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March 10, 1999
REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
10:30 a.m. Harris Hall Main Floor

Commissioner Bobby Green, Sr., presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Anna Morrison, Peter Sorenson and Cindy Weeldreyer present. County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

None.

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Jack Gorman, 84986 Chezem Rd., Eugene, stated he has 120 acres of land that are adjacent to several neighbors who grow gardens and have animals. He said he has a spring on the property that fed three homes, containing four children and seven adults. He added because it doesn't have a state forestry number, it doesn't get looked at as domestic water, but as runoff water. He said in 1982, Lane County passed the water system to the homes and permits were paid for. He added they came out and inspected the water line, passing it as domestic drinking water. He said at that time they never were instructed that they needed a state water master number. He said currently there is a three to seven month waiting period to get the permit passed and they are in the process of doing so. He said the spring runs year-round and they are all concerned about their health, because of the chemicals that they will be spraying. He said hand spraying had already taken place on the property and in the future, they will aerial spray the 120 acres. He added he tried to get in touch with the owners about protecting the spring, but they didn't respond.

Dwyer questioned what chemicals were going to be sprayed.

Gorman responded Velpar, Oust and Transline. He said all pamphlets described that they should not be applied to surface or runoff water.

Cindy Dorman, 84986 Chism Rd., Eugene, said they have the application for the permit and the water master is not adjudicating springs in the Lane County area, only in the Klamath Valley. She said Swanson Superior needed to recognize that it is drinking water and that they have the deeded easement that shows they have been using the water since 1982, with a filtration system, to be used for three houses. She added on the federal labels of the chemicals, they state they travel through soil, and under certain conditions, contaminate groundwater which may be used for irrigation or drinking purposes. She added they all say that drift will occur and the people applying it should know all the windrifts of the area.

Dwyer wanted to know what type of remedy they wanted from the County in regards to this problem.

Dorman stated she did not know how the County could help her. She said she spoke with Peter Sorenson and he advised that if they came to this meeting, they could find out how they could get some help.

Sorenson noted that there used to be a consumer advocacy office in County government, where the District Attorney or other people in the County could help citizens who had a non-criminal problem. He said he didn't know if anything could be done today, but he would be interested in helping.

Weeldreyer wanted to know if the Board chair could send a letter to Swanson Superior (the property owner that is conducting the activity) to state that this is an issue of concern to Lane County residents.

Van Vactor stated it sounded like an issue where the Forest Practices Act applies and state law is clear that local authority had been preempted. He added some sort of communication would be fine, but the Board's authority is limited.

Dorman said she wanted the company to reassure them that they would take some precautions around their water.

France Robinson, 85098 Chism Rd., Eugene, stated she was in support for her neighbors, the Dormans. She added she had a well and the evidence was clear about the pesticides that will be used. She said they are detrimental to the health of humans as well as the animals that will drink the streams. She requested prompt action from the Board.

Debby Telew, 30065 Le Blue Rd., said she was present for the same reason. She added it is an area that is residential. She said the spraying is of great concern, as the Cancer Society said no pesticides or herbicides are safe. She added hand spraying would be better.

Robin Philips, 30169 Le Blue Rd., said when Swanson bought the property, it was known to them that this was a populated area on all sides, with cattle grazing. She said they should be aware that they would need to use different practices on a populated parcel than in the wilderness area. She said hand spraying would be more expensive but it could work. She said there is drift from the chemicals. She added she has an ill child and doesn't know what the chemicals will do. She said she found Swanson Superior to be more responsive than other companies that have been there. She said they deserve the option of another way of spraying the property because it comes down to dollars. She mentioned if necessary, they could hand spray.

Lasey Bastea, 1140 E. Van Buren, Cottage Grove, stated she attends Blue Mountain School, across the street from Blue Mountain School Park where the proposed herbicide spraying will take place. She said there are 55 students in the school and they do use the park and forest on a daily basis for educational and recreational purposes. She said she didn't agree with herbicide as a method for clearing brush. She said clearing brush is a good idea, but there might be other methods that could be used. She urged the Board not to vote on Order 99-3-10-1.

Leslie Rubinstein, 79296 Repsleger Rd., Cottage Grove, stated she is a Board Member of Blue Mountain School and is a member of the South Lane School District Board of Education. She said spraying is a bad idea. She read excerpts from "NCAP Magazine" with regard to herbicides.

Cookie Swetland, 51599 Blue River, Vida, stated she worked with the Blue River Community Development Corporation and asked the Board for support with the funding of their project, the triangle at the end of Highway 126 and Cascade St. She added it is the main portal entrance to the commercial district of Blue River. She said it is on the capital improvement list, and if it is deemed necessary to go on the state transportation improvement list of the STIP, they would like the Board to put it there. She said since they are unincorporated, they need the Board's action to get it on the list. She said they want to have an attractive and safe entrance, designed to help further their community and economic goals. She added Dick Upton with ODOT had verbally committed some engineering work, removal of the asphalt and hauling in of new soil, if Lane County will do the rest. She said they need project dollars from Lane County.

Weeldreyer noted that issue had been high on the list of projects of Lane County and the Community Development Corporation of Blue River. She added it had been on the capital improvements project as a list of things they were going to fund. She said last year they applied for a grant by which they could do planning. She wanted to know what the citizens of Blue River needed from the Board.

Swetland said for the STIP list, they need the Board's support. She added that ODOT might take it out of their maintenance money instead of project money.

Larry Mann, 2247 N. 10th, Springfield, stated he came to talk about the Metro Sports Commission. He said the Metro Sports Commission is an intergovernmental agency agreement between the City of Eugene, Springfield and Lane County. He said over the last few years they had been successful. He said the commission is put together to help promote adult and youth amateur athletics. He said it is a group that had been successful with the Willamalane bond issue, the Eugene recreation bond and worked at getting the Gateway Sports Complex to build the two soccer fields for Kidsports. He said they have also helped with grants. He said he is present because Steve Cornacchia was their representative on the Metro Sports Commission and there is a vacancy for the position. He added he is an "at large" member on the Board and the "at large" members are voted in through a committee, whereas the commissioner would be selected or voluntarily would be donating their time. He said they meet once every two months, (usually the third Monday at noon) and they are rotated through the different agencies. He said the reason there needs to be a commissioner on the board is for communication.

Green noted that with regard to the herbicide, since it was Sorenson's suggestion, he wanted him to draft the letter that needed to go out to Swanson Superior. He added he would sign it after it went through legal counsel.

3. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weeldreyer reported they are in the final negotiations of the Pacific Fiberlink Consortium. She said a Board order will come to the Board regarding this on April 7. She spoke about a letter (copy in file) regarding a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for technology. She said it looks like the County will have right-of-way agreements and everything settled by the end of March. She said she will advocate having Lane County support the consortium, as Lane County would connect all the citizens that lie around the route in between the incorporated cities. She said LCOG was interested in participating as well. She added there are some cities that are uncomfortable with LCOG being both a member and staff for this consortium. On another subject, she said she met with Westfir City Council and it looks like the rest area at the covered bridge in Westfir is moving ahead. She said the forest service had obtained grant funding for scenic byways. She added Public Works Department had committed $163,000 as part of the local match when they applied for the forest service grant. She said they also received another grant to work on the Lowell Covered Bridge, to refurbish it and build a parking lot.

Morrison said she was confused with regard to the timeliness of mail. She wanted to know if a certain piece of mail (regarding land use regionalization) was responded to.

Green responded that it was the Board Chair's responsibility to respond.

Sorenson said the Board should delegate handling of correspondence to Bill Van Vactor and Mike Moskovitz (Public Information Officer). He said some things are responded to, most things are not. He said someone from the staff, when it is appropriate, should make some recommendations.

Van Vactor recommended using a stamp that stated: "Please reply and return within a certain amount of time." He said it was an expeditious way to get the mail to the appropriate person. He recommended that he and the Board chair set up a protocol for handling correspondence. He said it will be brought back to the Board because it involves County Administration staff.

Sorenson reported that the fees for Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority (LRAPA) are charged to business and individuals for air quality permits, are about 84% of what similar businesses with similar permit needs are charged outside of Lane County by DEQ. He added that puts a smaller burden on businesses in the community. He said the legislature is considering allocating the air quality budget to DEQ. He said presently LRAPA receives about 3% of the air quality budget and is currently negotiating with DEQ for a larger percentage. He said Lane County has a statutory role with LRAPA in that Lane County is required by state law to send a delegate and required to pay fees to LRAPA. He said Lane County receives more money than it pays out.

Green said the Board will be meeting next Tuesday and Wednesday. He reported on the trip to Washington, D.C. on the United Front effort. He said overall the trip was very productive. He said he spoke with Peter DeFazio regarding the lack of movement around decoupling. He said DeFazio reiterated his position, that he wanted to make sure counties were taken care of.

Van Vactor said if the County combines federal forest and O & C receipts, it gets more timber payments than any other county in the country. He said it is a paramount issue for Lane County. He said he wanted the Board to revisit the subject of timber money, figuring out a position and then contacting the senator to make him know how important it is to Lane County.

Weeldreyer said that NACo has created a national task force on advanced telecommunications access for rural community. She said the Parks Department had proposed a new boat ramp down from the Goodpasture covered bridge. She said there were mixed reviews by the citizens of Leaburg, so a task force was created. She said the citizens asked for an inventory to see what other sites were available. She said because it is at the headwaters of Leaburg Lake, the Marine Board had set aside a large amount of money to put a boat landing there. She said there is a private foundation that will buy the land that can be used as a match for the County. She added it is at a dangerous corner on the McKenzie Highway and it is a major concern for the community. She said they will take six weeks to do an inventory.

Van Vactor reported that Commissioner Green did a great job in front of the Senate General Government Committee with regard to PERS, describing Lane County's problem. He said PERS approved three of the concepts that had to do with accounting, but on substantive issues of interest earnings to solve the problem, took no action.

Dwyer reported he received a standing ovation in Salem.

4. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

UPDATE Facilities Capital Improvement Projects.

David Suchart, Management Services, reported that both of the main projects are on time and on budget. He said with regard to the roof, the workers had removed all of the pavers and took up all of the lining and recoated the whole area outside of the windows. He said they will remove everything in the rock area as soon as they have another stretch of dry days. He said they are down to one leak above Gary Ingram's office, a leak in the hallway going to A & T and two small leaks in the tape library of RIS.

Van Vactor added that he and Green had gone to the District Attorney's office in the past week and there was a leak there as well.

Suchart said the plan is to bring in another set of architects and have them look at the roof.

Green commented that if the roof could be completed before May 15, that would be great, but if it looks like it will go passed that date, to let the Board know during the monthly updates.

UPDATE Y2K (No Material).

Rick Schulz, Budget Analyst, passed out an outline of notes (copy in file.) He reported several committees had been formed and there are formal committee charges that have been adopted in the past few weeks. He said the Contingency Planning Committee's charge is to develop a service continuation plan for critical County services that could be affected by the Year 2000 rollover. He said they included emergency preparedness and planning, intergovernmental and non-profit sector coordination, organizational and community information and support, business contingency and recovery planning and strategies for monitoring Y2K activities during the week of January 1, 2000. He added department coordinators will be the appointed people in their departments in preparing for service continuation in the Year 2000. He said a newsletter will be going out to employees about Y2K. He said he had been working with EWEB and the City of Eugene, coordinating efforts. He said he wanted the Board to make a commitment to thinking about what would it would mean if the County were to lose power and communications. He said he wants the Board's support.

Dwyer said he fully supports this issue and reiterated the Board had made it clear about their direction is in regard to Y2K compliance, and it is a priority. He wanted to know where the Y2K committee needed help.

Schulz said it sounded like he does have the Board's support and it is helpful to him.

Van Vactor noted that the Management Team discussed leave around January 1 and consensus was not to approve any leave for employees around that period of time, until inventories and contingency plans are completed.

Green requested Gary Ingram to provide an update on what Information Services' problems are so the Board will know.

5. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

To be held in the afternoon.

6. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Legislative Standing Committee Report.

Roy Burns, Legislative Representative, noted the status of the gas tax increase proposal. He said hearings will start next week on the Association of Oregon Industries Tax Package. He said that should go forward quickly next week, from house transportation to house revenue.

Ollie Snowden, noted information from Brady Adams, describing the leadership's proposal, a series of tables and a memo to Bill Penhallow from Randall Pozdena, from ECONorthwest that talks about the implications of the proposed "shift and weight mile" to diesel tax and registration fee. He said the Board adopted the AOC list of priorities that included a conceptual approval for increased transportation fees. He asked for a position on the transportation fees and diesel tax issues. He noted that AOC had put together four criteria that it wants met if they are going to shift from a weight mile method of taxing trucks, to some other method. He said the four criteria are: it must maintain cost responsibility, must be revenue neutral, must have sustainable revenues and maintain tax equity for Oregon firms. He said it is his opinion that the proposal included in the legislature's package fails to meet three of those criteria (cross responsibility, sustainability of revenues and tax equity for Oregon firms.) He said the revenue sustainability is questionable and a move away from cost responsibility. He said it will shift the tax burden from interstate truckers to intrastate truckers. He said at Legislative Committee, they talked about what their Board's role could be. He said many Oregon counties don't have the reserves that Lane County has. He said in the long term it is wrong to go to a diesel tax registration fee system for taxing trucks.

Dwyer recommended opposition to this change. He said it will be detrimental to truckers in Oregon. He said the Board needs to maintain its position.

Burns said he is asking the Board to affirm the four principles and have staff hold and make sure all four of the principles that have been identified would be the basis for continued involvement in the process.

Sorenson stated they should be pushing the cost responsibility feature of the Board's proposal in opposing the attack on cost responsibility. He added tax equity is a serious issue, and it is a bad idea.

Burns stated it is being touted as a diesel fuel tax change. He said to some extent it is packaged for popular consumption. He added the trucker's proposal is a fixed fee, a tenfold increase of registration for classifications of trucks that generate two-thirds of the revenue. He said there is no fixed fee system to determine impact on the highways and how it should be paid for.

Morrison stated she disagreed with Sorenson. She said she was is in favor of doing away with the weight mile.

Dwyer said with regard to Senate Bills 511, 518, 522, 524, 628, 631, Senate Bill 12, and House Bill 2657, he would move to approve the recommendation of the committee as listed on this report.

Weeldreyer SECONDED.

Burns reported that this is an issue of not attempting to get out of notice, the bill would give closure to the final decision. He said there have been a number of cases in which an individual appealed a decision (long after any appeal period), and they had actually begun construction of a project and it was deemed that that was the first opportunity for notice for an affected or agreed party. He said one bill was introduced by the Land Use and Real Estate Section of the Bar, another bill been introduced that dealt with the same topic, and all three were being worked on. He added everyone agreed to set up a system so they do get closure when the appeal goes before LUBA and a permit has been issued, an individual is not caught unprepared or challenged when they are already under construction. He said that is what this bill will accomplish.

VOTE: 4-1 (Morrison dissenting.)

Dwyer moved to support the continuation of the cost share and aspects that are laid out in Ollie Snowden and Roy Burns' argument, that it is not in the Board's best interest to support it even though it may be beneficial to certain businesses. He added it is a broad public policy and important to support staff and he moved to continue to be in line with the Engineer's Association.

Weeldreyer SECONDED.

Burns noted it is to the four principles they were holding to. He said if there is a change, it must meet all four principles.

VOTE: 4-1 (Morrison dissenting).

7. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

a.  Announcements

None.

8. PUBLIC WORKS

a.  FIRST READING AND SETTING SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance PA 1115 Renaming a Portion of County Road Number 740 From Locke Road to Wildish Lane (17-03-08).

MOTION: to approve First Reading and Setting Second Reading and Public Hearing of Ordinance PA 1115.

Weeldreyer MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

b.  REPORT BACK/RESOLUTION AND ORDER 99-2-24-2 Approving a Design Concept and Acquiring Fee or Other Interests in Portions of Certain Real Properties for Improvement of the Green Hill Road/Barger Drive Intersection, and Authorizing Staff to Prepare a Right-of-Way Plan Necessary to Construct the Road, Pursue all Necessary Planning Actions, Acquire Right-of-Way and Prepare Plans and Specifications for Improvement of Said Road.

MOTION: to approve RESOLUTION and ORDER 99-24-2.

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

Green said he was able to talk to people about his concerns and the idea was okay. He asked Ollie Snowden to make sure there is a good high profile education process for the intersection, as Meadowview School is located near the intersection. He asked if there would be greater illumination in the area because of the roundabout.

Snowden reported it is not illuminated now and they don't illuminate rural intersections unless there is a different accident problem. He added they would illuminate this area because of the roundabout.

Dwyer noted the Roads Advisory Committee had a lengthy discussion about the alternatives and said that this way would save a lot of wetlands.

Green said he wanted Craig Hawkins of School District 52 to be notified and Public Works to get him information about the roundabout.

VOTE: 5-0.

c. ORDER 99-3-10-1 Authorizing the Parks Division to Use Herbicides as Part of the Reforestation Efforts on Forest Lands Managed by the Division.

Bob Keefer, Parks Department, noted when they rehired Woodland Timber Management for Blue Mountain Park last January, they also discussed with the Board at that time the need to go through reforestation efforts. He said it is his recollection from that meeting that there was some concern by the Board that it be brought back for review. He said to him, the key question at Blue Mountain is: "Are they going to utilize the expertise of their consultant and look at how to grow trees the most professional and cost efficient way under the management plan and reforestation of the area, or are they going to look at other measures to do that?" He said if the Board wants to look for other measures, they need to also find ways of funding as well.

Dwyer said he is concerned about the direction they were going. He said he visited the park and was not impressed on how it was being managed. He said the problem is they try to save money on everything they do, so they use school kids, kids from Skipworth and people that aren't experienced in planting trees. He said the park is being managed like a cash cow, rather than a park. He added health and welfare is more important than money.

Green noted the question is whether or not to authorize the Park Division to use herbicides as part of the management plan.

Keefer said the Board needs to look at both sides of the agenda.

Dan Green, Woodland Management, stated he opposed a standard format for reforestation operations. He said it is something the federal government and the State of Oregon through their regulatory powers do. He said it is proposed to be done with ground sprays which minimize the risk of drift. He added there are alternatives for doing it and they cost more. He said health and safety are more important than the cost of things. He added some other methods have shown to be more serious from chainsaws, than when people cut the brush. He added it costs three to five times as much and tends to be ineffective when compared to spraying. He said it is an option.

Sorenson questioned the objectives and said if the parcel of land is being managed for wood production, it is the way to go, but if it is a County park, he wanted to know if it was a commercially acceptable forest management operation.

Green responded the question mixes things because the whole plan is mixed. He said the commissioners wanted a management plan that would produce the majority of the revenue that that portion of the park area could provide, but to provide it in such a way that the trees were harvested over a long period of time, using natural means as much as possible to bring trees back. He added if natural means fail, the use of appropriate means will make sure the forest is regenerated. He said that had been the plan within the past 15 years. He added it was mentioned 15 years ago that this was the riskiest part, that there might not be the reforestation. He said with herbicides there is more of a likelihood of a successful reforestation.

Morrison noted that the Board did adopt the Parks Plan. She added in the plan it did identify that this particular area was one of the funding sources. She said they commended Bob Keefer on what he was doing. She said when a management firm is hired to manage a parcel, there is criteria that they comply with the Forest Practices Act. She said as long as they are in compliance, and if the County is interested in managing the land for the citizens of Lane County, the Board needs to go forward with the management piece. She added if herbicides are part of the plan, it needs to be looked at it. She said for national forest parks, herbicides are used. She said she has no problem with this if it is for forest management.

Dwyer said there is money to make up the difference between the physical eradication and the chemical application. He said the County owes a duty to the citizens to find an alternative. He said he would rather put people to work moving brush physically, than putting people in danger.

Keefer said with regard to having the Vegetation Management Advisory Committee work on this issue, an issue came up in Richardson Park with regard to poison oak and at that time it was looked at the committee determined that they were set up more for roadside issues. He added he is willing to step back and take a hard look at it and look at alternatives and funding opportunities for other measures and delay the spraying this year.

Dwyer echoed what Keefer said about looking for alternative money and said he wouldn't rule out herbicides in all instances.

Sorenson suggested that the Board go to VMAC and then come back to the Board.

Green questioned whether there was an urgency today or could there be additional sources of funding to meet the needs of other Board members.

Keefer stated the application of spraying would be delayed. He reiterated that they would be willing to make the delay to look at other alternatives. He said he would direct staff to come back in 90 days with alternatives.

Weeldreyer said she had concerns that were raised about the appropriate use of chemicals and the different impacts of the uses of the property that are involved. She said she would not be comfortable taking action today. She said in certain cases, she believes that there are appropriate uses of chemicals, such as eradicating poison oak. She said she would be opposed to having a total ban of any and all chemicals on County owned property because it would not be in the long term best interest of all the people that would be impacted by it. She said she wanted Commissioner Dwyer to work with Bob Keefer, take some of his ideas and bring it back to the Board. She said she didn't think the VMAC committee would want to take on the Parks Department. She said their focus had been on the roadside maintenance system. She said work needs to be done more on a staff level.

Morrison stated she was not opposed to postponing it for another three months. She said she doesn't think it is necessary and does not agree to sending it to the VMAC Committee because it is not part of their charge.

Green said he would support not going to VMAC. He said he would support what Commissioner Weeldreyer and that Commissioner Dwyer could use his influence at the state level in getting grant money to offset the costs.

Dwyer stated he agreed and said he would work with Keefer to see where the money is available.

Green stated that the direction for Bob Keefer is to come back in three months with an alternative proposal. He added Commissioner Dwyer will work with him in terms of coming back with some alternatives. He said he agreed with Morrison that it is something that the Board should be able to take care of.

Weeldreyer suggested that Leslie Rubenstein, being a member of the South Lane School District that operates a program at the Blue Mountain School, also be involved.

9.    CONSENT CALENDAR

A.  Approval of Minutes: February 10, 1999, Regular Meeting, following HACSA
February 10, 1999, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
February 22, 1999, Interview Internal Auditor, 8:30 a.m.
February 23, 1999, Budget Work Session, 9:00 a.m.
February 23, 1999, Interview Internal Auditor, 11:00 a.m.

B. Assessment and Taxation

1)  ORDER 99-3-10-2 A Refund to Western Pneumatics, Inc.

C.  Health and Human Services

1) ORDER 99-3-10-3 Appropriating $109,000 in Revenues and Expenditures in Fund 286 to Allow for Funding of Programs with Unexpended Community Corrections Act Funds.

2)  RESOLUTION AND ORDER 99-3-10-4 Participation in Funding Activities of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission.

3)  RESOLUTION AND ORDER 99-3-10-5 Appropriating an Additional $7,909 in Revenue and Expenditures in Fund 286 for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PAAF #52 to the 1997-99 Intergovernmental Agreement 20-001).

D.  Public Safety

1) ORDER 99-3-10-6 Approving a Professional Services Dental Contract with David A. Lester, DDS for the Purpose of Providing Dental Services to Inmates Legally in Custody of Lane County; Duration of Contract is March 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 in the Sum of $155 per Hour Not to Exceed $65,000.

E.  Public Works

1)  ORDER 99-3-10-7 Improvements to Pearl Street (County Road Number 254) Between MP 0.00 and MP 0.39 Including Assessments and Notice of Pending Lien Against Adjacent Properties.

2)  ORDER 99-3-10-8 Amending the Requirements Contract with EGR & Associates for Leachate Treatment Support Facilities in the Amount of $67,625 and Authorizing the County Administrator to Execute the Amendment to Execute the Contract.

3)  ORDER 99-3-10-9 Vacating a Portion of a Public Road (Norris Road) Located in Section 36, Township 16 South, Range 6 West of the Willamette Meridian, in Lane County, Oregon, Without a Public Hearing, and Adopting Findings of Fact (16-06-36).

4)  FINAL ORDER 99-3-10-10 Vacating a Portion of Mansfield Street, in Section 23, Township 17 South, Range 3 West of the Willamette Meridian, Without a Public Hearing, and Adopting Findings of Fact (17-03-23).

5)  ORDER 99-3-10-11 Vacating the Public Alley Located in Block 12 of Heceta Beach, as Platted and Recorded in Book 7, Page 25, Lane County, Oregon Plat Records, Without a Public Hearing, and Adopting Findings of Fact (18-12-04-42).

6)  ORDER 99-3-10-12 Accepting a County Opportunity Grant from the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department for Campground Improvements to Harbor Vista Campground and Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign the State/Local Agreement.

F.  Workforce Partnership

1)  ORDER 99-3-10-13 Submitting a Request to the Governor for Designation of Lane County as a Workforce Investment Area Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-220).

G.  County Administration

1)  ORDER 99-3-10-16 Award of Bid LCP 98/99 - 08 for Mapleton Water System Improvements.

MOTION: to approve Consent Calendar.

Weeldreyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

10. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

a.  ORDER 99-3-10-14 Appointing Three (3) Members to the Lane County Human Rights and Affirmative Action Advisory Committee.

Hector Rios, Management Services, reported there were three vacancies for the Human Rights and Affirmative Action Advisory Committee. He said they have conducted all the interviews and are presenting the committee's recommendations for the Board's approval. He added this group was the toughest pool of candidates that he had seen in the past three years. The applicants chosen were Dwight Lee, Adrian Rodriguez and F. Nadia Sindi.

Green added he was impressed with the number of qualified candidates and hoped the others who were not chosen would stay interested.

Dwyer said he was also impressed by the broad array of experience.

MOTION: to approve ORDER 99-3-10-14.

Dwyer MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

11. PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL

b. ORDER 99-3-10-15 Reappointing Two Members to the Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC).

MOTION: to approve ORDER 99-3-10-15.

Morrison MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

12. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

None.

Green noted the only assignment was that Sorenson prepare a letter about the herbicides.

Van Vactor added there is a report back in 90 days about Blue Mountain Park and he and Green will work on processing mail.

There being no further business, Commissioner Green adjourned the meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Melissa Zimmer
Recording Secretary

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