9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Father James Thottapally, Chaplain of Saint Joseph Hospital


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.


1.                   Request to Allocate Appraiser I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Relocation of U.S. Geological Survey's Headquarters (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Support Economic Development Coordinator's time in investigating relocation of headquarters, and send letter of support and relocation package to responsible party.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of August 25, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

Cooperative Extension

4.                   Supplemental Budget of $3,000 for Support of Watershed Specialist Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for Del Norte County Extension Office.

Court Executive Office

5.                   Resolution Allowing the Court Executive Officer to Continue to Pursue Funding Available from the State Judicial Council for Family Court Assistance Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-100.

District Attorney

6.                   Reclassification of Legal Office Supervisor Position in Family Support

RECOMMENDATION: Reallocate position to Senior Legal Office Assistant.


7.                   Termination of Medical Waste Management Program on October 1, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve termination by adopting Resolution No. 97-101.

Public Works

8.                   Gravel Extraction Review Process and Billing Procedure

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 28, 1997.

9.                   Foxwood Estates Subdivision Final Map, Phase 1; APN 18-071-01, Cutten Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recording.

10.               Hillside Subdivision, APN 19-091-11; Pine Hill Area of South Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recording.

11.               Transfer of $677 to Provide Funds for Use Tax on Waste Oil Storage Tanks

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

12.               Lease Renewal on Rohnerville Airport for Visual Approach Slope Indicator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Risk Manager

13.               Designate of Primary Representative to the CSAC-EIA Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Designate Risk Manager, Kimberly Kerr as primary representative and Acting CAO, John Murray as alternate.

Social Services

14.               Transfer of $22,000 for Purchase of Electronic Key Telephone System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer for purchase from Commercial Radio & Electronics.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Jail/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (None)

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

3.                   Construction of Harrison Avenue Phase II Between Myrtle Avenue and Manzanita Street

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with RAO Construction.

Employment Training

4.                   Presentation on Summer Works '97

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and take appropriate action (if required).

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support Assembly Bill 719 (State Property Tax Administration Program).

6.                   Update on Planning and Technical Grant Process for Multiple Assistance Center

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

7.                   The 1997-98 Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Include allocations for Redwood Empire Association and State Fair Exhibit and direct the Clerk of the Board to place adoption of the budget on the agenda for September 16, 1997.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Appointment of First District Representative to the Proposition 215 Implementation Committee--Medical Use of Marijuana (Continued from September 2, 1997)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jason Brown.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

3.                   Status Report on Preparation for Projected September 14, 1997 Headwaters Demonstration in Carlotta (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral status report (no additional action taken).

F.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Action)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6--Reviewing County's Position and Instructing Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Action)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No Action)

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9--Conference with Legal Counsel to Consider Entering into an Amicus Brief in Green v. City of Los Angeles (Chair was directed to sign an Authorization of Representation, allowing Melanie Poturica of Liebert, Cassidy & Frierson to represent the County of Humboldt as an amicus curie in said case.)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Case Name:County of Humboldt et al v. Fred Lundblade et al; 94DR0080; Humboldt County Superior Court.

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Case Name: Westhaven Community Development Council v. Jon Cook, County of Humboldt et al; Case No. 94DR0265; Humboldt County Superior Court

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation; Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b); 3 cases

8.                   Threat to Public Services or Facilities (Government Code Section 54957); Consult with the Sheriff's Department and the Sheriff

9.                   Off-Agenda Item-- Conference with Legal Counsel; Initiation of Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9[c])(No Action)

G.                 PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Aldo Bongio asked what the procedure would be for people who break the law during the proposed Headwaters Demonstration on September 14, 1997.Michele Monterrey, A south Jetty resident, said that residents feel like prisoners of war-that they have been convicted of a crime that they haven't committed. (See scanned document for more.)

H.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Amendments to the Beach and Dunes Motor Vehicle Use Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-102 acknowledging and agreeing to California Coastal Commission action on amendment; and introduce Ordinance amending Ordinance 2041 and adding Chapter 7 to Division 1, Title IX of the County Code relating to motor vehicle use on designated beach and dune areas (and adopt on 9/23/97).

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.