TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Reverend Dan Flemming of Arcata Church of the Nazarene


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.                   Operation of Willow Creek Tourist Information Booth for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce ($6,600).

2.                   Request for Approval of Concept to Hire a Staff Architect

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Administrative Services

3.                   License Agreement for Use of Portion of Mt. Pierce as Communications Site

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with the Pacific Lumber Company.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Parkland Dedication Fee Schedule (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Planning Department and County Counsel to develop the required schedule and report back to the Board with recommendations.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for CHP Officer Larry Gobin for Years of Service (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

6.                   Letter of Support for Northern California Indian Development Council to Provide Continued Support and Assistance for the Expansion of the Klamath River Restoration and Strategic Development Program; and Development of a Comprehensive Watershed Restoration Job Training and Implementation Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

7.                   Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act of 1997 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to President Clinton.

8.                   Purchase of Aviation Fuel for Two WW II Vintage Airplanes (Supervisor Neely

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of 1000 gallons (County cost plus fuel flowage fee).

9.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1997 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 29, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

11.               Purchase of Equipment for Various Grants and Creation of Appropriate Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $53,900.

12.               Modification No. 001 to the 1996-98 Humboldt County Job Training Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Modification No. 001.

13.               Final Carry-In Funding from Program Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $131,700.


14.               Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act Contract Through 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

Mental Health

15.               Pay Increase for Heidi Carter, Crisis Specialist (Retroactive to February 27, 1997)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize pay increase to Range 286, Step B.

16.               Extra-Help Extension for Maggie Hayes, Psychiatrist Technician I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

17.               Compensation for Medical Office Assistant Michaele Keagy as if She Had Been Promoted to Administrative Secretary Until the Incumbent Returns from Medical Leave

RECOMMENDATION: Approve compensation.

18.               Amendment to Letter of Agreement for HIV Counseling Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Directors of Mental Health and Public Health to sign letter.

Planning and Building

19.               Refund of Application Fees to Douglas Thomas in the Amount of $182.14

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.


20.               Request to Disallocate a Legal Office Assistant I/II Position (40 Hours) and a Senior Legal Office Assistant Position (37 !/2 Hours) and to Allocate a Legal Office Assistant I/II Position (37 1/2 Hours) and a Senior Legal Office Assistant Position (40 Hours)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


21.               Merit System Appeals Panels--Appeal of Tami Curry, Carol Guy and Pat Johnston

RECOMMENDATION: Designate Gary Philp to serve on the Merit System Appeals Panels.


22.               Youth Authority Contract for Diagnostic Studies

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said contract.

Public Works

23.               Agreements with Issuance Courier Service, Federal Express California Overnight and Rapid Package Express

RECOMMENDATION: Approve month-to-month License Agreements for County Airports.

24.               Recommendations--Alternatives to Minimum Replacement Vehicle Charge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve procedures as recommended in staff report.

25.               Garberville Maintenance Station Lot Line Adjustment/Certificate of Compliance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign appropriate documents.

26.               Special Use Permit with Six Rivers National Forest for Orleans Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Special Use Permit.

27.               Exchange of Construction Funds for Unrestricted Road Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with CALTRANS.

Risk Manager

28.               Request to Install New Carpet at the Clark Complex

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


29.               Purchase of a Heavy Aluminum Patrol Boat and Trailer (Contract 96-204-117)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Boating and Waterways.

30.               Request to Repair DARE Van at a Cost of $2,400 (Offsetting Revenue)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

31.               Repair and Enhancement of Alarm System at Russell Avenue Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve repair and enhancement at a cost of $725.

32.               Transfer of $4,506 to Cover Additional Charges in Fixed Asset Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Social Services

33.               Purchase of Software Upgrade for GAIN Employment Management System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $3,500.

34.               U.S. Senate Bill 615 (Chafee-Feinstein)--Exemption from Current Ban from SSI/Food Stamps All Legal Immigrants Who Were Collecting SSI and/or Food Stamps on or Before August 22, 1996; And All Refugees Who Were in the USA as of August 22, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support.


35.               Providing for the Issuance and Sale of 1997-98 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes in an Aggregate Principal Amount not to Exceed $17,000,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-58.

Check Registers

36.               Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of April 1997

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of April 1997.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Arts Scholars Month and California Arts Scholar Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Emergency Medical Services Week and Presentation of Kris Kelly Memorial Star of Life Award (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and receive presentation.


9:15 a.m.

1.                   Presentation from Voris Brumfield of the Redwood Empire Association

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation (no official action required).

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

3.                   Award of the Unincorporated Weott/Myers Flat Area Solid Waste Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Reject Blue Lake Garbage Company bid, and award contract to Eel River Disposal.

4.                   Humboldt County Fleet Vehicle Replacement Policies

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

Administrative Services--Elections Division

5.                   Limiting Campaign Expenditures for County Offices

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to come back with the necessary resolution or ordinance for adopting a voluntary expenditure limit of $1.00 or less per resident per district.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

7.                   Standing Item for Report(s) on 1997-98 Budget Process

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff in regard to Oversight Committee recommendations and continue to May 21, 1997.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action Required)

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

3.                   Request to Send a Letter to the State Fish & Game Commission Regarding Taking of Anchovy Bait from Humboldt Bay (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request from County Fish & Game Advisory Commission.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Actions Taken)

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.                   Scott Anderson suggested ways on how money can be collected from "deadbeat dads."Bob Higgons stated he has been hired by the Northern Association of Home Builders to represent the interests of the association in keeping housing affordable.Laurie Garrison spoke in opposition to the Tip Top Club opening on Bell Hill.Loreen Hamilton spoke in support of the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program, stating that it needs to be enhanced--not cut.Sid Berg is concerned about cuts in services. County layoffs, and over budget on jail project.Todd Sobolik, Chief Building Official gave a status report on the application process for the Tip Top Club.

J.                   PUBLIC WORKS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Maple Creek/Butler Valley/Bald Mountain/Snow Camp Rural Watch--Better Roads Oversight Committee Presentation

RECOMMENDATION: Request the committee present the Board members and the staff copies of their presentation and to submit any questions they have in writing.

K.                  BUDGET DISCUSSION - FISCAL YEAR 1997-98

1.                   Budget Units for Administrative Services and Other Departments (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to May 21 and/or May 22, 1997 in order to receive additional information on the budget for the Elections Division.

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.)

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.