TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1996

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Kenneth Varley of the Community Evangelical Free Church of Loleta


1.                   Consolidation of Eel River and North Humboldt Budget Units into County Marshal's Budget Unit 225

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consolidation of said budget units effective July 1, 1996.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1996 as Older Americans Month in Humboldt County (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring May 16, 1996 as Bike-to-Work Day 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.                   Ratification of Grant Application for Rural Technical Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify grant application.

Administrative Services

2.                   Appointment of Robert L. Witmer, Sr. to the Garberville Sanitary District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

3.                   Request to Declare 721 Vote Recorders and Related Supporting Equipment as Surplus Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of same.

District Attorney

4.                   Request to Establish an Extra-Help Line Item in the amount of $8,693--Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program.

Employment Training

5.                   Technical Assistance Training and Support for Automated Tracking System Software Maintenance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to Agreement with Shasta Private Industry Council (extend to 300 hours).


6.                   Purchase of Two Computer Systems in the Amount of $1,360 for HIV Testing Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and establish fixed-asset Line Item.

Library Services

7.                   Memorandum of Understanding Establishment of Kris Kelly Health Information Center in the Main Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Understanding with St. Joseph Hospital/Eureka.

Mental Health

8.                   Extra-Help Extension for John Clark LVN--Psychiatric Technician at Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

9.                   Purchase of Overhead Projector and TV/VCR Combination for Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $1,240 and establish line item.

Planning and Building

10.               Refund of Application Fees to Aitken Blacktop Inc. in the Amount of $469.40

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.


11.               Diagnostic Studies and Evaluations of Serious Youthful and Delinquent Offenders

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign contract with the California Youth Authority.

Public Works

12.               Award of Contract for Storm Damage Repairs to Dows Prairie Road; Project No. 608123

RECOMMENDATION: Award the Project to Figas Construction.

13.               Award Contract for Construction of Bridge Over Price Creek; Project No. 940045

RECOMMENDATION: Award the Project to Griggs Corporation.

14.               Improvements to Chemise Mountain Road to Decrease the Summertime Dust Problem

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize PW Director to sign Cooperative Agreement with Bureau of Land Management.

15.               Amendment to Unincorporated Arcata Area Solid Waste Franchise Collection Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to agreement with Arcata Garbage Inc. to include 2-cubic yard bin service.


16.               Policies and Procedures for the Sheriff's Special Investigative Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Accept and file copy of said policies and procedures.

17.               Increase of Twenty Salary Ranges for Correctional Lieutenant Larry Whitford

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase from March 25, 1996 through April 8, 1996 while filling in as Jail Administrator.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors (Supervisor Heider)

1.                   Presentation by Mary Giardino, Executive Director of the Garberville Redway Area Chamber of Commerce

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report concerning Chamber's Visitor Information Center and tourism support program.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge, and Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects--Mattole Road Project No. ER 2802(1)

RECOMMENDATION: Hold bid opening on June 4, 1996 for construction of storm damage repairs to Mattole Road.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (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.                   Sven Kahle said that his permit for a subdivision had expired.He now has to pay $863 in fees to reapply to complete the subdivision.He feels this is excessive.Robert Vaughn Sr. thanked the Board for supporting a year round homeless center.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Services

1.                   Proposed Sale of APN 501-401-20 (1606 Pickett Road in McKinleyville) (4/5 vote required)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize sale of said property to the McKinleyville Community Services District as directed.

Building Inspections

2.                   Request for Variance to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Construction within the Flood Plain; Seventh Day Adventist Church, Applicant/Appellant; File No. AP211-151-20

RECOMMENDATION: Close public hearing and continue Board Deliberation to the meeting of May 28, 1996.

Public Works

3.                   Appointment of a County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-37 establishing said team and appoint members.

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.