9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor David Holmquist of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Eureka


1.                   Release of FEMA Funds to the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters to Senators Boxer and Feinstein asking for their support to encourage FEMA Director, James Lee Witt to release FEMA funds to the NCRA.

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.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve distribution of excess proceeds.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Local Child Care Planning Council's Priorities Report (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the report.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring Mighty Eighth Air Force Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of October 8-14, 1998.

4.                   Resolution Commending Carl Fairfield for His Years of Service to the Humboldt Senior Resource Center (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve resolution which was presented on September 30, 1998.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of Directors to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Wendell E. Cole and J. Bruce Rupp.

6.                   Reappointments to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Dennis McClelland, Denver Nelson, John Clark, Phil Grunert and Johanna Rodoni.

County Counsel

7.                   Ordinance Expanding the Human Rights Commission to Fifteen (15) Members

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2177.

District Attorney

8.                   Lease Agreements with Professional Property Management Company for Rental Space at 322 First Street and 324 First Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements for office space for the Family Support Division.

Employment Training

9.                   Allocation of One Employment and Training Program Coordinator Position

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate position and approve revised budget ($186,684).

Library Services

10.               Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project for Families for Literacy

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to sign contract.

Mental Health

11.               Purchase of Computer Equipment FAX Machine and Copier

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $7,000.

Public Health

12.               Preventive Health Care for the Aging Contract and Budget Adjustment ($2,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and budget adjustment.

13.               Contract for High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and supplemental budget of $3, 679.

14.               AIDS--Information & Education Program Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

RECOMMENDATION: Amend MOU for supplemental budget of $16,000.

15.               Approval of .5 FTE Nutrition Aide Position for Project LEAN

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

16.               Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Award and Supplemental Budget of $44,359

RECOMMENDATION: Accept award and approve supplemental budget.

17.               Contract for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program (HOPWA)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and supplemental budget of $35,498.

18.               Contract and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Early Intervention Program/Rural Early Intervention Project, Education and Prevention/AIDS Education and Prevention Project. HIV Testing Program, Neighborhood Intervention High-Risk Testing Outreach Program and Surveillance Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract, MOU and supplemental budgets.

19.               Immunization Program Contract for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and supplemental budget of $9,949.

20.               Request for Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Two Microscopes ($9,121)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

21.               Allocation of .5 FTE Registered Nurse Position in Maternal and Child Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

22.               Purchase of Fixed Assets for Milk Laboratory for $7,194

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of analytical balance with printer and air conditioner/heat pump.

Public Works

23.               Schirman Overflight Easement; APN 511-132-08, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement.

24.               Contract for Transportation Services for the Elderly and Functionally Disabled

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the AREA I Agency on Aging, the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, and the Adult Day Health Care of Mad River.

Social Services

25.               Contract for the Provision of Training to Eligibility and Employment Services Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the University of California, Davis for $56,700.

26.               Reinstatement of Social Worker Supervisor II at Salary Range 325, Step E

RECOMMENDATION: By a 4/5 vote, reinstate Randy Mayers at Salary Range 325 Step E.

Superior Court

27.               Request to Increase Legal Office Assistant I/II Position from .5 FTE to 1.0 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1998 as AIDS Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1998 as United Way of Humboldt Month (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

3.                   Agreement with Weather Data Services to Operate a Local UNICOM Radio at the Arcata/Eureka Airport on a Month-to-Month Basis

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and supplemental budget of $17,600.

4.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of SB 271 Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Grant Applications(s) for County Roads and Lands.Recognizing that the Applications are Prepared Cooperatively Among Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-81.

Administrative Services

5.                   Ordinance to Repeal Division 3, Chapter 1, Sections 231.1 Through 231-3(b) of County Code Relating to Boundaries of Judicial District and Locations of Municipal Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on 10/20/98.

6.                   Ordinance Amending Sections 254-5, 254-6, and 254-7 of Chapter 4 of Division 5 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Travel Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce of ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on 10/20/98.

Administrative Office (CAO)

7.                   Budget Revisions to Account for Trial Court Funding Veto

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budgetary transactions.

Supplemental Item

8.                   Award of Contract for Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to October 7, 1998.


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

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

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

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

3.                   California State Association of Counties Board of Directors (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Supervisor Stan Dixon to the Board of Directors.

4.                   Endorsement of Mendocino County Board of Supervisors' Grant to the Drug Policy Foundation for Assistance in Developing Policies and Procedures in Order to Effectively Enact Proposition 215 in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Endorse participation in the plan to resolve California's Proposition 215 medical marijuana implementation issues.

5.                   Petition Regarding Big Box Development (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-82.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Report Required)

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 (No Action Taken)

3.                   Report on Pending or threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No Report Required)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.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.


1.                   Robert Cramer said that an independent review council on law enforcement should be set up.He further stated that the rule of a small group of economically powerful people has overridden the will of the people.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Russ Agricultural Preserve; Loleta Area; File 308-111-02; Case No. AGP 01-97

RECOMMENDATION: Establish agricultural preserve by adopting Resolution No. 98-83.

2.                   Appeal of the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team (CHERT) 1998 Mad River Gravel Extraction Recommendations; Arcata Readimix, Eureka Sand and Gravel, Redwood Empire Aggregates, Mercer Fraser Company and Mad River Sand and Gravel, Appellants

RECOMMENDATION: Move to uphold the appeal and approve a specified increase in the 1998 lower Mad River gravel extraction volume, or deny the appeal and approve the gravel extraction volume recommended by CHERT.

J.                   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.)

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