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June 4, 1997
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

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

15. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Green introduced Michelle Bebe, a freshman from Willamette High School in the job shadow program and said she will be here for the day. Green asked about the status and cost of the U.S. Basketball camp.

Cornacchia responded that in his capacity as coach for Babe Ruth, he has noticed a tremendous interest and said cost does not seem to be an issue; however, he suggested that this may not be a representative group. He said the first three camps all carry a $150-200 price tag but noted that they were overnight camps. Cornacchia stated that after the camp is established, it may be appropriate for the Board to suggest that there is a group of the community’s youth that may need assistance to meet these costs.

Dumdi referred to a letter of resignation from the West Lane Planning Commission member Brian Cole. She discussed the vacancies on the Lane Regional Workforce Quality Council and the need to fill those vacancies. Dumdi acknowledged that the discussions underway about the merger of the Lane Regional Workforce Quality Council and the Private Industry Council but said if the County does not fill the vacancies, the state will step in and do it. Dumdi said she would talk to Chuck Forster, Director, Southern Willamette Private Industry Council, and Lonnie Bivans, Lane Regional Workforce Quality Council, and ask them to follow through in a proactive manner.

Sorenson gave a brief overview of the Natural Step program. He also mentioned the Human-Powered Parade is Saturday at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Farmers Union Marketplace. Sorenson stated that he recently toured St. Vincent de Paul, noting that they are starting a glass recycling plant. He reported that Mason Drukman, author of the new Wayne Morris biography, will be in Eugene at the Wayne Morris ranch on Sunday.

Weeldreyer stated that she received a letter from Bernadette Weih, the newly appointed Justice of the Peace in Oakridge, announcing that on June 20, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Judge Weih’s family is hosting a reception for the community at the Justice Court. Weeldreyer referred to a letter from the Association of Oregon Counties, stating that most legislative committees will be closed by their next meeting and suggested that they make appointments with senators in order to be successful with the New Realities Campaign.

16. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance PA 1099/In the Matter of Amending the Rural Comprehensive Plan to Redesignate Land from "Forest" to "Nonresource" and Rezoning that Land from "F-2/Impacted Forest Land" to "RR-10/Rural Residential 10", and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (file PA 3889-96; Starr).

Michael Copely, Land Management Division, stated that this matter concerns a 20-acre parcel on Van Duyn Road being proposed for a non-resource plan designation and rural residential 10 zoning. He stated that if the proposal is adopted, the applicant would be positioned to apply for a land division to split the property into two parcels. Commented reported that this matter went before the Lane County Planning Commission in January with a request for Rural Residential 5 zoning, stating that the Planning Commission, upon testimony, recommended a Rural Residential 10 zone. Copely commented that the applicant subsequently agreed to the RR 10 zone and changed the proposal accordingly with the matter then submitted to LCDC for post-acknowledgment requirements. He referred to the supplemental material in the packet regarding correspondence between LCDC staff’s and Land Management staff (see material on file). Copely said the Planning Commission and staff recommend approval. He noted that the applicant’s representative, Mr. Reed, was here to answer any questions.

Weeldreyer opened the public hearing.

Larry Reed, Land Planning Firm of Jim Griffith and Associates, introduced himself to the Board. He remarked that he represents the applicant, Carol Starr, noting that she is requesting a lot line adjustment on the east and the creation of another lot to the north, explaining that it was suggested that the zoning be done all at one time.

Weeldreyer closed the public hearing.

Cornacchia MOVED, Dumdi SECONDED. The secretary polled the Board. VOTE: 5 Ayes.

17. OTHER BUSINESS

a. ORDER 97-5-28-2/In the Matter of Official Recognition of the Siuslaw Watershed Council.

Schulz reported that, as directed by the Board last week, she took this matter back to the council and explained the request for both a county and city representative designation instead of the broader representation of just one local government. She stated that the council did agree to make that change and it has been changed in the bylaws.

Dumdi remarked that she spoke with the City of Florence who indicated a desire to be participants in this council.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

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

18. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

Time certain at 3:30 p.m.

There being no further business, this meeting recessed at 2:00 p.m. to reconvene into executive session at 3:30 p.m.

 

Zoe Gilstrap, Recording Secretary

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