May 30, 1995
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' WORK SESSION
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.
Chair Ellie Dumdi presided with Steve Cornacchia, Jerry Rust and Cindy Weeldreyer present. Bobby Green excused. Beth McAllister, Recording Secretary.
11. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
To be held later in the meeting.
12. OTHER BUSINESS
The following item was taken out of order.
b. RECOGNITION/George Russell (Former Lane County HRMS Director).
Ellie Dumdi thanked George Russell for the amount of time he spent at Lane County and all the things that he accomplished. She stated that he will be missed by Lane County. Dumdi read a thank you note from Bobby Green. George Russell responded that he did not take the position due to being dissatisfied with Lane County. He stated that Margaret Nichols had spoken with him over a year ago about wanting him to come back and work for the school district. Russell stated that an opportunity arose and he accepted it. Russell thanked the Board of Commissioners and acknowledged the great employees that Lane County has working for them.
a. PRESENTATION/Diversity Implementation Task Force Report (DITF) Interim Report.
Jamina Terrazas listed the names of the people who are a part of this task force. She stated that the work of this task force has been divided into subcommittees - assessment, awareness and training, access, accountability and affirmative action. She stated that a work plan has been completed and the final report will outline these actions in more detail. She noted that the final report would be submitted by late September or early October. She asked for continued support from the Board. Bill Van Vactor commended the task force on all of their work. He stated that there is a lot of high energy in this group and that they plan to have a good report to the Board in the fall.
13. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. PA 1071/In the Matter of Naming a Private Road Lost Lane.
Bob Ezell stated that information had been sent out to the residents regarding the naming of this private road. He stated that to date he had not received any feedback or objections.
Dumdi opened the Public Hearing.
Tina Sartin, 88124 Hwy. 101 stated that she signed up to speak due to the fact that someone might be in opposition of this. She stated that since no one was in opposition, that she did not need to speak.
Dumdi closed the Public Hearing.
MOTION: Approval of the ordinance. Rust MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED. The secretary polled the board. VOTE: 4 Ayes.
b. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. PA 1075/In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to the West Eugene Wetlands Special Study, a Refinement to the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan, and Adopting a Severability Clause.
Neil Bjorkland, Planner at the City of Eugene, explained that the passing of this ordinance would change a couple of acres.
No one signed up to speak at the Public Hearing.
MOTION: Approval of the ordinance. Rust MOVED, Cornacchia SECONDED. The secretary polled the board. VOTE: 4 Ayes.
c. THIRD READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance PA 1072/ In the Matter of Amending the Rural Comprehensive Plan to Redesignate Land from "Agriculture" to "Rural," Rezoning that Land from "E-30/Exclusive Farm Use" to "RR-5/Rural Residential 5," and Taking Exceptions to Statewide Planning Goals 3 and 4; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (file PA 0229-95; Henton).
Michael Copely stated that this is a 17.3 acre parcel and that the Planning Commission recommends approval. He stated that if this is approved that tentative action needs to be taken due to the ordinance needing some revisions. Cornacchia asked if the Land Conservation Development Commission had any recommendation. Copely stated that it was referred to them, but no comments or objections had been received. Dumdi asked the Board if they had any ex parte contacts. The Board responded that none of them have had any ex parte contacts.
Mike Evans, representing the applicant, and Bill Kloos, representing the appellant, disputed the issues regarding this ordinance. Bill Kloos requested the record be open for seven days in order for him to submit information in response to the information Evans submitted.
MOTION: To open the record for 10 more days and to bring this item back to the Board on June 14, 1995. Rust MOVED. Motion died for lack of SECOND.
Cornacchia stated that the system is being manipulated and does not like the games that he sees being played. Rust stated that he is trying to move things along and would like to roll this forward. Cornacchia challenged that something is going to change after the two parties go back and forth.
Rust re-offered his motion as stated above. Cornacchia SECONDED. VOTE: 4-0.
The following items were carried over from the morning meeting.
5. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
b. ORDER 95-5-30-1/In the Matter of Authorizing the Expenditure of $13,000 of Video Lottery Funds as Matching Funds for a State Grant to Provide Applegate Trail Signage and Visitor Facilities at Four Lane County Locations.
Cornacchia stated that he would move approval of this order if the County Administrator would recommend approval. Bill Van Vactor stated that he would not recommend approval of this order after the discussion he had with budget analyst Tanya Heaton and the deficit in current Video Lottery funds. Cornacchia stated that he would be comfortable in passing this order if eligible funds would be found.
MOTION: Chair to sign order similar in title and recital appropriated from contingency funds (not video lottery funds). Cornacchia MOVED, Rust SECONDED. VOTE: 4-0.
Van Vactor thanked Heaton for her work on the video lottery spreadsheet. Cornacchia stated that she should keep up the good work. Dumdi stated that Economic Development and Rural Community Improvement Council should meet with Heaton to discuss the funds in video lottery.
8. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
a. ORDER 95-5-30-22/In the Matter of Holding a Public Hearing and Accepting Plan Amendment/Approval Form (PAAF) #114 to the Intergovernmental Agreement #20-001 With the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services Division; Reducing Appropriations for Revenues and Expenditures in Fund 24 by $267,590 and Authorizing the County Administrator to Sign the PAAF and the Subsequent Subcontract Amendments as Listed in Exhibit A Attached.
No one signed up for the public hearing. MOTION: Approval of the order. Cornacchia MOVED, Rust SECONDED.
Cornacchia requested that the department do a contingency plan within two weeks to show what they will do if the dollars don't come in. Rockstroh stated that they have not overspent what is in the general fund. Cornacchia withdrew his request for a contingency plan.
9. HUMAN RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES
a. ORDER 95-5-30-23/In the Matter of Establishing a Permanent Salary for Personal Computer/Network Technician and Establishing the New Classification and Salary Range for Radio Network Technician.
MOTION: Approval of the order. Cornacchia MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED. VOTE: 4-0.
10. EMERGENCY BUSINESS
a. ORDER 95-5-30-24/In the Matter of Extending Community Corrections Act Subcontracts for a Three Month Interim Period and Granting the County Administrator the Authority To Sign Extensions Over $25,000, To Provide Services and Support to Lane County Offenders.
MOTION: Approval of the order. Cornacchia MOVED, Rust SECONDED. VOTE: 4-0.
11. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
Weeldreyer stated that she is working on the citizens agenda task force to come up with ideas for stable funding for Public Safety. She indicated that she would like to have each commissioner give her a list of three citizens from their district that they would recommend to be on this task force. She noted that the target date for this group to come together is the month of June, with a report back in September.
Rust noted the passing of Archie Weinstein and that his funeral would be on Wednesday. Rust stated that he would be in Roseburg on Thursday testifying at the hearing on the Endangered Species Act.
Dumdi stated that Jan Wroncy had given her some written testimony and asked the Board Secretary to make copies for the Board members. She stated that the Siuslaw Rod & Gun Club would like to have their public hearing in Florence. She stated that she would organize the meeting date, place and time with Michael Copely. Dumdi remarked that the Germans were coming to Eugene and if anyone was interested in housing information they should contact her. She stated that an item that is "food for thought" is the memo received from Bobby Green on the possibility of a commuter airline coming to Eugene and Lane County contributing $150,000 towards this issue. Van Vactor stated that he will research this and bring it back to the Board.
There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.
Beth McAllister, Recording Secretary