BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

REGULAR MEETING

November 12, 2008

1:30 p.m.

Commissioners’ Conference Room

APPROVED 11/25/2008

 

Commissioner Faye Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr., and Peter Sorenson present.  County Administrator Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Liane Richardson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

15. PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

a. PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDER 08-11-12-7/In the Matter of Receiving Comments from the Public Through a Public Hearing About Lane County's Performance of Community Development Block Grant PO 5027.

 

Mike McKenzie-Bahr, Economic Development, explained that this is a project they have been working on for three years.  He indicated that it is the replacement of the water system, water pipeline and water tank for Blue River.  He said they got permission from the state to hold this public hearing so they could wrap up the paperwork.  He indicated that this order allows for final signatures for the project.  He noted that there is still some construction work taking place and it will be completed by the end of the year when the project is officially closed.

 

McKenzie-Bahr reported that this project had met the state goals at the time the funds were applied for.  He indicated that this is for water for 190 people.  He recalled that their survey showed 71 percent were low income and it met the state mandates for the project.  He noted there was no financial cost to the County.  He added that every element of this project had come in under budget and they have been able to expand the scope of the project.  He recalled that it was a $1 million grant and they will spend $997,790.

 

Commissioner Stewart opened the Public Hearing.  There being no one signed up to speak, he closed the Public Hearing.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 08-11-12-7.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

16. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Green announced an AOC Legislative meeting for Monday.  He added that the AOC Conference takes place next Tuesday through Friday.

 

17. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD

 

None.

 

18. OTHER BUSINESS

 

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart adjourned the meeting at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary