TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1996

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend John McDonald of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Eureka


C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (None)

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.                   Update of Humboldt County Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2120 implementing fees and charges approved on June 18, 1996.


2.                   Transfer of $3,000 to Enable the Purchase of a Personal Computer and Software

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

3.                   Representation of the Assessor in Property Tax Assessment Appeals and Litigation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the law offices of Brett L. Price.

4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Appraisal Technician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

5.                   Revenue/Trust Fund to Account for, and Track, State-County Property Tax Administration Program

RECOMMENDATION: Establish trust fund in amount of $210,806, adopt supplemental budget and approve personal allocations.


6.                   Increase in Compensation for Senior Fiscal Assistant, Lynda Shallenberger, Effective July 2, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve 10% increase until Karen Templeton Executive Secretary returns from leave.

Board of Supervisors

7.                   State Coastal Conservancy Funding of Bear Creek Watershed Monitoring Project (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support to Penny Allen Chair of the Conservancy.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Appointment of Don London to the Mental Health Board as a "Family of Consumer" Representative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on January 26, 1998.

9.                   Emergency Appointments to the Orick Design Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Martha Peals, Ed Salsedo and Lorraine Johnson on an emergency basis.

10.               Appointment of Fifth District Representative to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Murrey Wolfe with term to expire on June 30, 1999.

Court Executive Office

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

12.               Purchase of Law Library Shelving Jury Commissioner Modular Units and File Cabinets ($26,880)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

District Attorney

13.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Legal Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

14.               Modification to Purchase Laptop Computer Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Establish "Computer" fixed asset account in the amount of $3,903.

District Attorney--Family Support

15.               Transfer of $30,000 from Contingency Fund No. 1380 (Family Support Enforcement)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer for implementation of Statewide Automated Child Support System.

Elections Division

16.               Transfer of $33,000 from Contingency Fund to Elections Fixed-Asset Account No. 140-8-983

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to complete purchase of Global Elections Accu-Vote voting system.

Employment Training

17.               Transfer of $50,000 into a Fixed-Asset Computer Account to Purchase a Multi-Media Software

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to Computer Software line item.

18.               Disallocation of Two Employment and Training Program Coordinators Effective June 28, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Personnel Director to issue layoff notices.


19.               Contract Amendment with North Coast Emergency Medical Services for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract amount of $20,591 and transfer $4,853 from the Contingency Fund.

20.               User Agreement with United Indian Health Services Inc. for Building at 77 Walnut Way in Willow Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign user agreement.

21.               Purchase of Two Computers and an Ink-Jet Computer Printer in the Amount of $4,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for use in the Health Department Pharmacy.

22.               Purchase of Fixed Assets (Computer Systems) for Budget Unit 431 Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $8,000.

23.               Purchase of Two Computer Systems and One Printer for the Tobacco Education Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $5,920.

24.               Amendment to Participating County Contract for County Medical Services Program--Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment pertaining to paying for health care provided to indigents.

25.               Revised Budget ($7,211) for California Children's Services Program for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised budget for purchase of computer system laptop.

26.               Declaration of Intent Not to Apply for Rural Health Services Program Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign declaration due to no available funding for County to administer program.

Library Services

27.               Supplemental Budget of $16,000--$1,200 for a Universal Power System $2,400 for Data Processing Costs, $400 for a Printer, $8,000 for Library Corporation and $4,000 for Computer Information Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

28.               Net-Negotiated Amount Contract (NNA12-94) for $2,379,606 for Three Year Multi-Year Contract Period

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Interim Director to sign contract amendment with State Alcohol/Drug Programs.

29.               Amendment to Drug/Medi-Cal Contract No. DMC 12-95 (State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Interim Director to sign contract amendment for $267,031 for Fiscal Year 1995-96.

30.               Specialized Patient Billing, Reporting and Management Information System Software and Timeshare Access

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with PSP Information Group Inc.

31.               Transfer of $566 from Special Departmental Expense Line Item to Misc. Computer Equipment Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer for purchase of equipment needed to facilitate Computer Network Expansion.


32.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding for Unit 6 (Humboldt Deputy Sheriff's Organization)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-50 providing for a change in medical plan benefits.

Planning and Building

33.               Refund to Janssen, Malloy, Marchi, Needham and Morrison Attorneys at Law in the Amount of $150

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund of deposit for unnecessary appearance at trial (Simone v. State of California).

34.               Mitchell Quitclaim and Reconveyance and New Conveyance and Agreement Case No. PMS-57-88

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign appropriate documents affecting Parcel No. 511-141-13.


35.               Supplemental Budget for Additional Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Grant Funding for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $3,882.

36.               Joint Powers Agreement for Humboldt County to Become a Member of the Regional Council of Rural Counties and for the Continued Use of Crystal Creek Boot Camp

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Shasta County.

Public Works

37.               Transportation Development Act Claim in the Amount of $606,972

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign claim.

38.               Purchase of Air-Supplied Respirator with Mask (and Additional Mask) in the Amount of $952

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for safely removing residual paint from 100 gallon tanks which store paint.

39.               Airport Improvement Program Grant Application for the Arcata-Eureka Airport in the Amount of $686,322

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Application No. AIP 3-06-0010-18.

40.               Acquisition and Development Fund Application in the Amount of $227,000 (90%) for Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign application for submittal to Calif. Dept. of Transportation.

41.               Murray Field Improvement Grant (AIP No. 3-06-0072-03) Funding Shortfall

RECOMMENDATION: Reject all bids for Murray Field Project No. 911300 based on insufficient funding and authorize the Public Works Director to sign grant application no. AIP 3-06-0072-04 ($297,450) for Murray Field.

42.               Allocation of Insurance Savings and Appropriation Increase of $36,249 for Aviation Division Fund 3530

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

43.               Ordinance Amending Humboldt County Schedule of Fees/Changes Pertaining to Garbage Disposal Rates

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2121 implementing fess and charges approved on June 18, 1996.

Social Services

44.               Greater Avenues for Independence Program Agreements for Fiscal Year 1996-97 (GAIN)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contracts with Employment Development Dept. ($119,900); Humboldt Child Care Council ($44,764 and $165,000); and Public Health Dept. for Cal-Learn case management services.

Supplemental Item-- Administrative Services

45.               Purchase of Overhead Projector and FAX Machine in the Amount of $1,720

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Supplemental Item-- Employment Training

46.               Purchase of Exterior Sign ($1,900) for the Job Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Supplemental Item--Justice System Subvention Program

47.               Agreement for Administering the County Justice System Subversion Program (AB 90)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Jacqueline Mottaz.

Supplemental Item-- Personnel

48.               Purchase of Additional Parts for Computer System in the Amount of $1,100

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


9:05 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation from Charles Taylor, Foreman of the 1995-96 Grand Jury (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

9:10 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Report from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

9:30 a.m. Sheriff

3.                   Community Based Punishment Options Plan (CBPOP)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept report and approve committee's Long-Term Approach and Recommendations for Implementing CBPOP as stated in Executive Summary, authorize Sheriff Lewis to submit CBPOP to Board of Corrections and direct county staff and request that appointed CBPOP committee members continue to meet periodically to monitor legislation, funding opportunities and partnerships that could emerge to provide funding for plan.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Recommendations from Planning Commission on Protection of Agricultural Land (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Board to appoint an Agricultural Advisory Committee pursuant to Section 1500 of General Plan and continue discussion to July 2, 1996.

10:30 a.m. Planning and Building

5.                   Progress Report on Avenue of the Giants Community Plan Meetings

RECOMMENDATION: Refer Plan update process changes to annual service review and budget hearings.

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)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation-- Increase Public Library Foundation Funds to $20,870,000

RECOMMENDATION: Support item no. 6120-221-001 in the State budget for 1996-97.

Social Services

4.                   Need for Increased Appropriations for AFDC, Foster Care and for General Relief

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to return after the end of Fiscal Year 1995-96 to report to the Board on the status of appropriations in AFDC Foster Care, Aid to Adoptions and General Relief and make appropriate recommendations.


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)

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.                   Robert Vaughn said that the collection procedures of the County's Revenue Recovery Division would add more people to County's homeless population.Charles Day complained that the Environmental Health Division would not extend the 30-day requirement to remove an underground tank from his rental property in Orick.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Athgarven Zone Reclassification; Centerville Area File No. 101-111-04; Case No. ZR-07-95

RECOMMENDATION: Rezone 18 acres via 10-year phaseout provisions of Government Code from Timberland Production Zone to Agriculture Exclusive Zone with Recreation Combining Zone 160 Acre Minimum Parcel Size and rezoning 22 acres from Agriculture Exclusive to Agriculture Exclusive with a recreation combining zone 160 acre minimum parcel size; and adopt ordinance No. 2122.

2.                   Mahoney Zone Reclassification Salmon Creek Area File No. 212-061-12; Case No. ZR-04-95

RECOMMENDATION: Rezone 2 acres from Unclassified to Timber Production Zone and adopt Ordinance No. 2123.

3.                   Cosby Zone Reclassification; Blue Lake Area File No. 516-221-01; Case No. ZR-09-05

RECOMMENDATION: Rezone 1/2 acre from Agriculture General with Special Building Site Combining Zone indicating minimum parcel size in that shown on map of record to Timber Production Zone and 1/2 acre from Timber Production Zone to Agriculture General with Special Building Site Combining Zone indicating that minimum parcel size is that shown on map of record via Ten-Year Phaseout Provisions of Government Code and adopt Ordinance No. 2124.

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.)

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