9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Pledge of Allegiance

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Larry Goin, Fields Landing Community Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITION

1.                   Request from the Fish and Game Advisory Committee that the Board Send a Letter of Support to the Army Corps of Engineers Regarding a Permit for the Benbow Dam and to Encourage the Continuance of the Two-Year Study on Benbow Dam and Lake (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Resolution Commending Humboldt County Camp Fire Boys and Girls for Taking the Lead in Developing the 1992 Teen Conference, Teens in Action Titled Give Life a Chance (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Resolutions for Presentation of Community Self-Esteem Awards to Pastor Jim Durkin Sr., Patricia Cowan and Mariellen Jurkovich (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

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.                   Fund Ledger Transfers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers.

2.                   Request to Reissue Cancelled Warrants to Rosalynne Brewster and Janet Smith

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amounts of $451.29 and $225.46 respectively.

Building Maintenance

3.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Custodian Jim Van Beers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for an additional 480 hours.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of January 14, 1992

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

5.                   Revised Procedures for Submittal of Board Agenda Reports

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt revised procedures, and direct that the first Board meeting date for which the revised procedures shall take effect will be March 3, 1992.

6.                   Cancellation of Board Meetings for Calendar Year 1992

RECOMMENDATION: Cancel all Board meetings for the weeks of:March 30, 1992; the two weeks following the adoption of the 1992-93 County budget; September 7, 1992, November 23, 1992, November 30, 1992 and December 28, 1992.

Health and Social Services

7.                   Request to Declare Various Pieces of Equipment as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Authorize Social Services to Distribute Invitation for Bid for Food Stamp Issuance

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization.

Library Services

9.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Library Pages

RECOMMENDATION: Extend appointments of C. Booth, A. Corriea, R. Foren, K. Gowdy and P. Smith.


10.               Jail Population Report for Week of January 12, 1992

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

11.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $4,000 in Budget Unit 1100-221 for Subscription of a Down Link Satellite Training Program with Offsetting Revenue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Supplemental Item Board of Supervisors

12.               Representative Payee Program (RPP) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of preliminary proposed to Board of Trustees of AARP Andrus Foundation for $35,485 for the Purpose of funding an RPP for Humboldt County.


9:15 a.m. Municipal Court

1.                   Resolution Relating to an Amnesty Program Clearing Delinquent Vehicle Code Violations and the Collection of Related Revenue

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 92-10.

9:20 a.m. Planning and Building

2.                   Regional Planning Commissioner's Conference

RECOMMENDATION: Support the concept of conducting a regional Planning Commission Conference sponsored by the Humboldt County Planning Commission.

10:00 a.m. Public Works

3.                   New Cummings Road Water Reservoir/Wood Gulch Water System

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Deny City Garbage Company's request that the rate payers assume the cost of the Wood Gulch Water System.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Planning and Building

1.                   Ordinance Amending Section 313-4 of the Humboldt County Code by Rezoning Property in the Petrolia Area ZR-27-90 (Ray Anderson)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive full reading and adopt on February 4, 1992.

2.                   Letter and Testimony Regarding State Board of Forestry (SBOF) Emergency Regulations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve testimony and designate Supervisor Dixon to present same at SBOF hearing on February 4, 1992.

Municipal Court

3.                   Transfer of $70,000 from Contingency Fund to Contract Counsel Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


4.                   Exemption from Hiring Freeze in Order to Fill Vacant Fiscal Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required) (NO ACTION REQUIRED)


6.                   Status Report on Eureka Southern Railroad

RECOMMENDATION: Direct CAO to invite the members of the North Coastal Railroad Authority (NCRA) to make a presentation before the Board.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Appointments to the Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) on New Landfill Siting

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 17, 1992.

County Counsel

8.                   Resolution Establishing Policies and Procedures for the Drawing of Boundaries for Areas Where the Discharging of Firearms are Prohibited and Ordinance Amending Provisions of the Humboldt County Code Relating to the Discharge of Firearms

RECOMMENDATION: Discard above-mentioned resolution and ordinance and direct County Counsel and Sheriff to review existing state laws pertaining to discharging of firearms that can be utilized/enforced in areas of County where there are problems with discharging of firearms.

Administrative Office (CAO)

9.                   Board of Equalization Lawsuit Negotiations Regarding Property Taxes Imposed on Utilities and Railroads

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the Governor, members of the legislative delegation and members of the State Board of Equalization urging them to endorse and support the principles of the California State Association of Counties for a negotiated settlement.


1.                   Request from Alta California Alliance that the Board Send a Letter of Opposition to Congressman Frank Riggs Regarding the Diminished Value Placed on Public Comments on Timber Sales Proposals, Specifically the Pilot Creek Timber Sale (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Send to Congressman Riggs a letter request that the Board be Kept informed on the progress regarding the Pilot Creek timber sale.Request that Dr. Ron Stewart Region 5 Forester for U.S. Forest Service come to Humboldt County and possibly take a field trip with the Board of Supervisors and some constituents.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Litigation: Welfare Rights v. County; Contel v. County; PacBell v. County--NO ACTION; Meet and Confer NO ACTION)

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 (3:23 p.m.)

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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