9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and a Moment of Silence in Memory of Lewis Klein


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.                   Cost-Applied Item for Housing and Assistance Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for 1996-97 ($8,566) and 1997-98 ($8,000) to cost-apply extra-help charges against homeless shelter line-item appropriation.

2.                   Cross-Training Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy and direct Clerk to distribute it to County departments.

Administrative Services

3.                   License Agreement with Humboldt County Resource Conservation District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for use of office space at 5600 Broadway, Eureka.

4.                   Supplemental Budget and Transfer of Revenue to Replace Radio Base Station

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $16,000.

5.                   Request for Supplemental Budget for Telephone Equipment ($11,025)

RECOMMENDATION: Reimburse Social Services and Probation for instruments traded in.

Building Maintenance

6.                   Five-Year Contract with Otis Elevator Company for Elevator Maintenance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Reappointments to the Board of Directors for the Petrolia Cemetery District

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Lyn Chamber, Kalin Flournoy and Frank Lawrence.

8.                   Request to Transfer $823 and to Establish a Fixed-Asset Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for the purchase of replacement tape recorders.

9.                   Nominations to Presiding Judge for Appointment to Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Nominate John Corbett, Dick Hackett and Charles Petty.

10.               Sunsetting of the Humboldt County Crime Commission Effective July 1, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters of appreciation to members of the Commission.

11.               Reappointments to the Animal Control Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Dr. Charles Ozanian, Pamela Hanson, J.R. Hight and Grace Marton with terms to expire on June 30, 2001.

12.               Reappointment of Doug Boileau to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment with term to expire on June 30, 2001.

13.               Appointment of Judy DeGraff to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment as a Family of Consumer member.

14.               Finalizing of Appointment of New Members to Whole Child Interagency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Finalize the appointments by approving the submitted roster.

15.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 8, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

16.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 18, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

17.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 21, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

18.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 22, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

19.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 29, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

20.               Amending Resolution 91-74 to Lower Surcharges and Assessments Payable to Courthouse Temporary Construction Fund and Retain County Criminal Justice Facility Temporary Construction Fund at Same Rate; and Amending Resolution 91-76 to Increase Assessment Rate to Conform to State Law for Emergency Medical Services Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 97-87 and 97-88.

Court Executive Office

21.               Transfer of $156,571 from the General Fund Contingency to Various Superior & Municipal Court Line Items to Clear Remaining Edits from Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 26, 1997.

Emergency Services

22.               Request to Adopt California at Risk (Reducing Earthquake Hazards 1992-1996) as the Humboldt County Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Employment Training

23.               Reappointment of John Frank to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment to the Public Assistance Agency category.

24.               Reappointment of William Burns and James E. Smith to Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment to the Organized Labor category.


25.               Supplemental Budget/Transfer of Funds from NORCAP Donation Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $500.

26.               Contract with State Dept. of Health Services--Adolescent Family Life Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment No. A2.

27.               Amendment to Subcontract with Humboldt Child Care Council for Adolescent Family Life Program Services for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment for increase to $166,500 for FY 1996-97.

28.               Declaration of Intent Not to Apply for Fiscal Year 1997-98 Rural Health Services Program Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said declaration.

29.               Request to Establish Line Item Accounts in Healthy Moms Program Budget 431

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

30.               Purchase of Netware Upgrade for Budget Units 418, 420 and 493

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for a total amount of $2,140.

31.               Agreement with State Dept. of Health Services--Allocation of Federal Financial Plan Under Final Settlement Agreement with Health Care Financing Administration

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign release agreement.

32.               Approval of Master Grant Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements and MOU for the following programs for Fiscal Year 1997-98; Local Assistance Block Grant, Early Intervention Program/Rural Early Intervention Project; AIDS Education and Prevention Program; HIV Street Outreach and HIV Testing.

33.               Request to Establish $100 Revolving Petty Cash Fund for Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-89.

34.               Acceptance of Award for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $30,000 award from the State Department of Health Services.

35.               Allocation of Fiscal Assistant I/II and Purchase of Computer Equipment and Desk

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for invoicing MAA/TCM Coordination costs.

36.               Approval of Amendment No. 03 to Contract No. 95-23021 Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS;Fiscal Year 1997-98,Budget Unit 470, HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and supplemental budget of $624.

37.               Contract for Medi-Cal Administrative Activities for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the State Dept. of Health Services.

38.               Full-Time Equivalent Changes in Various Budget Units of the Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes as requested.

39.               Lease Agreement for McKinleyville WIC Clinic Space at 1200 Central Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.


40.               Request to Disallocate Supervising Librarian Position and for Temporary Increase in Compensation for Library Assistant II Margaret Taylor, and Continuing Until the Organization of Garberville Branch is Determined

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

41.               Allocation of a Full-Time Departmental Information Systems Analyst Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

42.               Annually Required 5150 Resolution for Involuntary Detention, Evaluation and Treatment of Certain Mentally-Disordered Persons

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-90.

Public Works

43.               Compensation at Step C for Landfill Scale Attendant Harry Marnell

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

44.               Easement Deed Executed by Jesse D. Brannon; First Street, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed to correct a drainage problem.

45.               Arcata-Eureka Airport Emergency Safety Area Erosion Control (Cliff Erosion)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

46.               Storm Damage Repairs to Blue Slide Road at Post Mile 0.93 (F2G100)

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract for Project No. 971020 to John N. Petersen, Inc.

47.               Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application for Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a $3 per enplanement PFC; and authorize the Acting Public Works Director to sign a PFC application covering capital projects at four airports; Arcata-Eureka, Murray Field, Rohnerville and Kneeland (total collection amount is $1,911,056).

48.               Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Yurok Tribe for Operation and Maintenance of the Weitchpec Solid Waste Container Site

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOA.

49.               Northern California Regional Treatment Center Inspection Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Spencer Engineering.

50.               Request to Declare Two Patrol Vehicles as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


51.               Request to Sell Surplus Exercise Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


52.               Request to Compensate Senior Correctional Officer Marco Luna at Correctional Supervisor Level During the Time he is Performing the Principal Duties of Correctional Supervisor Terri Akers, Who is on Medical Through September 10, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

53.               Request to Compensate Compliance Officer D. Catherine Ritchie at Correctional Lieutenant Level While Larry Whitford is on Vacation August 4-29, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

54.               Schedule for the Ongoing Destruction of Obsolete Sheriff's Department Records Documents and Papers Pursuant to Sections 26202 and 26202 of the Government Code

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submitted schedule.

55.               Request to Allocate the Remaining Two FTE Correctional Staff Approved in Board Resolution 95-62 for Jail Addition Phase II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

56.               Supplemental Budget for Transitional Child Care for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $13,388.


1.                   Resolution Commending Martha Ketelle for Her Years of Service with the Six Rivers National Forest Service (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order 18 to contract with Mark Diversified Inc. for Jail Phase II.The Order is comprised of various smaller changes (cost proposals) that have both additive and deductive effects on contract. Net change adds $15,365.35 to contract.

2.                   Construction of Storm Damage Repair to Maple Creek Road; Contract 971060

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on Sept. 9, 1997.

3.                   Revisions to Shelter Cove Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan and Layout Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Convene as Airports Land Use Commission; authorize revision of Shelter Cove Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan to create a B Zone along east portion of Shelter Cove Airport property; and find revised Airport Layout Plan submitted by Resort Improvement District 1 consistent with revised Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.

Planning & Building

4.                   Moser Plan Amendment Petition; McKinleyville Area; File No. 511-042-08; Case No. GPA 01-96

RECOMMENDATION: Accepted Plan Amendment for processing, review and consideration.

Social Services

5.                   TRENDS--June 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

7.                   Consolidation of Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Sheriff Functions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consolidation of OES and Sheriff functions in concept.

8.                   Wood Fish Sculpture Formerly Displayed at the Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery--Proposals for New Display Site

RECOMMENDATION: Mail announcement to various agencies requesting proposals for display site.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Appointments to Prop. 215 Implementation Committee--Medical Use of Marijuana

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Peggy Falk (Public Health), Terry Farmer (District Attorney), Worth Dikeman (District Attorney alternate), Valerie Hunter (Mental Health), Sheriff Lewis, Mel Brown, and Ed Denson; and continue remaining appointment to September 2, 1997.


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)


11:00 a.m.--Public Works

1.                   Gravel Extraction Review Process and Annual Billing Procedure

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of August 26, 1997.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   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

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

4.                   Consideration of the Public Employee Appointment of Public Defender Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (Reschedule for August 26, 1997)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.9(a); CIFAC et al v. County of Humboldt, Defendant; Mark Diversified, Real Party in Interest Humboldt County Court Case No. DR9700193

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Significant Exposure to Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.9(b); Two Cases

7.                   Conference with Labor Negotiator; Government Code Section 54967.6; All Employee Organizations and Unrepresented Employees

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.                   See attachment for detailed description of speakers.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Public Works Interpretation of the 1980 and 1993 Airport Master Plans Relating to Mr. and Mrs. Markin's Application for a Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Convene as Airport Land Use Commission, and found:configuration proposed by Markins to be consistent with intent of Airport Master Plan provisions regarding clustering and open land area; plot plan consistent with adopted airport compatibility land use plan; substantial development already exists; project site is bounded by uses similar to those proposed; project would not extend perimeter of area developed with incompatible uses; proposal does not otherwise increase intensity and/or incompatibility of use through use permits, density transfer, or other strategy; and infill area has been identified by local jurisdiction in its general plan or related document and approved by Commission.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 9, 1997.

3.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Approval of Conditional Use Permit CUP-03-96 (Installation/Operation of a Medical Waste Transfer Station); Case No. CUP-03-96; File No. 510-081-20; McKinleyville Area; BRETT VISSER, Applicant; SANDRA DEO, Appellant

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold appeal by finding proposed use is inconsistent with the C-2 zone.

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.