OCTOBER 12, 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: None.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Hanes requested telephone notification of special meetings, as she is having some difficulty with her email. Mayor Beckstead thanked the Council for allowing him to miss the two meetings in September.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the September 14 and September 21 meetings. Councilor Welch moved to approve the minutes as presented, Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried, with Councilor Woodruff noting she had not been present for the second meeting so she felt she could not approve those minutes.
5. PUBLIC HEARING: None.
6. STAFF REPORTS:
A. Sheriff: There was no one present to give a report.
B. City Manager: Ms. Leonard noted the revision to the nuisance ordinance would be coming to the Council in November. The City Attorney is currently working on some language to address the legal process for serving notices. Ms. Leonard had heard that the owner of the Mercantile building had contacted a local realtor to discuss potential sale of the property, and Ms. Leonard informed the realtor of the potential for a lien if the ordinance is adopted and the nuisance is not abated. The Naples Golf and Beach Resort preliminary plans have been submitted to the City, to be reviewed by the Planning Commission at their meeting in either November or December. The plan encompasses almost 600 acres, with approximately 1250 living units being proposed, which is about 60% fewer dwellings than what could be allowed on that amount of property. There will be a request for annexation for an additional 9 acres that will be coming to the Council in November. Councilor Kelly asked if the City’s infrastructure is adequate for serving that number of homes, and Ms. Leonard responded that the City could easily serve another 1000 sewer customers, and when the system nears capacity, the new Urban Renewal Plan will help pay for any necessary expansion. Discussion ensued regarding the proposed plan. Ms. Leonard noted that the developer will be paying the Park SDCs on the individual lots, but they are also planning on putting in and thereafter maintaining a series of parks within the development, so the subdivision park fee will not be necessary. Ms. Leonard reported that the City had received notice that the Scenic Byways grant for the Starr/Norwood/101 intersection had been denied, but Mr. Lewis had contacted Mr. Hoyte to confirm that an upgrade to that intersection was part of the traffic impact study for the Naples project. Councilor Welch asked if it would be advantageous to include this intersection in the upcoming STIP process, and Ms. Leonard agreed.
C. Public Works Superintendent: Noting that Mr. McClung had been excused from the meeting, Ms. Leonard provided a report on the activity in the Public Works department. The sidewalk on Cedar Street has been completed to the end of the first curve, which was all the SCA grant would cover. The City will hopefully be extending the sidewalk in the future, using Street fund monies, since a second application for SCA grant monies is not allowed for the same street. Regarding the relocation of the speed zone sign by the seawall, Ms. Leonard noted that staff had discovered the City has been asking for that relocation since at least 1982. The Facultative Sludge Lagoon project is still on hold, pending approval from USDA, the City is hoping the weather will hold, but it may have to wait until Spring if the rains come. Ms. Leonard reported that the Port had met with her regarding their concerns about the project, and she had subsequently received a letter of approval from them.
7. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
A. CIF: Councilor Welch noted that the recent Candidates Forum which had been hosted by CIF had been successful.
B. Parks: Councilor Woodruff reported that the City had received bids from 3 contractors in regard to the landscaping at Keady Wayside. Creative Landscaping was the successful bidder, and she noted that they would also be donating some of their own time and money to the project. Though the City had been successful in obtaining a grant for Crestline Park, that work cannot proceed until the paperwork is processed. Ms. Leonard noted that Angell Job Corps would not be able to build the bridge, as originally stated in the grant, but she was going to be meeting with the Youth Corps of America in November about that project. Returning to the subject of Keady Wayside, Ms. Leonard noted that the City had originally budgeted $7000 for the improvements, but it appears that the project may require approximately $8,000 to $10,000. The funds are available in the Park Development budget, and a set figure would hopefully be available in the next few days. Following a brief discussion of the proposed improvements, consensus of the Council was favorable toward allowing the additional expenditure.
8. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None.
9. CONSENT CALENDAR: No items.
10. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS: None.
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 2:45 p.m. the Council recessed into Executive Session, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h), to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. The Council reconvened in open session at 3:12 p.m.
12. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
13. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
14. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:13 p.m., there being nothing further to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.
Reda A. Quinlan, City Clerk
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 9th day of
SIGNED by the Mayor this 9th day of November, 2006
Scott Beckstead, Mayor