9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Reverend Larry McCain, Trinity Baptist Church of Arcata


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.                   Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract for $37,500.

2.                   Eureka/Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract for Film Commission for $11,000.

Employment Training

3.                   Costs to be incurred during the On-the-Job Training Program Operated in Conjunction with the Humboldt County Department of Social Services ($40,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for ETD Non-JTPA Other Assistance.

4.                   Lease Agreement for Approximately 7,260 Square Feet at 930 6th St. Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Garden State Newspaper, Inc.

Mental Health

5.                   Reallocate Substance Abuse Counselor I/II to Health Education Specialist I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

6.                   Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Harry Lesch M.D.

Planning and Building

7.                   Ordinance Amending Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title IX of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Motor Vehicle Use on Designated Beach and Dune Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2184.


8.                   Northern California Regional Treatment Center

RECOMMENDATION: By a 4/5 vote approve requested personnel and budget actions.

Public Health

9.                   Position Allocation Changes for Budget Unit 405, High Risk Infant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes as requested.

10.               Establish Revenue Account for Tattoo Inspection & Permitting Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Establish account for $800.

Public Works

11.               Department of Agriculture's Proposed Decoupling Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support said legislation.

12.               Riis Overflight Easement APN 510-261-13 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement to benefit the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

13.               Annual Update of the Monument Preservation Fund (Ordinance No. 1835)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the annual update.

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)

Public Health

3.                   Fetal-Infant Mortality Review, Trends & Risks Factor Analysis 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Dr. Rebecca Stauffer and take appropriate action.

4.                   Status of Underground Storage Tank Upgrades/Closures in Humboldt Co.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from the Division of Environmental Health.


5.                   Application to Obtain Mentally-Ill Offender Crime Reduction Planning Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign application to Board of Corrections (BOC) as well as related contracts, amendments, or extensions; adopt Resolution designating Sheriff as Chair of Mentally-Ill Offender Crime Reduction Strategy Committee and appointing members; and authorize Sheriff to hire a professional criminal justice consultant to be paid an amount not to exceed that approved by BOC in final planning award.

Public Health

6.                   Implementation of Proposition 10 - Children and Families First Program

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce an ordinance by title, waive first reading, set for adoption on December 15, 1998 and take other appropriate action(s).


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).


10:00 a.m. Social Services

1.                   CalWORKS Program Child Care Reserve Fund Oral Presentation

RECOMMENDATION: Accept report from Social Services and Child Care Council of current call for interest in County requests to access said Child Care Reserve Fund.

10:30 a.m. Public Health

2.                   Presentation on Current Health Status in Humboldt Co. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Dr. Ann Lindsay and take appropriate action.

11:00 a.m. Planning and Building

3.                   Shelter Cove Design Review

RECOMMENDATION: Maintain existing Design Review authority of Planning Director, supplemented with advice and recommendations from a contracted design professional.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and unrepresented Employees (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending/Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Consider Complaints or Charges Against a Public Employee Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

H.                  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.                   Aldo Bongio respects Sara Senger, Fifth Supervisorial District candidate, for what she stands for.He strongly believes that it is unfair that she had to pay $2,100 for a recount.He said that the County should reimburse her, or that the Board members should pay her an equal share from their wages.

I.                     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.