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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

DECEMBER 5, 2000


1. ROLL CALL: Mayor Lehmann called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Church, Moore and Welch were present. Councilors Peterson, MacGregor and Searcey were absent. A quorum was present. Also present were Councilor-Elect Boehme, City Administrator Dowsett, Public Works Director McClintock and Finance Officer Lawson.
2. FINANCIAL PLANNING/BUDGET DISCUSSION: Mr. Dowsett gave a brief overview of the agenda, noting that one additional category had been added for discussion, a proposed stormwater sewer fund. He indicated that the City would have to eventually look at stormwater treatment due to environmental restrictions. He noted that this was a preview from the Council to see if they have suggestions for the upcoming budget process.
 A. General Fund: Discussion ensued regarding revenues and expenditures in the General Fund. It was noted that the high revenue in Planning in the 1999 budget were due to grant monies received for the Periodic Review Process. Mr. Dowsett noted that 90% of building permit fees go to the County as the City has a contract with the County for building inspections. All other planning fees, as set by resolution, are paid to the City.
 Mr. Dowsett indicated that one suggestion for funding possible additional legal expenditures due to Measure 7 was that the Council consider dispensing with the self-imposed decreased allocation of property taxes on behalf of the Fire District. This would result in approximately an additional $30,000 in taxes, $15,000 of which could be allocated to legal fees and $15,000 put into the Self-Insurance Fund to cover any potential compensation of claims. Mr. Dowsett clarified that CIS would not cover the City under Liability for Measure 7 claims, although they were exploring other possible coverages. Discussion ensued. Councilor Welch noted that he did not have a problem with levying the full amount, as long as the City was "up front" about it. Mr. Dowsett indicated that he could address the issue in his Budget Message. Consensus of the Council was to have the increase projected in the new budget.
 Councilor Moore asked about the current fee schedule for Planning fees. Mr. Dowsett suggested the Council consider including an increase based on construction price index, which was about 3% per year. This would avoid a periodic major increase. Since the last fee increase was three years ago, Mr. Dowsett suggested that the first increase be a combination of the actual increases over the past three years. Thereafter, it would be a yearly increase based on the current construction price index. Consensus was to incorporate the information into the new budget.
 Discussion ensued regarding Franchise Fees. Mr. Dowsett noted that it was not unusual for some or all of the franchise fees to go into the Street Fund, as the payment was for the use of the streets and rights of way. As the accumulated revenue decreased, the activity in the Street Fund could be reduced to nothing more than filling potholes. Mayor Lehmann indicated that she preferred the idea of tying the franchise fees to actual expenditure requirements rather than raising them simply because another community did. Councilor Welch asked about whether the internal cost recovery was an arbitrary percentage, Ms. Lawson explained that it was based on actual time-card information. Mr. Dowsett also noted that currently, the costs for electricity for the street lights, traffic lights, stormwater pumps, etc. come from the Street Fund. The street light bill alone was around $20,000 per year. Mr. Dowsett suggested the Council explore the possibility of removing those expenses from the Street Fund and putting them in the General Fund as a Public Safety expenditure, possibly in conjunction with Police Services. He also suggested that the next year's increase in the tax levy might be utilized for those expenses. Discussion ensued. Consensus of the Council was to start the process of taking the costs for the street lights, traffic lights, etc. from the Street Fund and putting them into the Police Fund, possibly changing the name to Police/Public Safety. This would also include the tsunami siren costs. Councilor Moore noted excess revenues in the Police and Municipal Court funds, and suggested that these monies be put into a contingency in the Public Safety fund as well.
 B. Parks Fund: Parks Maintenance costs will come out of internal cost recovery in the next budget. Mayor Lehmann asked that $1000 be budgeted for next year's Parks Maintenance. Discussion ensued regarding making Parks a separate fund, in light of the activity in the department, the increased revenues and expenditures for capital improvements. Ms. Lawson will look at possibly creating a separate fund in the next budget process. Mr. Dowsett suggested that the Council consider SDC's for Parks, which would be paid by developers. There could be a credit process to take into account property which has already been set aside or monies paid as required by the Development Code. These funds would be set aside for capital improvements. Councilor Welch noted that there could be issues related to Measure 7 in requiring developers to comply with the parks and open spaces requirement in the Code.
 C. Public Works: It was noted that this fund is supported primarily by Internal Cost Recovery. Mr. McClintock stated that he was looking for direction from the Council and proposing a major increase in Capital Outlay in Public Works in order to purchase an excavator, dump truck and trailer (all used) at a cost of approximately $100,000. He noted cost savings in the recent public works projects due to having the work done by the crew rather than contractors, and asked if the Council wished them to continue. He noted that they spent at least $15,000 on rentals this year, and if the machinery were available they would have done even more work. Councilor Moore noted that this issue had been discussed by the Infrastructure Committee and they were planning on proposing it to the Council. It was noted that one advantage to having the work done in-house was that the Public Works Department knew exactly what was in the ground and where it was located. Consensus of the Council was to incorporate the proposal into the budget, with the costs spread over several years.
 D. Street Fund: Previously discussed in conjunction with franchise fees and the General Fund. Mr. Dowsett noted that this fund would also be discussed under the Stormwater Sewer later on in the agenda. Mr. McClintock reviewed the 3-Year Capital Improvement Plan, and further discussion ensued. It was noted that the City needed to review the agreement with Mr. Schulte to determine whether it was still valid, and how it would apply to the proposed realignment.
 E. Water Fund: Discussion ensued. Councilor Moore stated that it was his understanding the Raw Water issue must be resolved before City can be eligible for any funding. Mr. Dowsett noted that the City should put in a line which is sufficient for future provision of water further up Hwy 34. Although there weren't any grant monies available, the State could provide the City with a 1% loan. If the City proved to be eligible, he was planning to ask Council for permission to proceed with an application for water system improvements. Mr. Dowsett explained that the City had to include a proposed solution to the raw water problem in order to be funded. Discussion ensued regarding doing the raw water project in-house at a cost of around $120,000 with Dyer engineering the ditch, utilizing SDC monies and having raw water customers help pay for the costs. Mr. Dowsett indicated that Thursday he would ask for approval from the Council to proceed with the program. It was noted that the City should ensure it met its own set debt limitation of 10% of revenues. Currently the estimate was approximately 11%. The recent water rate analysis done by Bartlett showed a proposed increase in water fees of 7 1/2% beginning in July, 2001. Mr. Dowsett noted that this might need to be increased in order to meet the debt limitations. Councilor Welch asked if debt service information could be incorporated into the financial statement, Ms. Lawson indicated that it could be done. She also noted that the unappropriated monies were for next year's debt service and could not be spent in the current year unless necessitated by a natural disaster. They appear in the next budget as the beginning working capital in the fund. There are two rollovers, one for general purposes and one for SDCs.
 F. Sewer Fund: Consensus of the Council was to pursue the sewer rate and SDC study and to have Bartlett commence working on it. Discussion ensued regarding the Crestline Bypass project, the Infrastructure Committee would recommend proceeding but the question was how to fund the project. Mr. Dowsett suggested applying for a grant/loan packet from Rural Development. He noted that an environmental assessment would have to be done as part of the application process. Mr. McClintock would contact Dyer and try to have a ballpark figure for consideration by the Council meeting on Thursday evening. This project would cost about 1.2M and include tying in the Golf Course, Ocean Hills, the school, and the Battles property. The plan to fund the project would be to apply for a grant/loan packet, hopefully about 45% or more of which would be grant. An LID assessment against the benefitted properties would also be included, and Mr. Dowsett explained that the benefitted properties would be those which are currently undeveloped. There might also be grant monies available for the proposed effluent system for the Golf Course property.
 G. Storm Drainage: Mr. Dowsett noted that the primary suggestion was to remove Stormwater from the Street Fund, and create a separate fund. He indicated that he would like the Council to revisit the possibility of instituting a stormwater utility fee in conjunction with the utility billing process. Mr. Dowsett explained that generally, half of the funds for stormwater would come from flat rate assessments on residences. The commercial properties would be inventoried and analyzed for impervious surfaces and a commensurate rate determined for them, which would make up the other half of the funds. Discussion ensued. Mr. Dowsett noted that a fee was only one way of funding the utility, other possibilities included franchise fees or SDC's. He suggested that the Council consider looking at this in the 2002 budget year, and the main issue was to start segregating out the current costs for dealing with stormwater from the street fund. Further discussion ensued regarding the necessity for the utility and possible means of funding. The issue would be revisited.
 H. PROPOSED BUDGET SCHEDULE AND PRIORITIES: The Council indicated they did not have any problems with the proposed schedule.
 I. OTHER FINANCIAL PLANNING/BUDGET/COUNCIL MATTERS: None.
3. ADJOURNMENT: At 8:45 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, Councilor Welch moved to adjourn, Councilor Moore seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 4th day of January, 2001.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 4th day of January, 2001.
Kim D. Lehmann, Mayor



DECEMBER 07, 2000


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Lehmann called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Church, Peterson, MacGregor, Moore, and Welch answered the roll. Councilor Searcey was absent. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Jeannette Hart, from Bayshore, addressed a question to the City Planner in regard to whether the findings and documentation were completed for the Urban Growth Boundary Expansion, and whether copies of the document would be available. Mr. Dowsett and Mr. Hammersley noted that the City is currently in a regulatory limbo as a result of Measure 7. Mr. Hammersley recommended that the Council wait and see what the "fallout" may be from Measure 7 before taking any further action on land use issues. Mr. Dowsett noted that the Riparian discussion had been tabled until January, at which time it was possible legal counsel would recommend an additional setover.
 A. Letter from J. Roger Hamlin: The Council noted receipt of the letter. Councilor Moore indicated that the City had not recommended expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary east of Southworth Creek.
 B. Letter from Chuck Hill: The Council noted receipt of the letter. Following a brief discussion, consensus of the Council was to have staff respond to the letter, indicating that the City does make an effort to enforce the business license regulations.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Welch noted that the response from Northwest Natural Gas was that there would probably never be natural gas lines laid to Waldport, mostly due to the small population and two bays which would have to be crossed. He then gave a brief update on a recent meeting he had attended in regard to traffic issues. Councilor MacGregor mentioned the recent vote results, wanting to know if the 250 undervotes were "fully, fairly and accurately counted".
 Mayor Lehmann asked if the auditor's presentation could be moved up. There were no objections. Dick Perdue and Paul Cramer were present to address the Council. Mr. Perdue noted that there were no major issues, and the only negative was a $125 overexpenditure in category in the budget. He informed the Council they should be pleased with staff's performance. A brief discussion ensued in regard to the GASB 34 requirements, which the City would need to comply with in the 2004 budget. In response to a query from Council, Mr. Perdue indicated that they would be interested in looking at a three-year bid for services if possible. Mr. Dowsett noted that this discussion would be part of the budget process.
 Councilor Moore noted that the Riparian discussion had been tabled at the previous meeting, and moved to take it off the table. Councilor Welch seconded. It was noted that the discussion had been tabled until the January meeting. Councilor Moore withdrew his motion, Councilor Welch withdrew his second. Councilor Moore then moved to table the Development Code deliberations until the March 1, 2001 meeting at 7:30. Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the November 2 and November 16, 2000 meetings. Councilor Moore moved to approve the minutes as presented, Councilor Welch seconded and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. STAFF REPORTS:
 A. Sheriff: Officer Manning was present in the audience, and consented to answer questions. Councilor Church asked about the contract with Bills Chevron for impounding vehicles caught driving without insurance or driving while suspended. Officer Manning responded that they did have a contract with them, and that they were aggressively towing more vehicles. He noted that there were five vehicles towed in the previous month. Discussion ensued regarding Measure 3 which states property cannot be seized until the person is convicted. Officer Manning indicated that no position on the measure had been given to the officers yet.
 B. City Administrator: Mr. Dowsett noted his written report in the packet. He gave a brief update on the December 6 meeting regarding the waterline interconnection/intergovernmental agreement. Mr. Dowsett stated that the Senior Center had submitted a request for Council consideration, attached to the minutes under the Informational Items on the agenda. He indicated if the Council wished to discuss it, they could do so at that time. In regard to Measure 7, Mr. Dowsett informed the Council that there had been a preliminary injunction issued against the measure, but recommended that the Council continue with the consideration of an ordinance on the agenda. He mentioned, for the benefit of the viewing public, the upcoming garage sale at the Waldport Motel site on December 15, 16, 29 and 30, urging the public to attend. He noted that he, Mayor Lehmann and Judy Vagenas from the Chamber would be interviewing a RARE participant the following Tuesday. He also stated that he received confirmation from Ray Bartlett that the earlier solicited prices for the sewer rate and SDC study would remain as originally quoted, and the City would go forward on that basis as the funds were available.
 Mayor Lehmann noted that there were several people present for the skateboard park discussion and asked to move it up. There were no objections. She indicated that upwards of 25 people came to the Parks Committee meeting the previous month to speak to this issue. The Committee suggested that the interested people organize and bring a plan to them in February. However, the group had indicated they would like to start sooner than that, hence their presence at the meeting. Mayor Lehmann stated that the proposed location was Crestline Park, near the power station. This was based on a recommendation from Public Works Director McClintock and the crew. She explained that the Parks Committee was asking for a decision from the Council on whether they would support the idea and the location. Staciy and John Alfano were heading up the group and presented an information packet and a petition with 150 signatures, including businesses, to the Council. Ms. Alfano noted that one business which was in support of the idea was the Crestview Hills Golf Course, which would be the closest to the facility. Other persons who addressed the Council included Jim and Micah Howe. City Attorney Hammersley noted that the City of Siletz was contemplating a similar facility, and had passed a resolution at their last meeting to set aside the property for it. It was also noted that insurance coverage was available as long as the park met certain standards and specifications and had a design that was site-specific. Further discussion ensued. Councilor MacGregor moved to instruct staff to draft a resolution which would set aside 15,000 square feet of property for a skateboard park, to be located next to the PUD substation, and authorizing acceptance of donations. Councilor Peterson seconded the motion. Councilor MacGregor then moved to amend the motion to state that "a minimum of 15,000 square feet be set aside". Councilor Peterson seconded. Following a brief discussion, the motion to amend carried unanimously on a voice vote. The main motion, as amended, then carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 C. City Attorney: Mr. Hammersley noted that he had still not heard from the surveyor in regard to the Golf Course easement. A title policy has been requested for the motel property, which would be issued effective as of October 8. Handy Haven filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the foreclosure sale date, Mr. Hammersley indicated that this will probably change to Chapter 7. There was an organizational meeting scheduled for the following day in Portland, and if the Council wished him to attend he would not charge for the travel to and from the meeting but would charge for his time. Consensus of the Council was to have him attend. He noted that he was working on a draft form EPA agreement which would be finalized in the next month or so. Mr. Dowsett noted that this was not a new policy, but a restatement of the policy which the City has been following for the past several years. Mr. Dowsett also noted that he would be sending a letter to the Probation Officer, showing how the City has been compliant. Mr. Hammersley indicated that the City has still not heard anything in regard to the Sagaitis lawsuit, and Mayor Lehmann noted that the City has spent approximately $17,000 to-date from the sewer fund for legal costs.
 D. City Engineer: The Council noted receipt of the report. Mr. McClintock stated that the documentation for the City's points of diversion were in the hands of the State, and had been for a couple of months.
 E. Public Works Director: Mr. McClintock mentioned that there was a possible cold snap headed in our direction and cautioned the listening public to check pipes and outside faucets. He gave a brief update on the repair to the waterline under Lint Slough bridge, and indicated that the City would complete replacement of the 8" steel line on Crestline during the Christmas break to minimize disruption of school traffic. He mentioned that due to the lack of rain, the City was still pumping out of Eckman Creek rather than obtaining water from the newly completed impoundments. He would check on the progress of the Golf Course survey. The City would begin smoketesting soon for I & I. The pole for the second tsunami siren was in place, located at the intersection of Maple and Willow streets, offset from the Clark Market parking lot. They would be putting the second siren together the following week. Mr. McClintock indicated that the City would be testing ODOT's new deicing agent, a magnesium chloride compound that was not considered hazardous waste. He stated that the compound goes down in a liquid form and lasts 3 - 7 days. He was negotiating with ODOT to do a trial run with their tanker truck and then the City may rig up something to spread the compound. Councilor Peterson gave a brief update of the condition of the trees at Keady Wayside, noting that they had done core samples which showed darkening fibers, an indication the trees were dying. He stated that, in his considered opinion, they were a hazard to public safety and welfare and should be removed. Councilor MacGregor moved to instruct Public Works to remove the trees at their earliest possible convenience. Councilor Church seconded. The motion carried, with Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Church, Peterson, MacGregor and Welch voting "Aye", Councilor Moore voting "Nay".
 F. City Planner: Report in package.
6. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
 A. Finance and Administration: October 17, 2000 minutes: Councilor MacGregor mentioned that the employee appreciation barbecue went well. He stated that the Committee had composed some recommended guidelines for installing speed ramps as follows: 1) has to be residential street, not collector or arterial; 2) must demonstrate a need for the speed reduction; 3) need to check out alternative remedies if available, ie signs, law enforcement; 4) cannot install if it merely diverts traffic problems to another street; 5) must have recommendation from Public Works Director; 6) requests must be directed to Infrastructure Planning Committee for recommendation to Council. Mr. Dowsett recommended the City Attorney review the guidelines. It was noted that the recommendations would be in the minutes from the meeting; consensus of the Council was to have the issue on the next regular agenda for discussion. In regard to transient room tax on vacation rentals, following discussion consensus of the Council was to leave the policy the way it is.
 B. Infrastructure Planning: November 7, 2000 minutes: Councilor Moore noted that the SDC recommendation was scheduled for later on the agenda. Discussion ensued regarding the raw water customers. Councilor Moore noted that the 1993 Water Master Plan contained a recommendation for the situation. The City had recently received a letter from the Health Department which stated that if the situation was not rectified, the City would not be eligible for future funding. Discussion ensued regarding the funding for the project. Mr. Dowsett noted that the City has been informed that as long as provisions are made to correct the problem, it can be part of the total loan program. Following further discussion, Councilor MacGregor moved to instruct staff to proceed with the paperwork to obtain the funding. Councilor Church seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 At 9:20 p.m., the Council recessed for a 10-minute break. Councilor Peterson excused himself due to ill health. At 9:30 p.m. the Council reconvened.
 C. Parks & Recreation:
  1) Skateboard Park: Previously discussed.
  2) Sidewalk Donation: Mayor Lehmann noted that an anonymous donor had provided a check to the City for paving the sidewalk at Meridian Park. The donation was made in the name of Ed and Diane Strom in recognition of their work throughout the City. The donor would also like to provide a brass plaque, and Mayor Lehmann asked for authorization to work with the donor and to cover any additional expenses for the plaque, if necessary. Consensus of the Council was favorable.
  3) Christmas Tree: Mayor Lehmann indicated that she wished to publicly thank Phil Spulnik for the donation of the tree at Meridian Park. She also thanked the volunteers who helped decorate the park on December 2.
  4) Appointment of Youth Member to Committee: Councilor Moore moved to appoint Mica Howe as the Youth member for the Parks Committee. Councilor MacGregor seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
  5) Other Issues: Mayor Lehmann noted that the viewfinders for Keady Wayside had been ordered, one of which was handicapped accessible. A brief discussion of the additional amenities scheduled for the park ensued.
7. CONSENT CALENDAR: The Council considered the following items: Bill from Koontz & Perdue, P.C.; City Engineer bills from October and November, 2000. Councilor MacGregor moved to approve the Consent Calendar, Councilor Moore seconded. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
8. CORRESPONDENCE: The Council considered the following letters: A) Lincoln County Enterprise Zone Association; B) League of Oregon Cities re "Legacy 2000"; C) CWCOG re Draft Ordinance ratifying amendments to Articles of Agreement; D) Central Oregon Coast Association re Coast Rural Tourism Workshops; and E) Oregon Department of state Police re Domestic Preparedness.
 Councilor Welch volunteered to be the Domestic Preparedness Officer as per item E. Councilor Moore moved to appoint Councilor Welch, Councilor MacGregor seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. In regard to the League of Oregon Cities request, following a brief discussion consensus of the Council was to submit pictures of the New Carissa for inclusion. A brief discussion ensued regarding the CWCOG draft ordinance. Councilor Welch moved to have Ordinance No. 668 read by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Moore seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Mayor Lehmann read the proposed ordinance by title only for the first and second times. Councilor Welch then moved to adopt Ordinance 668, Councilor MacGregor seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The Council considered the following items: Senior Center Board minutes from November 20, 2000; Library Board minutes from October 10, 2000; Library Circulation Report from October, 2000; Library Progress Report for November, 2000; Municipal Court Report from October, 2000; Financial Memo; Proposed 2001/2002 Budget Schedule; and Lincoln County Forest Enforcement Program Monthly Log for April, 2000. Discussion ensued regarding the Senior Center request. Councilor MacGregor moved to approve the request, Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
10. PUBLIC HEARING(S) - None.
11. NEW BUSINESS:
 A. Review of 1999/2000 Audit (Distributed separately): Previously discussed.
 B. Acceptance of Abstract of Votes - November, 2000 General Election: Councilor Moore moved to accept the abstract of votes, Councilor Church seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 Mayor Lehmann noted receipt of a resignation of position from Honey Searcey. This meant that the City needed to appoint a replacement for the enterprise zone board. Councilor Welch volunteered to fill the position until a permanent appointment could be made. Councilor Moore moved to appoint Councilor Welch as the temporary replacement, Councilor MacGregor seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 C. Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Joint Meeting Request: Consensus of the Council was to meet on November 14, 2001.
 D. Request From Library re Publication of Vacancy: Councilor Moore asked that staff advertise the vacancy. Consensus of the Council was favorable.
 E. Crestline Bypass Project Approval: Mr. Dowsett noted that part of the Sewer Master Plan is a proposal to gravity-feed everything south of Range Drive directly down to the plant. The combined total for the gravity line and the additional Southeast Basin I & I work was approximately 1.45M. Mr. Dowsett has met with representatives from Rural Development, who would be willing to consider an application from the City for that project. The City would apply for a grant/loan package, and would be eligible for at least a 45% grant according to the latest figures. The rest would be in the form of a loan and would require that the City consider a general obligation bond, a revenue bond, or a special assessment bond/LID. Mr. Dowsett noted that the properties that would be subject to an LID would be undeveloped property not currently served by sewer that would benefit from the project, such as the Dahl property, the Battles property, Phases 2 and 3 of Ocean Hills, etc. The application for the monies would need to be completed by March, 2001 and would require an environmental assessment as part of the process. A preliminary figure from the City's engineer was around $8,000 to $10,000 to perform the assessment. This study could be funded by the sewer fund and then repaid when the grant/loan monies were obtained. Mr. McClintock stated that the City was currently at pipe capacity, not plant capacity, and the installation of the gravity system would allow the City to continue providing sewer services to additional properties. Councilor Welch moved to instruct staff to proceed with the application process, Councilor Moore seconded. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 F. Acceptance of Methodology and Implementation of Proposed Water SDC Rates: Mr. Dowsett noted that all the Council was doing was implementing the methodology for determination of SDC's. He explained the process for adopting the rates and indicated that staff had come up with a timeline for implementation. Councilor Moore moved to accept the methodology and proceed with implementation, Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 G. Waldport Economic Development & Revitalization Discussion: Mayor Lehmann noted that although this committee was formed as an Urban Renewal committee, they were also looking at issues involving the business area and the future of Waldport. She recommended that the Council consider some kind of formal adoption of the committee to show support, and that the product of the committee would be accepted by the City of Waldport as well as the Urban Renewal Agency. Councilor Moore moved to accept the committee as a City committee as well as an Urban Renewal committee. Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 H. Consideration of Ordinance Relating to Measure 7, Creating Provisions for Processing Claims and Declaring an Emergency: City Attorney Hammersley noted that this was a compilation of several cities' ordinances, which had been reviewed by both himself and Mr. Dowsett to serve the City's needs. Although the measure was currently in abeyance it was only a preliminary injunction and Mr. Hammersley recommended that the City still pass the ordinance. Councilor Welch moved to read Ordinance No. 669 twice by title only, Councilor Moore seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Mayor Lehmann read Ordinance No. 669 by title only for the first and second times. Councilor MacGregor then moved to adopt Ordinance No. 669, Councilor Moore seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 I. Consideration of Resolution Amending Budget for FY 2000/2001 and Transferring Appropriations: Councilor Moore moved to approve Resolution No. 964, noting one typographical correction at the bottom of the page. Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
12. OLD BUSINESS: Update on Committee Vacancies: Consensus of the Council was that this item be placed on the January agenda to be addressed by the new Council. It was noted that there needed to be a motion to accept the resignation of Councilor Searcey and declare a vacancy. Councilor Moore so moved and Councilor Welch seconded. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Following a brief discussion, it was determined that the May election would be reasonable to fulfill the Charter's requirement for the "next practicable election". Councilor Moore moved to place the vacancy on the May election. Councilor Welch seconded. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Councilor MacGregor indicated that he would be willing to serve until the next election. Following a brief discussion, the decision was deferred to the next Council meeting.
13. EXECUTIVE SESSION(S): Not needed.
14. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: None.
15. ADJOURNMENT: At 10:15 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, Councilor Moore moved to adjourn, Councilor Church seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 4th day of January, 2001.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 4th day of January, 2001.
Kim D. Lehmann, Mayor