9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Reverend Carlotta Vallerga of the First Congregational United Church of Christ

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS (See D-4)

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 going from 1:30 p.m. to 9:05 a.m.)

RECOMMENDATION: Change Public Appearances to 9:05 a.m. effective September 22, 1998.

County Counsel

2.                   Ordinance Changing the Membership of the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and adopt on October 6, 1998.

Employment Training

3.                   Lease for Space Located at 739 South Fortuna Boulevard in Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Gagliardi family Trust and Gagliardi Bros. Inc.

Public Health

4.                   Supplemental Budget--5th Medical Management of HIV/AIDS Infection Conference

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $8,500.

5.                   Tobacco Control Services Contract No. 89-97901 Through June 30, 2001

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


6.                   Application for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Big Lagoon/DR-1203-CA)

RECOMMENDATION: Sign application and submit to Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

7.                   Request for Acceptance of Seized and Forfeited Items for Sheriff's Department Use

RECOMMENDATION: Assign items on submitted list to the Sheriff's Department.

8.                   Supplemental Budget of $4,650 for the Purchase of Ten (10) Body Armor Vests

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Coastal Clean-up Day on September 19, 1998 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Constitution Week During September 17-23, 1998 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring Literacy Month for September 1998 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   NON-AGENDA ITEM Proclamation Declaring National Assisted Living Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of September 13, 1998.

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)

Treasurer-Tax Collector

3.                   Investment Policy for the Treasurer of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submitted investment policy.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Municipal Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Take the necessary steps to eradicate municipal court boundaries.


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

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


9:45 a.m.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive public testimony and continue public hearing to September 18, 1998.

H.                  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 the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

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

4.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM -- Conference with Legal Counsel-- Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Shelter Cove Property Owners Association; Humboldt County Case No. CS980090 (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Hubert A. Nelsen expressed serious concerns about the excessive driving speed in a 30-mph zone in Eureka on "F" Street heading toward the Eureka Municipal Golf Course.George Rhodes who is working on the Mad River Slough Restoration Project explained the potential economic benefits of the project.Bob Brown submitted the attached correspondence alleging that the Mad River gravel operators have been denied due process.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Proposed Removal and Replacement of Hammond Trail Bridge Over Mad River

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the preferred alternative of removing the steel bridge and replacing it with a reinforced concrete bridge.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

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

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

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.)

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.