9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Chaplain Wesley Powell of the Eureka police Department


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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Proclamation Declaring November 8-14, 1998 Veterans Appreciation Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Certificate of Appreciation for John Smith, Personnel Analyst II (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certificate of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 27, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney--Victim Witness Division

4.                   Supplemental Budget of $19,750 for the Acquisition of Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the supplemental budget.

Mental Health

5.                   Amendment to Contract with Harry Lesch, M.D. for Psychiatric Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract amendment.


6.                   Salary Adjustment for Designated Juvenile Corrections Officers (By a 4/5 Vote)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve ten-salary range increase for Shift Leader positions.

Public Works

7.                   Budget Adjustments to Aviation Enterprise Budget in Order to Balance the Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget adjustments.

8.                   Disallocation of Architect in Budget 103 and Allocation of Architect in Budget 164

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   Contract for Construction of Structural Modification to Six Bridges, Project 594001

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Shasta Constructors, Inc.

10.               Transportation Development Act Claim in the Amount of $1,459,873

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign claim.

Risk Management

11.               Public Employee Blanket Bond Insurance Policy for County Officials and Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Review and receive the information.

12.               Humboldt County General Emergency Action Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Review and accept for inclusion in the County's Safety Manual.


13.               Disallocation of Sheriff's Investigator and Allocation of Deputy Sheriff I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring November 10, 1998 Great American Smokeout Day (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring November 15, 1998 America Recycles Day (Public Health Department)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring November 1998 as Alzheimer's Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized Change Order No. 1 for lead paint and asbestos abatement and 90-day extension for $836,042.

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

Social Services

3.                   Oversight Committee for Child Welfare Services (CWS)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Program Coordination Team of the Human Services Cabinet along with diverse community representatives to provide oversight of CWS as recommended by Child Welfare League of America and directed by Board of Supervisors.


4.                   Oral Presentation Regarding Assessment Roll Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of Tuesday, December 1, 1998.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Ordinance for the 1999-00 Update of the Humboldt County Jail Booking Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on January 19, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.


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

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

3.                   Manila Community Services District (MCSD) (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support MCSD's Wellness Foundation grant application.


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

1.                   Report from Mr. Donald Peterson County Legislative Advocate (No Action)

9:45 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Headwaters Forest Funds

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken at this time.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Human Rights Commission's Recommendation--Forest Peace (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-87 regarding peace in the local forests.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instruct its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (Continued to Thursday November 12, 1998 at 1:15 p.m.)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

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.                   Dennis Rael appealed to the public to make donations to Arcata's Sister City of Camoapa, Nicaragua, because of damages sustained from Hurricane Mitch.Drop-off points are at the Arcata and Eureka locations of Los Bagels and North Coast Co-op.Checks may also be sent to Humboldt Bank Account No. 03126277.Aldo Bongio requested No. C-10 be pulled from the Consent Calendar for discussion.This item pertained to Transportation Development Act claim of $1,459,873.Mark Knipper said the proposed Pacific Lumber Company Habitat Conservation Plan is really a "Habitat Conversion Plan."(See scanned document for more.)

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Collection of Solid Waste in the Unincorporated Willow Creek/Hoopa Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submitted amendment to the Willow Creek/Hoopa area franchise agreement with Tom's Trash to incorporate the revised rate schedule and the modified insurance requirements into the current franchise agreement.

Planning and Building

2.                   Nesset Minor Subdivision and Zone Reclassification; Fieldbrook Area; File No. 516-011-23; Case No. PMS-05-95/LLA-35-96/ZR 04-97

RECOMMENDATION: Grant the appeal subject to the submitted Alternative B.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   1999 Update of the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the new, increased or changed fees (except Birth Certificate Surcharge for Dependency Mediation); and adopt ordinance implementing new fees and charges on December 1, 1998.

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.