9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Jesse Exline of the Native American Community



1.                   Proclamation Declaring the Week of November 17, 1996 as Cross Country Nationals Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring November 21, 1996 as Great American Smokeout Day in Humboldt County (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Resolution Acknowledging the Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders' Dinner (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

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 Services

1.                   Three-Year Lease Agreement for the Operation of the Humboldt County Fair

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the Humboldt County Fair Association.

2.                   Supplemental Budget of $170,000 from Jail Construction--COP's Revenue Line Item to New Jail Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget (no impact to the General Fund).

3.                   Agreement with Redwood Community Agency for Economic Development Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Board Assistant

4.                   Resolution of Commendation to Mr. Bill Early and Late Mr. Paul Jadro (The Samoa Nuts) (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation for presentation at a luncheon of November 20, 1996.

Court Executive Office

5.                   Request to Pursue Federal Funding not to Exceed $150,000 for Developing Humboldt Co. Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Court Executive Officer to pursue funds from the United States Justice Department.

Employment Training

6.                   Purchase Order with D and G Cabinet Shop--Materials and Labor to Build a Counter Top for Reception Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase order for an amount of $2,350 (no impact to General Fund).


7.                   Extra-Help Extension for Angela Thurston Medical Office Assistant in Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension to a maximum of 960 hours.

8.                   Appointments to the Integrated Waste Management Independent Hearing Panel

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Paul Kirk, Mary Gearheart and Dr. Margaret Lang.

9.                   Contract No. 96-26069 Project LEAN for the Period of July 1, 1996 Through June 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the State Department of Health Services.

Mental Health

10.               1996-97 Renewal Application for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Block Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the renewal application for the federal block grant in the amount of $495,602.

11.               Appointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointments of Louis Glatch, M.D., Oliver Swigert, M.D., Michael Burleson, M.D., Joan Hoffman, M.D. and J. Tim Haskett N.P.

12.               Extra-Help Extensions for Linda Alm, Angela Conners, William Grimes, Valerie Morris and Kelly Sanders

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for 960 hours.


13.               Lease Agreement with Jack Retzloff for Office Space Located at 333 "J" Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement for a lease of 3,856 square feet at $2,800 a month.

14.               Joan Ormond Serving as Acting PACE Supervisor Until a New Supervising Probation Officer Can be Hired

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Supervising Probation Officer compensation for Ms. Ormond effective October 6, 1996.

Public Works

15.               Transfer to Establish Line Item 1200-325-8-760 to Provide Funds for Purchase of Replacement Generator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $738 (no impact to the General Fund).

16.               Transfer of $5,000 from Contracts Expenditures to New Fixed Asset in Solid Waste Budget Unit 438

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $5,000 to purchase construct fence at Shively Container Site (Solid Waste budget).

17.               Position Overlap for Deputy Public Works Director in Charge of Road, Bridge and Equipment Maintenance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve overlap with incumbent for period not to exceed three months (funds from Road Fund).

18.               Completed Contract Including Change Orders with R. Brown Construction Inc. General Contractor

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract for repair work completed on Dyerville Loop Road (Post Mile 4.87).


19.               Extra-Help Extensions for Herb Frahman, Valerie Jansen, Elsie McManus and Bruce Slocum

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extensions to a maximum of 960 hours.

Social Services

20.               Temporary Pay Increase for Social Worker Supervisor I Joanne Wightman

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay at Program Manager II level until vacant position is filled.

21.               Lease with Johnson's Trailer Rentals for a Double-Wide Office Module

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease at a monthly net cost of $248 for General Services Unit.

22.               Transfer of $15,474 Through Contingencies for Court-Appointed Special Advocates Visitation Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer (no increase in General Fund).


9:05 a.m.

1.                   Restructuring California's Electric Utilities Industry Ramification of Implementation of AB 1890 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 3, 1996.

9:30 a.m.

2.                   Status of Fiscal Year 1996-97 Revenues and Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from CAO and continue to December 10, 1996.

10:45 a.m.

3.                   Update on Domestic Partner Registration Public Input (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear update from Human Rights Commission.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road Bridge and Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 28 for $50,000 for Jail Phase I (no impact to the General Fund).

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (No Action)

3.                   Roadway Storm Damage Repair Update (Storms for Calendar Year 1995)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept and file update.

Coroner-Public Administrator

4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Deputy Coroner-Public Administrator Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

5.                   Presentation by Coroner-Public Administrator--Various Issues

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and take appropriate action (if required).

Community Assistance Unit

6.                   Administrative Penalty Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on December 3, 1996.

Social Services

7.                   TRENDS Report for the Period Ending September 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 17, 1996.


8.                   Disallocation of Office Assistant I/II Position and Allocation of Medical Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions for Healthy Moms Program.

9.                   Allocation of Half-Time Medical Office Assistant I/II Position in Budget Unit 460 (Maternal and Child Health)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and exempt position from hiring freeze.

10.               Request to Exempt Various Positions in Health Department from Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Exempt the following positions Supervising Public Health Nurse (01) Fiscal Assistant I/II (01) and Senior Medical Office Assistant (04).

11.               Supplemental Budget and FTE Increase for Budget Unit 431, Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Increase .5 FTE Substance Abuse Counselor I/II position to .75 FTE and approve a supplemental budget of $6,707 for the receipt of one-time PTEP funds.

12.               Supplemental Budget and Temporary Allocation of Personnel-Interim Statewide Automated Welfare System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $569,846; allocate the positions of Eligibility Supervisor I, Eligibility Workers II (6) and Staff Services Manager I; and transfer $28,000 from Communications Account to Telephone System account (Revenue Offset).


13.               POST Management Study and Implementation Plan for Humboldt County Sheriff's Department

RECOMMENDATION: Review and accept Management Study and Implementation Plan (no increase in General Fund).

Administrative Services

14.               County Property at Spruce Point

RECOMMENDATION: Not interested in selling at this time.

15.               Supplemental Budget--Purchases of Voice Mail System, Telephone Systems and Related Misc. Purchases

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $47,000 from Telephone Capitalization Fund; and authorize Administrative Services to issue bids (after County Counsel review of the bid documents) accept bids, and issue purchase and installation of a digital telephone switch and voice mail equipment.

Administrative Office (CAO)

16.               Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action)


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

1.                   OFF AGENDA ITEM-- Threat to Public Services or Facilities Per California Government Code Section 54952

RECOMMENDATION: Found the need for closed session after November 12, 1996 agenda was posted.

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.                   Lorraine Miller-Wolf, Robert R. Cramer and Suzanne Courin of Taxpayers for Headwaters voiced concerns about law enforcement behavior during the recent protests.Charles Day supported the County reopening the Arcata and Fortuna Courts and using the money earmarked for a new court facility for a homeless processing center.

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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