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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 1, 2001


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Lehmann called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Woodruff, Peterson, Boehme, Moore, Welch and Church answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Susan Thueson addressed the Council in regard to concerns about skateboarding on private property, as they have been having problems at the new clinic. She asked that the Council consider passing an ordinance against skateboarding on private property and hold the parents responsible for damages. Mr. Hammersley noted that there are criminal mischief statutes already on the books in regard to damage on private property, as well as parental responsibility. He indicated that the City cannot do anything more when it deals with private property. Mr. Hammersley suggested contacting the Sheriff's department and reporting property damages, and did note that Newport and Siletz had proscribed areas for skateboarders on public property.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Mayor Lehmann noted receipt of a letter from Southwest Lincoln Water District, stating that they wished to include their staff and legal counsel at the meeting. Discussion ensued. Consensus of the Council was to allow Southwest Lincoln's staff and legal counsel to attend as part of the audience but not participate in the discussion. Mayor Lehmann noted that Mr. Weeks did a great job of removing the motel structure, and praised the Urban Renewal Agency for their concerted efforts in removing blight. She mentioned that the League of Oregon Cities was asking the City for $500 for legal fees to pursue the Measure 7 lawsuit, even though the City is not one of the participants. Mr. Dowsett stated that the fee could be split over two budget years, and explained that the League has an injunction in place to stop Measure 7. The case was being heard on February 6 in Marion County, and the League was asking for funds to continue the injunction. Councilor Peterson noted the citizens voted it in, and could take it to court if they wanted to, but the City should not participate. Consensus of the Council was to drop the issue. Mayor Lehmann indicated that she would be speaking to the City Attorney regarding his contract renewal. She asked that the Council forward any comments and suggestions to her by the first of March. Councilor Welch stated that he had attended the COG Board meeting in Albany, and they have a budget of $10M for Linn/Benton/Lincoln County to provide senior and disabled services in the tri-county area. He has asked for specifics for the Waldport area to determine how much of the money is being allocated and the type of services being provided. Councilor Church mentioned that Ms. Vagenas had planned on addressing the Council regarding staffing at the Visitor's Center, but a family emergency had prevented her from attending. He also noted that vandalism appeared to be getting out of control in the downtown area. Councilor Boehme informed the Council about the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the new woodworking shop in the Industrial Park, and invited anyone interested to attend. Councilor Woodruff stated that she would like to participate in a visit to the water facilities, and asked if there were any others who would be interested. Consensus of the Council was that the new members should tour the facilities, along with members of the Planning Commission if they were interested. Councilor Woodruff would be in charge of the signup sheet.
 Mayor Lehmann noted several people present to be interviewed for boards, committees and commissions and asked if the item could be moved up on the agenda. Consensus of the Council was favorable. Senior Board: Mr. Dowsett stated that Gary Pankey was not present but had called and expressed an interest in continuing his participation if needed. Pat Tryon appeared and was interviewed for the Senior Board. Britton Meatzie appeared and was interviewed for the Senior Board. Because there were three applications and two positions, the Council voted by ballot. The results of the ballot were unanimous for Ms. Tryon and Mr. Meatzie. Councilor Moore moved to appoint Ms. Tryon and Mr. Meatzie to the Senior Board. Councilor Peterson seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Budget Committee: There was only one application for the Budget Committee. Ms. Tryon appeared and was interviewed. Councilor Moore moved to appoint Ms. Tryon to the Budget Committee, Councilor Peterson seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Mr. Dowsett noted that there was still one vacancy on the Committee. Library Board: Joanne Cvar appeared and was interviewed. Linda Rust Cardoza appeared and was interviewed. Because there were two candidates and one position, the Council voted by ballot. The results of the ballot were five votes for Ms. Cvar, and two votes for Ms. Cardoza. Councilor Moore moved to appoint Ms. Cvar to the Library Board, Councilor Boehme seconded. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. It was noted that the one application received for a position on the Planning Commission was submitted by someone outside the City and outside the current Urban Growth Boundary. A letter of interest was istributed to the Council at the meeting in regard to interest in reappointment from Commissioner Carol Ann Milligan. Council Moore moved to reappoint Ms. Milligan to another four-year term, Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 Mayor Lehmann noted that the architects were present in regard to the progress at Keady Wayside and asked if there were any objections to moving the item up on the agenda. None were voiced. Melica Dedijer and John Ullman then addressed the Council. Ms. Dedijer gave a brief update on the landscaping and the poles. John Ullman spoke about the "Art in the Park" Project, explaining that the projects would have to be of a durable material, and issues of potential vandalism would be worked out. The patrons, such as a local business, would sponsor an artist's project and the Committee was asking that the contributions be a 20-year durable piece. He assured the Council that there will be an approval process for the art projects, noting that the Parks Committee will review the projects and make a recommendation to the Council, so that nothing will be installed that does not meet the Council's approval.
 At 7:40 p.m., Mayor Lehmann noted that the Council should consider the Public Hearing for the Water SDC's which had been advertised for 7:30 p.m. She then opened the Public Hearing. Mr. Dowsett stated that the methodology had been provided to the City and the notice requirements have been met. There were no comments from the audience. Mayor Lehmann closed the public hearing. Mr. Dowsett indicated that the Council would have an ordinance or resolution setting the new rates before them at the next Council meeting.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the January 4 and January 18, 2001 meetings. Councilor Boehme moved to approve the minutes as presented, Councilor Peterson seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. STAFF REPORTS:
 A. Sheriff: Sergeant David Carey was present to address the Council. In regard to concerns about skateboarders, he noted that accidental damage under $100 would not be considered criminal mischief. The problem is that no one knows who does the damage, as it normally occurs outside of working hours. Criminal trespass might be considered, and he suggested posting a sign for no skateboarding, then prosecuting violators as trespassers. Discussion regarding possible means of preventing vandalism and other problems ensued. Councilor Welch asked for a report on the recent kidnapping incident at the next Council meeting. The suggestion of a citizen's patrol was discussed, Lt. Carey noted that Siletz had formed such a group but the Council should be aware of the potential problems. He would also check with Lt. Stallard about possibly deploying unmarked vehicles in the area. It was determined that the issue would be further discussed at the next Finance and Administration meeting, set for Tuesday the 6th at 10:00 a.m. Councilor Peterson invited Ms. Thueson to attend.  B. City Administrator: Mr. Dowsett noted that he did not write an update of his status report as he was out of the office. He verbally updated the Council on the various issues, including funding for the sewer bypass project and the water improvement projects. In regard to Sewer SDC's, Ray Bartlett will have the draft study available by the following week, and suggested he come down and review with the Infrastructure Committee. A special meeting would be scheduled if necessary. Mr. Dowsett noted that the Regional Futures Forum by COG was going to be four weekends, but is now scheduled for three meetings. Councilors Boehme and Woodruff had expressed interest in attending. The cost was $250 per person to help cover the expenses, which were actually about $2000 per person. Mr. Dowsett indicated that there were also scholarships available. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Church moved to have Councilors Boehme and Woodruff attend, with the City paying for one person and asking for a scholarship to cover the other person. Councilor Peterson seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. In wrapping up his report, Mr. Dowsett noted that the recent Urban Renewal bond issue was successful. He introduced Mike Cerbone to the viewing public, and stated that the first meeting of the newly-formed revitalization committee would be Tuesday the 6th of February at 6:30 p.m.
 C. City Attorney: Mr. Hammersley reported that he had prepared a couple of memos in the packet, under Parks and Recreation (Skateboard Park) and Community Development Block Grant Program. He had no further reports and the Council did not have any questions of him.
 D. City Engineer: The Council noted receipt of the report in the packet materials, there were no questions.
 E. Public Works Director: Mr. McClintock stated that he wished it would rain, and reported that this last January was the fourth driest on record. However, the Weist Creek impoundments were still full. The question was asked about how the dry weather may affect the City's water supply in the summer, and Mr. McClintock responded that it will probably shorten the duration of obtaining water from Weist Creek, the City may have to switch to Eckman Creek earlier than normal. He noted that a recent spate of water line breaks were due to the malfunction of a pressure-reducing valve on Crestline, which did not modulate as it was supposed to. All the breaks had been repaired to-date. Mr. McClintock reported that, even with the lack of rainfall, it appeared the I& I problem in Old Town had been resolved. He informed the Council that he had been approached by the Public Works staff with a request for uniforms, comprised of baseball caps, shirts and jackets with the City's logo on them. He wholeheartedly approved of the idea, had researched the cost, and would put it in the upcoming budget. A brief discussion ensued regarding the installation of the second tsunami siren, which would be installed in the next couple of weeks. It was noted that the current activation of the siren was reliant on either manual switch or telephone. Councilor Welch stated that the Fire District was in charge of arranging a connection with LINCOMM, which should be done as quickly as possible. Mr. McClintock's last item was in regard to the excavator, which has been tried out and which measures up to the City's expectations. He asked that the Council consider approving the contract with Hessel Tractor, the total cost would be $60,000 for a four-year contract. Councilor Church moved to approve the contract, subject to the City Attorney's approval. Councilor Moore seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. The City Attorney would prepare the paperwork. Councilor Welch asked about a policy for the sale of treated water. It was determined that this would be an issue for the Finance and Administration Committee to discuss at their next meeting.
 F. City Planner: The Council noted the report in the packet materials.
6. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
 A. Finance and Administration: No report.
 B. Infrastructure Planning: Councilor Moore noted that the Committee had a productive meeting the previous week. One topic of discussion was funding for the South Basin Sewer Improvements (pump station and I & I work at the Golf Course). Mr. Dowsett noted that local funding is a possibility, although the Bond Counsel would need to review the package at a cost of $1500 to $1800. Councilor Moore mentioned that the original engineer's estimate was $250,000, but with Public Works doing most of the project the cost could be significantly reduced. Following discussion, Councilor Moore moved to authorize Mr. Dowsett to proceed with investigating financing for the project, to obtain the best funding possible to allow the City to do the work this summer. Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 C. Parks & Recreation:   Keady Wayside - Status of Trees: Councilor Church noted that Mike Cerbone has cored the trees and reported that all but one were healthy. He asked that the Council consider revisiting the issue of removing the trees. Mayor Lehmann stated that the tree removal had been proposed in order to make room for the restrooms and additional parking. She explained that the grant application had been written specifically for the site, since part of the process included using the previously obtained grant monies for the viewing platform as the "match" for the additional grant. Therefore, if the decision was to relocate the restrooms to another site, the current grant application would not be usable. Discussion ensued regarding the removal of the trees, the location and layout of the planned parking and restroom facility, the costs for maintenance and upkeep, and potential vandalism. Mayor Lehmann indicated that the previous action of the Council was to apply for the grant, remove the trees, put in parking and a restroom. However, the City has not yet submitted the paperwork.  Councilor Woodruff moved to delay the submission of the grant application until the Council has seen and approved a plan for the proposed facilities. Councilor Church seconded. Discussion ensued. Mr. McClintock mentioned that the proposed location for the restrooms would be on the north end of the park, in order to take advantage of available water and sewer lines. Mayor Lehmann asked for direction from the Council in regard to what was expected from the Parks Committee, as they had already made a recommendation to the Council. Councilor Peterson asked about whether a motion could be rescinded by someone not on the council at the time. Mr. Hammersley noted that the Council was a political body which changed over time, and no contracts had been entered into, nor monies spent. Mr. Dowsett also added that the Council meetings were adjourned sine die. Mr. Hammersley's opinion was that this was a political decision which could be changed. Councilor Welch expressed a concern regarding the timeframe for the grant. Mayor Lehmann responded that half of the Opportunity Funds will be decided on a case-by-case basis, the other half of the funds have a deadline of May 31st, as they have to be allocated by the first of June. Mr. Dowsett noted that the City would only have until the end of 2001 to spend the funds as well. The motion to delay the grant application then carried, with Councilors Woodruff, Boehme, Church, Moore and Welch voting "Aye", Mayor Lehmann and Councilor Peterson voting "Nay". Councilor Moore moved to remove the dead tree within the week. Councilor Welch seconded. Discussion ensued. Mr. McClintock noted that the tree would have to be removed by an expert, as the Public Works department did not have the capability to do it safely. The motion then carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 At 9:02 p.m., the Council recessed for a 10-minute break. At 9:17 p.m. the Council reconvened.
  2) Skateboard Park Memo: Mr. Hammersley noted that there were no objections to the skateboard park from the residents of the cemetery.
 Councilor Welch indicated that he was very concerned about the progress on the viewing platform, installing additional poles and the type of art that would be put up. He then moved to limit the new installation of poles until the Council can have a full review of the proposed artwork. Councilor Boehme seconded. Mayor Lehmann noted that the number of poles at the rear of the platform was intended to give a sense of separation from the highway. Councilor Moore asked if the review could be scheduled for the next Council meeting, Mayor Lehmann responded that the artwork would take time, and there was no guarantee that there would be plans available any time soon. The motion to delay the installation of the poles then carried, with Councilors Woodruff, Boehme, Moore, Welch and Church voting "Aye", Mayor Lehmann and Councilor Peterson voting "Nay". Councilor Moore asked that staff provide a copy of the architect's original proposal to the Council for their review. Mayor Lehmann asked how the Council wished the Parks Committee to proceed with regard to finishing Keady Wayside. A brief discussion ensued regarding the size, number, height and placement of the poles at the viewing platform.  Mayor Lehmann noted that the next Park Committee meeting will be the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00. Further discussion ensued regarding the poles and the landscaping. Mayor Lehmann asked if the consensus of the Council was to give Keady Wayside to the Economic Development Committee for further development. Discussion ensued, no further action was taken.
7. CONSENT CALENDAR: The Council considered the following items: City Engineer invoices from December, 2000 and City Attorney invoices from September through December, 2000. Councilor Moore moved to approve the Consent Calendar, Councilor Peterson seconded, and the motioncarried unanimously on a voice vote.
8. CORRESPONDENCE: The Council noted receipt of a memo from the Social Security Administration regarding the relocation of their office. No further action was needed.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The Council noted receipt of the following items: Municipal Court Report for December, 2000; Senior Center Minutes from December, 2000 and January, 2001; Library Board Minutes and Monthly Circulation Report; Library Technology Plan Evaluation and Update; Library Confidentiality Policy and Procedures for Implementation; and a Water/Sewer Statistical memo. No further action was needed.
10. PUBLIC HEARING(S) - Update of Water SDC Charge: Previously addressed.
11. NEW BUSINESS:
 A. Long-Term Water Resources: Councilor Welch noted that he had included an overview in the packet materials and gave a brief review of the Rocky Creek project to-date which was moving from concept to actuality. He felt that the City should continue to participate in the study group, as well as the Toledo water study group. Even though the City has access to significant amounts of water, sufficient to meet its needs for many years to come, the concern was that at some point the Federal Government may remove or limit the rights to take water from those sources. Councilor Welch indicated that he would ask Mr. Dowsett to draft an ordinance for the City's continued participation. Mayor Lehmann mentioned that the RIB monies which were financing the study stemmed from the fact that the smaller communities could not come up with the monies to participate; Mr. Hammersley indicated that this contribution should be considered when it comes time for the cities to actually "buy into" to project. Councilor Church noted that the City should also continue developing its own water rights in order to create history and demonstrate need.
 B. Community Development Block Grant Program: Mr. Hammersley rendered a written opinion that the City Council could act as the review committee if it so desired. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Moore moved to appoint the Finance and Administration Committee as the Community Development Block Grant Review Committee. Councilor Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 C. Letters of Interest for Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies: Previously addressed.
 D. Visitor Center Staffing: Councilor Church mentioned that when the issue had been brought up at the previous meeting, it had been somewhat of a crisis situation. In the interim, the issue had been temporarily resolved. Consensus of the Council was to discuss the issue during the upcoming budget process.
 E. Consideration of Surplus Property Resolution: It was noted that this resolution was to declare the obsolete computer equipment from the Sheriff's department as surplus. Councilor Moore moved to approve Resolution No. 969, Councilor Welch seconded. The motion then carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 F. Sheriff Contract Review Committee: Mayor Lehmann noted that the current contract was up at the end of June, and the information for next year would be needed for the upcoming budget process. Councilor Moore indicated that he would like to head up the review committee, if the Council agreed. Mayor Lehmann suggested that this might be a topic for the Finance and Administration Committee. Councilor Peterson moved to have the Finance and Administration Committee be the contract review committee. Councilor Boehme seconded. Councilor Moore indicated that he would attend the meeting as a member of the audience, to provide insight into last year's discussion. Mayor Lehmann noted that any questions, comments or suggestions should be forwarded to the Committee by March 1. The motion then carried, with Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Woodruff, Boehme, Peterson, Moore and Welch voting "Aye", Councilor Church voting "Nay".
 12. OLD BUSINESS: None.
13. EXECUTIVE SESSION(S): It was determined that an executive session was not needed.
14. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: None.
15. ADJOURNMENT: At 10:03 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 on a voice vote.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan
City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 1st day of March, 2001.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 6th day of March, 2001.
Kim D. Lehmann, Mayor



FEBRUARY 15, 2001


1. ROLL CALL: Mayor Lehmann called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Woodruff, Boehme, Moore, Welch and Church answered the roll. Councilor Peterson arrived at 5:36 p.m. A quorum was present. Mayor Lehmann asked if there were any citizen comments or concerns. None were voiced. Mayor Lehmann asked if there were any Council comments and concerns. None were voiced.
2. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:  A. Keady Wayside Park Workshop Discussion: Mayor Lehmann noted that the meeting had been called by Council President Moore and Councilors Welch and Church, she then turned the meeting over to them. Council President Moore deferred to Councilor Welch, who explained that he had suggested this workshop in order to resolve conflicts, and reviewed the process. Each Council member would be asked for an opinion of what they would like to see at Keady Wayside, what issues they may have concerns about, and any questions they might have. Mayor Lehmann noted that she felt it would have been more appropriate to have a workshop after the opportunity for public input had passed.
 Councilor Welch began the process, indicating he was for the completion of the viewing platform, with smaller poles than were shown in the architects drawing. Completion would include the installation of the telescopes as soon as possible, as well as landscaping and flower planting as the season indicates. He was in favor of retention of the healthy trees, and congratulated the Public Works Department for removing the dead tree. He was in favor of rented or leased portable restroom facilities in the park, had no strong feelings about placement but possibly at north exit drive. He was in favor of adding six new parking spaces by paving the ditch area next to Maple street in front of the park. He was also in favor of artwork at the park that is compatible with the natural setting of Alsea Bay. He was against a permanent restroom facility that requires year-round maintenance, given the history of vandalism and other unlawful activities at various other parks, but could change his mind if compelling reasons were given. His questions were whether the creosoted telephone poles could be replaced with smaller and more decorative poles, and whether a review process could be worked out for the artwork to ensure compatibility with environment.
 Councilor Church was for completing the viewing platform, and for removing poles that were there and replacing with more decorative poles. He would like to go ahead with some landscaping, rocks, bark dust, springtime planting of flowers, similar to Meridian Park, so it doesn't look so barren. He was not for a permanent restroom at the north end of the park, but noted that the Park Master Plan includes portable restrooms for Keady Wayside, which he was in favor of. He was against cutting the trees down, but if there were a possibility of increasing the parking by culverting the front of the park, he would be in favor of that. He was for putting up artwork, but against the City Council reviewing and overseeing every piece of art that's installed.
 Councilor Boehme was for the park being developed, especially the completion of the viewing platform. She noted that parking places were always needed. She would like to see the trees remain, noting that the City did not have many trees available in the downtown area. She thought the Parks Committee could handle the review of the artwork, and bring recommendations to the Council. She had concerns about the safety of the creosoted poles and potential liability. She noted that she had not seen any plans for the restrooms and had questions about long-term maintenance and supplies, as well as potential vandalism. She suggested that the City obtain guidance from other communities who had such facilities.
 Councilor Moore was for finishing the south section (viewing platform)of Keady Wayside, with the decorative poles that were in the original architect's plans. He was for removing the existing telephone poles, and proceeding with the landscaping. As for the north section, he felt that the trees should remain, barbecue tables/picnic areas should remain, and that the area not turn into only a parking lot. He noted that the Parks Master Plan calls for portable restrooms, which have their own problems with vandalism. He had surveyed some permanent restroom facilities which were low-maintenance and somewhat vandalism-proof and had obtained plans which had been submitted to the Parks Committee. He would be for a permanent facility of this type. He thought that the City should clean up and fix up the existing parking, noting that by repainting the lines there might be an additional one or two spaces. He felt that there was sufficient parking at the present time. He noted that there were several possible areas for the restrooms to be located without having to install the facility at the north end of the park. He was against the existing poles surrounding the viewing platform, and against the removal of the trees. His question was how the poles had been changed from the originally proposed decorative poles to the current telephone poles, and wondered if there was a plan for the park.
  Councilor Woodruff was for completion of the viewing platform, including landscaping, glasses, benches, etc. She was for the poles being replaced, if feasible and not too costly. She was for the park being cleaned up, and designed for more parking spaces. She was in favor of keeping the trees, but suggested that the City might want to underplant with trees that will take over in time. She was for finding a place for a bathroom in the south part of town, but would prefer it to be elsewhere than Keady Wayside. However, if no other alternative was available, she was not against it being there. She felt that the process of finding the right site for the restrooms should be part of the overall plan for the Revitalization Committee to look at. She was against cutting the trees down, and putting a bathroom next to someone's house. She was in favor of a design review policy developed by the Park Committee, so that they can make decisions about the art. She was also in favor of money being spent to fortify the Keady Wayside area by installing a barrier or low wall to prevent washout from the action of the bay. She suggested that signage to show tourists the location of things such as restrooms, the Port area, the Interpretive Center, etc. be installed at the Wayside. Her question was in regard to the cost for replacing the poles. She also suggested that since the Revitalization Committee was looking at the overall plan for the downtown area, they could undertake the location of a permanent facility, but a short term solution would be portable restrooms.
 Councilor Peterson was for restrooms, and for the continuation of the process. He was for doing whatever is necessary to improve the park, including restrooms and additional parking. He was against members of the Council micromanaging, as he felt nothing kills initiative more than someone changing the plan. He suggested that the project be turned over to Dawn McElroy and her friends, who were currently cleaning up the area next to the Post Office without benefit of either a Council or Committee.
 Mayor Lehmann agreed that nothing kills enthusiasm like changing plans, and the Parks Committee had been working on this for a long time. She was for cutting down dead trees, even the ones that needed resuscitation, and completing the plan that was approved by the Council. She was for keeping the park project with Parks Committee, allowing Parks Committee to complete Master Plan as adopted by the Council. She was against the original totem poles on the original plan, as she felt it was not proper to use Indian religious symbols. She was against the Council approving art, and against requiring an architect designing a parking lot. She asked for a definition of the term "complete the viewing platform", wondering where the money would come from to buy new poles, temporary restrooms, and put in additional parking. She was for public input, and noted that the Parks Committee did have a lot of input for the Master Plan which was adopted in 1998.
 Councilor Welch noted that there were many areas of agreement. Areas of disagreement seemed to focus on money. He asked Mr. Dowsett for an opinion. Mr. Dowsett responded that Yachats had ordered and purchased treated poles for a covered picnic area, and there was a broker in Forest Grove who will give quote. The cost would be dependent on the diameter of the poles, and Mr. Dowsett speculated the cost would in the area of about $2500, stating that the cost was approximately $200 @ for the longest ones used in the Yachats project. He noted that the poles can be treated with substances other than creosote, and he would obtain a quote.
 Discussion ensued regarding the cost for removing and replacing the poles, and the amount of difficulty involved. Mr. McClintock indicated that it would not take a great deal of time to remove the poles. As for completion of the platform, other than the poles, the landscaping needed to be done and the telescopes installed.
 Discussion ensued regarding the restrooms, permanent vs portable and the costs. It was determined that there was enough time to allow for public input but the costs should be included in the budget process.
 Discussion ensued regarding the status of the trees and possible additional parking. Mr. McClintock confirmed that it would be feasible to put in some additional parking with the addition of a culvert, catch basin and some paving.
 Discussion ensued regarding the status of Keady Wayside, the actions at the previous Council meeting, and whether it should remain with the Parks Committee. Mayor Lehmann moved to give Keady Wayside back to the Parks Committee, Councilor Welch seconded. After a brief discussion, the motion carried unanimously.
 It was determined that there would be opportunity for public input into the Keady Wayside improvements at the next regular Council meeting.  Following a brief discussion, Councilor Welch thanked the Council for participating in the process. Mayor Lehmann introduced the members of the Parks Committee who were present: Sonna Bell, Maggie Rivers, Mica Howe, and David Weisenback. Ms. Bell noted if the poles are treated with Penta, it was more dangerous than creosote. She also mentioned that the jack pines came from her yard, and were planted as a substitute for the tall trees.
3. ADJOURNMENT: At 6:52 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 on a voice vote.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan
City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 1st day of March, 2001.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 6th day of March, 2001.
Kim D. Lehmann, Mayor



FEBRUARY 21, 2001


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Lehmann called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Lehmann and Councilors Woodruff, Boehme, Peterson, Welch, Moore and Church, and Board Members David Mitchell, Britton Meatzie, John Coulton and Jim Goodwin were present. Mayor Lehmann noted that the agenda included all agenda items that would be on a normal Council agenda, and suggested the Council might consider a motion to skip the rest of the items and go directly to "New Business". Councilor Moore moved to skip the rest of the agenda and go directly to "New Business", Councilor Boehme seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
2. NEW BUSINESS - Water Agreement Discussion: The Council and the Board reviewed the original agreement, which had been adopted in 1998 and terminated in 1999. Following discussion, the only change which was made to the document was as follows: Under Section 8(d) Responsibilities of Service Providers, the language would be changed to remove the sentence "The City agrees not to extend water facilities within the District unless mutually agreed by both parties." The sentence would be replaced by the following: "City and District agree that so long as the stipulated judgment entered in United States District Court Case No. 00-6162-AA on September 27, 2000 is in force and effect, neither City nor District shall provide water service to customers within the District except as provided in said stipulated judgment or otherwise agreed to in writing by the parties to this agreement." This language would be changed and reviewed by the City Attorney for approval. Councilor Peterson moved to have the City Attorney review the revisions to the Cooperative Services Agreement. Councilor Moore seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote of the Council.
 Discussion ensued regarding setting up a board consisting of two members from the Council, two members from the Southwest Lincoln Board and inviting two members from the Yachats Council to look at long-term water issues. The Council and Board agreed this would be a good idea.
 Discussion ensued regarding the size of the service line connecting the City and Southwest Lincoln Water District. The Board and the Council agreed that, in order to provide adequate protection, the line size must be increased from the existing 2" to 4". Mr. McClintock will work out the details of the improvement with Mr. Phelps.
3. ADJOURNMENT: At 7:35 p.m., there being no further business to come before the group, the motion to adjourn was made, seconded, and carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan
City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 1st day of March, 2001.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 6th day of March, 2001.
Kim D. Lehmann, Mayor