9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Chaplain Wesley Powell of the Eureka Police Department



1.                   Certificates of Recognition to Mental Health Staff for Their Quick Responses in the Life-Saving Emergency which Occurred at the Clark Complex Parking Lot on November 28, 1995 (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign and present certificates of recognition.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring January 1996 as Braille Literacy Month in Humboldt County (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Presentation on Behalf of the Humboldt County Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Building Employment Services Training (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Hold special presentation to Mental Health and County Jail staffs.

D.                  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.                   Resolution in Support of Obtaining Real Property for Placement of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 16, 1996.

Administrative Services

2.                   Authorization to Obtain American Express Travel Cards for County Employees Who Travel Out of County

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization to Purchasing Agent.


3.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Filling of Chief Appraiser Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Filling of Senior Auditor/Appraiser Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

5.                   Transfer of $600 to Enable the Purchase of a Lateral File Cabinet

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from the Office Expense line item.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Bull Creek Flats Road of May 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-1 authorizing closure for the Avenue of the Giants Marathon.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Reappointment of Dr. Joseph A. Humble to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment with term to expire on February 9, 1999.

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of December 12, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

9.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of December 19, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

10.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of September 20, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Clerk

11.               Extra-Help Extensions--Jennifer Bittle, Court Clerk I/II; Jason Rieke, Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extensions.

County Counsel

12.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Appointing the Chair and Vice-Chair for the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign Resolution Nos. 96-2, 96-3, 96-4 and 96-5.

13.               Ordinance Adding Section 331-13 to Chapter 1 of Title III, Division 3 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Electrical Meters

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2101.

District Attorney

14.               Request to Establish Professional & Special Services Account in Budget Unit 205

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Eel River Marshal

15.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Deputy Marshal II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


16.               Request to Accept the Conflict of Interest Code for the Kneeland Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

17.               Request to Establish Professional & Special Services Account in Budget Unit 140

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $100.

Employment Training

18.               Extra-Help Extension for Teal Buehler, Vocational Counselor

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

19.               Extra-Help Extension for Fran Davis and Kim Schettig, Office Assistants

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.


20.               Adoption of Supplemental Budget for Local Oversight Program; Budget Unit 432

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $27,494.

21.               Temporary Compensation for Supervising Public Health Nurse Mattie Culver

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize compensation at rate of Director of Public Health Nursing until vacant position is filled.

22.               Subcontracts for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Grants; Fiscal Year 1995-96; HIV CARE Consortium; Budget Unit 470

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign subcontracts with Humboldt Open Door Clinic, Humboldt Home Health Services, Northcountry Clinic, North Coast AIDS Project, and HIV CARE Consortium.

23.               Purchase of Computer System for Budget Unit 422

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and establish fixed-asset line item.

24.               Extra-Help Extensions--Health Education Specialist I/II (4); Senior Fiscal Assistant; Fiscal Assistant I/II; and Medical Office Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extensions.

25.               Mini-Grant in the Amount of $7,611 for Lights, Camera Action a Teen Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant from the Local Injury Control Section of the State Department of Health Services.

26.               Request to Establish Overtime Expenditure Line Item in Budget 415; WIC Nutrition Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $68.00.

27.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Environmental Health Specialist I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Mental Health

28.               Appointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Laurie Dickinson, P.A. to the Allied Health Professional staff, and appoint Linda Kaufman, M.D. to the Medical Staff.

29.               Employment Agreements with Psychiatrists

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Michael Ferguson, M.D.; Diane Shaktman, M.D.; Charlotte Hamilton, M.D.; Mohammad Khan, M.D.; Carl Tuck, M.D.; and Linda Kaufman, M.D.

30.               Agreements for On-Call Psychiatric Services with Psychiatric Services with Psychiatrists

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Michael Ferguson, M.D.; Diane Shaktman, M.D.; Charlotte Hamilton, M.D.; Mohammad Khan, M.D.; Carl Tuck, M.D.; and Linda Kaufman, M.D.

31.               Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Various Community Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Fortuna Union High School, Ferndale Union High School, Arcata High School, McKinleyville High School and Zane Junior High School.

Planning and Building

32.               Amending Chapter 5, Title III, Division 3 of Humboldt County Code, Relating to Flood Damage Prevention

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2102.

33.               Refund of Permit Application Fees to Philip M. Arnot in the Amount of $87.15

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

34.               Refund of Permit Application Fees to Charles G. Nellist in the Amount of $163.92

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

35.               Refund of Permit Application Fees to Jack Viale in the Amount of $353.13

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

Public Works

36.               Request to Adopt Disadvantaged Business Goal of Ten Percent for 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

37.               Transfer of $4,500 from Road Fund Contingency to Cover Cost of Dump Bed Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

38.               Request to Declare Four Solid Waste Container Bins as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

39.               Supplemental Budget of $11,500 in Aviation Division 381 for Repairs to Arcata/Eureka Airport Kitchen

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

40.               Completed Contract for School Road Storm Drain, Project 260500

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Wahlund Construction Company, General Contractor.

41.               Addition of a Mid-Size Sedan to the Approved Motor Pool Vehicle Replacements; Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve addition.

42.               Library Project--Notice of Completion and Certificate of Occupancy

RECOMMENDATION: Sign and record Notice of Completion, and receive the Certificate of Occupancy.


43.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Sheriff's Sergeant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption for position vacated by Wally Williams.


10:00 a.m.--Health

1.                   Human Services Team Monthly Update--Child Welfare League of America Implementation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of Private Industry Council Member (Educational Representative)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Cedric Sampson with term to expire on January 9, 1998.

Public Works

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

3.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Planning and Building

4.                   Parkland Dedication Ordinance, Including a Fee-Inland Portion of McKinleyville Community Planning Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2103.

5.                   1995 Consolidated Plan Amendment Package

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-6, adopting the various General Plan Amendments previously approved by the Board; adopt Ordinance Nos. 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107 and 2108 implementing previously approved Zone Reclassification for Northcoast Properties Bonham, Nolan Trucking, Manila Community Services District and Horvath; and adopt Resolution No. 96-7 for the Manila Community Services District project for forwarding to the California Coastal Commission.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

7.                   Second 14-Day Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency asa Result of the December 12, 1995 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-8.

8.                   Resolution Requesting Governor to Proclaim a State of Emergency as a Result of the Storms, Winds and Extremely Heavy Rainfall in Humboldt County on December 29, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Resolution signed by Supervisor Dixon on January 2, 1996.


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

Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action Required)

I.                     CLOSED SESSION (None)

J.                   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.                   Supervisor Fulkerson presented a plaque to Supervisor Dixon in acknowledgment and in honor of his service as Board Chairman in 1995.See attachment for more.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of December 1995

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of December 1995.

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.