TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Silence


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.                   Scheduling of Public Hearing for Transfer of $250,000 of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Mental Health to Department of Social Services to Provide Funding for the County's Share of the Adoption Assistant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 1997.

Agricultural Commissioner

2.                   Agreement with State Dept. of Food & Agriculture for Nursery Stock Inspection

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


3.                   Agreement for Services of Special Counsel to Represent the Assessor in Property Tax Assessment Appeals and Litigation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the law offices of Brett L. Price.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Amendment to Sections 7.50 and 8.00, Title 14, California Fish and Game Code Regulations Regarding Eel River Fishing (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign letter to the State Fish and Game Commission.

5.                   Letter of Appreciation to Kevin Foerster of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Reappointments/Appointment to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Lorey Keele, Joseph Giovannetti, Teresa Howatt and Larry Miller; and appoint Adley M. Schulman as a Third District representative.

7.                   Reappointments/Appointment to the Status of Women Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Nancy Nieboer, Diana Cooper, Bonnie Green, and Carol Cransdon; and appoint Teralyn Gomez Prucha as an At-Large representative.

8.                   Reappointments/Appointments to the Citizens Child Welfare Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Nadine Fleek, Susan Golledge-Rotwein, the District Attorney's designees, and Ken Nakamura; and appoint Michelle Cardoza, MFCC and Don Filteau as At-Large representatives.

9.                   Appointments to the Area I Developmental Disabilities Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Kristy Hellum and Deborah Prosser to three-year terms.

10.               Reappointment of Gayle Dominguez to the Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment with term to expire on June 28, 2000.

District Attorney

11.               Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application for State Funds to Augment District Attorney Resources for the Spousal Prosecution Program (Fiscal Year 1997-98)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-68.

12.               Transfer of Funds from Salaries & Benefits to Service & Supply Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $16,800.


13.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $36,000 for Costs Associated with the June 3, 1997 District Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

14.               Canvass of June 3, 1997 District Election

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the canvass.

Employment Training

15.               Execution of 1997-98 Title IIA/IIB/IIC Master Subgrant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Job Training Partnership Act master subgrant.

16.               Job Training Partnership Act Title III Master Subgrant for Program Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Job Training Partnership Act master subgrant.


17.               Approval of a New Revenue Account, Expenditure Line Item and Trust Fund for Grant Money Received by the Alternative Response Team; Budget Unit 408

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

18.               Adolescent Family Life Program; Augmentation to Contract No. 96-25735

RECOMMENDATION: Augment contract by $42,166.

19.               Supplemental Budget for AIDS Drug Assistance Program ($11,698)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

20.               Establishment of New Trust Fund No. 3908, Public Health - Small Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for new trust fund.

21.               Purchase of Fixed Assets for Immunization Project at a Cost of $3,200

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of 2 computer systems.

22.               Agreement for Claiming Federal Financial Participation for Targeted Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Department of Health Services.

23.               Amendments to Subcontracts with Humboldt Open Door Health Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center for HIV Early Intervention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract amendments.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Mental Health

25.               Appointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Louis Glatch, M.D.; Brenda Lightfoote-Young, M.D.; and Ange Lobue, M.D.

26.               Extra-Help Extension for Patricia Bangsund, Mental Health Cook

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.


27.               Supplemental Budget and Implementation of Challenge Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize signing and submittal of implementation plan and necessary documents for Juvenile Crime Enforcement and Accountability Challenge Grant to Board of Corrections; approve establishment of necessary budget account; allocate necessary fixed assets; and appoint Arnie Millsap, the new Chair of the Law Enforcement Chiefs Association to membership in the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.

Public Works

28.               North Coast Railroad Authority--Uncollected Account Receivable

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

29.               Callahan Subdivision; APN 511-361-33; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept dedication of Overflight Easement to the County for the benefit of Arcata-Eureka Airport; and approve reimbursement agreements for installation of off-site drainage facilities listed within McKinleyville Drainage Study.


30.               Supplemental Budget ($1,500) for Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Supplemental Item--Mental Health

31.               Fifth Amendment to the Combines Net-Negotiated Amount and Drug/Medi-Cal Contract for Alcohol and Drug Services

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Mental Health Director to sign fifth amendment.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring July 1997 as Relay for Life Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Sheriff/Board of Supervisors

3.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between Sheriff and County of Humboldt Regarding Prioritizing of Drug Problems


Administrative Office (CAO)

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proposed budget, and begin budget hearings on August 25, 1997.

6.                   Ferndale Fire Protection District Benefit Assessment Ballots

RECOMMENDATION: Determine that the County should not participate in the election and authorize Auditor-Controller to discuss parcel assessments with the District.


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

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


10:00 a.m.

1.                   South Spit Management Plan--Draft Report (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support for Plan to Coastal Conservancy Directors.

10:30 a.m.

2.                   Update by Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

H.                  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.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Construction Industry Force Account Counsel; Eleanor Berg, Cindy Noble, Sid Berg, Bill Burns, and Dave Wiseman, Plaintiffs v. County of Humboldt, and Does 1-25; Inclusive, Defendants; DR9700193; Superior Court of Humboldt County

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.                   John LaBoyteaux submitted correspondence pertaining to a request for the Board's intention of zoning ordinance amendments (through addition) to address the implementation of the County's Public Lands policies and standards.


Community Assistance Unit (CAU)

1.                   County vs. Schechia; Parcel No. 509-071-03; 2209 Second Road in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Find conditions of property of subject premises constitute a public nuisance; order property owner to abate said nuisance; and order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the CAU shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Proposed Landfill Tipping Fee Rate Decrease Amendments to the Solid Waste Franchise Contract Collection Rates and a Rate Increase at Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a decrease in landfill fee from $69.12/ton to $68.86/ton, hold the Humboldt Transfer Station fee at $78.75/ton, and approve Consumer Price Index and tipping fee distribution described in staff report.Approve amendments to agreements covering unincorporated Humboldt County franchise areas of Northwestern Humboldt County, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Willow Creek, Ferndale, Holmes/Redcrest, Garberville, Fieldbrook/Blue Lake, Weott/Myers Flat and Cummings Road Landfill.Introduce ordinance entitled Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and charges for Solid Waste Disposal raising Redway Transfer Station fee from $85.10/ton to $85.30/ton and amending Ordinance No. 2144; waive first reading and set for adoption on July 1, 1997 with fees effective thirty (30) days from adoption.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new, increased or changes fees as shown in submitted Summary of Changes for Fees and Charges; and introduce Ordinance No. ____, waive first reading, and set for adoption on July 1, 1997.

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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