9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Chaplain Wesley Powell of the Eureka Police Department


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) Economic Development

1.                   Four-Month Extension of Services Contract with Sherry Pavlich

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Administrative Services

2.                   Transfer to Account for Expenditures to Upgrade Radio Repeater System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $26,167.

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Funding Agreement Related to Enforcement of Laws and Regulations Governing Petroleum Products and Automotive Products Advertising and Labeling

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

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Members of the Humboldt County Ad Hoc Committee on Big Box Development (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to each committee member.

5.                   Resolution Commending St. Clair Adams Upon His Retirement (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation upon retirement from KEET.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of April 5, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of August 17, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Reappointment of Mr. Larry Graebner to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment with term to expire on June 30, 2003.

Court Executive Office

9.                   Change Classification Numbers for Court Management and Confidential Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and reallocate three court positions.

10.               Resolution Amending Resolution No. 97-100 Accepting Title IV-D Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-81.

Employment Training

11.               Reallocation of Various Positions from 37.5 Hours Per Week to 40 Hours Per Week

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Library Services

12.               Reallocation of Library Assistant I/II Position to Senior Library Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation for position occupied by Margaret Taylor.

13.               Memorial Donation of $5,000 for the Fortuna Branch Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $5,000.

Public Health

14.               Request to Establish a Local Oversight Program Line Item ($4,629)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

15.               Award of Contract for Storm Damage Repair to Shelter Cove Road P.M. 7.65, Project No. 960001

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to Figas Construction of Eureka.

16.               Award of Contract for Storm Damage Repair to Jacoby Creek Road P.M. 1.20, Project No. 960503

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to Figas Construction of Eureka.

Public Works

17.               Reallocation of 37 1/2 Hour Positions to 40 Hour Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation for various Public Works positions.


18.               Receipt and Processing of Applicant Background Requests Via LiveScan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Justice.

19.               Extension of License Agreement for SCOP Office in Willow Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Extend license agreement with Mr. Poliak for another year.

20.               Request for Declaration of Boats, Trailers and Equipment from Sheriff's Boat Safety Program as Surplus Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

21.               Services Agreement with Patricia D. Plaster for 911 Database Programming

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract services agreement.


1.                   Certificates of Appreciation to 1998-99 Grand Jury Members (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certificates and present to Grand Jury members.

2.                   Pacific Bell Foundation Community Enrichment Program (Administrative Office)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive Economic Development Grant for Industry Cluster Program.

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)

Planning and Building

3.                   Authorize Grant Application to State OHV Division for Motocross Track Siting Study

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of said grant application.


4.                   Grant from the State Legislature ($140,000) for a New Bookmobile and Grant from the State Library for New Children's Materials ($45,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for the accepting of said grants.


1.                   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--Humboldt County (No Action)


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Wal-Mart's Policy to Prohibit the Dispensing of Preven (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter in opposition to said policy to Wal-Mart.

10:10 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Promoting Millennium Bug (Year 2000-"Y2K") Awareness, Mitigation Contingency Planning and Preparedness (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-82.

10:15 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Revised Policy on Committees and Commissions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve draft policy submitted on June 22, 1999 with attendance section modified.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Presentation by the Local Child Care Planning Council on Publication Entitled Looking for Quality Child Care in Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and accept publication.

1:30 p.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Enhanced Budget Requests for Cooperative Extension for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report (no other action required).

6.                   Overall Economic Development Plan (OEDP) Update

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral and slide presentation on status of OEDP and outcome of Economic Base Industry Cluster focus group meetings.Receive oral presentation regarding opportunity to apply for CDBG funding to further work with Industry Clusters.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Required)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a). Jon Fretland vs. County of Humboldt et al; Humboldt Superior Court No. 95DR0314

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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.


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.