TUESDAY, JULY 08, 1997

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Daniel J. Price of the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka


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.                   Purchase of a Telephone System for the Probation Department

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Commercial Radio & Electronics.


2.                   Request to Establish an Extra-Help Account in the Amount of $3,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Correspondence from Pamela Brock of BroDoFed Sanctuary Requesting Assistance with the Permit/Fee Process (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Acting Planning Director for review and recommendation back to Board.

4.                   Resolution in Support of an Administrative State Budget Augmentation or Legislative Action Which Will Augment the Allocation of State General Fund Monies for Multi-County Emergency Medical Services Agencies in the Amount of $805,523 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-71.

5.                   Resolution in Support of Wildwood Days in Rio Dell (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and send certified copy to Cal Trans.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 27, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 3, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 24, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Request from the Eureka City Council for Consolidation of its Special Municipal Election with the General District Election on November 4, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with the condition that the City of Eureka reimburse the County for costs incurred in implementing the request for consolidation.

Coroner-Public Administrator

10.               Contract with Everett Davis M.D. for Pathology Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract upon receipt of insurance certificates.

County Counsel

11.               Purchase of Printer and Upgrade for Two Computers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $1,770.


12.               Amendment to California Forensics Medical Group Contract for Provision of Jail Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to provide price adjustment to base amount ($880,131) and per diem charge ($1.77).

13.               Purchase of New Water Fountain for Main Public Hallway at Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $400.


14.               Rural Health Services Grant in the Amount of $25,000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to accept grant, and to sign agreement with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Public Works

15.               Request from Charles Day to Purchase Adjoining County-Owned Parcel for $5,000 (Assessor's Parcel No. 303-053-54)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file letter to Mr. Day from Don Raffaelli, Acting Public Works Director, stating belief that County should retain ownership and does not wish to pursue sale at this time.

16.               Construction of Box Culvert at Mill Creek on Bartow Road

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


9:05 a.m.--Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Public Defender Organization

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Alternative 3.

10:00 a.m.--Supervisor Dixon

2.                   Resolution Commending Loleta on its Centennial Celebration

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

11:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution for Headwaters Forest Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-72.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Advertisement of Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

4.                   Standing Item for Reports(s) on 1997-98 Budget Process (None)


5.                   Resolutions Establishing Benefits Assessments for Various Special Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 73-79 for Garberville Lighting District, Hydesville Lighting District, Loleta Lighting District, Weott Lighting Maintenance District, Myers Flat Lighting Maintenance District, Pacific Manor Lighting Maintenance District and Co. Service Area 4.

Employment Training

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve forwarding proposals to State Community Economic Revitalization Team.


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

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

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (None)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (If needed)

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

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

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.                   Charles Day alleged that the Environmental Health Division is conducting illegal activities, and requested that the Board of Supervisors ask a federal agency to investigate the Division.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Transfer of $250,000 of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Mental Health to Department of Social Services to Provide Funding for County Share of Adoption Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Find that decision to make a change in its allocation of Mental Health monies is based on most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes; direct Dept. of Social Services (DSS) to forward a document containing this finding to State Controller; and direct Auditor-Controller to transfer $250,000 of State/Local Program Realignment from Mental Health subaccount to DSS budget Unit 518, Account No. 1110-507-010, to provide funds for County's share of AFDC Foster Care/Adoption Assistance Program--funds shall be transferred in monthly increments of 1/12, so that transfer can be discontinued in event alternate funding becomes available.

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.)

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.