APPROVED 3/29/95

January 11, 1995
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

Chair Ellie Dumdi presided with Steve Cornacchia, Bobby Green, Sr., Jerry Rust and Cindy Weeldreyer present. Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary.

10. PUBLIC COMMENTS

To be heard after Item 11.a.

11. PUBLIC WORKS

a. DISCUSSION AND ORDER 95-1-11-20/In the Matter of Approving the Project Design Concept for Improvement of Munsel Lake Road.

Ollie Snowden, County Engineer, distributed copies of two letters received since issuance of the Board packet, one from the architect/engineer for the Clear Lake Water District indicating that there are no problems with their water line, and one from the public works director for the City of Florence which indicates that the city would prefer "rolled" gutter rather than the proposed curb and gutter section. He noted that rolled gutter is not appropriate for collector roads and is problematic from a maintenance standpoint. Snowden stated that if Florence would be taking over maintenance, then it would be acceptable. Snowden continued by reviewing the agenda memorandum. He displayed aerial photos while describing the key elements of the proposal (see material on file). There was consensus to discuss the issue of transferring the road to the City of Florence, either from the beginning or after the road is improved to standards, at the joint meeting planned for later in the month.

Snowden indicated that the two unresolved issues are the curbs and the realignment of curves. He stated that the remaining issue is that of the ditch section on the south side of the road in front of Florentine Estates. Snowden remarked that staff has received two proposals from Florentine Estates: one to move the centerline of the road five feet north (objected to by people on the north side of the road) and the other that the County do something with the backslope of the ditch such as stand it vertical or near vertical. Snowden observed that would create a number of problems including the difficulty of building it that way and the problems with erosion control. He stated that staff's counterproposal is to do its best to make sure the ditch is as shallow as possible and that minimum right-of-way is taken. Snowden noted that this proposal is recommended by the Roads Advisory Committee.

Dumdi stated that three residents had expressed concern to her regarding the bike lanes which may be followed eventually by city sidewalks. She noted that these people are concerned about problems with parking.

10. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Barbara Boye, 2551 Madison, indicated that she owns property at 05638 Munsel Lane in Florence, noting that her home is 10 feet below the road and is approximately 25 feet from the centerline. She expressed concern that she had received no notice of information since May and has been left out of the process. Sonny Chickering, CIP Coordinator, explained that he made an error in not getting Boye's name on the owners' list. Responding to Rust, Snowden indicated that larger trees are possible, possibly requiring more initial caretaking.

Del Phelps, 87189 Munsel Lake Road, stated that he owns the property south of Martin Road at the first sharp corner. He remarked that the design plan will adversely impact his property and the property across the road. Phelps stated he would advocate that the County implement a "broken back curve" at his location. With regard to the Florentine section, Phelps commented that it would be fair to leave the centerline at its present location and do the best that can be done with the ditch slopes.

11. PUBLIC WORKS

a. DISCUSSION AND ORDER 95-1-11-20/In the Matter of Approving the Project Design Concept for Improvement of Munsel Lake Road.

(continued from above)

Dumdi commented that she has been told that bicycle usage on Munsel Lake Road is minimal and that parking is an issue. She suggested showing concern for properties where homes are infringing on the right-of-way. Responding to Dumdi, Snowden indicated that broken back curves are not desirable. Responding to questions regarding the accident rate which were raised by Rust, Snowden stated that he was convinced that the curves need modification and received support to that effect at the public hearing.

Rust suggested moving forward with the overall design and still discussing curbs with Florence. He remarked that this is a reasonable proposal, needing only some further negotiation with neighbors to attempt modifications that minimize impact. Dumdi expressed concern about the trade-off between bike lanes and the sidewalks, noting their impact on residences. Weeldreyer indicated her support of the Roads Advisory Committee's recommendations. There was consensus to further discuss details at the January 25 joint meeting with Florence, while approving the basic project design concept. MOTION: Approval of the Order. RUST MOVED, Green SECONDED. Responding to Cornacchia, Snowden stated that the current design will have bike paths in the urban section. Green reiterated the expectation that transition/maintenance will be discussed at the joint meeting, with Cornacchia commenting that his vote on curbs will depend on the results of the transition discussion. VOTE: 5-0.

13. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. 12-94/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 2 of Lane Code to Create a Local Contract Review Board and Declaring an Emergency (LC 2.060).

Dumdi read this Ordinance into the record. Teresa Wilson, County Counsel, reviewed this item for the Board, summarizing that this had been resisted in the interest of minimizing layers of governments but noting that the state's rules have become so cumbersome that she now recommends the creation of the local Contract Review Board.

Dumdi opened the Public Hearing. There being no one present who wished to testify, Dumdi closed the Public Hearing. MOTION: Approval of the Ordinance. Cornacchia MOVED, Green SECONDED. The Secretary polled the Board. VOTE: 5 Ayes.

b. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. 13-94/In the Matter of Amending Lane Code Chapter 10 to Adopt Amendments to the Springfield Development Code Which Add Article 37 Master Plans Provisions and Amend Article 26 Hillside Development Overlay District Standards for the Urbanizable Lands Within the Springfield Urban Growth Boundary (LC 10.600-16); Adopting a Savings and Severability Clause; and Declaring an Emergency.

Dumdi read this Ordinance into the record. Roy Burns, Public Works, briefly reviewed this item. Dumdi opened the Public Hearing.

Laurie Adams, 460 South 4th, Springfield, read a letter from MountainGate Development Company which offered support for the Ordinance.

Dumdi read a letter from M.J. Higgins, 2660 Daisy #8, Springfield (see material on file.) The letter urged the Board to support this Ordinance.

Cornacchia stated that there are things in this Ordinance that he would not normally support, but he indicated that the Ordinance is a result of a compromise agreement between Springfield and the property owners. MOTION: Approval of the Ordinance. Cornacchia MOVED, Rust SECONDED. The Secretary polled the Board. VOTE: 5 Ayes.

14. OTHER BUSINESS

a. ORDER 95-1-11-21/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 20 of Lane Manual to Include Provisions With Regard to the Contract Review Board (LM 20.100).

MOTION: Approval of the Order. Cornacchia MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.

 

Sharon Giles, Recording Secretary