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Board of County Commissioners' Business Meeting Minutes

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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 - 10 a.m.

Public Services Building
2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045

PRESENT:

Commissioner John Ludlow, Chair
Commissioner Paul Savas
Commissioner Martha Schrader
Commissioner Tootie Smith

EXCUSED:

Commissioner Jim Bernard

I. CALL TO ORDER

  1. Roll Call
  2. Commissioner Bernard is out of the office and will not be in attendance today.

  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Order of Agenda
  5. Commissioner Savas has an urgent matter and may need to leave the meeting. He does want to hear all the testimony from folks who have come to the meeting today and will listen to the video to hear anything he misses.

    Board Discussion

MOTION:

Commissioner Savas: I respectfully request the Board hold off on taking any action on the two discussion items, Green Corridor and CRC and have a discussion/meeting at a later date with all Commissioners present – but do take citizen comments on these items.
Commissioner Schrader: Second.
Board Discussion
The Clerk will call the roll:
Commissioner Smith: No.
Commissioner Savas: Yes.
Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
Commissioner Ludlow: No.
The motion fails 2/2.

MOTION:

Chair Ludlow: I move we remove the Presentation on today’s agenda and do it at a later date. This will accommodate for all the citizens who are here for other items on the agenda.
Commissioner Smith: Second.
The Clerk will call the roll:
Commissioner Smith: Yes.
Commissioner Savas: Aye.
Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
Chair Ludlow: Aye.
The motion is approved 4/4.
Commissioner Savas excused himself and will be back soon.
Board Discussion

II. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

  1. Will Vinton, Oak Grove – as a business owner, he spoke in support of light rail – the County needs to move forward and not stop all the work that has been done thus far.
  2. Chair Ludlow said the letter to TriMet was to encourage them to scale back, not to stop light rail.

    Commissioner Schrader stated she was concern about the process of how the letter was decided – and that public comment is vital to transparency.

  3. Erik Lovell, Milwaukie – supports light rail - County should not breach their contract.
  4. Kevin Johnson, Gladstone – opposed the Easton Ridge Renovation project – waste of taxpayer’s dollars.
  5. Cindy Becker, Health, Housing and Human Services gave info regarding the Easton Ridge Apartments Renovation Project

  6. Jim Meyers, Molalla – appreciates the Board’s openness.
  7. Nancy Hall, Happy Valley – thanked the Board for sending the letter to TriMet.
  8. Jeff Molinari – opposed light rail.
  9. Les Poole, Gladstone – feels citizens are left out of loop regarding light rail.
  10. Maryanna Moore, Gladstone – about tree removal due to light rail.
  11. Mack Woods, Canby – transparency in government.

III. PRESENTATION

  1. REMOVED - Presentation on Governor’s Film Advocate Award to Clackamas County (Gary Barth, Business & Community Services)

IV. DISCUSSION ITEMS

County Administration

  1. Resolution No. 2013-02 Withdrawing from the Intergovernmental Agreement on Green Corridor and Rural Reserve and Population Coordination among Clackamas County, the City of Sandy, Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation
  2. And

    Approval to Initiate the Termination of the 2011 Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Highway 26 Corridor among Clackamas County, the City of Sandy and Metro

    Dan Chandler, County Administration, presented the item including a PowerPoint presentation.

    Board Discussion

    Chair Ludlow announced this is a discussion item and stated several folks have signed up to speak on this subject.

    1. Roger Fantz, Eagle Creek – in favor of corridor.
    2. Stephen Bates, Boring – supports the withdrawal.
    3. David Doughman, Attorney for the City of Sandy – read a letter into the record.
    4. Jan Smith, Boring – terminate the agreement and change the zoning.
    5. John Chambers, Boring – owns property in the area – supports the withdrawal.
    6. Bob Skipper, Gresham – stated it is a fairness issue, thanks the Board for revisiting.

    Chair Ludlow asked for a motion.

    MOTION:

    Commissioner Smith: I move we approve the resolution withdrawing from the Intergovernmental Agreement on Green Corridor and Rural Reserve and Population Coordination among Clackamas County, the City of Sandy, Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
    Commissioner Schrader: Second.
    Board Discussion
    The Clerk will call the roll:
    Commissioner Smith: Yes.
    Commissioner Schrader: Yes.
    Chair Ludlow: Yes.
    The motion is approved 3/0.

    Chair Ludlow asked for a motion.

    MOTION:

    Commissioner Smith: I move we approve to initiate the Termination of the 2011 Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Highway 26 Corridor among Clackamas County, the City of Sandy and Metro
    Commissioner Schrader: Second.
    Board Discussion
    The Clerk will call the roll:
    Commissioner Smith: Yes.
    Commissioner Schrader: Yes.
    Chair Ludlow: Yes.
    The motion is approved 3/0.

  3. Resolution No._____ Opposing the Current Design of the Columbia River Crossing
  4. Dan Chandler stated there is no staff presentation; it is the Chair’s resolution.

    Chair Ludlow asked the Clerk to read the ordinance into the record. He then stated there are several folks signed up to speak on this issue.

    1. Tom Mielke, Clark County – spoke in support of the resolution.
    2. Joe Cortright, Portland – has done analyst on the CRC - supports the resolution.
    3. Patrick Sheehan, Clackamas – believes the Board should not take a position on this issue.
    4. Paul Edgar, Oregon City - spoke in support of the resolution.
    5. Scott Oldham, North Plains – opposes resolution.
    6. Peter Waltz, Lake Oswego – Board should not be involved in this issue – opposes resolution.
    7. Tiffany Couch, Vancouver – has done a forensic audit on the CRC – supports the resolution.
    8. Commissioner Savas joins the meeting

    9. Jim Knapp, Oakgrove – spoke in support of resolution.
    10. Kim Parker, Clackamas County Business Alliance – opposes the resolution.
    11. Eric Winters, Wilsonville – read letter from BCC from 2008; he supports resolution.
    12. Robert Camarillo, Oregon City – represents Iron Workers Union – they need jobs -opposes resolution.
    13. Les Poole, Gladstone – spoke in support of resolution.
    14. Steve Schopp, - spoke in support of the resolution.
    15. Nancy Hall, Happy Valley – supports the resolution
    16. Board Discussion

    MOTION:

    Commissioner Smith: I move we approve the resolution opposing the current design of the Columbia River Crossing.
    Chair Ludlow: Second.
    Board Discussion
    The Clerk will call the roll:
    Commissioner Smith: Yes.
    Commissioner Savas: Abstain.
    Commissioner Schrader: No.
    Chair Ludlow: Yes.
    The motion fails 2/2.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

Chair Ludlow asked the Clerk to read the consent agenda by title.

MOTION:

Commissioner Schrader: I move we approve the Consent Agenda.
Commissioner Smith: Second.
The Clerk will call the roll:
Commissioner Smith: Aye.
Commissioner Savas: Aye.
Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
Chair Ludlow: Yes.
The motion is approved 4/0.

A. Health, Housing & Human Services

  1. Approval to Submit the 2012-2013 Local Public Health Authority Plan Update to the State of Oregon Public Health Division – Public Health
  2. Approval of a Group Provider Agreement with Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. for Primary Care Services – Health Centers

B. Elected Officials

  1. Approval of Previous Business Meeting Minutes – BCC

C. Department of Emergency Management

  1. Approval of FY 2011 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Local Grant Agreement (LGA) with Clackamas Fire District No. 1, Clackamas River Water District and Sunrise Water Authority

VI. WATER ENVIRONMENT SERVICES

  1. Approval for Purchase of Replacement Tractors and Installation of Existing Tanks for Clackamas County Service District No. 1

VII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR UPDATE - NONE

VIII. COMMISSIONERS COMMUNICATION - NONE

MEETING ADJOURNED – 1 p.m.

NOTE: Regularly scheduled Business Meetings are televised and broadcast on the Clackamas County Government Channel. These programs are also accessible through the County’s Internet site. DVD copies of regularly scheduled BCC Thursday Business Meetings are available for checkout at the Clackamas County Library in Oak Grove by the following Saturday. You may also order copies from any library in Clackamas County or the Clackamas County Government Channel. http://www.clackamas.us/bcc/business.html

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Board of County Commissioners

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