TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1996

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Roger Carey of Grace Baptist Church of Eureka


1.                   Proclamation Declaring May 31, 1996 as Official California Arts Recognition Day (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Insurance Rebate Supplemental Budgets for a Total of $4,000,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budgets.


1.                   Proclamation for World No Smoke Day May 31, 1996 (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.                   Scheduling of Public Hearing for 1996-97 Annual Update of County Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on June 11, 1996 at 1:45 p.m.

Administrative Services

2.                   Termination Agreement with Bill and Juanita Thompson--Lease of Arcata Justice Court Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign termination agreement for 4605 Valley West Boulevard location.

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $701 for Compiling and Publishing a 1995 Crop Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Assessment Technician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

5.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Property Transfer Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Resolution for Big Foot Days in Willow Creek on August 31, 1996 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and forward copy to Royal McCarthy at CalTrans Permits Department.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of April 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of May 14, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

9.                   Land Conservation Contract Cancellation (Morgenroth)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cancellation of contract.

District Attorney

10.               Standard Agreement with State Board of Control for Fiscal Year 1996-97 (Amount of $120,000) Victim Witness Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-40 authorizing Chair to execute said standard agreement.

Employment Training

11.               Execution of 1996-97 Title IIA/IIC Master Subgrant (Number G700088)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign subgrant for Program Year 1996-97.

12.               Execution of 1996-97 Title III Master Subgrant (Number G700158)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign subgrant for Program Year 1996-97.

13.               Disallocate Employment/Training Program Monitor, Vocational Tech and Vocational Counselor I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation of one each of said positions.


14.               Supplemental Budget for Linkages Program in the Total Amount of $13,241

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

15.               Purchase of Computer Printer and UTP HUB in the Amount of $2,091

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

16.               Purchase of Copier in the Amount of $16,148

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

17.               Medicaid Administrative Claiming Contract for Fiscal Years 1994-95 and 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment pertaining to claiming federal financial participation.


18.               Purchase of a 486 Computer for the Legal Office Assistant at the PACE Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,000.

19.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Senior Legal Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Public Works

20.               Maintenance Agreement for Portion of Eel River Levee at Fortuna

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

21.               Daphne Court Subdivision; ROY SCHMUNK Applicant; File No. AP 212-161-75; Miranda Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision as complete and accept subdivision map for recordation.

22.               Consideration of Rate Revision in Various Solid Waste Contracts Including the Franchise Collectors, the County Container Sites, Redway Transfer Station and Cummings Road Landfill Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule a public hearing on June 18, 1996 at 1:45 p.m.

23.               Ishi Pishi Road Easement (Sears)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Keith F. and Maxine Sears.


9:10 a.m. County Counsel

1.                   Requested Staff Report Concerning the Surplus Recycling Contract for Staff Review

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract carrying out Board's prior order awarding contract to Eel River Disposal.

9:30 a.m. Auditor Controller

2.                   Audit Report Regarding Financial Statements of Humboldt County for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file audit report of David L. Moonie and Company CPAs.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Study of Domestic Partnership Registration Ordinance for Humboldt County (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request from Humboldt County Lesbian/Bi/Gay Parade Committee to the Human Rights Commission for a report back to the Board.

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 (None)

3.                   Establishment of a New Revenue Account Approval of a Supplemental Budget and Approval of a Service Agreement with CH2M Hill Inc. for the Review and Analysis of the Rabanco Solid Waste Disposal by Rail Proposal

RECOMMENDATION: Establish revenue account and supplemental budget of $40,000 and authorize Chair to sign said contract.

4.                   Authorization for Staff to Take Necessary Steps for the Board to Officially Consider the Formation of an Underground District Along Redwood Drive from a Few Hundred Feet South of Redway Drive to a Few Hundred Feet North of Briceland Road

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization approve transfer of $70,000 from Undergrounding Funds to City of Trinidad's current project and approve transfer of $750,000 of Undergrounding Funds to City of Arcata for undergrounding of "G" and "H" Streets from 11th Street to Sunset Street (These funds to be used only after all available Arcata funds are used.

Administrative Office

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm Board's support of Senate Bill 1590 (O'Connell)--ERAF.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

6.                   Resolution Providing for Issuance and Sale of Tax Anticipation Notes for 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 4, 1996.


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 Required)

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.                   BOARD DELIBERATION 1:45 P.M.

Building Inspections

1.                   Deliberation on Appeal of Planning Director's Decision to Deny Variance to Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Construction Within the Flood Plain; Seventh Day Adventist Church, Applicant/Appellant; File No. AP 211-151-20; Redwood Area Camp at Dyerville Loop Road (PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED MAY 14, 1996)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of June 11, 1996.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS 2:00 P.M.

Planning and Building/Contract Counsel

1.                   Implementing Ordinances for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) in the inland and Coastal Areas of Humboldt County Including Adoption of Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for the Ordinances

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2117.

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.)

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