9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Mark Worthington of the Apostolic Faith Church in Eureka


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.                   Amendment to Legislative Agreement with Peterson Consulting Inc

RECOMMENDATION: Correct agreement dates (November 1, 1999 through December 31, 2000).

2.                   Transfer from Fish & Game Contingencies to Support Approved Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $13,966.

3.                   Supplemental Response to the 1998-99 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Transmit response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

4.                   Agreement with the California Department of Forestry for Fire Protection

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Administrative Services

5.                   Appointment of Specified Individuals to Special District Governing Boards

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Garberville-Redway Chamber of Commerce.

7.                   Agreement with Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 ($37,500).

Board of Supervisors

8.                   Request for County to Conduct the April 2000 City of Ferndale Election (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request to the Registrar of Voters.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 9, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 16, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

11.               State OHV Division Moto-Cross Siting Study Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

12.               Hrynkiewicz Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 14, 1999.

13.               Extension of Interim Salary Increase for On-the-Job Training of Permit Specialists

RECOMMENDATION: Approve four-month extension and temporary salary increase.

District Attorney

14.               Lease Agreement for Child Support Enforcement Space (304 Second St. Eureka)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Consolidated Management Inc.

15.               Request to Accept $10,000 from the California Endowment

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant for computers for the Child Abuse Services Team.

16.               Allocation of .50 FTE Office Assistant I/II Position in Budget Unit 252

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

17.               Elder Abuse Vertical Prosecution Program Grant Award Face Sheet ($95,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute face sheet.

Mental Health

18.               Lease Agreement for Mental Health Support Services Space at 2830 G St., Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Don Davenport.

19.               Revised Class Description and Salary Range for Psychiatric Mid-Level Practitioner

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class description and salary range.

20.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Redwood Coast Regional Center



21.               Request to Establish Budget Department Supplemental Budget and to Allocate a Senior Probation Officer Position--Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

22.               Union Labor Health Foundation Grant Award and Agreement for Development of Exercise Promotion Program for Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to accept a grant award, and approve HealthSPORT agreement.

23.               Extra-Help Extension for Mitchell Boers, Application Programmer Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

24.               Resolution Supporting Submission of an Application to County Medical Services Program Governing Board for California Endowment Wellness & Prevention Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-110.

25.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($8,119) for Budget Unit 436, Project LEAN

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Medical Services to the Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with the California Forensics Medical Group.

27.               Contract for Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition (LEAN) Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

28.               Request to increase Compensation for Department Information Systems Tech

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for Willis Knapp.

29.               Supplemental Budget for CARES Program ($4,540)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

30.               Planning and Development Grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation ($5,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant for the Healthy Community Initiative.

Public Works

31.               Award of Contract for a Pavement Condition Survey of Humboldt County Roads Airports and Roads in Various Small Cities Within Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Award the contract to Harris and Associates.

32.               Agricultural Lease with R Bar Ranch--Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

33.               Notice of Completion for the Seismic Retrofit of the Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 14, 1999.

34.               Pay Differential for Richard Stein, Environmental Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay differences.

35.               Request to Declare Three Patrol Vehicles as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

36.               Continuation of Pay Differential for Robert Walsh, Parks Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation of pay differential.

37.               Silverbrook Subdivision Final Map; APN 510-141-06; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

Risk Management

38.               Claims Report for the Months of July, August and September 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file claims report.


39.               Costs Associated with Emergency Response to the Megram and Onion Wildfires

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $56,250.

40.               Modification of Assistance Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve modification.

Social Services

41.               Transfer of $15,000 for the Purchase of Ergonomic Work Stations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


1.                   Proclamation December 1999 as Human Rights Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 1 for Bald Hills Road Storm Damage Repairs.

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)


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 (No Action)

4.                   Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Recruitment Drive (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in concept the use of the County system as an opportunity for recruiting volunteers.Consider a resolution for support of mentor program on December 14, 1999.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Review of Integrated Emergency Management Course Training Held at Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Academy (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct amendments to Ordinance No. 2160 relating to Disaster Council.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Al Gilmore asked for a remembrance of those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.He also submitted a petition in support of the implementation of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.William (declined to give his surname) began his comments by stating, "I do not attack public officials or heads of state."He stated grievances pertaining to his trailer being taken away.He supports the enactment of a rent control ordinance for all of Humboldt County.It was suggested that he bring his personal concerns to the Human Rights Commission.Chris Jensen presented written comments (attached) pertaining to his concerns about temporary buildings at the Clark Complex the cost and broken promises pertaining to the County's acquisition of the residence at 2910 H Street in Eureka for the Healthy Moms Program and the flag not being flown at certain County facilities due to the flag poles being broken.


Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Gabriel; Assessor's Parcel No. 303-063-20

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 11, 2000.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Hoopes/Fleming/Fritz Zone Reclassification/Lot Line Adjustment; Rio Dell Area; File No. 205-031-44; Case No. ZR-98-07/LLA-98-32

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 14, 1999.

2.                   Approving the Issuance of Revenue Bonds by the Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt for the Purpose of Financing the Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Construction of a Multi-Family Rental Housing Development in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-111.

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Resolution Electing to Comply with Certain Animal Holding Periods Set Forth Under State Law in Effect on June 30, 1999 Pursuant to Food & Agriculture Code Section 31755

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-112.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Year 2000 Update of the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance on January 4, 2000.

L.                   CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of September 1999

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of September 1999.

M.                 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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