9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Richard Taylor, American Baptist and United Church of Christ


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.                   Transfer to Cover Special District Benefit Assessments--County Owned Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $436 from the General Fund Contingency.

Agricultural Commissioner

2.                   Offset of Costs Incurred ($4,223)--Enforcement of Organic Foods Act as Related to Registrations/Renewals/Spot Inspections/Soil & Tissue Sampling/Complaint Investigations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Department of Food and Agriculture.


3.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said transfer as recommended by Auditor-Controller.

4.                   County's Annual Audit--Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1999, 2000 and 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Award audit contract to Bartig, Basler & Ray CPAs.

5.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from June 3, 1998 Public Auction

RECOMMENDATION: Distribute said proceeds as recommended by Auditor-Controller.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Letters to Senators Feinstein, Nighthorse Campbell and Inouye Regarding Trinity River and Cal-Fed (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letters signed by Chair and sent July 29, 1999 to reach representatives prior to Conference Committee convening.

7.                   Appointment of Dr. Ann Lindsay M.D. to the North Coast Emergency Medical Services, Joint Powers Authority as a Public Health Alternate (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

8.                   Transfer to Cover Year-End Expenses for Fiscal Year 1998-99 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $918 from the General Fund Contingency.

9.                   Letter to the Bureau of Land Management Requesting an Extension of the Public Comment Period About Public Access to Headwaters Forest Preserve (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said letter.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 20, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

11.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 26, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

12.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 27, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

13.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 30, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

14.               Nominees for Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Nominate Greg Anderson and John Corbett and submit said names to the Presiding Judge of the Humboldt County Court.

Cooperative Extension

15.               Transfer of $1,250 from the General Fund Contingency

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to supplement various budget line items.

District Attorney-Family Support

16.               Lease Agreements for Rental of Space at 317 Second Street Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with the Abrahamsen and Pryor parties.

17.               Lease Agreements for Rental of Space at 134 D Street Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Robin Arkley.

District Attorney--Victim Witness

18.               Joint Powers Agreement with State Board of Control for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement by adopting Resolution No. 99-76.

Employment Training

19.               Closure of Private Industry Council Offices on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve closure so that all staff may attend Customer Service training.

Mental Health

20.               Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II and a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor and approve supplemental budget of $150,000.

21.               Appointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dorothy Barnbach and Linda Ravetti.

22.               Contract with Telecare Corporation--Services to Neuro-Behavioral Illness Patients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for medical nursing and rehabilitative services.

23.               Reallocate Substance Abuse Counselor I/II to Health Education Specialist I/II and Reallocate .5 FTE Health Education Specialist I/II to .5 FTE Substance Abuse Counselor I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocations.

24.               Rehabilitation Cooperative Contract for the provision of Employment and Independent Living Services for Persons with Severe Psychiatric Disabilities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Rehabilitation by adopting Resolution No. 99-77.

25.               Request to Allocate a Mental Health Clinician and to Disallocate a Crisis Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Transfer from Mental Health Contingency to Fund Repayment to State Controller's Office for FY 1996-97 Handicapped & Disabled Students Services Overpayment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $3,098.

27.               Mental Health Outreach Services to Fortuna Union High School District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding with said school district.

28.               Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Supplemental Budget--Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($20,000).


29.               Test Use Agreement for Board of Corrections Examinations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services.

30.               Title Change of Welfare Director to Director of Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve title change and adopt the revised class description.

31.               Amendment to Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-78.

32.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 104 (AFSCME) Providing for a Forty (40) Hour Work Week in Several Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-79.


33.               Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds to Support County Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Submit application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Public Health

34.               Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program for Fiscal Years 1998/2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with State Dept. of Health Services to HIV CARE Consortium.

35.               Interagency Agreement Between California Children Services Program and the Humboldt County Office of Education

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to clarify fiscal responsibility for children with special medical needs

36.               Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children Services Program Plan for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said plan.

37.               Purchase of Computer Equipment for Regional Immunization Tracking Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,916).

38.               Request to Renew Ambulance Permits for Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Service Hoopa Health Association, City Ambulance of Eureka, Fortuna/Garberville Rescue Service and Southern Humboldt Area Rescue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

39.               Contract for Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with the State Department of Health services for Increased Funding from October 1, 1998 through September 30, 1999.

40.               Approval of a Conference (Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic) to be Hosted by the Public Health Department on September 20, 1999 at River Lodge Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and associated supplemental budget ($1,757).

41.               Lease for Office Space Located at 712 4th Street Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Jack Retzloff.

42.               Service Agreement Award ($2,000) from Area Agency on Aging

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said award to fund travel and medical supplies.

43.               AIDS Drug Assistance Program Standard Agreement, New Expenditure and Revenue Accounts and Supplemental Budget ($2,291) for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for Public Health Field Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

44.               Approval of FTE Allocations New Expenditure Accounts and Adjustments for HIV Transmission Prevention Project and Budget Adjustments for Early Intervention Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

45.               Contract and Subcontracts for Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with Dept. of Health Services and subcontracts with Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, Humboldt Women for Shelter and North Coast Rape Crisis Team.

46.               Request to Establish St. Surcharge CAL/ARP Fees Revenue Account and Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request ($2,000).

Public Works

47.               Preservation of Aviation Historical Record

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that no historical records of Northern California airports or aviation information stored in Airport or Public Works Offices be discarded or destroyed without Board notification and approval.

48.               Request to Renew Cooperative Agreement with the State Wildlife Conservation Board for Maintenance of the South Fork Eel River Fishing Access Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

49.               Cherney Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-371-16; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

50.               Award of Contract for Construction of Structural Modifications to One Bridge on Benbow Drive at P.M. 0.75, Project No. 594007

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Kernen Construction.

51.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road (F3C010) at P.M. 18.73, Federal Project No. ER-3602 (012), Contract No. 980022, at an Estimated Cost of $133,680

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on September 7, 1999.

52.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Eel River Drive (3H160) at PM 0.65, DSR No. 85278, Contract No. 980015, at an Estimated Cost of $164,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on September 7, 1999.

53.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Bald Hills Road (FSL100) at PM 0.12, Federal Project No. ER-3602 (001), Contract No. 980011, at an Estimated Cost of $135,959

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on September 7, 1999.

54.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs to Maple Creek Road (FSL100) at PM 11.75, Federal Project No. ER-3602(014), Contract No. 980024, at an Estimated Cost of $34,975

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on September 7, 1999.


55.               Transfer Through Contingencies from Correctional Officer Standards and Training to Sheriff-Jail to Reimburse for Overtime Costs for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $6,622.

Social Services

56.               Request to Reallocate Various Positions to Forty-Hour-Per-Week Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

57.               California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program Memorandum of Understanding with Employment Training Department for One-Stop Delivery System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding.

58.               Transfer of $3,843 Through General Fund Contingency to Children's Emergency Shelter Budget (Professional Services Line Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

59.               Transfer of $800,000 Through General Fund Contingency to Support and Care of Persons ($450,000) and Aid to Adoptions ($350,000) Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 2 for storm damage repairs to Mattole Road.

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

3.                   Arcata-Eureka Airport Terminal Building Decoration and Advertising Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Table consideration of this item.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Courthouse Employees of the Month

RECOMMENDATION: Table consideration for at least one month.

5.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMFunds for Court Settlement

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $142,440 from General Fund Contingencies to Planning Department budget to satisfy recent Save the Redwoods League court decision.Direct Planning staff to confer with Save the Redwood league to prepare an MOU on handling the Jobs and Economic Opportunities Associated with Parks money.


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

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

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Neely to represent the Board's position on Measure J at the August 17, 1999 Eureka City Council meeting.


9:05 a.m. Auditor-Controller

1.                   Public Hearing to Take Testimony and to Count Loleta Lighting District Ballots

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-80 setting a benefit assessment rate for district if election approved establishing assessment.

G.                 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 (No Final Action Taken)

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Save the Redwoods League v. Co. of Humboldt No. A083104, Humboldt County Case No. 9700778 (Ratify settlement agreement and stipulation to Court Order) (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Jon Fretland v. County of Humboldt et al Humboldt County Superior Court No. 95DRO314 (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Mr. Max Bridges introduced himself to the Board.He is the newly-appointed executive director of the North Coast Railroad Authority.

I.                     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.