TUESDAY, JULY 22, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Chaplain Sid Jorgensen of Redwood Care Homes


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.                   Consolidation of OES and Sheriff Functions

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 19, 1997.

2.                   Resolution Regarding Economic Development Administration Application for Funding of the Overall Economic Development Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-82.

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Agreement with State Dept. of Food & Agriculture--Insect Detection Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution in Support of Bridge-Fest in Bridgeville (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and forward certified copy to CalTrans.

5.                   Appointment to the Planning Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Ruth Blyther as Third District representative.

6.                   Placement of Formation of Ferndale Drainage District on November 1997 Ballot (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Elections Department.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Request from the Trinidad City Council for Consolidation of its Special Municipal Election with the General District Election on November 4, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with the condition that the City of Trinidad reimburse the County for costs incurred implementing the request for consolidation.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 17, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

9.                   Supplemental Budget of $11,232 for Anti-Drug Abuse Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

10.               Transfer of a Total of $13,000 from Salaries & Benefits Line Items to Various Accounts to Cover Overdrafts as a Result of Costs Outside the Department's Control Due to Prosecution Costs Exceeding the Estimates at the Beginning of Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


11.               Transfer from General Fund Contingency as a Result of Substantial Cost Overrun During Fiscal Year 1996-97 Due to the Employee Strike, the Recall Petitions from Klamath-Trinity, the High Use of Absentee Ballots and the March 1997 Special Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $14,461.

Employment Training

12.               Transfer of an Additional $2,000 for the Purchase of Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Information Services

13.               Renewal of Software License Agreement and Software Support Agreement for the Revenue Recovery's Computerized Collections Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Columbia Ultimate Business Systems, Inc.

Mental Health

14.               Agreement to Purchase Specialized Mental Health Patient Billing, Reporting and Management Information System Software and Timeshare Access

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with United Behavioral Health.

15.               Monitoring/Evaluation Reports of Alcohol and Other Drug Service Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file reports.

Planning and Building

16.               Vacation Rental Amendments in Shelter Cove; File No. 108-102-03; Case Nos. ZR-03-95 and OR 01-95

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Planning Division to schedule a hearing before the Planning Commission to process an amendment to the Coastal Zoning Ordinance which would allow the short-term rentals or transient use of single-family homes for vacation rentals in Residential Single Family and Mixed Residential zones within the Southcoast Area Plan (Shelter Cove specifically).


17.               Supplemental Budget and Adoption of Assessment Fee for Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Rural Health Treatment Services line item ($25,000); establish Rural Health Grant revenue account ($25,000); and approve assessment fee ($36) per drug court assessment.

Public Works

18.               Supplemental Budget for Regional Juvenile Facility ($84,718)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for project modifications.

19.               Transfer Through General Fund Contingency to Provide Funding for Fiscal Year 1996-97 Water Management Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $1,514.

20.               Five-Year License Agreement with Humboldt Trap and Skeet Club

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for use of ground space for the clubhouse and operation at the Arcata-Eureka Airport (ongoing for the past 40+ years).

21.               Regional Juvenile Facility; County Project No. 443000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract amendment with Gerald D. Matson Architects in the amount of $25,000 for architectural work in connection with County staff's request to add a future second story to the building designed; approve an additional contract modification to services due to County-requested change orders; and approve an owner-requested change order for $5,330 to revise the as-bid plans and specifications to insure the future second-story modifications are included in current construction.


22.               Memoranda of Understanding MOU with the Cities of Blue Lake and Trinidad

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for police dispatch services.

23.               Transfer of $3,369 to Cover Overdrafts for a Boat Engine and Boat Repairs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Social Services

24.               Agreement for Provision of Minor Parent Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

25.               Transfer of $1,515 for the Purchase of a New FAX Machine

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

26.               Request to Establish Expenditure Line Items for the Receipt of $9,502 in Funding from the Community-Based Family Resource Program to Benefit Clients of the Family Preservation Program and Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Veterans Service

27.               California Department of Veterans Affairs Certification of Compliance for the County Subvention Program and Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute certificate representing $47,871 in General Fund revenue.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Public Defender William C. Connell (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring July 20-26, 1997 Childhood Lead Poisoning Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Contract Change Order 2 for $38,560 to pay Redwood Empire Aggregates for work performed in excess of the original plan and specifications for Murray Field Airport Improvement Project, County Project No. 911300.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications on construction of storm damage repair to Blue Slide Road and hold bid opening on August 12, 1997.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

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

Mental Health

5.                   Request for Supplemental Budget for an Increase in Children's System of Care Funds of $292.500 from the State Department of Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve an increase in personnel by a 1.0 Secretary and a 1.0 Fiscal Assistant I/II.


1.                   Presentation from Residents of the Community of McCann on Their Concerns Regarding Bridge Crossing Main Stem of the Eel River at McCann (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works to begin preliminary steps for extending low-water bridge.

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

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

4.                   Supplemental Item--Report from Board's Subcommittee on Gravel (Supervisors Dixon and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to August 19, 1997.


9:30 a.m. County Counsel

1.                   Domestic Partnership Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Table until such time as State clarifies its position on domestic partners.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation Regarding the Eureka Military Heritage Foundation's Efforts to Bring the Decommissioned Aircraft Carrier USS Midway to Humboldt Bay as a Permanent Attraction (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda at request of the Foundation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (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])

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of July 29, 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.                   Larry Griffith, President of Chapter 781 of Vietnam Veterans of America in Ferndale requested they be added to lease of Ferndale Veterans Memorial Building.Joe Barrote spoke in support of Mr. Griffith's request.Nancy Comer expressed concern about grievance/appeal procedure process. (See scanned document for more.)

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.)

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