9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silence


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.                   Proposition 218--Elections Affecting Property Owned by Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to not vote on Proposition 218 elections as long as the County is treated equal to other parties.

2.                   Operation of Tourist Information Booth in Garberville During Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce.

3.                   Accelerated Step Increase for Karen Suiker, Provisional Assistant County Administrative Officer to Step E Retroactive to November 2, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve accelerated step increase.

Administrative Services

4.                   Supplemental Budget of $8,000 for Radio Repeater Evaluation and Design

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


5.                   Transfer of $436 to Pay Special District Benefit Assessments

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from the Reserve for Contingencies.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Court-Appointed Special Advocates Application for Funding (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-114 supporting application for funding.

7.                   Request from Human Rights Commission for Permission to Solicit Funds for the Purpose of Carrying out Their Duties (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Request for County to Conduct Ferndale's April 1998 Election (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Building Maintenance

9.                   Extra-Help Extension for Glenn Amos, Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Cooperative Extension

10.               Supplemental Budget of $1,924 for Watershed Specialist at Del Norte Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Employment Training

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

RECOMMENDATION: Forward proposals to State Community Economic Revitalization Team.

Information Systems

12.               Adoption of Information Systems Policy Document and Information Systems Appropriate Use Policy Form

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy document and policy form.

Library Services

13.               Correction to Full-Time Equivalents Adopted in 11/12/97 Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Increase Library Assistant I/II position held by Sean Aragon to .62 FTE and increase Library Assistant I/II position held by Margaret Taylor to .72 FTE.

Mental Health

14.               Small County Bed Pool--State Hospital Bed Resources Joint Powers Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign agreement.

15.               Agreement with American Star Private Security for Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

16.               Agreement for Registered Dietician Consultant Services for Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


17.               Agreement with Mr. John Murray for County Administrative Officer Service

RECOMMENDATION: Amend current agreement to correct clerical error on the salary.

18.               Revised Class Description for Public Works Director

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the revised class description.

Planning Building

19.               Refund of Application Fees to James Lowry in the Amount of $157.67

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund of application fees.

20.               Miller Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide

RECOMMENDATION: Approve for File No. 316-064-08 Case No. LLA 37-95; Willow Creek.

21.               Lambley Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 16, 1997.


22.               Reallocation of Probation Officer I/II, Position No. 9 Currently Held by A. Circe

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reallocation (position deleted in error).

23.               Implementation Plan and Supplemental Budget for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families;Allocation of Three Probation Officer I/II Positions ($57,903)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Challenge Grant Planning Council to serve as Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.

Public Health

24.               Contract Amendment with General Hospital for Operation of Indigent Dental Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

25.               New Revenue Accounts and a Budget Adjustment for HIV Alternate Test Site

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests ($33,338).

26.               Lead Poisoning Prevention Contract Through June 30, 1998

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

27.               Adolescent Family Life Program Contract Through June 30, 1998

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

28.               Reversal of Approval on Agenda Item C-10 from October 14, 1997 and Personnel Allocation Changes for Project LEAN--Public Health Nutritionist Position

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate position held by Judy Sheldon at .55 FTE retroactive to June 15, 1997.

29.               Amendments to Contract and Memorandum of Understanding for AIDS Information and Education Program for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments.

30.               Request for Allocation of Fiscal Assistant I/II Position in Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, purchase of fixed assets and supplemental budget.

31.               Establishment of Revenue Accounts and Budget Adjustment for Budget Unit 422

RECOMMENDATION: Establishment accounts for Mental Health Rx Personnel and Mental Health Pharmaceuticals ($63,025).

32.               Establishment of Overtime Line Item for Alternative Response Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

33.               Renewal of Ambulance Permits

RECOMMENDATION: Renew permits for Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Service, Hupa Health Association, City Ambulance of Eureka, Fortuna/Garberville Rescue Service, and Southern Trinity Health Services.

Public Works

34.               Purchase of Used Caterpillar Model 416-B Backhoe/Loader ($48,262.50)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

35.               Purchase of Computer with Related Software and a 12-Part Hub ($3,200)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

36.               Amendment to the Concession Agreement with Redding Aero Enterprise, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

37.               Shadowbrook Subdivision APN 309-291-06; Loleta Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

38.               Dwelley/Frazier Subdivision APN 212-171-83; Miranda Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

39.               Knox Subdivision APN 510-181-15; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

40.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Project No. 971087

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Haberstock Construction.

41.               Motor Pool Garage South Wall Reconstruction

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to prepare the plans and specifications, advertise for bids and award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder.

42.               Storm Damage Repairs to Sprowel Creek Road, Project 971120

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Jim E. Adams Construction.

43.               Memorandum of Agreement Pertaining to Coho Salmon Listing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Del Norte, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties.

44.               Approval to Adjust Appropriations for Probation Regional Facility to Agree with Available Revenue and Reclassification of the Courthouse Seismic Retrofit Project to Fund 1420, Courthouse Construction

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval.


45.               Supplemental Budget ($18,495) for Purchase of New Phone System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

46.               Acceptance of Seized and Legally-Forfeited Vehicle for Insurance Purposes Only

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

47.               License Agreement with City of Eureka--Use of Property for Senior Wood Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign month-to-month license agreement.

Social Services

48.               Agreement for Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Dept. of Social Services ($53,376).

49.               Increase in Department of Social Services Revolving Fund to $2,800

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-115.


1.                   Resolution of Appreciation for Delores Parrish (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Declaring December 1997 as Human Rights Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 16, 1997.


9:15 a.m.--Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Contract with Peterson Consulting Inc. for Legislative Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract and adopt a Resolution of Commendation.

9:30 a.m.--Social Services

2.                   Rules and Regulations Governing General Relief Program in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-116 superseding Resolution No. 97-86.

10:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Timber Issues

RECOMMENDATION: Indicate that Timber Harvesting (except in combining "Q" zones such as lower Redway) fall under the auspices of State agencies and residents need to take their concerns to them.Authorize Supervisors Neely and Woolley to draft a letter to the Calif. Department of Forestry and the State Board of Forestry in response to this Board of Supervisors' study sessions held on timber issues in 1997.Said draft letter shall be placed on a future agenda for full consideration by this Board.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Social Services

3.                   Declaration of Pending Emergency Shelter Crisis

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for operation of a winter shelter.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

4.                   Investment Policy for the Treasurer of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve policy.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

6.                   The Position of Coroner

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that the Coroner-Public Administrator shall remain an elected position.


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

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 (if needed)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation; (Government Code Section 54956.9[a]). City of Arcata et al, Petitioner v. Ronald B. Slater et al, Respondent. Case No. 97-71015, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th District (Continue to December 10, 1997)

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 list of speakers and topics.

J.                   SPECIAL PRESENTATION--1:45 P.M.

1.                   Address by the Honorable Frank Riggs, House of Representatives

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation on recent federal legislation affecting Humboldt County.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Application to Amend the Humboldt County Coastal Zoning Ordinance and Southcoast Area Plan to Allow Vacation Home Rentals in Residential Single Family and Mixed Residential Zones in Shelter Cove; LINDA FRANKLIN et al, Applicants; File No. 108-102-03, Case Nos. 04-01-95 and ZR 03-95

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 97-117 and 97-118 and adopt Ordinance Nos. 2153 and 2154.

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.)

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