9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Captain Ron Gilden of the Salvation Army



1.                   Certificates of Appreciation for Volunteers Who Have Made a Difference in Women's Lives (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign certificates of appreciation.

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.                   Work to Be Completed Under Community Development Block Grant Contract No. 95-STBG-949

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Redwood Community Action Agency.

2.                   Contract for Preparation of 1996 Community Development Block Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Redwood Community Action Agency.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution to Commend the Garberville Club on its 75th Anniversary (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify and adopt resolution.

4.                   Resolution Commending Ben D. Carroll for His Years of Service (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

5.                   Assembly Bill 224--Funding for Courthouse Construction and Operations (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Senators Thompson and Calderon.

6.                   Resolution Commending Leo D. Sears for His Years of Service (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

7.                   Appointment of First District Representative to the County Crime Commission (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dewell with term to expire on June 30, 1996.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of February 27, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

Coroner-Public Administrator

9.                   Transfer of $7,500 from Contingencies to Overtime Account to Meet Overtime Needs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

County Counsel

10.               Lease Agreement for the Use of Azalea Hall by the McKinleyville Community Plan Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with the McKinleyville Community Services District; and approve the Mad River Community Hospital agreement regarding payment for the use of said hall.

Court Executive Officer

11.               Transfer of $3,370 or Current Balance of Extra-Help Account 213-1400 to Extra Help Account 200-1400

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Request to Authorize the Use of $120,000 of Contingency Funds in Payment for the Modular Furniture Purchased by the Court, as Previously Approved on January 23, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 19, 1996.


13.               Rental Agreements for the Polling Places for the March 26, 1996 Primary Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements.

Employment Training

14.               Reduction in Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) to .8 FTE for Fiscal Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reduction.


15.               Changes in Full-Time Equivalent for Budget Unit 431--Healthy Moms' Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes for Office Assistant I/II and Fiscal Assistant I/II positions.

16.               Disallocation of Senior Medical Office Assistant and Allocation of Recordable Documents Examiner I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Senior Public Health Nurse Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

18.               Amendment to Subcontract with Humboldt Open Door Clinic for State-Funded Immunization Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment for receiving additional subvention funding from the State.

19.               Supplemental Budget for Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Project; Health Education Budget Unit 414

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $3,502.

20.               Lights, Camera, Action Project Contract No. 95-23572 with the State Department of Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract for award of $7,611.

21.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for HIV Street Outreach Grant Through June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU.

Mental Health

22.               Drug/Medi-Cal Contract with Department of Alcohol and Drugs Programs for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract for an amount of $374,650.

Public Works

23.               Request to Name the New Bridge on Mattole Road at McNutt Gulch the Russell Chambers Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Transfer of $20,000 from Road Fund Contingency for Purchase of Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

25.               Completed Contract for McNutt Creek Bridge; Project No. 600010--Payment of $22,628.33

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with MCM Construction Inc. General Contractor.

26.               Change Order No. 17 for an Electronic Key Telephone System in the Amount of $28,422.74

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign said Change Order for Jail Phase I contract.


27.               Supplemental Budget ($8,000) with Offsetting Revenue for Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

28.               Supplemental Budget ($2,000) with Offsetting Revenue for Purchase of Security System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for security system at leased property off of Myrtle Avenue.

Social Services

29.               Supplemental Budget for Establishing Child Welfare League of America Account at $25,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $25,000 through Contingency Fund.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Prop. 199 Phases Out Mobilehome Rent Control and Low Income Rental Assistance (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-25 stating the Board's opposition to Prop. 199.

9:40 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Request from Building the Employment Services Team (BEST) (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request that the Board invite agencies to meet in concert to explore potential collaborative projects made possible by the availability of CalTrans properties.

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

3.                   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 April 2, 1996.

10:30 a.m. County Counsel

4.                   Permit Process for Gravel Operations in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation by Michael Lamprecht of the Army Corps of Engineers.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

Mental Health

4.                   Children's System of Care Enhancement Grant Application in the Amount of $99,360

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submission of application to the State Department of Mental Health.

5.                   Expansion of Mental Health Services Through Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Expand children's services, adopt supplemental budget of $137,161 and allocate positions.

Public Health

6.                   Human Services Team Monthly Update

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Meet and Confer/Litigation/Personnel)

1.                   Appointed Rick Haeg as Humboldt County Personnel Director

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.                   Ruth Woodriff would like to build a greenhouse on her property at 1100 Griffith Road in McKinleyville.Kay Brown, editor for The News, extended thanks for ability to pick up agenda and summaries of proceedings by 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

J.                   CHECK REGISTERS

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

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

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.)

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.