9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Mike Eppinette Church of Christ in Eureka



1.                   Resolution Commending Jerry Wescott for Over 35 Years of Service with Public Works (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

2.                   Eureka Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert; Certificates of Congratulations (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificates to Antonia Forsyth, violinist and Lark Powers, pianist.

3.                   Resolution for Worker's Memorial Day--April 28, 1996 (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

4.                   Proclamation for Infant Immunization Week April 21-27, 1996 (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring April 22-26, 1996 as the Week of the Young Child (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 Services

1.                   Courthouse and Phase I/II of New Court Facilities--Appraisals in Connection with Certificates of Participation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Real Property Services to negotiate a contract with Nilsen and Associates to update the 1993 appraisal on the courthouse and to do a full appraisal on Phase I of jail for a "not to exceed" cost of $10,000.

2.                   Proposed Sale of APN 510-401-20 (1606 Picket Road) to the McKinleyville Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on May 7, 1996 at 1:45 p.m.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution to Commend the California Conservation Corps, Fortuna High School's Creeks Project and AmeriCorps Cadre of Corps Programs (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Designation of Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Local Advisory Committee and Approval of Appointees (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation of committee and authorize Chair to sign Certification of Committee.

5.                   Resolution Recognizing April 20, 1996 as Samoa Peninsula Community Clean-up Day (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

6.                   In-River Sport Allocation Increase--Klamath-Trinity River System Chinook Harvest (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of April 9, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

District Attorney

8.                   Resolution for Spousal Abuse Program; Fiscal Year 1995-96; Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-32.

9.                   Victim Witness Division 1995-96 Program Funding from Office of Criminal Justice Planning

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $2,535.

Emergency Services

10.               Supplemental Budget/Appropriation Transfer for Fixed Assets and Supplies; Emergency Operations Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $9,100 for computer equipment, services and supplies.


11.               Milk Testing Contract--Fiscal Year 1996-1997 Through Fiscal Year 1998-1999

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the State Department of Food and Agriculture.

12.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for HIV Testing Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU with State Department of Health Services Office of AIDS.

13.               MOU for the Early Intervention Program; Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU with State Department of Health Services Office of AIDS.

Mental Health

14.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Mental Health Worker I/II Position in Adult Day Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

15.               Budget Appropriation Transfer of $400 for the Purchase of a Computer with a Large Monitor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Planning and Building

16.               Hiring Freeze Exemption-- Senior Planner Position in the Planning Division

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


17.               Budget Appropriation Transfer of $2,000 for the Purchase of Computer and Printer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer and purchase for electronic monitoring purposes.

Public Works

18.               Public Hearing to Discuss the Appointment of a County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on May 14, 1996 at 1:45 p.m.

19.               Providing Parking Space on Vacant Land Commonly Known as Halverson Site on Waterfront Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign license agreement with the City of Eureka.

Social Services

20.               Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of the Upgraded GEMS Computer System for GAIN Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $67,000.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by Humboldt Maritime Museum (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer correspondence to Real Property Division for review and response back to Board.

10:00 a.m. Administrative Services

2.                   Contract for New County-Wide Financial Management and Human Resources/Payroll System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Bi-Tech Software, Inc. in the amount of $396,233.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works (if required).

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation--AB 2846 (Sweeney); Cities' Spheres of Influence

RECOMMENDATION: CAO to work with cities for developing a concurrence for a position on said legislation.

Employment Training

4.                   1996-98 Humboldt County Job Training Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said Plan.


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

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

3.                   Request for Study Session on Juvenile Court Law (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Set study session for May 21, 1996.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Litigation No Action Taken)

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.                   Don Davenport asked that the Board consider restricting the parking of recreational vehicles, motor homes, utility trailers and sailboats in high-density residential areas.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on April 30, 1996.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Adjourn to the Southern Humboldt Road Tour April 24-25, 1996.