BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr.,
and Peter Sorenson present. County
Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording
Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Dwyer wanted to discuss video conferencing under
Lane County Mental Health, reported that he has worked with adults with severe
and persistent emotional disturbance for the past 25 years.
He said he is dedicated to his clients, to community Mental Health and to
public service. He commented that
Mental Health could be more dangerous than police work.
He believed that he was a highly qualified, competent and hard working
County employee performing a hazardous job.
He doesnít believe that he is overpaid.
He asked the Board for their continued ongoing support over the next
Human Services Commission, spoke as an AFSCME Local 2831 member. She commented that working in the public service is an honor
and they are proud of the services they are able to provide to the public.
She said as public employees they are dependent to be accountable for
every fund and activity and service they do.
She said they are responsible to keep the public safe, to provide
necessary health services and act as advocates for vulnerable populations.
She noted that in the past they have been part of the solution to County
budget woes. She recalled that they
accepted contracts with no COLAís and they agreed to managementís assessment
of the financial and budget issues and they work together to find solutions to
keep services intact.. She said
with the recent focus on County budget, they are being cast as the problem.
She added their wages are spoken of as being excessive.
She noted in The Register
Guard, articles and letters to the editor, Lane County employees are framed
as greedy and uncooperative. She
said they are still working hard and are still dedicated to providing public
services despite the budget crisis and lack of support.
She hoped the Board would break the silence and voice their support for
Lane County employees.
said they are faced with a crisis. He
said America and the whole world are faced with a perfect storm of colliding
realities of quickly depleted oil reserves.
He added the other reality is global warming.
He said they need to convert to biodiesel.
distributed information about biodiesel. He
said it is a Lane County business and boom for Oregon farmers.
He said it requires no new equipment and is less polluting.
Thurston, said he is the Co-Founder of Veteranís for Peace in Lane County.
He said they have a bus and it runs on biodiesel and they have had no
problems. He wanted to see Lane
County join a list of jurisdictions that are setting an example and doing what
they can to contribute to solving this problem. He said they have to do their
part to get away from fossil fuels to alternative energies.
Craig Starr, Land Management, urged the Board and County
managers to be aware of the importance of public supporting their staff at all
times. He commented to do otherwise
is a disservice to the County organization, to its people and to the
constituents. He said lack of
support from the top creates a perception in the work place that employeesí
work is not valued by the County. He
said it could motivate people to look for jobs elsewhere or cause them to become
less productive He said most
important to him is that it can make it hard for the County to attract good
people to work there. He said they
have had several people leave positions in Land Management and it is a tough
time trying to recruit people to fill the positions.
His experience is that most County staff are dedicated and hard working.
He commented in Land Management, staff tries to do the best job they can
under difficult circumstances that are mostly not of their making. He added
their successes should be celebrated by the Board and County management.
He asked the Board to support staff and their positive accomplishments in
their future comments.
Sheriffs Department, said she is a 20 year veteran and has had experience in
Corrections, Court Transport and patrol. She
represented the Lane County Peace Officers Association to voice their feelings
about the Boardís continuous lack of support.
She said they are criticized by the local media and Lane County citizens.
She commented that it is especially true when it comes to wages and
benefits. She said the lack of
support has crippled the Sheriffís Office and has devastated the morale. She asked where the Board was when their character was being
assassinated. She hoped the
department could be supported and compensated for the risks inherent to their
profession, but it has not been the case. She
asked how the citizens could support local law enforcement when the Board
doesnít support their own Sheriffís Department.
Stewart thanked the employees. He said he is one
commissioner that believes the employees do an excellent job.
He believes the employees are not overpaid and they do a great job.
He said he is working to try to improve the situation.
He said he has an open door policy and can also talk to employees.
a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance PA 8-07/In the
Matter of Amending Chapter 2 of the Lane Code Regarding Functions of the County
Administrator and Assistant County Administrator (NBA & PM 7/24/07).
Wilson explained that this
puts into place in the code the changes that are necessary for the Assistant
County Administrator. She added the
item that will follow will do the same thing in the Lane Manual.
Commissioner Stewart opened the Public Hearing.
There being no one signed up to speak, he closed the Public Hearing.
MOTION: to adopt Ordinance
Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.
ROLL CALL VOTE: 5-0.
b. ORDER 07-8-14-1/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 3 of the
Lane Manual Regarding Functions of the County Administrator and Assistant County
Administrator (LM 3.020, 3.136).
Wilson said this part of the Lane Manual has not been revised since
1993. She indicated that it is one
of several that are out of date. She
said this board order is designed to address the Office of County Administration
to add the language regarding the Assistant County Administrator.
She noted on page 3.3 it adds the Assistant County Administrator as one
of the positions that the Board of Commissioners appoints.
MOTION: to approve
Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.
A. Approval of Minutes:
September 27, 2006,
Regular Meeting, Following HACSA
July 10, 2007, Work
Session, 9:00 a.m.
July 11, 2007,
Regular Meeting, Following HACSA
B. Children and
1) ORDER 07-8-14-2/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the
County Administrator to 1) Execute the Oregon Commission on Children and
Families 2007-2009 Intergovernmental Agreement and Amendments, Not to Exceed
$4,725,000 and 2) Healthy Start-Medicaid Administrative Activities 2007-2009
County Intergovernmental Agreement Not to Exceed $66,000.
C. Management Services
1) ORDER 07-8-14-3/In the Matter of Awarding a Contract for
Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) Services to Chambers
Construction Company for the Public Health Building.
2) ORDER 07-8-14-4/In the Matter of Awarding a Contract for
Architectural Services to PIVOT Architecture and Planning for the Public Health
MOTION: to approve the balance of the Consent Calendar with items C1 and C2
Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.
C 1 and C 2
Dwyer asked what they were buying for $1.2 million from PIVOT.
David Suchart, Management Services, responded that over the life of the
contract that could go to 2018 they had to come up with a number. He said they
would do all of the drawings on the building and code compliance, the
engineering and the things with the building officials over the life of the
contracts. He indicated that this
was for architectural and planning services and contract administration.
He added that the reason the number is lower for the CMGC is for
pre-construction. He stated this
was the maximum amount over the life of the contract.
MOTION: to move the two remaining items on the Consent Calendar with the
caveat that Trina Laidlaw, Assistant County Counsel, review the contract to make
sure it is more than the amount and if it is done early, that there is language
to recognize they will not pay people for work they donít perform, subject to
County Counselís review.
Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.
discussed Bill S936, the Fair Elections Act, introduced by Senator Richard
Durbin of Illinois and Senator Spector, to provide for the way federal elections
for Congress are administered. He
said it introduces the concept of a voter owned system where candidates have to
qualify by getting $5 donations and if they qualify, then they receive federal
funds to wage their campaigns and they donít have to go to special interest
groups that dominate American politics.
a. DISCUSSION/Post Secure Rural School Strategic Planning.
Jennifer Inman, Management Analyst, reported the Board set out to
receive citizen input and reformulating the 07/08 budget. She added the Board
was looking for a budget process for 08/09 and beyond and revisiting County
goals as service priorities and reductions.
She said as their team met to look at the Boardís calendar and the
amount of time between the Listening Tour and when the Board would need to adopt
a revision to the 07/08 budget, they found a severe time crunch with the
activities they started. She added the Budget Office reviewed where they stood
for the 06/07 budget and what the options are on ways they might change their
approach to the 07/08 budget to get to where they need to be for the most likely
scenario for the Secure Rural Schools Act for 08/09.
Dave Garnick, Financial Manager, indicated they sat in on a conference
call regarding Secure Rural Schools. He
noted both houses of Congress have introduced a bill that contains a five year
step-down. Garnick said it was clear to him that if something is going to pass
Congress that is what it would be. He
explained under that scenario, the first year is the year we are currently in.
He indicated they wouldnít get a full year of funding if the five year
plan is approved. He said it would
be a ten percent reduction for the next couple of years, going to 40 percent and
then to zero. He said if that is
the most likely scenario, they looked at the Fin Plan with a $540,000 reduction
for 08/09. He added if the five
year step down plan is going to get passed, they only have to do another ten
percent reduction instead of a worst case scenario for loss of funding.
He indicated ten percent in the general fund is about $1.5 million.
He guessed there would be about a $2 million reduction for 08/09.
He recalled that Senate Bill 808 had been approved by the legislature.
He said it allows Lane County to use some of the National Forest timber
receipts currently going into the road fund for patrol purposes.
He noted they had not been able to do that in the past.
Garnick recalled they discussed changing the allocation of the timber
monies that come in and reduced some of the Title II dollars to generate more
revenue for the road fund. He said
his estimate at the time was $1.3 million additional dollars going into the road
fund and that money would be available to fund some of the Traffic Team
activities that are currently funded by court fine revenue.
He commented that if they could subsidize the Traffic Team with forest
receipts, the fine revenue they generate could be diverted into the general
fund. He said in the past year the
team generated about $1.2 million of revenue to support its operations.
He said if they accept the plan, then they could bring $1.2 million into
the general fund and apply it toward the $2 million deficit.
He added the health benefit plan they budgeted was less than what they
were told. He thought they could
achieve additional savings of about $615 per employee in the general fund.
He said that would save about $372,000.
He stated they could apply $1.6 million toward the $2 million reduction.
He thought this would be a way to address what they think the budget for
08/09 looks like without having to do a severe mid-course correction.
He recalled that they have already taken a step down in Public Works.
He believed this would be the most likely scenario.
Fleenor thought there were timing issues with their meeting some time in
the first week of October. He asked
if it had to do with audits.
Inman explained there are adjustments from the auditors on the 06/07
budget that will determine how much they would be able to carry forward for
07/08. She noted a majority of the adjustments will take place in the early part
of October and another set in November. She
said they had already planned a supplemental budget and the Board adopts the
adjustments as a result of the audit and making other changes over the prior six
months. She commented that in order
to do some projections for the 07/08 budget and include the adjustments from
06/07, they are stuck with a limited number of weeks to do a budget process.
She asked if they would want to adopt an alternative by giving direction
about how to implement the budget to be able to put more aside for the next year
or the process to reconvene the Budget Committee and involve them in a priority
setting process. She said they
would have time to convene the Budget Committee and work on the planning and
prioritization tasks for the 08/09 budget and beyond.
Fleenor asked when they should start this.
Inman indicated they had already started the process with the citizen
impute and engagement aspect. She
said they had launched that piece with the Listening Tour, the telephone
polling, and the citizen and employee focus groups that are part of the plan.
She added another part of the component of strategic planning would be to
do an environment scan that would give an opportunity with other key
stakeholders to participate in helping provide information about strategic
Fleenor asked about the key strategic stakeholders.
Inman said they could include the chairs and members of the advisory
committees, union reps, presidents, management team, leadership team and people
who have special knowledge and expertise in demographics or the economy.
She commented that these are external and internal environmental factors
that they havenít looked at since 1999 and many have changed.
She said they need to look at it more closely.
Dwyer commented that they need to be sensitive about the bond rating and
need to put that aspect into whatever planning they have to do to strengthen
their rating instead of weakening.
MOTION: to direct
staff to begin to develop the FY 07/08 budget reduction using the scenario they
discussed, to benefit savings and increasing the lapse and adding the electronic
service prioritization with activities one through four and any other ideas the
Board agrees upon.
Green MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
Green said this would allow the time to do this plan well.
He said they could still do the Listening Tour and the surveys and engage
the citizens. He thought they could
get the input and work well into the policies.
He commented that this was under the Boardís control.
Sorenson thought it was important to follow through on the
recommendation. He thought they
should get started on the next budget. He
thought it could be easier if they had a status quo budget in place for the
Budget Committee to react to. He
thought the Budget Committee should be looking at the big picture long term. He
said as part of this, they need to make sure they are extending their outreach
efforts. He thought they should plan on receiving the federal forest funding.
He thought they should be continuing the public outreach effort and the
idea of another group of Listening Tours. He
thought they could have focus groups where the elected officials were not
present to compare what people say. He thought the polling should follow the
focus group. He commented there was
support and recognition for Lane County employees at the Listening Tours.
He thought they needed increased community outreach and information to
the public. He said there needed to
be increased information from the public to the management team, Board of
Commissioners and other leaders in the county.
He thought it would take discipline and money to do it.
He added the proposal involves the one percent reduction in the spending
in the current fiscal year. He
commented that it would be less painful than any last minute reductions.
Fleenor indicated there was a board order that was approved that had a
time certain date of the first two weeks of October. He asked if Greenís motion should be amended to supersede
the October date.
Wilson explained that it would be easy for staff as a result of the
conversation as part of the implementation to put an amendment on the Consent
Calendar for the next Board meeting that codifies this and has the effect of
Stewart indicated they are dealing with 07/08 and setting up for the
08/09 budget. He asked if there was
thought into the future years after that. He thought a possible two or three
percent lapse might help them two or three years into the future.
Garnick responded that he hadnít had a chance to update the Fin Plan
because they didnít have an ending cash balance from 06/07.
He said it becomes harder to maintain a glide path because as they
maintain several million dollars worth of services that otherwise would have
been cut, then they need that much plus inflation the following years. He
commented the next two years looked good but thought after that they would have
Stewart agreed the Listening Tours have been great.
He wanted to see the Board move forward with more focus groups.
He said once they could see further into the budget and what their future
looks like, he wanted to add the electronic services prioritization reduction
survey to get an Internet poll of the citizens.
Inman recalled the motion was to move forward with the mid-year general
fund budget correction with the one percent lapse option, using those other
revenues and health benefit savings and continue the activities they discussed
with the citizen input and strategic planning including adding the electronic
services prioritization reduction survey. She
asked if the Board wanted them to proceed with the Environmental Scan and Swat
Analysis. She thought it would be a
one day activity with preparation and analysis.
Green was willing to have the analysis.
Dwyer thought it needed to be separate and not part of the motion.
b. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATION/Allow LCARA Staff to Assist in the
Creation of Public Service Announcements for the Exclusive Purpose of Animal
Adoption Utilizing the Services of Lane Metro TV, County Commissioners and
Fleenor said this would exceed the 15 minute rule.
He asked for additional time from LCARA staff to prep and provide for
information so they could have the videographer
do a series of PSAís
Van Vactor said it would be a professional videographer that would do
this. He said they would present a
production ready DVD.
Dwyer asked how much time it would take from LCARA staff.
Fleenor said they would just need the vitals for each animal.
Dwyer said this should be part of what they do.
Green was okay with the concept. He thought this was already in place.
Stewart asked if there were any objections to creating a PSA for the
purpose of improving animal adoptions.
There were none.
Van Vactor indicated that the Board agreed to the request, but asked Rob
Rockstroh, Health and Human Services, to let him know if it becomes too
Dwyer said that Fleenor spent $1,000 out of his own funds to jumpstart
the video conferencing. He thought
the appropriate expenditure was out of the contingency fund, as it
benefits the whole county.
ORDER 07-8-14-7 Transferring $1,000 From the General Fund Operational Contingency to Materials and Services Within General Expense to Pay for Costs Associated with the Video Conference Upgrade Project in the Commissionerís Conference Room.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 07-8-14-7.
Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.
a. REPORT BACK Action Items on Compliance Civil Penalty Worksheet,
Process for Determining Civil Penalties, Appeal Fee, Civil Penalty Accrual
During an Appeal, Appeal Process and Penalties for Cases Involving Commercial
Craig Starr, Land Management, recalled that he came up with several
decision items that needed direction: the
use of the civil penalty worksheet, use of a three person panel for determining
the amount of civil penalties, the current process where there is an appeal fee
plus a deposit of fines that have been accrued to a point in time if someone
wants to appeal.
Starr reported that over the past five years Jeff Towery, Land
Management, used 2001 to 2006 as
his basis. He noted that over 98
percent of compliance actions they initiate are resolved before they get to the
point of determining civil penalties. He
said less than two percent of the people were being assessed a civil penalty.
He said once people receive a letter, they take care of it before it goes
to a hearings officer. He indicated that 7/10ths of one percent of the cases
actually ever get to a hearing where a hearingís officer is involved.
He noted that any time a civil penalty is assessed, they will try to
collect the civil penalty. He added
that the hearings officer is a check and balance on staffís work on the
enforcement action. He noted that
if there is an appeal, the hearingís officer would be used.
He didnít think by tweaking the compliance process that those people
would be any easier to deal with. He
indicated they would have the potential of spending more time and more money and
still ending up in the same place.
Green agreed with staff recommendation for the request for voluntary
compliance. He said when they get
notice of failure to comply, it had taken at least two steps to get to.
He thought they were doing fine with the current policy. He didnít want
to change anything because they currently have a person coming in to complain
about a process.
Stewart agreed it is a good process.
He liked the fact they reduced the appeal fees to $1,500 for appealing a
land use appeal. He was in support
of the recommendation they have put forth.
Dwyer asked what part of the system was broken.
He commented that in most cases this works.
Starr commented that managing an enterprise fund means that it has to
exist on its revenues. He picked $1,500 because it fits with their appeal fees
on the planning side. He expected
those appeals would be at least as contentious as the planning appeal fees.
He said in making the proposal, he was looking out for the financial
interests of the organization. He
indicated that there is a provision built in that if someone is indigent and
truly canít afford to do it, there is a process by which it could be waived.
Sorenson asked if they lowered the amount of the appeal fees if they
would get more appeals. He asked if
that could buy people more time.
Starr responded that another issue is whether they stop penalties
accruing upon appeal. He said if
there is a low threshold to get into the door and if the clock stops, then they
start getting appeals just to delay the matter
Sorenson thought they could collect more money if they lowered the
Starr said since the penalties currently donít stop,
they would continue to accrue until the hearing record is closed.
He doesnít think they gain any money by lowering the appeal fee.
Dwyer wanted to keep it low and let people know that if they lose their
appeal, it would be added to the cost of the appeal.
Wilson explained that it was a deposit on the appeal and if they lose,
they would have to pay the full appeal fee.
Dwyer thought they needed to develop a notice of compliance and the
citizen could attest to what has transpired on their property that would allow
them to stop the process.
Wilson reiterated what the Board asked Starr to do was to prepare a
document for the citizen who has been charged with non-compliance and who is
running up against a daily penalty. She
indicated that citizen could come in and sign and provide evidence of why they
believe they are no longer out of compliance. She added that they not
only have to say it, they have to provide some type of credible evidence.
She said if the citizen is right, then
the clock stops on that date, but if they are wrong, the clock doesnít stop.
Green didnít think the system was broken. He thought they were looking for a problem to fix.
He said they are trying to get people to comply voluntarily.
He added that some people wonít comply no matter what they would do.
Stewart noted that when they get to the penalty phase, they have already
gone through two phases and there were timelines.
He said they are expanding the timelines.
He wasnít opposed to what Dwyer proposed, but he didnít think it
would be a benefit. He said they
have already had months to voluntarily comply.
He said it was his understanding that the fines range from $100 to $1,000
per day. He asked if the maximum
could be $1,500..
Dwyer didnít think they should have to put money in for the appeal
costs. He said the issue is access
and fairness. He said they should
devise a system that gives them access, is fair and treats everyone equally.
Green indicated that they have access and fairness at the front end.
Wilson said there is a cost for an appeal and $1,500 might not
appropriately reimburse the County. She
added that if the County is not reimbursed by the non-compliant person, the
citizens are paying for the cost. She
said if they make it a deposit and the person is found to be in non-compliance,
they would be dealing with someone who has not complied at the first two stages,
they paid their $100 and lost. She
commented in a pure money management situation, that person is not a high
Fleenor thought they should have a caveat printed on the form that it is
a $100 deposit toward a $1,500 liability so they are not misrepresenting the
fact they might lose the money.
Stewart thought the majority of the Board was leaning toward a $100
deposit toward the $1,500 fee and if they lose, they will be charged plus
penalties, and if they win, they
will receive the fees back. He
added they will have a form available to the citizens to show they are in
compliance that would stop the clock if it is deemed they are in compliance.
MOTION: to approve
recommendations 1, 2, 4 5 & 6 and amend item 3 as explained.
Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.
b. ORDER 07-8-14-5/In the Matter of Appointing Karen Bodner to
the Roads Advisory Committee for the At-Large Position.
to approve ORDER 07-8-14-5.
Ollie Snowden, Public Works, thought the Roads Advisory Committee was
the only one in Public Works that fits the template the Board wants to move to.
He said five are appointed by individual commissioners and two are at
large. He noted that this is for an
at-large position. He indicated the
Roads Advisory Committee had a subcommittee that interviewed the three and Karen
Bodner was the recommendation from the subcommittee.
He noted they have three other committees with vacancies and they were
looking for direction on how to transition to the new vacancies.
Green wanted to find out where the districts were.
Stewart indicated that the Agenda Team is scheduling a work session to
work on this. He said they are
going to get all the information they need on the different committees to see if
they can put together a plan to make the committees uniform.
Sorenson asked if they could put off this decision until they have the
work session. He asked if there was
a reason to specifically move forward on this appointment.
Snowden stated that this committee already conforms to where he thought
the Board wanted to go. He
indicated that each commissioner has appointed one member to the committee,
there are two at large and they run those through the committee and the
committee makes the recommendation to the Board.
He noted that Pete Maury was one of the at large positions and he
Fleenor received a call from a Roads Advisory Committee member who
indicated that the Roads Advisory Committee did not make the recommendation
and that it never went through the committee.
Snowden disagreed. He
indicated that the Roads Advisory Committee asked for volunteers to have a
subcommittee. The subcommittee
consisted of Jody Ogle, Tom Poage and Jack Radabaugh for the subcommittee.
Snowden said they interviewed the three candidates and it was a unanimous
recommendation for Karen Bodner. He
added they did a phone poll of the remainder of the committee members and asked
if they were okay with Karen Bodner. He
said they were all in agreement with Karen Bodner.
Dwyer talked to his representative on this committee and they did
interview the people and they did recommend Karen Bodner.
He said he had voted against this person in the past but the committee
made the recommendation who they think they can work with.
Fleenor requested that they postpone this until the Roads Advisory
Committee meets on August 29.
VOTE: 3-2 (Sorenson,
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
a. DISCUSSIONLetter Supporting Task Force on Pesticide Drift Exposure
Rob Rockstroh, Health and Human Services, said the Board got a request
from Jim Goes, Chair of the Health Advisory Committee to write this letter.
He attached a letter to a memo from the Oregon Pesticide Action Working
Group. He took some of the language from the chairís language and
the pesticide working groupís language. He
wrote a letter with the same information and
he was more direct for what they were asking for.
MOTION: to sent the
Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.
CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
Stewart said the Board received a request from ACTSO
requesting their usual $5,000 support.
ORDER 07-8-14-6 Contributing $5,000 from the General Fund Operational Contingency to the Eugene-Springfield NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific, Olympics (ACTSO) Program to Assist in the 2007 ACTSO National Competition
Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.
Green wanted to say the Board will continue their
commitment in the next fiscal year.
Dwyer amended his motion to accept that.
Fleenor accepted the second.
Green discussed the
Summit Solution that took place at the Valley River Inn.
Fleenor stated that
the Summit Solution was a good event and it took place in a good venue.
that Andy Ginsburg from EQC called and said on August 16 they will be addressing
field burning and it is scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m.
The address is 721 NW 9th in Portland.
Van Vactor said he
will ask Rockstroh to attend.
the BLM has made a tentative selection of the management plan for their WOPR.
He asked if the Board wanted Ginny Greeley come to make a presentation of
the options and alternatives.
There was consensus
by the Board to do this.
Sorenson said over
the weekend the annual Gay Pride Day at Alton Baker Park took place.
that County Fair is taking place. He
and Dwyer judged photographs. He
added that tomorrow the Board will be serving pie and ice cream to the seniors
from 10:30 to noon.
EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
Per ORS 192.660 (2)(h) for the purpose of consulting
with counsel on litigation and per ORS 192.660(2)(e) for the purpose of
deliberations with property negotiators.
Dwyer discussed the possibility of an upcoming art
show, calling it a County Art Invitation Festival, asking artists to
participate. He wanted to give a
$2,000 first place winner, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place.
He indicated that submissions into the contest become property of the
Wilson thought this should be brought to Policy and
Dwyer said he would pay for the award.
Fleenor supported this and said he would contribute
$1,000 toward the prize money.
There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart
recessed the meeting into Executive Session at 4:55 p.m.