9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Patrick Langfield of Calvary Chapel of Eureka


1.                   Certification of November 5, 1996 General Election

RECOMMENDATION: Accept certified results.


1.                   Resolution Honoring Food for People (Supervisor Fulkerson)

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.

Administrative Services

1.                   Microwave Equipment Contract--Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a lease with CalNorth Cellular.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of October 29, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

3.                   Appointment to Citizens' Child Welfare Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Susan Golledge-Rotwein with term to expire on June 30, 1997.

Community Assistance Unit

4.                   Administrative Penalty Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2138a


5.                   Agreement for Regional Immunization Tracking and Recall System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California HealthCare Foundation.

Mental Health

6.                   Contracts with Humboldt Recovery Center, Alcohol/Drug Care Services and North Coast Substance Abuse Council (Crossroads) to Provide Residential Substance Abuse Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contracts.

7.                   Agreement with American Star Private Security for Security Guard Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

8.                   Reimbursement to Jovonne Price for Out-of-Pocket Expenses for COBRA Medical and Dental

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reimbursement in the amount of $215.14.

9.                   Monitoring/Evaluation Reports of Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Read and file reports.

10.               Bylaws of the Local Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Review and adopt new Bylaws.

Planning and Building

11.               Adams Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide; Dinsmore Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lot line adjustment and joint timber management plan and guide.


12.               Extra-Help Extensions for Juvenile Hall Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Chris Berger, Angie Cox, Keith Wallace, Debora Watson and Joe White.

Public Guardian

13.               Extra-Help Extension for Vickie Hawkins, Deputy Public Guardian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Social Services

14.               Contract for Security Guard Services at the Department of Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with American Star Private Security.

Supervisor Fulkerson

15.               Resignation of Antoinette Martin from Crime Commission Working with Law Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation and send letter of appreciation.


9:05 a.m. Planning and Building

1.                   Planning Review Committee Recommendations Update

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update and take appropriate action (if required).

10:30 a.m. Supervisor Dixon

2.                   Restructuring California Electric Utilities Industry, Ramification of Implementation of AB 1890

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from PG & E representatives, and take appropriate action (if required).

11:00 a.m. Supervisor Fulkerson

3.                   Request from Taxpayers for Headwaters

RECOMMENDATION: Form a police review board and hold training for officers.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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).

3.                   Proposed Closure of the Shively, Redwood Valley and Blocksburg Container Sites and Reduced Hours of Operation at the Carlotta Container Site

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report direct staff to hold community meetings to gain public input on proposed site operation changes and to report back to the Board with the findings and a recommendation on how to proceed.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

Public Defender

5.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Deputy Public Defender Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Administrative Services

6.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption--Building Maintenance Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


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).

3.                   Joint Effort to Pursue Federal/State Funding to Offset Impacts to the Local Economy as a Result of Headwaters Agreement (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

4.                   Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival Grant Awards for 1996 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION1:00 P.M.

1.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

2.                   Greg Kedrick, Steven Riley, Eric Walker and Leonard Cope vs. County of Humboldt Federal District Court No. C-95-0424VRW

3.                   Bank of America vs. Del Norte County, Humboldt County, State Board of Equalization; Del Norte County Superior Court Case No. 95-0081

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.                   Carl Pellatz gave his views on the protests pertaining to the Headwaters Forest.Robert Vaughn summarized the proceedings from the most recent Ministerial Association meeting.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Proposed Vacation of a Portion of Monument Road; County Road No. 3F020

RECOMMENDATION: Approve vacation by adopting Resolution No. 96-89.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of October 1996

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of October 1996.

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.