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 Board of Commissioners Business Meeting Agenda
 October 17, 2023 ~ 1:00pm ~ Room 219

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Call to Order & Those Present

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Public Comment

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Agenda Deletions/Additions

5.

Approve Minutes from last meeting

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In the matter of approving the minutes from the October 10, 2023 Business Meeting.- BOCC

Background: Approve the Minutes which summarize all business by the Board of Commissioners for the Business Meeting held on the date stated above.

Recommended Motion: Approve the minutes as presented. Fiscal Impact is None.

6.

Public Hearings

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TIME CERTAIN 1:15pm: In the matter of holding the first public hearing on proposed Ordinance #90.03-BOCC

Background: Proposed changes are being made to Chapter 412 of the Klamath County Code to further define “Tobacco Retailer”.  The schedule of penalties for violations of Chapter 412 have also been added for possible adoption by the Board.  The proposed Ordinance is attached.

Recommended Motion: Hold the first hearing for discussion and the taking of public testimony (if any) on the proposed Ordinance.  The second and final hearing is scheduled for October 31, 2023 @ 1:15 p.m. Fiscal impact: Publication costs to the Herald and News for the hearings - $128.46 from the BOCC legal notice publish budget 1000-1050-1051-1000-62030

Documents:
  1. 1st hrg-90.03.pdf
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Agreements

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In the Matter of approving a professional services contract with Rhine-Cross Group LLC. Nathan Bigby-Assessor

Background: This project will continue to aid in Klamath County's achieving full integration into digital mapping by moving the attached map of township geo-databases and corresponding tax map list of Klamath County maps into the parcel fabric. 

Recommended Motion:  Approve the Klamath County Assessor to sign the professional services contract with Rhine-Cross Group LLC. Fiscal Impact: The fiscal impact is $10,000 per year from the Assessors expenditure budget.


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In the Matter of approving a professional services contract with Rhine-Cross Group LLC in the amount of $39,848. Nathan Bigby-Assessor

Background: This project will continue to aid in Klamath County's achieving full integration into digital mapping by moving the attached map of township geo-databases and corresponding tax map list of Klamath County maps into the parcel fabric. Klamath County Assessors has received a grant from ORMAP in the amount of $39,848 for this project. 

Recommended Motion:  Approve the Klamath County Assessor to sign the professional services contract with Rhine-Cross Group LLC in the amount of $39,848. Fiscal Impact: There is no fiscal impact. 


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In the matter of approving and authorizing the Public Works director to sign the Klamath County Beaver Marsh Well Feasibility Study "Water Fund Technical Assistance Project Financing Contract" and allow Public Works Manager and Finance Grant Manager to sign the request for payment card - Natalie Parker, Grant Manager

Background: During the September 27, 2022 Finance Meeting, permission was granted by the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners to allow Public Works Director, Jeremy Morris, to apply for grant assistance with Business Oregon for three Community Well Feasibility Studies as part of the ongoing drought efforts. The three community well studies are: Midland, Beaver Marsh, and Chemult.

Recommended Motion: Approve and authorize Public Works director to sign the Klamath County Beaver Marsh Community Well Feasibility Study “water Fund Technical Assistance Project Financing Contract” grant agreement and allow Public Works Manager and Finance Grant Manager to sign the request for payment card with Oregon Business Development Department. Fiscal impact: $20,000.00 revenue to the Commissioners Miscellaneous Grant Fund – Klamath County Domestic Well Grant Fund.

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In the matter of approving and authorizing the Public Works director to sign the Klamath County Chemult Well Feasibility Study "Water Fund Technical Assistance Project Financing Contract" and allow Public Works Manager and Finance Grant Manager to sign the request for payment card - Natalie Parker, Grant Manager

Background: During the September 27, 2022 Finance Meeting, permission was granted by the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners to allow Public Works Director, Jeremy Morris, to apply for grant assistance with Business Oregon for three Community Well Feasibility Studies as part of the ongoing drought efforts. The three community well studies are: Midland, Beaver Marsh, and Chemult.

Recommended Motion: Approve and authorize Public Works director to sign the Klamath County Midland Community Well Feasibility Study “water Fund Technical Assistance Project Financing Contract” grant agreement and allow Public Works Manager and Finance Grant Manager to sign the request for payment card with Oregon Business Development Department. Fiscal impact: $20,000.00 revenue to the Commissioners Miscellaneous Grant Fund – Klamath County Domestic Well Grant Fund.

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In the matter of approving and signing Klamath County Domestic Well Financial Assistance Grant Agreements - Natalie Parker, Grant Manager

Background:  In 2021 Klamath County experienced a severe and continuing drought.  On March 31, 2021 Governor Brown signed Executive order 21-07 declaring a State of Drought Emergency in Klamath County.  That Order initiated several opportunities to assist Klamath County residents experiencing domestic well challenges resulting from the drought.  The Domestic Well Grant is to provide financial assistance to the owners of domestic wells located within Klamath County who experienced challenges with their domestic well due to the 2021 drought.  The following grant recipients have satisfied all grant submissions and the agreements are complete and signed by the applicants. 

                                    LA DELLE, DAVID                     $17,338.53

                                    MANN, DONNA                       $17,542.50                  

Recommended Motion:  Approve and sign the Klamath County Domestic Well Financial Assistance Grant agreements with above recipients.  Fiscal impact: $34,881.03 expenditure from the Commissioners Miscellaneous Grant Fund.

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In the Matter of Approving the Klamath County Sheriff to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office-Corrections and Lake County Community Justice - Chris Kaber, Sheriff

Background: Klamath County Corrections will lease 730 jail bed days to Lake County Community Justice for housing inmates for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. The agreement addresses the type and frequency of jail bed usage in accordance to Senate Bill 1145, medical expense mitigation, billing procedures, liability concerns and termination options.

Recommended Motion: Approve the Sheriff to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Understanding between Klamath County Sheriff’s Office-Corrections and Lake County Community Justice whereby Lake County will pay $61,000 to Klamath County Corrections for the leasing of 730 jail bed days during the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. Fiscal Impact: The memorandum of understanding will provide for $61,000 in revenue to the Klamath County Corrections department of the Sheriff’s Office which had been planned for in the 2023-2024 budget year.

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In the Matter of approving the Lease Agreement between Klamath Child and Family Treatment Center, Inc. and Klamath County Jail - Chris Kaber, Sheriff

Background: Klamath County (Landlord) is seeking to enter into a lease agreement with Klamath Child and Family Treatment Center, dba Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (Tenant), leasing an office space, located in the Klamath County Jail, for the purpose of Jail Diversion/Specialty Courts Liaison. Tenant shall use the premises during the term of this agreement for the sole purpose of providing Jail Services pursuant to Tenant’s County Financial Service Agreement with the State of Oregon and serve as liaison between the Klamath County Jail, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health and Klamath County Specialty Courts.

Recommended Motion: Approve and sign entering into a lease agreement between Klamath County and Klamath Child and Family Treatment Center, Inc. dba Klamath Basin Behavioral Health leasing office space beginning July 1, 2023 and continuing through June 30, 2024. This agreement may be extended for three additional one-year terms.  This agreement has no fiscal impact.

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In the matter of the Board approving amendment #2 to an IGA between Klamath County and the State of Oregon, acting by and through its Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division (“DCBS”). Stephanie Brown, CDD Building

Background:  The DCBS launched a Wildfire Hardening Grant Program (“Grant Program”) which provides grant dollars to aid qualifying residences or owners of structures in the 2020 wildfire, for replacement or repair of specific items outlined by the program. Klamath County Building agreed to work together to implement and administer the (“Grant Program”) which is based on OAR 918-001-5000 through OAR 918-001-5070. Amendment #1 reinstated the grant effective July 1, 2023 and extends through December 2025 and includes both the 2020 and the 2021 wildfire victims. This Amendment adds an additional $1,050 in administrative funds and increases the deliver payments from a not to exceed amount of $31,638 up to a not to exceed amount of $375,000.  

Recommended Motion:  Approve amendment #2 to an IGA between Klamath County and the State of Oregon, acting by and through its Department of Consumer and Business Services; this amendment adds additional funding for the 2020 and 2021 wildfire victims. Authorize Building official to sign agreement; Fiscal Impact, $1,050 additional administration revenue and not to exceed $375,000 to be allocated to qualified applicants, Building Division and Finance will split $350 per application processed.   


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Issue: In the matter of approving and authorizing Commissioner Kelley Minty to sign the Senate Bill 5506 (2023 Regular Session) General Fund Grant Agreement – Dan Golden, Juvenile Department Director.

Background:  This grant to Klamath County was approved by the Oregon Legislature and signed by Governor Kotek. The purpose of the Senate Bill 5506 (2023 Regular Session) General Fund Grant is for  construction of the Klamath Crimson Rose (KCR) facility, a residential treatment center for youth at the Klamath County Juvenile Department. 

            

Recommended Motion:  Approve and authorize Commissioner Kelley Minty to sign the Senate Bill 5506 (2023 Regular Session) General Fund Grant Agreement for $2,000,000.00.  

Fiscal Impact: Revenue of $2,000,000.00 to the KCR Capital Project Fund.

8.

Public Hearing

1.

TIME CERTAIN 1:25pm: In the matter of holding the first hearing on proposed Ordinance #57.08B-BOCC

Background:  Proposed changes are being made to Klamath County Code Chapter 800, section 800.900, Schedule of Penalties, which are necessary to update that section with the recent changes that have been made to other chapters of the Klamath County Code.  The proposed Ordinance is attached.

Recommended Motion: Hold the first hearing for discussion and the taking of public testimony (if any) on the proposed Ordinance.  The second and final hearing is scheduled for October 31, 2023 @ 1:25 p.m. Fiscal impact: Publication costs to the Herald and News for the hearings - $128.46 from the BOCC legal notice publish budget 1000-1050-1051-1000-62030

Documents:
  1. 1st hrg-57.08B.pdf
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Commissioner Reports

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Adjournment


 
 
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