METROPOLITAN WASTEWATER

SERVICE DISTRICT BUDGET

COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

12:00 Noon

APPROVED 6/1/2008

 

Chair Doug Keeler presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr., Peter Sorenson, Faye Stewart, Hillary Lawd, Dave Garnick, Mary Ann Holser,  County Counsel Teresa Wilson, County Administrator Bill Van Vactor and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

•Past Chair, Doug  Keeler.

II. BUDGET COMMITTEE BUSINESS

 

•Introduction of Service District Budget Committee Members.

•Election of Chair & Vice-Chair.

MOTION: to nominate Doug Keeler as Chair.

Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.

VOTE; Unanimous.

MOTION: to nominate Hilary Loud as Vice Chair.

Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.

VOTE: Unanimous.

•Approval of Minutes:

June 14, 2006, MWSD Budget Committee Meeting, 12:00 noon.

June 28, 2006, MWSD Meeting, 9:30 a.m.

 

MOTION: to approve the above minutes.

 

Stewart MOVED, Green SECONDED.

 

VOTE: Unanimous.

 

III. PRESENTATION OF THE 2007-2008 BUDGET

•David Garnick, Budget/Financial Planning Mgr.

Garnick explained that the district has been winding down for the past couple of years.  He noted in 04/05 they made one of their last payments to the Metro Wastewater Management Commission. He recalled over time the service district has collected property tax dollars and those have been used to pay down the debt.  He added the debt is now retired and the district has fulfilled its purpose.  He indicated that with any of the property tax they still receive, they make a payment periodically to MWMC because that is what the dollars were intended for. He said in 04/05 they made a payment of $130,000 and in the current year they made a payment of $24,000.  He indicated all that is left is $36,900.  He said he budgets some money for materials and services to cover the legal notices and the indirects.  He indicated the money is there in case the service district board decides to do something.  He added at this point there had been no direction to do anything different.  He asked if the service district decided if they were going to do something different.

Van Vactor responded that it wasn’t clear.  He said they discussed this at SEL and they recommended keeping the service district in existence because it is hard to form a new district.

Sorenson asked if they had limitations if they changed the purpose of the district.

Van Vactor indicated he didn’t know as they were waiting for the changes with the Boundary Commission.

Keeler asked if they could discuss this in 2008 at their next meeting.

Green agreed.

Wilson said as annexations occur to the city, the district might need to do its own annexation.  She said this district is formed as a County service district under ORS Chapter 451.  She said if they wanted to add another purpose, it has to be a purpose that is authorized for a County service district.

Garnick indicated any change of the service district may require a vote of the people in the district.

Sorenson asked if they could have options given to them at the next meeting.

IV. PUBLIC HEARING

Chair Keeler opened the Public Hearing.  There being no one signed up to speak, he closed the public hearing.

 

V. DELIBERATIONS AND ACTION

 

•Action Requested: Approve FY 2007-2008 Metropolitan Wastewater Service District Budget and Levying of Taxes in the Amount of $0.

MOTION:  to approve the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Metropolitan Wastewater Service District budget and levy taxes in the amount of $0.

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

VOTE: Unanimous.

VI. ADJOURN

 

There being no further business, Chair Keeler adjourned the meeting at 12:35 p.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary