TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1994

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Tom Malevich of the First Assembly of God Church


C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (None)

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.                   Approval of State Agreements and Contracts for CDBG Projects 93-STBG-769 and 93-EDBG-284

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign all copies of Standard Agreements and Contracts.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution for Hot August Daze in Phillips Ville on August 20, 1994 (Supervisor Header)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Resolution to Honor Shelter Cove Fire and Rescue Unit Who Were First Responders to the Tragic Coast Guard Helicopter Crash at Shelter Cove on July 12, 1994 (Supervisor Header)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Resolution Declaring September 3-4, 1994 Big Foot Days in Willow Creek (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

5.                   Third Round CERT Applications (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

6.                   Resolution of Commendation for Retirement of Billie Holcomb from North Humboldt Court (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Soil Remediation at Caltrans Witches Maintenance Station

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file initial Study/Negative Declaration

8.                   Appointments/Reappointment to Fortuna Cemetery District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint David Ensley, Willard Viersen, and reappoint Robert Olsen.

9.                   Report from the Commission on the Status of Women

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

10.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of June 29, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

11.               Appointments/Reappointments to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Eden Opal and Deborah Clermont and reappoint Joan Lucida and Chip Sharpe.


12.               Submission of a Declaration of Intent for the Contract Back Programs Agreement for Rural Health Services in Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign Notice of Intent.

13.               Contract with North Coast Emergency Medical Services for Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

14.               Application for Rural Health Services Funds for Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign application.

Mental Health

15.               5150 Resolution for Involuntary Detention, Evaluation and Treatment of Certain Mentally Disordered Persons

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-69.

16.               Transfer from Mental Health Contingency for Refund of Overpayments by Medicare for Partial Hospitalization Services Identified in the Cost Report 1991-92

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $5,212.

Municipal Court Eureka

17.               Budget Transfer to and from Contingencies for the Prior Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Contingencies in amounts of $3,831, $2,498 and $986.


18.               Settlement Agreement with Ron Ellison and AFSCME Local 1684

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute settlement agreement.

19.               Establishing a Procedure for Disability Retirement Determinations Regarding County Employees Who are Local Safety Members of the Public Employees' Retirement System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-70.

Public Defender

20.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Vacant Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Public Works

21.               Request to Direct the Clerk of the Board to Place an Item on Every Board Agenda Under Public Works Departmental Agenda Entitled Change Orders

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

22.               Agreement with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Provide Financial Support for A.W. Way County Park Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director of Public Works to execute agreement and future similar agreements whereby the BLM provides financial support for the operation and maintenance of A.W. Way County Park.

23.               Construction of Slide Repair on Myrtle Avenue at Post Mile 2.67

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on August 16, 1994.

24.               Request from the City of Arcata to Use Funds from the Janes Creek Storm Drain Maintenance District to Investigate the Potential to Reduce Drainage and Flooding Problems on Janes Creek by Reconfiguring the Channel and/or the Tide Gates on McDaniel Slough

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

25.               Request to Approve the Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive as the County's Choice for a Rehabilitation Project as Provided for in the Federal Bridge Replacement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Agreement with Pacific Lumber Company to Allow the County to Use Its Logging Road When the Holmes Larabee Summer Bridge is Not Operational

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

27.               Amendment to Contract for Operation of Solid Waste Container Sites (Northern Sites)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute amendment to agreement.

28.               Heartwood Subdivision Unit 7; APN 509-311-08; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.


29.               Agreement for Supplemental Law Enforcement Services for Reggae on the River

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the Mateel Community Center.

Social Services

30.               First Amendment to Agreement for Provision of Family Preservation Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute amendment with Humboldt Child Care Council.

31.               Request to Authorize the Employee Relations Officer to Meet and Confer with AFSCME Regarding a Change in the Work Week from 37.5 Hours to 40 Hours for Certain Positions in the Classifications of Office Assistants I/II, Senior Office Assistant and Office Services Supervisor in the Social Services Reception Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

32.               Transfer from Contingency Fund to Foster Care and Aid to Adoptions Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve total transfer of $220,000.

33.               Substitute Appointment to Staff Services Analyst II Position During Extended Leave

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to make substitute appointment.

34.               Filling of Vacant Social Worker I/II/III Position in Adult Services Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption from hiring freeze.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Mobilehome Park Dispute Resolution Committee Agreement (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 13, 1994.

10:15 a.m. Public Health

2.                   Study Session on Proposed Budget for 1994-95 Public Health Budget Units

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

11:15 a.m. Social Services

3.                   Study Session on Proposed Budget for 1994-95 Social Services Budget Units

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

2:15 p.m. Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Programs

4.                   Study Session on Proposed Budget for 1994-95 Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Programs

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

3:00 p.m. Public Guardian/Veterans Services

5.                   Study Session on Proposed Budget for 1994-95 Public Guardian/Veterans Services

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support House Resolution 4742 (HERGER), a bill to declare a state of emergency on Federal lands within the State of California for the immediate reduction in forest fuels for the prevention of catastrophic wildfire.


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 (Litigation:No Action Taken)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M.

This 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.                   Numerous citizens spoke at the meeting (see scanned document for details).

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Karuk Tribe of California Minor Subdivision and Consolidated Environmental Review for 11-Unit Panamenik Housing Project; Orleans Area; File No. AP 529-111-08; Case No. PMS 16-93; Applicant; Karuk Tribe of California

RECOMMENDATION: Approve tentative parcel subdivision map.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Annual Grantee Performance Reports of the Community Development Block Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to submit said reports to the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Period Ending July 22, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution No. 1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the period ending July 22, 1994.

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.