9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Roger Carey of the Grace Baptist Church of Eureka


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Veterans Appreciation Week in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of November 6, 1995.


1.                   Plaque Acknowledging the Low Food Stamps Error Rate in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Accept plaque from the California Department of Social Services.

2.                   Resolutions of Commendation for Clean-up of the Weitchpec Dump (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resolutions as signed by Stan Dixon and Susie Long of Yurok Tribal Council.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring November 1995 as National Hospice Month in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for One Million Hours of Fisheries Improvement Work (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.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Authorizing Participation in the Rural Economic Development Infrastructure Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-96.

2.                   Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2083--Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2095.


3.                   Funding for Pest Detection Activities Related to Insect Trapping--Fiscal Year 1995-96

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

Building Maintenance

4.                   Extra-Help Custodian--Exemption from Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of October 24, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

District Attorney

6.                   Agreement for Re-Funding of Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council Position

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency.


7.                   Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program--Contract Through September 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with the State Department of Health Services.

Information Services

8.                   Contract for the Collectors Software Package to be Used by the Revenue Recovery Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Columbia Ultimate Inc.


9.                   Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding for AFSCME Units 1-4 Crisis Specialist Salary Adjustment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-97 and authorize Chair to execute amendment.

10.               Revised Class Description and Title of Investigator Class, Adopt Confidential Class of Investigator; Reallocation of Investigator (Child Welfare Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

11.               Adopt the Class of Activity Therapist; Reallocation of Senior Mental Health Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Planning and Building

12.               Refund of Application Fees to Louis Larson--File No. AP 306-024-10

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund in the amount of $552.

Public Defender

13.               Investigator Position--Exemption from Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

14.               Compensation for Senior Legal Secretary Melinda Wyse as if Promoted to Supervising Legal Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request until the Supervising Legal Secretary returns to the position.

Public Works

15.               Amendment No. 4 to the Construction Management Services Agreement with SHN--Library Construction

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

16.               Purchase of Two Steel Drum Vibratory Rollers from Barnes Equipment Company

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

17.               Resolution Authorizing Planning and Building Department and/or California Department of Conservation to Use Funds Pledged by the Public Works Department to Complete Reclamation of Rock and Gravel Quarry Sites

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-97a.

18.               Agreement with Tamira Radley for Lease of Pasture Acreage at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

19.               Proposed Acquisition of O'Day Parcel; Rohnerville Airport Clear Zone, Runway 11

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on proposed acquisition on Tuesday December 5, 1995 at 1:45 p.m.

20.               Heartwood Subdivision Units 8 and 9 File No. AP 509-311-08 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

Social Services

21.               Disallocate .5 FTE Eligibility Worker Position Allocate 1.0 FTE Vocational Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

22.               Staff Services Analyst II (Positions 10 and 11); Exemption from Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Supplemental Items

23.               Hiring Freeze Exemption--Mental Health Worker I/II Position in Adult Day Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

24.               Resolution Commending Judge John R. Morrison for His Years of Service (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution of commendation.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN (None)

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (if required) (None)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract for repairs to Price Creek Road and Howe Creek Road to Mercer Fraser.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation--Legislative Update from Don Peterson

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update and adopt resolution of commendation for Legislative Advocate Don Peterson.

4.                   Trust Fund for the Deposit of 20% of the Transient Occupancy Tax Received from July 1, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Establish trust fund until a determination is made on the legality of the current rate.


1.                   Scheduling of Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Frank Riggs (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of November 14, 1995.

2.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (if required) (No Action)

3.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required) (No Action)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (LItigation/Personnel/Meet and confer: 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.                   William Briody, William Davis and Bruce Brady spoke at the meeting.See scanned attachment for details.

J.                   BID OPENING 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Sale of Former Co-Op Building in the Fortuna Area File No. AP 40-021-05

RECOMMENDATION: Accept bid of $321,000 from Fay and Jean Woo as conditioned.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of October 1995

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #0124 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of October 1995.

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.