9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Rick McRostie of the First Covenant Church of Eureka



1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Albert "Nick" Nickols Retirement from Public Works Dept. (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation for 35 years of service.

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.                   Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency December 12, 1995 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-10 (third day extension).

2.                   Integration of Department 239--Court Finance with Department 114 Revenue Recovery and Reclassification of Three Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations as submitted by the CAO.

3.                   Setting of Salary for New County Administrative Services Director

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-11.

4.                   Moving of Special Districts Responsibility from Auditor-Controller to County Administrative Office

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 30, 1996.


5.                   Appropriation Transfer to Contingencies Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Credit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $1,010,253.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Travel to Washington D.C. National Association of Counties Legislative Conference (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for out-of-state travel (March 1-5 1996).

7.                   Resolution of Commendation to Robert E. Davenport Retirement from Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Resolution of Commendation presented to Mr. Davenport on January 18, 1996.

8.                   Travel to Washington D.C. Child Welfare League of America National Conference (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for out-of-state travel (March 27-29, 1996).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-12.

10.               Appointment of Diane Ryerson to the McKinleyville Citizens Advisory Committee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of January 9, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel and Public Guardian

12.               Disallocation of Fiscal Assistant Position in Public Guardian and Allocating Same to County Counsel

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 30, 1996.

Court Executive Officer

13.               Purchase of Modular Office System with Funds from the 242 Temporary Courthouse Construction Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase with a total amount not to exceed $120,000.


14.               Appointment of Directors to Specified Special Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments as recommended by the Elections Division.

Employment Training

15.               Lease with H-B Developments for Use of Space at 427 "F" Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.


16.               Supplemental Budget for HIV CARE Consortium and Amendment to Subcontract with Open Door Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $1,000 and authorize signing of amendment.

17.               Award of $2,362.50 for the Purchase of Bicycle Helmets Approval of Contract No. 95-23554

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Local Injury Control Section Injury Prevention Project.

Mental Health

18.               Request for Transfer from Mental Health Contingencies to Refund Overpayment to Medicare

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer in the amount of $20,561.

19.               Request for Exemption from Hiring Freeze for Mental Health Clinician I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

20.               Extra-Help Extensions Mental Health Worker I; Cook, Registered Nurse; Medical Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Gary Langdon, Clois Settles, Connie Wilson and Amy Knopp.

Public Works

21.               Acceptance of Subdivision Map; Barnum Subdivision; File No. APN 400-101-08; Manila Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recording.

22.               Agreement for Final Design Development and Implementation of Public Works Motor Pool System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Cascade Software Systems Inc.

23.               Contract for Airport Engineering Services for Miscellaneous Airport Improvements (Arcata/Eureka)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Hodges and Shutt.

24.               Summary Vacation of a Portion of Glenwood Street in Eden Tract (Myrtletowne Area)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-13.

25.               CalTrans Alphabetical Maintained Road Mileage Listings for 1995-96; Maintained Mileage Log 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Receive listings by adopting Resolution No. 96-14.

26.               Arcata/Eureka Airport Demolition of Buildings

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Hodges and Shutt.

27.               Rohnerville Airport Safety Area Improvements and Emergency Generator Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Hodges and Shutt.

28.               Garberville Airport Drain Pipe Repair or Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Hodges and Shutt.

29.               Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV) Fire Hydrant System Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Hodges and Shutt.

30.               Addition of a Mid-Size Sedan to the Approved Motor Pool Vehicle Replacement; Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Approve addition.

31.               Water Distribution System for County Water Trucks; Award of Bid and Transfer from Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Diamond Steel Company for $30,635.96 ($4,650 from Road Contingency).

32.               Jail Phase I Contract Change Order No. 12 for $15,439.90 New Courts Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order for adding a main service disconnect circuit breaker.

Risk Manager

33.               Purchase of Property at 2610 Christensen Way, Eureka in the Amount of $32,688.35

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Walter D. Smith.


34.               Department of Justice Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Annual Certification Report

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair and Sheriff to sign said agreement and report.

35.               Hiring Freeze Exemption Deputy Sheriff Position No. 013

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

36.               Request to Establish Professional and Special Services Account in the Amount of $25

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


10:00 a.m. Administrative Services

1.                   Mainframe Migration Report

RECOMMENDATION: Review report and recommendations from Epicenter Research and take appropriate action.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract 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)

3.                   1996 Road Tour Suggested Dates April 24-25, 1996 or May 1-2, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Hold Tour April 24-25,1996.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required) (No Action)

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards and Commissions for Calendar Year 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members as done for Calendar Year 1996.

G.                 CORRESPONDENCE

1.                   Letter from Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission--Mountain Lion Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Took position in support of Proposition 197.


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

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

I.                     CLOSED SESSION (None)

J.                   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.


K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Chilson Minor Subdivision Approval; File No. 202-241-82; Case No. PMS 20-93; Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the Planning Commission's approval (as further conditioned) and deny the appeal.

L.                   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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