March 9, 2005

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 4/13/05


Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer; Bobby Green, Sr., Hugh Massengill, Judith Pothier, Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.  County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.











a. ORDER 05-3-9-1H/In the Matter of Entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Lane County to Accept $225,000 for Construction of Road Fund Eligible Improvements to Assist the Turtle Creek Affordable Housing Project in Eugene.


Jim McCoy, HACSA, recalled that in 1989 Lane County participated in a task force on homelessness and affordable housing.  He noted that out of that effort grew the Housing Policy Board that was an intergovernmental entity designed to help address affordable housing and homelessness in Lane County.  He said the IGA calls for contributions to the different participating government entities.  He noted Lane County’s contribution was to commit road funds to help promote affordable housing.


Morrison requested this be sent to the cities of Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove with all of their councilors made aware of the contributions Lane County has made over the years regarding their community and the Lane County road fund money.


Dwyer asked why they should approve this, as it was tentative.


McCoy responded that the only missing part is tax credits.  He thought the application they turned in was an excellent one.  He added in the informal discussions they had with the state, they learned the only reason it wasn’t funded was there wasn’t enough money in that cycle.  He thought the existence of the road would be a plus in their favor.  He added the site would be construction ready.


Green stated he is on the Housing Policy Board and they recommended that this go to the Board of Commissioners for approval.


MOTION:  to move to approve ORDER 05-3-9-1H.


Dwyer MOVED, Pothier SECONDED.


VOTE: 7-0.


b. ORDER 05-3-9-2H/In the Matter of Accepting a Bid and Awarding Contract  05-C-0008 for Firwood Apartments Stair and Deck Replacement.


Dorothy Cummings, said she was in front of the board last month for approval to enter into the loan with the City of Eugene to do half of the work.  She said they had been out to bid and received three bids.  She said they are recommending Preferred Construction as they were the low bidder.


MOTION:  to move to approve ORDER 05-3-9-2H.




VOTE: 7-0.




a. Approval of Minutes:

June 16, 2004, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.


MOTION:  to move to approve the Consent Calendar.


Dwyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.


VOTE: 7-0.


5. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660


To take place after the meeting.


There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.



Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary