9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and a Moment of Silent Reflection

B.                  OFF-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Opposition to Senate Bill 1148 (Burton) Pertaining to Requiring County Recorders to Delete Racially-Offensive Language from Previously-Recorded Documents

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of opposition.

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Placement of United Way Status Sign in Front of Courthouse (Supervisor Dixon)

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

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of August 24, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

3.                   Reappointment of Private Industry Council Members

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint William Burns and James Smith (Organized Labor members).

Mental Health

4.                   Adjustment to Funding Level for Provision of HIV Testing and Counseling Services to Substance Abusing Individuals in Treatment within Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement with Public Health Department to reflect adjustment.

5.                   Appointment of Bill Rodstrom to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

6.                   Agreement with LDH Enterprises d.b.a. Hollenbeck Residential Care Home

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for supplement rate services.

7.                   Allocation of New Positions for Children, Youth and Family Service for Mental Health Program in Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

8.                   Personnel Allocations for Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocations and supplemental budget ($20,000).

9.                   Second Amendment to Combined Negotiated Net Amount and Drug/Medi-Cal Contract for Alcohol and Drug Services for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.


10.               Contract with STARS Residential Treatment Facility (Level 14) in Alameda County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

11.               Juvenile Hall Renovation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Designate the Director of Public Works or his designees to serve as construction manager, and approve a supplemental budget of $100,000.

Public Health

12.               Preventive Health Care for the Aging Contract Through June 30, 2000

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

13.               Personnel Changes in AIDS Education/Prevention and Street Outreach Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel allocation changes.

14.               Request for the Establishment of Revenue and Expenditure Accounts and a Supplemental Budget in Health Clinic Services ($36,436)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

15.               Purchase of a File Server for Program Planning and Support Program ($14,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

16.               Approval of a City of Eureka Instruction Contract with Project LEAN

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for provision of healthy holiday cooking classes.

Public Works

17.               Administering Agency-State Master Agreement for State-Funded Projects and Delegation to Public Works Director to Sign Program Supplemental Agreements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and delegation.

18.               Preparation of a Grading, Landslide and an Open Space Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Oscar Larson and Associates.

19.               License Agreement for Ground Courier Service on County Airports

RECOMMENDATION: Approve month-to-month agreement with Golden State Overnight.

20.               Contract for Dial-a-Ride and Dial-a-Lift Services in Arcata-McKinleyville Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Humboldt Transit Authority.

Risk Manager

21.               Humboldt County Fire Prevention Plan for Inclusion in the County's Safety Manual



22.               Continuation of Hazard Mitigation Program with FEMA for Big Lagoon

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $20,300.

23.               Purchase of One Patrol Boat with Trailer ($45,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with the State Department of Boating and Waterways.

24.               Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and report.

25.               Reverse Supplemental Budget ($3,000) for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request (pertaining to Message Switching Computer).

Social Services

26.               Reallocation of Positions in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

27.               Amendment to Agreement for Food Stamp Program Services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency.

28.               Agreement for Supportive and Therapeutic Options Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Mental Health/Children, Youth and Family Services and approve supplemental budgets of $39,850 and $41,265.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring September 1999 as Literacy Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring September 1999 as Addiction Treatment Investing in People for Business Success Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   State of the Arts in Humboldt (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Presentation from Debbie Goodwin of the Humboldt Arts Council.

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)

Public Works/Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Shively Summer Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County staff to proceed as follows:A. Risk Manager complete the process to obtain the required special insurance policy to provide the General Liability Insurance for the County.B. Public Works Engineering Division review and approve (with any appropriate changes) the plans for the western approach, and send final set of plans to the California State Parks for their approval.C. Director of Public Works and County Counsel's Office place the Right-of-Entry Permit (agreement) in final form and bring back to the Board for execution. D. Public Works staff to obtain the required permits from appropriate agencies.Found the project qualifies for a categorical exemption pursuant to Section 15304 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines.


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 in Humboldt County (No Action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct its Designated Representatives with Respect to the various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Final Action Taken)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of the Director of Social Services) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5) (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Patty Clary representing Californians Against Toxic Sprays (CATS) spoke in support of restoring funding and personnel to the Agricultural Commissioner for the enforcement of herbicide/toxic spray regulations.Carolyn Crnich Humboldt County Clerk-Recorder spoke in opposition to Senate Bill 1148 (Burton) Supervisor Woolley stated that he would sponsor an off-agenda item related to this item for Board consideration on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 7, 1999.


Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Clark Assessor's Parcel No. 15-094-31, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Find that public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate same.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Grant Application for Inclusion in the 1999 Community Development Block Grant Application Community Enterprise Fund Allocation (Economic Development)

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing and continue same to Friday September 10, 1999 at 9:00 a.m.

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.)

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.