9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Reverend Gary Durbin of the Ridgewood Heights Baptist Church of Eureka



1.                   Proclamation Declaring November 11-15, 1996 as Veterans Appreciation Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring November 1996 as National Hospice Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1996 as Decorative Painting Month (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for KHUM Radio (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $1,930 for the Purchase of Computer Upgrade Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution of Commendation to Michael K. Stickles on Retirement from the California Highway Patrol (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

3.                   Appointments to the Citizens Child Welfare Advisory Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Lucius Angell as Native American representative.

4.                   State Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault Victim Services and Prevention Program (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support for Heather Adragna's appointment to said committee.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of October 15, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

6.                   Amendment to Conflict of Interest Code Adopted by Board of Directors for McKinleyville CSD

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify amendment adopted by the Services District Board on June 12, 1996.

7.                   Reappointments to the Fortuna Cemetery District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Shirley Bartow and Bob Gillenwater to four-year terms.

Court Executive Office

8.                   Courts Audit Report from David L. Moonie and Company

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of November 5, 1996.

Employment Training

9.                   Contract to Provide Classroom Training Instruction to JTPA-Eligible Residents of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the College of the Redwoods.

10.               Extra-Help Extension for Fran Davis Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.

11.               CISCO 1004 ISDN Router, OSDN Terminal Adapter, ISDN Circuit Installation and Surge Protector

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of listed equipment in the amount of $2,800.

Environmental Health

12.               Increase in Compensation for Harry Nethery Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase to Nov. 16, 1996 while Environmental Health Director is out of the country.


13.               Approval of 1996-97 Revised Budget for Budget Unit 420 for Maternal and Child Health Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approval supplemental budget of $58,594.

14.               Contract with Northcoast Children's Services for Child Passenger Restraint Low Cost Purchase Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and approve supplemental budget in the amount of $4,500.

Mental Health

15.               Agreement with Laurin Berta for Registered Dietitian Consultant Services for Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

16.               Agreement with Jerryl Lynn Rubin M.D., Irv Tessler M.D., and Michael Burleson M.D.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements for psychiatric, physical examinations and non-emergency medical treatment services.

17.               Agreement with Living Works Education Inc. for Suicide Intervention Training

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

18.               Memoranda of Understanding for Mental Health Outreach Services to Various Community Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOUs with:Office of Education, Trinidad School District, McKinleyville School District, Freshwater School District, Big Lagoon School District, Jacoby Creek School District and Blue Lake School District.


19.               Ratification of 1996-98 MOU with the Humboldt Deputy Sheriff Organization (Unit 6, Non-Management)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-84 approving the MOU and authorize Chair to sign same.

20.               Extension of Employment Eligibility List for Vocational Counselor I

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

Planning and Building

21.               Supplemental Budget for Funding for Reimbursement of Reviewing Geologists

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize increase of Professional Services Expense Account allocation by $12,000 and authorize an increase of the Geologist Reimbursement Revenue Account allocation by $12,000.


22.               Extra-Help Extension for Kevin Harder, Josh Ludtke and Scott Dutton--Juvenile Hall staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

Public Works

23.               Carroll/Thompson Subdivision APN 511-052-13 McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision as complete and accept subdivision map for recordation.

24.               Purchase of Steel Drum Vibratory Rollers (3) from Barnes Equipment Company at a Cost of $113,983.16

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

25.               Agreement with Westair (United Express) for Air Carrier Service at Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

26.               License Agreement with Carmen C. Gill for Stockpiling Rock and Fill Material on Mattole Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

27.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road--Project No. 940025

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with John N. Peterson Inc. General Contractor.

28.               Agreement with Pacific Lumber Company for Use of Larabee Winter Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

29.               Silkwood Subdivision; APN 510-291-53 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision as complete and accept subdivision map for recordation.


30.               Request for Purchase and Installation of Transfer Switch at Russell Lane in the Amount of $700

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with payment coming from asset forfeiture funds.

31.               Request for Purchase of a Mobile Cabinet System in the Amount of $6,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with payment coming from asset forfeiture funds.

32.               Request for Purchase of a FAX Machine in the Amount of $1,300 for the Marijuana Eradication Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with payment coming from asset forfeiture funds.

33.               Purchase of 2 Marine Mini Class B Rescue Beacons and Commercial LCD GPS/Plotter with Accessories

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $1,800 from State Dept. of Boating and Waterways funds.

34.               Temporary Pay Increase for Legal Office Assistants Jan Quigley and Gina Walden as if They had been Promoted to the Class of Emergency Communications Dispatcher for Hours Worked Out of Class Effective Sept. 27, 1996 and Continuing Until the Vacant Emergency Communications Dispatcher Positions Can Be Filled

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary pay increase.

Social Services

35.               Supplemental Budget of $19,828 for Specialized Care Incentives and Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for receipt of funding from the State Dept. of Social Services.


9:15 a.m. Employment Training

1.                   Presentation of Summer Youth Employment Training Program (SYETP) Video

RECOMMENDATION: View From Couch Potatoes to Growing Tomatoes written, directed and produced by SYETP.

9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution of Opposition for Proposition 218--The Right to Vote on Taxes Act (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken.

10:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) Progress Report

RECOMMENDATION: Hear progress report and consider continued support for the Team.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Proposition 209 The California Civil Rights Initiative (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Take position in opposition to Proposition 209 by adopting Resolution No. 96-85.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

5.                   Winter Emergency Shelter (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive information and take appropriate action.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works (if required).

2.                   Standing Agenda Item for Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

Court Executive Office

4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Court Clerk I/II Position No. 009

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


5.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Deputy Marshal I/II Position No. 6

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


6.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Sheriff's Lieutenant Position No. 005

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Social Services

7.                   Report on Impact of Federal Welfare Reform on Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of November 5, 1996.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports (if required).

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports (if required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Appointed Linda Hartman as Mental Health Director)

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.                   John DeLodder gave his views on drug problems in Humboldt County and ways for the Board to address the problems.

J.                   PUBLIC WORKS

Public Works

1.                   Acquisition of Real Property Adjacent to the Garberville Maintenance Station (Bushnell Property)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Grant Deed and sign Boundary Agreement and Conveyance and Acquisition Agreement.


Administrative Services

1.                   Construction Contract and Lease Agreement for Courthouse Tower and Communications Room

RECOMMENDATION: Accept bid from Cal-North Cellular in the amount of $102 per month.

L.                   PUBLIC HEARING

1.                   Amendment to Fees Ordinance No. 2120 for New and Updated Fees for the Clerk-Recorder's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new and updated fees by adopting Ordinance No. 2131 on November 5, 1996.

M.                 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.