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January 21, 1998


Harris Hall Main Floor

1:30 p.m.

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



a. PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDER 98-1-21-12/In the Matter of Certification of Final Assessments for Improvements to Irving Road from River Road to Highway 99 and Setting Lien Values Against Properties.

Don Maddox, Public Works, provided an overview of the order (see material on file). Maddox stated the total amount to be assessed for the project was $375,581.

Maddox stated the original mailing was sent out in October 4, 1994 and notices were sent to pending liens. He said because the project was so large in scope it was broken into two stages.

Cornacchia opened the public hearing.

Art Clingenpeel, 468 Irving, Eugene, stated that the work done on the sidewalks and curbs was not satisfactory.

Cheryl Hunt, 2690 Stratford Street, Eugene, expressed concern about why she was assessed and her neighbors were not. She said her driveway goes onto Stafford Street. Hunt read a letter from Carol Matteson, 2691 Stratford Street, Eugene, expressing Hunt's concerns.

Don Elder, 1139 Coburg Road, Eugene, stated he supported the road improvements on Irving Road. He said his cousin was killed by an automobile on Irving Road.

Dan Chammess, 2023 Floral Hill, Eugene, stated he owned two pieces of property on Irving Road and wanted to bring to the Board's attention that there was a gross inequity for the interest rates.

Doug Priaux, 1035 Irving Road, Eugene, questioned his liability for his assessment because he moved into his home in March, 1997. Priaux also said he shared his driveway with several other households and they were not assessed.

Paula Cody, 375 Irving Road, stated she had difficulties in paying her assessment. Cody asked about when all the improvements were done on Irving Road, why weren't they consolidated and completed at one time to save money.

Gary Hubbert, 1050 Irving Road, stated he has lived at his residence for 23 years. Hubbert questioned how this project benefited his family because his property is resale value would go down.

Cornacchia stated that from the public comments several issues were brought up and those included: policy issues (interest rates and the general assessment policy), quality assurance of a completed project, pre-policy disposition of individuals who do not have access to Irving Road, and individuals who share a driveway and the determination of assessments.

Cornacchia closed the public comments.

Cornacchia re-opened the public hearing.

MOTION: Continue the public hearing and Order 98-1-12-12 until February 11, 1998.

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


MOTION: Approval of Order 98-1-21-10 (Item 8. F. 1.) from the morning consent calendar).

Bill Van Vactor, County Administrator, said the question raised by Commissioner Green would be addressed; however, he would not sign the contract and if Green was not satisfied at the end of a meeting with the Department of Youth Services, then a special meeting would be called by the Board chair.

Green MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.
There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

Recorded by Tarra Withers
Edited by Zoe Gilstrap 

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