9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Mr. Arapata McKay, Coordinator of the Multi-Cultural Center at Humboldt State University


1.                   Acceptance of Community Based Punishment Options Planning Grant Award in the Amount of $46,466

RECOMMENDATION: Select Fred Campbell and Jim Aboytes of Criminal Justice Research to serve as consultants.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (None)

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 Local Emergency as Result of December 12 and 29, 1995 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-15 (fourth 14-Day extension).

2.                   Contract with California Department of Forestry for Fire Protection and Dispatch Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract and approve transfer of $159 from Contingencies.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Appointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Thomas Harkins and Carmen Neustrom.

4.                   Support for Keeping the Local CalTrans Office at its Current level of Personnel (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize sending of letters of support to Senator Thompson and Assemblyman Hauser.

5.                   Resolution Honoring Eureka Woman's Club on Their 95th Anniversary (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

Building Maintenance

6.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Senior Custodian Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of January 23, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Clerk

8.                   Extra-Help Extension Marilyn Barnhart and C. Joyce Lind, Office Assistants I

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extensions for said employees.

County Counsel

9.                   Interim Operating Agreement for Willow Creek Soil Remediation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Joe and Jeane Grosser and Aitkin Blacktop Inc.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize release of RFP.

11.               Revised Budget for CHDP Program and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised budgets.

12.               Purchase of Fixed Asset (Computer System) for Budget Unit 470 HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,600.

Mental Health

13.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Karolyn Stein, Quality Management Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase of 20 salary ranges until such time as the department completes its reorganization plan.

14.               Locum Tenens Psychiatric Physician Agreement with National Medical Registry Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize interim Mental Health Director to sign said agreement for placement of temporary psychiatrists.


15.               Rental Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services for Use of Written Examinations

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Acting Personnel Director to sign said agreement.

16.               Eligibility Lists--Deputy Sheriff I and II Emergency Communications Dispatcher I and Sheriff's Captain

RECOMMENDATION: Approve dissolution of said lists upon the establishment of new eligibility lists.

Public Defender

17.               Transfer of $1,531,100 from Contingencies for Purchase of File Shelving

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

18.               Request to Establishment Professional and Special ServicesLine Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

19.               Selection of County Bridges as Part of the State's 1996 Bridge Replacement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Choose to not select any of the County's bridges due to current backlog of seven bridges.

20.               Request to Authorize the Collection of Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) at the $3.00 Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize signing of application for a total PFC collection of $539,000.

21.               Resolution to Accept Roads into the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-16.

22.               Lease Agreement with Gary G. Logging Inc. for the Kodiak Hangar at Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.


23.               Request to Establishment Professional and Special Services Line Item for Central Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Request to Establishment Professional and Special Services Line Item for Purchasing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Risk Manager

25.               Purchase of Property Located at 2610 Christensen Way from Mr. Walter D. Smith Owner

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $32,688.35 plus escrow and title fees.


26.               Hiring Freeze Exemption Legal Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Social Services

27.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Eligibility Worker III Mark Magladry at Eligibility Supervisor Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until such time as the supervisor returns to work.

Superior and Municipal Court

28.               Transfer of $15,000 from Contingencies for Payment of Microfilming Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

29.               Extra-Help Extensions Joel Fishman and David Neumeier Treasury and Tax Assistants II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for said employees.


9:05 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Update on the Humboldt Community Switchboard Project (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update from Jim Elferdink and Joy Hardin.

9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Slide Presentation Regarding the Rail Restoration During and After the Storms of 1995 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: View slides presented by Dave Heber General Manager of North Coast Railroad Authority.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (No Action Required)

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (No Action Required)

Social Services

3.                   General Relief Job Preparation/Job Search Workshop

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Administrative Services

4.                   Mainframe Migration to County Server System

RECOMMENDATION: Come back on March 5, 1996 with a Request of Proposals for Technical Advisor services.

County Counsel

5.                   Adding Chapter 17 to Division 4 of Title II of County Code--Consolidation of County Clerk and Recorder

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and set for adoption on February 13, 1996.


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.)

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.