9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Harlan Davenport of the First Baptist Church of Eureka



1.                   75th Anniversary of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare August 26, 1995 as a day of community celebration.

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.                   Remodel of Courthouse Snack Bar

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken (withdrawn from the agenda).

2.                   Courthouse Snack Bar Lease

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

3.                   Fees Update for the Planning and Building Department

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2085.

Agricultural Commissioner

4.                   Standard Agreement for Enforcement of Egg Quality Standards

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Grant Funding for City of Arcata's Senior Housing Project (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

6.                   Proclamation for Cash for Class Recycling Campaign (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Proclaim weekend of September 23 and 24, 1995 as kick-off dates.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 24, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 25, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

9.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 26, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

10.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 27, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

11.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 28, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

12.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of August 1, 1995

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

13.               List of Nominees for Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Submit the names of Sue Baird, John Corbett and Dick Hackett to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

14.               Collection of Recyclables in Unincorporated Areas of Myrtletown, Cutten and Loleta

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with City Garbage Company, Inc. and Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery.

Cooperative Extension

15.               Overdrafts in Various Services and Supplies Accounts from Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $3,945 from Contingencies to cover said overdrafts.

District Attorney

16.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Claudia O'Dell Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase effective August 7, 1995 and ending on September 15, 1995.

17.               Victim Witness Funding for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Execute standard agreement with State Board of Control.

Employment Training

18.               Procurement of Computers--Link Up with State-Wide Job Training Automation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of fifteen (15) computers.


19.               Adolescent Family Life Program for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Execute contract with State Department of Health Services.

20.               Disallocate Office Assistant I/II and Allocate Office Services Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

21.               Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 94-19679--WIC Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

22.               Preventive Health Care for the Aging--Funding for Fiscal Year 1995-96

RECOMMENDATION: Execute contract with State Department of Health Services.

23.               Approval of Amendment No. 07 to Contract No. 91-12427--Family Planning

RECOMMENDATION: Execute contract amendment with State Department of Health Services.

24.               Fifth Contract Amendment Fiscal Year 1995-96--Operation of Indigent Dental Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Execute contract amendment with General Hospital.

25.               Lease for Mobile Office Unit in Parking Lot Adjacent to Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Execute lease with Johnson's Trailer Rentals.

26.               Exempt Public Health Laboratory Positions from Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption, and authorize substitute appointment.

27.               AIDS Education and Prevention HIV Testing and Block Grant Memoranda of Understanding

RECOMMENDATION: Execute MOU for Fiscal Year 1995-96.

Mental Health

28.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for a Mental Health Case Manager I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

29.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Two Mental Health Clinician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

30.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for a Mental Health Clinician I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

31.               Renewal of Application for SAMHSA Block Grant in the Amount of $522,145

RECOMMENDATION: Approve renewal of application.


32.               Extension of Employment Eligibility Lists for Office Assistant I, Road Maintenance Supervisor and Senior Legal Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Extend said lists as recommended by the Personnel Director.

Public Defender

33.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Attorney I/II/III/IV Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Public Guardian

34.               Contract with Moonie and Company for Independent Audit of Public Guardian Trust Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Public Works

35.               Contract for Construction of McNutt Creek Bridge on Mattole Road Project No. 600010

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to MCM Construction Inc.

36.               Contract for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Bair Road and Scenic Drive Project Nos. 349995 and 349946

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Mark Guiton and Associates.

37.               Installation of Signs and Light Modifications At Arcata Airport Project 911135

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with R. Brown Construction Co., Inc.

38.               Bair Road Storm Damage Repair (6L300) P.M. 0.95; Simpson Redwood Company

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Simpson Redwood Company.

39.               Construction of Storm Drain on School Road (C3L070); Vine Street to Anderson Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on September 12, 1995.

40.               Revision of County Park Regulations

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and adopt on August 29, 1995.

41.               Five-Year Extension to Lease of Shop Space for County Roads Division

RECOMMENDATION: Execute lease extension with Humboldt County Fair Association.


42.               Additional Compensation for Correctional Staff Acting as Facility Training Officers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request effective August 19, 1995 to December 31, 1995.

43.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Emergency Communications Dispatch I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption for Position No. 004.

44.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Emergency Communications Dispatcher I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption for Position No. 001.

45.               Transfer to Cover Shortfalls in Appropriation for Fixed Assets--Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $373.

Social Services

46.               Computer Software Purchase in the Amount of $4,800

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase to upgrade Netware software user license to 250 users.


9:05 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Acquisition of Millcreek Forest by Bureau of Land Management for Inclusion in the King Range National Conservation Area (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a letter of support for said acquisition.

9:30 a.m. County Counsel

2.                   Update on SMARA Ordinance Revision

RECOMMENDATION: Provide new direction to Steve Nielson and continue to September 12, 1995.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road Bridge and Airport Projects (No change orders required.)

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No action required)

Clerk of the Board

4.                   McKinleyville Citizens' Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm continuing members and appoint new members.


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

1.                   Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal Release

RECOMMENDATION: With regrets, accepted resignation of County Personnel Director, Dennis McClelland.

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.                   Bill O'Neill provided a chronology on the events that took place regarding his submitting a draft SMARA ordinance to the State Mining and Geology Board.Tom Dinsmore requested that members of the Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program be informed when gravel matters are placed on the Board's agenda.

J.                   PUBLIC WORKS 1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Sealed Proposals on Construction and Lease of a Twenty-Foot Extension on Existing Three-Legged Tower on the Roof of the County Courthouse and a Seven by Sixteen Foot Area in the Penthouse Communications Room

RECOMMENDATION: Refer proposal from Cal-One Cellular to County Counsel for developing a resolution of acceptance and lease.

K.                  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.