9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Edward Wisan of the Hebrew Christian Church


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 Cover the Negative Balance in Jail Phase II at June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $13,495.

2.                   Write-Off Deceased Client Receivables

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the write-off of $345,541.47.

3.                   Consideration of an Ordinance to Update the County Schedule of Fees & Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on November 10, 1998 at 1:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Constitutional Amendment--Safeguard California Highway Funds (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support Proposition 2.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 6, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders From the Board Meeting of October 7, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 13, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

8.                   Subgrant Agreement No. M900314 for One-Stop Career Center System Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for award of $200,000 in JTPA funds.

Mental Health

9.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Mental Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with the Fortuna Union High School District.

10.               Funding Application--Women Needing Out-of-County Residential Drug Treatment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Rural Health Services Small Grants application for $25,000.

Planning and Building

11.               Notice of Restriction Agreement with Charles and Betty Metro to Satisfy a Condition of Approval of the Use Permit Authorizing Construction of a Guest House

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for File No. APN 515-271-23 Case No. CDP-47-95/CUP-30-95/SP-39-95 (Trinidad area).


12.               Juvenile Crime Enforcement and Accountability Challenge Grant- Planning Grant Request Proposal

RECOMMENDATION: Pursue funding through the State Board of Corrections to update the County's Local Action Plan necessary to compete for Challenge Grant Funding.

Public Health

13.               HIV Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 1998-99 Budget Unit 437

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Humboldt Open Door Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

14.               Subcontracts for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with North Coast AIDS Project, Redwoods Rural Health Center and Humboldt Home Health Services.

15.               Domestic Violence Prevention Program Subcontract Through June 30, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, Humboldt Women for Shelter and North Coast Rape Crisis Team.

Public Works

16.               Storm Damage Repair on Maple Creek Road (Simpson Redwood Company)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed and approve agreement.

17.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Project Nos. 600115 and 971076

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the completed contract with Figas Construction.

18.               Provision of Scale Attendant Services to the County Waste Management Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the County Waste Management Authority.

19.               Waterline Construction and Fire Hydrant Replacement at Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with the Mt. Lassen Cinder Company.


20.               Cost Reimbursement for the Removal of Abandoned Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,375.

Social Services

21.               Request to Establish Federal Children's First Mediation Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Establish revenue and expenditure line items at $175,000 each.

22.               Supplemental Budget for Special Circumstances Allowances Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $25,207.

23.               California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Plan Addendum

RECOMMENDATION: Submit plan addendum to the State Department of Social Services.


1.                   Completion of Federal Empowerment Grant Application Process (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificate of appreciation to Mr. Jack Norton III.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000-Road, Bridge & Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order ($317,692.68) for Safety Area Erosion Repair contract.

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

County Clerk-Recorder

3.                   Supplemental Budget to Allow for the Design, Acquisition and Implementation of a Document Imaging System for the Recorder's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $108,540.


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

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


9:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a report and update on past and most recent activities.

11:00 a.m. Supervisor Rodoni

2.                   Support for Southern Humboldt Senior Care, Inc.'s Application for HOME Funds (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

11:30 a.m. Public Health

3.                   Ambulance Permit

RECOMMENDATION: (1) Accept City Ambulance of Eureka's request to relinquish ambulance service permit for Service Area V, Garberville Sub-Zone, Permit No. 0005.Authorize Health Officer to issue new permit for Ambulance Service Area V, Garberville Sub-Zone, Permit No. 0005 to Southern Humboldt Area Rescue.Authorize Chair to sign letter commending City Ambulance of Eureka for their expertise and provision of Emergency Medical Services to Humboldt County residents.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6--Reviewing the County's Position and Instruct its Designated Representatives with Respect to 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 Items--Conference with Legal Counsel--Initiation of Litigation (One Case) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c) (Litigation will not be initiated at this time.)

5.                   Supplemental Items--Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Texaco Exploration & Production, Inc. v. The Assessment Appeals Board of Humboldt County et al. Case No. CS980131 (No Final Action Taken)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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.


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.)

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.