9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silent Reflection


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.                   Board Policy on Budget Responsibility

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm policy whereby each department is expected to generate budget revenues and stay within budget appropriation or come before the Board prior to; or, in the case of an emergency immediately following the need to over expend net budget appropriations.

Administrative Services

2.                   Ordinance Adding Chapter 6 to Title II, Division 6 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to the Regulation of Skateboarding, Roller Skating, In-line Skating or the Use of a Similar Device on County Property

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2197.


3.                   Advanced Step Placement for Auditor-Appraiser I Amy Hathaway

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advanced step placement to Range 256, Step E.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution Approving Submittal of CASA Grant Application (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-97.

5.                   Proclamation declaring National Business Women's Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of October 17, 1999.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 5, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

7.                   Welfare-to-Work Subgrant Agreement No. W965801

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Employment Development Department.

Mental Health

8.                   Contract with California Mental Health Directors Association

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Administrative Service Organization contract by adopting Resolution No. 99-98.

Public Health

9.                   Changes in FTE for Business and Accounting Services, Budget Unit 403

RECOMMENDATION: Approve FTE changes.

10.               Purchase of a Computer and Printer for the Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,121).

11.               Contract Concerning Medi-Cal Administrative Activities, Targeted Case Management and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities for Targeted Case Management

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the County of Solano.

12.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Del Norte County Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for Provision of clinic services for monthly PHCA clinics.

Public Works

13.               Assignment of Road Maintenance Worker III as Road Maintenance Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve assignment for Tom Huffman until return of Supervisor.

14.               Pay Differential for Ben Hershberger Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay differential of ten salary ranges (approximately 5%).

15.               Storm Damage Repair Project on Butler Valley Road; County Road No. F5J031

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with and easement deed from Francis and Carol Carrington.

16.               Fields Landing Boat Ramp

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 99-99, agreeing to construct and maintain a new floating dock along the south side of the Fields Landing Boat Ramp.Approve agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board whereby said Board agrees to provide $88,250 to the County for construction of new floating dock along south side of Fields Landing Boat Ramp.Approve lease and operating agreement with said Board for 25-year lease of a small area of County land at Fields Landing for the new floating dock.

Risk Manager

17.               Claims Report for the Months of April, May and June 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Review, receive and file said report.


1.                   Proclamation declaring Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October 1999.

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)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Sheriff Department's Jail in County Travel Budget for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda (will be brought back after further discussions with Sheriff).


4.                   Adjustment in Compensation--Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a five percent (5%) increase in compensation, effective the same time employees in Representation Unit 4 receive an increase (September 19, 1999).

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Board of Directors--California State Association of Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Dixon as a regular member and Supervisor Rodoni as an alternate member for 2000.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

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

3.                   Potential/Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)

4.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM Formation of the Workforce Investment Board (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 19, 1999.


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Update on Status of General Plan for Redwood National Park (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report and take any appropriate action.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Reviewing County's Position and Instruct 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 Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Consider the Matter of a Public Employee Appointment for the Position of the Director of the Department of Social Services (Appointed Phillip Crandall effective approximately December 1, 1999)

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.