BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'

WORK SESSION

July 29, 2003

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners’ Conference Room

APPROVED 8/12/03

 

Commissioner Peter Sorenson presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr., Tom Lininger and Anna Morrison present. Acting County Administrator Dave Garnick, Assistant County Counsel Stephen Vorhes and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

1. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

Green discussed the process about reducing the field of District 5 candidates from 17 to a more manageable number. He advocated three at the last meeting, but suggested each commissioner choose one candidate for a total of five to be interviewed.

 

Lininger wanted to make sure the process concluded before he left on August 15.

 

Dwyer stated he had a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. He asked to take the last resort policy in the morning so he could participate in the discussion.

 

Kathy Keable pulled her application for commissioner.

 

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None.

 

3. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE

 

Lininger stated he had been to different town hall meetings and what the constituents wanted with the new candidate was one who wouldn’t have to learn on the job and who wants to runs in 2004 with a likelihood of winning.

 

4. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

None.

 

5. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

 

a. Announcements

 

None.

 

6. REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

 

Dave Garnick to send a letter to Kathy Keable thanking her for applying.

 

7. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

None

 

8. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD

 

None.

 

9. COMMISSIONERS' BUSINESS

 

a. East Lane Commissioner Candidate Presentations.

 

Scott Bell, Mike Dean, Don Hampton, Cedric Hayden, Gordon Howard, David Wood, James Thrailkill, Donald Nordin, Martha Roberts, Joachim Schulz, Andy Stahl Wellborn, Faye Stewart, Al King, Gary Williams, Cindy Weeldreyer and Ralph Wheeler gave 10 minute presentations on becoming the East Lane County Commissioner.

 

10. EMERGENCY BUSINESS

 

Dwyer stated there was a request from Economic Development to have the Board write a letter to support LCOG’s $500,000 revolving loan fund grant. He added there is no County match. He noted the letter would endorse the grant.

 

MOTION: for the Board to send a letter supporting LCOG’s fund grant.

 

Morrison MOVED, Lininger SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson adjourned the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary