9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Dewey L. Davis of the Redwood Christian Center

B.                  AGENDA ADDITION

1.                   Amendment to Children & Families First Commission Ordinance (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer amendment to County Counsel for processing.

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.                   Procedure for Response to the Grand Jury Reports

RECOMMENDATION: Replace version dated February 8, 1994.

Administrative Services

2.                   Request to Accept Radio Repeaters from North Coast Emergency Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   California Funding Request for Pacific Coast Salmon Conservation and Recovery Initiative (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt No. 99-113 authorizing the Chair to sign letter to California Secretary of resources requesting funds for Salmon Restoration Projects.

4.                   Resolution Requesting Mitsubishi Corporation to Withdraw Plans to Construct a Salt Works Plant at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-114.

5.                   Garberville Fire Protection District Board of Directors (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment of Dave Folmar to said board of directors.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Whole Child Interagency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Sherri Chand and Debbie Israel as At-Large members and transfer Catherine Krause from Private Health Care member to At-Large member.

Community Development Services

7.                   Resolution Modifying Procedures for Appealing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Determinations Pursuant to the County's CEQA's Guidelines

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-115.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lot line adjustment and management plan and guide.

Employment Training

9.                   Collect, Analyze and Disseminate Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Employment Development Department.

Library Services

10.               Supplemental Budget ($65,818) for the Receipt of State Public Library Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

11.               Library Services & Technology Grant Project--Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and accept grant from California State Library for library retrospective conversion; and further approve staff recommendations 2-9.

Mental Health

12.               Contract with Traditions Behavioral Health--Psychiatrist Staffing for Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

13.               Transfer from Day Treatment Trust Account to Mental Health Trusts Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $784.


14.               Supplemental Budget of $32,433 for CalWORKS Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Guardian/Conservator

15.               Extra-Help Extension for Linda L. Mott Fiscal Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Public Health

16.               Supplemental Budget ($45,983) for Ryan White CARES Act Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Allocation of Half-Time Health Program Coordinator Position in Budget 460

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

18.               New Heating System Boiler for 2910 H Street (Healthy Moms Facility)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new heating system at a cost of $1,778.

19.               Adoption of Amended Agreement for Local Oversight Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt amended agreement for supplemental budget of $50,248.

20.               Approval of Midyear Spending Plan for Unspent Realignment Funds for Fund 1175 Public Health FY 99/00

RECOMMENDATION: Approve midyear spending plan; and approve Nos. 2-12 as listed in the staff recommendations.

Public Works

21.               Construction of Structural Modifications to Two County Bridges Earthquake Retrofit Project; Federal Project No. STPLZ-5904 (027); Contract No. 594003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on January 25, 2000.

22.               Contract to Add a 4,000 Foot Bypass on Red Cap Road from Post Mile 1.6 to Post Mile 2.3 and to Delete 7-Mile Ferris Ranch/Weller Detour as a Forest Development Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the U.S. Forest Service.

23.               Beetfsky Overflight Easement; 511-390-18X; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

24.               Purchase of Flat Bed Trailer with Beaver Tail and Ramps ($3,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for the benefit of the Parks Division.

25.               Adequacy of the Draft EIS/EIR on the Trinity River Mainstream Fishery Restoration

RECOMMENDATION: Send position letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to file said notice.

27.               Amendment to Lease Agreement with SkyWest Airlines for Additional Space

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign and execute amendment.

28.               Fixed Asset Purchase of a Specter Radar Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the draft grant agreement and purchase of Specter radar trailer; and approve the supplemental budget contingent upon approval of the Office of Traffic Safety grant; and authorize the Auditor to establish new line item for purchase.

29.               Request to Increase Contingency Fund and Approve Contract Change Order No. 1 for Storm Damage Repairs to Jacoby Creek Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


30.               Authorization to Declare Sheriff's Department Weapons as Surplus and Authorization to Trade Weapons for New Handguns

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

31.               Training of Child Welfare Social Work Staff

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

32.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Eureka Adult School to Continue to Conduct CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Job Club Workshop Through January 22, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to memorandum of understanding.

33.               Reallocation of a Eligibility Worker I/II/III Position to a 40-Hour Work Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

34.               Disallocate Fiscal Assistant I/II Position and Allocate Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

35.               Disallocate Eligibility Worker I/II Position and Allocate Senior Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

36.               Disallocate Staff Services Analyst I Position and Allocate Staff Services Analyst II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

37.               Disallocate Homemaker Position and Allocate Senior Fiscal Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

38.               Establish Revenue & Expenditure Accounts for Title IV E Waiver SB 163 Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Auditor to process appropriate steps.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

39.               Treasurer's Investment Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Approve policy.

D.                  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.                   Revenue Recovery Operations Including Agreement with California Service Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Hear progress report and receive and file written report.

Administrative Services

4.                   Supplemental Budget for Small Capital Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve projects as recommended to a total of $200,000 (including Coroner remodel); and authorize Auditor-Controller to take any appropriate actions.


5.                   Request to Add Two Positions to the Auditor/Controller's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the addition of an Auditor-Accountant and a Fiscal Assistant subject to the conditions of the County Administrative Office.


1.                   Resolution in Support of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentor Program

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 4, 2000 (if ready).

2.                   Request from the Area I Agency on Aging for $15,761 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and direct CAO to work with the agency to determine annual allocation increases.

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

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

5.                   Election of Board of Supervisors Chair and Vice Chair for Calendar Year 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Elect Roger Rodoni as Chair and John Woolley as Vice Chair for 2000.


9:15 a.m. Supervisor Woolley

1.                   Report on Sexually-Transmitted Diseases in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from Dr. Ann Lindsay.

10:30 a.m. Supervisor Dixon

2.                   Support for Proposition 26 the Let's Fix Our Schools Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to the Proposition 26 Committee.

10:45 a.m. Supervisor Woolley

3.                   Presentation by Representatives of the United States Department of Commerce

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Census Bureau staff on Census 2000 and approve contract subject to the review of County Counsel.

11:00 a.m. Community Development Services

4.                   Adoption of 1999/2000 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 18, 2000.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to CGC Sect. 54957.6 Review County Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel on Existing litigation Roger E. Smith Inc. d.b.a. Resco Construction Co vs. County of Humboldt et al Humboldt County Superior Case No. 96DR-188

5.                   OFF-AGENDA ITEMAnticipated Litigation; Conference with Legal Counsel; Litigation (One Case) Pursuant to Initiation of California Government Code Section 54956.9 (c)


H.                  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.                   Donald F. Peterson Humboldt County's Legislative Advocate gave the Board an update on the 1999 State Legislative Session


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Lemster and Harnden; Parcel No. 500-072-05Y; Fickle Hill

RECOMMENDATION: Give owners until June 16, 2000 to apply for permits and to complete appropriate tests.

J.                   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: Continue to the meeting of January 4, 2000.

2.                   Moore Zone Reclassification; Honeydew Area; File No. 17-101-05; Case No. ZR-98-08

RECOMMENDATION: Approve zone reclassification by adopting Ordinance No. 2200.

Public Works

3.                   Contract Extension for the Unincorporated Eureka Area Collection Franchise

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contract with City Garbage Company of Eureka.

4.                   Contract Amendment--Collection of Solid Waste in Unincorporated Fortuna Area

RECOMMENDATION: Amend franchise agreement with Eel River Disposal & Resource Recovery.


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

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

2.                   Fourth Quarterly Report for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file quarterly report schedule study sessions for 2000.

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.)

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