9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Phil Nesset of the Trinidad/Orick Presbyterian Church


1.                   Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency and Requesting Governor Wilson to Proclaim a State of Emergency; and Request a Presidential Declaration

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-37.


1.                   Certificate of Commendation from California Highway Patrol to Jackie Turner (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Present to Ms. Turner from CHP representatives.

2.                   Resolution Supporting White Ribbon Campaign of 1995 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring Strike Out Snuff for Week of March 18, 1995 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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.                   Amendment to Contract with State Board of Corrections for Remodel of County Jail

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Request for Project to Underground Utilities on Bell Hill (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Public Works for report and recommendation back to the board.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of March 7, 1995


4.                   Correction to Board Order From Meeting of February 21, 1995 PALCO Vested Right

RECOMMENDATION: Approve correction to Board Order No. L-1.

5.                   Appointment to County Crime Commission Working with Law Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. George Berry as Fifth District representative.

6.                   Disbanding of Various Board-Appointed Groups

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 28, 1995.

7.                   Policy to Require that an Original and Nine Copies be Filed with the Clerk of the Board when Submitting Public Comments on Board of Supervisors' Public Hearing Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to establish policy.

District Attorney

8.                   Request to Allocate a Full-Time Process Server for the Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Emergency Services

9.                   Fourth Fourteen-Day Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency as a Result of the January 8, 1995 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-35.

10.               Fifth Fourteen-Day Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency as a Result of the December 26, 1994 Earthquake

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-36.

Mental Health

11.               Medical Staff for Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Alma Calhoun, Ph.D.; Michael O'Connor, M.D.; and Edward Kroon M.D.

Planning and Building

12.               Request to Establish a Fixed-Assets Expense Account to Purchase Computers and Other Computer-Related Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, disallocate Office Assistant II position and authorize budget transfer totaling $18,688.

13.               Refund of Application Fees to Dean Smith in the Amount of $166.20

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

Public Works

14.               Seismic Retrofit of Mattole River Bridge (Project No. 100033)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Sequoia Construction Specialties.


15.               Extra Help Extension for Elsie McManus Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

16.               Purchase of Hand-Held Video Camera and Fixed Surveillance Video Camera

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the Amount of $1,900.

Social Services

17.               Agreement with Mad River Community Hospital on Outstationing of Eligibility Workers

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

18.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

19.               Request to Establish a Trust Account Entitled SSI Repayments

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


10:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Mid-Year Financial Report

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to March 28, 1995 for receiving public comments.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Report to the Grand Jury Review of the Vehicle Use Committee Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve report of the Vehicle Use Committee as its response to Grand Jury.

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required) (No Report Required)

District Attorney

4.                   Grant Administered Through the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant funding to Humboldt County in the amount of $13, 446.


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

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 (if needed)

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

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Jacoby Creek Protection Association v. Barnum et al; Westhaven CSD v. Jon Cook et al (94DR0265); and 54956.9(b)

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.                   David Peltier asked that a general plan amendment be made that would allow him to build a secondary dwelling unit on his agriculturally zoned property in the Westhaven area (AP No. 515-121-46).He also supported a permanent homeless shelter in the County funded by Community Development Block Grant funds.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Approval of Conditional Use Permit and Coastal Development Permit Applications; McKinleyville Community Services District, Applicant; File No. 510-2`7-15; Case No. CDP 10-94 and CUP 04-94

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 11, 1995.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   1995 Community Development Block Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Select specific projects for inclusion in the application.


1.                   Presentation by Child Welfare League of America

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt recommendation No. 36 in the submitted report.

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.