9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Pastor Tom Galovich of the First Assembly of God


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.

Conflict Counsel

1.                   Reallocate One Full-Time Deputy Public Defender to Budget Unit 253 from 219

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Mental Health

2.                   Appointment to the Provisional Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jennifer Kathryn Wilson, M.D. with clinical privileges.


3.                   Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-75 providing pay equity salary adjustments.

Public Health

4.                   Adjustment of Environmental Health Budget Line Items--Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve adjustment ($1,201).

Public Works

5.                   Supplemental Budget of $3,025,781 for the Seismic Retrofit of the Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget by a 4/5 vote.

6.                   Ordinance Amending Section 431-40 of the Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2176 relating to parking in the Garberville area.


7.                   Supplemental Budget to Pay for Installation, Maintenance and Line Charges for the Indetix Fingerprint Computer in the Sheriff's Records Section (Fiscal Year 1998-99)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $11,800.

8.                   Supplemental Budget to Increase Appropriation in Overdrafted Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $3,589.


1.                   Northern Region of the California State Foster Parents Association Award for Outstanding Services in Social Work and Supporting Foster Parents and Children (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Present resolution of commendation to Karen Lofts Jarboe.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

3.                   Oral Update on Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Hold bid opening on 9/25/98 and award project on 9/29/98.Amend agreement with Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers for Inspection/Testing Services for retrofit and jail extension projects.Approve agreement with Matson Architect, Inc. for architectural services for said retrofit.


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)


9:30 a.m.

1.                   Training Program for Care Providers (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

10:00 a.m.

2.                   Budgetary Reductions for $1.8 Million-Dollar Trial Court Shortfall

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Keep all options as presented in submitted report "on the table" at this time. 2) Direct a hiring freeze for those departments not able to identify reductions corresponding to proposed County share of P.E.R.S. 2 % at 55 amendment. 3) Receive and file 1998-99 budget hearing schedule 4) Continue budget update to September 1, 1998.

10:30 a.m.

3.                   Citizen's Law Enforcement Review Board (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 1, 1998.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Hold Conference with Legal Counsel on Existing Litigation; Shelter Cove Property Owners Association; Humboldt County Case No. CS 980090

5.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Hold Conference with Legal Counsel on Existing Litigation; Airline Taxation Cases; Superior Court, San Mateo County, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 2414

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Pam Brock of BroDoFed, an applicant for a conditional use permit for an animal shelter in Southern Humboldt, state that proposed conditions are the installation of a new septic tank and noise containment.She thinks it is absurd. Bill O' Neill made comments pursuant to the attached letter pertaining to gravel operations.Bob Higgons, representing the Northern California Association of Home Builders, voiced concerns about the Board sending special projects to the Advance Planning section of the Planning & Building Department without providing funds to cover costs.(See scanned documents for more.)

J.                   CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of July 1998

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of July 1998.

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.