9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend David Holmquist of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Eureka


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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Proclamation Declaring National Business Women's Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify proclamation.

2.                   Contract with Mr. John Murray for County Administrative Officer Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize execution of said contract.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 23, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

4.                   Budget Appropriation Transfer to Establish Branch Office of Conflict Counsel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $79,593.

County Counsel

5.                   Transfer of $6,000 to Pay for Office Moving Expenses for County Counsel Annex

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from the Contingency Fund.

District Attorney

6.                   Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program Application for Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Execute grant award face sheet in the amount of $90,000.


7.                   Rental Agreements for Polling Facilities for November 4, 1997 District Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute rental agreements.


8.                   Supplemental Budget ($15,000) for Project LEAN and Increase of Health Education Specialist I/II Position from .65 FTE to .80 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

9.                   Appointment of Lee Ann Sullivan, Executive Secretary at Step E

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request retroactive to October 10, 1997.

10.               Continued Costs of Relocating People from South Spit to Safe, Healthy Housing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer $4,461 from the Contingency Fund.

Library Services

11.               Contract to Provide a Families for Literacy Program

RECOMMENDATION: Pulled until further notice.


12.               Transfer of $3,200 to Compensate the Uniformed Personnel of the Current Marshal's Office in Accordance with Article 14, Section B2 of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the County and Humboldt Deputy Sheriff's Organization--Unit 6

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Mental Health

13.               Compensation for Crisis Specialist Sean Egan as if He had been Promoted to the Class of Crisis Team Supervisor and Continuing Until the Crisis Team Supervisor Returns to Her Position Full-Time; and Increase in Crisis Specialist Position Currently Occupied by Sean Egan from .80 FTE to 1.0 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

14.               Appointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Appointment Brenda Lightfoote-Young M.D. and grant her requested clinical privileges as she has successfully completed the credentialing/monitoring process; and reappoint Mohammed Khan M.D. reaffirming his requested clinical privileges.

15.               Increase in Compensation for Mental Health Clinician II Mary Ellen Volmer and Continuing Until Such Time as a Classification Survey of Mrs. Volmer's Position is Completed by the Personnel Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


16.               Contract with Northcoast Claims for Medical Plan Claims Payment

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.


17.               Compensation for Senior Probation Officer Tim Clohessy as if He had Been Promoted to the Class of Supervising Probation Officer and Continuing Until Supervising Probation Officer Returns to Work

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

18.               Extra-Help Extension for Larry Harvey, Assistant Engineer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

19.               Amendment to Right-of-Entry Agreement for the Leonardo Levee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to agreement with Katherine E. Redding.

20.               Bear Canyon/Bear Gulch Bridges Design Contract Amendment Project Nos. 940129 and 940156

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to contract Winzler and Kelly/Quincy Engineers to increase the compensation for Phase I by an amount not to exceed $20,000 to allow completion of additional geotechnical engineering services.


21.               Request to Disallocate Sheriff's Captain Position I Effection December 13, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

22.               Revision of Existing Job Classification for Evidence Technician and Property/Evidence Technician I/II; and Allocation of New Positions of Training Coordinator and Senior Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

23.               Implementation, Testing, Maintenance and Training--Jail Photo Imaging System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $13,560 for said project.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring November 1997 as Senior Safety Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Planning and Building

1.                   Zabel Plan Amendment Petition; Willow Creek Area; File No. 522-181-01; Case No. GPA 02-96

RECOMMENDATION: Find that base information or physical conditions have changed and allow the applicant to make application for the requested Plan Amendment and associated Zone Reclassification conditioned upon the applicant paying all actual costs.

Public Works

2.                   Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director of Public Works to sign Change Order 3 ($15,804.23) for Arcata-Eureka Airport Improvement Project No. 911851; and authorize the Acting CAO to sign Change Order 19 to the contract with Mark Diversified, Inc., Jail Phase II contractor.

3.                   Standing Item--Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

4.                   Gravel Extraction Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Hold study session on Nov. 13, 1997 and schedule final action for Dec. 2, 1997.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation--Letter to Frank Riggs, House of Representatives

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter pertaining regarding legislation to reopen the Air Flight Service Station.

6.                   Coroner's Office (continued from the meeting of October 14, 1997)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the CAO to complete arrangements to hire Mr. Glenn Sipma to provide oversight for the Coroner's Office until long-term arrangements are made.


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

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


10:30 a.m.--Public Works

1.                   Arcata Airport (ACV)--Contract Tower/Flight Service Station Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the submitted Board letter.

11:00 a.m.--Community Assistance Unit

2.                   Permit Fee Appeal of Pam Brock dba BroDoFed Sanctuary


H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6--Reviewing County's Position and Instructing Its Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees--Conference with Labor Negotiator (No Final Action Taken)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (The Board voted 5-0 to ratify a settlement agreement in the matter of Bramlett et al v. Wanner & Swasey et al rather than pursue the matter independently.)

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5--Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Long-Term Public Works Director (No final action taken.)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(a); CIFAC et al v. Humboldt County et al; Humboldt Co. Case No. DR 9700193 (No final action taken.)

6.                   Supplemental Agenda Item-- Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); City of Arcata et al, Petitioners v. Ronald E. Later et al Respondents (No final action taken.)

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

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

Planning and Building

1.                   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: Open public hearing and continue same to the meeting of December 2, 1997.

2.                   Appeal of Planning Commission Approval of Surface Mining Conditional Use Permit, Reclamation Plan; and Certification of Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for Van Duzen River Ranch; File No. APN 204-041-19; Case No. SMP 03-94 CUP 19-94, RP-03-94; JACK & MARY NOBLE, Applicants; BRYAN FURMAN et al, Appellants

RECOMMENDATION: Allow extraction of up to 40,000 cubic yards annually.

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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