TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1996

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Hillard Ranta of the Lutheran Church of Arcata



1.                   Proclamation Declaring August 10-17, 1996 as Lighthouse Recognition Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Week of July 21-27, 1996 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation to Humboldt County Fair for its Centennial Celebration (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

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.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Economic Development Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


2.                   Increase in Compensation for Curtis Gill, Appraiser II, from Salary Range 257, Step A to Step D

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in recognition of Mr. Gill's advanced skill levels.


3.                   Audit of Financial Statements of the County of Humboldt for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposed contract with David L. Moonie and Company CPAs.

4.                   Proposal of David L. Moonie and Co. CPAs to Provide Annual Audit for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $1,500 from Contingency Fund to Professional Services--Audit line item.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Study Session on The Reduction and/or Elimination of Methamphetamines (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Reserve Monday, September 16 and September 23, 1996 1:30 p.m. for study session.

6.                   Letter of Support for Humboldt County Fair Association's Pioneer Family Parade (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign letter to CalTrans endorsing the Pioneer Family Parade.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Resolution from the City of Arcata Requesting Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the State-Wide General Election to be Held November 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned upon the City reimbursing the County for costs incurred.

8.                   Resolution from the City of Blue Lake Requesting Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the State-Wide General Election to be Held November 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned upon the City reimbursing the County for costs incurred.

9.                   Resolution from the City of Eureka Requesting Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the State-Wide General Election to be Held November 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned upon the City reimbursing the County for cost s incurred.

10.               Resolution from City of Rio Dell Requesting Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the State-Wide General Election to be Held November 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned upon the City reimbursing the County for costs incurred.

Community Assistance Unit (CAU)

11.               Request to Authorize the CAU to Waive Costs in Appropriate Cases When the Property Owner Completes Abatement of Violations During the Initial 30-Day Time Period Prescribed by the First Abatement Notice

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Court Executive Office

12.               Compensation for Courtroom Clerk, Mary Jones at Rate for Senior Court Clerk Effective February 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve compensation until the court consolidation is complete.


13.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Public Health Nurse Position and .5 FTE Senior Public Health Nurse Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions and disallocate vacant .5 FTE Public Health Nurse position, Position 006.

14.               Local Underground Storage Tank Clean-up Oversight Program 1996-97 Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the State Water Resource Control Board.

Library Services

15.               Supplemental Budget of $2,145--Grant from the Senior Citizens Foundation for Purchase of "Shoprider"

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

16.               Audit of California Library and Renovation Bond Act Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Mental Health

17.               Equipment Purchased with Federal Drug Free School, High Risk Youth Set-Aside Funds--Bright Futures

RECOMMENDATION: Sell Equipment to the Hoopa Tribal Education Association at a nominal price of $10.

18.               Disallocation of Medical Office Assistant Position and Allocation of Senior Medical Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation and allocation.

19.               Allocation of Officer Services Supervisor Position and Disallocation of Senior Medical Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and disallocation.

Public Works

20.               Lease with California Department of Forestry for Use of Rohnerville Airport as Fire-Attack Base

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease to September 30, 2020 and increase rent to $300 per month.

21.               Construction of Rehabilitation of Mattole River Bridge on Lindley Road; Project No. BRLO-5904 (9)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 13, 1996.

22.               Construction of Harrison Avenue Phase II Between Myrtle Avenue and Manzanita Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 13, 1996.

23.               Application for Clean Water Act Funds for Coastal and Environmental Management Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify application submitted to Environmental Protection Agency for the mapping of riparian vegetation along Lower Van Duzen and Eel Rivers required of the gravel operators by Interim Monitoring Program.


24.               Transfer of $90,000 Through Contingency Fund to Cover Unforeseen Expenses in Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Budget Unit 243 to Budget Unit 221 through Contingency Fund.

25.               Operating/Financial Plan for Controlled Substances from United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign and date said plan.

Social Services

26.               1995 Community-Based Family Resource Program Grant Through the Office of Child Abuse Prevention

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application for sending to the California Department of Social Services.

27.               Proposed Fifth Amendment to Family Preservation Agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to state case management services, including assessment are included.

Supplemental Items--Public Works

28.               Letter Requesting Office of Emergency Services to Take a More Pro-Active Role in Opposing FEMA Landslide Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign latter to Senator Thompson and Assemblyman Hauser.

29.               Ordinance Amending Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV, of the Humboldt County Code by Adding Thereto Section 431-20.1. Relating to Parking on Butler Valley Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2125.

Supplemental Item--Communications

30.               Second Amendment to License to Garberville Cable TV (aka Boulder Ridge Cable Television, dba Starstream Communications) Signed August 4, 1981

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Amendment.

Supplemental Item--Mental Health

31.               Approval for Purchase of Furniture and Equipment for New Children, Youth and Family Service Building

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize purchase of equipment and approve transfer into fixed asset line items.


9:15 a.m. Planning and Building and 1996-97 Update of the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

1.                   Report from the Planning Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Take final action during budget hearings.

2.                   Continued Public Hearing on Schedule of Humboldt County Fees and Charges-- Cooperative Extension and Planning and Building

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 20, 1996.

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

3.                   Humboldt County Waste Management Authority Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in concept and refer back to staff for further review.

11:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   County Director of Finance

RECOMMENDATION: Abandon proposal.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications for Golden Gate Drive project and hold bid opening 08/13/96.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation



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

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

3.                   Regional Council of Rural Counties Fall Conference--September 11-13, 1996 in Yreka (Supervisor Dixon)


H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. (None)

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.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Request for Variance to Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Construction within the Flood Plain; TIM and ROBERT MIRANDA, Applicants; File No. AP106-031-26; 965 Waddington Road, Ferndale

RECOMMENDATION: Approve variance to allow an addition to an existing milking barn to be wet-flood-proofed in lieu of elevating or dry flood proofing.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Annual Community Development Block Grant Grantee Performance Reports

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grantee performance reports.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of June 1996

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of June 1996.

L.                   STUDY SESSION—1996-97 PROPOSED COUNTY BUDGET--2:15 P.M.


1.                   Study Session on the Budget Units for the Humboldt County Court System

RECOMMENDATION: Hold study session.

M.                 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.