9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG



1.                   Proclamation Recognizing October 16-22 as Safe Schools Week (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.                   Community Assistance Unit Statement of Responsibilities

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Statement of Responsibilities.


2.                   Vacant Position Freeze Exemption Request

RECOMMENDATION: Waive the hiring freeze and authorize the filling of the regular full-time position of Assistant Assessor.

3.                   Flexible Allocation of Assessment Technician Classification

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changing the class description for Assessment Technician salary range and reallocate the 1.0 FTE Assessment Technician position.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Minutes From the Board Meeting of October 4, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

5.                   Amending Sections of County Code Relating to Stop Intersections and Speed Limits

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance Nos. 2053 and 2054.


6.                   Rental Agreements for Polling Places for November 8, 1994 General Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign rental agreements.


7.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Director of Environmental Health Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Marshal--North Humboldt

8.                   Request to Increase Out-of-County Travel Account by $400

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and establish a new line account for computer software.


9.                   Designate Tom Heilmann to Serve on Merit System Appeals Panel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation for serving on panel to hear appeal of Holly Schneider.

Planning and Building

10.               Hazard Mitigation Grant Application for Revision of County Seismic Safety Element

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of grant request to State Office of Emergency Services.

Public Works

11.               Brookwood Drive Drainage Project; County Road No. 4K250

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Robert L. and Evelyn Z. Bennett.

12.               Alterations/Additions to Juvenile Hall and Probation; Project No. 242184

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Grandfield Construction Inc.

13.               Harbor Heights Subdivision Unit 5 Major Subdivision; Humboldt Hill Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

14.               Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse Project No. 219067

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes to contract with T. Y. Lin International.

15.               Reconstruct PFC and Overlay Runway 14-32 at Arcata Airport, Phase I and II

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Mendocino Construction Services Inc.

16.               Possible Amendment to City Garbage Contract--Extend to Ultimate Permitted Capacity

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 25, 1994.


17.               Extra-Help Extension for Community Services Officer Brenda Gainey

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

18.               Extra-Help Extension for Treasury and Tax Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for V. Elina Mares, Brenda Webster and Steve Cammack.


10:00 a.m. Social Services

1.                   Presentation of Award for Food Stamp Quality Control Performance Excellence

RECOMMENDATION: Presentation of award to John Frank by Walter Barnes of State Department of Social Services Review and Integrity Branch.

10:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Report on Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of October 25, 1994 at 10:30 a.m.

Reports From Boards and Commissions

3.                   Proposed Individual Transferable Quotas Pilot Program for Management of Groundfish

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of opposition.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: No Changes Required.

2.                   Grant of Real Property to County for Adding to Table Bluff Beach County Park

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Grant Deed from Charles L. and Rita P. Gillespie.

Administrative Office (CAO)

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

Clerk of Board

4.                   Selection of California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 1995 Board Members

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Stan Dixon as Board Member and appoint Julie Fulkerson as alternate.

5.                   Appointment of At-Large Member to the Humboldt County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mary Gearheart with term to expire on January 5, 1997.


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 (No Closed Session Required)

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.                   Chris Arnold, CAO, announced the County had received an Economic Development Block Grant in the amount of $500,000.It was directed that letters of thanks signed by the Chair be sent to those individuals involved in putting together the application for said grant.Rosemary Womack asked about her pending court case.

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.)

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