9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Lon Johnson of the First Covenant 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.                   Bill of Sale and Sales Agreement with PG&E to Purchase 3 250 KVA Transformers in the Basement of the Courthouse for $10,008.57

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Acting CAO to sign Bill of Sales/Sales Agreement.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 7, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders.

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 15, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders.

Employment Training

4.                   Contract with Humboldt Child Care Council to Provide JTPA Child Care Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to extend contract and to cover additional clients.


5.                   Computer System to Allow Communication with Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchases of computer system at a cost of $1,750.

Library Services

6.                   Request to Declare Three Library Vehicles as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and offer vehicles for sale at next scheduled auction.

7.                   Supplemental Budget of $39,517 for Various Donations to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

8.                   Monitoring/Evaluation Reports of Alcohol & Other Drugs Service Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Read and file said reports.

9.                   Lease with Rosemarie Dinsmore for Property Located at 1711 Third St. Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease amendment for additional space (total of 8,300 sq. ft.).

10.               Combined Negotiated Net Amount and Drug/Medi-Cal Contracts--FY 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment for $4,121.66 being total amount due the County.


11.               Adoption of Ordinance No. 2145 Amendment to Contract with Board of Administration of California Public Employees' Retirement System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2145.

Public Works

12.               Arcata Airport--Building Demolition--Amendment to Agreement with Shut Moen

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to provide:submittal review, observation services, and close-out report for hazards material removal and disposal at the Arcata Airport; and waste categorization of lead paint to determine if the hospital building can be demolished and disposed of at City Garbage Cummings Road Landfill (amendment cost of $16,030).

13.               License Agreement with Casterlin Family Center for Use of Alderpoint Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for overflow parking and to rebuild access trail.

14.               Inspection Services for the Rehabilitation of Murray Field

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Shutt-Moen & Assoc. (not to exceed $67,000).

15.               Ordinance Relating to the Prohibition of Vehicle Parking on Patrick's Point Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2146.

Social Services

16.               Purchase of a Laptop Computer for Field Use for Meeting Notes/File Retrieval

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in the amount of $2,134.

17.               Letter Requesting State Methodology and Re-Evaluation of Current and Future Federal Child Care Development Block Grant Funds to Humboldt County and Requesting Redirection of Any Unspent Funds in Other Counties to Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Director of State Dept. of Education Child Development.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

18.               Request to Purchase a New Copier in an Amount Not to Exceed $10,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

19.               Schools Combined Request for TRANS Issuance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Clerk of the Board to notify in writing the Eureka High School District, Eureka School District, Northern Humboldt Union High School District, and Redwoods Community College District and Their Bond Attorneys, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe that the Board of Supervisor will not act to authorize the above-named district to issue Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.


1.                   Presentation of New Citizen Guide to County Government (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive presentation from the League of Women Voters.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Tour of the Unknown Coast Days (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for May 10-11, 1997.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1997 as Employee Health & Fitness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1997 as Mental Health Month (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring May 3, 1997 as North Coast Health Fair Day (Supervisor Neely)

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 or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Human Services Cabinet

3.                   Allocation of $4,000 for the Southern Humboldt Community Resource Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation to pay rent/utilities for last quarter of FY 1996-97.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Assessor to sign contract with State for Property Tax Administration Program (AB 818); and consider this item again during deliberations on the proposed County Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

6.                   Budget Update for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file update.


10:00 a.m. Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Discussion of Policy Issue Regarding Domestic & Federal Animal Control Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to the budget process for Fiscal Year 1997-98.

10:30 a.m. Auditor Controller

2.                   Audit Report of David L. Moonie & Co. CPAs Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report regarding the County's financial statements.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Status Report Regarding Pacific Lumber Company Forestry (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report from PALC0's Foresters.

11:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Annual Report from the Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of May 6, 1997.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Anticipated Litigation--Conference with Legal Counsel; Significant Exposure to Litigation (1 Case); Government Code Section 54956.9 Subsection (b)(1) (No Action)

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.                   Danny Wright spoke against imposing a Q zone in Westhaven.Don Davenport spoke in opposition to parking RV trailers on residential streets.Sylvia DeRooy, a Board member of the Westhaven Community Services District said beer drinking unkempt men are terrorizing the community she lives in.Marnie Waller, President of the Westhaven Development Council requested the Board issue stop-work orders for logging in the area. Larry Olson requested the Board stop spending tax dollars foolishly.(See scanned documents for more detail.)

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Administrative Determination Regarding the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Tors Major Subdivision; File No. APN 509-240-02; Case No. FMS 12-94; VERLIN & BEVERLY TORS, Applicants

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to May 6, 1997.

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.