TUESDAY, JULY 09, 1996

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Bill Eudy of the Fortuna First Church of the Nazarene


1.                   Letter of Protest to Mr. Louis Calcagno, Acting Chair of the California Coastal Commission, Concerning the Possible Dismissal of Peter Douglas, Executive Director of the Commission (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said letter.


1.                   Resolution Commending Judge Ronald Rowland for His Years of Service to Humboldt County (Supervisor Kirk)

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

2.                   Presentation from Humboldt Health Families Program and Recognition for Participation in Project (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Dr. Rebecca Stauffer.

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.                   Resolutions Authorizing Submittal of 1996 Community Development Block Grant Planning and Technical Assistance Applications Under Both the General and Economic Development Allocations

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 96-52 and 96-53.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution for the Support of the Trinity River System (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-54.

County Counsel

3.                   Transfer of $20,076 from Salaries and Wages Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover unexpected expenditures during Fiscal Year 1995-96

Court Executive Office

4.                   Supplemental Budget of $150,000 for Trial Court Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

5.                   Agreement with Christopher Metzger Attorney at Law for Advisory Services for Small Claims Court

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


6.                   Request for Reduction of Health Education Specialist I/II Position from 1.0 FTE to .80 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for reduction in position in HIV CARE Consortium.

7.                   Purchase of Computer System and Software for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,374.

8.                   Purchase of Computer Software for Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,050.

Public Works

9.                   Assignment of Lease and Consent to Assignment and Lease for Pasture Land at Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said documents (Mike Radley, Assignor; C and L Scott Assignees).

10.               Transfer within 1995-96 Approved Budget in Department 164 for Purchase of a New Computer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer in the amount of $2,

11.               Temporary Pay Increase for Greg Melanson Materials Testing Technician Effective June 10, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase to level of Materials Testing Engineer until Clark Fenton returns from leave.

Risk Management

12.               Amendment of Joint Powers Agreement Creating the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to said agreement.


13.               Marijuana Suppression Program Grant Award for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution for signing of Award Face Sheet and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN (None)

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge, and Airport Projects (None)

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

Employment Training

3.                   Appointment of Private Industry Council Member (PIC) to Serve as Chair Through June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jacques Debets through June 30, 1998.

Planning and Building

4.                   Deliberation on Appeal of Planning Director's Decision to Deny Variance to Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Construction within the Flood Plain; Seventh Day Adventist Church, Applicant/Appellant; AP 211-151-20; Redwood Area Camp at Dyerville Loop Road (PUBLIC HEARING WAS CLOSED ON MAY 14, 1996.)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue indefinitely pending receipt of additional information.

5.                   Consolidated Minor General Plan Amendments and Zone Reclassifications

RECOMMENDATION: Process minor plan amendments and zone reclassifications as contained in staff report.


6.                   Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Contract; Division of Environmental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Recycling Research and Development Inc. to conduct collection, transport, and disposal for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Administrative Office (CAO)

7.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Taken)


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

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

3.                   Consideration of Transient Occupancy Tax for RV Parks, Campgrounds, Hotels and Motels on Ballot

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Bill O'Neill voiced strong objections to the letter he received from Mad River Biologists pertaining to a $260 charge for Snowy Plover surveys.He did not feel that gravel operators were responsible for these charges and he felt that information had been withheld from the operators pertaining to these charges.

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.)

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