9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou of the Myrtle Avenue Baptist Church



1.                   Resolution of Commendation for David Lehman Service on the County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation for David Lehman.

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution for Temporary Closure of Roads for Avenue of the Giants Marathon (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 95-17 for closure of avenue and Bull Creek Flats Road.

Building Maintenance

2.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Custodial Supervisor Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of December 26, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

4.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of January 24, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

5.                   MacDonald v. County of Humboldt; Case No. 94DR0053--Documentary Transfer Tax Refund

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $1,870 to Judgments and Damages account.

Emergency Services

6.                   Third Resolution Proclaiming Existence of Local Emergency--12/26/94 Earthquake

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 95-18 and extend again on February 21, 1995.

7.                   Second Fourteen-Day Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency as a Result of the January 8, 1995 Storms and Flooding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 95-19 and extend again on February 21, 1995.


8.                   Reclassification of position in High Risk Infant Visit Enhancement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification.

9.                   Quarterly, One-Day Clinic for HIV Patients and Their Primary Care Physician(s)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with St. Joseph's Hospital of Eureka.

10.               Purchase of an Incubator for the Public Health Milk Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $1,502.

Mental Health

11.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions for Three Mental Health Clinician I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

12.               Reallocation of Two .5 FTE Mental Health Worker Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation to a 1.0 FTE Mental Health Worker Position.

13.               Increase in Fees for Driving Under the Influence Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in fees.

Municipal Court

14.               Request to purchase an Executive Chair at a Cost of $500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of chair for Judge Morrison.


15.               Extension of Employment Eligibility Lists for Various Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of lists.

Planning and Building

16.               Refund of Application Fees to David A. Fleming in the Amount of $130.80

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund.

17.               Extra-Help Extensions for Doris Hickerson and Jonathan Schnal, Planners I

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extensions.

Public Works

18.               Purchase of Two International 10-12 Cubic Yard Dump Trucks

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase, and transfer $2,858 from the Road Fund Contingency.

19.               Supplemental Budget for Installation of Showers at Van Duzen County Park

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $4,000.

20.               Designation of County Representatives for Storm Damage Financial Assistance

RECOMMENDATION: Designate Stan Dixon, CAO, J. Murray, K. Suiker and P. Rei.

21.               Request to Establish an Out-of-County Travel Line Item in the Amount of $500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


22.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Microfilm Technician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


23.               Differential Pay as Acting Correctional Supervisor for Senior Correctional Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt differential pay for Lori Marriott.

Social Services

24.               Supplemental Budget of $49,575 for CAL-Learn Program Start-Up Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Superior Court

25.               Request to Create Two Half-Time Court Reporter Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

26.               Extra-Help Extensions for Cathy Cawley and Deborah Hardman

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.


9:05 a.m. Public Works

1.                   Update on the Status of the New Jail (Phase I) Construction Project

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required) (No Action Required)


1.                   Support for Transporting Prisoners Paroled from Pelican Bay State Prison Back to the County from Which They Were Committed (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Formally endorse Assembly Bill 133 (Hauser).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required) (No Action)

3.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required) (No Action Required)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Litigation:No Action Taken)

1.                   Stephen R. Nielson announced that he would be resigning as County Counsel effective at the end of the 1994-95 fiscal year.

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.                   Bob MacMullin invited the Board members to the Concerned Citizens for Arcata meeting with Congressman Riggs to be held on Feb. 18, 1995 at 1:30 pm at the Arcata Community Center.Brooke Johnson supported having more affordable bus passes available through the HTA.Aldo Bongo supported having welfare payments reduced.Horse Stonewalker said the City of Eureka's problems are also County of Humboldt's problems.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Determination to Recognize a Surface Mining Vested Right on Eleven (11) Sites for the Pacific Lumber Company on a 29 Mile Stretch of the Eel River; Lewis Klein, Fred Neighbor and Susie Van Kirk, Appellants

RECOMMENDATION: Closed the public hearing and schedule Board deliberation for February 21, 1995.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of January 1995

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of January 1995.

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.