9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

B.                  OFF AGENDA

1.                   Closed Session at request of Sheriff's Department

RECOMMENDATION: Findings are made that this item met the criteria for placement on the agenda.

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

1.                   Seismic Retrofit Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize change of advertised bid date and re-schedule award of this project.

2.                   Amendment to Consultant Agreement with T.Y. Lin for Seismic Retrofit

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Amendment to Agreement.

Administrative Services

3.                   USFS Amended Special Use Authorization for Horse Mountain

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Amendment for Special-Use Authorization.

4.                   Contract with Motorola for Radio Repeater System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to assign contract.


5.                   Resolution Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 98-77.

6.                   1997-98 Trial Court Clearing Transfer and Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and appropriation transfer.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 8, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders from meeting of September 8, 1998.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 15, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders from the Board meeting of September 15, 1998.

9.                   Appointment of Third District Representative to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Richard Stein with term to expire on June 30, 2002.

Court Executive Officer

10.               Request for Salary Compensation at "B" Step

RECOMMENDATION: Approve salary compensation.

District Attorney

11.               Increase Allocation form .50 FTE to 1.0 FTE Office Assistant (State Board of Control)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase allocation for vacant Office Assistant I/II position from .50 FTE to 1.0 FTE.

Mental Health

12.               Amendment to Contract with State Department of Mental Health for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and authorize Mental Health Director to sign contract amendment.

13.               Rate Increases for Driving Under the Influence Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve rate increase.

Planning and Building

14.               Edsall Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan; Kneeland Area; File No. APN 314-212-03; Case No. LLA-18-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve by 4/5th's vote of the full Board and Direct Planning Department to record.

Public Health

15.               Approval of the Contract and Subcontracts for FY 1998-99 Budget Unit #470, HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments and direct Chair to sign contract.

Public Works

16.               Easement Deed From Denis E. Cosby APN 511-101-09 for Norton Creek Drainage McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed.

17.               Storm Damage Repair on Blue Slide Road Co. Rd. No. F2G100 P.M. 0.60-0.70 Eel River Sawmills, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed.

18.               Amendment to Lease with FAA Dated April 19, 1979 for Space in the Arcata/Eureka Airport Terminal (Old Flight Service Station Lease)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair to execute amendment.

19.               Giddings Overflight Easement; 511-390-11 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement.

20.               Storm Damage Repairs to Blue Slide Road Project No. 600160 & 600315

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract.

21.               Agreement for Transportation Services for the Elderly and Handicapped in Southern Humboldt County (Quail)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute agreement.

D.                  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.                   Citizens spoke regarding concerns of recent death of David Gypsy Chain.David Peltier asked for assistance regarding homeless man who lost all of his possessions when the trailer he lived in was removed.(See scanned documents for details.)


1.                   Proclamation Declaring American Indian Day September 25, 1998 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring September 21-27 1998 as National Pollution Prevention Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Construction of Structural Modifications to Six County Bridges, Earthquake Retrofit Project, Federal Project No. STPLZ-5904(025), Contract No. 594001, at an Estimated Cost of $220,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and authorize Clerk of the Board to advertise for bids.

Public Health

2.                   Supplemental Budget for FY 1998/99 BU#416 Public Health Field Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of new expenditure and revenue accounts.

Administrative Office

3.                   Solid Waste Collection and Disposal

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report and take appropriate action.


1.                   Review Zoning Code Regarding Big Box Development (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Planning Director's determination Big Box require Conditional Use Permit in all commercially designated zones.


County Administrative Office

1.                   Response to the 1997-98 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Review and modify draft, approve and direct Clerk of the Board to transmit this report.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. 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.

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Initiation of Litigation (Govt Code Section 54956.9[c])

RECOMMENDATION: Party declined to initiate litigation.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County vs. Shinn

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.

2.                   County vs. Thompson

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Administrative Officer

1.                   Submittal of 1998 State of California Community Block Grant (CDBG) General Allocation Planning and Technical Application

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report. Adopt resolution.

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.