9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Larry McCain Trinity Baptist Church of Arcata



1.                   Resolution in Recognition of Schools--Collection of Recycling Materials During Cash for Class (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of recognition by City Garbage Company.

2.                   Charitable Trust to Benefit the Humboldt County Emergency Shelter for Children

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from the Eureka Elks Lodge No. 652.

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.                   Authorizing Submittal of 1996 Community Development Block Grant General Allocation Application

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-26.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of Opposition to Special Muzzle Loader Hunt in Zone B1 (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Take no position on this matter.

3.                   Resolution Commending Jay Turner Executive Director of the Eureka Main Street Program (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution presented to Jay Turner on March 11, 1996.

4.                   Resignation of Suna Flores from the Mental Health Advisory Board (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation and authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

5.                   Grab A Line Be a Habitat Helper Environmental Education Project (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter of support for said project for Washington Elementary School's Fifth Grade Class.

6.                   City of Arcata's Grant Application for Funds for Senior Services Center (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of March 5, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of March 12, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

Court Executive Office

9.                   Increase FTE of 2 Court Clerk I/II Positions, Allocate 2 Superior Court Clerk I/II Positions and Disallocate the Microfilm Technician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

10.               Payment for the Office Modulars Purchased by the Court (As Previously Approved on January 23, 1996)

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

Information Services

11.               Supplemental Budget of $3,516 for the Purchase of Two Document Scanners for Project VISTA

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

12.               Agreement with Gerald Drucker Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Andrew Kumin Psy.D

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements for services.

Public Health

13.               FTE Changes in Budget Units for Health Education and AIDS Information and Education

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate one .75 FTE Senior Health Education specialist position (Health Ed.) and allocate one .25 FTE Senior Health Education Specialist position (AIDS).

Public Works

14.               Transfer for Purchase of Road Maintenance Materials and $2,000 for Purchase of Office Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $150,000 from Road Fund Contingency.

15.               Approval of Supplemental Budget ($54,232) for Public Works Aviation Department No. 381

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval.

16.               Extra-Help Extensions for Roads Employee in Order to Utilize the Boatman on the Eel River

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension to 960 hours.

17.               Request to Establish Trust Account for Construction of Hot Shower Facilities within County Park System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Annual Revisions in the Maintained Mileage System for Inclusion in the 1996-1997 Maintained Mileage Log

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-27.

19.               Proposed Name for McNutt Creek Bridge at Petrolia

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).


20.               Acceptance of Board of Corrections Community-Based Punishment Options Planning Grant ($46,466)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign appropriate documents for accepting grant.

Social Services

21.               Study of Computers that Were Used in Criminal Activity or that May Contain Evidence or Intelligence Data

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of computer system in the amount of $2,855.


9:30 a.m. County Counsel

1.                   Update Report on Community Assistance Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report.

10:00 a.m. Public Works

2.                   Solid Waste Disposal Options

RECOMMENDATION: Give staff policy direction on how to proceed in the future and how to conduct future discussions with City Garbage Company and Rabanco.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of Six Private Sector Representatives to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Catherine W. Andrews, Jacques P. Debets, Andrea Lawrence and Stephanie McCaleb and appoint Stephen Kiewel and Bud Rogers.

Public Works

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

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

4.                   Sale of Portion of Heindon Road Right of Way to Wes Green

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sale subject to findings and conditions as stated in the submitted staff report.

5.                   CalTrans Proposal for a Two-Tier State Highway System Assembly Bill 2259

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to CalTrans expressing the County's concern with this proposal and authorize staff to express similar concerns at Transportation Committee meeting of the County Engineers Association of California.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support Assembly Bill 2368 (Hauser) Siting of Courts in Humboldt County.

7.                   Mid-Year Budget Report Parameters for 1996-97 Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report, continue existing hard freeze, and approve the parameters (as amended).


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Pending Litigation; 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.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Consideration of Revision in Rate Charged to Customers at Cummings Road Landfill and Consideration of Ordinance Which Revises Fees Charged for Disposal of Solid Waste at Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to the meeting of April 9, 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.