9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Ferndale VFD CFMA Sanctioned Muster (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 in the Case of North Coast Journal et al v. County of Humboldt et al (Humboldt County Case No. D2970029)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized signing of declaration in the above-entitled case.

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.                   Restoration of Administrative Leave for Linda Hartman, Mental Health Director

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to restore 42.5 hours of administrative leave.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Lighthouse Recognition Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify proclamation for August 10-17, 1997.

3.                   Closure of Black Sands Beach to Off-Road Vehicle Use (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file petitions in opposition to said closure.

Building Maintenance

4.                   Transfer of $8,548 to Close Out Remaining Utilities Changes for FY 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer through General Fund Contingency.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of August 19, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Office

6.                   Transfer of $156,571 to Various Court Line Items to Clear Remaining Edits from Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 2, 1997.

District Attorney

7.                   Victim-Witness Assistance Program Grant Application for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize application by adopting Resolution No. 97-91


8.                   Child Passenger Restraint Low-Cost Purchase Program Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Northcoast Children's Services.

9.                   Full-time Equivalent Changes in Budget Units 402 and 414

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes as requested.

Library Services

10.               Supplemental Budget ($16,388) for Computer Equipment and Installation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


11.               Revised Merit System Rules for the County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised rules.


12.               Request to Disallocate Probation Officer I/II (37 1/2 Hours)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate position at 40 hours.

Public Works

13.               Purchase of a Chip Spreader from Bear Cat Manufacturer, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at a cost of $169,240.50.

14.               Contract for Storm Damage Repair to Blue Slide Road P.M. 0.1-1.10

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to R. Brown Construction.

15.               Request to Reduce Cummings Road Landfill Disposal Tipping Fee by $10.82/Ton, the County's Portion of Collection, from $68.86/Ton (Approved by the Board in July 1997) to $58.04/Ton, for Solid Waste Delivered from the CIWMB Illegal Dump Cleanup Project off Cappell Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Lease Agreement for Remote Communication Outlet at Garberville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

17.               Agreements for the Reconstruction of the Leonardo Levee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Sylvia Leonardo, Katherine Redding and the Department of the Army.

18.               Gravel Extraction Review Process and Annual Billing Procedure

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


19.               Supplemental Budget ($7,000) for Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

20.               Request to Disallocate 4 Correctional Officer I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation, and allocate 4 Senior Correctional Officers.

Social Services

21.               Request to Implement the Family Preservation and Support Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization to implement to the Director of Social Services.


9:15 a.m.--Auditor-Controller

1.                   Public Hearing to Take Testimony and to Count Special District Election Ballots

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolutions 97-92 through 97-95.

E.                  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

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to T. M. Mattax, Inc. For Mattole Road Project 600301.

Planning and Building

3.                   Budget and Fee Discussion for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Bring back both Options 1 and 2 and a proposal for an appeals board for Board consideration during the County Budget Hearing process for Fiscal Year 1997-98 (scheduled for Thursday, September 4, 1997).


4.                   Marijuana Suppression Program Grant for 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Defer action on this item in order for the Planning and Building Department to conduct an environmental review of this program pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

6.                   Request that the Board Reaffirm a Policy Whereby Each Department is Expected to Generate Budgeted Revenues and Stay Within Budgeted Appropriations or Come Before the Board Prior to Or, In the Case of an Unanticipated Emergency, Immediately Following the Need to Overexpend Budgeted Appropriations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                   Contract with Humboldt Child Care Council to Conduct Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Services Under the State Department of Social Services CAPIT 1733 Grant for Fiscal Year 1997-99

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.


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

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

3.                   Resolution of Five-County Agreement to Prepare a Multi County Interim Conservation Plan for Anadromous Salmonid Fisheries (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 2, 1997.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Appoint Mr. James Steinberg as Public Defender

H.                  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.                   Mrs. Mintz was disappointed to hear that her property has an agricultural zoning. Mike O'Neil of Stafford Road said that there are no pre-warnings of slides.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Approval of Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP-26-96; File No. APN 205-351-18, Scotia; Pacific Lumber Company Applicant Eliza Barrett Romano Appellant

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold Planning Commission's Decision and deny the appeal.The permit operate consistent with the County noise standards in the adopted General Plan.

2.                   Appeal of Planning Director's Determination that a Coastal Development Permit is Required for a Drinking and Dining Establishment and the Director's Denial of a Zoning Clearance Certificate for Proposed Use of a Drinking and Dining Establishment RICHARD MILLER Applicant; Case No. IR-63-96; File No. AP 306-121-45F; King Salmon

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of September 23, 1997.

3.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Action on Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP-42-95; KENNETH D. BEEBE, Applicant File No. APN 214-131-10; Phillipsville Area; SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE Appellant

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Resolution Authorizing Submittal of the 1997 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Allocation Planning and Technical Grant Application for Orick's Pollution Control Study

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-97.

5.                   1997 CDBG Program--Annual Grantee Performance Report

RECOMMENDATION: Submit the Annual Grantee Performance Reports to the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

6.                   1997 CDBG Economic Development Allocation--California Community Economic Enterprise Fund Grant Application Microenterprise Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-98

J.                   PUBLIC HEARING 7:00 P.M.

1.                   Continued Public Hearing on the Proposed Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the public hearing to August 27, 1997.

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.)

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