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Board of County Commissioners' Business Meeting Minutes

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Feb. 21, 2013 - 6 p.m.

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

PRESENT:

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

EXCUSED:

Housing Authority Commissioner

I. CALL TO ORDER

MOTION:

Commissioner Schrader: I move we approve the order of the Business Meeting agenda.
Commissioner Bernard: Second.
Chair Ludlow – all those in favor/opposed:
Commissioner Bernard: Aye.
Commissioner Smith: Aye
Commissioner Savas: Aye.
Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
Chair Ludlow: Aye.
Chair Ludlow – The motion is approved 5-0.

II. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION

  1. Bob Tomaw, Damascus – concerned about the abundance of sea lions on the Willamette
  2. Nate Thompson, Sheriff’s Office, Marine Patrol – safety concerns regarding the sea lions on Clackamas County waterways.
  3. Mike McLees, Colton – sea lion concern.
  4. Tena Olson, Oregon City – Supports Veteran’s and Light rail.
  5. Kevin Johnson, Gladstone – concerns regarding Easton Ridge apartment project.
  6. Eric Winters, Wilsonville – spoke against the CRC project (submitted written testimony).
  7. Board Discussion

  8. Eugene, Schoenheit, Milwaukie – spoke about light rail and the CRC project.
  9. Jim Knapp, Milwaukie – spoke against the CRC project.
  10. Maryanna Moore, Gladstone – spoke about events at the Milwaukie Elks.
  11. Les Poole, Gladstone - appreciates the open discussion at Business meetings – spoke about the CRC and light rail.
  12. Mack Woods, Canby – transparency problem.
  13. Cyndi Lewis Wolfram, Milwaukie – spoke regarding civil tone at meetings – would like more info on CRC before the County takes a stand.

*Chair Ludlow made the following motion:

MOTION:

Chair Ludlow: If tolling is implemented on the I-5 Bridge, should Clackamas seek the ability to impose tolls on I-205? I think the entire populace should weigh in on that, and by the way, that’s what’s been lacking in this County a lot of times. We don’t seem to care what the populace thinks and now it’s time for them to weigh in. That’s my motion.
Commissioner Smith: Second.
Board Discussion
Chair Ludlow clarified the Motion:
The question would be, if tolling is implemented on the I-5 Bridge, should Clackamas County seek the ability to impose tolls on I-205? As part of that, redirect staff to develop the appropriate language for the ballot measure. Is that more appropriate? It was seconded by Commissioner Smith.
Will the Clerk please take the poll.
Commissioner Bernard. . . No.
Commissioner Smith . . . Yes.
Commissioner Savas. . . Yes.
Commissioner Schrader . . . No.
Chair Ludlow: Yes. It passes 3 to 2.
Board Discussion

Commissioner Savas made the following motion:

MOTION:

Commissioner Savas: I move that we develop a public outreach program and budget the proper amount of money to educate the citizens of Clackamas County on the proposed ballot measure regarding tolling I-205.
Commissioner Smith: I would second it for the purpose of discussion and question.
Board Discussion
Chair Ludlow – will the Clerk please take the roll?
Commissioner Bernard: No.
Commissioner Smith: No.
Commissioner Savas: Aye.
Commissioner Schrader: Abstain.
Chair Ludlow: No.
Chair Ludlow – the motion fails, 3 no’s, 1 yes, 1 abstain.

*Verbatim transcript of the above item available upon request.

III. DISCUSSION ITEM

HOUSING AUTHORITY

Chair Ludlow announced the Board will recess as the Board of County Commissioners and convene as the Housing Authority Board for this next item.

  1. Approval of Resolution No. 1896 Amending Resolution No. 1893 Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of Documents in Connection with the Financing, Development and Operation of the Easton Ridge Apartments
  2. Cindy Becker, Health, Housing and Human Services presented the staff report. She stated Resolution No. 1896 amends the purchase price wording of the previously approved Resolution No. 1893 from “a minimum of” to “a maximum of”. This is consistent with the Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services 1-24-13 appraisal.

    Board Discussion

    1. Andrea Sanchaz, Housing Authority Development Manager and Bob Powers, Financial Consultant for the Housing Authority – answered some questions.
    2. Chair Ludlow announced this is a discussion item and there are three people signed up to speak.
    3. Jo Haverkamp, Oregon City – stated affordable housing is very important for the needy citizen of the County.
    4. Kevin Johnson, Gladstone – wanted to know what programs will be cut to afford this project.
    5. Jery Ghigtori, Lake Oswego – affordable housing is needed.
    6. Brian Johnson, Gladstone – tax payers need the best deal for the County – should hire Tiffany Couch to do accounts for this project.
    7. Board Discussion

    MOTION:

    Commissioner Savas: I move we approve Resolution 1896 amending Resolution 1893 authorizing the execution and delivery of documents in connection with the financing, development and operation of Easton Ridge Apartments.
    Commissioner Schrader: Second.
    Board Discussion
    Chair Ludlow asked the Clerk to call the poll.
    Commissioner Bernard: Aye.
    Commissioner Smith: No.
    Commissioner Savas: Aye.
    Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
    Chair Ludlow: No.
    Chair Ludlow – the motion passes 3-2

    Chair Ludlow announced the Board will adjourn as the Housing Authority Board and re-convene as the Board of County Commissioners and the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District for the next items.

IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS

  1. Resolution No. 2013-04 Placing on the May 2013 Ballot Measures Regarding the Use of County Resources for Milwaukie Light Rail
  2. Dan Chandler, County Administration and Chris Storey, County Counsel presented the staff report with a PowerPoint presentation.

    Board Discussion
    8:26 PM - 5 minutes Break

    1. Michael Morrow, Happy Valley – servers on the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Advisory Board – opposes this being placed on the ballot.
    2. Jim Knapp, Oak Grove – citizens have the right to vote.
    3. Jeff Mulinary, Milwaukie – opposes light rail – supports this measure.
    4. Michael Wilson, Milwaukie – supports the opportunity to vote – need better enforcement for stopping smoking among our youths – March 20th.
    5. James Pritchard, Gladstone – opposed light rail and supports this measure.
    6. Cyndi Lewis Wolfram, Milwaukie – the BCC needs to listen to the Advisory Board – a measure on the ballot should have meaning.
    7. Les Poole, Gladstone – supports measures – asked for this information to be placed on the County web page.

    Break – for Emergency Personnel – Les Poole continued his testimony.

    Chair Ludlow closed the Public hearing.

    Board Discussion

    Chair Ludlow announced the Board is acting as the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on this action.

    MOTION:

    Commissioner Bernard: I move we approve the Resolution placing on the May 2013 Ballot Measures Regarding the Use of County Resources for Milwaukie Light Rail as presented tonight.
    Commissioner Savas: Second.
    Board Discussion
    Clerk to call the poll.
    Commissioner Bernard: No.
    Commissioner Smith: Yes.
    Commissioner Savas: Aye.
    Commissioner Schrader: No.
    Chari Ludlow: Aye.
    Chair Ludlow – the motion is approved 3-2.

    North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District

  3. Approval of an Advisory Ballot Measure for Authorizing Real Estate Transaction with TriMet Relating to Light Rail
  4. Chair Ludlow announced the Board is acting as the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District on this action.

    MOTION:

    Commissioner Bernard: I move we as the Governing Body for the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District approve the Resolution for Approving an Advisory Ballot Measure for Authorizing Real Estate Transaction with TriMet relating to Light Rail as presented tonight.
    Commissioner Smith: Second.
    Gary Barth, Director of the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District answered some questions by the Board.
    Clerk to call the poll.
    Commissioner Bernard: No.
    Commissioner Smith: Yes.
    Commissioner Savas: Aye.
    Commissioner Schrader: No.
    Chari Ludlow: Aye.
    Chair Ludlow – the motion is approved 3-2.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Commissioner Smith asked that we have a separate motion on the two items under the Department of Finance – C. 1 and 2.

MOTION:

Commissioner Bernard: I move we approve the Consent Agenda excluding the two items under the Department of Finance.
Commissioner Savas: Second.
The Clerk will call the poll:
Commissioner Bernard: Aye.
Commissioner Smith: Aye.
Commissioner Savas: Aye.
Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
Chair Ludlow: Aye.
Chair Ludlow – The motion is approved 5-0.

A. Health, Housing & Human Services

  1. Approval to Apply for the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance 2013 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Opportunity – Behavioral Health
  2. Approval to Apply for the Health Resources and Services Administration Fiscal Year 2013 Affordable Care Act New Access Point Grant Opportunity – Health Centers

B. Elected Officials

  1. Approval of Previous Business Meeting Minutes – BCC
  2. *These items will have a separate motion.

C. Department of Finance

  1. Approval to Purchase a New Tymco Street Sweeper from Clyde West, Inc. for the Department of Transportation and Development
  2. Approval to Purchase a New John Deere 772 Motor Grader from Pape Machinery for the Department of Transportation and Development

Board Discussion

MOTION:

Commissioner Bernard: I move we approve the two items under the Department of Finance items 1 and 2.
Commissioner Savas: Second.
Board Discussion
The Clerk will call the poll:
Commissioner Bernard: Aye.
Commissioner Smith: No.
Commissioner Savas: Aye.
Commissioner Schrader: Aye.
Chair Ludlow: Aye.
Chair Ludlow – The motion is approved 4-1.

VI. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR UPDATE

VII. COMMISSIONERS COMMUNICATION

MEETING ADJOURNED – 9:45 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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