9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag


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.                   Resolution of Commendation for Maggie Kraft, Executive Director of Northcoast Advocacy Services and Long-Term Care Ombudsman Coordinator (Paul Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of August 18, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of August 25, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

4.                   Transfer of $960 from the Contingency to Cover Overdrafts in Coroner's Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Employment Training

5.                   Implementation of Job Training Partnership Act Waivers in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign waiver checklist and performance agreement.

6.                   1998-1999 Contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve child care services contract for JTPA training program clients.

7.                   Contract with John Fullerton, CPA for Summer Youth Employment Payroll Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Mental Health

8.                   Extension of Contracts for Alcohol and Other Drug Services Through June 30, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contracts with Humboldt Recovery Center, Alcohol/Drug Care Services Humboldt Women for Shelter and Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment.

9.                   Extension of Contract with Crossroads Through June 30, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension and adjust funding level upward by $3,680.

Planning and Building

10.               Dunn-Robinson Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan; Cutten Area; File No. APN 300-281-01; Case No. LLA-98-02

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the lot line adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan.

Public Health

11.               Contract for County Medical Services Program Wellness and Prevention Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

12.               Reallocation of Clinic Supervisor Position to Supervising Public Health Nurse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Public Works

13.               Federal 90% AIP Grant for the Garberville Airport for $583,497

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant and authorize Chair to sign agreement with the FAA.

14.               Month-to-Month License Agreement with Six Rivers National Bank

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for ground courier service on County Airports.

15.               Consultant Design Services Agreement for Garberville Airport Project 911400

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Shutt-Moen Associates.

Risk Manager

16.               Claims Report for the Months of April, May, and June 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Review, receive and file report.


17.               Adoption of Program Coordinator Position into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and reallocate Senior Administrative Analyst position.

Social Services

18.               Adoption of Staff Services Specialist Data Processing Position into the Classification Plan and Reallocation of Staff Services Analyst II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

19.               Appointments to County Public Property Leasing Corporation Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sam B. Merryman, Jr., Raymond Flynn and Harry Pritchard.


1.                   Resolution for 17th Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering (John Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Certificates of Recognition for Lonnie Songy and Johnny Hollenbeck (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificates for Big Brothers-Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake.

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.                   Retiree Medical Insurance Coverage for Affiliate Organizations

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize affiliate agencies covered by Humboldt County medical plan to allow their employees (upon separation from affiliate employment) to remain on County medical plan if they meet these standard(s); must be at least 50 and have either worked for affiliate organization at least 20 years; or worked for affiliate organization and the County a combined total of 20 years.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment of Fourth District Representative to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Hold until candidates from the Fourth District apply for appointment.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action)


9:15 a.m. Auditor-Controller

1.                   Public Hearing to Take Testimony and Count Weott Special Election Ballots

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-76.

9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Annual Report from the Commission on the Status of Women (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to expand to fifteen (15) members.

11:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Update on Proposed County Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Support Assembly 2791--Trial Court Funding.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

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

4.                   Supplemental Item--Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Headwaters Forest et all vs. County of Humboldt Case No. C97-3989-VRN, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Off Agenda Item-- Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Shelter Cove Property Owners Association, Humboldt County Case No. CS980090 (Continued to September 8, 1998)

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.                   Bill O'Neill commented that the County does not have any money to pay for writing an amended or supplemental PEIR on the Mad River.

J.                   CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of June and 1997-98 Accounts Payable Checks

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of June and 1997-98 accounts payable checks.

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.