May 28, 2002

1:30 p.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 1/21/03


Commissioner Bill Dwyer presided with Commissioners Bobby Green, Sr., Anna Morrison 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.


a.  ORDER 02-5-28-3/In the Matter of Ratifying the FY 2002-2003 Budget as Approved by Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission.


Susie Smith explained that pursuant to the IGA for the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission, they brought the FY 02 /03 Budget for ratification.  She noted the budget was approved by MWMC after holding a public hearing on April 25 and is scheduled for ratification by the City of Eugene on June 10. She added it would be ratified as part of the Springfield’s budget in June.


Smith said the budget for FY 02/03 is projected to be fully funded at the existing user rate, meeting commission targets for funding all reserve accounts.  See noted they were not projecting large increases in revenue.  She added the reserve contributions they had hoped to make had not been made and have not funded what they created.  She stated the five-year CIP can be funded.


Smith commented there were several specific cost changes in service levels.  She noted the Chiquita cannery closed its business and they are finishing irrigating the process water that is in the lagoon.  She said they will continue to have operation and maintenance requirements for the industrial waste site and those requirements will be folded into the regional wastewater program in the coming fiscal year.  She noted the site would be integrated into their overall biosolids and wastewater management program.


Smith reported there is no rate increase proposed for next year.  She also noted there is a 16% increase in personnel expenses due to increases in health benefit costs.  She added that materials and services increases were related to the increased cost of property, liability insurance and electricity cost.


MOTION: to approve ORDER 02-5-28-3.


Morrison MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.


VOTE: 4-0. (Weeldreyer not present).




Morrison announced the United Way Day of Caring was coming up.  She noted NACo wanted someone designated to be a voting delegate. 


Dwyer asked Morrison to work it out with the people who were going to the convention.


Sorenson stated he called Bring Recycling and asked them to e-mail the Board on what grant they were applying for.


Morrison stated she had the letter and Bring was asking for $175,000 to $225,000 but the project is over $1 million.


Sorenson noted Bring asked the Board to write a letter in support of the grant.


Dwyer stated he attended three Memorial Day services.


There being no further business, Commissioner Dwyer adjourned the meeting at 2:15 p.m.



Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary