Policy on Public Improvement Districts/Local Improvement Districts - will schedule a meeting to identify changes; then send to land attorney for policy review; followed by implementation. Sun Country Meadows has seen proposals and encouraged commissioners to move forward.
Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13. Commissioner Richardson read proclamation honoring public servants. Praised the county employees. Bill Harris spoke in support of county employees, but is concerned with the public taking pictures of "people working" and said that it was a "terrorist activity." Mr. Harris suggested that employees call 911 if the public takes pictures of them. Also stated that commissioners are not to blame for Lionsgate situation.
Approval of 4/26/17 BOCC meeting minutes.
Policy on Policy Management - methodology for indexing policies of county. Does not encompass all county policies or policies governed by statute. Approved.
County Strategic Planning Policy - need to establish measurable goals to guide county into the future. Codifies vision, mission, values and goals in policy document. Also guidance for short and long term implementation/budgeting. Adopted.
Appointments Policy - Grant Thayer stated that he's not comfortable voting on it yet; needs to be more citizen friendly. Commissioner Richardson said the commissioners need criteria for "who we want to appoint." He doesn't believe citizens who have an "adversarial relationship" with the county, who are in arrears on their taxes, or who are not registered voters should be allowed to serve on county boards or commissions. Commissioner Willcox thinks it's the commissioners' jobs to find citizens to serve; concerned that committee members need to understand that they are in charge of taxpayers' money. Tim Miller, Pines and Plains Library director, spoke about the library board trustees' concerns with the proposed Appointments Policy. He handed out copies of the library board attorney's letter to the commissioners regarding these concerns. Rick Brown spoke about "numerous provisions of the draft....vague, ambiguous, incomprehensible." Spoke about Petition Clause of constitution - "redress" allowed by citizens. ACLU has been contacted about the proposed provision of this policy that would not allow any citizen who has been involved with litigation with the county to serve on any board or commission. He also questioned whether the county can exceed state statutory requirements for citizens to serve on boards and requested a study session with citizens to discuss this proposed policy. Bill Harris spoke about not being selected as an election judge, as it applies to this policy.
Celtic Festival Special Event permit - liquor license for July 15-16 approved.
LAND USE HEARINGS