MARCH 2, 2006
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Beckstead called the
meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Beckstead and Councilors Kelly, Hanes,
Woodruff, Welch, Campbell and Church answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Hanes asked about whether anything had been heard from ODOT in regard to moving the 45 mph sign near the seawall further south on Highway 101. She will speak to Ms. Leonard in regard to the matter. Councilor Church noted a number of potholes around the intersection of Norwood and Starr Streets. Mr. McClung indicated he would take a look at the situation.
Noting the presence of District Attorney Bernice Barnett, Mayor Beckstead moved agenda item 9A up on the agenda. Ms. Barnett provided an overview of the activity of the District Attorney’s office in the previous year, and distributed copies of her 2005 annual report. Questions were asked in regard to funding for prosecution, enforcing restraining orders, and registration of sex offenders.
Mayor Beckstead then asked to move Agenda Item 9C up on the agenda to accommodate Chris Chandler DiTorrice, who was present to address the Council. There were no objections. Ms. DiTorrice explained the concept of an Electronic Commerce Overlay Zone. Mayor Beckstead explained that this was a state income tax reduction and may provide another incentive to attract business, as e-commerce continues to become more popular. Following a brief discussion Councilor Welch moved to approve Resolution 1086. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. The second related issue was in regard to approval of an updated Intergovernmental Agreement, which had undergone some minor amendments. This had been distributed to the Council at the meeting. Councilor Welch moved to approve the amended IGA. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the February 2, 2006 meeting. Councilor Woodruff moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Church seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. STAFF REPORTS:
Sheriff: Deputy Miller addressed the Council and reviewed the activities of the department in the previous month.
A. City Manager: Ms. Leonard was on vacation and therefore excused from the meeting.
B. Public Works: Mr. McClung indicated that the Ocean Hills pump station should be on line in the following week and, considering all the bad weather, the project was still on time and under budget. In response to a query from Councilor Welch, Mr. McClung noted that the property for the land application of the biosolids from the lagoon had been identified. Councilor Church asked about the part for the speed monitor, and Mr. McClung indicated that it had not yet been received. He was also in negotiation with the company regarding freight charges for shipping the correct part.
6. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
A. Community Issues Forum: Councilor Welch reported that the committee had met and reviewed a number of issues that they wanted to work on for the remainder of the year.
B. Infrastructure: Councilor Welch indicated the minutes from the last meeting were in the packet materials, and he had nothing additional to report.
7. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The Council considered the following items: Municipal Court report, Library circulation reports, and the Planner’s report. There were no questions.
8. CONSENT CALENDAR: The Council considered the proclamation for Girl Scout Week. Councilor Welch moved to approve the Consent Calendar. The motion was seconded, and carried unanimously.
9. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. District Attorney Annual Report: Previously addressed.
B. Consideration of Budget Amendment Resolution: Councilor Welch moved to approve Resolution No. 1087. Councilor Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
C. Consideration of Resolution re Electronic Commerce Zone Overlay for Enterprise Zone: Previously addressed.
D. Other Issues: Councilor Woodruff noted that Ms. Leonard had wanted to let the Council know that the County jail crew would be coming in April to clear Crestline Park, and she is also talking to Angell Job Corps about tree felling.
10. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
11. ADJOURNMENT: At 8:18 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.
Reda A. Quinlan, City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 6th day of April, 2006.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 6th day of April, 2006.
Scott Beckstead, Mayor