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June 10, 1998
METROPOLITAN WASTEWATER SERVICE DISTRICT-BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
12:00 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room

Commissioner Ellie Dumdi presided with Commissioners Bobby Green, Sr., Peter Sorenson and Cindy Weeldreyer present. County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson, Senior Management Analyst David Garnick and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present. Commissioner Steve Cornacchia was absent.

I. Introduction of Service District Budget Committee Members

Dumdi introduced the Service District Budget Committee Members, Marie Bell, Doug Keeler, Peter Ruffier, and Walt Meyer. Members Mary Ann Holser and Carol Jones were excused.


II. Budget Committee Business

Election of Chair & Vice-Chair

Dumdi declared nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair open.

Walt Meyer was nominated as Chair of the Lane County Metropolitan Wastewater Service District Budget Committee with Marie Bell nominated as Vice-Chair.

There being no further nominations, Dumdi declared the nominations closed.

MOTION: to approve the slate of nominated chairs.

VOTE: passed unanimously.

Dumdi declared Chair Walt Meyer in charge of the meeting.

III. Presentation of 1998-99 Budget

Lane County Staff

Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission Staff

Garnick provided information from the Lane County Metropolitan Wastewater Service District proposed budget for the fiscal year 1998/1999.

Garnick responded to Bell's question regarding the end of sale of general obligation bonds. He said that it was $29.5 million originally and all the bonds have been issued.

Garnick mentioned that next year's budget is $2.89 million and out of that amount, $13,000 is for miscellaneous materials and service expenses such as financial system assessment, legal advertising, and the secretary of state audit. He said that the balance will be put into a transfer line for the Metro Wastewater Management Commission to complete the Biosolids Mechanical Dewatering facility project. He said that a public hearing on this issue was required.

IV. Public Hearing

Chair Meyer opened the public hearing.

There being no one present to speak, Chair Meyer closed the public hearing.

Green stated that he thought that this operation was the best well run operation that Lane County has with regard to cooperation and participation. He said that one significant aspect to the operation was the audit procedure. He said that he will approve the motion to accept the budget.

V. Deliberations and Action

Action Requested: Approve 1998-99 Metro Wastewater Service District Budget and Levying of Taxes in the Amount of $1,718,268.

MOTION: to approve the 1998-99 Metro Wastewater Service District budget and levy the taxes in the amount of $1,718,268.

Green MOVED, Dumdi, SECONDED.

VOTE: passed unanimously.


VI. Adjourn

There being no further business, Chair Meyer adjourned the meeting at 12:37 p.m.

Melissa A. Zimmer
Recording Secretary

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