9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Dr. Roger Carey of the Grace Baptist Church in Eureka


1.                   Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)--Norton et al v. County of Humboldt et al; Humboldt County Superior Court; Case No. DR9700317 (No Final Action)

2.                   Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No Final Action)

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 Services

1.                   Reimbursement to County Counsel for Telephones Traded in as it Upgrades to a New Digital Phone System

RECOMMENDATION: Reimburse $2,000 to Fund 1100-707-140.

2.                   Reimbursement to Planning Department for Telephones Traded in as it Upgrades to a New Digital Phone System

RECOMMENDATION: Reimburse $6,300 to Fund 1100-707-140.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Support to Governor Wilson Regarding SB 921 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter sent to Governor Wilson on September 12, 1997.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 16, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney--Family Support

5.                   Establishment of a Special Child Support Interest Bearing Trust Fund to be Used to Guarantee the Monthly Payment of Child Support

RECOMMENDATION: Establish trust fund in the amount of $3,588.

Employment Training

6.                   Allocation of a Departmental Information System Technician Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and supplemental budget of $25,690.

7.                   Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with 12 Local Agencies/Business

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for placement of information stations.


8.                   Collection, Transport & Disposal Services--Household Hazardous Waste Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Recycling Research & Development Inc.

9.                   HIV CARE Consortium Subcontracts for Fiscal Year 1997-98 Budget Unit 470

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Humboldt County HIV CARE Consortium Humboldt Home Health Services, Humboldt Open Door Clinic, North Country Clinic, North Coast AIDS Project and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

10.               HIV CARE Consortium Subcontracts for Fiscal Year 1997-98; Budget Unit 470

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Humboldt Home Health Services, North Coast AIDS Project, and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

11.               Amendment to WIC Contract with State for $2,300 in Additional Administration Funds for Relocation Costs Including Cabling for ISIS Program Automation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

12.               AIDS Drug Assistance Program Standard Agreement Through Sept. 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

13.               Contract for High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program and Revenue of $3,679

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

14.               Adoption of Perinatal Outreach and Education Budget and Allocation of Perinatal Outreach and Education Staff Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $99,961 budget; and allocate a Public Health Nurse position, a Health Education Specialist I/II Position (.80 FTE) and approve increase in Medical Office Assistant I/II position currently occupied by Aida Gonzalez-Miles from .50 FTE to .60FTE.

Mental Health

15.               Provision of Treatment and Education Services to Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Abuse Problems

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to agreements between the Departments of Mental Health and Public Health to adjust the funding for Fiscal Year 1997-98 due to decreased funding from the State.

16.               Purchase of Management Information System for Alcohol & Other Drugs Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with CMHC Systems, Inc. and approve transfer of $100,168 from Mental Health Contingencies.

Public Works

17.               Request for Appointment of a Senior Real Property Agent to Overlap with the Incumbent for a Period not to Exceed Three Months

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Ordinance Amending Section 422-8 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Speed Limits in Business or Residence Districts (Drake Hill Road)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set the ordinance for adoption at least one week away.

19.               Purchase of a Solinist Water Level Meter for $600 and a Digital Conductivity/Temperature/pH Tester in the Amount of $500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

20.               Agreement for Pasco Hangar and Air Charter Service at the Rohnerville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Charles Jones.


21.               Adoption of Two New Job Classes and the Allocation of Three Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt classes of Kitchen and Laundry Supervisor (allocate one) and Correctional Work Crew Leader (allocate two).

Social Services

22.               Transfer of $17,000 from Literacy Project Trust to South Jetty Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer through Contingencies.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1997 as Aids Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1997 as Buy Local Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Award Murray Road contract to Mercer Fraser Company, award Sprowel Creek Road contract to Jim E. Adams, and award Drake Hill Road project to Figas Construction.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

Employment Training

4.                   Appointment to the Private Industry Council--Community Based Organization

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Carl Ochsner to a two-year term.

Administrative Office--Supplemental Item

5.                   Status of Arcata-Eureka Airport Certification

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to prepare a report on the costs and options for providing an air flight service station at the County level.


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

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

3.                   Report from the Status of Women Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a); County of Humboldt v. Lundblade et al Case No. 94DR0080

RECOMMENDATION: Assign case to outside counsel.

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.                   Aldo Bongio, Chuck Frank and Louis DeMartin spoke (see attached for details).

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Planning & Building

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Action on VIC GUYNUP Conditional Use Permit No. CUP 21-75; File No. 313-081-38; Blue Lake Area; SLEEPLESS NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION (SNOR) Appellant

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to October 14, 1997.

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.)

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.