TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1996

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend David Stenner of the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Fortuna



1.                   Resolution Declaring June 18, 1996 as a Day of Recognition for Breast Cancer Awareness (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Breast Cancer Early Detection Program and adopt resolution.

2.                   Certificates of Commendation to Members of the Library Construction Advisory Committee (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign certificates of recognition.

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Standard Contract with State Department of Food and Agriculture for Egg Quality Monitoring

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Contract No. 96-01-41.

Building Maintenance

2.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Building Custodian Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of June 4, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

Coroner-Public Administrator

4.                   Temporary Replacement of Assistant Coroner

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize substitute appointment for the Assistant Coroner-Public Administrator position.

County Clerk-Recorder

5.                   Request to Hire Robin Nielsen Microfilm Tech I/II at Range 152 Step B

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

6.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Donald Walsh

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Court Executive Officer

7.                   Transfer of $30,000 from Contingency Fund to Cover Jury Expenses for Balance of Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

8.                   Purchase of Two Copiers from State Surplus in the Amount of $1,501.50

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

9.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Court Clerk I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

10.               Request to Create Contributions to Civil Fee Microfilm Fund Line Item in the Amount of $2,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and transfers, and create Contributions from General Fund line item ($2,500).

11.               Purchase of FACTS Software and NT Server in the Amount of $188,400

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 25, 1996.

District Attorney

12.               Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program Grant Application for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-45 and authorize Chair to sign award sheet for $224,633.

Employment Training

13.               Request to Disallocate One Vocational Counselor Position and to Issue a Layoff Notice

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

14.               Purchase of Special Close-Up Lens with Attached Head Gear in the Amount of $700

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for Job Training Partnership Act client.

15.               Purchase of Internet Server for Use by Counselors to Research Labor Market Information for Customers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $20,000.


16.               Request for Supplemental Budget for AIDS Drug Assistance Program in the Amount of $5,135

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for use of epivir-lamivudine, a new pharmaceutical for AIDS treatment.

17.               Revised Budgets for Child Health and Disability Prevention Program and Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised budgets for funding from Children's Medical Services Branch of State Dept. of Health.

18.               Supplemental Budget for Health Education's Professional Training/Seminars Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $350 from Humboldt State University for seminar held at same.

19.               Purchase of Two Computer Systems and the Mounting and Framing of a Donated Annie Liebowitz Photo

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of systems at $4,000 and approve mounting and framing of photo at $610.

20.               Purchase of Two Computer Systems with Modems and Two CD ROMs in the Amount of $5,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for the HIV Prevention Planning Process.

21.               Purchase of a FAX Machine for Local Assistance Block Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $1,500.

22.               Contract for Medical Services at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and Juvenile Hall

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with California Forensics Medical Group.

Mental Health

23.               Amendment to Agreement with Crestwood Hospitals for Long-Term Care of Mentally Ill in IMD Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to agreement increase total compensation from $890,000 to $950,000.

24.               Mental Health Department Charge Rate Schedule

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and adopt submitted charge rate schedule effective July 1, 1996 as required by State.

Public Works

25.               Request for increase in the Amount of $23,000 for the Motor Pool Budget Fund 3500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request due to the rate increases in fuel prices and increased Public Works support for fuel monitoring and computer support activities.

26.               Resolution of Intention to Vacate a Portion of Patricks Point Drive and Scheduling of Public Hearing

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-46 and schedule public hearing for August 13, 1996.

27.               Agreement with Del Norte County for LPS Conservator Services for Fiscal Year 1995-96 for $17,000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


28.               Agreement with Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for accepting $45,000 for the eradication of marijuana.

Social Services

29.               Contract in the Amount of $8,100 for the Provisions of Training to Social Work Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the University of California, Davis.

30.               Increased Funding for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Foster Care and General Relief

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 25, 1996.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

31.               Purchase of Personal Computers in an Amount Up to $31,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Veterans Service Office

32.               Calif. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Certification of Compliance for Subvention and Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign appropriate forms.


9:15 a.m. Human Services Team

1.                   Monthly Report May 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.                   TRENDS Report for the Period Ending March 31, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

3.                   Adoption of Alternative Response Team Budget and Allocation of Alternative Response Team Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Establish new budget of $435,412; allocate personnel and approve purchase of fixed assets.

10:00 a.m. Planning and Building

4.                   Report from the Planning Review Committee

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

Continued Public Hearing Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   1996-97 Update of the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt revised fees, excepting Planning Fees and Cooperative Extension fees.

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: Award contract for Mattole Road repairs at Post Mile 6.0 et al to John N. Petersen Inc. and hold bid opening on July 16, 1996 for repairs to Mattole Road at Post Mile 2.35.

3.                   Request for Discontinuation of Southern Humboldt Extension to the Redwood Transit System

RECOMMENDATION: Delay decision on request until the Association of Governments Board of Directors has reviewed request.

4.                   Agreement with the McKinleyville Community Services District for the Allocation of Quimby Act Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


5.                   Approval of 1996-97 and 1997-98 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-47.

6.                   Ratification of 1996-98 Memorandum of Understanding with Deputy Sheriff's Organization 7 (Management)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-48 and authorize Chair to sign said memorandum of understanding.

7.                   Ratification of 1994-96 Memorandum of Understanding with the County Attorneys' Association (Unit 5)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-49.

Administrative Services

8.                   Maritime Museum

RECOMMENDATION: Do not pursue the purchase or lease of Maritime Museum building at 1410 Second St. in Eureka.


9.                   Selection of Firm to Perform Annual Audit for Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1996, 1997 and 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Select the firm David L. Moonie & Company of Eureka.

Administrative Office (CAO)

10.               Report on Proposed Legislation--SB 1665 (Telemedicine) and HR 3067 (Methamphetamine Control)

RECOMMENDATION: Support both pieces of legislation.


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)

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.                   Nancy Dervin provided information on the status of people living at the South Jetty.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Proposed Rate Decrease in the Landfill Tipping Fee, a Rate Adjustment to the Solid Waste Franchise Contracts, a Contract Amendment Increasing the Haul Rate for the Hooper Trucking Container Site Contract, and a Rate Increase at the County Owned Container Sites and Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: See scanned document for detailed recommendations which include:approve a decrease in landfill disposal fee.

2.                   Request for Adoption of an Interim Monitoring Program and Adaptive Management Practices for Gravel Removal from the Lower Eel and Van Duzen Rivers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Indemnity Agreement with Extraction Review Team and Continue hearing to July 2, 1996.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

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

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

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.