BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

REGULAR MEETING

February 16, 2005

1:30 p.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 3/16/05

 

Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bobby Green, Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.  Bill Dwyer was excused. Assistant County Counsel Stephen Vorhes and Recording Secretary Malinda Dodson were also present.

 

16. PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

a. PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ORDER 05-2-16-10/In the Matter of Withdrawal of County Road Status (But Not the Public Road Status) of a Portion of Ricketts Road (County Road Number 936), Located in Section 34, Township 18 South, Range 3 West of the Willamette Meridian (18-03-34) (NBA & PM 1/12/05).

 

Bill Robinson, Lane County Surveyor, reported that the ordinance is a result of a proposal that originated from a building permit applicant.  He explained that the road is maintained for the first .8 mile and that the last quarter mile of the road reflects the status change.  Robinson further explained that the last quarter mile makes a 90-degree turn with light graveling and is the point where maintenance ends.   

 

Robinson stated that the ORDER 05-2-16-9 would allow the applicant and other owners in the area the ability to maintain the road as they see fit and would also take the road out of Public Works inventory for potential maintenance.

 

Morrison expressed concern about local access roads in that people generally want them put back into the County system.   

 

Robinson stated that there are four properties consisting of two residents and one potential development.

 

Paul Randle, 33447 Ricketts Road, Creswell, 97426, stated that he is supportive of the Lane County staff recommendation and explained that the road dead ends into flood plain and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of dry grass farming.  Randle added that it would disturb the root systems of fir trees if ditches were put in along the side of the road.   

 

Randle stated that residents are happy with the current situation and acknowledged the support and helpfulness of Lane County Surveyors.  

 

MOTION:  To Withdrawal from County Road Status (But Not the Public Road Status) of a Portion of Ricketts Road (County Road Number 936), Located in Section 34, Township 18 South, Range 3 West of the Willamette Meridian (18-03-34)  (NBA & PM 1/12/05) Commissioner Green MOVED approval, Commissioner Stewart SECONDED, VOTE: 4-0 with Commissioner Dwyer excused.    

 

17. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

None.

 

18. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD

 

None.

 

19. OTHER BUSINESS

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison adjourned the meeting at 1:45 p.m.

 

Malinda Dodson

Recording Secretary