9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Douglas Thompson of the Christ Episcopal Church of Eureka



1.                   Resolution Commending James (Jim) E. Josey, Sr. for His Years of Service as Deputy Marshal (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Resolution Commending Charles F. Goodwin for His Years of Service to Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Resolution Commending Posse Commander Herb Frahman for His 31 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.                   Ordinance Adding Chapter 7.5 of Division 7 of Title IX of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Business and Commercial Activity on County Property

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 13, 1996.

2.                   Ordinance Amending Section 261.5 Chapter 1 of Division 6 of title II of the Humboldt Code Relating to Parking at the Humboldt County Library and the Ming Tree Building at 4th and K Streets in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2109.

Administrative Services

3.                   Seismic Analysis of Information Services Building

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken.


4.                   Allocation of State Property Rental Income in the Amount of $115,063.60

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate said income as recommended by the Auditor-Controller.

5.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption-- Senior Fiscal Assistant Position 003

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

6.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from the October 5, 1994 Sale of Tax Deeded Property

RECOMMENDATION: Distribute proceeds as indicated on the submitted Attachment A.

Board of Supervisors

7.                   City of Ferndale Application for FEMA Flood Hazard Mitigation Funds (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

8.                   Resolution of Commendation for Dorothy Flocchini on Her Retirement from Health Department (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution for presentation at retirement dinner on January 20, 1996.

9.                   Resolution Regarding Execution of a Grant Contract with the California Arts Council (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 23, 1996.

10.               Request from City of Trinidad for Elections to Conduct Municipal Election on April 9, 1996 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Elections Division.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Appointment of Susan E. Schramm to the Commission on the Status of Women (Third District)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 1997.

12.               Appointment of James Knox to the Board of Directors for the Redway Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire in November 1999.

13.               Request from the City of Fortuna that the Election Division be Authorized to Contract with the City for Conducting Fortuna's April 9, 1996 Municipal Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.

14.               Reappointments to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Gladys Strope, Sister Pat Carson, Dr. Marianne Pennekamp, Suna Flores and Joy Sundberg.

15.               Cancellation of Board Meetings in 1996; and Agenda Deadlines for Specific Meeting Dates in 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cancellation and deadlines as recommended by the Clerk of the Board.

District Attorney

16.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Juanita Johnson Legal Secretary II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase through County hiring process.

Employment Training

17.               Lease with H-B Developments for Space Located at 427 F Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 23, 1996.

18.               Transfer of $46,186 for the Establishment of an Automated One-Stop Service Delivery System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


19.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Senior Medical Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Library Services

20.               Request to Increase Revolving Fund to $305

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and adopt Resolution No. 96-8.


21.               Request to Transfer $8,000 from Chapter 810 Account to Meet Departmental Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer and establishment of fixed asset accounts for a computer system and printer.

Mental Health

22.               Contract with Humboldt Family Service Center for Drug Diversion Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Interim Mental Health Director to sign said contract.

23.               Small Counties Risk Pool Joint Powers Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Interim Mental Health Director to sign said agreement.

24.               Allocation of Additional Psychiatric Nurse Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

25.               Extra-Help Extension Registered Nurse (2) and Mental Health Worker (1)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Chris Sweitzer, Meghan MacPherson and Sharon Bray.


26.               Request to Establish Fixed Assets Account for the Purchase of a FAX Machine

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $1,600.


27.               Contract with the McKinleyville Community Services District for JAWS Service

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Public Guardian

28.               Contract with Carter Properties for Office Rent at 129 Fifth Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify contract executed by the Chair on January 4, 1996.

Public Works

29.               Supplemental Funding for Storm Damage Repairs to Weymouth Bluff Road and Wilder Ridge Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget in the amount of $14,062 and transfer $938 from Road Contingency.

30.               Barnum Subdivision File No. APN 400-101-08; Manila Area

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 23, 1996.

31.               Glenwood Knolls Subdivision Unit No. 2 Portion of APN 16-051-14; Eureka Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

32.               Pacific Terrace Subdivision Unit No. 3 Portion of APN 510-221-06; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

33.               Grant Application for Freshwater Park Playground Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign application for submittal to the Humboldt Area Foundation.


34.               Authorization to Purchase Equipment for the Specialized Emergency Response Team (SERT)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization to purchase in the amount of $2,000.


9:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Support in Obtaining the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-9.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road, Bridge, and Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects--Christensen Way in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Carl M. Kjer and Sons, and adopt supplemental budget of $42,000.

Social Services

3.                   Monthly Child Welfare Services Progress Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Discussion proposed legislation from County departments and take action as required.

County Counsel

5.                   Consolidation of County Clerk and County Recorder Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint current County Recorder as Acting County Clerk upon receipt of resignation from County Clerk until December 31, 1998; increase the salary range of the County Recorder by 20 salary ranges while Acting County Clerk, and direct County Counsel to prepare an ordinance to consolidate the offices of the County Clerk and County Recorder to become the office of the County Clerk/Recorder effective January 1, 1999.


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

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

3.                   Report Regarding Allocation of "Riggs" Economic Infrastructure Funds by Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Rick Springer urged the Board members to attend a non-violence seminar scheduled for the second weekend in February at the Humboldt State University Kate Buchanan Room.

J.                   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.