November 8, 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.
11. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDER 95-11-8-8/In the Matter of Transferring County-Owned Real Property to "St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc." for the Purpose of Developing Affordable Housing (Map #17-02-35-34-06301, Adjacent to 7055 Main Street, Springfield).
Jeff Turk briefly reviewed the agenda memorandum. Green commented that this item had come before the Housing Policy Board who unanimously supported the transfer.
Dumdi opened the Public Hearing.
Terry McDonald, 3063 Whitbeck Blvd., spoke in favor of the transfer.
Dumdi closed the Public Hearing.
MOTION: Approval of the Order. Rust MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.
10. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
Green distributed a NACo article regarding discounted airfares, suggesting that Board members keep this information in mind.
Green referred to a letter from Sal Piazza regarding the loss of the Worldwide Church of God convention account. He suggested that the Board keep this in mind when dealing with convention center business.
Green commented on the Board meeting in Lowell last night. He suggested that the Board forward material to the small cities ahead of time, as it becomes available, to expedite the process. Weeldreyer suggested that Metro TV make a video tape and the Board have charts/graphs available regarding the financial situation of Lane County, for presentations of this type. The Board concurred.
Referring to the Lowell meeting, Rust asked that Public Works evaluate a request regarding 4-way stop signs at Pengra and Pioneer Roads.
Rust invited all to the TreeHuggers Ball the Friday after next, indicating that the money would go to the Survival Center at the University of Oregon.
Dumdi indicated that she had spoken with Jim Zelenka regarding the Regional Strategies Board appointments, noting that the agreement with OEDD is that LEC is designated as Lane County's agent. She observed that all of the present members are eligible for reappointment. Dumdi reported that OEDD and Zelenka feel it is appropriate to reappoint because of the current experience base. Weeldreyer recalled that she had raised this issue regarding these appointments to make sure there is an open process as called for by the Diversity Implementation Policy. Cornacchia observed that the Regional Strategies program is a 6-year program and the work does have continuity. He commented that he hoped the Board has the ability to get out of "one policy fits all" and look at matters that are different. Green suggested opening the issue up for applications/appointments. MOTION: Put out application process to advertise these appointments. Rust MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 3-2, Cornacchia and Dumdi dissenting.
12. OTHER BUSINESS
Teresa Wilson distributed a letter from David Williams to Ted Kulongoski requesting that the Attorney General give consent to Lane County to handle the representation at mental commitment hearings when the District Attorney's office has a conflict of interest. She told the Board that they will individually receive a letter that will suggest that they get independent legal advice on whether they wish to consent to Legal Counsel continuing to do that representation and giving them an opportunity to consent.
There being no further business, this meeting adjourned into Executive Session at 2:08 p.m.
Sharon Giles, Board Secretary