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December 11, 1996
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

Chair Bobby Green, Sr. presided with Steve Cornacchia, Ellie Dumdi, Jerry Rust and Cindy Weeldreyer (arrived at 1:35 p.m.) present. Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary.


a. Evaluation/Teresa J. Wilson

This item was carried forward from the morning agenda.

Green remarked that the overriding theme of comments regarding Wilson’s performance related to her organizational ability and her integrity, noting that she received high marks in all areas. Rust noted that almost everyone ranked Wilson in the exceptional category. Wilson thanked the Board for their comments and their support throughout the last year. MOTION: To place an exceptional ranking on Wilson’s evaluation for 1996. Rust MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.


Green asked the Board about the process they desire with regard to Fair Board appointments that need to take place in early January. It was agreed to move forward with the advertising process and Cornacchia and Weeldreyer volunteered to form a subcommittee of the Board to review the applications.

Weeldreyer remarked on the Rurual Community Improvement Council’s (RCIC) intention to do legislative lobbying on issues related to rural areas. She indicated that it is planned on January 2 to have someone from Regional Strategies provide a summary at the RCIC meeting regarding where the region is going. Weeldreyer suggested that the Board meet jointly with the RCIC at that time for 30-45 minutes regarding the RCIC’s role. There was agreement that while staff could not be involved in anything other than economic development, that the RCIC could meet independently at their discretion. Bill Van Vactor, County Administrator, noted the need to have any legislative agenda issues coordinated through the county’s Legislative Committee. Dumdi suggested that the RCIC use the January 2 meeting to develop a potential legislative agenda and then have a representative from the RCIC present that at a Board meeting. Weeldreyer indicated that she would gather further information, put together a memorandum for the Board and then work at coordinating calendars to schedule a joint RCIC/BCC meeting in 1997.

Cornacchia reported on the Governor’s press conference this morning regarding prisons. He indicated that the Governor rejected specific sites in Eugene, Medford and Wilsonville, observing that these communities still remain on the list. With regard to the Eugene location, it was noted that Junction City has put forth a proposal for a different location than the one specified for this area. Cornacchia explained that the Junction City location would take care of the impact of the original location on the airport and Urban Growth Boundary issues. He commented that there is now another 120-day period for the Department of Corrections to look at the three communities for an appropriate site.


a. PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ORDER 96-12-11-12/In the Matter of The Vacation of a Portion of County Road Number 288 (Gowdyville Road), Being in Section 30, Township 20 South, Range 4 West of the Willamette Meridian, and to Adopt Findings of Fact.

Bob Ezell, County Surveyor, reviewed his agenda memorandum (see material on file), recommending approval.

Green opened the Public Hearing. There being no one present who wished to testify, Green closed the Public Hearing.

MOTION: Approval of the Order. Dumdi MOVED, Rust SECONDED.

VOTE: 4-0. (Weeldreyer was not present for this vote.)


a. ORAL REPORT/Leachate Issues.

Ken Kohl reported that the first meeting of the Task Force was held last week. With regard to the Metro Plan Amendment, Kohl observed that Springfield and Lane County have commented, and the Eugene City Council is set to take this up in late January. He stated that leachate has been trucked for about a month and that discussions are taking place with the contractor regarding extending the contract. Rust commented on the quality of the Task Force.

b. TENTH READING AND DELIBERATION/Ordinance PA 1083/In the Matter of Amending the Eugene-Springfield Metro Area General Plan to Modify Policy 2, Section III.G., to Provide for the Extension of Sanitary Sewer Service from the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area to the Lane County Short Mountain Landfill Site and Govern Similar Extensions to Other Sites, and Adopting an Exception to LCDC Goal 11; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses.


c. TENTH READING AND DELIBERATION/Ordinance PA 1084/In the Matter of Amending the Rural Comprehensive Plan to Add a Policy Governing the Extension of Sanitary Sewer Service from the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area to the Lane County Short Mountain Landfill Site, and Adopting an Exception to LCDC Goal 11; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses.

Green read Ordinance PA 1083 and Ordinance PA 1084 into the record.

MOTION: Approval of the Tenth Readings of Ordinance PA 1083 and Ordinance PA 1084 and Setting Eleventh Readings and Deliberation for February 5, 1997. Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary

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