9:00 AM



B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Wes Powell Chaplain of the Eureka Police Department

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.                   Termination of Local Emergency--December 28, 1996 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Proclaim termination of local emergency by adopting Resolution 97-47.

Administrative Services

2.                   Intention to Lease County Property; Parcel No. 200-353-21, Fortuna Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 97-48, declaring public hearing to be held on matter.


3.                   Transfer from Salary Adjustment & Contributions (Other) Accounts ($1,334,107)

RECOMMENDATION: Defer until after review of this item by the Budget Oversight Committee.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Proclamation Presented at Hospice Dinner on April 8, 1997 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify proclamation presented to Willard Foote at said annual dinner.

5.                   Letter of Support for National Endowment of the Arts Funding (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Congressman Riggs.

Court Executive Office

6.                   Request to Disallocate Courtroom Clerk Full-Time Position and Reallocate as 2 Half-Time Positions and to Reduce 1 Courtroom Clerk Position to Half Time

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


7.                   Addition of .5 Time Hazardous Materials Specialist to Local Oversight Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Contract Amendment with State Office of AIDS--HIV CARE Consortium Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program (Change in Grant from $45,500 to $38,161)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

9.                   Purchase of 2 Alarm Systems and a Desk-Top Monitoring System for Garberville and Willow Creek Offices

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and budget transfer of $975.

10.               Purchase of 2 Refrigerators for the Garberville and Willow Creek Offices

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and budget transfer of $1,220.

Mental Health

11.               Increase in Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Allocation for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,492.


12.               Revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Deputy Sheriff's Organization

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised MOU by adopting Resolution No. 97-49.

13.               Revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for County Attorney's Association

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised MOU by adopting Resolution No. 97-50.

Planning and Building

14.               Refund of Application Fees to Velma Marshall in the Amount of $183.78

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

Public Works

15.               Contract for Alternative Sewage Disposal System at Samoa Boat Launch Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the Wildlife Conservation Board.


16.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $16,849 for Modernization Purposes

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Social Services

17.               Letter of Support for Augmented State Funding for Adult Protective Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign and send letter to various State Legislators stated on submitted list.

18.               Supplemental Budget of $29,751 for Family Preservation and Support Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


1.                   Induction into the Big Brothers-Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake Hall of Fame (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificates of recognition to County employees Lonni Songy and Johnny Hollenbeck.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Week of April 13, 1997 as Week of the Young Child (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring April 19, 1997 as Samoa Peninsula Community Clean-up Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.


10:00 a.m. Employment Training

1.                   Proclamation Declaring April 2, 1997 as Kickoff to the PIC SummerWorks '97 Kick Off

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and receive presentation on PowerPoint from Arcata Community School.

10:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Support Humboldt Arts Council Consortium Partners Grant Application to the Local Arts Education Partnership Program (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-51.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Update Report Regarding Headwaters Forest Issue (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of April 22, 1997.

10:45 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Presentation Regarding City of Eureka's Beautification Project (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Keep Eureka Beautiful resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)


4.                   Budget Policy Issue for County Assessor--Reduction of Budget Unit 113 by 20%

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of April 29, 1997.


5.                   Amendment to 1996-97 and 1997-98 Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-52 approving amendment.


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

1.                   Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Interim/Acting and or Long Term Planning Director (Government Code Section 54954.5)

RECOMMENDATION: County Counsel announced that the Board had appointed Mr. Stephen R. Nielsen Contract Counsel as the contract Acting Planning Director; and had directed County Counsel to bring back an amended contract with Mr. Nielson for the Board's adoption.

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.                   Tony Cogliatti and his young daughter Michele informed the Board of poor conditions on Maple Creek Road.Nancy Harrison requested cigarette smoking be reinstated in Sempervirens.Judy Hodgson submitted a letter indicating that one or more violations of Brown Act may have occurred during Closed Session.

J.                   STUDY SESSION 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Budget Policy Issues (if any) (None)

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.)

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.