January 5, 2009
Stewart presided the meeting at 1:30 p.m. until the election of the Chair.
Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Rob Handy and Peter Sorenson were
present. County Administrator Jeff
Spartz, County Counsel Liane Richardson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer
were also present.
TO THE AGENDA
Election of Chair and Vice Chair was inadvertently left off the agenda.
It will take place between Public Comments and Emergency Business.
OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
to nominate Peter Sorenson as Chair.
to nominate Bill Fleenor as Vice Chair.
Dwyer MOVED, Handy
There was also a
presentation for the outgoing Chair.
that remonstrance is a term in the Oregon Constitution. He said it is something that is guaranteed to every
representative and senator on the floor of the House and Senate.
He said they could remonstrate on any topic and they were
constitutionally protected at the state level from anything that is said on the
House or Senate floor. He commented
that Commissioners’ Business is about the commissioner.
He added that remonstrance is broader.
He said it allows the Board to state what is on their mind. He recalled that he put it on the agenda when he was chair
because he thought it was important to give everyone an opportunity to talk
about anything they wanted.
Handy to the table. He thanked the
Board for electing him Board Chair this year.
He reminded the Board to keep Tuesday, Tuesday evening and Wednesdays
open. He asked County Counsel, the
County Administrator and the Auditor to be available at those times.
Stewart for his work as Chair. He
thanked Dwyer for his history of remonstrance.
He suggested using common language the public understands.
He wanted help to spell out acronyms for better communication with the
Stewart thanked the
Board for their support the past two years.
He stated that they have accomplished a lot the past two years and dealt
with difficult times.
a. ORDER 09-1-5-2/In
the Matter of Appointing Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of County
Commissioners, HACSA, and the Board of Heath.
that he had struck out HACSA and Board of Health from the proposed Board order.
He stated the next time HACSA and the Board of Health meet they can have a
similar board order. He recommended bringing this back on the Consent Calendar
b. ORDER 09-1-5-1/In
the Matter of Establishing Good Governance Principles and Practices for the Lane
County Board of Commissioners.
The Board discussed
the draft Board order. The changes
will come back on Wednesday’s agenda.
Fleenor announced that he will be attending a 7:00 p.m. meeting in Dunes
SESSION as per ORS 192.660
192.660(2)(d) for the purpose of deliberations with labor negotiators.
There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson adjourned the
meeting at 5:05 p.m.