July 31, 1996
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor
1:30 p.m.

Chair Bobby Green, Sr. presided with Steve Cornacchia, Ellie Dumdi, Jerry Rust and Cindy Weeldreyer present. Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary.

The following items were carried over from the morning agenda.

8. PUBLIC WORKS

b. DISCUSSION/Road Fund Financial Plan.

Ollie Snowden, County Engineer, briefly reviewed both options and the changes that have been made since the options were reviewed by the Board on June 5 (see material on file). He indicated that the Finance and Audit Committee and the Roads Advisory Committee both recommend Option 2.

Responding to Cornacchia’s questions regarding the assumptions being used in figures regarding salaries, Snowden remarked that a 2% per year COLA and other assumptions consistent with those used for the General Fund are what is being used.

Snowden reviewed page three of the agenda memorandum which outlines implementation and follow up if the Board approves Option 2. With regard to the EDAP revolving loan fund, Dumdi reminded the Board that there is an entity that has been waiting for some time for implementation of this program.

Rust stated that this report is very responsive, noting that expenditures have been flattened. Cornacchia offered support for Option 2. There was consensus by the Board for support of Option 2. Van Vactor suggested some employee information meetings at Public Works to inform staff of the direction.

c. RESOLUTION AND ORDER 96-7-31-5/In the Matter of Approving a Project Design Concept and Acquiring Fee or Other Interests in Portions of Certain Real Properties for Improvement of Coburg Road, MP 6.65 to 7.41 (Willamette Street) and Pearl Street, MP 0.00 to 0.39, based on the Findings in Exhibit A and as Amended by the Coburg City Council; and Authorizing Staff to Prepare a Right-of-Way Plan Necessary to Construct the Road, Pursue all Necessary Planning Actions, Acquire Right-of-Way, and Prepare Plans and Specifications for Improvement of Said Road.

Snowden reviewed this item for the Board (see material on file). He clarified that page 10 of Exhibit A outlines the most recent Coburg City Council position on sidewalks. Weeldreyer indicated that she had attended a meeting in Coburg last night where two citizens again advocated for sidewalks only on the north side. She recommended that the Board accept the recommendation of staff and supported having no sidewalks on the south side.

MOTION: Approval of the Order, with sidewalks only on the north side. Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0. Stephen Vorhes, Assistant County Counsel, reminded staff to bring back corrected Findings for signature by the Chair.

d. REPORT BACK AND ORDER 96-7-31-6/In the Matter of Establishing Direction for Moving Waste Management Division Offices from the Public Service Building to the Glenwood Central Receiving Station.

Craig Starr, Interim Waste Management Manager, briefly reviewed this item for the Board (see material on file). He indicated that staff recommends approval of the Board Order.

MOTION: Approval of the Order. Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. Responding to Weeldreyer, Starr indicated that this has not been budgeted and there will be the need for a budget item on this matter at a later time.

VOTE: 5-0.

e. ORDER 96-7-31-7/In the Matter of Adopting Findings Affirming a Hearings Official Decision Upholding the Planning Director s Decision Approving a Farm Related Dwelling Within the Exclusive Farm Use Zone, E-30/FP/RCP (Applicant: Goldbeck, PA 3954-95; Appellant: DLCD).

Donnalee Newman, Associate Planner, briefly reviewed this item (see material on file).

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

VOTE: 5-0.

9. CONSENT CALENDAR

A. Approval of Minutes: None.

B. Health and Human Services

1) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 96-7-31-8/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Two-Year Contract with International Cancer Screening Laboratories, Inc. in the Amount of $30,000 in the Department of Health and Human Services.

2) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 96-7-31-9/In the Matter of Appropriating $9,744.30 in Fund 86 to Continue Funding a Mental Health Specialist Position in the Department of Health and Human Services.

C. Human Resources and Management Services

1) ORDER 96-7-31-10/In the Matter of of Approving and Ratifying a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Lane County Public Works Association, Local 626.

2) ORDER 96-7-31-11/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 60 of Lane Manual to Revise Certain Department of Public Safety Fees With Regard to Personal and Real Property Seizures and Sale (LM 60.839(2) and (3)).

D. Public Works

1) ORDER 96-7-31-12/In the Matter of Releasing, Dedicating and Accepting Parcel "A", Thunderbird Estates Second Addition, Book 58, Page 14, a Parcel of County Owned Real Estate, as a County Road (16-04-35) (Calumet Avenue).

2) ORDER 96-7-31-13/In the Matter of Accepting a Deed of Land to be Used as a Public Road Easement for County Road No. 288 (Gowdyville Road) (20-04-30).

3) ORDER 96-7-31-14/In the Matter of Amending the FY 95-96 to FY 99-00 Capital Improvement Program to Increase the Santa Clara Sanitary Sewer Trench Repair Authorization Amount.

E. Regional Information System

1) ORDER 96-7-31-15/In the Matter of Authorizing a Registration Order with Attachmate Corporation for Personal Computer Software Maintenance.

MOTION: Approval of the Consent Calendar. Weeldreyer MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

10. REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

Not done today.

11. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

None.

12. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dumdi reported on a recent meeting in Veneta regarding concerns related to the impact(s) of the Oregon Country Fair. She indicated that a steering committee has been formed to attempt to work on concerns.

Dumdi remarked that the Duncan Island situation is an excellent example of a public/private partnership.

Rust indicated that he was introducing a Resolution to the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission with regard to the potential for Hyundai’s on-site treatment of wastewater (see material on file).

Rust stated that he has made a video with regard to the O&C lands transfer which will be broadcast on Metro TV.

Weeldreyer announced that there are two community celebrations this weekend: the Cottage Grove Celebration on Saturday and the McKenzie Valley celebration of their heritage all weekend.

Weeldreyer stated that Bob Cantine called this morning, asking that September 19 be set aside for the AOC Fall District Meeting, with District 5 to meet with Districts 6 and 7 in Salem.

Dumdi announced that the traveling Vietnam Wall memorial will be on display this weekend.

Weeldreyer and Green commented on the Promise Keepers gathering this weekend.

13. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. PUBLIC HEARING/Lane County Transportation System Plan Progress Report.

Cornacchia indicated that he was in support of the vast majority of the recommendations and was then excused from the meeting at 2:04 p.m.

Tom Stinchfield, Transportation Planning Engineer, briefly reviewed this item for the Board (see material on file).

Green opened the Public Hearing.

Joe Snook, 77796 Sunset Drive, Cottage Grove, spoke on behalf of South Lane Wheels. He agreed with the statement on page three of the Plan, which notes that "private or quasi-public providers for elderly and disabled are stretched to the limit."

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

Bill Van Vactor, County Administrator, asked how this relates to the TransPlan update. Stinchfield indicated that the County plan covers the entire county, including the rural area. He remarked that the two plans overlap on public transportation planning. Responding to Van Vactor, Stinchfield stated that he believes the County will probably adopt its plan first.

There was consensus from the Board to endorse the 1996 Progress Report and schedule a series of informal work sessions this fall to discuss specific aspects of the TSP before publication of the draft plan.

With regard to Snook’s concerns, Stinchfield noted that the recommendations are supportive of public transportation and support efforts of LTD to expand service to smaller cities. He indicated that Lane County is supportive of groups like South Lane Wheels to provide services; however, he stated that the County will not be able to become the public transportation planners outside of an advocacy role. With regard to the Transportation Equity Fund, Stinchfield noted that further investigation may be in order as this may become a new source of funds for some of the transportation services. Weeldreyer and Dumdi expressed concerns for rural public transportation.

Referring to maps on display in the room, Weeldreyer asked if these could perhaps be on display somewhere in the building. Stinchfield stated that this could be done.

There being no further business, this meeting recessed at 2:43 p.m. to reconvene into Executive Session at 2:55 p.m. and then reconvene into regular session at 3:23 p.m.

14. OTHER BUSINESS

4. HUMAN RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

a. ORDER 96-7-31-1/In the Matter of Approving and Ratifying a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Lane County Peace Officers’ Association, Inc.

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

VOTE: 3-1, Rust dissenting. (Cornacchia was not present for this vote.)

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

 

Sharon Giles, Board Secretary

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