9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Farrel Starr of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Reverend Daniel Price of the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka


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.                   Transfer to Fund Approved Fish & Game Advisory Commission Grant Proposals

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $3,933.56.

2.                   Management Class of Deputy County Administrative Officer, Salary Range 372

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt position into the classification and allocate position immediately.

3.                   Standard Agreement with Orick Community Services District (OCSD) and Allow Allocation of a New Trust Fund Account

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a standard agreement with OCSD and authorize the Auditor-Controller to create a new revenue account for new CDBG Planning & Technical Grant.

Administrative Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2178.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2179.

Building Maintenance

6.                   Supplemental Budget to Provide Labor for Projects Requested by the Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $6,855.

Mental Health

7.                   Funding to Repay Federal Medicare Intermediary Blue Cross of California for Desk Audit Adjustment for Fiscal Years 1995-96 and 1996-97 (Amount of $16,597)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a transfer from Mental Health contingencies by a 4/5/ vote.

8.                   Temporary Increase in Pay for Department Information Systems Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase of ten ranges for Roger Kreutz by a 4/5 vote.


9.                   Extension of Employment Eligibility Lists for:Correctional Cook, Custodian, Election Technician, Environmental Health Technician and Senior Family Support Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of employment eligibility lists.

10.               Dissolution of Eligibility Lists for Equipment Mechanic II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve dissolution of said list.

Public Health

11.               Donation of 1999 Dodge 3300 Heavy-Duty 3/4 Ton Long Body Van to Motor Pool

RECOMMENDATION: Accept donation from Budget Unit 422, Street Outreach Program.

12.               Decrease of Public Health Nurse Position 3 from 1.0 FTE to .80 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve decrease.

Public Works

13.               State Bridge Replacement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

14.               Budget Adjustments to Aviation Capital Projects Fund 1490 for FY 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $62,078 for Arcata Building Demolition and Fire Hydrants Projects.

15.               Overflight Easement for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement from David K. Satter and Cheryl A. Stayton-Satter.

16.               Contract Change Order No. 6 for Blue Slide Road, Project No. 971022

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order no. for $50,255.23.


17.               Costs Associated with Suppression of Manufacturing and Trafficking of Controlled Substances on or Affecting Administration of National Forest System Lands

RECOMMENDATION: Reimburse costs by adopting a supplemental budget of $2,000.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 23-31, 1998 as Red Ribbon Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for No Use of Illegal Drugs and No Illegal Use of Legal Drugs.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of Education Representative to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Jon Sapper of the Humboldt County Office of Education.

Public Works

2.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Road, Bridge, & Airport Projects (See C-16)

3.                   Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Services

4.                   Ordinance Amending Section 2111-1 of Chapter 1 of Division 11 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Grand Jurors' Fees and Mileage

RECOMMENDATION: Waive first reading of the ordinance and set for adoption on 11/03/98.


5.                   Request for Supplemental Budget to Receive Additional State Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $75.754.


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

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


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Support of Full Competition in Telecommunications Industry (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-85.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to 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 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Government Code section 54956.9[a]; Shelter Cove Property Owners Association v. Humboldt County Case No. 980090 (No Final Action Taken)

I.                     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.                   George Kangas alleged that the Pacific Lumber Company has committed violations of the California Subdivision Map Act.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Seismic Retrofit Project

1.                   Seismic Retrofit Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request of West Bay Builders to substitute subcontractors due to a clerical error.


1.                   Courthouse Retrofit Project

RECOMMENDATION: Award the bid to West Bay Builders.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT (Adjourn to 1998 Road Tour)

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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