NOVEMBER 9, 2006
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Beckstead called the
meeting to order at 2:00 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: Genie Papas addressed the Council regarding her concerns about the increased development in Waldport and the effect it would have on infrastructure, taxes, and safety services. Tom Cropper addressed the Council regarding his concerns about increases in population and the effect of increased development on the environment.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Mayor Beckstead congratulated Councilor Welch on his successful campaign to become the next Mayor of Waldport. Councilor Welch thanked the voters of Waldport for their confidence in his ability to serve. Ms. Leonard explained that the County Clerk noted there were 166 write-ins, though the name of the successful candidate is not yet available. If the person decides that they do not want to sit on the Council, the Council will appoint someone to the next practicable election.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the October 12, 2006 meeting. Councilor Church moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. PUBLIC HEARING: None.
6. STAFF REPORTS:
A. Sheriff: Deputy Bruster addressed the Council regarding recent activity in the Sheriff’s Department. He commended the local liquor establishments on the significant drop in the number of DUII’s in the previous two months. Deputy Bruster is putting together a Traffic Safety Project, and asked the Council for their support. The School District, Oregon State Police, ODOT, and State Farm Insurance are participants. Officer Bruster stated that he will be issuing tickets for 10 miles over the speed limit. He commented on the positive effect of the sidewalk on Cedar Street on traffic, and Councilor Kelly noted that Ms. Papas was one of the persons responsible for getting the sidewalk installed. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Welch asked Ms. Leonard to look into the pros and cons of a local traffic school.
B. City Manager: Ms. Leonard mentioned the City Attorney’s recommendation that Councilors not attend the upcoming Planning Commission public hearing. Any Council members who do decide to attend will need declare ex parte contact if the case were to subsequently be heard by the Council.
C. Public Works Superintendent: Ms. Leonard gave the Public Works report, noting that the City weathered the recent storms quite well. The lagoon dredging project is now on hold because of the weather, so DEQ has extended their permissions to the 20th of the month. Councilor Welch asked about water rights, indicating it was his understanding that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) was now involved in the process. Ms. Leonard responded that permits issued by the Water Resources department are now approved by ODFW to ensure that whatever is done will not hinder fish passage. This has slowed the approval of some extension requests, but she was not aware of it actually stopping the process. She noted that the flow analysis on Southworth Creek showed the average flow is 3.5 CFS, which is more than sufficient to provide the City with the required 1.5 CFS. Councilor Welch asked her to keep the Council advised. Councilor Church asked about the sewer line to McKinley’s Marina. Ms. Leonard responded that the engineers have determined the direction of the bore, easements are being obtained, and permits have been issued by DSL, ODOT, and the Army Corps of Engineers. The property owner is paying for a 4" sewer line and installing their own pump station. Urban Renewal will be paying for the accompanying water line and the cost difference of increasing the size of the sewer line from 4" to 8".
7. COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.
8. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The Council considered the Library minutes and circulation report, the Planning report, and the Municipal Court report. There were no questions.
9. CONSENT CALENDAR: There were no items in the Consent Calendar.
10. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Consideration of Annexation Request: Ms. Leonard explained that this was an additional piece of property to be added to the Naples project. Hearing no objections, Mayor Beckstead read Ordinance No. 711 by title only for first and second readings. Councilor Church moved to approve the ordinance as read. Councilor Kelly seconded. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. A brief discussion ensued regarding road access, and the possible relocation of Urban Renewal boundaries to exclude green space and include the higher density properties.
Councilor Church commented that the proper relocation of property lines are creating difficulties for downtown owners. Ms. Leonard indicated that, in some cases, property lines can be adjusted between property owners.
B. Amendment of Municipal Code to Add Section on Deteriorated Buildings: Ms. Leonard stated that the City Attorney had drafted language to provide the City with authority to deal with buildings such as the mercantile building. The original ordinance, with the proposed changes, had been included in the packet materials. Discussion ensued. The Council proposed a couple of minor changes to the ordinance, with regard to restrictions on occupancy, and time limits for compliance. Ms. Leonard indicated those changes would be made, and the completed ordinance would be brought to the Council for consideration at their December meeting.
C. Other Issues: None.
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
12. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
13. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
14. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:30 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 12th day of
SIGNED by the Mayor this 12th day of December, 2006
Scott Beckstead, Mayor