BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSí

REGULAR MEETING

May 11, 2010

1:30 p.m.

Harris Hall Main Floor

APPROVED 4-27-2011

 

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

 

10. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

 

a. ORDER 10-5-11-4/In the Matter of Re-Prioritizing FY 2010 Metro TV Funding for Community Outreach to Develop a Video on the Reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools Act.

 

Alex Cuyler, reported that this is a follow up to previous work regarding the Secure Rural Schools Act.  He indicated that  he had seen a video that had come out of Jackson County that is an educational based video dealing with the history of O & C Lands.  He recalled the Board asked him to come back with some information to produce a documentary about the O & C Lands.  He, Robert Lewis, Metro T.V. and Amber Fossen, Public Information Officer met with Eric Schmidt, Communications Director, Association of Oregon Counties and Schmidt agreed to develop a script.  He said they talked about the educational focus and being able to use this as a resource for the Partnership of Rural America campaign.  He indicated the video length would be ten minutes maximum.

 

MOTION:  to approve ORDER 10-5-11-4.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Handy SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

b. RESOLUTION 10-5-11-5/In the Matter of Support for Oregon Department of Human Services 2011-13 Biennium Priorities.

 

Spartz explained that this is a request to approve a resolution for input to the Oregon Department of Human Services.  He said they hold budgetary forums across the state to determine the local level of needs and priorities.  He said it is a proposed expression of priorities by the Board of Commissioners.  He added they will need to address other issues as the legislature determines what the priorities are in basic mental health funding.

 

Cuyler said this should not be taken as their overall legislative platform when it comes to public, community health or mental health issues.  He stated that he developed this because tomorrow the  DHS is holding a forum at LCC.  He said people are vocalizing that the state should put off construction of the state hospital.  He added that in between the time he wrote this today, the DHS selected their contractor to build the hospital in Junction City.  He said this was a suggestion to the state that the Board is in support of the construction plans for Junction City, but also recognizes that there has to be a support system for the large institutions.  He and the support system is a community based mental health system, involving smaller facilities that integrate individuals back into their communities that have family and community support.  He indicated that they have to let the legislature know that that has to be funded as well.

 

Dwyer noted they are building a hospital in Salem and the staff ration for the hospital in Junction City is four staff people for each patient.  He thought there was a cheaper model to deliver mental health treatment. 

 

MOTION: to approve RESOLUTION/10-5-11-5.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Stewart SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

11. COMMISSIONERíS BUSINESS

 

a. REPORT/Siuslaw National Forest, Central Coast District.

 

Pam Gardner, District Ranger, Siuslaw National Forest, gave a report on the Siuslaw National Forest. (Copy in file).

 

12. COMMISSIONERSí ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

None.

 

13. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

(Commissionersí Conference Room)

 

Per ORS 192.660 (2)(h) for the purpose of pending litigation.

 

14. OTHER BUSINESS

 

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Fleenor recessed the meeting at 3:10 p.m.

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary