Thursday, June 09, 2011

Highlights For June 8, 2011 Clatsop County Board Of Commisioners Regular Meeting

(1 Hour 24 Minutes(approx.))

Official minutes available once approved by board

The board approved Clatsop County entering a mutual-aid agreement with 11 other counties for disaster-related emergency assistance.
The omnibus intergovernmental agreement, originally developed in 2005 by several Willamette Valley counties, currently includes Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties.
The agreement provides a legal framework for county-to-county requests for aid during and after emergencies and puts in place the policies and procedures to provide for faster responses. The agreement does not obligate Clatsop County to provide aid, but does enable the county to seek reimbursement from the federal government for personnel time, equipment and other resources provided to other counties.

The board held a public hearing on the proposed redistricting plan for the board of commissioner district boundaries. The board reviewed a proposed plan approved in May by the Redistricting Board, a citizen panel convened by the county to recommend new boundaries reflecting shifts in population revealed in the 2010 U.S. Census. The county’s five commissioner districts must contain roughly the same number of residents.
The public hearing will be continued to the board’s June 22 meeting

Approved a contract with Rose City Contracting Inc. for hazardous materials abatement at the county-owned Darigold Building in downtown Astoria. In April the board approved a contract with the another bidder, but that agreement was cancelled when the vendor refused to perform the required work. Rose City Contracting had provided the second-lowest bid for the project at $105,900.
The Darigold Building is to be demolished to make way for a new office building for Coastal Family Health Center and local non-profit social service agencies. Hazardous materials such as asbestos must be removed prior to demolition.

In other business the board:
-Held public hearings on the proposed 2011-12 Clatsop County budget and budgets for the 4-H and Extension Special Service District, Road District No. 1, Rural Law Enforcement District and Westport Sewer Service District. Final adoption of the budgets is scheduled for June 22.
-Held the first readings on four proposed zone map amendment ordinances for properties in the Westport area. Public hearings will be held June 22.
-Approved a lease agreement with Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District for a cabin on Broadway near the parks district pool. The cabin had formerly been leased by the county to the Boy Scouts of America but had sat unused for several years.
-Approved an amendment to the county counsel services contract with Jordan Schrader Ramis PC increasing the not-to-exceed limit from $100,000 to $150,000 for legal services associated with the Oregon Pipeline application.
-Approved an amendment to the county counsel services contract with Heather Reynolds increasing the not-to-exceed limit from $75,000 to $110,000 for legal services associated with the Georgia-Pacific tax appeal case.
-Approved an amendment to the 2010-11 labor counsel services contract with Bullard, Smith, Jernstedt and Wilson increasing the not-to-exceed amount from $15,000 to $30,000.

Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 325-1000 Ext. 1312

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