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JANUARY 10, 2008

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Welch called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Welch and Councilors Kelly, Hanes, Woodruff, Campbell, Cutter and Havens answered the roll. A quorum was present.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly complimented Public Works on solving a problem with a stop sign on the corner of Mill and Keady. Councilor Woodruff voiced concern about several properties around town that were in violation of the Cityís code regarding trash and junk vehicles. Ms. Leonard explained the procedure to address these situations, noting that complaint forms are available at City Hall.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the December 13, 2007 meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: The Council acknowledged receipt of a letter of appreciation from the Yachats Clinic, in regard to their budgetary allocation.
7. CITY MANAGER REPORT: Ms. Leonard reminded the Council of the meeting on the 17th of January with the Governorís Chief of Staff, regarding marine reserves and wave energy. The emergency preparedness workshop had been tentatively scheduled for January 29th or 30th, but the presenters could not come. Consensus of the Council was to have the meeting in February if necessary, and hopefully either Mr. Priest or Mr. Cochoran or both could be in attendance. The Downtown project was still on schedule, and ODOT was doing an excellent job of communication with the businesses. In regard to the Mercantile building, Ms. Leonard reported that discussion with the City Attorney had resulted in delaying the imposition of fines for code violation until the weather was conducive to painting the building. There was an ethics education session scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Toledo Fire Station if any of the Council was interested in attending. Mayor Welch noted that he would be attending the League of Oregon Cities Law Enforcement seminar, and would find out what other communities are getting in the way of informational reports from their policing departments. Ms. Leonard indicated that the Public Works crew was continuing to respond to the bad weather issues, and once the weather is more cooperative they will begin clearing out the Crestline Park playground area, removing stumps and downed trees.
 Mayor Welch stated that he had received an inquiry about speed bumps at Peterson Park. Councilor Hanes indicated that the Traffic & Public Safety Committee had met with representatives from Peterson Park last year and speed monitors that had been placed there had not shown much of a problem. However, now that she once again had a full committee she would like to schedule another meeting, and maybe have the monitors put up again to see if there has been any change. Councilor Hanes will also contact the individual who had asked about the speed bumps and let her know that the City was looking into the situation.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The Council considered the City Planner report and the Library Circulation report.
12. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:40 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Clerk

APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 14th day of February, 2008.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 14th day of February, 2008.

Herman Welch, Mayor