9:00 PM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Father Ralph Montiero of the Hoopa Catholic Church


1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1995 as AIDS Awareness Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and present certificates of appreciation.

2.                   Restoration of Executive Secretary Position for Agricultural Commissioner

RECOMMENDATION: Restore said position in Department 261.

3.                   Immediate Pursuit of Discussion--Headwaters Forest Issue (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of request to Governor Wilson and to the White House.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1995 as Child Health Month (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation for Manufacturers Showcase and Fair Day (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare October 7, 1995 as Manufacturers Showcase and Fair Day.

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.


1.                   Reallocation of Secretary I Position to Administrative Secretary Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation and grant exemption from hiring freeze.

County Counsel

2.                   Ordinance Amending Chapter 2 of Division 5 of Title III by Amending Sections 352-1 Through 352-26 Which Relates to Removal of Junk Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading and set adoption for October 17, 1995.

3.                   Audit of Financial Statements of Humboldt County Municipal Court Financial Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with David L. Moonie and Company CPAs.

Mental Health

4.                   Extension of Hours for Various Extra-Help Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extensions.


5.                   Eligibility Lists for Road Maintenance Worker I, Road Maintenance Worker III and Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lists for one year or until new lists are established.


6.                   Appointment of Debbie Israel to the Whole Child Inter-Agency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment for filling Eureka City Schools slot.

7.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling Probation Officer I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Public Works

8.                   Program Supplement 092 Rev. 1 for the Boise Creek Bridge Project on Red Cap Road Agreement No. 01-5904

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign program supplement.

9.                   Award of Contract for Construction of School Road Storm Drain in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Wahlund Construction Company.

10.               Completed Contract for Overlay Paving on "F" Street; Eureka, CA; Project 916010

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed with Redwood Empire Aggregates.


11.               Agreement with Eureka City Schools for Adult Education in the Humboldt County Jail

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

Supplemental Item--Sheriff

12.               Funding for Supervision by Correctional Officers of Inmate Work Crews to Perform Roadside Vegetation Removal and Litter Cleanup

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Cal Trans.


9:15 a.m. County Counsel

1.                   Update of Status of SMARA Ordinances and Related Work

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt recommendations 1 through 5 in the submitted staff report.

9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Update on Activities of the North Coast Railroad Authority(Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral report from representatives of North Coast Railroad Authority.

10:00 a.m. Grand Jury

3.                   Response to the 1995-96 Final Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Finalize response for submittal to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Program Supplement No. 127, 129, 131 and 132 for construction of storm damage repairs to the roads listed in submitted report.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to Congressman Riggs requesting that he review the Title IVA Program (Probation Facility) and the estimated loss of $600,000 to Humboldt County; and 2) Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to Governor Wilson requesting that he veto Assembly Bill 1355 (Knowles) which proposes to diminish the immunity of social workers and public employee--mandated reporters taking required actions to protect children.


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.

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.                   Horse Stonewaller philosophized about various subject matters and that he does not go by any other name.

J.                   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.