BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
March 12, 2008
Faye Stewart, presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green,
Sr. and Peter Sorenson present. County
Administrator Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary
Melissa Zimmer were also present.
SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance No. 3-08/In the Matter
of Amending Chapter 4 of Lane Code to Add Exemption to Car Rental Tax for Carbon
Offset Program (LC 4.255) (NBA & PM 2/13/08).
recalled that Enterprise Car Rental contacted them about whether their carbon
offset was exempt from the car rental tax.
She said they informed them it wasnít and it would be subject to the
car rental tax. She indicated they
inquired about having an exemption. She
said they crafted the exemption for the carbon offset charge in such a way that
it is tailored to the type of program they are doing that has flexibility.
She noted the foregoing of the revenue stream was minor in that it was
less than $200. She added this had a social policy behind it.
Faye Stewart opened the Public Hearing.
Enterprise Rent A Car, commented that this was for the public good and it is
being no one else signed up to speak, Commissioner Stewart closed the Public
MOTION: to adopt Ordinance
MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.
ROLL CALL VOTE: 5-0.
ORDER 08-3-12-6/In the Matter of transferring Lane County Parole
and Probation Services from the Department of Health and Human Services to the
Department of Public Safety and Restructuring the Supervisory Authority Team.
Green said there is a MPC meeting and ODOT officials
will discuss the earmark policy they submitted to the Board for comment.
Sorenson indicated he couldnít attend the MPC
meeting. He announced that the City
Club invited Gary Blackmuir, the auditor from the City of Portland to make a
presentation on March 14 and Sorenson will be co-presenting on voter owned
Fleenor announced his community dialogue tomorrow in
Veneta. He added that tomorrow in
Fern Ridge will be a Chamber of Commerce Community Economic Roundtable.
Stewart stated he has met with city mayors and
managers and they discussed three issues the joint elected officials brought up
with public safety. He indicated they are trying to get a meeting with the
police chiefs, the Sheriff, District Attorney, the administrators, mayors and
fire chiefs to talk about public safety and the potential crisis they might be
facing if they lose federal funding. He
hoped they could come up with ideas on how they might address different ways of
doing business. He said if there
are policy decisions that need to be made by the elected officials that those
are presented at the next joint elected officials meeting.
He noted the other items were land use and House Bill 3337 that discussed
the two urban growth boundaries being created.
He said they are on a timeline that shows there are studies taking place
and it will conclude in 2009. He
recommended asking staff to look into pulling out the 190 agreements that have
to do with urban transition agreements. He
wanted staff to narrow the scope to the 190 agreements and have a work session
on those items that they could take to the joint elected officials meeting.
He added they also want to discuss TransPlan.
Stewart reported on his trip to Washington, D.C. He
commented that the best option is the supplemental war funding for Secure Rural
Schools and the hope for a multiple year option is through the Senate.
He said the House would only authorize a one year extension.
He said timing is critical and he didnít get a sense that they would
have any assured knowledge of what would take place before June 1.
CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
Stewart indicated the Board received a letter from
LCOG. He recalled at the LCOG Board
Meeting, the Board recommended to the Board of Commissioners adoption of the
coordinated population forecast. He
said he abstained from the vote. He
noted the other item is a letter he received from Oakridge requesting they
consider extending the Enterprise Zone. He
indicated it would be on the April 2 agenda.
There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart
recessed the meeting at 3:10 p.m.