Work Session Audio Transcript
Regular Meeting Audio Transcript
Thursday, August 25, 2011
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AUG. 24, 2011 MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Official minutes available once approved by board
Board approves Parole and Probation plan, agreement
The board approved the Community Corrections 2011-13 Biennium Plan and an intergovernmental agreement with the State of Oregon for parole and probation services.
The Biennium Plan details the programs and services the county will provide to local offenders on parole, probation and post-prison supervision through its Parole and Probation Division.
The 2011-13 plan includes several changes reflecting the transfer of the Community Corrections Department to the authority of the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office earlier this year. The plan includes a new day-reporting system, increased treatment and misdemeanor services, an enhanced electronic monitoring program, rental of eight additional beds at the Tillamook County Jail, and addition of one parole and probation officer.
The expanded services are to be funded by revenue saved from last spring’s closure of the Transition Center. The Sheriff’s Office will evaluate the service changes over the next year to determine their effectiveness
The intergovernmental agreement authorizes state funding for Parole and Probation programs. Due to state budget cuts, the amount of revenue coming to Clatsop County under the 2011-12 agreement is expected to fall by $133,306. Sheriff Tom Bergin told the board that his department plans to make up the shortfall with targeted reductions and the use of carry-over funds.
The Sheriff’s Office will revisit the plan next year after the Oregon Legislature meets in February to address budgetary issues.
Land-use review process reviewed
The board held a joint work session with the Clatsop County Planning Commission to hear a presentation on local land-use review and approval processes from Tim Ramis of the law firm Jordan Ramis, one of the county’s legal counsels for planning issues. Ramis walked the participants through the history of Oregon zoning laws and the basics of application reviews, quasi-judicial hearings, conditions of approval, conflict of interest and other issues.
Resource-sharing pact renewed
The board voted to renew an intergovernmental agreement that enables the Clatsop County Roads Division and various other public agencies to share resources during emergencies. The agreement extends for five years the county’s involvement with the program, which it first joined in 2001. A total of 217 agencies in Oregon participate.
The agreement allows agencies to use equipment, personnel and materials of other agencies, and sets up a process for reimbursement and liability. It does not, however, obligate Clatsop County or any other participating entity to provide assistance.
-Approved a letter of support for a grant application to the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission for a Clatsop Plains land-use study.
-Approved a $38,772 contract with Bergeron Construction for repairs to the Lewis and Clark Bridge.