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September 10, 1997
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

Vice Chair Steve Cornacchia presided with Commissioners Ellie Dumdi; Bobby Green, Sr.; and Peter Sorenson present. Chair Cindy Weeldreyer was excused. County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Terry Wilson, and Recording Secretary C. Daniel Lindstrom were also present.

1. PUBLIC HEARING

a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No PA 2000/In the Matter of Naming a Public Road Bobcat Boulevard (18-03-29). (NBA & PM 8/6/97)

In the absence of Bob Ezel, Tom Drechsler presented the staff report. He stated that the petition for naming the road had been submitted by RST Ranch, that the proposed name was not in conflict with any existing name and met road naming criteria, that legal notice of the public hearing had been published, and that one public comment had been received requesting consideration of naming the road a "way" or a "lane," instead of a "boulevard."

Cornacchia opened the public hearing.

Jack Thomas, 4925 Parsons Avenue, Eugene, stated that he represented the applicant, who had no objection to changing the proposed name to "Bobcat Way" or "Bobcat Lane." He said he would prefer "Bobcat Lane."

Cornacchia closed the public hearing

County Counsel Terry Wilson stated that commissioners might be required to give official notice and hold a second public hearing if the name adopted was different from what was published in the proposed ordinance.

MOTION: Approval of the naming of the road "Bobcat Lane," with the finding that changing "boulevard" to "lane" in the proposed ordinance was insubstantial.

Dumdi MOVED, Green SECONDED. The secretary polled the Board. VOTE: 4 Ayes.

2. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

a. ORDER 97-9-10-10/In the Matter of Amending Board Order 97-06-25-01, which adopted the FY 97-98 Budget, to reduce the amount of taxes that will be levied beginning July 1, 1997.

Wilson said the purpose of the order was to no longer include the Public Safety Services levy totaling $2,450,000 in the aggregate amount of taxes to be levied, but maintain the option of including the levy in the county tax base, if litigation to nullify the double majority requirement of Measure 50 is successful.

MOTION: Approval of the Order.

Dumdi MOVED, Green SECONDED. VOTE: 4-0.

3. REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

Cornacchia said that it had been requested that the Sheriff keep the board informed of developments regarding the re-opening of the Forest Work Camp.

Van Vactor said the Public Works Department had been asked to present a Directors Report on assessments for road improvements associated with the Bluebell Way Affordable Housing Project.

Cornacchia said that commissioners had been requested to be prepared to name appointments to the Citizen Committee to Evaluate and Recommend Awards for the Lane County Tourism Special Projects Grants by September 24 or October 1.

Van Vactor asked if commissioners wanted the request of Ms. McIrvin regarding abandoned vehicles on property to be referred as an assignment. Cornacchia stated that it needed to be investigated whether the incarceration of the property owner in question prevented enforcement of relevant ordinances.

Commissioners discussed elements of issues involved in the request.

Wilson agreed to facilitate consideration of the matter with appropriate representatives of the Public Works, Public Safety, and Health and Human Services departments.

Cornacchia recessed the meeting to an executive session held in the Board of County Commissioners Conference Room at 2 p.m.

 

C. Daniel Lindstrom, Recording Secretary

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