October 4, 1995
REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
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.
12. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance 9-95/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 4 of Lane Code to Authorize Differential Taxes (LC 4.500-4.510(4)).
Dumdi read this Ordinance into the record. Teresa Wilson, County Counsel, briefly reviewed the agenda material (see material on file).
Dumdi opened the Public Hearing. There being no one present who wished to testify, Dumdi closed the Public Hearing.
MOTION: Approval of the Ordinance. Green MOVED, Cornacchia SECONDED. Responding to Green, Wilson indicated that the Ordinance would remain in force even if the potential levy failed. The secretary polled the Board.
VOTE: 5 Ayes.
11. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
Weeldreyer reported on her attendance at the District AOC meeting last week.
Dumdi commented that she, too, had attended the District AOC meeting last week and spoke briefly about some of the events.
Rust stated that he had attended the 100th anniversary celebration for Salvation Army, noting that he had read the Resolution approved by the Board.
Green noted that the Diversity Implementation Task Force report will be presented at the October 17 meeting, asking that Board members come prepared with questions after reading the material.
Green indicated that he had attended the National Resource Network Conference last week (with regard to mental health) in lieu of Weeldreyer and reported briefly on matters of interest.
Weeldreyer stated that she was not able to attend the above conference because she was attending the National Association of Community College Trustees meeting, where the focus of the conference was on technology. She stated that she had gleaned substantial information that could easily be adapted to governmental organizations.
Dumdi asked the Board for the comments regarding having a facilitator assist with the Leadership Team/Budget Committee discussions regarding the potential Sheriff's Levy decision-making process. She indicated that Lauren Chouinard is available. Cornacchia observed the need for facilitation in dealing with the policy questions related to the levy issues. Responding to Cornacchia, Van Vactor remarked that he preferred to participate actively instead of acting as facilitator. With regard to systems analysis preparation prior to going out for a levy, Rust suggested that the Public Safety Coordinating Council would be an appropriate venue. Van Vactor observed that the PSCC has a very full agenda. Responding to Cornacchia, Wilson indicated that there is an intent, but not a requirement, that a plan be fully developed. Cornacchia stated that in the criteria there are points given for consistency with the plan created by the PSCC. He suggested that perhaps that could be a tandem assignment between levy planning and SB1145 compliance. Cornacchia asked Legal Counsel to look at the legislation again with regard to plan development/preparation. Wilson stated that she would have a memo prepared for presentation at Monday's meeting. Van Vactor reported that Maureen Maine would be attending the Monday meetings on behalf of Springfield and suggested that perhaps this was better discussed at a work session, rather than at the larger Leadership Team meeting. Dumdi observed consensus to have Chouinard facilitate the Monday meetings.
Dumdi distributed information on a regional meeting of NACo in Idaho on November 3rd and 4th.
Dumdi provided Van Vactor with documentation regarding "Working Women Count Honor Roll," awards being given for programs started after March of 1994 including child care centers, parental leave, etc.
Dumdi offered the Board's condolences to the family of Si Ellingson of Florence who passed away recently.
13. OTHER BUSINESS
ORDER 95-10-4-28/In the Matter of Approving a Course of Action with the Current Elections System Vendor to Complete the Existing Contract, and to Approve and Appropriation of Funds Should the Course of Action Fail to Meet Lane County's Requirements for Completion and Adequate Support.
Wilson briefly reviewed the memorandum and Order relating to this matter (see material on file). She indicated that she would amend the Order to include delegation to the County Administrator to sign the contracts.
MOTION: Approval of the Order. Rust MOVED, Cornacchia SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.
There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.
Sharon Giles, Board Secretary