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April 30, 1997
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - following HACSA

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

Items 3, 10.b and c., 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were actually heard during the afternoon session, but are reported here in order for ease of location.

1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

Weeldreyer stated that the public hearing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to May 7, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. in Harris Hall. She identified two items of emergency business, stating that both are resolutions and will be taken under Resolutions rather than Emergency Business. Weeldreyer noted that there may be a third item of emergency business.

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Reed Fitkin, 85200 Ridge Top Drive, Eugene, stated that he attended a prison siting meeting on April 10. Fitkin remarked that at that time, the Public Works’ Director indicated that he was opposed to the Dillard prison site. He said he recently heard that the Board of Commissioners sent a statement to the State indicating their opposition to the Dillard site. Fitkin said he then heard that the Sheriff wanted the Dillard site and that the Public Works’ department position was reversed and, because of the leachate, they would like to have the sewer line out there and the prison site would encourage that sewer line. Fitkin said he was here to ask for clarification.

Weeldreyer stated that there was no truth to the statement that the Commissioners want to have the prison on Dillard due to the leachate problem. She remarked that a letter was sent to the State Department of Corrections to go on record to oppose the Dillard Road site.

Home Schoolers for Social Justice consisting of Corrine Transalini, 1735 Cleveland Place, Eugene; Joe Dillon 1348 Tyler, Eugene; Silver Magnus, 870 W. 11th, Eugene; Charles Phillips, 1045 W. 18 Street, Eugene; and Kimberly Phillips, 1045 W. 18th Street, Eugene. Kimberly Phillips read a letter to Lane County Commissioners from the House Democratic Office (see material on file). They also read a Petition to support qualified unionized workers at WIC (see material on file).

Joe Dillon, 1348 Tyler Street, Eugene, apologized about the remarks he made two weeks ago at a Board of Commissioners meeting in which he called the Commissioners fools. He stated that he regretted those comments and hoped the issue can be resolved without name calling. Dillon noted that students from the Home School met with three of the five commissioners. He referred to a comment made by Cornacchia regarding Dillon’s trust of family and friends, noting that Commissioners would do the same and trust their staff. Dillon stated that the Commissioners were not elected to trust their friends, they were elected to think on their own and make decisions based on the facts. He remarked that the Commissioners listen to Rob Rockstroh and the rest of the staff but do not listen to the 42 people that have come to speak concerning the WIC issue and ignore DeFazio and the Lane County Delegation.

Cornacchia stated that it is understandable that Dillon would accept the version of what happened during the interview process from the family and friends that he has known a life time. He noted that neither of them were there. Cornacchia said he has a long-term relationship and has come to understand and know the people that he is supporting. He commented that not once, in the more than ten years since he has been a commissioner, has Rockstroh ever shown any indication of dishonesty or a lack of integrity or incompetence. Cornacchia stated that he has to take everything he has heard and add his own judgements of the validity of what is being said. He remarked that what has been said about Rockstroh is inconsistent with what he knows of him. He believed the process was legitimate, clean and fair in a competitive fashion.

3. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dumdi discussed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Lane County and the City of Florence regarding the Florence Justice Center. She stated that pursuant to discussions, it was decided that they assume responsibility for 2.8% of the building and $77,223 and said there were some questions about chairs in the Justice Court building, equally about $3,500. Dumdi stated that she suggested throwing in the chairs which was successful and everything has now been settled. She noted that the agreement will be signed by Bill Van Vactor and that she will hand deliver it tomorrow to the mayor. She also noted that Frank Nearing, KLCC, and his wife are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Dumdi discussed the magazine Governing, noting that on the cover of the May issue there was reference to an article about growth control in Portland.

Green referred to his Philadelphia trip for the National President’s Summit on Youth and said that being in the room with four presidents, the first ladies and General Colin Powell was quite incredible. He noted that Powell brought leadership and enthusiasm as well as a certain degree of mental toughness to the meeting. Green stated that Powell made it very clear that volunteerism was not the solution but was something that they needed more of. He explained that the focus of this summit was to duplicate that model back at the local level. He announced that there will be a press conference tomorrow at South Eugene High School at 11:15 a.m. to report back on the National President’s Summit on Youth to the community. Green suggested doing something on that scale in Lane County to involve youths to help rebuild communities street by street, house by house.

Weeldreyer announced that there will be a tree planting festival in Oakridge. She also discussed the Hyundai tour and thanked Bob McManus. She acknowledged Peter Thurston and his success with the grants and loans to help the Marcola Water District. Weeldreyer announced that the Extension Service teleconference on Measure 50 will be May 5, 1997 at 11:30 a.m. in the Extension Service Auditorium. She stated that she would like to schedule a board retreat in May. She discussed the WIC issue and asked Teresa Wilson, County Counsel, to comment.

Wilson stated that the question is how the Board wishes to respond to the threatened litigation and the legislators’ request.

Cornacchia stated that he still has yet to hear from Legal Counsel, two department directors and the entire subset of individuals who have dealt with this, anything that would shake his confidence of the staff that he has known and grown respectful of over the last ten years from the standpoint of their integrity, honesty, candid and professionalism. He said it is his belief that a response commensurate with their request for a special investigation would give the wrong message to staff and community that there may be doubt.

Green echoed Cornacchia’s comments. He said that unless legislatures are willing to fund an investigation, he is not interested. He has not felt the sense of urgency to conduct the level of investigation to satisfy the individuals from WIC.

Dumdi stated that she also agreed with Cornacchia and does not believe staff has done anything but behave in an honorable manner and at no time has she seen them as wrong in the procedure being used.

Sorenson stated that if it were up to him, he would try to follow up on the request of the legislatures and their concern by having the investigation.

Weeldreyer’s stated that she wants to be sensitive to all of the interests expressed here and, if there was an opportunity to have a process to bring everyone around the table to discuss this issue, it might be beneficial because there is a high level of misunderstanding. She commented, however, that from a legal prospective, she trusts County Counsel and, for that reason, she is placing her faith and judgment in the County legal staff. Weeldreyer stated that if there is continued desire, the women do have legal recourse and she encouraged them to do that.

There was Board direction to have Weeldreyer send a letter to the legislators, capturing these comments with the help of Van Vactor.

Continuing Commissioners’ Announcements, Weeldreyer stated that the Association of Oregon Counties is asking the Board to adopt a resolution and send a copy of same to the legislature.

MOTION: To prepare Lane County Resolution using the sample resolution provided by AOC to distribute to Lane County Legislators.

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

Cornacchia stated that there is a bill that would fund 50% or more of the District Attorney’s Office, moving up through the process, and a bill that would fund 50% of Assessment & Taxation and possibly a vote by mail bill could emerge. He said there is also suggested legislation for courthouse maintenance and the relationships between counties and states.

4. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

a. STATUS REPORT/Metropolitan Residential Lands and Housing Study.

John Van Landingham, Lane County member of the Residential Lands Citizen Advisory Committee, stated that this committee has the task of evaluating the supply of residential land within the urban growth boundary and determining whether the supply, given constraints on the available undeveloped and anticipated demand over the next twenty years, is adequate. He said if it is not adequate, they will have to consider whether policy changes such as greater density might solve the problem or whether they need to recommend expanding the urban growth boundary or changing designations. Van Landingham stated that they also need to look at and update the policies within the Metroplan. He said they will be coming back in a few months with a recommendation. He introduced LCOG staff, Carol Heinkel and Claire Van Bloem.

Sorenson referred to the supply and demand for housing within the Urban Growth Boundary and asked what criteria or policy issues they use in deciding whether to expand the UGB or to change the designation of the single family zoned land to multi family, creating greater density. He asked when the Commissioners would become involved in this issue.

Van Landingham stated that the committee has not had a discussion as far as criteria. He said that as far as process, they will conclude the study this summer and make a recommendation which will go to the three Planning Commissions: Eugene, Springfield and Lane County, and from there it will go to the commissioners which will probably not be until early 1998.

Sorenson requested that they report back in five months with an update.

Cornacchia stated that it appeared to him that the numbers in the report are looked at from a metro-wide prospective. He said in Springfield, it has been felt that there is a disproportional amount of low income family housing and multiple family housing in either a per capita or geographic basis and that this issue needs to be included in the study. He asked if he was getting those numbers.

Van Landingham said they do have numbers that are broken down by jurisdictions but said they have not had the discussion yet. He stated that he is aware of Springfield's lack of housing.

Weeldreyer stated that she believes zoning is a contract that governments have with property owners and that communication is very important. She remarked that all contracts generally have a time frame and said they should do a better job of making that understood at the time of purchase by property owners. She said they need to balance the rights of private property owners with their responsibility of providing managed growth so there is a quality of life that is not significantly diminished.

5. RESOLUTIONS

a. RESOLUTION AND ORDER 97-4-30-1/In the Matter of Proclaiming May 6, 1997 as Public Health Nurse’s Day.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

b. PROCLAMATION AND ORDER 97-4-30-21/In the Matter of Proclaiming the Week of May 4, 1997 as Lane County Tourism Week.

Joanne Holland-Bak, Tourism Development Coordinator, CVALCO, stated that this proclamation would be tying a Lane County tourism week promotion into the national tourism week promotion.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

c. PROCLAMATION AND ORDER 97-4-30-19/In the Matter of Proclaiming May 1997 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Nancy Mason, President of the Board of Directors, stated that this is a problem that is nationwide and seems to be getting worse. She said the more awareness the community has of it, the better chance there is of getting a handle on it. Mason remarked that the main event this month will be the Sexual Awareness March on May 22 starting at the U of O and ending at the Federal Building.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

Time Certain at 1:30 p.m.

7. COMMITTEE REPORTS

a. Legislative Committee Update.

Green suggested treating this as a consent calendar process and asked if anyone wanted to pull a bill.

MOTION: Approval of the Legislative Committee recommendations as presented.

Green MOVED, Cornacchia SECONDED.

Sorenson referred to House Bill 2926, mediation for land use disputes, and stated that it is important to make the land use process less adversarial. He stressed that he believes mediation is worthwhile to resolve disputes.

Cornacchia concurred that mediation would lead to lessening of a contentious nature between property owners but noted that this bill would set up a mediation process not between homeowners but between the government and any property owner who believed that a government action places an unreasonable burden on their use. Cornacchia stated that this bill would allow someone to force mediation every time the government takes an action and said would require the government to pay for it, noting that the land use process is already complex and this would further encumber it.

VOTE: 4-1, Sorenson dissenting.

Green asked for clarification on whether Sorenson was dissenting on that particular bill or the entire packet. Sorenson responded that he was voting no on the whole packet.

8. ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION

a. ORDER 97-4-30-2/In the Matter of Approving Submission of Assessment and Taxation Grant Budget to the Oregon Department of Revenue.

Jim Gangle, Tax Assessor, gave an overview on this item. He addressed the changes due to the passage of Ballot Measure 47 and the reduction package (see material on file). He emphasized that things are changing and that they are making significant modifications.

Gangle discussed the conversion of the department’s computer system and noted that staffs have been researching vendors and the available packages.

Weeldreyer referred to the reduction of 2.0 FTE in public information and asked if there will be self help phones and computers.

Gangle stated that people normally come in on a one-time basis and have a difficult time learning the process. He said they will be looking at the possibility of a survey to find out workable hours to the public. Gangle noted that they anticipate more questions this fall due to BM47/50.

Responding to Van Vactor’s questions regarding the reaction of the Department of Revenue, Gangle said the reappraisal program is pretty much accepted but does not know about the second or third year out. He said he is a little concerned about what will happen as they move into the new magistrates’ system and does not know if they will automatically lose if they don’t show.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

Dumdi MOVED, Green SECONDED.

Cornacchia stated that this continues to be a redundant, unreasonably expensive and wasteful government exercise. He said when this is viewed in light of the reduced importance that Ballot Measures 5 and 47 have created for the property tax in the tax structure, spending this much comes at the expense of law enforcement and health and human services in this county and he cannot support it.

VOTE: 4-1, Cornacchia dissenting.

9. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

a. Announcements

Van Vactor referred to Information Services’ Department Director Ben Wilson’s resignation, and stated that he does not have a report yet regarding plans for that department but will try to report back next week. He stated that he does intend to start recruitment for a director as soon as possible.

Van Vactor acknowledged and thanked David Garnick, Tanya Heaton and Rick Schulz, Lane County Budget staff and Teresa Nelson and Mike Davenport, Document Resource staff, for the long hours they put in last week and weekend trying to get the budget document to the printers.

b. ORDER 97-4-30-3/In the Matter of Transferring to Materials and Services and Expending $23,061.29 of Loan Loss Reserve Funds Held in Fund 28, General Expense for Payment of a Loan Loss in the Intermediate Relending Program Administered by Lane Council of Governments.

Heaton gave an overview of this item (see material on file). She introduced Debbie Wright, LCOG.

Wright stated that in October of 1995, LCOG made a loan to a restaurant in Florence to employ seven people. She said the loan was made with a private match and the business was open and operating but that due to management inexperience, the loan went into default. Wright said after going through the Loan Committee, the equipment was liquidated, bringing the loss to approximately $23,000. She explained that they are pursuing legal actions and that the borrower was served with a judgment but noted that the borrower has a minimal net worth and if anything at all is received, it will go for legal expenses. Wright stated the request today is to draw down the Loan Loss Reserve.

Cornacchia expressed his concern with the types of loans being made, noting that restaurants are high risk and that the borrower had little assets. He asked how many more food business ventures are included in their program and are more anticipated in the future.

Wright concurred that restaurants are very risky. She stated that they have one other restaurant in their portfolio. She said they assessed the overall application, noting that the program did not delete any type of industry in terms of eligibility. Wright said after taking everything into consideration including the location, the jobs to be created and the amount of private sector match, they decided that with the match and location, it was worth the risk. Wright remarked that they felt the equipment was sufficient to cover the loan. She said, however, some equipment disappeared before, and with auction prices, the value was dissipated. Wright stated that in the future, they would require more equity and would look harder at the value of the asset securing the loan as well as the net worth of the individuals guaranteeing the loan. Responding to Green, she said the borrowers put in $70,000.

Cornacchia stated that he hoped the County will be repaid when LCOG develops their loan loss program.

Van Vactor asked if the loan loss reserve will remain adequate to handle the current portfolio.

Wright stated that this is first loss with every other loan paying as agreed. She said it was her understanding that the remaining $23,000 left after this is only available for less than a year from this date so it is critical to plan ahead and reserve and maintain cash.

Cornacchia stated that they need to better determine the borrower’s ability to repay. He stressed that he is very concerned about the administration of this program.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

c. ORDER 97-4-30-4/In the Matter of Award of RFP LCP 96/97-01 for Courthouse Security Screening Services.

Suchart gave an update of courthouse security (see material on file). He said the equipment has been delivered and is ready to install. He said he anticipates that it will be mid-May before they start shutting off the courthouse. He discussed the sheriff’s concerning regarding confrontations by people not willing to go through a screening device.

Responding to Cornacchia, Suchart stated that funding will continue to be specific to court fines and that resource is enough to support this contract. Suchart introduced Bill Seider.

Seider reviewed the process for shutdown of the building. He remarked that everyone who comes into the courthouse will have to come in by the first floor with Oak Street as the main entrance and will go through a screening device. He briefly explained the process of the scan readers.

Weeldreyer asked about access for disabled persons.

Suchart said they are meeting all the ADA issues in the slow remodel of the building.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

This meeting recessed at 11:09 a.m. to reconvene at 11:20 a.m.

10.    PUBLIC WORKS

a. ORDER 97-4-30-5/In the Matter of Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Eugene for Improvement of West 13th Avenue Between Adams Street and Washington Street in Conjunction with Improvement of Roads to Serve the Lane County Fairgrounds.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

b. RESOLUTION, NOTICE OF HEARING, AND ORDER 97-4-30-6/In the Matter of The Vacation of the Roadway Between Lots 11 and 12 in Porter Acres as Platted and Recorded in Book 5, Page 6 Lane County, Oregon Plat Records (18-03-30). (Public Hearing: June 11, 1997, 1:30 p.m., Harris Hall Main Floor)

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

c. ORDER 97-4-30-7/In the Matter of Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with East Lane Soil and Water Conservation District and the Siuslaw Soil and Water Conservation District for Riparian Enhancement Projects.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

d. ORAL REPORT/Hawks Point Petition.

Snowden, Public Works Engineer, gave a brief history of the area and explained that when this subdivision came in, County staff recommended that the loop road be accepted as a county road with applications supplied to the developer. He noted, however, that nothing was ever processed and that the loop was approved by the Board as a local access road.

Cornacchia asked if staff made a recommendation to the Board.

Tom Stinchfield, Transportation Planning Engineer, responded that it was a recommendation to Land Management and was included in the file subdivision material. He said there was Board discussion about whether it should be a county road or a private road. Stinchfield said it was his understanding that his staff would not support making it a private road and, at that time, the process stopped. He explained that the Board approval Snowden referred to was the signing of the plat.

Snowden stated that a petition was presented to the Board requesting authorization for staff to spend time on a safety study. He said they also received a letter from the developer discussing striping, speed humps and speed zoning. Snowden said they are most interested in the speed humps. He said the road does meet the width criteria for striping and if the residents wanted it striped, they could submit a petition. Snowden discussed the issue of speed humps and said the County has no policy for speed humps and said staff recommendation would be to not to allow speed humps on that road. He said the County has never permitted speed humps on any county or local access road. Snowden said he and Stinchfield would like to see a County traffic calming policy and suggested that the County could look at an overall traffic calming policy. He said as far as Hawks Point, they should take a broader looker, however, the Board could direct that speed humps go in but stated that he would have to talk to legal to make sure liability is with the Homeowners’ Association rather than with the County. He explained that the speed limit right now is basic rule.

Cornacchia noted that because this is a downhill grade coming down 55 mph is inviting trouble, and that he would like a broader discussion. Cornacchia asked if it is the neighbors or visitors who are the problem.

Reed Fitkin, 85200 Ridgetop, Eugene, stated that the primary problem is non-residents. He noted, however, that some residents do speed. Fitkin remarked that there are service vehicles to homes that do speed as well as friends of residents that do speed. He noted that there also are poachers, four wheelers and people who are curious about the dirt road. Fitkin said it is a rural setting but noted that there are more than 33 lots out there and so, while it is rural, it is very residential in concept.

Dennis Hartley, developer, Eugene, stated that the lots are selling very rapidly and as a result, there will be many construction vehicles going through the subdivision in the next several years. He said the situation of partying and off roading is lessening. Hartley stated they have installed fencing to discourage that type of activity. He commented that there is speeding by contractors. He agreed that most of the speeding is occurring at the end of downgrade. He is open to any suggestions.

Fitkin addressed the liability issue around speed bumps and stated that he believed the Homeowners Association would have to take responsibility and said they would have to look at insurance and liability costs. He stated that he does not believe traffic flow will be reduced when construction is complete. Fitkin remarked that he is concerned about getting speed down and welcomes suggestions.

Green stated that he supports having discussions around traffic calming, noting that he is concerned about speed bumps and emergency response ability.

Fitkin stated that he has talked with the Goshen Fire Department and the insurance company, He said the fire department has said it would slow down response time by approximately 30 seconds and the insurance company has said premiums would not be affected as far as emergency vehicle access.

Terry Gent, 32599 Sky Hawk, Eugene, stated that he lives on the other end of the road and said the road is all downhill grade coming off Dillard and cars easily travel 55 mph. He said if they are going to address the speeding problem, they need to address the whole loop because people can come in either way and there is a speeding problem on either side, no matter which direction they come from.

Snowden stated that the State delegates authority to local government to set speed zoning under certain conditions. He said, however, it appeared to him that what is delegated is the administrative duty of doing the studies but that local government would still be held to the same criteria that the State Speed Control Board looks at and felt that delegation will end up with a result not much different from what is in place now. He suggested coming back with this as a separate item to discuss the details of what this would mean if the County wanted to pursue this idea. Snowden stated that if the County recommends a speed zone that is 10 mph off from what the State would set, then there needs to be a public hearing and the Board would have to review the record and make a recommendation to the State Highway Department to get authorization to set that speed at a 10 mph variance from where it should have been using their criteria.

Terry Wilson, Legal Counsel, stated that from an enforcement prospective, tickets given out might not be sustained.

The Board gave direction to Public Works to report back on a traffic calming policy in these rural residential settings to include speed bumps. He said it needs to include the requisite establishment of liability and responsibility.

e. REPORT BACK/Sky Hawk Commercial Building and Hearings Official's Decision.

John Cole, Land Management Director, gave an overview of this item (see material on file) Cole stated that his initial contact with the neighbors was a month ago when he was asked to look at the approval conditions and whether or not they had been met. He said his understanding from the buildings official and the hearings official was that they were. Cole noted that there are three conditions at issues: volume of traffic, should there be a concrete floor in the building and whether or not there should be a bathroom. He said they can require a concrete floor and a bathroom. Cole said it is the intent of Land Management to require a concrete floor and bathroom, noting that they will be responsible for making sure that the home occupation commercial activity does not occur until that has taken place.

Weeldreyer stated that she felt the concerns raised by the neighborhood residents were legitimate because this building did go in as an agricultural building in a rural, residential neighborhood and said that the home occupation activity does not have any relationship to agricultural uses. She said assurances were made to these neighboring residents.

There was consensus that the home occupation not operate until the conditions of the concrete floor and bathroom are met.

11.   CONSENT CALENDAR

A. Approval of Minutes:

March 11, 1997, Work Session, 2:00 p.m.

March 18, 1997, Regular Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

March 18, 1997, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

March 19, 1997, Regular Meeting, following HACSA

March 19, 1997, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

C. Children and Family Services

1) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 97-4-30-8/In the Matter of Accepting a Child Care Grant for $25,000 From the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, Appropriating Funds in Children and Families (24-12), and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute Grant Documents and an Intergovernmental Agreement With Child Care Resource Connection, Lane Community College.

2) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 97-4-30-9/In the Matter of Accepting a Grant for $50,013 From the Oregon Commission on Children and Families for Relief Nursery Replication and Crisis Nursery Development, Appropriating Funds in Children and Families (24-12), and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Execute Grant Documents.

D. Health and Human Services

1) ORDER 97-4-30-10/In the Matter of Granting Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Six-Month Contract Extension With Sacred Heart General Hospital in the Amount of $887,189 for the Operation of Lane County Psychiatric Hospital.

2) RESOLUTION AND ORDER 97-4-30-11/In the Matter of Approving the Lane County Annual Health Plan for FY 1997/98; Accepting the 1997/98 Intergovernmental Agreement With the Oregon Health Division in the Amount of $2,091,893; and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign the Annual Health Plan, an Intergovernmental Agreement With the Oregon Health Division, and Subcontracts as Per Exhibit A.

E. Human Resources and Management Services

1) ORDER 97-4-30-12/In the Matter of Award of Authorizing the Sale of Surplus County Owned Real Property to Jean C. Leroux (Map #18-04-02-42-01500, Adjacent to 2637 Park Forest Drive, Eugene).

F. Public Works

1) ORDER 97-4-30-13/In the Matter of The Grant of a Pipeline Easement Across a County-Owned Road Fund Property Located on W. 11th Avenue to Northwest Natural Gas Company Under ORS 271.310.

2) ORDER 97-4-30-14/In the Matter of Entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Springfield and Springfield School District #19 for Road Improvements in Conjunction with Construction of New Schools on 51st Street, Filbert Lane and South 32nd Street.

3) ORDER 97-4-30-15/In the Matter of Vacating a Portion of Third Place in the First Addition to Holt Park, as Platted and Recorded in Book 31, Page 8, Lane County, Oregon Plat Records, Without a Public Hearing and Adopting Findings of Fact (18-12-04).

Sorenson noted that in the Public Comment section of March 11, 1997 Minutes, the name Collen Sandoz is incorrect and should be Pauline Sandoz.

MOTION: Approval of the Consent Calendar as amended.

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

12. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

a. PUBLIC HEARING, RESOLUTION AND ORDER 97-4-30-16/In the Matter of Holding a Public Hearing and Decreasing Appropriations for Revenues and Expenditures in the Amount of $16,000 in Fund 86 in Public Health Services in the Health and Human Services Department.

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

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

13. YOUTH SERVICES

a. ORDER 97-4-30-17/In the Matter of Establishing Within the Department of Youth Services a 1.0 FTE Community Service Worker 1 Position.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

14. REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

Weeldreyer to send letter to legislators regarding WIC issue.

Cornacchia requested that HACSA provide explanation of contract and costs involved.

Public Works to report back regarding traffic calming issues.

15. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

ORDER 97-4-30-20/In the Matter of Applying for a $67,067 Grant From the Oregon Department of Justice, to Continue Three .5 FTE Victim Advocate Positions in the Victim Services Program.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

Van Vactor asked about indirect charges, noting that the grant increased and said it would be his understanding that that increase would be an available portion of which to pay the indirect. He also stated that Lane County portions of the grant should be 10% and it appeared that the County is getting significantly less and said he would follow up with the District Attorney’s office.

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 12:11 p.m.

 

Zoe Gilstrap, Recording Secretary

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