9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Dr. Roger Carey, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Eureka


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 Office (CAO)

1.                   Agreement with Court-Appointed Special Advocate Services for $75,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

2.                   Vehicle Use Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that the committee membership consist of a representative from the general public and each of the following departments:Public Works, Auditor-Controller, Sheriff, Social Sciences, Administrative Services/Purchasing, and the CAO.

3.                   Operation of Tourist Information Booth in Garberville During Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce.

Agricultural Commissioner

4.                   Contract with State Department of Food & Agriculture--High-Risk Pest Inspection

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 98-0350.


5.                   Allocation of State Property Rental Income

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate to City of Eureka ($8,702.76), City of Arcata (12 cents), County Road fund ($8,750.87), and Prior Unsecured Taxes-Possessory Interest ($1,941.79).

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment of Sally Biggin to the Status of Women Commission (At Large)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

7.                   Cancellation of Board Meetings in Calendar Year 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Cancel meetings on:February 16, March 30, April 6, June 29, August 3, August 10, August 31, November 23, November 30, December 21, and December 28.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 8, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Appointment of 5th District Member to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Leroy Murrell.

County Counsel

10.               Adoption of Resolutions Appointing Supervisors' Chair and Vice Chair for 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolutions 99-1 through 99-4.

Employment Training

11.               Memorandum of Understanding for Labor Market Information Products & Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with the Employment Development Department.

Mental Health

12.               Reallocate Substance Abuse Counselor I/II to Health Education Specialist I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw this item from agenda at the request of the Mental Health Department.

13.               Extra-Help Extensions for Psychiatric Nurse and Discharge Planner

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Troy McCullough and Betina Garsen.

14.               Appointments/Reappointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments and reappointments.

15.               Allocation of Senior Mental Health Clinician; Disallocate Mental Health Clinician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.


16.               Amendment to the 1996-97 Through 1999-2000 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-5.

17.               Agreement with Area I Agency on Aging for Eldercare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and Contingencies transfer of $7,536.


18.               Additional Funds to Cover the Updated Figures Reported for the Number and Type of S.T.C. Eligible Positions for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $12,400.

Public Health

19.               Memorandum of Understanding with United Indian Health Services, Establishment of New Revenue Account ($2,500) and a Supplemental Budget ($2,500) for Tuberculosis Activity for Public Health Field Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

20.               Allocation of Half-Time Physical Therapist Position in Maternal and Child Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

21.               Grant to Find a Consultant to Work with Management Staff to Develop a Long-Term Business Plan; Form an Advisory Group, and Develop an Information Database for the Healthy Moms' Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept a grant of $10,000 from the Union Labor Health Foundation.

22.               Annual Conference of California Conference of Local Health Data Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental of $2,000 for co-sponsorship of conference.

Public Works

23.               Rohnerville Airport Runway, Taxiway and Apron Project No. 911889

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Thomas R. Bess & Company.

24.               Prohibition of Parking on North Side of Murray Road in Vicinity of McKinleyville High

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt Jan. 19, 1999.

25.               Supplemental Budget ($13,863) to Cover Negative Balance in Jail Phase II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

26.               Request for Pay Differential for Richard Stein, Environmental Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for performing principal duties of Environmental Services Manager.


27.               Supplemental Budget to Cover Overdrafts in Recorder-Record Conversion

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget to clear all accounts for FY 1997-98.

Social Services

28.               Lease with PUBA Properties for Office and Storage Space

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary)

3.                   County Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 12, 1999.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Budget Update

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report; direct Auditor-Controller to update the June 30, 1998, accounts receivable schedule in accordance with updated information received from departments; direct CAO to return to the Board on February 9, 1999 to identify specific offsets to current year revenue shortfalls; direct Auditor-Controller to provide quarterly updates to the Board on the status of implementing the accounts receivable tracking component of the electronic accounting system; and direct that departments submitting revenue estimates for budget purposes be responsible for monitoring those revenue estimates during the course of the fiscal year.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointments to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Maura Eastman, Dolores C. Naish, and Johnny Devrouax.Continue remaining appointments to January 12, 1999.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action Taken)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action Taken)

F.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Action Taken)

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

4.                   Anticipated Litigation--Conference with Legal Counsel.Significant Exposure to Litigation - Two Cases - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1) (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Closed Session with Negotiators for Purchase of Real Property Pursuant to Government Code Sect. 54956.8; Property Location; 2910 H Street Eureka; Agency Negotiators: Sharon Earles, Lindsey McWilliams, Jeff Arnold, and Joanie Baker; Negotiating Parties: Richard Norris, Property Owner; Under Negotiation; Instructions to Negotiators will Concern Price and Terms of Payment for Purchase of the Real Property (No Final Action Taken)

G.                 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.                   Supervisor Dixon presented a plaque to Paul Kirk for serving as Board Chairman in 1998.

H.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Revision to Rates to be Charged by Humboldt Sanitation Company for the Collection of Additional Cans in the Unincorporated Northwestern Humboldt County Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to Northwestern area franchise agreement with Humboldt Sanitation Company to incorporate revised rate schedule into current franchise agreement.

Administrative Services

2.                   Orick and Willow Creek Cable TV Franchise License to Blackstone Cable

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the license and approve the CEQA Notice of Exemption.

I.                     OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements made during the Month of November 1998

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

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.