9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Rev. Andrew Broese Van Groenou, Myrtle Avenue Baptist Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (See Closed Session)

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.                   Request to Authorize the Economic Development Coordinator to Apply for Several Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative Grant Proposals

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Regional Economic Development Administration District Planning (a.k.a. Regional Planning Consortium)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update on Consortium via submitted overview of last meeting.

3.                   Administration of Public Works Department

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Don Raffaelli as Interim Director of Public Works and as Director of Transportation at $5,775 monthly; appoint Peter Rei to Acting County Surveyor with 10 salary range increase; and direct that if Mr. Raffaelli's employment is terminated during this interim appointment that Mr. Raffaelli's payoff of accumulated time is made as though he were occupying the position of Deputy Director of Public Works at time of termination.

Administrative Services

4.                   Amendment to Lease with Ferndale Veterans Adding the Vietnam Veterans to the Hall Management Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute amendment.

Building Maintenance

5.                   Extra-Help Extension for Michael Cain, Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 21, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Office

7.                   Reallocation of a Departmental Information Systems Analyst Position and a Departmental Information Systems Technician Position to Departmental Information Systems Technician (40 Hours)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


8.                   Domestic Violence Prevention Program for Fiscal Years 1997-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services and approve subcontracts with Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, Humboldt Women for Shelter and the North Coast Rape Crisis Team.

9.                   Supplemental Budget ($13,758) for AIDS Education and Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for the receipt of funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10.               Grant Award of $12,000 from Humboldt Area Foundation for the South Jetty Project to Fund the Salaries of Two Health Workers fro Four Months

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign an award letter.


11.               Supplemental Budget ($4,048) for Computer System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

12.               Request to Disallocate a Mental Health Clinician I/II Position and to Allocate Two .50 FTE Mental Health Clinician I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


13.               Extra-Help Extensions for B. Hart, K. Wallace, D. Besmears and Tracie Carrasco

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions to 960 hours.

14.               Purchase of a Wilson Jones 180 Shredder at a Cost of $600

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Public Guardian-Public Conservator

15.               Reallocation of Senior Fiscal Assistant Position from 37 1/2 Hours to 40 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Public Works

16.               Construction of Box Culvert at Mill Creek on Bartow Road; Project No. 260550

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Wahlund Construction Inc.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($2,540) for Water Management Budget Unit 251

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget to use revenue generated from three Redwood trees logged by Sierra Pacific Industries.

18.               Central Avenue Signal Upgrade; Project 960010

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Smith Electric Construction.

19.               Arcata Airport Certification Manual (Including the Incorporated Manual of Emergency Procedures)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

20.               Transportation Development Act Claim for $1,516,647

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign claim.

21.               Avigation Easement for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement from R. and V. Markin and S. and Y. Lillehaug.


22.               Extra-Help Extensions for Donald Walsh, Microfilm Technician and Angela Gosselin Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions to 960 hours.


23.               Supplemental Budget ($36,000) for Purchase of 75 Body Armor Vests

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

24.               Contract to Provide State-Mandated Correctional Officer Training

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the College of the Redwoods.

Social Services

25.               Supplemental Budget ($64,989) for Family Preservation & Support Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

26.               Supplemental Budget ($19,741) for Specialized Care and Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

27.               Amendment to Humboldt Child Care Council Contract--GAIN Child Care Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in contract by $3,138 for Fiscal Year 1997-98.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring November 9-15 1997 as Veterans Appreciation Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000-Jail/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Contract Change Order No. 1 ($40,000) for Blue Slide Road, Project No. 600160 and 600315 and Contract Change Order No. 2 ($35,000) for Blue Slide Road, Project No. 971022.

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


3.                   Update on Fiscal Years' 1995 and 1996 Reconciliation of Regulatory Expenditures at the Cummings Road Landfill and Humboldt Transfer Station

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report, and provide Board with projections of regulatory fund balances for Oct. 1, 1998 when County's contract with City Garbage Co. terminates.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

Social Services

5.                   Trends Report for the Period Ending September 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report and hold CalWorks study session on December 2, 1997.

Public Defender

6.                   Transfer of $96,051 Through Contingency Fund for Allocation of Positions to Perform Constitutionally Mandated Functions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer, allocate a Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV position, and disallocate the Assistant Public Defender position.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

G.                 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 the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (Continued to November 12, 1997)

3.                   Report on Pending Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No Cases)

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation; Roger Smith dba RESCO Construction v. Counties of Humboldt et al; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. 969DR0188 (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation; Fox v. State of California et al. Case No. BC166832; Superior Court, County of Los Angeles (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); City of Arcata et al, Petitioners v. Ronald E. Slater et al, Respondents (Continued to November 12, 1997)

7.                   Government Section 54956.9(a); Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation in the Matter of the Application of Inmates of the Humboldt County Jail; Humboldt County Superior Court Case Nos. 81205/81241/81245 (No Final Action Taken)

8.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation or Formally Initiated Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9); Case Name Alleged to be Headwaters Forest Defense et al v. County of Humboldt et al (Continued to November 5, 1997 at 2:30 p.m.)

9.                   OFF AGENDA Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); North Coast Journal Inc et al v. County of Humboldt et al, Humboldt County Case No. DR9700149 (Continued to November 5, 1997 at 2:30 p.m.)

10.               OFF AGENDA Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Sam Stanson v. Humboldt County Board of Equalization, County of Humboldt, and Does 1-10; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. 9700822 (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   See attachment

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning & Building

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Action not to Approve Subdivision Application No. PMS 36-94; AP No. 205-231-35; GARY and PATRICIA PETERSON, Applicant; Scotia

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Alternative 2, approving the project for a three parcel subdivision.

2.                   Appeal by Trueman Vroman of Planning Commission's Determination That There are 17 Separate Legal Parcels within AP No. 308-271-08 et al.The Applicant has Requested Recognition of 31 Separate Legal Parcels Within This Area; Case Nos. DS-02-95; LLA-14-95 Loleta

RECOMMENDATION: Pull from the agenda (appeal withdrawn by Trueman Vroman).

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.)

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