January 2, 2002

11:30 a.m.

Commissioners’ Conference Room

PASSED 1/16/02


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



Item 4. a. was deleted and there is an emergency business item.



Martha Johnson, 110 E. Hillyard, stated she had been fighting the wireless transmission tower that had been proposed by Master Towers.  She noted it would be placed within 200 feet of her home in the River Road area.  She added the proposed site is on land that is annexed to the City of Eugene.  She noted that the City of Eugene approved this proposal but she filed an appeal.  She added the site was across the street from River Road Elementary School.  She noted another application for a cell phone tower had been filed.  The City code did not apply to the site at 927 River Road because it is Lane County land that is unannexed within the urban growth boundary and neither the City of Eugene Code nor Lane County Code would apply.  She said it falls under the old Lane Code for urbanizable land that lacks any provisions for wireless transmission facilities.  She asked the Board to expedite the intergovernmental agreement, making sure that all of the annexed land within the urban growth boundary is covered by the Eugene City Code.

Mona Lindstromberg, 87140 Territorial, Veneta, stated it had been a long and difficult year for the people involved in this issue and they managed to get a proposed tower out of her neighborhood.  She wanted Lane County’s cell phone tower ordinance to be in effect.  She said the County needed to reach agreement with the city in getting protection for the neighborhoods in River Road.


3. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660





a. DIRECTION/Country Coach Agreement Related to the Expansion of its Manufacturing Facility in Junction City.




b. ORDER 02-1-2-1/In the Matter of Supporting the 2002 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.


Green explained that the Board of Commissioners had supported the celebration in the past. He stated this year Bill Van Vactor and Greta Utecht agreed this was something the Board would support and factored it into the budget.  He noted this gave staff authorization to support the celebration for $2,500 to be transferred from the general expense operational contingency.


MOTION: to approve ORDER 02-1-2-1.


Green MOVED, Weeldreyer SECONDED.


VOTE: 5-0.




A. Approval of Minutes:

September 26, 2001, Regular Meeting, following HACSA

September 26, 2001, Fair Board Meeting, 12:00 noon

October 24, 2001, Regular Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

November 7, 2001, Regular Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

November 20, 2001, Joint BCC/Coburg City Council, 7:00 p.m.

November 26, 2001, Joint BCC/Veneta City Council, 7:00 p.m.

December 4, 2001, Work Session, 9:00 a.m.

December 5, 2001, Regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m.


B. County Administration


1) ORDER 02-1-2-2/In the Matter of Re-Appointment of Cindy Weeldreyer, Michael Falvin, Don Hampton, Jim Ramseyer, Had Reed and Anna Morrison (Alternate) to the Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn (BL3) Regional Investment Board.


2) ORDER 02-1-2-3/In the Matter of Appointing Bob Peterson as Justice Pro Tempore for the Oakridge Lane Justice Court from January 2, 2002 Through September 19, 2002.


C. County Counsel


1) ORDER 02-1-2-4/In the Matter of Selecting Newspapers to Publish Ballots Monthly Statement of Expenditures, Personal Property Tax Warrants, and Notices of Real Property Tax Foreclosures.


D. Health and Human Services


1) ORDER 02-1-2-5/In the Matter of Appropriating an Additional $583,200 in Revenue and Expenditures in Fund 286 for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Granting Authority to the County Administrator to Sign a Contract with Special Mobility Services in the Amount of $583,200.


2) ORDER 02-1-2-6/In the Matter of Appropriating an $462,747 in Revenue and Expenditures in Fund 286 in the Department of Health and Human Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (CFAA  13).


3) ORDER 02-1-2-7/In the Matter of Approving the Submittal of a Grant to the Meyer Memorial Trust in the Amount of $397,936 for the Safe and Sound Project; and to Delegate Authority to the County Administrator to Sign Grant Documents.


4) ORDER 02-1-2-8/In the Matter of Awarding Subcontract Amendments with Centro Latinoamericano in the Amount of $8,530 and Community Partnership Incorporated in the Amount of $25,713 for Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention Services. (Department of Human Services)(34).


5) ORDER 02-1-2-9/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign an Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Oregon to Participate in the Statewide Automated Victim Notification System (SAVNS).


6) ORDER 02-1-2-10/In the Matter of Awarding Subcontracts with Aces, Centro LatinoAmericano, Prevention and Recovery Northwest, and Serenity Lane for DUII and Marijuana Education and Treatment Services with the Authority to Bill up to a Shared Amount of $461,032 (Department of Health and Human Services)(34).


7) ORDER 02-1-2-11/In the Matter of Accepting Amendment 11 to the 2001-03 County Financial Assistance Agreement 20-001 with the Department of Human Services in the Amount of $53,610 and Appropriating an Additional $21,270 in Revenues and Expenditures in Fund 286 in the Department of Health and Human Services (34) to Fund Addiction Treatment Services for Drug Court Clients.


E. Regional Information System

1) ORDER 02-1-2-12/In the Matter of Increasing the Revolving Fund for the Lane County Department of Regional Information System.


MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.

Green MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.


VOTE: 5-0.




Dwyer thanked staff for all of their efforts in setting up the State of the County event.


Green echoed Dwyer’s remarks on staff’s efforts.  He thanked Morrison for the time capsule.  He congratulated Dwyer and Weeldreyer on their new positions.

Morrison announced Governor Kitzhaber was coming to Eugene.

Weeldreyer announced this was her last year as a Lane County Commissioner.  She stated she would be running for the Oregon Legislature this year.

With regard to the intergovernmental agreement with the City of Eugene regarding cell phone towers, Dwyer said there needs to be a review.  He continued, when Bill Van Vactor meets with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield, they should discuss that as part of a transition agreement in the IGA so there are agreements as to when they take over.  He said the IGA should not be retroactive and may not impact the applications that had already been filed.  He suggested having a transitional agreement that would make the code uniform within the urban growth boundaries.

Sorenson requested Van Vactor return to the Board with an oral report after he met with the city managers of Eugene and Springfield within a month.


ORDER 02-1-2-13/In the Matter of Confirming the Public Works Director’s Revised Posting of the West Fork Horse Creek Bridge on Delta Road.

Ollie Snowden, Public Works, reported the Horse Creek Bridge is a local access road bridge.  He noted the Board had agreed to sponsor a highway bridge replacement grant application and it is scheduled to be replaced next year using federal and property owners’ money.  He stated the County has no money in this, but Lane County agreed to take over the bridge for maintenance and ownership after it was rehabbed.

Snowden noted in the process of doing preliminary engineering work, OBEC Consulting Engineers examined the bridge and thought the load rating was too high and should be lowered.  He stated under Lane Code, Snowden directed his staff to repost it.  They had not done that yet, but Lane Code also requires that he come back at the Board’s first regularly-scheduled meeting to authorize the reposting.  He noted the order was correct, but the attachment was wrong.  He said the truck stencils were the wrong ones and they needed to make sure they had the correct stencils.  He said the 15 tons applies to the three-axle truck; 19 tons apply to a five-axle travel trailer, and the 18 tons applies to a three-axle truck towing a three-axle trailer.  He added the tonnage was correct and the fire district would be affected by the weight of the trucks on the bridge.

VOTE: 5-0.


There being no further business, Commissioner Dwyer adjourned the meeting at 12:05 p.m.

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary