January 3, 1996
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - following State of the County Address
Chair Bobby Green, Sr. presided with Steve Cornacchia, Ellie Dumdi, Jerry Rust and Cindy Weeldreyer present. Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary.
1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
3. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
Weeldreyer reported that there are still some concerns by Pleasant Hill residents regarding increasing water flow levels and their potential impact on the community. She thanked the Board for their response to last week's problems in the area. Weeldreyer noted that she had told area residents that Lane County would explore all other avenues for repayment of the money before going to homeowners.
Cornacchia referred to correspondence from the Kiwanis Club which expressed concern about the permitting process in the construction of their expansion. He requested a written response to the Board explaining the situation, with copies of that letter to the original letter writers.
Cornacchia discussed Ayres Road and an agreement with the City of Eugene in which Lane County reserved the right to make design choices in concert with Eugene. He reported that the suggested design is not going over well with the community. Cornacchia requested an update from Public Works regarding the coordination going on there. Weeldreyer indicated that she has an upcoming meeting with several of the players and will report back on that conversation at the next Board meeting. Green indicated that he would also be attending the meeting. Van Vactor advised that County staff should probably be involved in the meeting.
Dumdi observed correspondence from Ike Jensen regarding a 1986 letter (to the Willamette-Alder Creek Improvement District Chairman from the Army Corps of Engineers) dealing with responsibility for dike upkeep. Cornacchia noted that he was interested in the original relationship that was created.
Dumdi introduced Diane Burch from Florence who will be doing volunteer work for Dumdi every Wednesday.
Green reported that the agenda committee met this morning and will be coming forward regarding meeting schedule planning. Green suggested that Board members reserve Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the balance of January until a final schedule is determined.
Green thanked the Board for their vote of confidence this morning. He introduced Steve Bellhumeur, son of the former mayor of Albany, who is interested in local government and is "shadowing" Green today.
Weeldreyer announced at the end of the meeting that there would be a District 5 teleconference meeting on January 11 at 2:00 p.m. Van Vactor observed that a legislative meeting needs to be held prior to that time to discuss priorities.
4. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS
a. ORDER 96-1-3-1/In the Matter of Appointing a Member to the Lane County Fair Board.
MOTION: Approval of the Order reappointing Bob Mattson to the Lane County Fair Board. Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. Rust mentioned that the neighborhood association has interest in having representation on the Fair Board and was hoping for consideration when a well-rounded applicant comes forward. Rust commented that William Goldschmidt's application looked good to him. Rust observed that agricultural interests are well-represented and perhaps the Board should look at more diversity. Green indicated that he would relate the Board's intentions to the neighbors with regard to desired qualifications of applicants, including business experience.
a. RESOLUTION 96-1-3-8/Urging Congress to Support Financial Aid and Educational Loans for Students of Higher Education.
Dumdi reviewed her packet information (see material on file). Dumdi read the resolution into the record.
MOTION: Approval of the Order. Cornacchia MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
7. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
Bill Van Vactor, County Administrator, announced an opportunity for public comment on the Juvenile Justice Center to be held later today.
8. PUBLIC WORKS
a. DISCUSSION AND ACTION/Oregon's Highway User Tax on Heavy Vehicles.
Roy Burns reviewed his agenda memorandum (see material on file). He observed that Public Works is recommending Board support of the principles included in Attachment 1. Cornacchia noted that support would endorse AOC efforts in this regard. There was consensus that the Board supports the principles as outlined.
9. CONSENT CALENDAR
A. Approval of Minutes: None.
B. County Counsel
1) ORDER 96-1-3-2/In the Matter of Selecting Newspapers to Publish Ballots, Annual Statement of Contracts, Personal Property Tax Warrants, and Notices of Real Property Tax Foreclosure.
C. Assessment and Taxation
1) ORDER 96-1-3-3/In the Matter of Granting Property Tax Exempt Status Pursuant to ORS 307.475 (Ruby Lue Meechan).
D. Health and Human Services
1) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 96-1-3-4/In the Matter of Increasing Appropriations in the Amount of $30,460 in Fund 85 for FY 95/96; and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Subcontract with Catholic Community Services.
E. Public Works
1) ORDER 96-1-3-5/In the Matter of Accepting a Deed of Land to be Used as a Public Road Easement and County Road for Jasper Road (18-02-05).
2) ORDER 96-1-3-6/In the Matter of Accepting a Deed of Land to be Used as a Public Road Easement and County Road for Lost Creek Road (19-01-21).
3) ORDER 96-1-3-7/In the Matter of Amending an Agreement With OBEC Consulting Engineers for Construction Engineering Services for Dorena Covered Bridge.
MOTION: Approval of the Consent Calendar. Dumdi MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
10. EMERGENCY BUSINESS
There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 12:01 p.m.
Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary
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