9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Neal Harris of the Fortuna United Methodist Church



1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1996 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Oct. 6-12, 1996 Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Volunteer Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Humboldt County Probation Department Statewide Probation Services Award

RECOMMENDATION: Acknowledge Probation Services Award received by the Humboldt County Probation Department.

D.                  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 Services

1.                   Resignation of Linda Nellist, Emergency Services Coordinator, Effective October 8, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation, approve her request to remain in OES as Administrative Analyst II; and appoint Larry Clark, Senior Administrative Analyst as OES Coordinator effective October 8, 1996.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Appointments to Serve on Board of California State Association of Counties (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Stan Dixon as Member and appoint Paul Kirk as Alternate Member.

3.                   Report Regarding County Parcels Suitable to Forest Management (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Humboldt County Forestry Review Committee for a report back to the Board.

4.                   Resolution on Retirement and Commendation for Community Contributions (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution honoring Dave Kaney.

Court Executive Office

5.                   Resolution to Allow Court Executive Officer to Pursue Automated Reporting of Criminal Statistics to State

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-81.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of September 3, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of September 24, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.


8.                   Use of Polling Places--Agreements and Contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign rental agreements for polling places for November 5, 1996 Election.


9.                   Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Medi-Cal Program Budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Medi-Cal Program Plan and direct Chair to sign Certification Statement.

10.               Increase in FTE Allocation of Public Health Pharmacist from .72 FTE to .80 FTE Effective Upon Approval

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase.


11.               Extension of Employment Eligibility List for Administrative Secretary Classification

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for one year or until a new list is established.

Planning and Building

12.               Request from Don Davenport for Refund of Application Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 15, 1996.

Public Works

13.               Acquisition of Real Property Adjacent to the Garberville Maintenance Station at a Price of $40,000

RECOMMENDATION: Publish notice of Intention and set date and time for consummation of purchase.


14.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Legal Office Assistant II M. Arnold Effective August 2, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase as if she had been promoted to Senior Legal Office Assistant.

Social Services

15.               Supplemental Budget for Community-Based Family Resource Program Grant in the Amount of $9,067

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

16.               Request to Increase the Amount of the Revolving Fund from $1,375 to $1,900

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and adopt Resolution No. 96-82.

17.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Mark Magladry Eligibility Worker III to Eligibility Supervisor Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase through December 20, 1996 while Supervisor is on period of absence.

18.               Interim Statewide Automated Welfare System Phase II Implementation--Memorandum of Understanding

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize John Frank to sign MOU with the Health and Welfare Agency Data Center.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN (None)

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 7 ($23,982.33) for Jail Phase II contract.

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

Information Services

3.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--System Support Technician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


4.                   Request for Expenditure of Citizens Option for Public Safety Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the total amount of $251,186.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

6.                   Amendment to Agreement with City Garbage Company for a New Rate Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to sign amendment upon approval as to form by County Counsel.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (no action required)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (no action required)

3.                   Status Report from Representatives of the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report.

4.                   Request that County, City of Eureka and Redwood Community Action Agency Share in Support of Funding and Overseeing a Full-Time Transitional Housing Coordinator Position (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to work with Eureka City Manager to develop position with funding taken from $100,000 earmarked for year-round transitional center.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No 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.                   Eda Bachrach said that AFSCME is happy to have a contract that the members feel empowered, that there is strength in unity and a strike is not scary to people anymore.See scanned attachment for more.

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.)

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.