9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Andy Olsen of Calvary Lutheran Church of Eureka


1.                   Humboldt Arts Council Consortium Partners Grant Application to Local Arts Education Partnership

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-30 stating support for said grant application.

2.                   San Joaquin River Restoration Study

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter consistent with the Board's previous actions relative to this issue.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring April 15-21, 1996 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Preventive Health Care for the Aging and Sixtysomething VI...A Potpourri of Health Issues and Senior Expo

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Roseanne Potter.

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.                   Updated Conflict of Interest Codes for the County Administrative Office

RECOMMENDATION: Submit updated Codes to the Elections Department for filing.

Administrative Services

2.                   Termination of Month-to-Month Agreement for Airport Gift Shop with Richard and Debby Paccella

RECOMMENDATION: Approve termination and execute month-to-month agreement with the Murphys and Klinges.

3.                   Assignment of Lease for the Silver Lining Restaurant at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Consent and sign the assignment of lease from the Paccellas to the Murphys and the Klinges.

4.                   Amendment to Lease Dated January 1, 1987 with Northern Aviation Inc. d.b.a. Northern Air Murray Field

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize and approve amendment with Northern Air by a 4/5 vote.

5.                   Updated Conflict of Interest Codes for the Administrative Services Department

RECOMMENDATION: Submit updated Codes to the Elections Department for filing.


6.                   Agreement for Petroleum Property Appraisal Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for petroleum property appraisal services for 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Board of Supervisors

7.                   Request for Change to the Penalty for Non-Compliance on Right-to-Farm Ordinance (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request from Humboldt Co. Farm Bureau to Counsel for response and recommendation.

8.                   Resignation of Bill Rodstrom from Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to post vacancy and authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

9.                   Resolution Commending Freshwater Elementary School on its Centennial Celebration (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution for Supervisor Fulkerson to present on April 21, 1996.

10.               Resignation of Jan Windz from the Mental Health Board (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to post vacancy and authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Appointment of Mark Christensen to the Board of Directors for the Fortuna Cemetery District

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Christensen with term to expire on July 26, 1998.

12.               1996 Operational Budget for the Humboldt County Fair Association

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submitted budget and authorize Board Chair and County Clerk to sign same.


13.               Updated Conflict of Interest Codes for the Clerk/Recorder

RECOMMENDATION: Submit updated Codes to the Elections Department for filing.

Conflict Counsel

14.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Filling of Juvenile Attorney Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Cooperative Extension

15.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $585 with Offsetting Revenue

RECOMMENDATION: Add $585 to Maintenance of Equipment Line Item.

Court Executive Office

16.               Request to Establish an Overtime Line Item and Transfer from Contingencies in the Amount of $105

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to pay for accumulated overtime.

District Attorney

17.               Transfer of $25,000 from Family Support Enforcement Fund to Communications Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for installation of new telephone system for Family Support Program.

18.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Deputy District Attorney I-V Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


19.               Amendment to Contract for Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency Act; HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to Contract with the State Department of Health Services.

20.               Request to Establish a New Expenditure Account and Supplemental Budget Approve Subcontracts for CARE for Fiscal Year 1996-97 Budget Unit 470

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget of $30,221 and authorize Chair to sign contracts.

21.               Amendment to Contract for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS, HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment to contract with State Department of Health Services.

22.               Request for Supplemental Budget for Infectious Diseases 2000 Trends and Epidemiology Course

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $3,605.

23.               Extra Help Extension Betty Standley Senior Medical Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.


24.               Agreement with the Gibbons Company for Unemployment Compensation Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.


25.               Hiring Freeze Exemption Probation Officer I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

26.               Request to Increase Legal Office Assistant I/II Position from Half-Time to Full-Time

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

27.               Agreement with the City of Trinidad Serve and Maintain Vehicles as Needed for the City of Trinidad

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

28.               Storm Damage Repairs on Christensen Way Project 600040

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Carl M. Kjer and Sons General Contractor.

29.               Resolution Accepting Mulberry Street into the County-Maintained System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-31.


30.               Declaration of Surplus Property (1991 Ford Crown Victoria) and Sale of Said Vehicle to City of Rio Dell

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Social Services

31.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency for Distribution of General Relief Checks

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

32.               Salary Advancement to Range 193, Step C, for Valerie Gottschalk Eligibility Worker II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request effective March 18, 1996.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN (None)

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Oppose SB 1903 (Maddy) unless amended and review draft letter of position on SB 1590 (O'Connell) at a future Board meeting.

Administrative Services

4.                   Award of Surplus Paper Recycling Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Eel River Disposal and adopt supplemental budget of $500.

Mental Health

5.                   Report on Alcohol/Drug Care Services

RECOMMENDATION: Release remaining funds allocated on November 14, 1995 in the amount of $10,000 to Alcohol/Drug Care Services, Inc.

County Counsel

6.                   Providing County Counsel Services to North Coast Emergency Medical Services (NCEMS)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Counsel to enter into an agreement with NCEMS to provide legal services to NCEMS on the terms set forth in the submitted staff report.


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

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

3.                   Report from Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission on 5-Mile Speed Limit at Big Lagoon

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to California Dept. of Fish and Game requesting moratorium on speed limit issue until further public input is gathered.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Litigation KALIAMOS v. COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT; No Action Taken)

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.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Consideration of Revision in Rate Charged to Customers at Cummings Road Landfill and Consideration of Ordinance Which Revises Fees Charged for Disposal of Solid Waste at Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 23, 1996.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of February 1996

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of February 1996.

L.                   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.