9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Reverend Jerry Fox of the Arcata United Methodist Church



1.                   Proclamation Declaring Week of February 18, 1996 Civil Engineers Week 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.

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. 96-20 (fifth 14 day extension).

2.                   Transfer of $8,000 from Contingencies to Cover Cost of Rental for Public Guardian Through June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

3.                   Continued Use of Master Agreement with the City of Arcata for Tax Sharing (Dated September 16, 1980)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-21 for the Boak Annexation.


4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption Appraiser I/II Senior

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Resignation from the County Crime Commission Working with Law Enforcement (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation from Patty Berg and authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

6.                   Request to Establish Fixed-Asset Account for Purpose of Replacing Broken Chair (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                   Open Door Clinic's Grant Application with the California Wellness Foundation (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of February 6, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

9.                   Reappointment of John Le Vey to the Housing Authority Commission (Elderly Tenant Category)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment.


10.               Supplemental Budget and Transfer of Revenue for Purchase of Mobile and Hand-Held VHF Radios

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $14,500.

Employment Training

11.               Purchase of Training Materials for a Job-Training Partnership Act Participant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of Novell Student Kit No. 801 at approximately $795.

12.               Allocation of Vocational Technician and Educational Laboratory Instructor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocations and supplemental budget of $12,226.

13.               Supplemental Budget for Department 590 (Job Training Partnership Act)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for additional costs and revenue of $131,000.

14.               Supplemental Budget for Department 595 (Job Training Partnership Act)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for additional costs and revenue of $70,569.


15.               Contract Amendment with Prison Health Services for Increased Services Due to Phase I Completion

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and supplemental budget in the amount of $75,039.

16.               HIV Street Outreach Grant in the Amount of $18,000-North Coast AIDS Project Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant and establish revenue line items in Budget Unit 414 Health Education.

Mental Health

17.               Performance Contract and Related Assurances of Compliance for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Interim Mental Health Director to sign documents.

18.               Appointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Irving Tessler, M.D.; Linda Kaufman, M.D.; and Sandra Hellman, FNP as stipulated.

19.               Extra-Help Extensions--Heidi Carter, Mental Health Worker and Mariette Franklin, Psychiatric Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.


20.               Execution of Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Service Agreements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with PharmChem Laboratories and Greystone Health Sciences Corporation.

21.               Providing Uniform Allowance for Community Service Officers and a Salary Adjustment for Mid-Level Practitioner (Public Health)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-22 approving Amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4.

Planning and Building

22.               Refund of Building Permit to Robert and Mary Ingles in the Amount of $1,356.74

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

23.               Refund of Application Fees to Jack Viale in the Amount of $203.73

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

24.               Extra-Help Extension Doris Hickerson Planner I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

Probation Juvenile Hall

25.               Emergency Purchase of Clothes Dryer to Replace Dryer that Burned Out on February 12, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve emergency purchase in the amount of $575.

Public Works

26.               Completed Contract for Storm Damage Repairs to Bair Road and Trinidad Scenic Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Mark Guiton and Associates for Project No. 349944/3499-46.

27.               Lease Agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration on the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreements.

28.               Claim Submitted by RESCO Construction in the Amount of $1,044,273--Library Construction Project

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

Risk Manager

29.               Agreement with the Office of Administrative Hearings for Hearing Disability Retirement Appeals

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


9:10 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Report on the Affordability Index in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report from Sharon Redd, President of the Humboldt County Board of Realtors.

9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Mid-Year Report from the Area I Agency on Aging (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

3.                   Authorization to Place Speed Limit Regulatory Signing at Big Lagoon County Park

RECOMMENDATION: Continue until report made before the Board by Representative of State Department of Fish and Game.


4.                   Contract with Recycling Research and Development Inc. for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contract.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)


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

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

3.                   Report on Activities Pertaining to February Declared Violence Prevention Month (No Action Required)

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 Kirk introduced Tovey Giezentanner Northern California Field Representative for Office of Governor Pete Wilson.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 PM

Planning and Building

1.                   RATLIFFE Special Permit Application; Case No. SP 01-95; File No. APN 517-251-19; Big Lagoon Area

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold appeal of approval and deny construction of this development in excess of 16 foot height limitation.

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.)

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.