9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Pledge of Allegiance

2.                   A moment of silence was observed.


1.                   State Board of Forestry Emergency Regulations

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to work with CAO and Assessor in order to prepare declarations regarding potential economic impacts of the regulations on Humboldt County, including budget shortfalls and status of employment.

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.


1.                   Waiver of 480 Hour Limit for Extra-Help Assessment Technician, Melanie Cimino

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.


2.                   Fund Ledger Transfers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers.

3.                   Cancellation of Warrants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cancellations.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Report on Meeting Regarding Landfill Closure, Post/Closure Rate Increase of Fees and Other Related Issues (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

5.                   Resignation from Integrated Solid Waste Management Task Force (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation and direct Board Staff to prepare a letter of thanks; direct Clerk of the Board to post a vacancy.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards and Committees for 1992

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint board members.

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of December 10, 1991

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of December 17, 1991

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

9.                   Request from the City of Arcata that the County of Humboldt Elections Department Conduct the Municipal Election on April 14, 1992, including the Publishing of All Election Materials, the Mailing of Sample Ballots, the Hiring of Elections Officers and the Actual Conducting of the Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned upon the City of Arcata reimbursing the County for costs associated with conducting said election.

10.               Request from the City of Trinidad that the County of Humboldt Elections Department Conduct the City's April 1992 Municipal Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned upon the City of Trinidad reimbursing the County for costs associated with conducting said election.

County Counsel

11.               Policies/Procedures for Drawing of Boundaries for Areas where Discharging of Firearms is Prohibited and Ordinance Amending Provisions of County Code Relating to Discharge of Firearms

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 28, 1992.

12.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolutions 92-1 through 92-4.

Employment Training

13.               Contract with Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) to Provide Classroom Training Instruction in Selected Occupations to (JTPA) Clients for the Period July 1, 1991 Through June 30, 1992 (Program Year 1992)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the agreement.

Health Division

14.               Integrated Waste Management Line Item Transfer to Cover the Cost of Landfill Gas

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

15.               Approval of Standard Agreement with the State Department of Health Services for Obtaining State Legalization Impact Assistance Grant (S.L.I.A.G.) Funds Through the Immigration Reform and Control Act (I.R.C.A.) Subvention

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairman to sign agreement.

16.               Request to Establish New Expenditure Line Item Extra Help

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Request to Establish New Expenditure Line Item Overtime

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

18.               Extension of Extra Help Personnel Beyond 480 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions of L. Coleman, S. Ptaschek, E. Prescott, N. Hall, D. Parrish and B. Tunnel.

Mental Health

19.               Request for Supplemental Budget to Establish New Expenditure Line Item in the Amount of $82,726.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve line item.

20.               First Amendment to Contract with Crestwood Hospitals Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to sign contract.

21.               Approval of Policy and Procedures for Operation of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Accept recommendations of the Joint Conference Committee.

22.               Consulting Dietician Contract with Laurin Berta R.D. for Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to sign contract.


23.               Catastrophic Leave

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize employees in Representation Units 1-4 to donate accumulated vacation, Compensatory time or holiday time to Leola L. Christensen.

24.               Request for Appointment of Merit System Appeals Panel Member

RECOMMENDATION: Designate Elliott Smart to serve on panel which will hear appeal of Joan Ruprecht.

Planning and Building

25.               Caughey Final Map Subdivision Appeal Withdrawal

RECOMMENDATION: Consent to withdrawal and grant the appellant a refund in the amount of $144.

Probation/Juvenile Hall

26.               Extension of 480 Hour Limit for Extra Help Group Counselor Lori Johnson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension not to exceed 960 hours.

Public Works

27.               Kiefer Minor Subdivision AP# 500-091-02 Baywood Area of Arcata

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement for Road Maintenance and Security Funds; direct the Clerk of the Board to send an executed copy to Jayne E. Kiefer.

28.               Bair Ranch Road Relinquishment Co. Rd. No. 6L300 Hoopa

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 92-5, Intention to Relinquish; direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the resolution; direct Real Property to post; and set the matter for a public hearing on February 4, 1992 at 1:45 p.m. in the Board Chambers.

29.               Briceland Road Guardrail Project P.M. 11.70

RECOMMENDATION: Approve staff recommendations.

30.               Request for Proposal for Architectural Services for the New Northern Humboldt Judicial Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works to send out Request for Proposals to Matsen Architects, Inc; Bill Hubbard, Architect; and Crow Clay and Associates.

31.               Establish Various Prima Facia Speed Limits on County Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Approve speed limits; direct County Counsel to make ordinance changes and return the item to the Board for adoption.


32.               Modification of Budget Unit 240 Project Challenge OCJP Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers.

33.               Declaration of Vehicle as Surplus Property

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a 1958 Willys Jeep as surplus; instruct the Purchasing Agent to sell vehicle and deposit funds into the Federal Asset Trust Account.

34.               Jail Population Report for the Weeks December 8, 1991 Through December 28, 1991

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

Social Services

35.               Appropriate Transfers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers in the amount of $945.

36.               Reissue Canceled Warrant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve warrant.

37.               Reallocation of All DSS Staff at the Children's Shelter to 40 Hour Work Week

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation and authorize the Employee Relations Officer to meet and confer with AFSCME to amend the MOU.

38.               Disallocate Office Assistant II and Allocate Office Assistant III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations.


9:20 AM Whole Child Committee

1.                   Whole Child Committee Status Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

9:45 AM Health Division

2.                   Follow up Report Regarding the Perinatal Program Per the Board Request of December 17, 1991

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report and approve a transfer of $28,000.

10:00 AM Board of Supervisors

3.                   Presentation by Alta California Alliance (ACA) Regarding State of Economy in the Local Timber Industry (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report submitted by David W. Kaney, Vice President and General Manager of Simpson Redwood Company.Adopt Resolution No. 92-06 regarding emergency regulations adopted by California Board of Forestry on November 25, 1991.

10:30 AM Board of Supervisors

4.                   Presentation by Kim Rodrigues Forest Advisor of University of California Cooperative Extension

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (oral presentation only).

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Counsel

1.                   Adoption of Ordinance No. 1953 Relating to Vicious Potentially Dangerous and Public Nuisance Dogs

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt ordinance.

District Attorney

2.                   Request to Fill Vacant Legal Office Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize an exception to the hiring freeze.


3.                   Hiring of Mail Services Driver Retiring Employee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption from the current hiring freeze.


4.                   Request Exception to Hiring Freeze to Fill Vacant Recordable Document Examiner I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exception.

Treasurer/Tax Collector

5.                   Request to Hire Treasurer-Tax Assistant II Retiring Employee

RECOMMENDATION: Waive the hiring freeze.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Emergency Homeless Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Renegotiate lease agreement with the City of Eureka for extending use of the Eureka Municipal Auditorium as an emergency homeless shelter to March 8, 1992.

7.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (NO ACTION TAKEN)

8.                   Status Report on Eureka Southern Railroad (NO ACTION TAKEN)

Social Services

9.                   Mid-Year Report GAIN/Employment Services Section

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 14, 1992.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (NO ACTION TAKEN)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Supervisor Dixon presented Supervisor Sparks with a plaque commemorating her as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors during 1991.Cynthia Lee took issue with what she believed Supervisor Dixon as saying on public television that voters were not qualified to vote on deciding if California should be split.

J.                   CLOSED SESSION


1.                   Mercer v. County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize immediate hiring of 4 Eligibility Worker IIs and one Work Crew Leader.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Adjourned meeting to Friday, January 10, 1992 for a work session at Supervisor Pritchard's residence in Weott.