BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
May 17, 2006
following Board of Health
Commissioners' Conference Room
Commissioner Faye Stewart presided with Commissioners Bobby Green, Sr., Anna Morrison and Peter Sorenson present.† Commissioner Bill Dwyer was excused.† County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Stewart noted that item 9. b. 2. is to be moved to Commissionerís Business on Hulbert Lake Road†† Sorenson wanted to move item 8. c. to the Consent Calendar.
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Zachary Vishinoff, Eugene, discussed spraying that took place at Spencer Creek Housing.† He thought there might be problems with the upcoming Olympic Trials.† He asked if there was a hot line people could call.† He commented the Greenway at the Riverfront Park was being neglected.† He hoped there could be a discussion on the greenway.
Roxie Cuellar, Springfield, was concerned about getting maps and data from LCOG.† She said they have had e-mail correspondence with Glenn Klein, the attorney for LCOG.† He indicated they may get the maps they requested.† She said they are also going to put a process together.† She hadnít seen any information.† She said their preference was to readily request and get maps.† She hoped there was an opportunity for the public to comment on whether the process meets the needs of the private sector.† †
Morrison requested that the Bill Kloos letter be brought to the Board.† She said the Board hadnít seen anything.† She had concerns about the ORMAP process and how Lane Countyís maps will be used with the money that had been spent.
Steve Riley, Eugene, stated he had problems with Land Management Department.† He said he was lied to, and given contradictory information.† He thought there were too many regulations.
John Datson, Eugene, stated they filed a petition to the Boundary Commission opposing the street annexation in the Santa Clara area on May 8.† He indicated ORS 199.505 said, except for annexation proceedings initiated by a city or district, the effective date shall not be less than 45 days or more than one year.† He added it shall not take effect unless it is also approved by the electors if within 45 days after the date of the adoption of the order a written objection is submitted, signed by not less than 10 percent or 100, which ever number is less, of the electors in the effected territory, filed with the commission. He asked where they were in the process and when can they expect a decision.
Van Vactor said it was his understanding that when the petitions were filed, Paula Taylor of the Boundary Commission was going to analyze the petitions to see if the people who signed had qualified.† He said he would call Taylor to find out the status.
3. EMERGENCY BUSINESS
4. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE ††
5. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS
a. ORDER 06-5-17-1/In the Matter of Ratifying the FY 06-07 Regional Wastewater Program Budget and Capital Improvements Program as Approved by the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC).
Stewart stated he sits on the Metro Wastewater Commission.† He reported they approved the budget.† He indicated there was no public comment about the budget.† He recalled that this went before the Cities of Eugene and Springfield and they also had no testimony against it.† He stated both jurisdictions approved it and enacted fees that are required to meet the revenue for the budget.† He indicated a six percent fee increase was scheduled but because of moving the 04/06 projects into 0/4 dollars to 0/6 dollars, the increase in materials and services for those projects had increased.† He reported they applied but didnít get SRF funding at 2.9 percent and because of that they will have to go out for revenue bonds at five percent interest. He stated they needed the extra revenue to pay for those and show they could meet the repayment obligation.† He said they proposed a ten percent rate increase this year to carry them through.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-1.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
b. REPORT/Secure Rural Schools.
Morrison reported they still havenít identified a true funding source. She commented that The Register Guard didnít report accurately on Senator Smithís endeavors in Washington D.C. on Lane Countyís behalf.
c. REPORT BACK/Letter from Bill Kloos.
Morrison explained two weeks ago there were letters that had been written by Bill Kloos that had gone to George Kloeppel at LCOG. She said the LCOG Board was concerned about the lack of consistency regarding who could or could not purchase maps and how map materials were being used.† She said they were told at that time it was moving forward through the jurisdictions and would be resolved.† She noted a year later it still has not been resolved.
Kent Howe, Land Management, recalled the 1987 Metro Plan was amended in 2004 and the map the three jurisdictions adopted depicting the Metro Plan designations was an 11 by 17 map.† He indicated with the technologies they have available with the geographic information systems, the map could be displayed as large as a wall map with tax lot layers and other geographic information with it.†† He said when Mr. Kloos came in with this request, there needed to be a disclaimer language on the maps that were being provided to the public. He said the planning directors and the attorneys for the County and the two cities have agreed to the policy that LCOG adopted.
Vorhes explained the second part of the request was a letter requesting a public record.† He said there were two issues, one is what a public record is, and what is available and what LCOG could produce as a business entity from the data through the RLID system.† He said that had been what the request was through the public records.† He distributed a draft of a letter that Glenn Klein had put together for LCOGís response.† He indicated the previous response was to provide the data, the map, and a disk of the 11 by 17 map because that is the public record that is available.† He said when it comes to ask for other data layers to be superimposed, creating a larger map that is where the public records come to play.† He said they may not have an obligation.† He indicated attached to the letter is a draft of the policy that LCOG will use when people ask for maps.† He said the guidelines will give LCOG staff directions for responding to these inquiries.† †
Van Vactor thought the essence of the policy was to make information available on request with the notation that it is unofficial.
Morrison said they have the planning department doing updates for different comp plans and goals that impacted the land.† She commented that she had never seen a true map of the land they have available.† She asked if the ORMAP project they were working on could be kept in-house so it could be available to the public.† She indicated this is what they will discuss at LCOG.
Vorhes reported the documents are with George Kloeppel and how he deals with them is up to him.
d. ORDER 06-4-12-1/In the Matter of Establishing Local Criteria Applicable in the West Eugene Enterprise Zone, Adopting a Public Benefit Scoring System, and Repealing Order No. 05-8-2-5. †
Green noted that the City of Eugene held a public hearing on this matter.† He said they are waiting until May 22 for a final adoption.† He thought they had anticipated the City would have already taken action. He reported there was no opposition at the public hearing.† He said there was a recommendation to add one point to one of the other criteria.† He didnít think it would change the document.† He urged the Board to adopt this today.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-4-12-1.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
Denny Braude, City of Eugene, stated he would recommend to the City of Eugene to adopt it the way it is.
e. Hulbert Lake Road from the Consent Calendar.
Wilson explained there had been litigation filed and wanted to talk to the Board in Executive Session next week before they take action.† She recommended rolling this item for one week.
6. COUNTY COUNSEL
a. THIRD READING, DISCUSSION AND SETTING A FOURTH READING AND DELIBERATION/Ordinance No. 1-06/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 4 of Lane Code to Add Provisions for a Lane County Public Safety Income Tax, to Adopt Administration and Collection Provisions, To Renumber Differential Tax Provisions, and to Set an Effective Date (LC 4.500 through 4.571) (NBA & PM 1/4/06 & 1/11/06) †
Wilson reported she had provided timelines for the November 2006 options.† She said if they want to adopt an ordinance and allow a 90 day opportunity for a referendum petition and have the measure on the November ballot, she noted in Option 2 and 5 they were beyond the date.† She said to place a charter amendment on the ballot, they need to do it 120 days before the November election, as referred to in Options 3 and 6.† She added if they placed a straight measure on the ballot,† they have more time, Options 1 and 4.† She distributed a charter amendment with a draft of March 9, the revisions to the charter amendment they had been working on as a result of the discussions and public hearing in January.† She said it contains the dedication for public safety, the rate limitation, the mandatory property tax relief, and the components for Secure Rural Schools.† She indicated it had not been updated with regard to economic implications.
Van Vactor recalled in his memo to the board he identified issues that will warrant some analysis and discussion and a recommendation. He noted there will be work session on May 30.† He said the first issue is what income tax level they want the tax to begin to apply. †
Dave Garnick, Budget Analyst, reported that in the January 4 packet he provided financial information.† He said it explains the tax implications.† He noted the renter tax credit was already in.† He said what is more difficult is the general fund hold harmless piece. He commented depending upon whether they take all of public safety out and with the future of the PERS rate, he would have to see if they need any type of a transfer of payment back to help stabilize what is left in the general fund.
Sorenson asked how they tell the voters they have a problem but they donít know the magnitude of the problem yet because they hadnít worked out the benefits and drawbacks on the state and federal screen.
Van Vactor indicated they have to determine in the measure if the Board wants to provide some allocation so Garnick could provide some analysis for the May 30 work session.† He asked where they wanted to set the cap.† He thought at some point the Board might have to take some risk as to what goes on the measure.† He noted that once they set the cap, it is set in the charter until the voters change it.† He indicated there was a discussion about a more limited property tax relief program, limiting it to an owner occupied principle resident.† He said they had an opportunity to meet with accountants and ask their advice for Lane County, that if there is an income tax and they model it over the City of Portland, Multnomah model, to keep it as clean and simple as possible and to make implementation easier.
Green thought they should have a voterís pamphlet.† He didnít want Options 4, 5 or 6.† He wanted to build more credibility of trust.† He supported Option 3.
Van Vactor explained that a key consideration under Option 3 is whether they would want to enact the income tax, but have it contingent upon the charter approval.
Morrison supported Option 3.† She added they needed to have an education piece to inform the voters.
Sorenson thought it was important as they develop Option 3, that they have the opportunity for the public to see what the Board is considering.† He wanted the opportunity to gauge the level of interest by having a public hearing.
Stewart stated he leaned toward Option 3.† He said they have to make it as clear and easy as possible.† He said they are talking about a major change and he didnít think that could do that on a three sentence description in the charter amendment.
MOTION: to approve a Third Reading and Setting a Fourth Reading for May 30, 2006 on Ordinance 1-06.
Morrison MOVED, Green SECONDED.
VOTE: 4-0. †
7. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
Van Vactor announced last night they completed the Budget Committee process.
b. ORDER 06-5-17-2/In the Matter of Making Certain Elections to receive O&C and National Forest land related payments pursuant to Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 - P.L. 106-393. †
Christine Moody, Budget Analyst, reported this is the annual election of the payments they receive from the different forests.† She indicated they were the percentages that come to the County as well as the RACís and the split between Title 2 and Title 3 funding.† She indicated the items went to the Legislative Committee and the percentages were recommended and there was not a change from last year.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-2.
Morrison MOVED, Green SECONDED.
Moody noted they made an addition to the order to give the county administrator authority to sign the contract.
c. ORDER 06-5-17-3/In the Matter of Approving Continuing Projects Under Title III of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, P.L. 106-393 for FY 06-07.
Moody explained this was the Title III portion of the Secure Rural funding.† She indicated they put out a 45 day public notice to receive new projects or comments on any projects they had.† She noted they did receive a few outside projects but the Legislative Committee had questions.† She noted the only projects coming forward were the ones involved in the County service delivery.† She stated those were programs found in the Sheriffís Department and Youth Services.† She indicated if others are moved for approval from the Legislative Committee, they will come back to the Board.† She said the ones they received were from Mt. Pisgah, Northwest Youth Corps, Looking Glass, Community Wildfire and one that didnít qualify.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-3.
Green MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.
VOTE: 4-0. †
8. PUBLIC WORKS
a. ORDER 06-5-17-4/In the Matter of Certification of Final Assessments for Improvements to North Game Farm Road (County Road Number 1043) Between Mile Post 0.41 and Mile Post 1.69 and Setting Lien Values Against Adjacent Properties.
Sonny Chickering, Public Works, recalled they were in front of the Board on April 5 on the public hearing about the proposed assessments.† He said there were several individuals who provided testimony and at that time the Board took a vote and made a motion to levy the assessments.† He said staff was asked to come back with responses to testimony.† He indicated there were eight issues of concern presented and his staff responded to each one.† He stated they sent out a letter on May 11 to the property owners informing them they would be coming back to the Board today asking the Board to reconsider.
Green asked if they received any responses to the letters. †
Frank Simas, Public Works, responded that he received a phone call and he spoke with the person and that person was satisfied with the information.
Stewart received an e-mail indicating they didnít have enough time to review the process.
Green asked if the homeowners understood the deferral option.
Simas explained in the initial letter it was explained that their property was eligible for the deferral.† He added there were two properties that were owned by the church that were eligible for the large deferral.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-4.
Green MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.
VOTE: 3-1 (Stewart dissenting).
b. ORDER 06-5-3-8/In the Matter of Adopting the Public Works Five-Year Capital Improvement Program FY 06/07-FY 10/11.
Tom Stinchfield, Public Works, recalled this was the follow up to their hearing on May 3 where they kept the record open until yesterday at 5:00 p.m.†† He indicated that he did not receive any written material.† He noted at the hearing there were requests to add projects back into the program.† He said things that were discussed and not included in the program are the County city road partnership payments beyond 06/07, †there was a request for replacing the funding for the Delta Beltline interchange, a request to expand the High Pass Road project in Junction City and a request to fund the Bolton Hill project in Veneta. He said in making changes to the program, the Board asked them for supplemental information on different issues.† He said one issue was the Marcola Road project and whether there were options for reducing the scope or cost.†† He said there was also information on Delta and Beltline and the discussions with ODOT about the possibility for moving projects ahead in that corridor.
Stinchfield stated that at Stewartís request to review the Marcola Road project, they developed three options.† He noted the project in the CIP is consistent with the adopted design concept that the Board recently adopted.† He said it is listed in the program at $3.8 million.† He said they reviewed it and think the design would cost $4.6 million now.† He said the second option was doing a part of the project, a 7/10th mile realignment that included replacement of the Cash Creek Bridge and an overlay on the rest of the road at $2.6 million, (Option2).† He reported that Option 3 would be an overlay, no other shoulder widening and a 4Ĺ inch overlay.† He said staff is recommending that they plan for the overlay.† He said their recommendation for the Marcola Road project is for Option 2.† He added they updated the costs for the Bob Straub Parkway (formerly the Jasper Road extension project) and they estimated that cost went up from $3.8 million to $5.7 million.† He explained if they went with Option 2 for Marcola Road, it would generate money available in the CIP for reallocation of $1.250 million.† He thought the cost increases on the Bob Straub Parkway would be more than $5.7 million and they would be increasing the cost of the five year CIP by $600,000 if they do Option 2 on Marcola and they update the Bob Straub Parkway cost.† He stated that unless other choices were made, there wouldnít be funds available for Delta Beltline or adding other projects without other adjustments to the program. †
Ollie Snowden, Public Works, recalled that two weeks ago the proposed CIP showed $1.1 million for Delta Beltline, down from $8 million in the previous CIP.† He said there have been a number of requests to put money back into the project.† He stated the board two weeks ago made it clear they werenít interested in putting money back into the project so it served as a bank for a local match on a larger project in the future.†† They were asked to meet with the problem solvers at ODOT to come up with a project that was small in scope that could be advanced for construction sooner than the major project on Beltline.† He did that and identified the criteria they would look at.† He said they didnít want to subsidize McKenzie Willamette Hospital but they wanted to possibly leverage the County money so it could include money from McKenzie Willamette and the City of Eugene or ODOT.† He said they wanted to ensure the project development process for the County project would be independent from the larger project that ODOT would use for the Beltline project.† He said ODOT estimated it would be 2013 for the large Beltline project.
Snowden indicated the three projects would be to widen the westbound Beltline bridge by one or two lanes and add one or two auxiliary lanes.† Another would be to begin work on a split diamond interchange that would include a frontage road on the north side of the Beltline that would connect Delta Highway and River Road.† His third project would be the Division Avenue bridge.† He indicated they didnít have enough information on any of the projects to make a decision today to add money for the costs.† He didnít know if any of the projects would meet the criteria.† His recommendation for the Delta Beltline is to adopt what they† have in the plan for $1.1 million and they will have a report back in late August or September with more detail on the other projects.† He said it would give the Board a chance to amend the CIP at that time.† He said if Secure Rural Schools does not come back at 100%, all the projects could be off for any of the projects for the CIP.
Green agreed with Snowdenís recommendation about adopting the budget as it is now.† He said they were not trying to address the Delta Beltline hospital project.† He commented that regardless of whether the hospital goes in or not, that intersection has been a major problem.† He thought the time had come where they need to put more energy toward it.
Morrison stated she wasnít present when the discussion took place last time. She wanted the Bolton Hill Road project to be given consideration.† She didnít see any information about it.† She thought $600,000 could be reprogrammed. She commented that if there are delays, costs will continue to rise.† She asked why they are not funding the things people want, but continue to fund things they have uncertainty about.
Chickering explained that the Bolton Hill project is a project the City of Veneta was willing to put some funds into.† He thought it was equivalent to the Harvey Road project at Creswell.† He noted that Bolton Hill had not made it into the CIP.
Green asked about the Bolton Hill project.
Chickering responded it is $1.8 million, but they would receive a contribution from the City of Veneta of around $1.5 million.
Stewart asked what the status was of the bridge that needed to be replaced. †
Chickering indicted the bridge currently has a rating of 57 out of 100.† He added there are features that will accelerate with time.† He said they intended to do realignments to improve the roadway to coincide with the Cash Creek Bridge.†† He thought it might take ten years to replace the bridge.† He thought it was a way to take care of both problems at the same time.† He said if they wait and let the condition of the bridge deteriorate far enough, they could apply for federal money for the bridge.† He said that was an unknown. He said they donít recommend going with anything but the overlay option.
Green asked if they could take the money from Marcola and put it into Bolton Hill.
Stinchfield indicated the Bob Straub Parkway is in the program at $3.8 million and they think it is going up to $5.7 million.
Chickering said the Board didnít have to fully fund Bolton Hill, they could put the money in and let the City of Veneta know that is all the money they could afford now, and the remaining funds would have to be made up.
MOTION: to move Option 3 on the Marcola Road issue, to take the remainder of the money to supplement the Bob Straub Parkway and $1.285 million would be dedicated toward† Bolton Hill Road.
Morrison MOVED, Green SECONDED.
Green recalled that Peter Thurston, Economic Development, had requested the BOLI project of Fern Glen be put on the list.
Wilson said they would need to make sure that the BOLI list is updated to reflect the road fund changes they made on the CIP.
Stinchfield indicated if they modified Marcola and the cost on Bob Straub, (they are both in the 06/07 list) they would change the costs to be consistent with the CIP before they adopt the BOLI list.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-3-8 as amended.
Green MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.
Snowden indicated he would take the consensus of the Board to provide with the collaborative process with ODOT and report back in late summer.
9. CONSENT CALENDAR
A. Approval of Minutes:† None.
B. District Attorney
1) ORDER 06-5-17-6/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute a Four-Year Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of Justice.
C. Health and Human Services
1) ORDER 06-5-17-7/In the Matter of Awarding the $4,750,102 in Subcontract Amendments in Exhibit A for Alcohol/Drug Abuse Treatment and Services to Corrections Clients During the 2006-07 Fiscal Year (Department of Health & Human Services).
2) ORDER 06-5-17-8/In the Matter of Applying for a Federal Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Project Grant in the Amount Up To $375,000 Per Year for Five Years to Improve the Health of Pregnant Adolescents and Reduce Subsequent Adolescent Pregnancies (Department of Health & Human Services).
D. Public Works
1) ORDER 06-5-17-9/In the Matter of Granting the County Administrator Authority to Sign an Intergovernmental Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation, Updating the Coordination of the Single-Trip, Oversize/Overload Vehicle Permits.
2) ORDER 06-5-17-10/In the Matter of Setting a Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Legalization of a Portion of Hulbert Lake Road (County Road No. 160) Being Located Within Sections 11, 13, and 14, Township 15 South, Range 5 West of the Willamette Meridian (15-05-11, 13, and 14).
3) ORDER 06-5-17-5/In the Matter of Filing a List of FY 06/07 †Public Improvement Projects for Lane County with the †Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI).
MOTION: to move the balance of the Consent Calendar after removing item 8. c. and 9. d.
Green MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.
Stinchfield recommended that Exhibit A of the BOLI list be modified so the Bob Straub Parkway is shown at $5.7 million and Marcola Road would be shown at $1.1 million, related to the CIP.
MOTION: †to approve ORDER 06-5-17-5.
Morrison MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
10. MANAGEMENT SERVICES
a. ORDER 06-5-17-11/In the Matter of Creating the Classification Specifications and Salary Range for Compliance Specialist Classification. †
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-11.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
b. ORDER 06-5-17-12/In the Matter of Authorizing a Private Sale Pursuant to ORS 275.030 of Surplus County Owned Real Property Identified as Map No. 16-45-24-00-01002, Located at 53270 McKenzie Hwy., Blue River, and Commonly Known as the Kaufman Property.
David Suchart, Management Services, reported that Lisa Smith, Department of Youth Services, came to him to have this as surplus property and put it on the market.† He said they would use a real estate agent to market it. He believed he could get better participation than doing it on an auction. He explained this is authorization to use a real estate agent to market the property and at the time they have a sale, it would be brought back to the Board.†† He indicated the proceeds would go to Youth Services for use of one time capital items for the education center.
Sorenson asked about its current use.
Suchart said they are not using the property at all.† He added there are caretakers on the land and the expense is draining on the departmentís operation.
Sorenson asked if the money form the sale was required to go to Youth Services.
Van Vactor responded there was a restriction on the property of 35 years but the restriction had expired.
Wilson explained that after the 35 year period, they could dispose of the property and there is no limitation of what they do with the funds they receive.† He said as long as Lane County owns the property, it has to be used for the purposes of† Youth Services.
Sorenson asked how much money it would bring in.
Suchart said the appraisal was $230,000 and the agent thought they could get more.
Dwyer commented that the money needed to be used for the public benefit, but not specifically for Youth Services.† He asked why Youth Services was entitled to the money
Lisa Smith, Department of Youth Services, responded that the department had borne the cost of supporting the property and the upkeep for the past 35 years.
Dwyer stated he wanted to see the cost of maintenance and income that was derived from the property as part of the overall goal.† He said they should make the determination by budget direction as to who receives the money.
Sorenson didnít think they should vote on the sale of this.† He thought they should wait to see what other options might be.
Green commented that staff was asked to do this, and came back--now Sorenson wanted a new set of rules.† He thought the order to authorize the sale should go forward.† He added it didnít preclude them from doing anything.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-12.
Green MOVED,† Morrison SECONDED.
Dwyer didnít support it.† He thought the process was bad.† He did not want the proceeds to go to Youth Services.† He said it should have been part of the budget process.
Van Vactor said they donít execute the normal agreement with a realtor until they have final sale authority from the Board of Commissioners.
Stewart was in favor of finding a way to maximize this property and take the proceeds. †
Smith commented that this was not included in their budget process because it is not a done deal that the money would go to youth services..† She said it was not her top priority and it was not brought forward to subvert the budget process.
VOTE: 4-1 (Sorenson dissenting). (Dwyer present via telephone).
c. ORDER 06-5-17-13/In the Matter of Ratifying the Tentative Agreement Between Lane County and the Administrative-Professional Association of Lane County Public Works, Inc. †
Frank Forbes, Management Services, said this was the verification of a three year agreement between the County and Admin Pro.† He said there are over 100 employees in Public Works.† He said this provides for the County to pick up the IAP contribution this year and an additional contribution to the deferred comp next year and the year following. He added there is no cost of living adjustment for the three years for these employees by agreement.† He said the insurance change will have them on the same insurance package as 626 and non-represented. He recommended approval.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-13.
Sorenson MOVED, Green SECONDED.
VOTE: 5-0.(Dwyer via telephone).
d. ORDER 06-5-17-14/In the Matter of Ratifying the Tentative Agreement Between Lane County and the Lane County Public Works Association, Local 626. †
Forbes said this was a three year agreement providing for the IAP contribution, the additional contribution to deferred comp for the second and third year with no cost of living adjustments for the three years and continuing the same insurance program. He recommended approval.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-5-17-14.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
VOTE: 5-0. (Dwyer via telephone)
11. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
12. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
Green announced that next week he would be at the AOC Spring Retreat.† He stated he participated in the Connect Oregon Project.
Stewart announced that the Economic Development Standing Committee qualified as a finalist awarded in Excellence by the Economic Development Department by the U.S. Department of Commerce.† He said the winning announcement will be on May 30.† He attended a meeting on the U.S. Triathlon for 07/08 in Cottage Grove.
13. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660 †
14. OTHER BUSINESS
There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart recessed the meeting at 12:00 p.m.