9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Scott Snedeker of Church of the Highlands in Eureka


1.                   Exemption from Hiring Freeze--Deputy County Counsel I/II/III/IV, Class 600

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


1.                   Resolution Commending Help and Expertise in Facilitating Community Town Hall Meetings for the Humboldt County Crime Commission Working with Law Enforcement (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation for Dewell Byrd and Antoinette Martin.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1995 Disability Employment Awareness Month (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Declaring October 1995 as Decorative Painting Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 3, 1995.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1995 as Buy Local Month (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.                   Humboldt Regional Safety Communications Agreement--Consolidated Dispatch Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Humboldt Regional Safety Communications Agreement.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Humboldt/Del Norte County Assessment Appeals Training Session (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Chair of the State Board of Equalization.

3.                   Transportation Development Act Funds for 1994-95 Fiscal Year (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report from Executive Director of Area I Agency on Aging.

4.                   Resignation from the Commission on the Status of Women (Supervisor Heider)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation from Michele McCoy Bain.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of September 11, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

6.                   Amendment to Ordinance No. 2041, Relating to Motor Vehicle Use on Designated Beach and Dune Areas as Well as Adding Chapter 7 of Title IX, Division 1 of the Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2088.

7.                   Agreement for Legal Services with Stephen R. Nielson, Attorney at Law

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

District Attorney

8.                   Lease Agreements for Office Space at 317 Second Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements with the Abrahamsen and Pryor parties.

Employment Training

9.                   Request to Declare Ten (10) Cash Registers as Surplus Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Contract with California Career Information System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract for counseling and vocational services.

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

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

Planning and Building

12.               Refund of Building Permit Fees in the Total Amount of $723.66

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refunds to J. Morton, L. Koskinen and M. Campbell.

Public Works

13.               Easement Deeds for Lime Avenue in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deeds from various landowners.

14.               Extra-Help Extensions for Roads Laborers and Parks Caretakers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

15.               Undergrounding of Utilities

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn from the agenda (same as No. E-2).

16.               Completed Contract for Storm Damage Repair, Mattole Road; Project 600075

RECOMMENDATION: Accepted completed contract with Jim Adams Construction.


17.               Transfer of $35,000 from Recorder-Record Conversion Reserve for Contingencies

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $35,000 to Professional and Special Services Account.


18.               Reclassification of Fiscal Services Supervisor; Allocation of Fiscal Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Social Services

19.               Trends Report for the Period Ending July 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

20.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Treasurer-Tax Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.


9:20 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Response to the 1994-95 Grand Jury Final Report

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of October 3, 1995 if request for extension is denied.

11:30 a.m. Public Works

2.                   Slide Show from Representatives of PG and E on Undergrounding of Utilities

RECOMMENDATION: View slide show, receive and file report, and send letters of appreciation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of Private Industry Council Members

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Carl Ochsner and Suna Flores.

Public Works

2.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail/Library/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (None)

3.                   Standing Agenda Item--Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required) (No Action Required)

5.                   Adoption of 1995-96 Final County Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 95-90 and 95-91.


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

Planning and Building

1.                   BLAIR Zone Reclassification; Freshwater Area; AP 403-81-04 and 07; Case No. ZR-11-92

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Timber Production zone and adopt Ordinance No. 2089.

2.                   TOSTEN Zone Reclassification; Miranda Area; AP 21-291-17; Case No. ZR-10-92

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agriculture General Zone and adopt Ordinance No. 2090.

3.                   MEGAZZI Zone Reclassification and Minor Subdivision; File No. 305-051-25; Case Nos. ZR-1194, PMS 41-94; Ferndale Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agriculture Exclusive, Agriculture General and Timber Production zones, and adopt Ordinance No. 2091.

Public Works

4.                   Evaluating Proposed Names for Roads/Bridges/Parks/Geographic Features in the County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 95-92.


County Counsel

1.                   Humboldt Co. v. Roberts and Rhea Houck; 1687 Victor Boulevard, Manila; AP 400-081-09

RECOMMENDATION: Find conditions to constitute a public nuisance; order abatement, prescribing a reasonable time for completion of abatement; and if abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by owner within terms set by Board, that Community Assistance Unit be empowered and authorized to abate nuisance and abatement costs shall become a lien on said property.

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.