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									                      BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES                           OCT. 19, 2005



                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                                   COUNTY OF LAKE
                                   STATE OF OREGON

                                         REGULAR SESSION

The Lake County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session on Wednesday, October 19,
2005, at 9:03 a.m., with the following members present: Chair, Bradley J. Winters, JR Stewart,
and J. Melvin Dick. Also present: Assistant to the Commissioners, Ray Simms; Assistant
County Counsel, Jim Bailey; Road Master, Rick DuMilieu; and Assistant for County Services,
Lisa D. Bowler.

Spray Truck Chassis Quote: Road Master Rick DuMilieu explained that three bids were received
for the Spray Truck Chassis: Northside Truck $54,489, Witham Parts and Equipment $55,760,
and Pape Machinery $56,730. The low bidder, Northside Truck, did not meet all of our
specifications. Witham Parts and Equipment was the second lowest bidder and they did meet all
of our specifications except LED stop and tail lights. Pape Machinery did not meet all of the
specifications. Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick,
and carried unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby awards the
Spray Truck Chassis Quote to Witham Parts and Equipment for $55,760.

Chassis Mounted Herbicide Sprayer: Road Master Rick DuMilieu noted that one bid was
received. NorStar Industries Inc. is the only single source spray provider in the Northwest. Upon
motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby awards the Chassis
Mounted Herbicide Sprayer is awarded to NorStar Industries Inc. for $59,772.

Deep Creek Bridge Update: Road Master Rick DuMilieu provided an update regarding the Deep
Creek Bridge noting that they have done the final walk-through and did a punch-list. He stated
“We are making sure that full completion can be done by July, 2006. In June of 2006 we
anticipate chip sealing. I would like to shoulder the road on the East side.”

Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Department of Human Services 2005-2007
Intergovernmental Agreement for the Financing of Mental Health, Developmental Disability and
Addiction Services Agreement #113005: Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded
by Commissioner Dick, and carried unanimously; the Lake County Board of
Commissioners hereby approves the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Department of

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Human Services 2005-2007 Intergovernmental Agreement for the Financing of Mental
Health, Developmental Disability and Addiction Services Agreement #113005.

 Liquor License Application, BJ’s Mercantile: Commissioner Winters declared a conflict in this
matter. Vice-Chair Stewart assumed the meeting. Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart,
seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried with Commissioner Winters abstaining; the
Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Liquor License Application
with BJ’s Mercantile. Commissioner Winters resumed the meeting as Chair.

Lake County ADA Improvements Project Contract Extension Letter: Commissioners’ Assistant
Ray Simms explained that an extension is necessary due to the contractor’s schedule and winter
weather. He stated “we will go out to bid on the bathroom remodels again.” Upon motion by
Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried unanimously; the
Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Lake County ADA
Improvements Project Contract Extension Letter.

Bureau of Land Management Jetty at Hart Lake Discussion: Tom Vern Stofleth, Ducks
Unlimited, explained that they are trying to make a more efficient use of the water at Hart Lake.
He stated “the problem out there is accessing water early enough to fill those units before water
foul gets in there and nests. We would shutdown the end of April or the first week of May
before the ducks start nesting.”

Alan Munhall, BLM, stated “in good water years we can access the water but in poor water years
it is hard to get to the water. There is also a weed issue.”

Vern Stofleth stated “Our plan says to try and put 60 to 70 percent of the water in the Spring and
then in the Fall re-wet the wetlands and maybe put another 25 to 40 percent.”

Commissioners Winters stated “some of the concerns heard are that Hart Lake, in the Fall, is
storage for the next Spring.” Mr. Stofleth responded “the only time I can see pumping much in
the Fall is if we could not pump in the Spring.”

Ken Kestner stated “the Jetty is intended as an access for a backhoe to clean-out the inlet
channel. The Jetty will come out from the road and then go down to the level of the lake. The
pump will be at the bridge and we hope to offset it to the East so the water can be directed into
the wetlands instead of the existing ditch. The ditch has problems with overflow onto private
property.”

Cook Laird stated “you know, that is all natural there, those lakes filled up in the past and would
break loose and irrigate everything. You are changing the use saying you are going to put water
in there in the fall to enhance the birds and everything. You are changing the historical deal.
When that went in 1990 you said you weren’t going to change that. You said you needed to go
in there and rebuild the dikes because Lynch had let them go to pot. Then you guys let them go
to pot. How much Pepperweed was in there when you took over? None, absolutely none. How

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much is right across the road from you today? Very little, because we have managed ours, we
have been in this management thing the whole time. You guys can manage better than we can
and my biggest objection is not so much of that but why do we need that big jetty out in the lake,
it is a natural lake, this is a big ugly thing. You’re putting it five feet above the lake level. That is
a natural lake there and you guys said you wanted everything back to nature. And, then we run a
jetty out into the lake 450 feet, a big ugly jetty. The rest of us pumped out of that for years. We
spent about $1,200 digging it out twice this year. And now you are going to go out on the lake
with a $2 million jetty. That is not cost effective. I don’t object to the fish screens. We all need
fish screens.”

Jesse Laird asked “why do you need the jetty for an excavator to work? You will have to muck it
out every year.”

Sam Farr stated “dump trucks have tracks. Dump tricks can take the sand out. There is no reason
in the world to have a rock jetty like you see in the Atlantic Ocean. You are not building a jetty,
you are building a road. Every time the lake goes down you will have more jetty showing. You
have done a lousy job irrigating and you have done a lousy job with the weeds. This jetty will be
another lousy job. And you want to use water later than other people can use it. That will be the
stored water that people have stored for their next season and you want to use it.”

Discussion ensued among the parties present from the Bureau of Land Management and Ducks
Unlimited and the public, who were opposing the building of the Jetty.

Commissioner Winters informed the public that the comment period has been extended 30 days
and it would best serve them to respond to that. He thanked everyone for their comments and
asked the BLM to keep the public concerns in mind.

Gooselake Aviation Possible Contract Extension: Marti Turman voiced his concerns regarding
the size of the tank being installed for the self-fuel system. He stated “the fuel tank is small and
we can’t take a full load delivery. There needs to be a storage unit of some sort during the fire
season.” Mr. Turman will provide legal counsel with his proposal for contract extension.

Public Comment: Winfield Schoolcraft provided handouts regarding the County’s handling of
violation complaints and general complaints. He stated “if the County was not aimed at one
individual we would not be opposed to you making that decision.”

Commissioner Winters explained that the policy of the County is that complaints should be in
writing and once received the process begins. It generally begins with a letter from the Planning
Director or the Building Official.



Assistant County Counsel Jim Bailey explained that violations are public record as soon as filed.
He felt that the problem with charging a fee to file a violation is that it could detour poor people

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from filing complaints.

Mr. Schoolcraft was provided a copy of the Lake County Violation Complaint Form.

Amendment #2 to the Oregon Commission on Children & Families 2005-2007 County
Intergovernmental Agreement #0507Lake: Upon motion by Commissioner Dick, seconded by
Commissioner Stewart, and carried unanimously; the Lake County Board of
Commissioners hereby approves Amendment #2 to the Oregon Commission on Children &
Families 2005-2007 County Intergovernmental Agreement #0507Lake.

District Attorney - Request to Transfer Funds: Commissioner Dick declared a conflict in this
matter. District Attorney Dave Schutt asked for approval to transfer funds between line items to
increase the legal secretary salary to $30,000 annually. Upon motion by Commissioner
Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Winters, and carried with Commissioner Dick
abstaining; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the District
Attorney’s proposal to transfer funds between line items to increase the legal secretary
salary to $30,000 annually.

Economic Development Association Update: Tonya Dowse announced that she will be
transferring to a California based economic development association. She noted that a meeting of
the Executive Board will be planned to discuss the staffing reorganization plan. Ms. Dowse and
Mr. Studley will provide the Board with a list of current programs they are involved with. The
Board thanked Ms. Dowse for all of her hard work and loyalty to Lake County.

Resolution No. 2005-102 in the Matter of Interfund Loan: Upon motion by Commissioner
Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried unanimously; the Lake County
Board of Commissioners hereby approves Resolution No. 2005-102 finding that an
interfund loan from the Community Development Fund to the Airport Fund is justified
and necessary.

Letter Regarding Wilderness Study Areas: Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded
by Commissioner Dick, and carried unanimously; the Lake County Board of
Commissioners hereby approves a letter to the Bureau of Land Management informing
them of the County’s opposition to any expansion of existing Wilderness Study Areas until
such time as the Oregon Natural Desert Association seriously supports a Wilderness Bill.

Department of Corrections - Inmate Work Program Agreement: Upon motion by
Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried unanimously; the
Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Department of Corrections
Master Agreement for the Inmate Work Program.

Adding Lake County to a Letter to President Bush Regarding Roadless Rules in Oregon: Upon
motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby agrees to Add Lake

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County to a Letter to President Bush Regarding Roadless Rules in Oregon.

Oregon Department of Transportation - Public Transit Division Grant Agreement #22621: Upon
motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Oregon
Department of Transportation - Public Transit Division Grant Agreement #22621.

Interagency Agreement with the University of Oregon for the RARE Program Students: Upon
motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the Interagency
Agreement with the University of Oregon for the RARE Program Students.

Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the minutes of
the September 21, 2005 Regular Session.


Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the minutes of
the October 4, 2005 Work Session.

Upon motion by Commissioner Stewart, seconded by Commissioner Dick, and carried
unanimously; the Lake County Board of Commissioners hereby approves the minutes of
the October 5, 2005 Regular Session.

There being nothing further to come before the Board, the Lake County Board of Commissioners
work session adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Lisa D. Bowler
Assistant for County Services




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