BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

REGULAR MEETING

August 24, 2005

1:30 p.m.

Commissionersí Conference Room

APPROVED 9/27/05

 

Lane County Board of County Commissioners Chairperson Anna Morrison presided, with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr., Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.Commissioner Bill Dwyer was absent and excused. Budget and Financial Planning Manager David Garnick, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary C. Daniel Lindstrom were also present.

 

14. PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

a. SETTING SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance No. 3-05 Authorizing the Transfer of Surplus County Owned Real Property Located at 04605 Falcon Street, Florence to Florence Habitat for Humanity for the Purpose of Providing Affordable Housing (Map No. 18-12-04-13-02600) (NBA & PM 8/10/05)

 

Chairperson Morrison stated that the Board would hold a Second hearing on Ordinance No. 3-05 and read it by title.She noted that the agenda support material incorrectly identified the subject of the item as the First Reading and Setting of the Second Reading of Ordinance.

 

Lane County Property Management Officer Jeff Turk reviewed the background and issues related to the request for transfer of the identified surplus property.

 

Chairperson Morrison determined Commissioners had no questions regarding the matter and opened the Public Hearing.

 

Ellena Sullivan, 1 Sea Watch Lane, Florence, stated that she was Chairperson of Florence Habitat for Humanity.She read a statement regarding the need for affordable housing in Florence, the purpose of her organization and how it would use the property in question.

 

Tom Pfiefer, 2125 23rd Street, Florence, stated that he was Chairperson of the Site Acquisition Committee of Florence Habitat for Humanity.He described the work of the organization and its experience of a dwindling supply of property on which it was able to construct affordable housing in the Florence area.

 

Ken Janowski, 920 Island Drive North, Florence, stated that he was Past President of Florence Habitat for Humanity.He described previous work of the organization and the advantages to the County and Florence community of the transfer of the property in question.

 

Chairperson Morrison determined there were no other persons present wishing to provide testimony and closed the Public Hearing.

 

Commissioner Green stated that transfer of the property in question to Florence Habitat for Humanity had been endorsed by the Housing Policy Board.

 

MOTION:to adopt Ordinance No. 2-05.

 

Green MOVED, Stewart SECONDED.

 

Commissioner Sorenson expressed appreciation for those involved in the work of Habitat for Humanity and commended them for their efforts.

 

Chairperson Morrison stated that she was familiar with the property in question and said she believed its development for residential use would improve the location.She said the Board of Commissioners was pleased to be able to support the development of affordable housing.

 

Minutes Recorder C. Daniel Lindstrom polled the members.

 

VOTE: 5:0.

 

15. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Commissioner Green announced that the National Association of Counties (NACo) had chosen Caremark as the provider for the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card Program.He described the prescription drug insurance program and said it was made available at no cost to participating counties and the citizens using it.

 

Chairperson Morrison requested that the Office of County Administration prepare a report and recommendations about participation in the program.

 

16. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD

 

None.

 

17.              OTHER BUSINESS

 

None.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1:50 PM.