9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Wes Powell Chaplain for the Eureka Police Department



1.                   Recognition of Motor Pool Automobile Mechanics and Heavy Equipment Mechanics Who Have Achieved ASE Master Technician Status

RECOMMENDATION: Recognize Public Works employees who have achieved Master status from the National Institute for Automobile Services Excellence (ASE).

2.                   Resolution Supporting the White Ribbon Campaign of 1996 (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring March 1996 as Women's History Month (Supervisor Fulkerson)

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.                   Termination of Local Emergency from Storms of December 12 and 29, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-24.

2.                   Myers Flat Fire Protection District Rehabilitation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve expenditure of $9,750 from Fund 3614.

Administrative Services

3.                   Fund Transfer from 166 (Real Property) to 119 (Administrative Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $10,000.

4.                   Request for Proposals (RFP) for Information Technology Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize release of RFP.


5.                   Extra-Help Extension--John Cook, Senior Accountant Auditor

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Certificates of Appreciation for Quota International's Annual Awards (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificates.

7.                   Resolution Commending Marianne Pennekamp on Her Selection as 1996 Woman of Distinction (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

8.                   Resolution Commending Ellen Dusick on Her Selection as 1996 Woman of Distinction (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

9.                   Resolution Commending Toni Martin as Recipient of the 1996 Women Helping Women Award (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

10.               Resolution Commending Betsy Roslosnik as Recipient of the 1996 Women Helping Women Award (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

11.               Request that Fish and Game Advisory Commission Hold a Public Meeting with Local California Fish and Game Representatives Regarding the Five MPH Speed Limit on Big Lagoon (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request to Fish and Game Advisory Commission.

Clerk of the Board

12.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of February 20, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

Court Reporters

13.               Funding to Meet Departmental Costs for Balance of the 1995-96 Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $50,000 from Contingency Fund.

District Attorney

14.               Transfer of $950 from Contingencies to Fund the Purchase of an Electronic Typewriter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

15.               Contract with Joe Atkin of Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Employment Training

16.               Cooperative Agreement with State Department of Education Through June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement in the amount of $69,512.

17.               Cooperative Agreement with State Department of Education Through June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement in the amount of $78,097.


18.               Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Equipment Purchase and Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of California Bungalow Lead Education House in the amount of $3,000.

19.               Immunization Program Contract--October 1, 1995 Through June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with State Department of Health Services.

20.               HIV Street Outreach Grant--Amendment No. A03 to Contract No. 95-22671

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

21.               Supplemental Budget for WIC Program in the $7,223

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

22.               HIV Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 1995-96--North Coast AIDS Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant in the amount of $88,997.


23.               Transfer of $1,500 from Debtor Assessment Fees and Establishment of Fixed Asset Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for acquisition of 4 x 4 utility vehicle.

24.               Transfer of $1,240 from Chapter 810 Account to Establish New Line Item for Background Checks

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

25.               Contract with Six Rivers Planned Parenthood for an Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Public Defender

26.               Creation of Extra-Help Line Item and Transfer of $9,000 from Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Works

27.               Request to Support in Concept Placement of playground Equipment at Tooby Memorial Park

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and support in concept an application for funding to Humboldt Area Foundation.

28.               Borrow Agreement with Arthur H. Tooby--Near Moody Bridge in Garberville

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Borrow Agreement.


29.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $19,480 with Offsetting Revenue from Forfeited Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for purchase of video camera, light bars, camera, Kevlar Helmets, riot helmets, computer upgrade, desk, dictaphone and pan disrupter.

30.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $5,275 with Offsetting Revenue from Forfeited Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for purchase of rechargeable flashlights (30) and a siren/PA system.

31.               Hiring Freeze Exemption Deputy Sheriff I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Social Services

32.               Purchase of Fixed Asset--Computer and Software for GAIN Program ($1,495)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

33.               Increase Allocation of Eligibility Worker III by One Position Supplemental Budget of $19,892

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

34.               Increase Allocation of Social Worker Supervisors I, Social Workers I/II/III, Senior Office Assistant in the GAIN Program Supplemental Budget of $75,007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


9:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Transitional Family Housing Program--Presentation by Redwood Community Action Agency

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

10:00 a.m. Administrative Services

2.                   Financial Management/Human Resources System Status Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Library, 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 (None)


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

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

3.                   Request for Initiation of the Avenue of the Giants Community Plan Process (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct report back on options for proceeding and budget, program and staffing impacts.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

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.                   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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