9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Father Don Eagleson of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka


1.                   Conveyance and Agreement for James and Judith Lachowsky Case No. PMS 40-92; File No. APN 508-351-38

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute conveyance and agreement.

2.                   Request from the Northern California Indian Development Council Inc. for Consideration of Modification of the Community Coordinator Program to Included Funds for a Sub-Contract with a JTPA Title IVa Operator (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve concept of modification.

3.                   Public Safety Bill of Rights as Modified by Eureka Councillors Warnes and Madsen

RECOMMENDATION: Request the Eureka City Council to refer this item to the City/County Committee.


1.                   Resolutions Presented to Retiring Department of Public Works Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Present resolutions to Mervyn Moe, Ben Vance, and Al Ratjen.

2.                   Resolution Honoring Supervisor Anna Sparks on Her Retirement from the Board

RECOMMENDATION: Present resolution to Supervisor Anna Sparks.

3.                   Resolution Commending Dale Brown for Years of Service on Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

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.                   Garberville Tourist Information Booth Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.


2.                   Authorizing Ray Jerland to Sign Open Space Subvention Applications to the State

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-96.


3.                   Allocation of an Additional Position to the Payroll Division

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate a Fiscal Assistant I/II position.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Reappointment of Jim Sorenson to the Planning Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment as at-Large member.

5.                   Reappointment of Jeff Smith to the Planning Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment at Fourth District representative.

6.                   Five Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 1997-2002

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Planning Department to draft letter reiterating County position on OCS Oil and Gas Leasing programs.

7.                   MARY D. HUME Steamship Letter of Support

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of December 6, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

9.                   Cancellation of Board Meetings for Specified Dates for Calendar Year 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cancellation of specified dates.

Conflict Counsel

10.               Request to Establish Line Item 1100-246-2-614 for Staff Development

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

11.               Request to Establish Line Item 1100-205-2-148 for Computer Software Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Employment Training

12.               Provide Basic Skills Instruction in Reading and Math, GED Preparation and ESL

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the Calif. Dept. of Education.

13.               Extra-Help Extensions for Vocational Counselor and Vocational Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for L. Stephen Hughes and Brian Frayne.

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

14.               Request for Supplemental Budget for Maintenance of Remote-Controlled Deer Decoy

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $400.


15.               Continuation of the Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation under the control of the Health Officer.

16.               High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program Contract; July 1, 1994 Through June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the State Dept. of Health Services.

17.               Preventive Health Care for the Aging Contract; July 1, 1994 Through June 30, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the State Dept. of Health Services.

18.               Contracts with Collectors of Used Motor Oil for Recycling

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contracts with Southern Humboldt Recycling Center, Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery, Humboldt Sanitation and Recycling and the Hoopa Planning Department.

Library Services

19.               Request to Compensate Library Assistant II at the Senior Library Assistant Rate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request while Library Assistant II is acting at the senior level.

20.               Annual Contract with Humboldt Literacy Project for Basic Literacy Service

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contract.

Municipal Court-Eel River

21.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Court Clerk I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


22.               Adopt the 40 Hour Classes of Departmental Information Systems Analyst and Legal Office Assistant I/II; Reallocation of Departmental Information Systems Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

23.               Renewal of Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Public Works

24.               Mattole Road Stockpile Area P.M. 14.0

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign License Agreement with Chambers Cattle Company.

25.               Flashing Signals at Bear Gulch Bridge; Project No. 940080

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Smith Electric Construction.


26.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Deputy Sheriff I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Social Services

27.               Contract with the University of California, Davis for Staff Training

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

28.               Allocation of Two Additional Positions in the Department of Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate an Eligibility Supervisor I and a Welfare Investigator I/II.

29.               Agreement for Coordinated Effort to Maximize Use of Available Resources and Assisting in Mutual Goal of Providing Child and Family Centered Community Services on Site at the Bridgeville School

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Social Services Director to sign Letter of Agreement and Attachment with the Bridgeville School Community Healthy Start Collaborative.

30.               Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) Program's Cal-Learn Agreement with Public Health Department; and Contract with Humboldt Child Care Council for Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Social Services Director and Public Health Director to sign GAIN agreement, and authorize Chair to sign contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

31.               Request to Establish Line Item No. 1100-511-8-066 (Computer Systems)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $1,250.


9:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Report from North Coast Railroad Authority Representatives (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral presentation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail/Library/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (No Change Orders Required)

2.                   Construct Runway/Taxiway Signs at Arcata-Eureka Airport (continued from 12/13/94)

RECOMMENDATION: Hold bid opening on January 10, 1995.

3.                   Placement of Memorial Statue at Arcata-Eureka Airport (continued from 12/13/94)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to January 17, 1995.

County Counsel

4.                   Eureka Community Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION: Receive verbal report and direct Planning staff to notify appropriate land owners.

Mental Health

5.                   Mental Health "Medi-Cal Managed Care"

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-97 which resolves to inform State Dept. of Mental Health that Humboldt County accepts conditions of participation in Medi-Cal acute psychiatric inpatient consolidation and will be ready to accept transfer of responsibility on 01/01/95; allocate 5 additional Mental Health Worker I/II positions to address increased request for crisis services and expected impact of above consolidation of inpatient services; authorize purchase of necessary computer equipment; adopt supplemental budget in amount of $102,793.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

7.                   Report/s from Community and/or Employee Budget Task Force/s (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral and written report.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for Calendar Year 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Dixon as Chair and Supervisor Fulkerson as Vice Chair.


1.                   Request from Dr. Garry T. Eagles, Chair of the Community Budget Task Force, for Approval of the Task Force's Meeting Structure (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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

3.                   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.                   Aldo Bongio was irritated that John Winzler was not allowed to speak on the Eureka Community Plan Update agenda item (G-4 from December 20, 1994).He stated that Mr. Winzler is an intelligent man that owns a lot of property and employs about twenty people.Kaye Strickland stated that the meeting of December 20, 1994 was shown live on the community access channel.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Manila Community Services District; Plan Amendment and Zone Reclassification; File No. 400-011-74; Case Nos. GPA-04-93; ZR 07-93

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Diversion of Eel River Water to the Russian River; PG&E Potter Valley Project and Fish Screen; Proposed Potter Valley Authority Act (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and public comment and continue the item to March 7, 1995 for further discussion and policy direction.

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.)

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