HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE

 

 

February 21, 2005   Hearing Room 50

1:30 P.M. Tapes  24 - 25

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bill Garrard, Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Vice-Chair

Rep. Robert Ackerman

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Patti Smith

Rep. Mac Sumner

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sam Litke, Committee Administrator

Lindsay Luckey, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                Northwest Container Services – Informational Meeting

                                                HB 2537 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                Measure 37 Claims – Requested Report

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 24, A

002

Chair Garrard

Calls the meeting to order at 1:38 p.m. and opens an informational meeting on Northwest Container Services, Inc.

NORTHWEST CONTAINER SERVICES INC. – INFORMATIONAL MEETING

011

Gary Cardwell

Vice President, Northwest Container Services, Inc.  Submits and presents Powerpoint presentation on transportation and land use planning as they relate to international freight (EXHIBIT A)

033

Cardwell

Discusses strategies employed by their company to make international trade easier in Oregon (EXHIBIT A, Page 3)

057

Cardwell

Describes use of  “dedicated direct trains”.  Gives statistics on number of containers transported (EXHIBIT A, Page 4).

065

Cardwell

Gives overview of types of goods traded in Oregon (EXHIBIT A, Page 4) and services offered to manufacturers.

111

Cardwell

Outlines the features of the Portland, Seattle, Tacoma and Pasco terminals (EXHIBIT A, Page 6-7)

130

Cardwell

Describes other “short-haul rail terminal options”.  Expresses need to develop In-Land Intermodal Centers.  Urges comprehensive look at transportation and land use planning as it relates to exporters.

160

Cardwell

References maps on (EXHIBIT A, Page 10-11) which depict proposed In-Land Intermodal Centers.  Explains inefficiencies of current transport system.

200

Cardwell

Proposes locating importers near exporters.  Asserts it will substantially decrease traffic in downtown Portland.

227

Cardwell

Explains how an efficient transportation program will:

  • lower cost for exporters
  • lower air pollution
  • reduce road congestion
  • create more jobs

245

Chair Garrard

Asks what actions the legislature can take to help achieve these goals.

250

Cardwell

Doesn’t know what specific actions to take.

267

Rep. Anderson

Notes that Medford has an international airport which can help to relieve some of the burden on Portland International Airport and asks how much container traffic is transported by air and ship.

277

Cardwell

Responds that it is all shipped, with recent exceptions being some fruits and berries flown by plane.

287

Chair Garrard

Asks if when locating a distribution center it is zoned commercial or industrial.

289

Cardwell

Responds that he doesn’t know.

294

Rep. P. Smith

Asks how many containers one truck can carry.

300

Cardwell

Responds that one truck carries one container.  

345

Chair Garrard

Closes the informational meeting on Northwest Container Services and opens a public hearing on HB 2537.

HB 2537 – PUBLIC HEARING

355

Lane Shetterly

Director, Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).  References the previous question from the Chair regarding what the legislature can do to help Cardwell’s cause and asserts that the appropriate land uses for this project are already in place but the problem lies with developing the infrastructure to support it.

364

Chair Garrard

Asks if they can be placed on either industrial or commercial.

370

Shetterly

Responds industrial. 

384

Shetterly

Speaks in support of HB 2537 and its goals.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B). Speaks about how DLCD and Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD) are currently working together highlighting the Economic Revitalization Team and Goal 9 review.  Speaks in favor of increased cooperation and a review to demonstrate their successes.

TAPE 25,  A

021

Lynn Beaton

Manager of the Central Operation Division, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD).  Speaks in favor of HB 2537.   Highlights current cooperative efforts and reports on the progress of their industrial lands work group.

035

Chair Garrard

Refers to Cardwell’s testimony and asks if the department is helping operations like his.

045

Beaton

Responds that they are and expressed further interest in the proposals made by Cardwell.  Notes that the problem is not in siting but in money for developing infrastructure.

060

Chair Garrard

Closes the public hearing on HB 2537 and opens a work session on HB 2537.

HB 2537 – WORK SESSION

062

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2537 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

075

Chair Garrard

The motion CARRIES.

077

Chair Garrard

Closes the work session on HB 2537.

MEASURE 37 CLAIMS – REQUESTED REPORT

083

Rep. Greenlick

Makes reference to the summary of Measure 37 Claims at DLCD (EXHIBIT C) provided by Lane Shetterly at the request of the committee from the February 9, 2005 meeting.  Comments on the “statutes and/or rules”  listed under some of the state claims and questions if some are not necessarily state issues.

096

Shetterly

Responds that the sheet only reports what is presented on the claim.  Explains that some may not be of state concern upon further evaluation.

113

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies that those claims deemed invalid will cease to be state claims.

118

Shetterly

Responds affirmatively citing that if the claim makes reference to a city ordinance, the state will respond that they have no interest in or authority to waive or not apply the ordinance. 

124

Chair Garrard

Comments that the next meeting will be a hearing on HB 2549 which was HB 3315 (2003) and pertains to lot of record.  Adjourns the meeting at 2:15 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. Northwest Container Services, Powerpoint Presentation, Gary Cardwell, 11 pp
  2. HB 2537, written testimony, Lane Shetterly, 1 p
  3. Measure 37 Claims, DLCD summary, Lane Shetterly, 3 pp