9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Pledge of Allegiance

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


1.                   Proclamation in Observance of Martin Luther King's Birthday on January 20, 1992 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

C.                  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.                   Fund Ledger Transfers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Transfers.

2.                   Reissue of Cancelled Warrants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reissuances.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Request from Hope McNeil that the Board Consider Placing an Advisory Measure on the June 2, 1992 Ballot Asking Voter's Preference on the Siting of a New County Library

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 21, 1992.

4.                   Resolution Commending Ron Lyles for his Years of Service to the County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and authorize Chairman to present at the retirement celebration.

5.                   Request for Support for Rural Gang Prevention Act of 1992 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to CAO, Sheriff and Probation Departments for report back and recommendation.

6.                   Resolution Commending Dave Ghilarducci for his Years of Service to the City of Rio Dell and Humboldt County (Supervisor Pritchard)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and authorize Supervisor Pritchard to present at the Rio Dell Fire Protection District's Annual Dinner on January 25, 1992.

7.                   Resolution Honoring Michelle McKeegan for her Years of Service to Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 92-7.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Resignation of John T. Travis from the Area 1 Developmental Disabilities Board

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation.

10.               Resignation of Dr. Hugh Goss Alternate for the Homeless Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation.

11.               Appoint to the Adult Day Health Care Planning Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Janet Brinton to the category of Adult Day Care Centers for a four year term to expire January 14, 1992.

12.               Resignation of Ruby Jarrett; Removal of Anthony Sanger for Lack of Attendance and Appointments to the Mental Health Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation, approve removal of member and appoint Dr. William A. Frazer and Linda D. Allen.

13.               Resignation from the Shelter Cove Design Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation of Patricia Gay.

14.               Removals of Members for Lack of Attendance and Appointment to the Status of Women Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve removal of Genevieve Holt and Maggie Banducci and appoint Barbara Glass to the District 2 vacancy for four year term to expire January 14, 1996.

District Attorney

15.               Appointment to the Child Welfare Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Request that the Board appoint District Attorney Terry R. Farmer or his designee as representative member until further notice.

Health Division

16.               Approval of Contract Number 90-11763 Fetal Infant Death Review Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and direct the Chair to sign contracts for the period of June 1, 1991 through June 30, 1993 and send to State Department of Health Services.

17.               Request to Transfer Monies for Communications and Room Partitions for the Environmental Health Division's Relocation to 100 H Street

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental budget and transfers.

18.               Adoption and Certification of the County Health Services Fiscal Year 1991-92 Plan and Budget for Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the plan and budget and authorize the Chair to sign certification which is to be submitted to the State Department of Health Services.

Mental Health

19.               Amendment to Alcohol and Drug Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment with the Humboldt Recovery Center.


20.               Employment Eligibility Lists

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the extension for Correctional Cook, Family Support Officer I, Planner I, Road Maintenance Worker I, Senior Office Assistant and Sheriff's Investigator.

21.               Amendment to Agreement for Unemployment Compensation Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute the agreement.

Public Works

22.               Transfer of Funds to Purchase a Radio Scanner for the Deputy Director of Road Maintenance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer and purchase.

23.               Cummings Road Scale and Scalehouse Project #438961

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract and change orders between Jim Adams Construction and Humboldt County for construction of a 70 foot scale and scalehouse at 5775 Cummings Road.

24.               Declare 1967 International Truck Striper as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent and Director of Public Works to dispose of unit #44751.

25.               New Cummings Road Water Reservoir

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 21, 1992.


26.               Jail Population Report for the Week of December 29, 1991 Through January 4, 1992

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

27.               Revisions to False Alarm Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 21, 1992.

Social Services

28.               Disallocate Stock Clerk to Allocate Office Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


9:30 AM Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

10:00 AM Forestry Review Committee

2.                   Presentation by Forestry Review Committee Regarding State Board of Forestry Emergency Rules

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

10:30 AM Social Services/GAIN

3.                   Mid-Year Report GAIN/Employment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) at the Arcata/Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve staff recommendations.

2.                   Approve Change Order No. 1 in the Construction of Reroofing Building No. 24 at the Arcata/Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Alternate #1 of staff report to use temporary patches to make it through this winter and repair the roof in the next fiscal year.

Health Division

3.                   Request to Fill Public Health Microbiologist and Public Health Laboratory Director Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize an exception to the hiring freeze and fill positions.


4.                   Request to Fill a Senior Fiscal Assistant Vacancy in the Payroll Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

5.                   1992-93 Paperwork for County Federal Children's Challenge Grant Funding Administered by Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and sign application.

Superior Court

6.                   Contingency Transfer to the Superior Court Criminal Counsel Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer in the amount of $100,000.

Administrative Office (CAO)

7.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Board Staff to prepare a letter to Governor Pete Wilson to be signed by the Chair, along with a copy of the Associated Press article from Governor Wilson to President Bush re:Mandated Federal Programs, stating the problem counties are having working with State Mandated Programs.

8.                   Status Report on Eureka Southern Railroad

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.


1.                   Resource Counties Coalition Update (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file; authorize Chair to attend and participate in Sacramento on January 23, 1992 and report back to the Board with a recommendation in early February.

2.                   Report from Meeting at College of the Redwoods on January 11, 1992 Regarding Formation of a Bioregional Council in the Klamath Province (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Oral report no action required.

3.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (None)

H.                  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.                   Hope McNeil submitted comments concerning information presented in the draft EIR on the proposed placement of the Humboldt County Main Library at the Ingomar parking lot site.William F. Barnum (Barnum Timber and Jacoby Creek Quarry) submitted comments concerning problems with the Planning Department in the processing of permits for surface mines and rock quarries, for example the emergency contract for Migration of the Mouth of the Mad River

2.                   ACTION: Direct Planning Dept. and Admin Office to work out difficulties and to keep Mr. Barnum and Board updated.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 PM (None)

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.)

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