9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Chaplain Ken Meece of Saint Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals


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.                   Temporary Pay Increase as if Promoted to Senior Revenue Recovery Officer Beginning Nov. 10, 1997 and Continuing Until Senior Recovery Officer Returns to Work

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Revenue Recovery Officer II Marissa Garza.

Administrative Services

2.                   Set the FTE for the Senior Administrative Analyst Retroactive to July 1, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for the Emergency Services Division.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Certificates of Appreciation for Years of Service on the Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection District Board of Directors (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificates presented to Dora Parent and John M. Vance,

4.                   Ratification of Letter Supporting Appointment of Patrick J. Mahler to the CSAC Task Force on Trial Court Employees Advisory Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support to Steve Leo, CSAC Legislative Coordinator.

5.                   Pay Differential for Moselle Ball Administrative Secretary (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 14, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 4, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 5, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 12, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 13, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

11.               Supplemental Budget and Creation of County Counsel Trust Fund Account

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

Employment Training

12.               Purchase of Eight Computers and Transfer of $18,582 for Said Purchase

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Library Services

13.               Annual Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign said contract.

Mental Health

14.               Establishment Grant Application to the Department of Rehabilitation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of application.

15.               Grant of $2,500 from the Humboldt Area Foundation

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant for Children, Youth and Family Service Program.

16.               Resolution Authorizing Reimbursement to Mental Health Board Members for Certain Expenses Incurred Incident to the Performance of Their Official Duties

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-113.

17.               Allocation of Substance Abuse Counselor I/II Position and Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and supplemental budget of $17,123.

18.               Allocation of Mental Health Clinician I/II Position and Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and supplemental budget of $25,921.

19.               Agreement with Diane Shaktman M.D. for Psychiatric Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize execution of said agreement.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Public Health

21.               Federal Area Contingency Plan Grant Agreement with Dept. of Fish & Game

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and supplemental budget of $285.

Public Works

22.               Supplemental Budget for Airport Improvement Program Grant; Kneeland Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $206,518.

23.               Supplemental Budget of $650 for the Aviation Division Department 381

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

24.               Richards/Williams Subdivision Units 3 and 4; APNs 511-421-01 & 02, 511-391-37

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the agreements for securing McKinleyville Drainage fees for said Units 3 and 4 complete, and release all securities held for payment of drainage fees.

25.               Lease Amendments to Change Name of Lessee from Northern Aviation to Humboldt Group (Rohnerville Airport Hangar Lease and Above-Ground Fuel Tank)

RECOMMENDATION: Execute amendments with Northern Aviation--Rohnerville Airport.


26.               Buying of 2 Additional Civil Software Licenses & New Personnel Training Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $6,021.

Social Services

27.               Contract for Provision of Training to Income Maintenance Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with University of California Davis.

28.               Agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council for Family Preservation Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign sixth amendment to agreement.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

29.               Appointment of Board of Directors for Public Property Leasing Corporation

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sam B. Merryman Jr., Raymond Flynn and Harry Pritchard.

30.               Appointments to Treasury Oversight Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dr. Louis D. Bucher, Ron Cox and Bruce Buel.


31.               Appointments in Lieu of Election

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint specified individuals to special district governing boards.

32.               Canvass of Election Results

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Clerk's certified results to the canvass of the November 4, 1997 election.


33.               Fleet for Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol (SCOP) Crime Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Increase the fleet by one (1) additional "retired" patrol car.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

3.                   Status Report on the Progress of the Humboldt County Waste Management Authority in Selecting a New Contract to Transfer, Transport and Dispose of the County's Solid Waste for the Next Fifteen (15) Years

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file status report.

Planning and Building

4.                   Gravel Extraction Review Procedures

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report.

Employment Training

5.                   Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative (Option 9) Project Solicitations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and adopt into the Overall Economic Development Plan the submitted Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative proposals.

Public Health

6.                   Hazardous Materials Fees for Local Fire Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Exempt local fire districts from said fees.

Administrative Services

7.                   Update on Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency and Request to the Governor to Proclaim a State of Emergency for Oil Spill of November 5, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Proclaim the termination of a local emergency.

Recorder-County Clerk

8.                   Purchase of AM Transmitter for Broadcast of the Board Chambers Sound System within the Courthouse (Cost not to Exceed $2,250)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and adopt supplemental budget.

Administrative Office (CAO)

9.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

10.               Liability Claims Report for July, August and September 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the claims report.


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

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

3.                   Follow-up on November 12, 1997 Study Session on Timber Issues

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to December 9, 1997 to receive recommendation/s from CAO.

F.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

2.                   Report or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

3.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), Save the Redwoods League v. County of Humboldt CD9700778 Humboldt County Superior Court

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9 (a) County of Humboldt v. Robert Ellis et al. A077881 (appeal); Ellis v. County of Humboldt CP 970090 (Stayed by the Appeal)

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.                   Bob Martel encouraged the Board to not lose touch with the Forestry Review Committee's recommendations as they pertain to watersheds.Mark Knipper demanded the Board form a citizen's review board for law enforcement.Aldo Bongio spoke in support of gravel and mining operators.

H.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Application to Amend the Humboldt County Coastal Zoning Ordinance and Southcoast Area Plan to Allow Vacation Home Rentals in Residential Single Family and Mixed Residential Zones in Shelter Cove; LINDA FRANKLIN et al, Applicants; File No. 108-102-03; Case Nos. OR-01-95 and ZR-03-95

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue to December 9, 1997.

2.                   Appeal of Planning Commission Approval of Permit Application Nos. CUP-34-96 CDP-56-96 & SP-53-96; APN 109-362-24; Conditional Use Permit, Coastal Development Permit, and Special Permit for the Development and Design Review of a 1,352 Square Foot Manufactured Home; Shelter Cove; L. YATES, Appellant; R. JONES, Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the Planning Commission's Decision and deny the appeal.

I.                     STUDY SESSION -- Social Services

1.                   Study Session on CalWORKS Implementation (No Action Required)

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.)

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