9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Father Michael Kelly of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Arcata

B.                  NON AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Consideration for Appointment to Board of Corrections (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Governor Davis in support of appointing David Lehman.

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Shared County/Federal/State Funding--Animal Damage Management Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services--Wildlife Services Division.


2.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from March 12, 1999 Public Auction

RECOMMENDATION: Approve distribution of $455.37.

3.                   Contract for Electronic Filing of Lobbying Report to Secretary of State

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with, Inc.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Continuation of Emergency transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until November 7, 2000.

5.                   Letter of Consent to Caltrans District 1 Collision Abatement Program (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter for signature.

6.                   Proclamation October 16-20, 2000 as National Business Women's Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify proclamation.

7.                   Resolution Commending Linnie A. Ault for 25 Years of Service in the County Library (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution presented on October 18, 2000.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of October 17, 2000.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

9.                   Transfer of $36 to Transportation and $252 to Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers from Equipment/Miscellaneous account to balance budget.

County Administrative Office

10.               Withdrawal from Humboldt County Waste Management Authority (HCWMA)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter for finalizing said withdrawal.

County Counsel

11.               Purchase of FAX Machine ($1,550)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Information Services

12.               Forty-One Days of Staff Training on IFAS Financial Accounting System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $26,926 from General Fund Contingency.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Appointment at Advanced Salary for Mary Simpson, Substance Abuse Counselor II Budget Unit 431, Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment at Range 262, Step E.

14.               Funding for completion of Data Management System for Division of Environmental Health Fund 1175, Budget Unit #411 CUPA and Budget Unit #406 Environmental Health in FY 00/01

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $40,000 in funding.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Transfer of $3,000 to Computer Equipment Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Independent Living Skills Program ancillary account.

Public Works

16.               Transportation Development Act Claim ($1,761,194)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve claim for forwarding to Humboldt County Association of Governments.

17.               Installation and Operation of ATM in the Arcata-Eureka Airport Terminal

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with John Goold, d.b.a. Cornucopia Enterprises.


18.               Corrected Federal Annual Certification Report

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign corrected report.


1.                   Resolution Commending County Librarian Judy Klapproth upon Retirement (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

2.                   Resolution of Appreciation to Ray Beeninga for 21 years of service to Humboldt County. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

3.                   Resolution Acknowledging and thanking Linda Bell for her Service to the California Highway Patrol (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Resolution Acknowledging and Thanking Sergeant Thomas Patterson for his Service to the California Highway Patrol (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

5.                   Proclamation Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October 22-28, 2000.

6.                   Proclamation Humboldt County a Domestic Violence Free Zone (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

7.                   Resolution Chartering a New Kiwanis Club in McKinleyville (Supervisors Neely and Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

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)

Health & Human Services--Public Health

3.                   Availability of County-Wide Integrated Waste Management Programs for County Residents

RECOMMENDATION: Affirm residents are eligible to participate in County-wide integrated waste management programs, contingent upon contributing to funding said programs.Contact City of Fortuna requesting continued payment for Table Bluff Landfill maintenance and Cummings road waterline.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (None)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (None)


10:30 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Status Report from Karen Angel on the Humboldt Botanical Gardens (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and take appropriate action (if necessary).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b); Significant Exposure to Litigation (One Case) (No Final Action Taken)

I.                     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.                   Dr. George Jutila, Chair of the Humboldt County Airport Advisory Committee spoke in support of there being a defibrillator at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.Dr. Michael Sexton demonstrated the use of a defibrillator.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Fees/Charges--Solid Waste Disposal; County Container Sites and Redway Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2226.


1.                   Presentation on Restoration Work on Redwood Creek (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from members of the Redwood Creek Landowner's Association.

2.                   General Plan Update Workshop

RECOMMENDATION: Receive public input, and direct staff to continue with the General Plan Update process.

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.