9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Thomas Slater of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Eureka


1.                   Alta Gault Subdivision; APN 529-171-30, Orleans Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

2.                   Lot Line Adjustment and Minor Subdivision; Virginia Tutcher, Trinidad

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to January 6, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

3.                   Tip Top RV Sales--Possible Revocation of Coastal Development Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule and notice a public hearing.

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.                   Phillipsville Water Association--Resolution of Public Necessity for Condemnation

RECOMMENDATION: Revoke Resolution No. 94-67 because the factual recitations upon which the resolution was based have been called into question.

2.                   Resolution Ordering the Reorganization of the Eureka Elementary School District and the Eureka High School District into the Eureka Unified School District

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-119.

3.                   Agreement with the Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Fiscal Year 1997-98 for $37,500.

4.                   Agreement with the Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Film Commission for $8,000.

5.                   Allocation of $4,000 from Sale of the Indomitable Fish Sculpture to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission and the Remaining $1,501.99 to General Fund Contingency

RECOMMENDATION: CAO to report back in 1998 with additional options for funds disbursement.

6.                   Extra-Help Extension for Gloria Fanucchi, Fiscal Assistant I in Revenue Recovery

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 960 hours.

7.                   Administrative Services to Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency.

8.                   Change Order 22 to Contract with Mark Diversified Inc. for Jail Phase II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order to allow a reduction in the contractor's retention from 10% to 5%.

Administrative Services

9.                   Supplemental Budget ($4,882) for Public Works Telephone Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Consent of Assignment of the Cable Television Franchise for Orick and Willow Creek from Premiere Cable to Blackstone Media

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Consent to Assignment.

11.               Appointments to Special District Governing Boards

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Robert Hughes and Holly Hosterman to the North Humboldt Recreation and Park District Board and appoint John Stratford to the Palmer Creek Community Services District.

Board of Supervisors

12.               Resolutions Commending Tom Smith and Joan Ormond for Their Years of Service with the Probation Department (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolutions.

Clerk of the Board

13.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 2, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

14.               Increase in Compensation for Carolyn Ruth, Deputy Public Defender I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an increase to Step C of Salary Range 302.

Coroner-Public Administrator

15.               Request to Establish a New Trust Account to Create a System for Keeping Track of Moneys Expended and Received for Training Coroner Personnel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

16.               Contract to Provide a Families for Literacy Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project.

Mental Health

17.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Various Mental Health Staff Members

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an extension for four employees.

18.               Agreement for Residential Services for Up to Forty-Four Mentally Ill Clients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facility.

19.               Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)--Mental Health Services to School Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Humboldt County Office of Education, Trinidad Union School District, Freshwater School District, Big Lagoon Union School District, Jacoby Creek School District and Fortune Union High School District.

20.               Reallocation of Secretary Position (40 Hour) to Senior Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


21.               Resolution to Allow Appointing Authorities to Work Temporary Employees Up to 960 Hours in one Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 97-120.

Planning and Building

22.               Extra-Help Extensions for Various Planning and Building Staff Members

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an extension for three employees.

23.               Lambley Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan; Garberville Area; File No. 222-154-01; Case No. LLA 01-97

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of Tuesday, January 6, 1998.

Public Health

24.               Supplemental Budget of $4,495 for California Children's Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

25.               Grant from the State Department of Health Services Tuberculosis Control Branch

RECOMMENDATION: Accept an additional grant of $3,960.

26.               Request to Establish Revenue Account in the Health Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Establish revenue account for $291,684.

27.               Allocation of Departmental Information Systems Technician Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation at a cost of $27,109.15.

Public Works

28.               Manzanita Subdivision for Gerald Pavlich; Phase APN 17-061-02, Cutten Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

29.               Murray Field Airport Improvement Project AIP 3-06-0072-03 and 04, Project 911300

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order 3 ($79,445.65).

30.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs to Murray Road Project No. 971090

RECOMMENDATION: Accept a completed contract with Mercer Fraser Company.

31.               Camino Way Subdivision for JLF Construction; APN 511-421-06; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

32.               Scheduling of a Public Hearing on January 6, 1998 for the Airport Land Use Commission to Consider the Adoption of an Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Arcata-Eureka Airport Establishing Procedures and Policies for Off-Airport Land Use

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on January 6, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

33.               Supplemental Budget of $4,600 for the Aviation Division--Purchase of Safety Railing and Stairs on the Above-Ground Fuel Tank at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

34.               Change Order No. 2 ($11,443.39) Supplemental No. 1 and Change Order No. 3 ($20,000) for Blue Slide Road, Project No. 971022

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders, which will provide funds for extra work required to construct a roadbed surface suitable for local traffic during the winter while the contract is under suspension.

Social Services

35.               Allocation of Social Worker Supervisor II Position to Oversee Winter Shelter, General Relief Social Services, Work Crew Leaders, Cal-Learn, and Minor Parent Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

36.               Application for a Three-Year Employment Readiness Demonstration Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application to the California Department of Social Services.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  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)

Administrative Services

3.                   Additional Space for CalWorks and Adult Services--Social Services Department

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease with PWM Inc.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Taken)

5.                   1997-98 Budget Monitoring

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


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

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

3.                   Election of 1998 Board of Supervisors Chair and Vice Chair

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Paul Kirk and Chair and Supervisor Stan Dixon as Vice Chair.


9:15 a.m. Social Services

1.                   Humboldt County California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) Plan (to Be Submitted to the California State Dept. of Social Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Plan (implementation to begin 01/02/98).

10:00 a.m. Risk Management

2.                   Approval of Participation in the California State Association of Counties' Excess Insurance Authority's Primary Workers' Compensation Program Effective Dec. 31, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Understanding and direct staff to authorize payment based on the Board's decision on how to finance the program.

11:00 a.m. Public Works

3.                   Five-County Group Work Plan and State Resources Agency Support Fund for Interim Conservation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve work plan and budget and accept $105,000 funding support from the State Resources Agency to support the implementation of the work plan.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for 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 Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Civil Liberties Monitoring Project v. Humboldt County et al, Case No. CP9700731

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Save the Redwoods League v. the Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, Case No. CP970078 (Continue to January 6, 1998)

6.                   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 (No Final Action Taken)

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel (Anticipated Litigation); Government Code Section 54956.9(b); Significant Exposure to Litigation (one 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.                   Bob Martel submitted a handout pertaining to a soil conservation ordinance.Jan Kraepelien summarized his requests as a result of the recent Board of Supervisors study session on timber issues.Charles Day said the Planning Department's personnel does not need to be increased but the existing staff needs to be properly trained.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Update of the County Schedule of Fees for the Planning and Building Department

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to the meeting of January 6, 1998.

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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