BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
Hall Main Floor
Commissioner Peter Sorenson presided with Commissioner, Bill Fleenor, Rob Handy and Faye Stewart present. Bill Dwyer was excused. County Administrator Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Liane Richardson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
8. COUNTY COUNSEL
f. ORDER 09-12-2-5/In
the Matter of Referring to Election Changes to the Home Rule Charter and
Directing that it be Placed in the Voters Pamphlet.
Sorenson said they
have been working on charter amendment changes as a result of errors in the
language. He noted they are talking
about making changes to the Lane County Charter that conform with statutory
changes to the Oregon State Law that have not been changed since 1976.
He added that they discussed having a Lane County Charter Review
Committee that will report to the Board after the completion of the Census.
He noted there are a series of elected officials’ compensation options.
He stated the Advisory Committee would be advisory to the Board of
Commissioners. He said the
committee would make the decision on the elected officials’ compensation.
He added there would be the use of a cost of living adjustment to use the
Consumer Price Index (up or down) for County elected officials and it would have
a ten year sunset. He noted the
Public Hearing will be set for December 15 or 16.
Handy was satisfied
with everything they worked on except for the three options for the
Richardson said she
would bring back the base salary based upon the 3rd quarter Portland
CPI. She said if this passes, the
compensation would be rolled back to December 31, 2009.
She added the second option is the Portland Metro CPI, but there is a
sunset clause in ten years. She
noted the third option is an Elected Officials’ Compensation Board appointed
by the County Administrator who doesn’t make recommendations; but the actual
adjustments that are necessary. She
said the fourth option would now state that it would be the average of the
Portland CPI over the last three years, the Social Security Index and any other
options. She said she would look
into possibly combining as many of the technical changes as she can and bring
them back to the Board.
9. PUBLIC WORKS
READING AND SETTING A SEVENTH READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. PA
1249/In the Matter of Co-Adopting the Florence Comprehensive Plan,
'Realization 2020', Transportation System Plan, Wastewater and Water Facilities
Plans, and Stormwater Master Plan for Application within the Florence Urban
Growth Boundary, and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (File PA 08-5363;
Applicant, City of Florence) (NBA & PM, 9/17/08, 10/1/08, 12/10/08, 4/8/09,
b. FIFTH READING
AND SETTING A SIXTH READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. 7-08/In the
Matter of Amending Chapter 10 of Lane Code to Revise and Add Provisions for the
Interim Urbanizing Combining District (/U) Applicable Within The Florence Urban
Growth Boundary (LC 10.122-10, 10.122-13, 10.122-14, 10.122-15, 10.122-30,
10.122-31) (File No. PA 08-5142, Florence) (NBA & PM 11/05/08; 12/10/08,
stated that if people wanted to submit additional materials on either of the
ordinances, the Board would accept
the information. He asked if there
has been interest in setting a Public Hearing.
Howe, Land Management, responded that new information has been provided by the
Florence staff and it is not part of the original ordinances.
He stated they could schedule a Public Hearing on the original ordinances
or set another reading for February or March to allow for the language.
He said staff recommends leaving the record open and setting another
hearing after the Florence City Council makes changes and after the Planning
Commission has had a hearing. He added then the Board could set a hearing that includes
language adopted by the city council.
wanted a Public Hearing to listen to comments and people’s concerns.
He said if they wait for the city council, they will be at the same
situation. He wanted to hear the
comments the public has sooner than later.
He wanted to have a stakeholder meeting with the city and different
people to discuss the issue and then get a package they could move forward.
offered to facilitate this with the mayor, but the mayor said they are going to
try to work it out on their own. He
recommended that if they move to an Eighth Reading, that they move this to
Vorhes, Assistant County Counsel, asked if the Board wanted a reading with the
language that should be in the ordinances or a hearing on the possibilities.
He noted the city council is in the midst of taking action on changes of
policy language and recommendations. He
indicated that the Planning Commission has not reached a recommendation on the
proposal. He recommended letting
the Planning Commission come to a recommendation before a Public Hearing to get
a better sense of the recommendation.
MOTION: to approve a Sixth Reading and setting a Seventh Reading and Public
Hearing for Ordinance No. PA 1249, approve a Fifth Reading and setting a
Sixth Reading and Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 7-08,.keeping the
record open and conducting the hearings on February 17, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
MOVED, Handy SECONDED.
asked if the Florence City Council takes action in December or January if the
Board would want them to schedule a Public Hearing with the Planning
Commission or to delay it.
thought they should schedule a Planning Commission hearing if it was possible.
indicated that there was the possibility of the Planning Commission going to
Florence for that Public Hearing. He
added if the city makes a recommendation, then they will pursue it.
Handy reported that the Board is looking at a carbon sequestration policy in Lane County. He recalled the Board supported the congressional delegation having carbon sequestration to generate revenue with the federal forests and private lands in a different way.
Stewart noted that they reviewed the NACo prescription plan at the AOC conference. He asked if Spartz could review this again so the citizens in Lane County could join the plan.
was told the Attorney General didn’t like it and it was a big issue, but he
will take another look at this.
12. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
Per ORS 292.660(2)(h) for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.
There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson recessed the meeting into Executive Session at 2:40 p.m.