TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Don L. Doran, Triumphant Life Center in Rio Dell


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.                   Designation of John Murray, Acting CAO, as Primary Representative to the CSAC-EIA Board of Directors and Karen Suiker, Assistant CAO, as Alternate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation.

2.                   Lighting Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt continuation of current method of funding Districts and direct County Counsel, Public Works, Elections, Information Services, Auditor-Controller and County Administrative Office to take necessary actions to place the matter of special tax to adequately fund Light Districts Assessment before the property owners of the districts.

3.                   Fire Suppression Services in the Trinidad Area

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the annual tax rate resolution include as assessment rate in the amount of $9.02 per unit of benefit in Service Area No. 4 for Fiscal Year 1997-98; direct County Counsel, Public Works, Elections, Information Services, Auditor-Controller and the CAO to take necessary actions to place the matter of a Special District Assessment before the voters of Service Area No. 4; and direct the Chair to approve the contract with the California Department of Forestry for fire suppression services for Fiscal Year 1997-98 should the District property owners approve the assessment.

Administrative Services

4.                   Resolution Establishing a Voluntary Campaign Expenditure Limit of $1.00 Per Resident for Each Election in the District in Which the Candidate is Seeking Elective Office

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-61.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Support of Funding for Local Government Oversight in Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 1997 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters of support to Representative Riggs and Senators Feinstein and Boxer.

Clerk of the Board

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 22, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 2, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

9.                   Placement on November Special Election Ballot of Two Special Tax Measures for the Weott Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Place both measures on the November special election ballot.

10.               Resolution Extending on a Permanent Basis the Date Specified for Notice to be Published for the Humboldt County Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Each Fiscal Year Thereafter

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-62.

11.               Resolution Extending on a Permanent Basis the Date Required for the Humboldt County Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Each Fiscal Year Thereafter

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-63.

12.               Resolution Extending on a Permanent Basis the Date Specified for the Adoption of the Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Each Fiscal Year Thereafter

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-64.

District Attorney

13.               Resolution Authorizing Execution of the Standard Agreement with the State Board of Control for Fiscal Year 1997-98 in the Amount of $120,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-65.

14.               Execution of Award for Acceptance of Grant to Encourage Arrest Policies in the Amount of $170,000 for the Period of March 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize execution of award.

15.               Supplemental Budget of $17,890 for the Anti-Drug Abuse Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Employment Training

16.               Reappointment of Rod Sandretto to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment to a two-year term.


17.               Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board for Local Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Oversight Program for 1997-98 Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Rescheduled for the meeting of June 24, 1997.

18.               Establish Utilities Expenditure Line Item in BU#426 Underground Tank Program for FY 96/97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of utilities expenditure line item.

19.               Utilities Expenditure Line Item for Integrated Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to establish expenditure line item for $434.

20.               Supplemental Budget for Women's Health (Family Planning)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for $20,870.

21.               Supplemental Budget for Underground Storage Tank Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,500.

22.               Supplemental Budget for Hazardous Materials Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,000.

23.               Supplemental Budget for Integrated Waste Management Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $31,750.

24.               Supplemental Budget for Integrated Waste Management Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,000.

Planning & Building

25.               Memorandum of Agreement with the Northwest Information Center of the Historical Resources Information System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for archaeological review services.


26.               Federal Block Grant for Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant application.

27.               Probation Department Hostage Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and adopt the Probation Department Hostage Policy.

28.               Bar-O-Boys Ranch Agreement for Accommodations for Juvenile Wards

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

29.               Agreement with Criminal Justice Research Foundation for Professional Services

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement for an additional 120 days.

Public Works

30.               Request to Purchase a Model 200R/CRC Computer Controlled Self-Propelled Chip Spreader from Bear Cat Manufacturing of Wickenburg, Arizona

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

31.               Arcata Airport (ACV) - Aip 3-06-0010-18, Project No. 911851 - Amendment to Shutt-Moen Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Acting Public Works Director to sign the second amendment to the agreement in the amount of $5,500.

32.               Month-to-Month License Agreement with United Parcel Service for Ground Courier Service on County Airports

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

33.               Request to Name the New Bridge on Price Creek Road the Ervin C. Renner Memorial Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

34.               Award Contract for Arcata Airport (ACV) Miscellaneous Improvements; Project No. 911851; AIP No. 3-06-0012-18

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Redwood Empire Aggregates subject to Federal Aviation Administration approval.

35.               Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in Unincorporated Weott/Myers Flat Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Eel River Disposal.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption.

37.               Surface Mining Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind Resolution Nos. 92-82, 94-57 and 95-77; and adopt Resolution No. 97-66, which formally reinstates the Surface Mining Advisory committee and defines its purpose, lists its members, describes their terms of office and duties and other functions.

38.               Transfer of $3,800 to Establish Line Item for Purchase of Traffic Counters

RECOMMENDATION: Issue a purchase order to a sole source vendor for six COUNTCARD Engineering Packages.


39.               Request for Supplemental Budget of $25,000 for Boat Safety Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

40.               Increase of Fleet for Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol Crime Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase by one "retired" patrol car for insurance purposes.

41.               Supplemental Budget for Maintenance Agreement for Fingerprint System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,815.

42.               Request to Establish Special Departmental Expense Line Item of $6,800

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for firearms qualifications costs.

Social Services

43.               Supplemental Budget of $118,320 for Fixed Assets for GAIN Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for computer equipment.

44.               Purchase of Computer Equipment for Agency Local Area Network

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,217.

45.               Purchase of Seven Personal Computers at a Cost of $9,192

RECOMMENDATION: Approve for access to Integrated Financial Accounting System.

46.               Contract to Provide Job Services to Eligible GAIN Participants ($122,824)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Employment Development Department.

47.               Agreement for Investigative and Legal Services Between Humboldt County Department of Social Services and Humboldt County District Attorney

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

3.                   Complimentary Paratransit Services

RECOMMENDATION: Defer consideration of establishment of a complementary paratransit service in that HTA is exempt from ADA compliance under the "commuter bus service" definition.

Sheriff/Board of Supervisors

4.                   Memorandum of Understanding Between Sheriff and County of Humboldt Regarding Prioritizing of Drug Problems

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 24, 1997.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

6.                   Standing Item for Reports on 1997-98 Budget Process (No Action Required)


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Resolution in Support of Revision of Federal Estate Tax Code (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-67.


9:30 a.m. Supervisor Neely(Supplemental Item)

1.                   Grant Funds from the Community Needs Network Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Receive grant funds for naturalization assistance to 201 legal immigrants on SSI.

9:45 a.m. Supervisor Dixon

2.                   South Spit Management Plan -- Draft Report

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 24, 1997.

10:00 a.m. Supervisor Dixon

3.                   Presentation by Executive Director of the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from Dan Hauser.

10:30 a.m. Social Services

4.                   Revision to Language of Resolution No. 96-46, Rules and Regulations Governing the General Relief Program for Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in concept.

11:00 a.m. Supervisor Rodoni

5.                   Progress Report from Garberville-Redway Chamber of Commerce

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed 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 Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to Consider the Appointment of the Long-Term Planning Director

5.                   Non-Agenda Item -- Closed Session Under Government Code Section 54956.9(c); Conference with Legal Counsel to Discuss Initiation of Litigation

6.                   Non-Agenda Item -- Closed Session Under Government Code Section 54956.9(b); Information that May Obviate the Need for the Filing of a Lawsuit

H.                  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.                   Pam Brock asked for a waiver of $1,140 conditional use permit application fee.Sam Stanson said that he was denied access to his files at the Planning Department.Charles Day has not received a response from the Board in regard to complaint he made about Environmental Health Division.Dan Fortson was opposed to arrests made last year at Fisher Gate during Headwaters Forest demonstrations.(See scanned documents.)

I.                     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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