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REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
February 11, 1998
Harris Hall Main Floor 9:00 a.m.

Chair Steve Cornacchia presided with Ellie Dumdi, Bobby Green, Sr., Peter Sorenson, and Cindy Weeldreyer present. Tarra Withers, Recording Secretary.

1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

An emergency business item was presented by County Counsel and Elections.

#2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

None.

3. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cornacchia stated there was a vacant position on the Planning Commission. He said he and Commissioner Dumdi would review the applications on file and determine whether or not to make a recommendation to fill the vacant position.

Bill Van Vactor, County Administrator, recommended that Commissioners Cornacchia and Dumdi contact Kent Howe to discuss the attrition period for the Planning Commission to help determine whether or not the position needs to be filled at this time.

Commissioner Dumdi stated she was selected to the Oregon State Fair Commission. She said the commission is scheduled to meet every other month.

Commissioner Green stated Dr. Michael Lindsey would be visiting the area to discuss diversity and over-representation of minorities in the juvenile justice system. He said Dr. Michael Lindsey would be in Eugene on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of February. Green said Dr. Lindsey's appearances would be free to the public, and people interested in attending his discussions could contact the Commission on Children and Families.

Commissioner Weeldreyer said she would continue to discuss an AOC (Association of Oregon Counties) subcommittee issue of an Emergency Management Fund and work with other agencies to present a united front to the legislators in the 1999 session. Weeldreyer stated the public was invited to tour the US West facility in Eugene on February 19, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. and learn how technology works with phone cables and computers.

Sorenson stated the Oregon Asian Celebration would be held at the Lane County Fairgrounds on February 14th and 15th.

4. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

a. OSU/Lane County Extension Update.

Janet Calvert, Extension Agent, provided the Board with the Oregon State University/Lane County Extension quarterly update. Calvert said the Lane County Extension Services would be hosting a Town and Country Living Seminar, February 28th at Willamette High School. She said the seminar offers 30 classes on a wide range of topics. Calvert said the cost to attend the seminar is $11.

Calvert said Lane County Extension services is scheduled to host a Horse Conference (April 4, 1998) and a Step Family Conference (April 18, 1998).

Susan Bussler, 4-H Developer, introduced Marshall Clements and Danna Magnuson, two of the five outstanding 4-H members who attended the National 4-H Congress held in Memphis, Tennessee.

Clements stated he began 4-H in the 4th grade with an interest in photography. Clements stated 4-H has helped him gain self-confidence and skills to teach others about photography. He said he participates and organizes community service projects. Clements said he has worked with The Register-Guard's 20 Below staff and several of his photographs were published in the newspaper.

Magnuson stated she began 4-H in the 2nd grade with an interest in food. She said she has learned a wide variety of skills in 4-H. Magnuson said her latest and most recent project was to raise and train a puppy as a guide dog. She said she would like to attend George Fox College and study elementary education.

Bussler said 4-H would be having demonstrations at the Gateway Mall in Springfield on March 7, 1998 to encourage youth opportunities in 4-H.

Responding to Weeldreyer's question of who to contact if a youth was interested in 4-H, Bussler said they could call the Extension Services (682-4243). Bussler said other avenues were through various 4-H clubs and school delivery methods.

Dumdi said she is familiar with Clements and Magnuson, and it was nice to see recognition provided for kids who contribute to the community.

Cornacchia concurred with Dumdi's comments.

5. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

To be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Board of Commissioners Conference room.

6. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

a. Announcements

Van Vactor said the Future Focus Task Force is close to deliberation.

b. ORDER 98-2-11-1/In the Matter of Applying for Additional Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding for Elevating Residences Above the Flood Plain in the Mapleton Area.

Stephanie Schulz, Rural Community Improvement Council Coordinator, provided an overview of the Order (see material on file).

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

Dumdi MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.

Dumdi said money for this project would come from the federal government and the individual home owners.

VOTE: 5-0.

Weeldreyer thanked Schulz for her work.

7. CONSENT CALENDAR

A. Approval of Minutes

B. County Counsel

1) ORDER 98-2-11-2/In the Matter of Receiving the Boundary Commission Results on the Formation of the McKenzie/Mohawk Sheriff's Law Enforcement District and Setting a Date for the Final Hearing.

2) ORDER 98-2-11-3/In the Matter of Approving Modifications to the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) Intergovernmental Agreement.

C. Children and Family Services

1) ORDER 98-2-11-4/In the Matter of Awarding a One-Year Contract to Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory for Professional Services for Project Evaluation of the Lane County Prevention Coalition in the Amount of $73,501.00 With a Possible Amendment for an Additional Year in the Same Amount Contingent on Satisfactory Performance, and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute the Contract and Subsequent Amendment.

D. Health and Human Services

1) ORDER 98-2-11-5/In the Matter of Awarding Contracts for Pacific Gateway, Providence, and PeaceHealth Hospitals to Become Members of the LaneCare Provider Panel for the Period 11/1/97-9/30/98.

E. Human Resources and Management Services

1) ORDER 98-2-11-6/In the Matter of Approval of Claim Settlement Regarding Property Damage of Lane County.

2) ORDER 98-2-11-7/In the Matter of Authorizing the Sale of Surplus County-Owned Real Property to Murphy Company (Adjacent to 6399 Highway 126, Florence Map 18-11-30-20-01200).

F. Public Works

1) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 98-2-11-8/In the Matter of Acquiring Fee or Other Interests in Portions of Certain Real Properties for the Reconstruction and Improvement of Coburg Road, M.P. 6.65 to 7.41 (Willamette Street) and Pearl Street M.P. 0.00 to 0.39.

2) ORDER 98-2-11-9/In the Matter of Awarding a Three Year Requirements Contract to Pacific Petroleum Corp. for the Purchase of Fuel and Fueling Services, Contract No. RFP97/98 FS-01.

3) ORDER 98-2-11-10/In the Matter of Entering into the McKenzie River Cooperative Maintenance Partnership with the Eugene Water and Electric Board, City of Eugene, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, United States Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Partnership Agreement.

4) ORDER 98-2-11-11/In the Matter of Approving a Contract with Lumberman's Building Centers to Purchase and Deliver Boarding Floats and Fishing Dock to Westlake Boat Landing and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign the Contract.

5) ORDER 98-2-11-12/In the Matter of Releasing, Dedicating and Accepting Parcel "A" of Seventh Addition, to Deerhorn Ranch Acres, Book 59, Page 27, A Parcel of County Owned Real Estate, as a County Road (17-15-17) (Bridge Street) (County Road # 2026).

6) ORDER 98-2-11-13/In the Matter of Offering a Deed of Land to be Used as a Public Road Easement for Public Roads (South 70th Street, South 71st Street, South E Street, Ivy Street) in the City of Springfield (17-02-35; 18-02-02).

7) ORDER 98-2-11-14/In the Matter of Setting a Public Hearing on the Proposed Vacation of a Portion of an Unnamed Public Road in Block 2 of the Plat of Lake View as Platted and Recorded in Book 10, Page 6, Lane County, Oregon Plat Records (16-07-19-11) (Public Hearing: April 1, 1998, 1:30 p.m., Harris Hall Main Floor).

Commissioner Sorenson requested that items 7.b.1 and 7.b.2. be pulled.

MOTION: Approval of the balance of the Consent Calendar.

Weeldreyer MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.

Referring to 7.b.1), Order 98-2-11-2, Sorenson noted a typographical error for a degree symbol on page 28 of Exhibit A. Sorenson asked if there were islands within the area that would not be included in the McKenzie/Mohawk Sheriff's Law Enforcement District.

Teresa Wilson, County Counsel, said there were some islands in the area that would not be part of the law enforcement district and the area of law enforcement was outlined in the Order's Attachment A.

Weeldreyer asked if individuals could be exempt from the law enforcement boundaries.

Wilson said if property owners wished to seek exemption for their parcel they could contact the boundary commission and request an annexation.

MOTION: Approval of Order 98-2-11-2.

Dumdi MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.

In reference to Order 98-2-11-3, Sorenson asked if the MWMC (Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission) set charges and connection fees for the regional sewer services, would the cities of Springfield and Eugene be required to adhere to fee standards.

Wilson said the cities had the ability to charge different rates; however, the MWMC would be provide the base rate.

Green stated that the section Sorenson was referring to (page 4, section 3. f.) should not be taken out of context. Green said the MWMC is concerned that the cities do not charge less than what is recommended by the MWMC.

Weeldreyer stated if there is to be an increase in fees, then the governing authority that makes the request should be elected rather than appointed. She said the document appears to present that agreement.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

Green MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.

8. REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

Seek possible options to determine the assessment for residents who share a common driveway. Examine the suggestions from Commissioner Cornacchia and Commissioner Sorenson.

9. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

1) ORDER 98-2-11-16/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 2 of Lane Code to Revise Procedures and Deadlines for Voters' Pamphlet, Add Procedures for a County Voters' Pamphlet, Make Modifications to Conform to Current State Law and Declare an Emergency (First Reading and Set Second Reading and Public Hearing: February 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m., Harris Hall Main Floor).

Wilson stated this Order would provide an opportunity for the Sheriff's law enforcement district to be in the statewide voters pamphlet. Wilson said it would be possible to change the Lane County Code to revise the time change so that the Board could appoint a committee to write an explanatory statement. Wilson said basic language was outlined in the Order if the Board ever decided to have a County pamphlet.

Sorenson asked why this item was considered an emergency item.

Wilson said there was a timeline if the Board was to have this ready for the May 1998 election.

Annette Newingham, Elections, said candidates from the City of Springfield, City of Eugene, and Lane County could be included in the state voters pamphlet if they submit the information to the state.

MOTION: Approve first reading and set second reading and public hearing February 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m. Harris Hall Main Floor for Order 98-2-11-16.  Dumdi MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.

 

Tarra Withers, Recording Secretary
Edited by Zoe Gilstrap

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