9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Bill Moore of the First Church of the Nazarene


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.                   Changes to Board Agenda (Public Appearances from 1:30 p.m. to 11:45 a.m.)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider a 9:05 a.m. time for Public Appearances on September 15, 1998.

Administrative Services

2.                   Contract with Eel River Disposal for Paper Recycling

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract through September 30, 1999.


3.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from May 29, 1997 Public Auction

RECOMMENDATION: Approve distribution as recommended by the Auditor-Controller.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Nominations to Presiding Judge for Appointment to Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Nominate Sue Baird, John Corbett and Dick Hackett.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 1, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Emergency Medical Care Committee Appointments

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Robert Foster and Pete Jimenez.

District Attorney

7.                   Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Supplemental Budget of $9,805

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget for receiving Grants to Encourage Arrest Policy funds.

8.                   Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Supplemental Budget of $2,370

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget for receiving grant funds for computer equipment.

9.                   Grants to Encourage Arrests Supplemental Budget of $11,079

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget for receiving grants funds for computer equipment.

10.               Allocation of Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV Position in Budget Unit 206

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

11.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Paige Ludke Family Support Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase for a six-month period.

Employment Training

12.               Employment Training Services to Dislocated Humboldt County Residents

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with College of the Redwoods for Vocational Training.

Mental Health

13.               1998-99 Renewal Application for SAMHSA Block Grant ($395,030)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to submit the renewal application.


14.               Test Use Agreement for Board of Corrections Examinations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services.

Public Defender

15.               Supplemental Budget of $600 for the Purchase of a VCR/Monitor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Health

16.               County Medical Services Program Wellness and Prevention Project ($93,917)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the North Coast Substance Abuse Council.

Public Works

17.               Request to Declare Five Patrol Vehicles as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus vehicles.

18.               Easement Deed for a Portion of Lindley Road, County Road No. 3D020

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed from Leland W. and Christine C. Hadley.

19.               Travis/O'Connor Overflight Easement File No. 511-271-73; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed from Kelaurie Travis and Debra E. O'Connor.

20.               Wright/Conway Overflight Easement File No. 511-721-11; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed from M. and T. Wright and P. and E. Conway.

21.               License Agreement for the Hadley Stockpile Site on Mattole Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve License Agreement with Leland W. Hadley.


22.               Purchase of a Utility Vehicle for Use in the Abandoned Vehicle Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $35,000.

D.                  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)

Employment Training

3.                   Possible Elimination of Summer Youth Employment Training Program

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda because funding to the program was restored.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Adoption of Recommendations from the Overnight Vehicle Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Direct CAO to notify departments about vehicle assignment changes.

Court Executive Office

5.                   Transfer from the General Fund Contingency to Various Courts Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $81,130 to clear past due edits and process claims.


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   City of Eureka Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Neely to represent the Board of Supervisors at the September 9, 1998 hearing at the Eureka Inn and adopt a position in support of the Coastal Commission's staff recommendation.


10:15 a.m. Public Hearing on Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99

1.                   Open the Public Hearing and Receive General Overview from the CAO

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and receive general overview from the CAO.

10:45 a.m. Continued Public Hearing on Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99

2.                   Budget Units 119, 115, 116, 162, 151, 140, 118 and 227

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on the Administrative Services Department; cancel the meetings of September 9, 10, and 11, 1998; continue the public hearing to September 14, 1998 at 9:00 a.m.; take straw votes on September 25, 1998 at 9:00 a.m.; and schedule budget adoption for Friday, September 25, 1998 at 1:30 p.m.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing 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 (None)

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

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Shelter Cove Property Owners Association; Humboldt County Case No. CS980090 (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad v. County of Humboldt et al Case No. CS980031 (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Westhaven Community Development Council v. County of Humboldt et al. Case No. 94DR0265 (Directed County Counsel to pursue the award of costs that the Court of Appeals awarded to Humboldt County.)

H.                  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 stated that he would be speaking to his attorney regarding a breach of contract by the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team and the SDRC.He submitted the attached written comments.Don Davenport expressed a concern about a limit of three to four minutes for speakers to provide public testimony at Planning Commission meetings.

I.                     CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

1:45 P.M.

1.                   Continued Public Hearing on Humboldt County Budget for the Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on the budget units for the Library.

2:30 P.M.

2.                   Continued Public Hearing on Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on the following budget units:Agriculture Commissioner, Animal Control, Animal Damage Control, Forester and Warden and the Fish and Game Advisory Committee.

J.                   CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 7:00 P.M.

1.                   Continued Public Hearing on Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Receive public testimony in support of the CASA program and continue the public hearing to Monday, September 14, 1998 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.