9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Andy Preston of the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Eureka



1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1996 as AIDS Awareness 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Commending Mary Eckenrode Larson on Her 80th Birthday and Her Services to Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Resignations of Jon Sapper and Jan Ostridge from the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignations, post vacancies and sign letters of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of September 10, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

Court Executive Office

4.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Clerk of the Court, Budget Unit 216; Position No. 002

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

5.                   Temporary Pay Increase for Jay Gerstein, Court Clerk II, Filled on a Permanent Basis

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay increase to the class of Clerk of the Court effective September 9, 1996.

Employment Training

6.                   Extra-Help Extension--Daniel Wilson Educational Lab Instructor

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension.


7.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Environmental Health Specialist I/II Position in Budget Unit 406

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

8.                   Application to Receive State Funding for Costs Related to Operation and Expansion of Humboldt County's Household Hazardous Waste Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 96-75 supporting application for grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

9.                   Contract Amendment with General Hospital for Fiscal Year 1996-97 for Operation of Indigent Dental Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

10.               AIDS Drug Assistance Program Standard Agreement and Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement and approve supplemental budget of $1,139.

Mental Health

11.               Agreements with Institutions for Mental Health Diseases

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements with Westwood, Merced Manor, San Jose Care and Guidance, Crestwood and Harbor Hills for long-term care for mentally ill; and authorize Mental Health Department to pay base, STP and any additional supplemental rates required to care for Humboldt County residents.

12.               Extra-Help Extensions for Vina Davis, Mental Health Worker, Amy Knopp, Medical Office Assistant; Janice Martinez, RN, Psychiatric Nurse and Phillip Rogers, Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

13.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Mental Health Clinician I/II Position No. 011

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Planning and Building

14.               Request from Don Davenport for Refund of Application Fees; No. AP 510-181-15; Case No. FMS 14-92

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 1, 1996.

15.               Moser-Hunt Sand Pointe Zoning Reclassification; Major Subdivision; Conditional Use and Coastal Development Permits; File No. APN 511-011-14; Case Nos. ZR 18-94, FMS 11-94, CDP 39-94, CUP 22-94

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 96-76 certifying Environmental Impact Report and adopting Findings, Mitigation Monitoring Plan and Statement of Overriding Considerations; adopt Ordinance 2131; reclassifying zoning of subject property; and direct Clerk of the Board to prepare Notice of Local Action for forwarding to Coastal Commission.

Public Works

16.               Transportation Development Act Claim in the Amount of $1,350,092

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign claim.

17.               Agreement with the City of Arcata for the Storage of Two Patrol Vehicles at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


18.               Operating and Financial Plan Agreement with the United States Forest Service for Campground Patrol

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign said agreement.

Social Services

19.               Second Agreement Amendment to Family Preservation and Support Agreement with Eureka City Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to allocate funding for administrative costs (such as mailing).

Administrative Office (CAO)

20.               Budget Adjustments for Fiscal Year 1996-97 County Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 1, 1996.

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 (None)

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Send FAX to Congressman Riggs to seek assistance in obtaining $500,000 in federal funds to offset the cost of law enforcement associated with demonstrations pertaining to the Headwaters Forest.

4.                   Agreement with City Garbage Company

RECOMMENDATION: Bring back an agreement for Board consideration at the earliest possible date.

5.                   Budget Adjustment Review of Budget Unit 181--Economic Development and Promotion

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommended distribution of $100,000 for Fiscal Year 1996-97.


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize designated County staff and Board members to participate in October 3, 1996 meeting with Resource Agency.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (Continue Closed Session with County Negotiator as Needed)

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.                   Father Eric Duff and Nancy Dervin had concerns about no plan in place to house people in need of shelter during the upcoming winter.Bill O'Neill spoke regarding the EPA grant for riparian vegetation mapping.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County v. Ruth; Assessor's Parcel No. 515-011-05

RECOMMENDATION: Find condition of property of subject premises constitute public nuisance and order abatement.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commissioner's Action to Uphold the Planning Director's Determination Requiring a Conditional Certificate of Compliance for a Parcel Created without Benefit of Local Subdivision Review; TRUEMAN VROMAN, Applicant; Case No. CC-02-94; File No. 300-151-15; 4373 and 4385 Campton Road, Eureka


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.)

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.