9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Jim Sands of the First Christian Church in Eureka


1.                   Closed Session--City of Arcata et al v. Slater et al (Flight Service Station Closure)

RECOMMENDATION: No final action taken.

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.                   Extra-Help for Revenue Recovery Data Entry Operators (2)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for Carol Pryor and Kerstin Stretch.

Administrative Services

2.                   Resolution for Joining Association of Bay Area Governments Electric Power Purchasing Pool

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-106 and authorize Chair to sign Joint Powers Agreement and the Direct Access Electric Aggregation Agreement.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Appointment to the Status of Women Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Amber Marcia to represent the Third District.

4.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Richard G. Botzler to represent the Fifth District.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 9, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

6.                   Grants to Encourage Arrests-- Establishment of Positions and Reclassification of Victim Witness Program Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt class of Program Coordinator and allocate said position; adopt class of Training Coordinator and allocate said position; allocate Department Information Systems Analyst position; reallocate Victim-Witness Program Coordinator position to Program Coordinator; and delete class of Victim-Witness Program Coordinator.

Employment Training

7.                   Approval and Adoption of Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative Proposals

RECOMMENDATION: Forward proposals to State Community Economic Revitalization Team.


8.                   Training to Community Health Outreach Workers--Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Angelina Borbon.

Library Services

1.                   Supplemental Budget of $1,195 for the Purchase of Two FAX Machines, Two CD ROM Internal Drives and One Logitech Trackman Mouse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

9.                   Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment and Recovery Services Through June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract amendments with Humboldt Recovery Center, Humboldt Women for Shelter and Crossroads.

Planning & Building

2.                   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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2150.


3.                   Revised Budget for Drug Court and Issuing of Layoff Notices

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Personnel Dept. to issue layoff notices as of November 1, 1997 to affected staff in Probation Dept. Drug Court Program; authorize Personnel Dept. to rescind layoff notices should notification be received prior to November 1 that second-year federal grant funding is received for purpose of continuing Drug Court program; and approve revised budget of $63,502.

Public Works

4.                   Extra-Help Extensions for Eleven Laborers and One Parks Caretaker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions to 960 hours.

Social Services

5.                   Purchase of ISAWS Workstations for Family Support and St. Joseph's Hospital

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $13,690.

6.                   Transfer of $20,000 from Literacy Project Trust to South Jetty Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 30, 1997.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring California American Indian Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve proclamation for September 27, 1997.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).


3.                   Office of Criminal Justice Planning Grant Proposal for Marijuana Suppression Program for 1997-98; Second Year of Three-Year Funding Cycle

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Grant Award Face Sheet, the Certificate of Assurance of Compliance, and the Resolution for accepting the $250,000 grant.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Support amendments to 1998 Interior Appropriations Bill; and support Assembly 1571 (Ducheny) which will greatly assist with the clean-up and maintenance of the South Spit area.


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

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

3.                   Appointment of Third District Representative to the Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mark Wheetley.

4.                   Appointment of Fifth District Representative to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Donna Cobb.

5.                   Request from Jan Lundberg for Refund of Appeal Fee Regarding MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber Company's Asphalt Plant (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.


10:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Response to the 1996-97 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to Transmit response to Presiding Judge.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

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.                   Sara Senger said there is no health emergency at the South Spit and that the Department of Social Services has been referring homeless people there for a number of years.She added that there are 176 residents not 300 as reported.Nancy Dervin said that it would cost less than $20,000 a year to provide water and garbage to the South Jetty.She also said that grants applications are being blocked.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Planning Director's Determination that a Coastal Developmental 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: Uphold the Planning Director's determination and denial.

2.                   LOMIGLIO Minor Subdivision and Zone Reclassification; Westhaven Area; File No. 515-121-04; Case Nos. CDP 23-95, PMS 07-95, and ZR 05-95.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-107 and Ordinance No. 2151.

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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