BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
May 30, 2001
Commissioners' Conference Room
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
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Donna Murray, thanked the Board for reading her information on safe placement of cell phone towers. She said if a tower was placed near her home she would be forced to move. She said the citizens wanted to work with the Board.
Jeff Calavan, 90944 Leashore Dr., thanked the Board for their effort on the boat landing issue. He noted that Vernie Johnson’s property was proposed as a new site and on behalf of the concerned citizens, they favored the move to that site.
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
To take place after the meeting.
4. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS
a. ORDER 01-5-30-1/In the Matter of Ratifying the Metropolitan Wastewater Commission (MWMC) Fiscal Year 2001-02 Budget and Regional Sewer Rates.
Morrison stated the was the Board’s representative on the Metropolitan Wastewater Commission. They approved the budget and it is going forward to the Cities of Eugene and Springfield. She noted that the City of Eugene approved this last night. She added there was a suggested increase in rates. She was comfortable with this.
Ilene Stein, Senior Management, Springfield, reported the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission intergovernmental agreement specified that the MWMC prepare an annual budget and the governing bodies ratify it. She presented the FY01/02 regional wastewater program budget to the Board. She noted on April 19, the commission conducted a public hearing on the budget and the rate schedule. At that time, the commission adopted the rate schedule.
Stein noted the rate increase adopted by the commission would position the MWMC to fund operations and capital improvements over the next five years with the same rate. She said the new rate schedule results in an average monthly billing of $8.53, an increase of 40 cents for the average typical user using 5,000 gallons of water per day. She noted a new rate stability reserve had been created to hold excess revenues over the current year capital and operating requirements. She stated existing service levels would be met and higher utility costs had been anticipated. She said the new rate stability reserve would hold revenues through Fiscal Year 05/06.
Dwyer asked why the fees in Springfield were higher than Eugene.
Susie Smith, MWMC, responded in the mid-80’s the Springfield interceptor was undersized, so the debt service was related to funding a larger piece of infrastructure. She noted these rates were on the local side, but on the regional side, Eugene and Springfield’s MWMC budget was not different.
Morrison noted the higher fee in Springfield had been going on for a number of years.
Stein noted they had just gone to the Springfield City Council with the local and regional rate picture. She said she has a staff report. She wanted to pull that information and mail Dwyer the information.
Morrison asked if the report could be brought back for the noon meeting.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-5-30-1.
Green MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
Dwyer said (understanding that wastewater is different than the collector), he wants it resolved, as this shows up in people’s bills. He wanted to see where the money is going.
Smith said she would turn the questions over to the people who manage the local Springfield collection system.
b. REPORT/OSU Extension Service Updates.
Bo Freeman, OSU Extension Services, reported on their programs. (Copy in file).
Sorenson asked about the involvement between the Extension Service and the Planetarium and County Fair.
Freeman stated they had been involved in meetings but no formal action had taken place. He said they were waiting on a definite direction on where they might fit. He said it would be an opportunity to touch young people.
Sorenson wanted the Extension Service involved with the Planetarium.
Morrison asked for help in getting a list of current century farms owners. She noted it was the Lane County’s 150th celebration and the Commissioners would be participating in ceremonies at the fairgrounds.
Freeman said that the OSU Extension Service was celebrating its 90th anniversary.
c. UPDATE/Facilities Capital Improvement Projects.
David Suchart, Management Services, reported the dampers had all been replaced at the Juvenile Justice Center. He noted the Mental Health facility had its groundbreaking. He stated they are also working on the ADA projects. He said he was waiting for the appraisal on the state office building. He reported the new security station should be completed by June 4.
Sorenson asked about the status of the park blocks.
Suchart responded a spreadsheet was sent detailing the County’s responsibilities, He was working on it.
d. ORDER 01-5-30-2/In the Matter of Making Certain Elections for O&C Land Related Payments Pursuant to "The Secure Schools and Community self-determination Act of 2000," P.L. 106-393.
Terry Smith, Title III Coordinator, stated this was a housekeeping measure. He said they had to work on allocation between the various regional advisory committees. He said the approach was outlined graphically. He said the Board elected 20% of the Federal U.S. Forest Service Revenues to be allocated to Title II, Title III projects and those had been split 50/50 between the two regional advisory committees.
With regard to O & C lands, BLM District, Morrison said three were in the area, the Salem, Eugene and Roseburg district. She noted the recommendation was that of the Title II monies that had been allocated to O & C, 100% be placed into the Eugene district because the majority of the land would be in the Eugene district. She added there was little in the Salem District and less in the Roseburg district. She stated to maximize the dollars within Lane County, the recommendation is that 100% go to the Eugene district. She added they could examine this again next year. She explained the motion before the Board is to put 100% O & C, BLM Title II monies into the region of the Eugene District RAC.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-5-30-2, allocating 100% of Title II monies to the BLM District RAC.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
e. ORDER 01-5-30-3/In the Matter of Making Certain Elections for National Forest Related Payments Pursuant to "The Secure Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000," P.L. 106-393.
Sorenson questioned the 50/50 split between the Siuslaw and the Mt. Hood and Willamette.
Dwyer asked about the actual merchantable lands. He wanted to adopt an amount that was proportionate.
Morrison noted Lane County was behind the deadline compared to other counties.
Dwyer stated he had no problem with the 50/50 split as it was a good way to see what projects could get off the ground.
Weeldreyer supported proportionality because there are more qualified projects on the Willamette than on the Siuslaw.
MOTION: to allocate 75% to the Willamette and 25% to the Siuslaw.
Sorenson MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
Sorenson asked about the size of the Hood/Willamette RAC.
Morrison responded when they went through this to determine the geographic area for each resource advisory committee, they looked at the state as a whole and the boundaries on the different forests, and BLM districts, and where the counties were aligned. She said the most prudent, cost effective and staff efficient way was to take the Mount Hood/Willamette as one RAC by itself. She said there are a total of 13 RAC’s across the state and there are counties that overlap which are trying to develop the most effective way of structuring the forest. She noted there was a possibility that some of the money would not go to the Willamette, but to the Mt. Hood RAC.
Dwyer supported the motion.
VOTE: 4-1 (Morrison dissenting).
f. DISCUSSION/Eugene Sand and Gravel
Morrison noted that the Eugene Sand and Gravel matter would come forward in August and staff had asked direction about the hearing process. She said the normal process is that the applicant is given the opportunity to present their case. She said a request had come in about the opponents having the same time frame as the applicant for testimony. She also asked if Public Comment should be limited to three minutes.
Dwyer stated that the hearing couldn’t take place in one night, but possibly three nights with a signup sheet. He added everyone would be given a set amount of time. He said they would cut it off at a time certain the first night and then carry over everyone who had signed up.
Sorenson asked if each side would be given an equal amount of time to present their testimony.
Morrison responded they would allow the applicant one hour to present their information and allow the opponent one hour to present their case. She added the farms would have to present their information together. She reiterated that the people who sign up for the Public Hearing would be limited to three minutes. They would need to sign up the first night. No new sign ups in the subsequent nights.
Sorenson suggested setting the hearing for Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon and evening, with a possible Thursday evening meeting.
Morrison asked Weeldreyer to let the Board know when she would not be participating for the meetings.
Weeldreyer responded she would be in attendance for all meetings unless otherwise notified.
5. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
6. PUBLIC WORKS
a. REPORT BACK AND ORDER 01-5-30-4/In the Matter of Directing the Parks Division to Explore Recreational Opportunities in the Leaburg Lake Area of the McKenzie River.
Jake Risley, Parks, asked for staff direction from the Board regarding a boat landing in the Leaburg Lake area. He said there was not a majority of support for the Toftmark property.
Sorenson suggested that Parks Division investigate purchasing the Toftmark property, to keep it in public ownership for a passive recreation site. He said they were on the verge of losing that opportunity with the Wessinger Foundation.
MOTION: to have the Parks Division investigate purchasing the Toftmark property, along with the Wessinger Foundation, keeping it in public ownership for passive recreation site.
Sorenson MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
Sorenson stated it was important for the people of Lane County to have prime McKenzie River frontage in public ownership. He said there were opportunities for recreation and protection of riparian habitat. He noted the Wessinger Foundation gift was about to expire and they should take their offer of land.
Weeldreyer said the Wessinger Foundation was offering to purchase the property for the purpose of a boat landing. She didn’t know if the Wessinger Foundation still wanted to purchase the property for Lane County if it would be used for riparian habitat and environmental usage. She added if it would not be used for a boat ramp then the grant from the Marine Board would no longer be available for that property. She said in discussing this with Parks, (because the property adjacent to it is owned by ODOT) there might be a way of being able to provide safe access plus constructing a trail that would lead onto the property.
Dwyer stated the order was prepared adequately. He didn’t think the Wessinger Foundation would give Lane County the site for the use of a passive recreation facility.
Green thought they were looking for the best site to build a boat landing. He asked if they were still committed to it if the Board pulled this item.
Dwyer responded they were committed to the site if certain conditions could occur: if ODOT had agreed to lower the speed (they did not), if Lane County could construct a safe left turn lane (could not happen) requiring taking property or removing a rock wall.
Weeldreyer said at the time the original board order was pulled from the April meeting, indications were made to her and Public Works that Mr. Hatfield was a willing seller. She said they were asking for additional time to bring back to the Board a safety turn lane that would have less impact on the opposite site of the highway that would have met the spirit and intent of the original board. She said ODOT had refused to grant permission to provide other safety designs short of putting in a full turn lane. She added they could use Title III funds for condemnation.
Morrison asked what passive recreation was.
Rich Fay, Parks Director, responded it was an area that was not fully developed that people could enjoy to fish.
Morrison stated the passive recreation qualifier in the board order eliminates possible use by some citizens. She added not only would they lose the gift, but they would have to purchase the property if the Wessinger Foundation was willing to sell it under this definition. She said the number of people that would use the site would be less than if it were as a full active recreation site.
Risley noted that currently people are accessing it to get to the river.
With regard to passive designation limiting people, Weeldreyer noted in conversations with the Parks Department and the stakeholders, they were discussing having children using it for watershed education field trips. She believed they would be able to use some Title III monies from the federal government to improve access and to work with the transportation department to develop a safe access underneath the Goodpasture Bridge.
Sorenson reiterated he wanted them to investigate the property and to keep it in public ownership. He said the community would want the property in public ownership. He moved to have the Parks Division investigate purchasing the Toftmark property, and keeping it in public ownership.
Green asked if this property was for a boat ramp only.
Fay said he had not asked. He added the board order he had that was still current, directed them to work with the Wessinger Foundation for a boat landing.
Dwyer asked what the real intent was. He said the piece of property was unique and it would be best if they could acquire it with Title III money. He said they shouldn’t buy the land to pacify the neighbors. He would not support the motion because he thought Sorenson was piecemealing the situation.
Weeldreyer stated the third “further ordered” was what Sorenson desired. She asked him to remove his motion from the table, then they could pass the order and move on and everyone’s needs would be met, giving the Parks Department direction to move forward with the options.
Green stated he heard Vernie Johnson was willing to sell her property.
Fay said he spoke with Johnson and took a tour of the property.
Green asked what would happen if they kept the land in public ownership and still have staff find a good spot for a boat landing.
Dwyer stated they would be back to removing the wall and condemnation of property.
Weeldreyer withdrew her second from the table.
Sorenson withdrew his motion.
MOTION: to move approval of Board Order 01-5-30-4.
Dwyer MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
Morrison stated she would not support the motion because she did not agree with the passive recreation language. She was in agreement with the rest of the order. She questioned if they were doing this for the public good.
Weeldreyer noted removing the word “passive” would go against what she and Dwyer had agreed to bring back to the Board with all of the stakeholders were involved. She said “passive” came from most of the group.
VOTE: 3-2 (Sorenson, Morrison dissenting).
Fay asked if they should reimburse the Wessinger foundation.
Morrison stated she wasn’t interested.
Dwyer concurred with Morrison.
Sorenson said if paying the Wessinger Foundation for some of their expenses would assist in achieving that goal, he would favor it.
Weeldreyer wanted to be involved with the Parks Department in negotiating with the Wessinger Foundation on how they might be compensated.
Green recommended leaving this to staff.
Risley noted the Wessingers were interested in looking at other sites if this didn’t work.
b. REPORT BACK AND ORDER 01-5-30-5/In the Matter of Approving Conditions of Facility Permit No. 000327 (Applicant: Robert Kelly O'Neill).
Doug McCart, Public Works, passed out color photos of the area. (Copy in file). He explained that Robert Kelly O’Neill applied for a permit to improve 19th Street North and they wrote the standard procedures to improve the roadway for a local access road. He stated O’Neill appealed that to the Board and Public Works and was directed to come back with a more acceptable gravel road. He noted they met with O’Neill once, going over the conditions. McCart spoke with John Goodson in January to make sure he was getting the correct direction about conditions that he could lower for the gravel road. McCart said the conditions were an engineered set of a plans to a width of 20 feet for a gravel road, including drainage engineering work. He also wrote each of the property owners adjacent to the roadway, requesting any assistance from them toward either construction or maintenance of the road. He received a response from the Helfridge family. He noted that Mr. Jackson had applied for a home in 1992 and constructed the road from Yolanda Street to his property line (an area that had been dedicated at that time).
McCart stated O’Neill had requested the improvements of the road to access his farm and anticipated an $80,000 annual income so he could apply for a special use permit on his property to build his home because his home is zoned E-40.
Green asked about the future permit requirements.
McCart responded that after the last meeting, the traffic engineers put a rubber counter on the road to get the existing traffic count. He added they did a seven day count and averaged it out to a daily count of 42 cars. He said originally, the traffic team had anticipated between 50 to 100 average daily traffic count to be generated from the estimated $80,000 annual income that O’Neill said he needed to accomplish his goal. He said the trigger would be 92.
Green noted that once traffic got up to that number, it would necessitate a full improvement of the road by County standards.
O’Neill understood that.
Weeldreyer asked why O’Neill didn’t use Stub Road.
O’Neill didn’t expect the $80,000 to come from U-Pick customers in the near future. He said it was a long-term goal. He agreed if that was happening that he would have to build a paved street. He was willing to go with the trigger because he didn’t have that much traffic coming to the farm. He said in order to advertise it would be complicated to explain how to get to the farm on Stub Road. He said in the long run, the directions would be off of 19th Street.
Don Maddox, Public Works, stated from the staff’s perspective, the most obvious and appropriate development mechanism for the proposed U Pick flower business and the ultimate goal of building his house, would be coming off at Hayden Bridge Stub Road. He added in doing that, it would only require dealing with the development of 300 feet of road, whereas the 19th Street Road would require 1,300 feet of road. He said staff’s position is that this should come off of Hayden Bridge Stub Road.
MOTION: to move Option 1 of ORDER 01-5-30-5 to approve and direct staff to issue the permit.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
VOTE: 1-4 (Motion failed).
Dwyer said they need to configure the traffic going to O’Neill’s property to allow free flow to deal with drainage and compaction. He noted that O’Neill is willing to work on dust impact and provide a turn out and build it to the same standards his neighbor was required. He recommended putting the trigger at the end of the street so they don’t attribute the increase of traffic to him.
MOTION: to move to give staff direction to protect the public interest and put the trigger where it goes to his property in terms of the count, to require the turn outs and O’Neill maintain the road, drainage and dust problem.
Dwyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
VOTE: 3-2 (Green, Morrison dissenting).
Maddox asked what the Board perceived as the width of the travel surface and how much road base they would use.
O’Neill asked permission for a gravel driveway.
Dwyer stated his motion was not intended to be an engineered road, but to allow O’Neill to meet the same standards as his neighbor (eight inches of rock) with dust control mechanisms, so he doesn’t become a nuisance. Also, to allow that trigger to determine whether or not if it had to be engineered. He added if the trigger is met, that is when the engineering aspect of his motion would take place.
Maddox asked how wide a travel surface the board anticipated. He noted this was a public road. He said the original conditions were 24 feet paved surface. The one he had in the board packet was 20 foot long with eight inches of gravel and drainage.
Van Vactor asked what they installed on Jackson’s property.
Maddox responded they allowed a 12 foot driveway with drainage and it was engineered.
Dwyer thought 12 feet was reasonable with turnouts.
Maddox reiterated the construction material is to be eight inches of crushed rock.
Dwyer said they want people to get to his property (without becoming a nuisance) in a safe manner without a full blown process.
Maddox noted that O’Neill wanted to use crushed concrete rubble.
Dwyer stated it needed to be aggregate.
Green asked who assumed the liability for the construction of the road.
Kardell said that Lane County could be liable if there is an accident and someone believed the road wasn’t designed appropriately. He said an engineered road would provide certain standards that would make it more difficult to claim the County did something wrong.
c. ORDER 01-5-30-6/In the Matter of Appointing One Member to the Lane County Planning Commission.
Green explained this was the second attempt at appointing someone to the Planning Commission. He said they reinterviewed Vincent Martorello about his ability to serve with an objective viewpoint. He said he brings a good balance. He asked the Board to approve Vincent Martorello.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-5-30-6.
Green MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
Dwyer said there is a conflict because Martorello works for land use planners.
VOTE: 3-2 (Sorenson, Dwyer dissenting).
d. SIXTH READING AND ACTION/Ordinance No. 5-00/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 10 of Lane Code to Adopt a Revised and Updated Version of the Eugene Land Use Regulations for Application to the Urbanizable Lands Within the Eugene Urban Growth Boundary; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (6th Reading & Action: May 30, 2001).
Celia Barry, Land Management, recalled that the Eugene City Council adopted the LUCU in February 2001. She said there was an unknown effective date due to Ballot Measure 7 and last April the Board had a Fifth Reading and set a Sixth Reading for today. She noted the city staff discussed two LUBA appeals by the Homebuilders Association and the Chamber of Commerce. She said this item was rolled forward until Ballot Measure 7 concerns become clearer. She noted the Eugene City Council acted to make August 1 the effective date of LUCU, inside the city limits. She stated on May 16, 2001, they learned the Oregon Supreme Court would take the appeal of the constitutionality of Ballot Measure 7 and they didn’t expect a decision on that until late in the year. She stated the City and County had agreed to execute an amendment to the urban transition IGA, that would make the city responsible for any Ballot Measure 7 claims in the urban transition area.
Barry stated the County’s Public Work’s transportation department had concerns about how County roads are handled in LUCU and the City staff is aware of the concerns and didn’t see a problem in addressing those concerns.
Jan Childs, City of Eugene, discussed the material the Board had received from Public Works. She said it came to their attention during a conditional use permit hearing. She said it had not been an issue prior to that hearing. She asked about the best place structurally to address this within the new structure of the land use code. She said it was possible for the County’s version of the code to be slightly different from the City’s, given the Eugene City Council wanted to move forward with an August 1 effective date. She stated they probably wouldn’t amend the code within the city limits at this time.
Dwyer didn’t want to adopt anything until Measure 7 is resolved. He wanted to make sure that they include the language on capacity.
Morrison asked if Lane County could adopt the changes.
Steve Vorhes responded the County could, and there is past history in certain situations where the regulations adopted by the County for application and administrated by the City in the urban growth area are different than the Eugene City Code provisions inside the city limits.
Childs explained the Eugene City Council chose to move forward with an August 1 effective date in part because the council was hearing from people who wanted to use the new code provisions. The council decided to go with the August 1 effective date. She added that Lane County could continue to link their effective date with the resolution of Measure 7.
MOTION: to move that they defray adopting LUCU pending the resolution of Measure 7, giving the County and City staff time to work out the appropriate language in the urban transition agreement so if and when they adopt LUCU, it would be inclusive. To move to approve the Sixth Reading and setting a Seventh Reading for December 12, 2001 on Ordinance 5-00.
Dwyer MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.
Sorenson asked if the Eugene City Council had made a recommendation.
Childs responded the City Council understands that until such time as the Board adopts the code for application in the urban transition area and that action becomes effective, they will continue applying the code that is in place.
e. THIRD READING AND SETTING FOURTH READING AND DELIBERATION/Ordinance PA 1160/In the Matter of Amending the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan) to Adopt a New Public Facilities and Services Element, Planned Public Facilities Project Lists and Maps, and Related Changes to the Plan Text; Adopting a New Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area Public Facilities and Services Plan as a Refinement Plan to the Metro Plan; and Adopting a Severability Clause (Fourth Reading: October 3, 2001).
Celia Barry, Land Management, requested a roll over to the Fourth Reading to allow both cities to complete their work. She anticipated the work would be completed by October 3, 2001.
MOTION: to approve a Third Reading and setting a Fourth Reading and Deliberation for October 3, 2001 for Ordinance PA 1160.
Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.
7. CONSENT CALENDAR
A. Approval of Minutes:
April 11, 2001, Regular Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
April 11, 2001, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
B. Health and Human Services
1) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-30-7/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $229,647 in Revenue and Expenditures in Fund 286 for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Contract with Independent Environments in the Amount of $14,241.
2) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-30-8/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $83,731 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 60); Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Contract Amendment with Sheltercare in the Amount of $83,731.
3) ORDER 01-5-30-9/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 21 of Lane Manual to Delegate Authority to the County Administrator to Sign and Record Well Ownership Information for County-Owned Property (LM 21.400).
4) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-30-10/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $860 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 061).
5) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-30-11/In the Matter of Awarding An Intergovernmental Agreement to the University of Oregon in the Amount of $1,712,813 for Family Planning Expansion Project Services, Authorizing the County Administrator to Sign the Document and Appropriating an Additional $11,813 in Revenues and Expenses in the Department of Health and Human Services (34).
C. Management Services
1) ORDER 01-5-30-12/In the Matter of Authorizing the Sale of Surplus County Owned Real Property Consisting of the Improvement Only to Harley H. Richards, Former Owner of Record (Located on Map 16-02-00-00-00400, 37000 Parsons Creek Road, Marcola).
D. Public Works
1) ORDER 01-5-30-13/In the Matter of Granting a Public Utility Easement to Qwest Corporation on County Owned Land.
2) ORDER 01-5-30-14/In the Matter of Entering into a Revenue Agreement with the State of Oregon Department of Aviation (ODOA) for Crescent Lake Airport Runway Improvements in the Estimated Amount of $65,000.
Morrison pulled 7. C. 1).
MOTION: to approve the balance of the Consent Calendar.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
Morrison pulled 7. C. 1) because of a file note Kardell placed on it. She wanted to make sure they addressed what Kardell had raised.
Vorhes noted there weren’t plans in place to make the change but the Board could give that direction. Vorhes stated that Kardell would work with Jeff Turk and Public Works real estate.
Morrison wanted to look at the increased number of the mobile home parks, wherein land is owned by someone different from the modular unit.
Kardell said there is a difficulty with these cases when they have the property on top of the land, but not underneath the land. He said they had foreclosed on properties and then asked to pay rent. He said Turk believed they had to have a way of handling these matters differently. Kardell noted Turk presented this to the Board as a way of viewing this as an exception. Kardell said if the Board wanted to go in that direction, they should make a change in Lane Manual.
Dwyer favored this.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-5-30-12.
Dwyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
Morrison noted the $1,600 in back taxes would be paid.
Kardell noted they could bring a proposed manual change in a month.
8. COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
a. RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-30-15/In the Matter of Approving One Contract Administered by the Department of Children and Families (3232) with RMC Research Corporation in the Amount of $52,500 to Provide Evaluation Services to the Family Violence Response Initiative; and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute this Contract.
Pat Rogers, Director, Children and Families, reported this was part of the federal grant initiative that they received. It is a requirement with having an evaluation contract. She noted they went through a competitive RFP process and RMC Reach Corporation was the approved agency.
Morrison asked what was to be evaluated and how valuable it would be to the strategic plan of Lane County.
Christine Rogers, Children and Families, stated when they wrote the proposal with the partners, they were clear they didn’t want an evaluation that wasn’t useful to Lane County. She said they were assured by the federal financial evaluator on working with local partners.
She added there would be overlap with some of the data and evaluation.
Morrison wasn’t opposed to the evaluation, but wanted to make sure there was an impact on the system
MOTION: to approve RESOLUTION AND ORDER 01-5-30-15.
Sorenson MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.
9. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
Green announced that Lane County took third place in the Rhododendron Parade in Florence.
Morrison announced that August 15 was Senior Day at the Lane County Fair and the commissioners would be square dancing. She stated that invitations would be sent to all former County Commissioners, fair board members, the Pomona Grange masters and Century Farm owners. She announced the day of caring for the United Way would be September 10. She noted the PGE Foundation recently granted $2,000 to Encore Theatre in Eugene.
Sorenson stated he would be speaking to the Kiwanis Club in Eugene.
Weeldreyer participated in a fiber optic contract signing in Creswell. She stated the Cell Phone tower issue would be on the Planning Commission’s agenda next Tuesday.
10. EMERGENCY BUSINESS
There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison recessed the meeting into Executive Session at 3:30 p.m.
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