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April 16, 1997
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

Cindy Weeldreyer presided with Steve Cornacchia, Bobby Green, Sr., Ellie Dumdi and Peterson Sorenson present. Zoe Gilstrap, Recording Secretary.

12. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weeldreyer reported that on behalf of the Board, she would like to relay the status of the Juvenile Justice Center which was discussed in executive session this morning. She referred to the implications and options of the land use decisions made last week by the Eugene hearings official and stated that staff has commenced an appeal of that decision to the Eugene Planning Commission with a hearing date tentatively set for May 6. Weeldreyer said the policy issue before the Board this afternoon regarded continuation of the appeal. She remarked that Lane County needed to maximize options if the Eugene Planning Commission appeal is not successful and discussed the possibility of using the current Skipworth site. Weeldreyer commented that if the Board wants to pursue that option, they need to authorize staff to ask the Eugene City Council to initiate a plan amendment to get the change they need.

MOTION: To authorize staff to continue the appeal of the hearings official’s decision.

Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED.

Green stressed that the Board is committed to this project and noted that there has been consistent public support also.

Weeldreyer acknowledged that Lane County’s Juvenile Justice Center’s operation team has worked very closely with the Eugene Planning staff in coming up with the Conditional Use Permit application and is anticipating their help and support in working with the County for this appeal.

VOTE: 5-0.

MOTION: To request the Eugene City Council to initialize a plan amendment on behalf of Lane County to remove commercial overlay on the Skipworth side of the Juvenile Justice site on Centennial.

Cornacchia MOVED, Green SECONDED.

Sorenson would like to see this matter put on the agenda for more public process. He said this topic has not been brought up before today and this is the first the public has heard of this. He requested that it be put on the agenda so that the public is aware when the Board plans to take action on this issue.

Dumdi stated that today’s meeting is a public process and discussion and feels comfortable moving forward.

VOTE: 4-1, Sorenson dissenting.

Weeldreyer noted that Steve Carmichael, Director, Youth Services, was here to respond to this morning’s discussion on his testimony representing the State Association of Juvenile Justice Directors before the senate committee.

Carmichael distributed copies of his testimony (see material on file). He clarified that he did not support the bill. He noted that his testimony stated that the Directors’ Association had not had a chance to vote in support or opposition of this bill. Carmichael stated that he did identify factors that the Association thought were helpful and consistent with Lane County’s juvenile justice plan submitted to the Public Safety Coordinating Council last week. Carmichael remarked that he testified that he did not want to see funds shifted. He said he was invited to give the testimony on behalf of the Directors’ Association by the governor’s staff and indicated to them that he would be testifying from a neutral position since they had not voted on the bill. Carmichael believed he had presented balanced testimony. He observed that the committee hearings was a very destructive process and was shocked when he heard the bill was passed out of committee without full discussion. Carmichael apologized to the Board for not sending out a copy of the testimony prior to the hearing.

13. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. 4-97/In the Matter of Amending Lane Code Chapter 2 to Establish the Economic Development Assistance Program (EDAP) Revolving Loan Fund (LC 2.500) and to Adopt a Severability Clause.

b. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. 5-97/In the Matter of Amending Lane Code Chapter 15 to Add Provisions for Economic Development Assistance Program (EDAP) Improvement Assessments (LC 15.642), to Make Related Housekeeping Revisions and to Adopt a Severability Clause.

John Goodson, Director, Public Words, stated that these two ordinances could be combined into one public hearing and gave a brief overview (see material on file).

Weeldreyer opened the public hearing. There being no one present who wished to testify, Weeldreyer closed the public hearing.

MOTION: Approval of Ordinance No. 4-97.

Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. The secretary polled the Board.

VOTE: 5 Ayes.

MOTION: Approval of Ordinance No. 5-97.

Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. The secretary polled the Board.

VOTE: 5 Ayes.

c. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance PA 1098/In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to the Rural Comprehensive Plan and the Cottage Grove City Plan to Enlarge the Cottage Grove Urban Growth Boundary and Redesignate Affected Land from its Rural Comprehensive Plan Designation to a City Plan Designation, Rezone Affected Land, and Adopt an Exception to Statewide Planning Goal 14; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (file PA 0315-97; City of Cottage Grove).

Michael Copely, Land Management, stated that this was basically a housekeeping issue to correct an oversight in the original designation of this property. He clarified that the City of Cottage Grove designated the affected land industrial as part of a city-owned and sponsored industrial park development and, in 1995, discovered that this portion of property had been omitted. Copely stated that the matter was recommended for approval by the Lane County Planning Commission, submitted to LCD with no comment, and that staff did recommend approval.

Weeldreyer opened the public hearing. There being no one present who wished to testify, Weeldreyer closed the public hearing

MOTION: Approval of Ordinance PA 1098.

Green MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. The secretary polled the Board.

VOTE: 5 Ayes.

14. OTHER BUSINESS

a. ORDER 97-4-16-6/In the Matter of Amending Chapter 15 of Lane Manual to Revise Provisions of the Economic Development Assistance Program (EDAP) (LM 15.800-15.826) to Implement the EDAP Revolving Loan Fund.

John Goodson, Director, Public Works, gave a brief overview (see material on file).

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

Dumdi MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 5-0.

There being no further business, this meeting recessed into executive session at 3:24 p.m.

 

Zoe Gilstrap, Recording Secretary

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