BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS'
July 29, 2003
Commissioners’ Conference Room
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
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
5. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
6. REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS
Dave Garnick to send a letter to Kathy Keable thanking her for applying.
7. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
8. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
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.
There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson adjourned the meeting at 3:30 p.m.