TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1995

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.                   Appointment of Linda Hartman as Interim Mental Health Director

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

2.                   Authorizing Investments Connected with $11,230,000 Certificates of Participation

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-64.

3.                   Green Timber Inc. Major Subdivision; APN 516-111-39; Glendale Area of Blue Lake

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring May 1995 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month (Supervisor Dixon)

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

1.                   Report on 1994-95 Winter Shelter Program

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of May 30, 1995.

2.                   Termination of the Courthouse Snack Bar Lease

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign termination agreement with current operators.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Commending Lloyd Throne for 10 Years of Service (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution (10 years as Director of Redwood Community Action Agency).

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Resort Improvement Dist. 1/Shelter Cove Sewer and Other Facilities Maint. District 1

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes to conflict of interest code for said districts.

5.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of April 25, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

6.                   Assistant County Counsel Salary Adjustment of 20 Salary Ranges Effective 04/02/95

RECOMMENDATION: Approve salary adjustment until a new County Counsel has been hired.

District Attorney

7.                   Request for Temporary Increase in Compensation for Senior Family Support Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Application for Funds to Augment Resources for Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-63.

Employment Training

9.                   Reappointment of Rod Sandretto to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment to the Employment Development Department slot.


10.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Senior Fiscal Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

11.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($5,000) for HIV Testing Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

12.               Reallocation to 1 Physician/Psychiatrist Position and 1 Medical Director Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation of 2 contract Psychiatrist Positions.

Public Defender

13.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($27,343) for Emergency Fixed Asset Purchases

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

14.               Request for Standing Agenda Item--Acceleration of Storm Damage Repairs to Roadways

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

15.               Murray Field Airport Repaving and Access Road Modification--Project No. 911300

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Hodges and Shutt Consultants.

16.               Request for Extra-Help Extension for Boat Operator at McCann on the Eel River

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Extra-Help Extensions for Engineering Aides and Road Laborers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for summer help/temporary employees.

18.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road Caused by Winter 1995 Storms

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on June 13, 1995.

19.               Engineering and Construction Funding for Storm Damage Restoration Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign supplements to Local Agency--State Agreement 01-5904.

20.               Expansion of the Big Lagoon Utility Undergrounding District

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on June 6, 1995.

21.               Unincorporated Arcata Area Solid Waste Collection Franchise--Contract Extension

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Arcata Garbage Company Inc.


22.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($32,338) for Sheriff's Marijuana Unit (Budget 228)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Deputy Sheriff I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

24.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Legal Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

25.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($90,774) for Fixed Assets and Program Supports

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

26.               Amendment to Contract with Humboldt Child Care Council for Family Preservation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.


9:15 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Report from County Employee Budget Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Table request for deactivation of task force until September 1995.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail/Library/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (NONE)

2.                   Amending Section 431-96.6 of County Code Relating to Parking on Scenic Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2074 effective immediately.

3.                   Arcata-Eureka Airport Storm Drain Damage Repair--Supplemental Budget of $80,000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize negotiation of emergency force account contract with Petersen construction due to emergency nature to install rock fill; and adopt said budget.

Superior/Municipal Court

4.                   Establishment of a Drug Court in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve federal grant application.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Planning Division Work Program and Recommended Priorities for Fiscal Year 95-96

RECOMMENDATION: Direct CAO to bring back recommendations for 1995-96 Work Program for review by the Board during the Budget Study Sessions in July 1995.

6.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

County Counsel

7.                   Ordinance Establishing Fees for Operation of Co. Surface Mining Reclamation Program

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and set adoption for May 30, 1995.

8.                   "Right to Farm" Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and set adoption for May 30, 1995.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports (if required).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports (if required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Accepted resignation of Joe Krzesni Mental Health Director effective August 25, 1995.

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.                   Howard Rien invited the Board to attend the dedication of the Avenue of the Flags on Memorial Day at 10:00 a.m. at Ocean View Cemetery.Patty Ohman, a child care worker gave a wrap-up report on the Worthy Wage Project.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Meeting adjourned to the Constitutional Revision Commission meeting in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on May 23, 1995.