9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Reverend Wayne Johnson, Arcata Presbyterian 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.                   Agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for Services to the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the annual report of activities conducted by the CAPCC and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement with the RCAA.

2.                   Revenue Recovery Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Administrative Services

3.                   Ordinances Amending Section 2111-1 of Chapter 1 of Division 11 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Grand Juror's Fees and Mileage

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2180.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Support Letter for Grant Application by the Arcata Resource Area Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support the grant application of the Arcata Resource Area BLM Foundation for continuing important dune restoration work.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 20, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Mental Health

6.                   Compensation Increase (Ten Ranges)--Department Information Systems Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: By a 4/5 vote, approve a temporary increase for Don Simas.


7.                   Department Reorganization

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate a Juvenile Corrections Facility Manager position and a Juvenile Corrections Officer Position, disallocate a Superintendent of Juvenile Hall position and an Assistant Superintendent of Juvenile Hall position and direct the Personnel Department to begin the layoff process for the Assistant Superintendent of Juvenile Hall.

Public Health

8.                   Expenditure Line Item and Supplemental Budget for Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line item and supplemental budget at $6,404.

9.                   Line Item for Duplicating and Adjustment to Environmental Health (Budget 406)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line item at $1,000.

10.               Medi-Cal Administrative Activities, Targeted Case Management and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Coordination for Targeted Case Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the County of Santa Cruz.

11.               Project Lowfat Eating for America Now (LEAN) Revenue & Expenditures Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Establish revenue and expenditures accounts for $720.

12.               Supplemental Budget ($3,762) to Repair Walls and Ceiling of One of the Public Health Department's Clinic Waiting Rooms

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Works

13.               Contract Change Order No. 2 for Davis Creek Bridge Project No. 940167

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order for $12,131.

14.               Amending Chapter 1 of Division 2 of Title IV of the County Code Designating as a Stop Intersection the Intersection of Murray Road with McKinleyville Avenue in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on December 3, 1998.


15.               Purchase of Updated Software and Equipment for Department's Microfilm System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for $15,400.

Social Services

16.               TRENDS Report for the Quarter Ending September 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring November 1998 as Hospice Month (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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)


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Request from the County Fish and Game Advisory Commission to Support the Interior Department's Recommendation for Interim Flows in Eel River (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, under its status as an intervener in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process for the Potter Valley project will send a letter supporting the interim flow proposal based on the strong recommendations of the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior, and the California Department of Fish and Game.Said letter for the Chair's signature shall be drafted by Mr. Don Tuttle of the Natural Resources Division of the Humboldt County's Department of Public Works with review by Ms. Ginevra Chandler of the County Counselís Office.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Denial Conditional Use Permit Application No. 13-97 for the Operation of an Existing Non-Profit Animal Sanctuary Known as BroDoFed Sanctuary; Honeydew Area; File No. 107-261-15; Pamela Brock, Appellant

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal without prejudice.

2.                   Map Amendment to the Beach and Dunes Motor Vehicle Use Ordinance Eureka Airport Area

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to the meeting of December 1, 1998.

Planning and Building/Public Works

3.                   Review and Comment on Draft Redwood National and State Parks General Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Request a six-month extension in order to form a task force and continue the public hearing to Monday November 9, 1998 at 9:00 a.m.


4.                   Implementation of $1.00 Fee to be Paid at Time of Registration, Renewal or Supplemental Application for Apportioned Registration Pursuant to Statues 1997, Chapter 587, Section 1 on Every Vehicle Registered to an Address within Humboldt County, Except Those Expressly Exempted from Payment of Registration Fees, Such Monies to be Expended Exclusively to Fund Programs that Enhance Capacity of Local Law Enforcement to Provide Automated Mobile and Fixed Location Fingerprint and Photo-Imaging Identification of Individuals Who May be Involved in Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and all Other Vehicle Related rimes and Other Crimes to Included Criminal Gang Activity and Sexual Predators

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-86 which would impose a $1.00 registration fee as outlined above effective January 1, 1999 for a period of four years such fee to be repealed as of January 1, 2003.

K.                  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.