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Approved 5/16/00

April 26, 2000
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING
Harris Hall Main Floor - 1:30 p.m.

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

1. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a.  PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDER 00-4-26-1 Accepting the Offer from Dexter Library, a Non-Profit Corporation, to Purchase County-Owned Property Formerly Used as Dexter Shop Site.

Sorenson reported that Commissioner Weeldreyer was at the Association of Oregon Counties. Sorenson said Weeldreyer has been active and involved in pursuing the purchase of the Dexter Shop as the Dexter Library. Sorenson noted that Weeldreyer asked the Board to approve the order after the Public Hearing.

Don Maddox, Land Management, stated Lane County had received a written offer from the Dexter Library (a non-profit corporation) for the purchase of the old Dexter Shop site. He noted the offer is $46,500 (the full-appraised amount for the property). He added the offer is conditioned on a 10% down payment, annual payments in October of each year amortized over a period of 20 years, and an interest rate of 8 percent. He noted that it would be secured by a note and trust deed. He reported that Lane County no longer has a need for the property. He noted he published a public notice in the Register Guard for the required two sessions.

Sorenson asked if the people of Lane County were receiving a fair market value for the property.

Maddox responded the property was appraised in November 1998 and the appraised amount is identical to the full offer of $46,500.

Dwyer said he wanted to give the building to the Dexter Library, but the building is from road funds and that precludes the County from giving it away. He noted the next reasonable thing is allowing them to have it at the fair market value for public purposes. He said it is a great opportunity for the Dexter community and he wished them luck in the endeavor.

Commissioner Sorenson opened the Public Hearing.

Michael Owens, 82720 Lost Creek, Dexter, thanked the Board for taking their offer into consideration.

Kate O'Donnell, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, thanked the Board and passed out bumper stickers. She said it is good for their community and it represents a big step in the right direction for the rural community in southeast rural Lane County.

There being no one else signed up to speak, Commissioner Sorenson closed the Public Hearing.

MOTION: to approve ORDER 00-4-26-1.

Dwyer MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.

Green stated he will support the order because it has been a long standing issue from previous boards and the commissioner of the district has supported the effort all along. He said that it is an investment into the future of the community.

Sorenson echoed Green and added that it reflects the views of the Board.

VOTE: 4-0.

2. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

Morrison reported on the Golden Rule Award, with four different people being recognized from the Florence area. She added that there was a meeting in Florence on Monday with ODOT about the 126 West corridor.

3. OTHER BUSINESS

a. RESOLUTION 00-04-26-2 Naming the Stephen J. Carmichael Training Room in the Juvenile Justice Center

Green reported that this was kept secret until Friday, where it will be dedicated at the Grand Opening for the Juvenile Justice Center. He noted that Carmichael was instrumental in how the Juvenile Justice Center should look. He said the Board has supported Carmichael’s efforts and Carmichael has worked hard at the local level to build partnerships. He added Carmichael has been involved in every phase of the facility and it would serve the Board and the community well by naming the large training room after him.

Green read the resolution into the record.

MOTION: to approve RESOLUTION 00-04-26-2.

Green MOVED and Dwyer SECONDED.

Morrison stated that Carmichael had a vision and passion that the Juvenile Justice Center would happen. She commended him on a job well done.

Dwyer said it was a lasting way to recognize someone’s contribution in the community.

Sorenson commented that Carmichael has been a tireless advocate for youth.

VOTE: 4-0.

There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson adjourned the meeting at 1:55 p.m.

Melissa Zimmer
Recording Secretary

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