BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

REGULAR MEETING

November 7, 2001

1:30 p.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 11/20/01

 

Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer and Peter Sorenson present.Cindy Weeldreyer was present via telephone.Bobby Green, Sr., was excused.County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, Assistant County Counsel Marc Kardell and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

#11. PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

a. PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ORDER 01-11-7-7/In the Matter of Surrender of a Portion of Dale Kuni Road, County Road Number 225 and 230, from Cloverdale Road, Northerly 4230 Feet, to the City of Creswell.

Bob Ezell, Land Management, explained this was a transfer of jurisdiction.He noted the City of Creswell Planning Commission had requested that the Creswell City Council request that Lane County transfer jurisdiction of Dale Kuni Road.He added the City of Creswell by Resolution 2001-10 had requested Lane County to transfer the particular segment of road, beginning at Cloverdale Road and running northerly 4,200 feet near a bridge.He noted the Public Works Director had reported the request by the City of Creswell (for the County to surrender this road in agreement with the County/City Road Partnership Program agreement) and Oregon Law provides the legal process of road transfer.He stated all proceedings had been met, including notice to the public by posting in four places.He said the director (by his report) had recommended the Board approve the jurisdiction of this road be transferred to the City of Creswell as requested.He added this transfer is within the city limits of Creswell.

 

Commissioner Morrison opened up the Public Hearing.

 

Linda James, City of Creswell, noted a portion of Dale Kuni Road had already been annexed into the city.She said they had gone to the Lane County Boundary Commission earlier in the year and annexed the entire portion of Dale Kuni Road between Cloverdale and the bridge. She added it had been done with the intent it would be part of the Emerald Valley PUD by realigning a portion of the road.

There being no one else signed up to speak, Commissioner Morrison closed the Public Hearing.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-11-7-7.

 

Weeldreyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 4-0.

 

b. PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ORDER 01-11-7-8/In the Matter of Vacating a Portion of Goble Lane (County Road Number 734) Located in Section 31, Township 17 South, Range 4 West of the Willamette Meridian (17-04-31).

 

Ezell explained that Goble Lane is a small segment of road, about 100 feet in length.He said it wasnít really a road, as it contained brambles.He said this was to vacate the railroad crossing at Goble Lane.He said the public hearing for this item and the next one were not by a petition by landowners, but a request from the county engineer.He noted Attachment A showed the proposed vacation segment.He added that Goble Lane was established in 1899 as a County road and used to be part of a road system, but went into disuse.He said the proposed road vacation is a legal right-of-way but it was not used by the public or recognized as a road.He said vacation of the road would not deny any landowner legal access and all the required notices had been mailed.He noted when they provided referrals to public agencies, EWEB requested the right to maintain their facilities and that the order continues their right within the road right of way.He stated the Public Works Director had recommended the Board approve the vacation.

 

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

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-11-7-8.

Sorenson MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 4-0.

 

c. PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDER 01-11-7-9/In the Matter of Withdrawal of County Road Status (But Not the Public Road Status) From a Portion of Goble Lane (County Road Number 99 and 734), Connecting to Greenhill Road, Located in Sections 30 and 31, Township 17 South, Range 4 West of the Willamette Meridian (17-04-30 & 31).

 

Ezell explained the Oregon Revised Statutes provide for conversion from a public road to a county road.He said a county road is a public road that is also maintained by Lane County.He noted when they convert it to a public road, the road would continue to be public, but the maintenance requirements would be with adjoining landowners.

 

Ezell said this was once part of a road system but it is now a dead end that goes from Greenhill Road to the railroad tracks.

 

Dwyer asked why the County was doing this.

 

Ezell responded it was at the request of the County Engineer, and the road is a remnant of an old unmaintained road system that is gated.He said the purpose was to take it off the county road system.

 

Ezell explained the road is graveled for about 650 of its 2,200 feet.He noted this was replaced by Route F and is not needed.He said there were other criteria in Lane Manual for converting the road to a public road.He noted the Public Works Director had to make a report that supports the proposal.

 

Dwyer asked who vacated the other side of the road.

 

Ezell responded it was just done by the previous Board order.

 

Ezell said they notified the adjoining four landowners by certified mail and there were no objections to the proposal.

 

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

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 01-11-7-9.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 4-0.

 

12. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sorenson announced he attended the Lane Transit District BRT meeting.

 

Dwyer stated the Board had a meeting with the City of Lowell.He announced he would be in Pendleton for the AOC convention next week.He also announced that Sunday is Veteranís Day and he would be attending the Veteranís Day Parade.

 

Weeldreyer noted that tomorrow at noon she would be convening the Economic Standing Committee to develop a recommendation for a strategic development plan on Economic Development for video lottery dollars.

 

13. OTHER BUSINESS

 

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison adjourned the meeting at 2:55 p.m.

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary

 

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