minhead.gif (11357 bytes)APPROVED APPROVED 9/27/94


July 27, 1994
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

Chair Jerry Rust presided with Steve Cornacchia, Ellie Dumdi, Marie Frazier and Jack Roberts present. Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary.

1.    COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

To be held later in the meeting.

2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS

a.    SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance PA 1058 Adopting Amendments to the Oakridge Comprehensive Plan to Redesignate Tax Lot 401, T21S R35E and that Portion of Tax Lot 400, T21S R35E Lying Within the Oakridge Urban Growth Boundary, from Public Facility/Government to Highway Commercial and to restrict Highway Commercial Uses on these Tax Lots to those Uses that are Compatible with the Park and Recreational Uses Allowed Within Greenwaters Park, to Adopt Savings and Severability Clauses, and Declaring an Emergency.

Rust read this Ordinance into the record and opened the Public Hearing. There being no one present who wished to testify, Rust closed the Public Hearing.

MOTION: Approval of the Ordinance. Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. The secretary polled the Board. VOTE: Cornacchia, Dumdi, Frazier, Roberts and Rust AYE.

3.    OTHER BUSINESS

ORDER 94-7-27-1 Authorizing Proceedings to Issue Debt for Renovations, Replacements and Upgrades in an Amount Not to Exceed $2,000,000.

Roberts observed that this gives formal approval to staff to work through the options on how to fund this debt. Cornacchia expressed concern that there were already contingencies (approximately $200-$300,000) included in the original $1,482,512, that $18,000 was added to round the figure to $1,500,000, and that $150,000 of additional reserves are figured in, as well as an additional $250,000 in case it runs slightly over. He observed that just what was added today is another $418,000 over the three sets of contingencies that were already in the first set. Cornacchia indicated that this would go forward without his support. Drivas explained that this is simply a request for authority to publish a notice and staff will be returning to the Board with the specific and exact amounts when they go to debt. She indicated they were trying to preserve the maximum amount, although they were guessing that the actual amount would probably be closer to $1.7 - $1.8 million, which would include the required reserves (which the bond market requires and are used at the end of the debt period toward payoff) and the issuance costs. Cornacchia remarked that he does not take exception to the issuance costs, but to the additional $250,000 on top of the nearly $300,000 of contingencies built into the $1.4 million. Rust stressed that this is simply a publication number, not for expenditure. He noted that the Board will review the final numbers. Roberts observed that this is not inconsistent with previous actions and is exactly what was done with the Fair Board item.

Randy Green, Finance Manager, emphasized that the Board Order allows up to $2 million or sufficient to receive proceeds of $1,428,512. Rust commented that he concurs with regard to holding costs down to the $1.5 million that the Board stipulated yesterday, indicating that, in his opinion, the renovation list is final. He explained that staff is simply looking for options for the least debt, with no intent to have access to extra dollars. MOTION: Approval of the Order. Roberts MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. VOTE: 4-1, Cornacchia dissenting.

1.    COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Frazier asked that the Board sign two Atlases to be presented to the Leaburg Library which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary and to Laura Olsen's father on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

Frazier reported that her own father was home and recuperating well.

Dumdi discussed the recent Animal Regulation issue, expressing concern that a television station made no effort to get the other side of the story. Roberts indicated that the KEZI news director has been called and encouraged to provide the other side of the story. Cornacchia stated that if the real situation is that the people gave the dog to a family and that family turned it in because it didn't work out for them and now Animal Regulation will not give the dog back to the original family because they don't feel they have the appropriate judgment to find another home, then Cornacchia indicated he would dissent from that. He remarked that he does not believe that only government has the judgment to find a suitable home. Roberts stated that it was his understanding that the people were turned down because they did not want the dog to keep, and Animal Regulation wants to find another home for the dog. Responding to Cornacchia, Roberts asked him if he was aware of what Lane County's policies are, i.e. animals are adopted out to people who want to adopt them.

Cornacchia left the meeting (unexcused) at 1:48 p.m.

Roberts reiterated that Lane County policies are being followed in this matter.

Dumdi remarked that the NACo convention was the first week in August and Randy Franke (County Commissioner from Marion County) would be installed as the national president.

Dumdi observed that the Scandinavian Festival would be held in Junction City from August 11-14 and she invited everyone to attend.

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 1:52 p.m.

Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary

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