August 6, 2008
Commissioners' Conference Room
Faye Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green,
Sr., and Pete Sorenson present. County
Counsel Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Terry Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa
Zimmer were also present.
1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
indicated that there will be a draft order for the Coordinated Population
Forecast from yesterday under 17 a. He
said there will be an update on the planning applications
Lonnie Clark, Eugene,
said she has been employed as a tax resolution specialist.
She stated she is licensed with the IRS, allowing her to represent tax
payers through the IRS. She
thought there was misuse of funds from the Bobby Green campaign.
She contacted the Handy campaign after the election to find out what was
going to happen. She stated the lack
of concern by the County Administrator about lack of discrepancies have forced
her to speak out. She said after she
received the information form the Handy campaign and e-mails between the County,
she asked the County to hire an independent auditor and conduct an investigation
of Green expenditures and re-establish protocol.
She thought Green was reimbursed twice for travel expenses in March 2007.
She was told by the County that Greenís receipts were incorrectly filed
at the County and were unattainable. She
thought it was a direct violation of the Oregon Public Records laws.
asked Clark to contact Dave Garnick to discuss this.
Stewart spoke with Garnick and Garnick has verified all the expenditures.
Eugene, wanted to give her three minutes to Roy Keene.
She agreed with Keene and supported the issue.
Eugene, asked the County commissioners to listen to concerns about the removal
of timber harvest tax in the state of Oregon, enacted in 1999 for property
owners who own more than 5,000 acres.
stated that he has petitions about the removal of the timber harvest tax.
He asked his time be deferred to Roy Keene.
Roy Keene, Eugene,
distributed information, copy in file. He
discussed the loss of tax revenue since 1999 to Lane County from the rescission
of the harvest privilege tax. His
concern is that Lane County has the largest industrial harvest of ownerships of
over 5,000 acres in Oregon. He added
they have incurred large property tax losses and property losses.
He said they need information on how much revenue has been lost by
industrial forest land timber on the land not being taxed as real property and
by the loss of funds from the lost of harvest tax revenues.
Approval of Minutes
Health and Human Services
ORDER 08-8-6-1/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 3 of the Lane Manual to
Create a One-Year Term for Public Officials Serving on the Community Action
Advisory Committee; Amending Chapter 3 of the Lane Manual to Change Membership
Size from 15 to 12; Approving Committee By-Law Changes (LM 3.530).
ORDER 08-8-6-2/In the Matter of Denying the Petition to Vacate Portions
of First Avenue (Co. Rd. 856), the
Alley in Block 28 and Falcon Street in the Plat of Heceta Beach (Bk. 7,
P. 25), Lane County, Oregon Plat Records (18-12-04-13 & 42).
ORDER 08-8-6-4/In the Matter of Authorizing the County Administrator to
Execute a Lien Settlement in the Amount of $10,000 on Property Owned by Lisa K.
Hathorn and Described as 1452 Juniper Lane, Springfield, Oregon, Assessor's Map
17-03-27-33 Tax Lot 900.
MOTION: to approve
the Consent Calendar.
MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
RESOLUTION 08-7-6-3/In the Matter of Recognizing August 2008 as Local
Breastfeeding Awareness Month.
wanted to change the resolution to August 2008 and September 2008 to make people
aware of the benefits of breastfeeding.
MOTION: to approve
RESOLUTION 08-7-6-3 with the addition of September 2008.
MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
read the resolution into the record.
DISCUSSION Social Hosting.
reported that seven people have lost their lives in Cottage Grove.
He wanted to get Board approval to draft an ordinance.
thought it was important to move ahead and provide the tools to create the
indicated that she has not done any legal work to analyze it.
She said Stewart brought this item to have a discussion.
Lawry, wanted to find a way to help law enforcement site the people who are
actually hosting the parties. She
said the social host ordinance would be able to site the actual location of the
under age parties.
to direct County Counsel to address concerns about drinking and
delegating an underage drinking and social host ordinance.
said they have a number of choices that have implications.
She asked if the Board wanted it to be a civil or criminal action.
wanted to design an ordinance that allows the police to keep the money
associated with the response.
withdrew his motion.
said she would come back with some analysis.
wanted it to be civil, not criminal.
indicated that he would support it based upon evidence that there is a
significant statistical reduction in mortality.
REPORT BACK Goal Setting.
recalled that last Tuesday the Board had a Goal Setting session.
Inman, Management Analyst, presented the summarized version for the goals and
discussion for Lane County in 2020. (Copy
in file). She recalled the Board
also met last March to discuss strategic direction for the organization.
She noted at that time the Board focused on shaping and implementing the
fiscal year 08/09 budget and to come back in the summer once the budget was
adopted to discuss next steps in transition of the organization beyond the
Secure Rural Schools funding.
indicated what was missing was the Board possibly putting an initiative on the
said she can add that to the summary.
said they have to be able to verify that there is a level of support.
He didnít want to commit, but ask that it be a substantial number to
address a specific need. He thought
that language would be useful.
wanted to use a sixty month plan
said she would bring back as next steps developing a longer term plan and how
the plan could be implemented and reported on.
wanted to state that they donít want to depend on federal funding.
He also wanted to keep the plan simple enough so citizens will understand
it and support it.
wanted to insert what opportunities exist post Hynix.
reiterated that for the vision of Lane County government in 2020, the long range
vision that County government will exist at a level the public supports, the
purpose of County government scope services may be limited, county government
may be less dependent on federal government and Lane County will continue to
provide contracted services for the state and federal government.
He stated they have four overarching goals: 1) develop Lane Countyís
economic engine; 2) provide outstanding constituent services; 3) build public
trust through intensive communication engagement and 4) develop a five year plan
for Lane County.
indicated that she will take these comments and bring them back on a board order
on the Consent Calendar.
DISCUSSION Letter to Hynix.
recalled the Board had a dynamic discussion on Hynix.
He put together a letter to send to Hynix to identify what the center of
the Board wanted around Hynix moving.
wanted to meet with Hynix in putting together a plan for the use of the facility
once it closes.
asked to change the third paragraph to encourage them to consider partnering and
or converting the current facility into a production facility and to meet with
hoped Hynix responds to their letter. He
accepted the changes to the letter.
MOTION: to send the
letter as amended.
MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
reported that all commissioners received a letter from a constituent appealing a
decision from Land Management. He
gave it to Vorhes to include in the record.
He indicated appropriated measures have been taken.
will not be here tomorrow. His said
is community dialogue will take place with
Councilor Mike Clark.
announced the County Fair starts next week and the Board of Commissioners will
have a booth.
announced there will be a Legislative Committee meeting tomorrow.
He recommended have a questionnaire at the Fair about County government.
EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart recessed the meeting at 11:45 a.m.