May 3, 1994
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' WORK SESSION
Commissioners' Conference Room - 1:30 p.m.
Chair Jerry Rust presided with Steve Cornacchia, Ellie Dumdi, Marie Frazier and Jack Roberts present. Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary.
This meeting was continued from the morning Work Session agenda.
10. EMERGENCY BUSINESS
a. ORDER 94-5-3-11/In the Matter of Approving a Grant Application to the State of Oregon, Department of Human Resources, Children's Services Division in the Amount of $100,000 Over a Three-Year Period to Provide Salary for a Child Interview Specialist.
MOTION: Approval of the Order. Roberts MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. Roberts observed that nothing in the File Notes should hold up the application. He suggested the possibility of a future Work Session with the District Attorney and Linda Solin to review all grant applications. VOTE: 5-0.
b. ORDER 94-5-3-9/In the Matter of Approval of the Submittal of a Federal Grant Application for a Five-Year Children's Mental Health Treatment Program.
Roberts briefly discussed this item, noting that the grant can always be turned down. MOTION: Approval of the Order. Frazier MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.
c. ORDER 94-5-3-10/In the Matter of Vacating Certain Public Utility Easements and a Drainage Easement Within the Urban Growth Boundary of the City of Springfield, Without a Public Hearing, and Adopting Findings of Fact (17-03-15).
MOTION: Approval of the Order. Roberts MOVED, Frazier SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.
3. With regard to a Courthouse tour held this morning, Bill Van Vactor, County Administrator, asked for direction from the Board regarding pending decisions to be made regarding potential HVAC-related improvements to the Courthouse. Van Vactor was directed to develop a list of prioritized needs for the Courthouse, the Sheriff and the District Attorney. Cornacchia observed that this may be an appropriate time to do basic work such as painting, etc.
Rust spoke about the issue of amending the Metro Plan, indicating that Springfield has proposed that there be two people from each jurisdiction, facilitated by one (or two) staff members. The Board concurred that Lane County's MPC appointees were probably the appropriate players, adding that Rust could be an alternate for Roberts and either Dumdi or Frazier could substitute for Cornacchia, if necessary.
There was concurrence that the next meeting with regard to the Diversity Task Force Report would be held in the morning on June 1, when all commissioners could be present.
Noting that the Eugene City Council had endorsed Lane County's transfer tax, Roberts stated that Mayor Bascom has asked that the Board endorse their tax measure. He indicated that he had told the Mayor that Rust and Roberts, Eugene residents, would make the endorsement. Roberts obtained permission to use Board stationery for the endorsement, making it clear in the body of the letter that it spoke only for Roberts and Rust.
Frazier observed that the annual Tree Planting Festival would be held in Oakridge this weekend.
There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.
Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary
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