9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Charles T. Smith, First United Methodist 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.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Agreement for Court-Appointed Special Advocate Services (CASA)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for a $75,000 General Fund contribution and direct that any subsequent year agreement be based on a specifically identified expense rather than contribution to offset overall operational costs.

2.                   Job Creation Investment Fund

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize CAO to apply for and receive planning funds from Trade and Commerce Agency to facilitate job creation activities. 2) Authorize staff to organize a task force to create a job plan. Direct representatives from Employment Training Social Services, and Economic Development to participate on task force. 3) Encourage a representative from Employment Development, local economic development representatives and community business people to be part of task force. 4) Adopt Resolution 97-109

3.                   Larabee Valley Telephone System--USDA Rural Development

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract documents with the USDA Rural Development establish a trust fund account, and authorize the Economic Development Coordinator to sign all cash disbursal and supplementary documents.

4.                   County Service Area No. 4 and Central Fire Dispatch Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Department of Forestry.

Employment Training

5.                   Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative (Option 9) Project Solicitations

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proposals into the Overall Economic Development Plan and forward proposals to the State Community Economic Revitalization Team.

6.                   Cost-Reimbursement Sub-Agreement with College of the Redwoods

RECOMMENDATION: Approve for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998.

7.                   Extra-Help Extension for Karen Denney, Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed a total of 960 hours).

8.                   Extra-Help Extension for Thomas Deffenderfer, Vocational Counselor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed a total of 960 hours).

9.                   Purchase of Equipment for Kiosks/Information Stations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of equipment at a cost of $4,700.

Library Services

10.               Donation of $24,500 from the Friends of the Redwood Libraries Which was Raised to Help Restore Open Hours in the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Accept donation and adopt supplemental budget to add open hours to outlets.

Mental Health

11.               Lease agreement for Children, Youth and Family Services Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a lease with Rosemarie Dinsmore for 1711 Third St., Eureka.

12.               Reallocation of Mental Health Clinician I/II to Senior Mental Health Clinician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

13.               Extra-Help Extensions to 960 Hours for Various Staff in Various Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 97-111.


14.               Supplemental Budget ($15,085) for Challenge Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

15.               Supplemental Budget ($65.711) for Drug Court Federal Block Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Health

16.               Purchase of HazCat Kit for Integrated Waste Management Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $2,650.

17.               Request to Increase Compensation for Jim Clark, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist Under Section 7 of the Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Purchase of Communications Equipment (Frame Relay) for Garberville Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase at a cost of $9,435.

19.               Grant of $8,500 for South Jetty Project to Fund Humanitarian Services

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation and send thank you letter.

20.               Establish Trust Fund for Donations Made to Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to establish a trust fund.

21.               Project LEAN Contract No. 97-10608 Through June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

22.               Supplemental Budget for Receipt and Expenditure of State Funding for Costs Related to Cleanup of the South Spit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in the amount of $170,000.

Public Works

23.               Budget Adjustment to Aviation Capital Projects, Fund 1490 for FY 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $6,941.

24.               Supplemental Budget to Reflect Change in Capital Projects Activity--FY 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,000.

25.               Storm Damage Repairs to Blue Slide Road at Post Mile 0.93, Project No. 971020

RECOMMENDATION: Accept a completed contract with John N. Petersen, Inc.

26.               Summary Vacation of Idlewood Lane; County Road Q020; Freshwater Lagoon

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-110.

27.               Easement Deeds for the Widening of the Sutter Road Right of Way

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deeds from William and Diane Cooke, Perry and Jewel Boyd, Mary D. Sutter and Ronald and Lorraine Sutter.

28.               Easement Deed for Public Road Purposes; Nursery Way, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deeds from Kent Bettendorf and Kathy Watson.

29.               Agreement with Shutt-Moen Associates ($95,200) for Engineering Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Arcata-Airport Emergency Safety Area Erosion Control, Project No. 911895; and adopt supplemental budget.

Revenue Recovery

30.               Request to Increase Revolving Fund to $300

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 97-111.


31.               Request for Supplemental Budget of $760 for the Purchase of Two Chairs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

32.               Request for Supplemental Budget of $45,090 for the Allocation of a Deputy Sheriff I/II Position and the Purchase of Fixed Assets

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

33.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($82,800) for the Allocation of Two Deputy Sheriff I/II Positions for an Expansion of the Sheriff's Community Policing Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Supplemental Item-- Administrative Services

34.               Ratification of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency and a Request to the Governor to Proclaim a State of Emergency for Oil Spill of Nov. 5, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-112.

Supplemental Item--Mental Health

35.               Lease for Partial Hospitalization (Adult Day Treatment) Modular Building

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease with Johnson's Trailer Rentals.


1.                   Resolution Commending Dennis Kalson for his Years of County Service (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring the Great American Smokeout (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for November 20, 1997.

3.                   Resolution Acknowledging the Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to sign Change Order 21 for $25,678 and 9 day time extension (Jail Phase II).Authorize Director of Public Works to sign Change Order 1 ($28,044.15) for Maple reek Road Project No. 971060.Authorize Director of Public Works to sign Change Order 1 ($16,929.45) for Murray Road Project No. 971090.

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

3.                   Workshop Meeting Between the Board of Supervisors ,the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team, and the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule November 13, 1997 meeting for December 8, 1997 at 9:00 a.m.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

Law Enforcement Cabinet

5.                   Contract with Griffin Grant Writing and Consulting Inc. for Grant Writing Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $75,000 contract, create trust fund, and direct that funds may be used only on approval of at least 2 department heads who are Law Enforcement Cabinet members.


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

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

3.                   Letter from the Citizens' Child Welfare Advisory Board (CCWAB) Regarding Their Role in the Future (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve draft letter of response.


9:30 a.m.--Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Fortuna Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to negotiate with the City of Fortuna to trade the Fortuna Court building for a new facility at their City Hall.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees--Conference with Labor Negotiator

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   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 Thursday, November 13, 1997 at 10:00 a.m.)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Pending Litigation Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a); Sherwood Forest Motel Inc. v. County of Humboldt; Humboldt County Superior Court; Case No. 95DR0343 (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (1 Case) (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 for speakers.

J.                   STUDY SESSION 1:45 P.M.

Study Session

1.                   Study Session on Timber Issues

RECOMMENDATION: Decide process for proceeding at a Board meeting on December 1997.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of October 1997

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of October 1997.

L.                   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.