9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Rick James of the First Church of the Nazarene


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.                   Agreement with Hinderliter, de Llamas and Associates (HdL)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for sales tax audit services and adopt Resolution No. 99-105.

2.                   Agreement with the State of California Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for blood alcohol/toxicology analysis.

3.                   Authorization to Display Paintings on East-to-West Corridor of the Courthouse First Floor Between the Offices of the Purchasing Agent and County Clerk/Recorder

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization to the Art for Life Studio.

4.                   First-Year Expenditures for Preparation of the County's Cost Allocation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $20,000 from Contingencies to Professional & Special Services.

5.                   Transfer of $17,721 from Contingencies to the Jail In-County Travel Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Administrative Services

6.                   Operation of Tourist Information Booth in Orick for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Orick Chamber of Commerce.

7.                   Policy Statement Encouraging County Employees to Work as Poll Workers

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy statement.

8.                   Supplemental Budget for Communications--Probation Radio Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($7,500).

Board of Supervisors

9.                   Letter of Request from Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission--Trinity and Eel River Water Rights (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer letter to County Counsel and Environmental Services Director.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Ratification of Board Actions of October 26, 1999 to Correct Purchase Agreement for Acquisition of Roundhouse Creek Road, Trinidad (Kurwitz and Millsaps)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify said actions.

11.               Appointments to the Resource Conservation District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Kathy Harnden and Sterling McWhorter.

12.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 2, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

13.               Authorizing One-Time-Only Sale and Discharge of Fireworks in Celebration of 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance and set for adoption at least one week away.

District Attorney

14.               Purchase of Four-Door Compact Sport Utility Vehicle by the Motor Pool for Assignment to the Child Abduction Unit; and Transfer of $25,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and transfer.

15.               Request Supplemental Budget ($12,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to reimburse an investigator for reimbursement of overtime and travel costs associated with the investigation of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal case.

16.               Appropriation Transfer of $493 to Clear Overdraft in Budget Unit 212

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

17.               Allocation of Senior Investigator Position and Deallocation of Investigator Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

Mental Health

18.               Agreement with Jerryl Lynn Rubin M.D. for Psychiatric Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

19.               Request to Reallocate Senior Medical Office Assistant Position to Senior Fiscal Assistant and Mental Health Custodian from .5 FTE to .75 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda (may be brought back for consideration in future).

20.               Extension of Temporary Increase in Pay for Supervising Mental Health Clinician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of temporary increase for Jovonne Price.

21.               Request to Appoint Kate Bell, M.D. as Medical Director of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


22.               Request for Revised Class Description for Appraisal Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Planning and Building

23.               Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a HOME Grant Application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.


24.               Supplemental Budget for Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

25.               Salary Adjustment for Designated Juvenile Corrections Officers

RECOMMENDATION: Designate position in Budget Unit 254 as Shift Leader with an increase in compensation of ten salary ranges.

26.               Decrease of $8,989 in Grant Funding for Anti-Drug Abuse Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve decrease in affected budget accounts.

Public Health

27.               Request to Increase Compensation for Anne Wade, Fiscal Assistant II and Margaret Harley, Lab Assistant I, Under Section 7 of the Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

28.               Request to Allocate .5 FTE Parent Educator Position in Healthy Moms Program and to Disallocate a .5 FTE Health Education Specialist I/II Position in Said Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

29.               Authorization to Purchase Additional Vehicle for Environmental Health Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for use by Water Program Environmental Health Specialist.

30.               Supplemental Budget for Budget 430, Integrated Waste Management ($60,544)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Works

31.               Medina Overflight Easement; Parcel No. 511-371-26, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement.

32.               Chevron Dealer Supply Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.


33.               Request to Establish an Extra-Help Account ($2,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Risk Manager

34.               Actuarial Study for Self-Funded Dental, Health, and Unemployment Plans

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize distribution of Request for Proposal.


35.               Supplemental Budget of ($10,647) for Emergency Training in Maryland

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Social Services

36.               Reallocation of Social Worker Supervisor I Position to 40-Hour Work Week

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

37.               TRENDS--September 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report for quarter ending September 1999.

38.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alcohol/Drug Care Services, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for operation of winter shelter through March 30, 2000.


1.                   Resolutions of Commendation for John Stokes and Dennis Wood (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt commendations for John Stokes and Dennis Wood.

2.                   Resolution of Commendations Service to the McKinleyville Community Services District (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt commendations for Bruce Buel, Joe Walund and Ben Shepard.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

3.                   State Constitutional Amendment (SCA 3) to Allow Vote on One-Half Cent Sales Tax for Local Transportation Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to perform a sample poll of County residents to ascertain level of support for various transportation improvements.Direct staff to begin work on County's transportation needs which would be considered as part of required expenditure plan.Direct staff to work with the seven incorporated cities, the Humboldt County Association of Governments and citizen groups to form an SCA 3 task force; and direct that the proposed task force membership be brought back to the Board for consideration.

Planning and Building

4.                   Modification of the Appeal Procedure Set Forth in Chapter 5 of the County's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines

RECOMMENDATION: Affirm Department practice of having Board of Supervisors act as Appeal Board for all challenges of Lead Agency determinations made pursuant to CEQA.Modify Chapter 5 of Resolution No. 77-29 of County's local CEQA Guidelines to substitute the Board of Supervisors as Appeals Board for environmental matters subject to normal process for scheduling and hearing such matters.Direct the Planning Division to provide notice of this decision to all interested parties as determined by the Planning Director.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Legislative Agreement with Peterson Consulting Inc. for $1,900 Per Month

RECOMMENDATION: Approve legislative agreement.

6.                   New Joint Powers Agency Agreement for Solid Waste

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

7.                   Distribution of Headwaters Monies--Law Enforcement Costs & Timber Yield Tax Losses

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Auditor-Controller to issue checks or process journal entries drawn from Headwaters Fund 3901 to following agencies to reimburse them for costs incurred in policing forest demonstrations less amounts owing for Blood/Alcohol Testing Services:City of Arcata ($10,999); City of Eureka ($33,116); City of Fortuna ($18,055); Humboldt State University ($2,618); and Humboldt County Headwaters Reimbursement ($508,058).Authorize Chair to execute letters to notify agencies regarding mutual aid reimbursement.Direct Auditor-Controller to increase General Fund Contingency line item 1100 990-2-010 appropriation by $508,058 to correspond to mutual aid reimbursement to County.Direct Auditor-Controller to transfer $47,665 from Headwater Fund 3901 to Blood/Alcohol Testing Fund 3572 to credit that fund for blood/alcohol testing services on behalf of agencies listed.Direct Auditor-Controller to process journal entry transferring $200,000 from Fund 3901 to revenue line item 1100-888-113101 (Headwaters Timber Yield Loss) and increase General Fund Contingency appropriation 1100 990-2-010 by $200,000 to correspond to journal entry.


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Recommendation for Six Projects to Receive Grant Funding (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendation from Fish and Game Advisory Commission.

9:40 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Human Rights Commissioners Attending Demonstrations as Peace Keepers or Neutral Observers

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to prepare a written legal opinion on said concept.Direct HRC to prepare qualitative data as to the benefits of said concept (opinion and data to be filed no later than the last regular Board meeting in January 2000).

10:00 a.m. Planning and Building

3.                   FY 1998 Department Budget and Performance Review; FY 1999 Budget and Proposal to update General Plan; and Office of Economic Development Consolidation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and proposal to update General Plan, approve budget transfer; approve Office of Economic Development Reorganization Plan, and change the name of the department to Community Development Services.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Redwood National and State Parks Ten-Year General Plan Update (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Pursuant to 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 (if required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (if required)

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 said that a copy of the attached memo from John Murray, CAO, to certain County Staff was sent to him anonymously.Referring to a statement in the memo, he stated that only potentates and kings have the authority to issue edicts.He also disagreed with Mr. Murray's implication in said memo that it is deleterious to be a "regular" at the board of Supervisors' meetings.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Continued Public Hearing on Avenue of the Giants Community Plan, Associated Zoning and Final Environmental Impact Report

RECOMMENDATION: Close hearing, deliberate on plan, and direct preparation of adoption packet.

K.                  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.)

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