9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Grant MacKenzie of the Sequoia Bible Church

B.                  NON-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Emergency Services-- Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency Due to Wildland Fires

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for Big Bar, Willow Creek and Hoopa area fires.

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Dr. Joseph Antony for Years of County Service (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution of commendation.

2.                   Appointments to the County Resource Conservation District Board (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Pulled from agenda (will be rescheduled within thirty days).

3.                   Proclamation for Veterans Appreciation Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of November 7, 1999.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 21, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 28, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

6.                   Workforce Investment Act--Funding for Implementation of a One-Stop Operation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Employment Development Department.

Mental Health

7.                   1999-00 Renewal Application for SAMHSA Block Grant of $395,030

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of the renewal application.

8.                   Contract for Alcohol and Other Drug Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with North Coast Substance Abuse Council.

9.                   Contract for Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Humboldt Recovery Center.


10.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Services Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for crisis counseling.

Public Health

11.               California State Water Resources Control Board Payments Related to Expenses Incurred by Local Oversight Program

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a trust fund to receive said payments.

12.               Physical Therapist Position No. 2

RECOMMENDATION: Increase allocation from .50 FTE to .60 FTE.

13.               New Revenue Line Item for Domestic Violence Prevention Program ($2,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of new line item.

14.               Supplemental Budget ($23,521) for Settlement Costs of Long-Term Employee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Works

15.               Request for Proposal for Architectural Services--Juvenile Hall Renovation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to distribute request for proposal.

16.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Project No. 600110/971073

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with RAO Construction Company Inc.

17.               Camino Way Subdivision for JLF Construction; APN 511-421-06, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the improvements for the above subdivision as complete.

18.               Airport Business Park Subdivision; Phase I; APN 511-042-08; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the improvements for the above subdivision as complete.

19.               Lease Agreement with Steve McCaughey dba Strange Birds--Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve three-year lease agreement.

Risk Manager

20.               California State Association of Counties Excess Insurance Authority Property Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding for participation in said program and adopt Resolution No. 99-94.

Social Services

21.               Training Contract for Eligibility and Employment Services Staff

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


1.                   Resolution Supporting the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation's Fund Raiser Boot-Scoot'n Barbecue on October 9, 1999 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

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)

3.                   Resolution to Provide Matching Funds for and Administer the Completion and Maintenance of a Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Over Strawberry Creek on Hammond Trail

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-95.

4.                   Resolution to Administer the Completion and Maintenance of a Pedestrian/Bicycle Path Adjoining Freshwater Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-96.


1.                   Multiple Phases of Hammond Trail Planning/Construction (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update from Redwood Community Action Agency staff.

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

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

4.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development (No Action)


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Sale/Use of State Approved Fireworks (Safe & Sane) from December 26, 1999 to January 1, 2000 in the County's Unincorporated Areas (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and refer to County Counsel for appropriate action.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Final Action Taken)

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 Sect. 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9[a]). Beach v. All Persons Interested etc. Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS175655 (Enter into Litigation as Amicus Curiae)

5.                   Supplemental Item-- Consider the Matter of a Public Employee Appointment for the Position of the Director of the Department of Social Services (Continue to Friday October 8, 1999 at 3:00 p.m.)

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.                   David Elsebusch suggested that a letter of censure and rebuke be sent to the operators of The Stuyvesant with statements that Humboldt County has zero tolerance for oil and fuel spills.He also asked that the Board apologize to him for his not being allowed to speak further at the September 21, 1999 meeting under Public Appearances especially because the subject he was addressing was not listed on agenda for said meeting.

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.