BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

REGULAR MEETING

May 2, 2001

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 7/25/01

 

Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr. and Peter 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.

 

1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

None.

 

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mona Lindstromberg, 87140 Territorial Highway, Veneta, reiterated concerns regarding the inappropriate siting of a cell phone tower. She wanted guidelines and regulations so the towers are sited in an appropriate manner.  She was hoping that a meeting would establish a dialogue among the community and county government.

 

Morrison responded that she spoke with Senator Corcoran and they decided it wouldn’t serve a purpose to have a community meeting.

 

Sorenson stated it was important to have meetings because the cell phone towers have public health and visual impacts on the community.  He said Lane County could get involved.

 

Dwyer concurred with Sorenson.  He added that standards need to be set up.  He agreed about a dialogue before the towers are sited.  He asked if the Board had any authority under federal law.

 

Wilson responded she hadn’t looked at the law and its requirement.  She said she would have Steve Vorhes check on Lincoln County's procedures.

 

Morrison was not supportive of that.

 

Van Vactor recommended authorizing County Counsel to examine the laws.

        

3. RESOLUTIONS

 

a. RESOLUTION 01-5-2-1/In the Matter of Proclaiming May 2001 as Foster Parent Recognition Month.

 

Susie Dey, Children and Families, thanked the Board for honoring foster parents in Lane County.

 

MOTION: to approve RESOLUTION 01-5-2-1.

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

 

Morrison read the Resolution into the record.

 

VOTE: 4-0 (Weeldreyer not present).

b. RESOLUTION 01-5-2-2/In the Matter of Proclaiming the Week of May 6-12, 2001 as Lane County Tourism Week.

 

Lisa Lawton, CVALCO, thanked the Board for supporting tourism in Lane County.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

 

Morrison read the resolution into the record.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

4. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

To be held after the meeting.

 

5. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

 

a. PRESENTATION/Office Function on a Day-to-Day Basis in the District Attorney's Office.

 

Doug Harcleroad, District Attorney, brought the Board up-to-date (with presentations).  He showed how the Strategic Plan in the District Attorney’s office met the County’s goal.

 

Harcleroad said they have a huge workload with minimal staffing increases.  He said they are outdated and undersized.  He added that the Medical Examiner's work load had increased, but they had not increased staff.  He said they were understaffed, compared to other counties.

 

Harcleroad said the challenge is keeping quality work and modernizing and improving space.  He said it would improve their productivity and morale.

 

Morrison said they have to communicate to the public in a more realistic way exactly what the District Attorney does, versus what they think the County does.  She told Harcleroad that his department was being added to the list for the facilities committee for their space needs.  She asked how many workers comp claims were filed in his department.  She said the public has to understand about  available dollars and spending prudently.

 

Dwyer stated they were trying to buy the state building, alleviating the space problem

 

Weeldreyer suggested having the legislators make a presentation to the legislative leadership and help the governor and his administrative staff move this quickly.

 

b. Goodpasture Boat Landing

 

Dwyer wanted to go up the river to meet with the principals involved.  He wanted a meeting to determine the parameters with a report back to the Board.

 

Weeldreyer requested that Dwyer work with Rich Fay, Parks, to schedule a meeting at the Old McKenzie Hatchery.  She said she would be able to participate.  She wanted representatives from different groups.

 

Dwyer said he would schedule a meeting next week with Rich Fay, Aaron Helfrich and the neighbors.  He said if no one was willing to compromise, then they needed to move on.

 

c. Listing of the Lynx

 

Dwyer explained that the listing of the lynx was a hoax in the State of Oregon.  He said they couldn’t come up with scientific evidence that the lynx existed.

 

6. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

 

a. Announcements

 

None.

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

A. Approval of Minutes:

February 20, 2001, Work Session, 9:00 a.m.

March 13, 2001, Work Session, 9:00 a.m.

April 4, 2001, Joint Elected Officials Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

April 10, 2001, Joint BCC/LCPC, 6:00 p.m.

April 11, 2001, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

 

B. Assessment and Taxation

 

1) ORDER 01-5-2-3/In the Matter of a Refund to Philip Keene in the Amount of $12,092.60.

 

C. Health and Human Services

 

1) ORDER 01-5-2-4/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign an Expense Contract with Catholic Community Services in the Amount of $67,731 for FY 2001/2002.

        

2) ORDER 01-5-2-5/In the Matter of Increasing Appropriations of Revenue and Expenses by $30,460 in Fund 286 in the Department of Health and Human Services (34) for Public Health Services (OHD Revision 7 and 8).

 

3) ORDER 01-5-2-6/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $936 in Revenues and Expenditures in Fund 286 in the Department of Health and Human Services (34) for Services to Individuals with Mental or Emotional Difficulties (FAGA 20-001, RGA 59).

 

4) ORDER 01-5-2-7/In the Matter of Approving Exhibit A of the Lane County Annual Health Plan for FY 2001-02; Accepting the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Health Division in the Amount of $2,413,304; and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign the Public Health Plan, and Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Health Division.

 

5) ORDER 01-5-2-8/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $193,898 in Revenue and Expenditures in Fund 286 for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Contract with Special Mobility Services in the Amount of $193,892.

 

6) ORDER 01-5-2-19/In the Matter of Accepting Revenues from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for the Open Doors Program, in the Amount of $136,483 for FY 01/02 and to Delegate Authority to the County Administrator to Sign the Revenue Contract in the Amount of $136,483.

 

D. Public Works

 

1) ORDER 01-5-2-9/In the Matter of Awarding Requirement Contracts to Various Contractors for Establishing Unit Prices for Rock Material Needs During Fiscal Year 2001/2002, Contract No. 01/02-M&S-51.

 

2) ORDER 01-5-2-10/In the Matter of Awarding Requirement Contracts to Various Contractors for Establishing Unit Prices for Asphaltic Mix Patching Material Needs During Fiscal Year 2001/2002, Contract No. 01/02-M&S-53.

 

3) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-2-11/In the Matter of Setting a Public Hearing on the Proposed 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 (Public Hearing:  June 13, 2001, 1:30 p.m., Harris Hall Main Floor)

 

4) ORDER 01-5-2-12/In the Matter of Releasing and Dedicating Parcel “A” of the Neeley Subdivision, a Parcel of County Owned Real Estate, as a Public Road (17-04-23) (Benjamin Street).

 

E. Workforce Partnership

 

1) ORDER 01-5-2-13/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $228,298 in Revenues and Expenditures for the Lane Workforce Partnership, Workforce Partnership Department (37), Fund 249.

 

MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.

Dwyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 4-0 (Green left).

 

8. CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

 

a. ORDER 01-5-2-14/In the Matter of Creating a 1.0 FTE Program Services Coordinator Position Related to "The Interagency Initiative on Collaborations to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment," Administered by the Department of Children and Families.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-5-2-14.

 

Weeldreyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

VOTE: 4-0 (Green left).

 

9. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

a. ORDER 01-5-2-15/In the Matter of Increasing FTE by .5 in the Department of Health and Human Services by Establishing a .5 FTE Seasonal Office Assistant Position for the Human Service Commission Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-5-2-15.

 

Weeldreyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 4-0 (Green left).

 

10. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weeldreyer thanked the Board and County staff for accommodating her and appreciated being able to participate via telephone.

 

Sorenson announced there would be a forum on employment and human rights at Harris Hall on May 8.  He reported that CVALCO would be holding a program next Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel.

 

Morrison reported that last week she and Green participated with middle school students (carrying sheetrock out of a house) for a volunteer project of United Way.  She attended an event at the University of Oregon where all the volunteer groups as well as Lane County were acknowledged.  She showed the Board the United Way Community Builder Award that she accepted on behalf of the Board.  She and Green also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Ash Meadows.  She said she would be doing a radio show with Kari Westlund in Florence on Monday about tourism.  She reported that the Board would be in the Rhododendron Parade on Sunday May 20, at 12:00 p.m.

 

11. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison recessed the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary

 

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