TUESDAY, MAY 06, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Pastor Larry McCain of the Trinity Baptist Church in Arcata


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 Services

1.                   Extension of Surplus Paper Recycling Contract with Eel River Disposal

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to June 30, 1998.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Humboldt County Investment Policy Review Committee (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Request the County Treasurer to comply with Sections 27130 through 27137 of the California Government code; report no later than 60 days from May 6, 1997, with suggested committee members in accordance with Section 27132; and direct County Counsel to draft the necessary resolution authorizing the establishment of said committee.

3.                   Area 1 Agency on Aging Request for General Funds (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request for $71,968 to the 1997-98 budget process.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meetings of March 11 and 12, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of March 17, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 21, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 24, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 8, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 22, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders

Employment Training

10.               Extra-Help Extension for Daniel Wilson Educational Lab Instructor

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

11.               Purchase of Lifestep A Computer-Based Occupational Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at a cost not to exceed $2,000.


12.               Application for Enforcement Assistance Grant Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application to California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) by adopting Resolution No. 97-53.

13.               Amendment to Subcontract for Regional Immunization Tracking

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment with NorthCountry Clinic to extend to 06.30/97.

14.               Resolution Supporting Application to the CIWMB for a Used Oil Recycling Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-54.

15.               Request for Approval Amendment to Master Grant Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Early Intervention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

16.               Request to Declare a 1979 Chevrolet Passenger Van (3/4 Ton) as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Purchase Agent to sell said vehicle.

17.               Extra-Help Extensions for Five Mental Health Employees (Various Classifications)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions to 960 hours.


18.               Amendment to MOU for Units 1-4 (AFSCME)--Library Page Salary Adjustment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and adopt Resolution No. 97-55.

Public Guardian

19.               Agreement with Del-Norte County Mental Health for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement in the amount of $19,400.

Public Works

20.               Award of Project for Northern California Regional Treatment Center

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to lowest responsible bidder.

21.               Storm Damage Repairs to Crosby, Williams Creek and Poole Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with R. Brown Construction Inc.

22.               Honeydew Bridge on Mattole Road as Choice for Bridge Replacement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve choice and adopt Resolution No. 97-56.

23.               Extra-Help Extension Boatman to Transport People Across Eel River at McCann

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

24.               Hewitt Subdivision Unit 3; File No. 509-021-52; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recording.

Social Services

25.               Supplemental Budget of $2,800 for Human Services Cabinet

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for computer equipment.

26.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Eunice Ford, Eligibility Worker III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase at Eligibility Supervisor level.

SUPPLEMENTALCommunications Division

27.               Award of Contract for Department of Public Health Telephone System

RECOMMENDATION: Award bid to Commercial Radio & Electronics and authorize Chair to sign contract.

28.               Award of Contract for Department of Mental Health Telephone System

RECOMMENDATION: Award bid to Commercial Radio and Electronics; authorize the Chair to sign the contract and authorize Mental Health Director to sign the lease/purchase agreement with EPI Leasing.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1997 as Arthritis Education Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring May 11-18, 1997 as Preservation Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring May 4-10, 1997 as Tourism Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.


1.                   Annual Report from the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Construction of Storm Damage Repair to Alderpoint Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Road Commissioner to Invoke Section 20395(e) of the State Contract Act which authorizes the immediate repair of damaged roadways costing over $25,000 without the normal advertising for bids.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

Administrative Services

4.                   Elections Official:Elected or Appointed

RECOMMENDATION: Refer the reviewing of the merits of having an elected compared to appointed Elections Official to the Fiscal Year 1997-98 budget process.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Regarding Gaming Facilities on Trust Lands (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-57.


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

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

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Final Action Taken)

2.                   Anticipated Litigation--Conference with Legal Counsel; Significant Exposure to Litigation (1 case); Government Code Section 54956.9(b)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept a compromise on a medical reimbursement claim for a dependent of a County employee.

J.                   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.                   Carolyn Crnich, County Clerk-Recorder stated that her department now has a toll-free number available to outlying areas of Humboldt County.Alfred Oliphant spoke on logging issues in the Westhaven area.Don Davenport opposes the parking of recreational vehicles and boats on residential streets.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Administrative Services

1.                   Sealed Proposals for Lease of Parcel No. 200-353-21, Fortuna Area

RECOMMENDATION: Reject oral bid, and direct Real Property Division to determine if there is any interest by any person/s to purchase said property.

Planning & Building

2.                   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: Deny the appeal and uphold the Planning Director's determination.

L.                   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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