May 28, 2002

12:15 p.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room



Commissioner Bill Dwyer presided with Service District Budget Committee Members Marie Bell, Bobby Green, Sr., Doug Keeler, Anna Morrison, Susie Smith, Peter Ruffier, and Peter Sorenson present. Cindy Weeldreyer was present via telephone.  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 Marie Bell as Chair and Doug Keeler as Vice Chair.




VOTE: Unanimous


b.  Approval of Minutes:

May 20, 2001, MWSD, 12:00 Noon

June 13, 2001, MWSD, 9:00 a.m.


MOTION: to approve the Minutes.


Morrison MOVED, Green SECONDED.


VOTE: Unanimous.


3)  Presentation of Budget.


a.  Lane County Staff.


Dave Garnick, Senior Budget Analyst, explained the budget for next year is a 50% reduction because all they have left to do next year is make a final payment on the last bond. He noted the dollars for that had already been collected.  He added as a result of that they no longer need a tax levy to collect additional taxes.


Smith stated the MWMC is beginning to look at the future potential need in having the service district continue.  She said as they are going through their financial plan update, they are looking at all of the long-range funding options available to the commission. She stated they would cover revenue bonding repayment requirements through the user fee base.  She added it would no longer be associated with property taxes but it would be related to the use of the sanitary storage system.


Smith explained as they move forward with their capital improvement program, they are in good shape for the next five years due to the SDC collection and user fee contributions to capital reserves.  She added for the next five years they would be looking at the need for some type of debt service requirement.


b.  Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission Staff.


Smith said the last time they were before the committee seeking the proceeds of the bond was for the biosolids dewatering facility.  She reported the project was completed on time, under budget and is running.  She said the most likely use of residual dollars of the bond proceeds would go to a water reclamation pipeline that will be used for irrigation.


4)  Public Hearing.


Chair Bell 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 2002/2003 Metropolitan Wastewater Service District Budget and the levying of taxes in the amount of $0.


Sorenson MOVED, Morrison SECONDED.


VOTE: Unanimous.


There being no further business, Chair Bell adjourned the meeting at 12:20 p.m.


Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary