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February 5, 1997
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Commissioners' Conference Room - 1:30 p.m.

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

14. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

15. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance PA 1095/In the Matter of Amending the Rural Comprehensive Plan to Redesignate Land from "Forest" to "Rural"; Rezoning that Land from "F-1/Non-Impacted Forest Land" to "RR-2/Rural Residential 2"; Taking an Exception to Statewide Planning Goal 4; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (File PA 2486-96; Addiego/Couper).

Weeldreyer read this Ordinance into the record. No ex parte contacts were declared.

Bill Sage, Associate Planner, reviewed this item for the Board (see material on file).

Weeldreyer opened the Public Hearing.

Al Couper, 2258 Harris Street, Eugene, representing applicant, provided a brief history of the property in question, noting that this application represents the solution for three issues related to riparian ownership, documentation and preservation of legal access to developed private properties.

Ron Thienes, Architect, 87830 Upland Street, Springfield, spoke briefly, stating that Guido Addiego, owner of the property, had to devalue his land in order to facilitate an exchange with the US Forest Service, because Addiego's land was more valuable.

Weeldreyer closed the Public Hearing.

MOTION: Approval of the Ordinance. Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. The Secretary polled the Board. VOTE: 5 Ayes.

b. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance 2-97/In the Matter of Authorizing the Transfer of County-Owned Real Property Identified as Assessor’s Map No. 17-02-32-33-022-1 to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Eugene, Inc. for the Purpose of Providing Low Income Housing (Located Off of 41st and Bluebelle, Springfield).

Weeldreyer read this Ordinance into the record.

Jeff Turk, Real Property Manager, reviewed this item for the Board (see material on file). Responding to Green’s question regarding the 15-year deed restriction for low-income housing, Turk explained that there will be agreements with the state in applying for tax credits and grants that will keep the property tied to low income uses for a long period of time, and that the Board could stipulate that the properties could be rented for an amount to be determined. He added that the County may want to do a separate agreement with St. Vincent de Paul due to financing restrictions. Green explained that this project was reviewed recently by the Housing Policy Board with regard to Road Fund involvement.

Weeldreyer opened the Public Hearing.

Amanda McLaughlin, St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 24608, Eugene, briefly discussed the planned 10-unit project, describing it as a site for permanent affordable rentals composed of two-story multi-family dwellings. Referring to the deed restriction, she reported that along with the state, St. Vincent de Paul guarantees affordability for 40 years.

Weeldreyer closed the Public Hearing.

MOTION: Approval of the Ordinance. Green MOVED, Cornacchia SECONDED. The Secretary polled the Board. VOTE: 5 Ayes.

16.   OTHER BUSINESS

None.

There being no further business, this meeting adjourned at 2:58 p.m.

Sharon Giles
Recording Secretary

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