May 31, 2000

following MWSD

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 5/30/01


Commissioner Peter Sorenson presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr., 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) Introduction of Service District Budget Committee Members


2) Budget Committee Business


a. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair


MOTION: to nominate Mary Ann Holzer as Chair of the Wastewater Management Budget Committee.


Bell MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.


VOTE: Unanimous.


MOTION: to nominate Angel Jones as Vice Chair of the Wastewater Management Budget Committee.




VOTE: Unanimous.


b. Approval of Minutes:    May 26, 1999, 12:00 Noon


MOTION: to approve the Minutes of May 26, 1999.


Sorenson MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.


VOTE: Unanimous.


3) Presentation of 2000-2001 Budget.


a. Lane County Staff


Garnick reported that Page 3 contained a brief summary of the Budget.  He stated there were two different funds in the Metro Wastewater Service District: the Bond Retirement Fund and the Admin and Construction Fund.  Garnick noted the proposed budget for next year for the bond retirement is $2.9 million.  He noted under Admin and Construction, the proceeds from all of the debts of the bonds that had been sold has been used to pay for construction of the various facilities.  He said they will have paid out over $2.9 million to the Metro Wastewater Management Commission for construction of the dewatering facility.  He said as a result of paying out the bulk of the proceeds, next year they will be showing only $28,000 in the Admin and Construction Fund and that is to pay indirect, overhead and bank fees.


Garnick reported the total budget for next year as proposed is $2.9 million, a reduction of $4 million from the current year.  He noted they have $28,000 cash carryover from the current year and they are proposing to spend $8,425 for materials and services for indirect and overhead and there will be about $17,075 that is available to transfer over to Metro Wastewater.  He recommended setting that amount aside to transfer to them and also setting aside $2,500 as an operational reserve to carry money forward.  He reported they have about $2.5 million in revenue that will leave a balance of $408,000 that would need to be collected through property taxes, with an estimated uncollectible of $35,513, making the total levy requirement of $443,917 (a substantial reduction from the current year).  He stated the customer should see a rate reduction.


Garnick noted they will spend $1.8 million for debt service for this year and they will be reserving $1,046,000 that will carry forward into the fall of next year.


4) Public Hearing


Chair Mary Ann Holser opened up the Public Hearing.  There being no one signed up to speak, she closed the Public Hearing.


5) Deliberations and Action


MOTION: to approve the 2000-2001 Metro Wastewater Service Budget and to levy taxes in the amount of $443,917.


Keller MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.


VOTE: Unanimous.


There being no other business, Chair Holser adjourned the meeting at 12:50 p.m.


Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary


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