9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Nancy Dervin of North Coast Love in Action


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.                   Ordinance Titled Amending and Updating the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for Permits and Services of the Various Humboldt County Departments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2182.

2.                   Conflict of Interest Code for CAO and Commissions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Amended Conflict of Interest Code for the County Administrative Office that will Now Include County Commissions.

3.                   Renewal of Contract with Peterson Consulting Inc. for Legislative Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the contract.


4.                   Oral Presentation Regarding Assessment Roll Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 15, 1998.

5.                   Resolution to Permit County Participation in the State-County Property Tax Administration Program for an Additional Three Years

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-88.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Election to Fill Vacancy on Carlotta Community Services Board (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Elections Division.

7.                   Local Child Care Planning Council Bylaws (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve the submitted bylaws.

8.                   Sale of Surplus Self-Contained Scott's Breathing Apparatus Equipment to Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department for a Nominal Fee of $10.00 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Purchasing Department to process said sale.

9.                   Resignation of Leonard Whitchurch as Planning Commissioner (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Reappointment of John R. Stokes to the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment with the term to expire on April 30, 2000.

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 3, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

12.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 10, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney Family Support

13.               Request to Adopt 40-Hour Class of Training Coordinator into Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate said position.

Employment Training

14.               Program Year 1998 Cooperative Agreement with State Department of Education

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said agreement.

15.               Request to Rent Space to Store Excess Equipment and Client Files

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to rent space from Rainbow Mini Storage.

Library Services

16.               Request to Close the Library on the Saturdays Following Christmas 1998 and New Year's Day 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

17.               Request for Transfer from the Donations to Mental Health and Day Treatment Trust Revenue Accounts to the Mental Health Trusts Revenue Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Contracts with Community-Based Specialty Mental Health Providers for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with Carmel Wenger MFCC and Loren Cronk MFCC.

19.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between California Department of Rehabilitation and Humboldt County Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the County Mental Health Director to sign said MOU.


20.               Revised Deferred Compensation Plan Document

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised plan document by adopting Resolution No. 98-89.


21.               Challenge Planning Grant for $32,914

RECOMMENDATION: Approve expenditure line item and revenue account for said grant.

Public Health

22.               Establishment of Remodel Expenditure Account for Main Health Department Building at 529 "I" St., for Fiscal Year 1998-99 (Business & Accounting Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish expenditure and revenue accounts at $8,000 each.

23.               Adolescent Family Life Program Contract with the State Department of Health

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Contract No. 98-14527.

24.               Purchase Computer System and Printer for Automated Vital Statistics Reporting

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for $1,150.

25.               Reappointments to Integrated Waste Management Independent Hearing Panel

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Paul Kirk, Mary Gearheart and Dr. Margaret Lang.

26.               Establishment of New Revenue Account and Expenditure Line Item and a Supplemental Budget for Grant Money Received by the Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for $5,578.

27.               Increase in Public Health Nurse Position 6 to .60 FTE and Increase in Community Health Outreach Worker Position 5 to .80 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Works

28.               Master Services Agreement for On-Call Construction Management Services for County Road and Bridge Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Delegate to the Director of Public Works the signing of a contract with Vail Cooper and Associates Inc.For an amount not to exceed $200,000.

29.               License Agreement with Brett Visser d.b.a. MedTec Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve three-year license agreement by a four/fifths vote.

30.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road, Project No. 600301

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with T. M. Mattax Inc. General Contractor.

31.               Support of a Grant Application to California Coastal Commission for Year-Round Garbage and Toilet Services Plus Purchase of an Educational Sign for Centerville Beach

RECOMMENDATION: Support grant application by adopting Resolution no. 98-90.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement from Kenneth and Diane Franklin.

33.               Sherwood Forest Motel Inc. Easement Deed for Drainage--Garberville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept drainage easement from Sherwood Forest Motel Inc.

34.               Bridge Replacement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Choose to not select any of the County's bridges for replacement this year as part of the State's Bridge Replacement Program.

35.               Assignment of Tom Caetano, Senior Road Maintenance Worker as Road Crew Supervisor, and Chris Cummings Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

36.               Ordinance Amending Chapter 1 of Division 2 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Designation of Various Stop Intersections

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2183.

37.               Supplemental Budget of $5,200 to Enable the Purchase of a Power Brush Chipper for Park Maintenance and Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

38.               Supplemental Budget for Murray Field Airport Improvements Project No. 911300

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $14,000.

39.               Amendment No. 2 Forest Development Road Cooperative Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to agreement with the U.S. Forest Service.


40.               Supplemental Budget to Balance Overdrafted Line Items with Offsetting Revenue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $134,606.

41.               Supplemental Budget for Towing Costs Incurred by Abandoned Vehicle Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,000.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

Social Services

3.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alcohol/Drug Care Services Inc. for Operation of a Winter Shelter Through March 15, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU.

Public Health

4.                   Approval of Payment and Support for Humboldt/Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Fund 50% ($17,734) of program with realignment funds and consider method for paying the remaining 50% in early 1999.

Administrative Services

5.                   Certification of November 3, 1998 Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certification.

Administrative Office

6.                   Request to Increase Board of Supervisors Travel Budgets by $12,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by a four/fifths vote.

7.                   Agreement with California Services Bureau for Revenue Recovery Services

RECOMMENDATION: By A 4/5 vote, approve agreement, approve a 10-range salary increase for Marissa Garza, Revenue Recovery Officer and adopt supplemental budget of $100,000.

8.                   Payments to City Garbage Company (CGC) for Landfill Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize payments to CGC as required by Agreement with a combination cash and payment bond.

9.                   Transfer from Contingencies to Fund Accounting Review Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $15,525 by a 4/5 vote.


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

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


10:30 a.m. Public Works

1.                   Closure of Red Cap Road (8Q100) from Milepost 2.0 to the Intersection of U.S. Forest Service Road No. 10N13 (Milepost 2.65)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and send letter to Six Rivers National Forest informing them of closure and requesting that they take action to protect their property.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Initiation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c); One Case

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 AM

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.                   Shirley Shelburn expressed concerns about proposals for a Sustained Yield Plan in PALCO Volumes I, III and V.Public Review Draft July 1998 and public agencies Draft EIS/EIR Statement October 1998.Aldo Bongio stated that the Supervisors salaries are based on a percentage of the judges' salaries.Allen Campbell, Director of Public Works, reported on any storm damage to roads in Humboldt County. (See scanned document for more.)

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 PM

Planning and Building

1.                   Continued Public Hearing on Map Amendment to the Beach and Dunes Motor Vehicle Use Ordinance--Eureka Airport Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve map amendment, introduce by title an ordinance amending Figure 2 of Chapter 7 of Division 1, Title IX of the County Code relating to motor vehicle use on designated beach and dune areas, waive first reading and set for adoption on Dec. 8, 1998.

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.