June 13, 2001

1:30 p.m.

Harris Hall Main Floor

APPROVED 7/10/01


Chair Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr., and Pete Sorenson present.  Cindy Weeldreyer was present via telephone.  County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.




a. PUBLIC HEARING & FINAL ORDER 01-6-13-12/In the Matter of the Surrender of a Portion of Leo Harris Parkway (County Road Number 2113, Originally Alton Baker Park Road) Connecting to Centennial Boulevard, to the City of Eugene.


Commissioner Morrison opened the Public Hearing.  There being no one registered to speak, she closed the Public Hearing.


MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-6-13-12.




Green said this was consistent with the City/County road partnership and the City was being given a good road.


VOTE: 5-0.




Morrison noted the office had been receiving information regarding the Eugene Sand and Gravel action in August and on the Lane Rural fire issue.  She said there would be two boxes in the front office for the information.


With regard to the budgeting process for next year, Morrison wanted to discuss the public safety programs and how they were going to develop a plan to eliminate the problems.  She noted there was a lack of communication on how information was put together and departments were calculating budgets in different ways.  She suggested having someone from the state give an educational discussion on Senate Bill 1145.


Morrison also wanted to discuss the disbursement of dollars for the PSCC, and if it should be brought back to Lane County budget cycle.  She wanted the Board to review the overtime policy.


Green supported having a presentation.


Sorenson noted that legal staff could give a report on the community correction dollars.  He was in favor of standardizing the budget.  He wanted to invite the budget committee as part of the process.


Wilson asked if the Board wanted a review on community correction dollars, Senate Bill 1145 monies or both.


Morrison wanted to see both,  but thought it would be better for the Department of Corrections to perform the review as there would be a bias for the County to do it.


Morrison noted the PSCC had a difficult time accessing information about making decisions.  She wanted direction from the Board on having the correct information submitted in a timely manner.


Dwyer explained the Board had little control over some of the components of the system.  He asked about what to if they donít get cooperation.  He said they have to examine how they construct a functioning system that has all the components of public health and public safety.


Weeldreyer suggested inviting Steve Cornacchia as part of the work session as he was privy to what went into the legislation, and was a leader in how it was modified to meet Lane Countyís needs.


Morrison and Dwyer will set up a Work Session in August or September.


Green asked for a performance evaluation of the PSCC as part of the Work Session.


Under the forest allocation, Weeldreyer said she was asking for proportionality in the forests of Lane County.  She said in conversations with forest staff, the governor hadnít received a recommendation to send the first order and include all of the forests that are in Lane County.  She said they had excluded the Cottage Grove district of the Umpqua National Forest.   She wanted the Board Order to indicate proportionality for the forests.  She asked the Board to rescind the earlier order and go on strict proportionality for all three of the forests in Lane County.  She requested 10.6% to the Rogue/Umpqua RAC; 17.4% to the Siuslaw RAC and 72% to the Hood/Willamette RAC.


Weeldreyer explained that because the Board is not including Cottage Grove, it would put them at a distinct disadvantage for projects they are developing in the Lane Creek watershed and paving the last section of gravel between the Row River Valley and Oakridge.  She noted revising the Board Order would not cut out Cottage Grove.


MOTION: to rescind ORDER 01-5-30-3 and reapportion the RAC monies based on the proportionality of forests within the County:  10.6% for the Rogue/Umpqua; 17.4% for the Siuslaw and 72% for the Hood/Willamette and to approve ORDER 01-6-13-14/Making Certain Elections for National Forest Related Payments Pursuant to ďThe Secure Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.Ē P.L. 106-393.

Dwyer MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.


Morrison said she was voting against the motion.


VOTE: 4-1. (Morrison dissenting)

Morrison asked Weeldreyer if she wanted the distribution changed on the BLM districts.


Weeldreyer replied she didnít want it changed.


Dwyer suggested keeping it the way it was.




a. ORDER 01-6-13-13/In the Matter of Relinquishment of County-Owned Road Fund Property to the City of Eugene for Leo Harris Parkway Under ORS 271.330.


MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-6-13-13.




VOTE: 5-0.

There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison recessed the meeting at 2:30 p.m.



Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary

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