9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Ken Meese of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Eureka


1.                   Proposal by California Department of Fish and Game Either Sex Deer Hunting for Humboldt County Limited to Zones B1, B2 and B4 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Take position in opposition to proposed antlerless hunt.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring February 1996 as Violence Prevention Month in Humboldt County (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.

1.                   Administrative Office (CAO

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer of responsibility.


2.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Fiscal Assistant I/II Position 001

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of January 16, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel/Public Guardian

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

5.                   Purchase of Computer Terminals, Printers, Software, File Server and Network Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $53,500 and grant exemption from fixed-asset freeze.

6.                   Disallocation of Office Assistant I/II Position and Allocation of Legal Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.


7.                   Revised County of Humboldt Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy Effective January 23, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised policy.


8.                   Extra-Help Extensions for Chris Berger, Russ Neault and Carrie Renner

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for above-mentioned Juvenile Hall staff.

Public Health

9.                   Request for Proposals (RFP)--Providing of Health and Mental Health Service to Jail Inmates

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule for the meeting of February 6, 1996.

10.               Supplemental Budget of $16,133 for Housing Code Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

11.               Completed Contract for Boise Creek Bridge Construction Project No. 924030 (Red Cap Road)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Stimpel Eeibelhaus Associates General Contractor.

12.               Program Supplement No. 111 Rev. 1-Harrison Avenue Improvement Project Phase 2

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign program supplement for sending to CalTrans.

13.               Program Supplement No. 107 Rev. 1--Bridge Over Tributary to North Fork of Mattole River

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign program supplement for sending to CalTrans.

14.               Supplemental Budget of $9,000 to Cover Routine Park Maintenance and Operational Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


15.               Supplemental Budget of $21,000 for Purchase of New Mail Machine in Central Service

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

16.               Second Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with California Indian Manpower Consortium Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair and Social Services Director to sign amendment.


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Letter of Support for Coastal Salmon Natural Community Initiative (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said letter.

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.                   Southern Humboldt Extension to the Redwood Transit System

RECOMMENDATION: Direct a progress report on ridership and fare box recovery ratio be presented to the Board in June 1996 and direct that fare box recovery ratio calculations presented at that time be based on revenues and expenditures directly applicable to the Southern Humboldt Extension.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Report Required)

Public Health

5.                   Implementation of Grant-Funded Regional Immunization Tracking Project by Public Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in concept.

Administrative Services

6.                   Contract with Epicenter Research for Project Management Services

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 6, 1996.


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 (No Action Required)

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.                   Lucy Kostzewa, Susan Tappan, and Nick Motto, CalTrans District 1 employees stated that a large number of positions are proposed to be cut from the District 1 Office.They stated their opposition to this and mentioned economic impacts that would result from the cuts.Jim Wasetis stated his support for requiring the obtaining of a "goods inspection permit" before able to hold a garage sale.

J.                   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 2:00 P.M.

1.                   Rail Hauling of Solid Waste to Roosevelt Landfill in Washington State (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Jim Hodge, President and other representatives of Rabanco, Inc.

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.)

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