9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


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 Services

1.                   Surplus Federal Property--Federal Building at 5th and H Streets Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Do not express interest in said building.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Appointment to Trinity River Technical Advisory Committee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Don Tuttle Deputy Director of Public Works.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 12, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney Family Support Division

4.                   Request for Allocation of New Senior Family Support Officer Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Planning and Building

5.                   Public Hearing on Appeal of Planning Commission Action on Barnett & Johnson Subdivision Application; Case No. FMS-98-07; File No. APN 223-151-03

RECOMMENDATION: Do not hold public hearing due to withdrawal of the appeal.

Public Health

6.                   Relating to Permits for Non-Standard Sewage Disposal Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2198.

7.                   Contract for Y2K Hazardous Materials Assessment ($19,492)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

Public Works

8.                   Storm Damage Repairs to Ridgewood Drive Project No. 980013

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Figas Construction.


9.                   Expenditures from Recorder's Modernization Trust ($3,650) for Laptop Computer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve expenditures.

Risk Management

10.               Insurance Options Shively Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Risk Management to bind the $150,000 insurance policy with a $10,000 deductible and premium of $3,000 per year.


11.               Resolution Proclaiming the Continued Existence of a Local Emergency

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution pertaining to fires in the Big Bar area.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

12.               Public Hearing (TEFRA)--Multi-Family Revenue Housing Bonds

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Red Ribbon Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of October 23, 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)


3.                   Request to Add an Auditor-Accountant and a Fiscal Assistant to Auditor Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in concept and receive update on November 2, 1999.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Accounts Receivable Tracking Component of Electronic Accounting System

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update from Auditor-Controller and take action as appropriate.

5.                   Contracting for Preparation of Cost Allocation Plan (A-87)

RECOMMENDATION: Engages services of DMG-Maximum Inc. and direct Auditor to file for extension of Dec. 31, 1999 deadline for plan submittal to State Controller.

6.                   Continued Modifications/Improvements to the Humboldt County Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Works to proceed with the landscaping, staircase and disabled parking stalls in the gravel lot.Direct Public Works to select an architect and commence the design of the Clerk/Recorder's new space on the fifth floor and to prepare the plans for County Counsel's new space on the first floor.Direct staff to request a Courts Needs Assessment meeting to help determine the court's priorities.Refer the draft landscaping plan to the Eureka Beautification Committee for review comment.Approve in concept the installation of four handicapped parking spaces on the southwest corner of the gravel lot and the construction of a staircase from the arcade to the gravel lot.


1.                   Formation of the Workforce Investment Board (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve solicitation and nomination process and cover letter, and authorize Workforce Development Partnership to solicit nominees from required community sectors.

2.                   Subcommittee Update on Headwaters Funds (Supervisors Woolley and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Commit funds with exceptions as noted in report to investment fund to promote economic prosperity and quality of life for all County residents.Direct staff to recommend process to obtain public input and create strategy for long-term management and use of fund.Reimburse County and Mutual Aid Law Enforcement agencies for costs incurred in policing demonstrations.Disbursements should be made from Headwaters monies according to guidelines stated in report.Offset portion of projected County Timber Yield Tax losses through $200,000 payment from Headwaters monies to General Fund each year for 10-year period.Deposit said funds in separate trust.Account must remain under Board control, maximize secure return-on-investment and maintain access to low-interest tax and revenue anticipation notes.Staff to work with Headwaters Subcommittee to determine appropriate trust account or financial equivalent.

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

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

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


10:30 a.m. Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Standard Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve standard agreement for wildlife damage management.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

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

4.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM Conference with Legal Counsel Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); County of Sonoma et al vs. Commission on State Mandates; Dept. of Finance, Director of Finance, State of California.Case No. SCV-221-243 (Sonoma County) (No Final Action Taken)

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.



Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Reed and Haywood; Parcel No. 405-191-04, Freshwater

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

2.                   Humboldt County vs. Donald Shinn; Parcel No. 107-101-15; Honeydew

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Avenue of the Giants Community Plan Associated Zoning and Final EIR

RECOMMENDATION: Deliberate on said plan and EIR; direct staff to prepare a staff report and/or an adoption packet, and continue the public hearing to November 9, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

L.                   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.