8:30 AM AND 9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag



1.                   Resolution Honoring Assemblyman Dan Hauser (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Resolution Commending Frank Wingo for His Years of Service (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Resolution Commending Nancy Guy for Her Years of Service (Supervisor Fulkerson)

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 Office (CAO)

1.                   Garberville Redway Tourist Information Booth Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair to sign agreement with Garberville Redway Chamber of Commerce.

2.                   City of Eureka Reimbursement for Utility Relocation for New Jail and Street Light

RECOMMENDATION: Request refund of $147,947 from City of Eureka.

3.                   Appointment of Interim Coroner/Public Administrator

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend appointment of Bradley K. Smith, Assistant Coroner as the Interim Coroner/Public Administrator.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution Commending Evelyn Rusk for Her Contributions to Community Cornerstone Inc. Training Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

5.                   Ordinance Amending Section 431-40 of Humboldt County Code Relating to Parking in the Garberville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2137.

Court Executive Officer

6.                   Allow the Extension of Extra Help Use Beyond 480 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of temporary appointment of 480 hours to the following employees:Jason Rieke, Rosanna Fletcher, Stephen Klein and Connie Snell-Webb.

District Attorney

7.                   FY 1996-97 Contracts-County Childrens Trust Fund and Contract with Redwoods Community Action Agency to Provide Coordinator Services to Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendation.

Office of Emergency Services

8.                   Twenty-One Day Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency as a Result of the December 8, 1996 Storm and Flood

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution No. 96-91.

Employment Training

9.                   Extension of Extra Help Hours for Christine Watkins, Educational Lab Instructor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension not to exceed 960 hours.

10.               Cost Reimbursement Subagreement Between College of the Redwoods and the County of Humboldt for Basic Skills Lab Coordinator Period October 1, 1996 Through June 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign subagreement.


11.               Purchase of One Fume Vac System for use in Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase.

12.               AIDS Drug Assistance Program Supplemental Budget for FY 1996/97 BU #422, Health

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Auditor-Controller to increase the AIDS Drug Assistance Program $7,817.

Information Services

13.               Rejection of Proposals in Response to the Request for Proposals for New Tax Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Information Services to reject all proposals.


14.               Authorize Substitute Appointment of Deputy Marshal I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize a substitute appointment of one full time Deputy Marshal I/II.

Mental Health

15.               Employment Agreement with Brenda Lightfoote-Young M.D. Effective January 6, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 7, 1997.

16.               Amendment to Perinatal Alcohol Drug Services Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize agreement.

17.               Rehabilitation Cooperative Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the contract and adopt Resolution No. 96-98


18.               Revised Class Descriptions Building Division Positions, Salary Change Development Assistance Specialist II, Adopt Class of Senior Development Assistance Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the revised class descriptions, and salary change.Adopt Resolution No.96-99.

19.               Adopt Management Class of Housing and Assistance Coordinator Allocate Position in Budget Unit 103 and Exempt from Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-100.

Planning and Building

20.               Disbursement of $7,122.96 from the Parkland Dedication Fund No. 3707 to McKinleyville Community Services District for Improvements at Hiller Park

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Auditor-Controller to issue warrant in the amount of $7,122.96.


21.               Community Based Punishment Options Planning Committee and the SB 1760 Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Community Based Punishment Options Planning Committee members to be members of the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.

Public Works

22.               Purchase of a Vertical File to Hold Plans Generated by the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase.

23.               First Amendment to Agreement Arcata Eureka Airport with the firm Shutt Moen Associates

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

24.               Fernwood Subdivision APN 18-121-02 Cutten Area of Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Fernwood Subdivision as complete and record map.

25.               MOU Between Humboldt County and Humboldt Sanitation Company Regarding a Savings Account Established by Humboldt Sanitation Company as a Surety for Performance of Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize Chair to sign memorandum of understanding.

26.               Procedure for Compensation for County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-101 amending Section 6 of Resolution 96-37.

Risk Manager

27.               Extension Beyond 480 Hour Limitation for One Temporary Extra Help Employee in Risk Management Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Risk Management to employ Dennice Stone as temporary extra help beyond 480 hours to 960 hours.

Social Services

28.               Agreement with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)for Visitation Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement with CASA.

29.               TRENDS Report September 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file TRENDS report.


30.               Amendment to 1996-97 and 1997-98 Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-102.


Time Certain

1.                   Big Lagoon Rancheria Casino Development (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

10:00 a.m.

2.                   BLM Presentation of $102,000 to the County of Humboldt and the Sheriff's Department (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

Time Certain

3.                   Update on Beaches and Dunes Issues (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

4.                   Report from Ministerial Association Regarding Upcoming Public Forum (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

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)

District Attorney

1.                   Request to Vacate Position and Exemption from Hiring Freeze Paralegal I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve deallocation and exemptions.

Human Services Cabinet

2.                   December 1996 Human Services Cabinet Monthly Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

3.                   Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the development of Drug Court.

Court Executive Officer

3.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption Court Clerk I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve emption.

4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption One Court Clerk I/II Position and One Court Clerk I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions.

5.                   Request for Transfer of Funds from Temporary Courthouse Construction and Establishment of Fixed Asset Account for Computers

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Auditor-Controller to process the transfer.

County Administrative Officer

6.                   Courthouse Temporary Construction Fund Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Establish new line item for furniture and approve contingencies transfer of $52,689.

Court Executive Officer

7.                   Lease Purchase of Executone Telephone System

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to County Counsel for review of contract and bidding process.


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

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

3.                   Negotiation with Eureka Redevelopment Agency (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider hiring Redevelopment expert to assist with negotiations.

4.                   Adoption of Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolutions.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION 8:30 A.M.

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

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.                   Stan Valdez spoke of his concerns regarding the money that is deducted from his General Relief allotment for housing costs because he is currently living at the Rescue Mission.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Administrative Officer

1.                   Mediation First Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the policy.

K.                  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.