March 9, 2005

1:30 p.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 3/30/05


Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr., 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 05-3-9-21/In the Matter of Ratifying Lane Manual Chapter 20 Rules and Findings Covering Exemptions for Public Improvement Contracts and Amendments to Chapter 20 Rules.


Trina Laidlaw, Assistant County Counsel, reported the purpose of this item is to do the follow-up from the last decision on the rules from the February 16 meeting. She said at that point it became advisable to give more time for the public to look at findings and give comment on the findings.  She noted they published a notice in the Daily Journal of Commerce, which is a construction industry-related publication and made the findings available.  She reported that no one contacted her about looking at the findings.


Commissioner Morrison opened the Public Hearing.  There being no one signed up to speak, she closed the Public Hearing.


MOTION:  approve ORDER 05-3-9-21.


Dwyer MOVED, Stewart SECONDED.


VOTE: 5-0.




Dwyer announced that on Saturday there would be  a joint diversity town hall meeting on KEZI.


Green said he came back from Washington, D.C.  He commented that NACo put on a good conference.  He noted that the number one issue for their committee is re-entry into the community.  He added he followed up on issues to the United Front.


Stewart indicated that the City of Eugene has requested they add another member to the LRAPA Board based on their population level.  He said it appears the IGA allows that.  He recalled two years ago there was a recommendation by LRAPA’s attorney, Mr. Klein which said the only way the Board makeup could change was through an IGA change or an ORS change.  He said it was recommended from the LRAPA Board to get a third opinion to see if they could add additional members.  He said if one member is added, it would bring them to eight and the agreement said they need to have an odd number.  He announced that J. H. Baxter signed a best work practices to get their problems resolved.


Morrison commented that they were taking too many people to Washington, D.C. for United Front.  She suggested focusing on three or four items when they go back.  She announced that the AOC legislative meeting was on Monday, and on Tuesday is the Wayne Morse Plaza dedication.




a. Parking at Mental Health During Duck Football Games.


Sorenson said one of the most significant public facilities in the South Eugene district is Autzen Stadium.  He noted the Lane County Mental Health building is adjacent to Autzen Stadium, and thought it was worth noting that consumer groups would like to handle the parking.  He didn’t know who made the decision about parking there.


David Suchart, Management Services, explained that the department goes out for an RFP.  He noted the Juvenile Justice Center uses the Science Factory for parking.  He indicated the Boys Scouts received the Mental Health facility.


Sorenson asked if there was a Lane Manual provision so when these contracts expire there is a process in place.  


Suchart said there was nothing in the Lane Manual.  He said it is a County practice and procedure to go out with an RFP.  






There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison recessed the meeting into Executive Session at 3:10 p.m.


Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary