Position and to Allocate a Departmental Information Systems Technician Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

20.               Request for Supplemental Budget of $51,678 to Reflect the Revenue and Expenditures Associated with Participation in the Probation Department Challenge Grant and for the Allocation 2.0 Mental Health Case Manager I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

21.               Request for Proposals for a New Computerized Management Information System

RECOMMENDATION: Issue request for proposals.


22.               Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Personnel Director to sign agreement for Board of Corrections examinations.


23.               Bar-O-Boys Ranch Agreement--Accommodations for Juvenile Wards

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Del Norte County.

Public Works

24.               Storm Damage Repairs to Alderpoint Road; Project No. 971010

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with John N. Petersen Inc.

25.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Project No. 600070

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Steelhead Constructors.

26.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Contract No. 600301

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on August 19, 1997.

27.               Hazardous Materials Removal at Arcata-Eureka Airport Project No. 911845

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with APC Contractors, Inc.

28.               Arcata-Eureka Airport--Building Demolition Fire Training Versus Recycling

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file letter on updated information.

29.               Lease with Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Gabel--Fixed Based Operator Lease at Murray Field

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute lease (effective August 1, 1997).

30.               Construction of Box Culvert at Mill Creek on Bartow Road Project No. 260550

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Wahlund Construction.


31.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Heavy Aluminum Patrol Boat and Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $21,430.

32.               Appropriation Transfer to Cover Overdrafts Due to Numerous Demonstrations Related to Headwaters Forest Plan Issues During Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve total transfer of $565,121.

Social Services

33.               Transfer to Cover Expenditures in the General Relief Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $183,500.

34.               Request to Extend Staff Services Manager I Position Through January 31, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

35.               Request to Extend Staff Services Analyst II Position Through September 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Swearing-in of Ben Doane and Gary Philp as Chief Deputy Sheriffs

RECOMMENDATION: Hold swearing-in ceremony.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Week of July 28, 1997 as Amateur Radio Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring August 1-7, 1997 Breast-Feeding Promotion Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement of Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Haberstock Construction for Project 971087 (Mattole Road); award contract to Figas Construction for Projects 600115 and 971076 (Mattole Road); hold bid opening on August 19, 1997 for repair to Blue Slide Road and hold bid opening on August 26, 1997 for repair to Drake Hill Road.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

4.                   Standing Item for Report(s) on 1997-98 Budget Process (None)


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

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

3.                   Petition Signed by More Than 160 Residents of Freshwater Representing the Belief that the Pacific Lumber Company is Over-Harvesting its Forest Holdings in the Freshwater Basin (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review concerns and take appropriate action.

4.                   Committee for Establishment of County Policy Regarding Proposition 215 (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish committee, and direct Clerk of the Board to post vacancies.


Social Services 9:30 a.m.

1.                   Rules & Regulations Governing General Relief Program in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-86 superseding Resolution No. 97-46.

Supervisor Woolley 10:30 a.m.

2.                   Presentation by the Whole Child Interagency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve bylaws and the Councilís request for additional members.

Supervisor Rodoni 11:00 a.m.

3.                   Presentation Regarding the Policy and Public Safety Problems Caused by the Marijuana Eradication Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Look into following areas and report back to Board with recommendations.1) Influence the source of grant funds; 2) refuse to accept grants for marijuana eradication; 3) where provisions of CEQA applies; 4) MOU between Board and Sheriff; and 5) address the requests made by Civil Liberties Monitoring Project.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Pending Litigation-- Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)--County of Humboldt v. Fred Lundblade et al; Humboldt Superior Court No. 94DR0080--TR (No Final Action Taken)

2.                   Conference with legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9); Initiation of Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9[b][2]) (No Final Action Taken)

3.                   Consideration of the Public Employee Appointment of Public Defender Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (Reschedule for the meeting of August 19, 1997)

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.                   Aldo Bongio read a letter stating his position on various items.Pam Brock is trying to get an animal shelter in Southern Humboldt County.Rick Egan asked about Fixed Based Operator at Rohnerville Airport. There were several others that spoke.(See scanned documents.)

J.                   PUBLIC WORKS

Public Works

1.                   Road Maintenance Program Status/Response to Maple Creek Rural Watch Committee Comments

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.                   Maple Creek/Snow Camp Better Roads Citizens Group

RECOMMENDATION: Reject the Memorandum of Understanding concept presented by the citizens group, and direct Public Works to maintain the road according to the same standards and priorities as all other County roads.

K.                  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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