BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
REGULAR MEETING
March 30, 2010
1:30 p.m.
Harris Hall Main Floor
APPROVED 7-14-2010  

Commissioner Bill Fleenor presided with Commissioner Rob Handy, Pete Sorenson 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.  COMMISSIONERSí BUSINESS

d.  DISCUSSION/Briefing on the Draft Recovery Plan for the Upper Willamette River for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead.

Suzanne Knapp, National Resources Advisory to Governor Kulongoski and Gail Achterman, Institute for National Resources, OSU, gave a presentation on the Draft Recovery Plan for the Upper Willamette River for Chinook and Steelhead.  (Copy in file).

9.  COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stewart announced April 8 at 6:00 p.m. at McKenzie High School is the Underage Drinking Awareness Conference.  He hoped the other commissioners will attend.  He met with Jean Tate to discuss  a project with United Way and she mentioned that the CAPS group will be having a town hall meeting at the Lane Events Center .  She noted there is a charge that is being asked of them of $250 for meeting space, to set up for chairs and requirements for insurance. Stewart said Tate would pay with her own funds.  He told her he would ask the Board to see if they could cover that through the Commissionersí Discretionary Fund.  He asked if the Board could do that.

Richardson indicated that the Board could use the Boardís discretionary funds for anything they wished.  She added that the Board has used it for a variety of purposes in the past.

Fleenor asked if they were sufficient discretionary funds.

Spartz indicated they had the money.

Stewart requested $500.

Handy said he would be supportive and he requested support for the Human Rights Summit for the first week of April.  He asked for Board support.  He wanted a comprehensive look at the contingency fund instead of in an ad hoc way.

Fleenor asked if they should be paying for all of the CAPS meetings and other public sectors asking for meetings.  He asked if they also had to pay for the insurance certificates.

Richardson responded that an insurance certificate would be a separate issue.  She recommended the Board pay the fee to the organization so the organization is utilizing the money, not the Events Center for the purpose. She stated she hasnít reviewed the Fairgrounds  requirements for insurance.

Sorenson asked why CAPS couldnít hold their meeting at a place that charged a lower fee.  He wanted more answers to the questions.  He said they were told it was going to be a volunteer effort and not involve taxpayer funds. 

Stewart indicated that Tate did not ask him for any money.  She told him what the cost was and he thought it was something the Board could pay for as they are operators of the Events Center .

Fleenor thought they had to be careful about setting a precedent without thinking of the consequences.

Handy wanted to give this matter to the agenda team to take requests from the commissioners.  He indicated that he will put in a request for the Human Rights Conference.

Fleenor indicated the agenda team is meeting tomorrow and they will take this up.  He said they need to know how much money is in the contingency and what the other commissioners will be requesting.  He indicated that they could put this under other business.

10.  EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

None.

11.  OTHER BUSINESS

None.

There being no further business, Commissioner Fleenor adjourned the meeting at 3:20 p.m. 

Melissa Zimmer
Recording Secretary