BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

REGULAR MEETING

August 4, 2009

9:00 a.m.

Harris Hall Main Floor

APPROVED 9/16/2009

 

Commissioner Pete Sorenson presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Rob Handy and Faye Stewart present.  County Administrator Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Liane Richardson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

None.

 

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

John Brown, Eugene, stated that he is in the real estate business and was involved in a transaction in which Lane County was a participant. He said he benefited financially from the end result.  He noted on Christmas Day the County helps participate in the Senior Holiday Dinner.  He indicated that he has been a major sponsor every year. He presented the Board a check in the amount of $2,500 for the Senior Holiday Dinner.

 

3. COMMISSIONERS' RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS AND/OR OTHER ISSUES AND REMONSTRANCE

 

Dwyer commented that what is taking place on a national level with right wingers disrupting meetings is crazy.  With regard to health care, he advocates for a single payer system.  He indicated that every industrialized society in the world provides health care for their citizens.  He said it is ridiculous that people are going without health care and are suffering.  He said they need to have serious debates based on the fact, not disruptions.

 

Fleenor supported the concept that every American deserves access to health care.  He said the Board passed a resolution supporting a debate for single payer health care.  He and Handy attended the Clearlake Road restoration process.  He reported that Lane County is pioneering new technology called full depth restoration and they are using it on the Clearlake Road preservation project.  He noted the County will be saving 25 percent to 50 percent cost of the road project.  He added that it will take half the time.

 

Handy thanked John Brown for his contribution and work.

 

Sorenson thought the Boardís resolution in support of including the single payer concept in the debate over Americaís health care reform was a good step.  He hoped over the congressional break the senators and representatives will listen to the millions of Americans who donít have any health insurance.  He hoped congress includes their idea of making sure the single payer concept is used.

 

4. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

 

a. Senate District 7 Interview/Candidate 1.

 

Chris Edwards

 

5. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

 

None.

 

6. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

A. Approval of Minutes:

August 29, 2007, Regular Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

September 12, 2007, Regular Meeting, following HACSA

September 12, 2007, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

September 18, 2007, Work Session, 9:00 a.m.

July 21, 2009, Regular Meeting, following HACSA

July 21, 2009, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

 

B. Children and Families

 

1) ORDER 09-8-4-1/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute Amendment 1 to Oregon Commission on Children and Families 2009-2011 County Intergovernmental Agreement LAN0911 in the Amount of $2,805,063, and Approving the Amended Lane County Commission on Children and Families 2009-2011 Budget Allocation.

 

C. County Administration

 

1) ORDER 09-8-4-2/In the Matter of Authorizing the County Administrator to Execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) for FY09/10 Metro Television Services in an Amount  not to Exceed $102,000.

 

D. Health and Human Services

 

1) ORDER 09-8-4-3/In the Matter of Awarding Contracts to ShelterCare and Catholic Community Services for Lane County's Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.

 

2) ORDER 09-8-4-4/In the Matter of Applying for a Grant in the Amount of $5,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services for Expanding Capacity to Provide Primary Care through the Federally Qualified Health Center.

 

E. Public Safety

 

1) ORDER 09-8-4-5/In the Matter of Accepting the Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for Law Enforcement in the Amount of $530,991, Appropriating the Grant Funds in Revenue and Expense for FY 2010 in Fund 263, Adding 1.0 FTE Training Sergeant and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute All Related Grant Award Documents.

 

F. Public Works

 

1) ORDER 09-8-4-6/In the Matter of Reducing Land Division Fees to Authorize an Application with Fees Equal to Those in Effect in 1999. (Potential Applicant Con Magnuson for the Property Described as Map 17-06-26, Tax Lot 2601 and Map 17-06-27, Tax Lot 500 and 501).

 

2) ORDER 09-8-4-7/In the Matter of Authorizing the County Administrator to Sign an Agreement with BLM in the Amount of $265,000 to Provide Public Works with Title II Funding for the Replacement of Two Existing Culverts with Fish Culverts at Knapp Creek on Nelson Mountain Road.

 

3) ORDER 09-8-4-8/In the Matter of Awarding a Contract to Interstate Mfg. Inc., in the Amount of $392,435.22, for the Purchase of Six (6) New, Open-Top Trailers with Hydraulically Operated Shuffle Floors and Flip Tops, with Six (6) Trade-ins, Contract FY09/10 FS-01.

 

4) ORDER 09-8-4-9/In the Matter of Entering into a Maintenance Services Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the Not-to-Exceed Amount of $314,000 for Two Years to Chip Seal Approximately 44 Miles of State Roads and Authorizing the County Administrator to Sign the Agreement.

 

5) ORDER 09-8-4-10/In the Matter of Approving an Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Regarding the Issuance of Continuous Operation Variance Permits and Authorizing the County Administrative Officer to Sign the Agreement.

 

G. Youth Services

 

1) ORDER 09-8-4-11/In the Matter of Authorizing Youth Services to accept a grant modification from the United States Department of Labor for Youthful Offender Registered Apprenticeship, Alternative Education, and Project Expansion Grants, adding 3.5 FTE and .5 FTE Temporary positions and appropriating $995,108 in revenue and expenditures to Special Revenue Fund 260 for the Lane County Department of Youth Services and Delegate Authority to the County Administrator to Execute the Grant Modification.

 

Handy asked that item 6. F.4) and 6 F.5) be pulled

 

MOTION: to approve the balance of the Consent Calendar.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

6. F. 4)

 

Handy asked if Richardson could contact Marsha Miller, from Public Works. He indicated that he sent e-mails to staff yesterday looking for more information on these items and he hadnít heard back.

 

Richardson received an e-mail back from Miller and she said it was okay to roll these until the next board meeting.

 

 

7. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

 

a. Announcements

 

None.

 

8. COUNTY COUNSEL

 

a. Announcements

 

None.

 

9. PERFORMANCE AUDITOR

 

a. Announcements

 

Stewart Bolinger, indicated that he would provide the Board a written status report later today.  He reported the Justice Courts had wrapped up their amnesty program and they have collected almost $250,000.  He and the Justice Courts will meet with a collection agency to talk about strategies.

 

Fleenor asked if they could look at other countiesí practices and apply it back to Lane County to see why Lane County is higher than other counties with regard to the same service.   He thought there could be some general fund subsidy.  He commented that when they have such a major discrepancy, they could have a policy to look into it.

 

Bolinger indicated that he consults with audit colleagues in Oregon and California all the time.

 

10. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

 

a. Senate District 7 Interview/Candidate 2.

 

Mark Callahan

 

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson recessed the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary