TUESDAY, JULY 01, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Chaplain Wesley E. Powell 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.                   Allocation of Architect Position in Budget Unit 103 (40 Hour, Salary Range 360)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

2.                   1997-98 Update of the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2147.


3.                   Establishing County Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 1997-98 at $43,986,532

RECOMMENDATION: Establish limit by adopting Resolution No. 97-69.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Support of Weott Community Services District's Application to the USDA Rural Utilities for Funding to Pay Outstanding Debts from Mandated Construction of Sewer Treatment Facility in Weott (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign letter of support.

5.                   Resolution Declaring August 9, 1997 as Hot August Daze (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and forward same to CalTrans.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Reappointment to the Housing Authority Commission (4th District)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Jan Cawthorn with term to expire on June 30, 2001.

Court Executive Office

7.                   Edit in Alternative Dispute Resolution Contract Due to Increase in Allowable Contract Amount for Humboldt Mediation Services from $8,000 to $12,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve edit and transfer of $1,000 from General Fund Contingency.

District Attorney

8.                   Compensation for Senior Investigator James Dawson as if He had Been Promoted to Chief Investigator Effective April 21, 1997 and Continuing Until Chief Investigator Returns to His Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Emergency Services

9.                   Letters to Governor Wilson, Senator Thompson, and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin Requesting Review of Cape Mendocino Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.


10.               Subcontract with St. Joseph Health System for Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement to September 30, 1997.

11.               Two-Year Grant ($225,000) for Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Establish appropriate line items for accepting said grant.

12.               Allocation Increases for Nutrition Aide Positions in Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program (From .80 FTE to 1.00 FTE)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increases for two positions.

13.               Request to Establish an Overtime Line Item in the Amount of $450

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line item for the Alternative Response Program.

14.               Request to Establish an Overtime Line Item in the Amount of $440

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line item for the Healthy Moms Program.

15.               Amendment to Contract with State for Family Planning Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment decreasing revenues available by $13,430.

16.               Contract with State Department of Health Services for Immunization Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and purchase of FAX machine and laser printer.

Library Services

17.               Substitute Appointments (2) to the Position of Library Assistant II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve an increase in compensation for Library Assistant II Carolyn Sproat until Senior Library Assistant in Fortuna returns to her position.


18.               Agreement with Gail Braun for Risk Management Consulting Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement for services.

Planning & Building

19.               Request to Establish Extra-Help Account for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Establish account in the amount of $11,560.

Public Works

20.               Ordinance Entitled Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for Solid Waste Disposal Raising the Redway Transfer Station Fee from $85.10/Ton t0 $85.30/Ton and Amending Ordinance No. 2144

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2148.

21.               Establishment of Multi-Way Stop Intersection at Glendale Drive with Essex Lane

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2149.

22.               Replacement of Bear Canyon and Bear Gulch Bridges Near Garberville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Negative Declaration for construction of said bridges and authorize Chair to sign agreement with Winzler and Kelly for an amount not to exceed $111,508 whereby Winzler and Kelly agrees to perform preliminary design work, surveying, bridge hydraulics and geotechnical investigation to determine the best type of bridge for each location.

23.               Grant of Easement Deed to Palmer Creek Community Services District for Water Wells and a Pumping Station on County-Owned Property Adjacent to Palmer Creek Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Grant of Easement Deed.


24.               Purchase of Maintenance Agreement for the Jail's Automated Fingerprint System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $6,780 (offsetting revenue).

25.               Renewal of Agreement with CalTrans for Inmate Work Crews to Perform Roadside Vegetation Removal and Litter Cleanup

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

26.               Request to Declare Rifles Now Owned by the Sheriff's Department as Surplus and to Allow the Sheriff to Trade These Surplus Rifles for New Colt Rifles

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

27.               Lease with Johnson's Trailer Rentals for a 60' x 60' Modular Office

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

28.               Increase in Monthly Rent for Department of Social Services Buildings

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

29.               Request to Establish Naturalization Grant Line Item for Costs Associated with Gaining Citizenship for SSI Elderly

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line item in the amount of $29,661.42.

30.               Compensation for Program Manager I Sid Fauerbach as if He had Been Promoted to Program Manager II and Continuing Until Said Position Can Be Filled

RECOMMENDATION: Approve compensation as recommended.

Supplemental Item--Public Works

31.               Request to Enter into an Agreement with Beaches and Parks to Allow Shively Residents to Use Access on Park Lands (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Request to Honor Denise Schanbeck, Terry Long and Bill Alden for Their Many Hours to Community Service for Disaster Preparedness by Promoting and Teaching the Neighborhood Emergency Service Team (NEST) Program Throughout the County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Supplemental Item-- Presentation from Congressman Frank Riggs (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider a formula pertaining to Headwaters Forest at meeting of July 8, 1997.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects--Construction of Storm Damage Repair to Mattole Road (Contract Nos. 971087, 600115 and 971076)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on July 22, 1997.

3.                   Construction of Storm Damage Repair to Mattole Road (F3D010) at P.M. 3.52, 7.10, 10.90 and 14.62; Project No. ER-3202(006); Contract No. 971087

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on July 22, 1997.

Employment Training

4.                   Request for Approval and Adoption into the Overall Economic Development Plan the Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative Proposals

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of July 8, 1997.

Social Services

5.                   Trends Report for the Period Ending March 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Treasurer Tax Collector

6.                   Resolution Establishing a Treasury Oversight Committee and Confirming the Appointment of Committee Members Nominated by the Treasurer-Tax Collector

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-70 and confirm appointments.

Administrative Office (CAO)

7.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the CAO, Assessor and other appropriate County staff report to the Board on July 8, 1997 as to the estimates of loss of property tax revenue to Humboldt County as a result of the proposed Headwaters Forest agreement.

8.                   Standing Report on Report(s) on 1997-98 Budget Process (No Report)


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by James Snow 1996-97 Grand Jury Foreman (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file 1996-97 Grand Jury Report.

10:00 a.m. Social Services

2.                   Rules and Regulations Governing General Relief Program in Humboldt County

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


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Session (if Needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Personnel Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Long Term Planning Director (Pursuant to Government Code 54954.5)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. (None)

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.


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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