BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
REGULAR MEETING

May 5, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Harris Hall Main Floor
APPROVED 1-12-2011

Commissioner Pete Sorenson presided with Commissioner Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor and Rob Handy present.  Faye Stewart was excused.  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

None.

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

Fleenor announced that Florence is hosting the annual Rhododendron Festival on May 15, 16 and 17.

Handy wished everyone a Happy Cinco de Mayo. Handy acknowledged the rain storm.  He hoped Lane County gets more rain before summer.  He commended Dwyer on his fine work over the decade.

Sorenson discussed the Swine Flu issue.  He and Fleenor were present at the opening of the Riverstone Clinic.  

4. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

a. ORDER 09-5-5-1/In the Matter of Amending Resolution/Order No. 09-3-18-11 Accepting a $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant Fund for the Row River Water System Improvement Project and Authorizing the County Administrator to Sign the Grant Agreement Documents.

Mike McKenzie-Bahr, Economic Development, said there were adjustments made to the Board order.  He said they received a grant from Oregon Economic and Community Devleopment to do rehabilitation on the Row River water system to replace the water treatment facility that is over 50 years old.  He originally assigned authority to the County Administrator.  He said the board order was changed to explain how they were going to spend it and a sentence was cut out that he didnít notice.  He indicated the contract is at the state and they are holding it because they donít have a board order showing the County Administrator had the authority to sign the contract.

MOTION:  to approve ORDER 09-5-5-1.

Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.

VOTE: 4-0.

5. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

a. PRESENTATION/Census 2010 - Complete Count Committee.

Michelle Mahr, Census Bureau, gave a presentation on Census 2010 and the Complete Count Committee (Copy in file).

Sorenson asked for an update in two months.

b. Draft Letter on Lane County Labor Council

Sorenson indicated this is a letter to C.J. Mann.  He said it has undergone review and discussion.

MOTION: to send the letter.

Fleenor MOVED, Handy SECONDED.

VOTE: 4-0.

6. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

a. Announcement

Spartz discussed the ongoing concern about the spread of H1N1.

7. COUNTY COUNSEL

a. Announcements

None.

8. PERFORMANCE AUDITOR

a. Announcements

None.

9. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD

Letter from Carol Berg Caldwell

Sorenson wanted to make a request of a snapshot of releases so the Board gets an idea of publicly available information.  He wanted to formulate a response to her letter and public comment.  He said there is confidential information in making release decisions.  He wanted to request a snapshot.  He wanted to use yesterdayís date and a request for the non-confidential information that led to the decision yesterday on the capacity and any other releases.

Spartz thought it was a reasonable approach to deal with the questions asked.

10. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sorenson stated that Zoe Gilstrap sent out a memo to the Board dated May 4, 2009 with a list of suggested agenda topics for the Board to review. He wanted them returned to Zoe by next Wednesday and then she will report on the basics of how many people responded and whether they want to pursue an item or not.

Dwyer announced that the Serbu Center is having a sale on plants.

Sorenson announced that SB 944 was passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee.

There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson recessed the meeting at 11:35 a.m.  

Melissa Zimmer
Recording Secretary