COMMISSIONERS' REGULAR MEETING

May 31, 2000

1:30 p.m.

Harris Hall Main Floor

APPROVED 9/6/00

 

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

 

11. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

 

b. ORDER 00-5-31-13 Ratifying the FY 2000-2001 Budget as Approved by the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission.

 

Morrison stated the Budget is status quo and the region user sewer rates are maintained at $8.78, with no increase in user fees.  She added that staffing levels for the proposed budget remain stable with an overall decrease of  3.37 FTE.

 

Susie Smith, Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission, reported they obtained ratification from Eugene, Springfield and Lane County of the MWMC Budget.  She passed out handouts. (Copy in file).

 

Smith reported the MWMC had taken an outcome and performance measurement orientation and focused on three outcomes:  high environmental standards, effective financial fiscal management and successful intergovernmental partnership.

 

Sorenson stated the budget was predicated on no anticipated significant changes in operational conditions.  He said the discharge permit for the treatment facility expired in 1997 and is awaiting renewal by the DEQ.  He noted that temperature and nutrient control will be discussed in the renewed permit and could represent significant changes, but he did not anticipate that those would come into play until after the fiscal year.  He said they will not be proposing any change in the regional user rates for the next fiscal  year.

 

Weeldreyer noted there was only $2.6 million for infrastructure for a four county region.  She asked if there were long range planning discussions for the residents to join MWMC or to do their own sewer project.

 

Smith said they were involved in their planning process and looked at the MWMC as an alternative and determined they want a natural constructed wetland type system because it was more economical.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 00-5-31-13.

Dwyer MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.

VOTE: 5-0.

 

12. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance No. 6-00 Amending Chapter 9 of Lane Code to Correct a Reference Regarding Violations of Lane Code 9.135 Regarding Operation of a Solid Fuel Space Heating Device During Red Advisory Declarations (9.990).

Wilson explained that this is a code provision to correct a mistake in Senate Bill 20, a renumbering problem.

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

MOTION: to adopt Ordinance No. 6-00.

Dwyer MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.

ROLL CALL VOTE: 5-0.

13. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

14. OTHER BUSINESS

None.

 

There being no further business, this meeting recessed at 3:10 p.m.

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary

 

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