9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Gary Durbin of the Ridgewood Heights Baptist Church


C.                  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 Services

1.                   Transfer of $113,560 from Contingencies to Building Maintenance Utilities Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover overdraft from last fiscal year.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resignation of Jim Taylor from Agricultural Advisory Committee (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to Mr. Taylor.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of October 3, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of October 10, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

5.                   Disbursement Request McKinleyville Inland Parkland Trust Fund No. 3713

RECOMMENDATION: Find the funds will be used consistent with Quimby Act requirements.Direct the Auditor-Controller to issue a warrant ($9,235.60) from said trust fund to reimburse the McKinleyville Community Services District for the Larissa Park Renovation Project.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Allocation of Legal Secretary I/II Position and Supplemental Budget of $62,668

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

7.                   Court Payroll Services

RECOMMENDATION: Waive normal notification period, and allow Courts payroll to be handled by others (starting January 1, 2001).

County Counsel

8.                   Ordinance Amending Section 971-2 of County Code--Smoking in County Buildings

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2225.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Allocation of 2.0 Psychiatric Nurse Positions to Allow for Substitute Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Provision of Training to the Employment Services Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $34,800 with the University of California Davis.

11.               Provision of Training to Eligibility and Employment Services Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $60,900 contract with the University of California Davis.

Library Services

12.               Supplemental Budget ($2,193)--Donations from Friends of the Redwoods Libraries and the Humboldt Library Foundation to Allow Professional Staff to Attend California Library Association Annual Meeting in Santa Clara (November 2000) for Purposes of Staff Training

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


13.               Resolution Approving the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME), Providing a Salary Adjustment for Certain Correctional Officer Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda (expected to be brought back by December 19, 2000).


14.               Agreement with the Criminal Justice Research Foundation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement as associated supplemental budget of $32,500.

15.               Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning Juvenile Drug Court Grant ($200,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish budget unit, allocated positions and adopt Resolution 2000-87.

Public Works

16.               Agreement with LEFCON Associates Inc. for Juvenile Hall Renovation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($4,500) for Purchase of Lap Top Computer for Aviation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

18.               Ordinance Amending Section 431-96.5 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Parking on Redwood Drive (Redway)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and schedule date for adoption.

19.               Request to Purchase a Clutch/Flywheel Jack for $900

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


20.               Supplemental Budgets for Sheriff Marijuana Eradication ($18,167) and State Marine Enforcement Program ($5,270) for Overtime

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budgets.

21.               Appropriation Transfer for Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100-221 Through General Fund Contingencies in the Amount of $256,012 (Fiscal 1999/2000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover overdrafts in Overtime and Transportation and Travel.

22.               Request to Established Fixed-Asset Account ($1,926)--Purchase of Food Waste Disposer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclamation declaring October 23 through 31, 2000 as Red Ribbon Week and Certificates of Appreciation (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and approve certificates of appreciation.

2.                   Proclamation declaring October 19, 2000 as International Credit Union Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Request for Minutes of County Committees and Commissions

RECOMMENDATION: Ask that Committees and commissions submit minutes to Clerk of the Board in a timely fashion.Appoint Supervisors Rodoni and Neely and Clerk of the Board Lora Canzoneri to a subcommittee that will work with the Administrative Services Department on the development of a Board of Supervisors web page that would include agenda and minutes for the meetings of Board-appointed entities.


1.                   Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

2.                   Potential/Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (None)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.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.


1.                   Kaye Strickland presented a copy of Against All Odds, a Northwestern Pacific Railroad/Eel River Valley Mystery.Nelson Kass and Linda Hilton voiced frustration that Mr. Hunter's dirt on Sutter Road in McKinleyville had not been removed by the deadline.They stated the water table was polluted, and that Mr. Hunter was not in compliance with the law.They said closure of Cummings Road Landfill was an unacceptable excuse for not finding an alternative site.They are considering litigation, but said it is difficult to find an attorney that is not already involved in this matter.


Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Peltier/Schaeffer; Assessor's Parcel No. 515-121-046

RECOMMENDATION: Assess cost recovery amount of $400 and make same a Final Order against property owners.Order that the amount of the costs shall be paid within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of service of this decision.Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Findings and Order Confirming Account and Assessment.All of the above actions are conditioned upon the property owners signing a settlement agreement negating future litigation on this matter.

J.                   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.