9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Alan Hubbard of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Ferndale


1.                   Letter to Pacific Lumber Company Requesting a Moratorium on Salvage Logging in Headwaters Forest While Habitat Conservation Plan is Completed (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Defer action until Ministerial Association has met on this issue.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1996 as Buy Local Month in Humboldt County (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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 Office (CAO)

1.                   New Fee Schedule for the Clerk-Recorder's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 1:45 p.m.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of August 27, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

3.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of October 1, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

4.                   Amendment to Contract with California Forensic Medical Group Inc. for Provision of Jail Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment holding CFMG harmless for any liability arising from the administration of polygraphs to CFMG employees or prospective employees.

Employment Training

5.                   Contract with EUREKA the California Career Information System Through September 30, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

6.                   Agreement to Provide Basic Skills Instruction in Reading, Math, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language to GAIN-Eligible JTPA Participants

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the California Department of Education.


7.                   Request to Establish Overtime Line Item in MCH/High Risk Infant Project in the Amount of $25

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Information Services

8.                   Contract to Provide Unlimited Access to the Internet for the Entire County Network

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with NETCOM On-Line Communication Services ($600/month).

Mental Health

9.                   Extra-Help Extensions for David Halonski and Andrea Patt-McElroy, Psychiatric Nurses; Michaele Keagy, Administrative Secretary; Maria Levy, Mental Health Worker; and Grace O'Callaghan (Medical Office Assistant)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

Planning and Building

10.               Request from Don Davenport for Refund of Planning Application Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Board Clerk to notify applicant that fees have been expended and no refund is due pursuant to the provisions of Board Order No. 24 from the meeting of December 18, 1984.

Public Works

11.               Amendment to Lease with Kneeland Elementary School for Road Equipment Storage at $600 Per Year

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment extending lease annually but not beyond August 30, 2001.

12.               Summary Vacation of a Portion of Greenwood Street; Santa Clara Tract; Myrtletown Area of Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve summary vacation by adopting Resolution No. 96-83.

13.               Contract for Storm Damage Repairs to Crosby Road, Williams Creek Road and Poole Road

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to R. Brown Construction and authorize Chair to sign project agreement.

14.               Storm Damage Repairs to Dows Prairie Road; Project 608123

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Figas Construction General Contractor.


15.               Extra-Help Extension for Martha Jansen Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

16.               Extra-Help Extension for Scott Roberts Correctional Cook

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

17.               Supplemental Budget with Offsetting Revenue for Purchase of an Aluminum Stack Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $8,900 (from forfeiture funds).

Superior Court

18.               Purchase of Various Types of Computer Equipment and Carpet

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 22, 1996.


9:05 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Response to the 1995-96 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 22, 1996.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge, and Airport Projects (None)

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointments to the Agricultural Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of October 22, 1996.


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 (Litigation No Action Taken)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. (None)

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.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Approval of a Conditional Use Permit for Redwood Empire Little League Association for a Youth Sports Recreation Facility; Case No. CUP 22-95; File No. AP 17-072-02; Cutten Area; Linda Hervey, Appellant

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the Planning Commission's action and deny the appeal.

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.)

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.