9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Reverend William A. Hillard of the Miranda Seventh Day Adventist 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.                   Service Charge for Revenue Recovery Services for Non-Court Revenues

RECOMMENDATION: Approve seven percent service charge.

2.                   Contract with the Economic Development Administration for a $45,000 Grant to Complete and Update the Overall Economic Development Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Administrative Services

3.                   Supplemental Budget of ($5,000) or Communications for Generator Switch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

4.                   Solid Waste Disposal Costs for Eel River Conservation Camp

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sending of letter to California Department of Forestry.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 7, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

6.                   Budget and Personnel Actions for Establishing Branch Office of Conflict Counsel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for Alternate Counsel's Office; adopt management class of Supervising Attorney; allocate Supervising Attorney (1) Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (1) Senior Legal Secretary (1) and Investigator (1/2); approve transfer of $150,007; and establish Trial Courts--Attorney Services revenue account in the amount of $15,000.

District Attorney

7.                   Extra-Help Extension for Desiree Wallan Legal Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.


8.                   Reallocation of Full-time Equivalents in Health Education Division; and Budget Adjustment for Environmental Health Division ($4,496)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation and budget adjustment.

9.                   Request to Establish New Revenue Account and Expenditure Line Item ($27,109)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Regional Immunization Tracking Program.

10.               Request for Supplemental Funds ($4,052) to Allow Women, Infants and Children Staff to Attend Computer Trainings Related to Integrated Statewide information System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and contract with State Department of Health.

Mental Health

11.               Amendment to Contract with Alcohol/Drug Care Services, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to extend contract to June 30, 1998.


12.               Request to Establish Trust Account No. 3435 806-435 235, Title IV-A Trust

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

13.               Month-to-Month Agreement for Air Charter Mail Service at Murray Field

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Redding Areo Enterprise.

14.               Supplemental Budget for Wood Splitter for Park Maintenance and Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,350.

15.               Services Agreements for Manila and Orick Monument Preservation Fund Surveys

RECOMMENDATION: Award Manila project to Oscar Larson & Associates award Orick project to SHN Consulting Engineers and authorize Chair to sign agreements.


16.               Extra-Help Extensions for Larry Shay and Bruce Stocum

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($4,200) for Asset Management Expenses Incurred by the Federal Government Incident to the Seizure and Forfeiture of a 1995 Ford F350 XLT

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

18.               Extra-Help Extension for Art Padilla, Correctional Cook

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.


1.                   Declaring November 1997 as Senior Safety Month (Supervisor Neely)

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

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (No Action)

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

Administrative Services

4.                   Concept of Leasing Space for Medical Waste Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Investigate concept of leasing space to MedTec at Arcata/Eureka Airport.


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

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

3.                   Reappointment of Supervisor Dixon as Representatives to the California State Association of Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment and also appoint Supervisor Paul Kirk as alternate.


9:15 a.m. Public Works

1.                   Eureka Non-Freeway Alternative Projects Study

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt candidate projects priority listing as presented by the Steering Committee and adopted by the Eureka City Council.

9:30 a.m. Public Works

2.                   Hammond Trail Bridge Over the Mad River

RECOMMENDATION: Request that the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors participate jointly in preparation of an environmental document on a proposed project that would involve removal of existing steel truss bridge on Hammond trail across Mad River, and replace it with a new concrete walkway bridge.Direct Public Works to investigate all possible funding sources to pay for replacement of existing bridge.

10:00 a.m. Supervisor Woolley

3.                   Draft of The Headwaters Forest Stewardship Plan Prepared by the Trees Foundation of Redway

RECOMMENDATION: Review and file, and encourage public participation in forums that may be held.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action/s Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

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 County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) City of Arcata et al Petitioners v. Ronald E. Slater et al, Respondents

5.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of Acting County Administrative Officer

6.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5--Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Long-Term County Administrative Officer

7.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.8--Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Long-Term Public Works Director

8.                   Off-Agenda Item-- Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)--Significant Exposure to Litigation

I.                     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.                   Willard Schmidt spoke in opposition to the Board's action of October 14, 1997 pertaining to bidding procedures for the fish sculpture formerly displayed at the Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery.Sara Senger reported on the South Jetty. Victor Taylor said the Board made an unfortunate mistake on October 14, 1997 when they denied returning sculpture to the community of Orick.Dan Wall of the California State Association of Counties was introduced.(See scanned documents.)


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County v. MacMillan & Polizzi; AP No. 221-230-03

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

2.                   County v. Vernon L. Harden AP No. 081-021-20

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

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.