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Agendas and Minutes

Forest Lands Commission (View All)

Regular Monthly Meeting

Minutes
Thursday, August 03, 2000

 

ASHLAND FOREST LANDS COMMISSION

AUGUST 3, 2000, 7:00 PM

PUBLIC WORKS CONFERENCE ROOM

Continuation of the August 2, 2000 meeting

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jo Anne Eggers, Frank Betlejewski, Fred Binnewies, John Morrison, Richard Brock, Bill Robertson (Chair)

Members Absent: Eric Schehen

Staff: Karl Johnson, Nancy Slocum

Guests: No Guests

  1. CALL TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Not applicable
  3. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
    1. Continuation of Update on Ad Hoc Committee Appointment –Robertson presented the commission with an alternative draft letter addressed to the Mayor regarding her appointment of an ad hoc committee to work with the Forest service and the problems that exist in the watershed. Eggers wanted the letter to request reasons for the formation of the ad hoc committee. Betlejewski felt the tone of the letter should be one of concern and not frustration. Brock wanted the letter to mention what the commission would like to do to help. Morrison read a draft he was working on. Binnewies thought Mayor and Council should be reminded of the Forest Commission’s charge and accomplishments. Brock assumed the committee was staffed with people who had already been involved, were present and willing to work. Eggers liked Morrison’s draft letter. Robertson thought the beginning was overstated. He would like to know why ad hoc committee was formed, but was skeptical as to whether the commission would get a satisfactory reply. Eggers thought the appointment was political, but not manipulative. Eggers suggested using Morrison’s letter as a start, adding other commissioners’ comments. She volunteered to edit the letter.

Slocum left the meeting to type letter for all to review tonight.

Eggers noted that ad hoc committee members attended every meeting. She mentioned some future meeting dates. Betlejewki would like to review and technical report that comes from the committee. Brock is interested in the economic portion of the report. Eggers reported that the ad hoc committee has been given a very rough draft of Alternative 6. Brock is hoping that the stand exams and ecological date will be included in the final EIS.

Commission reviewed new draft letter, made revisions and approved final letter. Decision was made to copy Paula Brown, Keith Woodley and Linda Duffy.

IV. STATUS UPDATES: No reports.

  1. OTHER BUSINESS: None
  2. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None

VII. REVIEW AND SET COMMISSION CALENDAR / NEXT MEETING

    1. Next Meeting: Set for Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 5:30 PM.

VIII. ADJOURN AT 8:15 PM

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