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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 9, 2009


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Welch called the City Council meeting to order at 2:44 p.m., following the joint meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners and the City of Waldport. Mayor Welch and Councilors Kelly, Woodruff, Campbell and Cutter answered the roll. Councilor Hanes was excused. A quorum was present.
 Mayor Welch mentioned the passing of former Council member Charles Church, and gave a brief review of his years of service to both his community and his country.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly noted Crestline Park is looking quite nice, and Ms. Leonard indicated more improvements are planned. Councilor Cutter mentioned that there was still hope among the neighborhood mothers that there would be a large play structure installed. Councilor Woodruff said that the Kiwanis were volunteering to weed both Keady and Meridian Park on Saturday, and wondered if the City would be interested in them sponsoring one of the parks. The Council had no objection to the idea.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the March 12, 2009 meeting. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Kelly seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
6. PUBLIC HEARING: None.
7. CITY MANAGER REPORT: Ms. Leonard noted that the City’s Code Compliance Officer, Mr. Kittel, has been very busy. She will make a report available to the Council members on the recent nuisance issues he has addressed. Councilor Cutter mentioned that he had gotten one of the bear-proof trash cans from Dahl’s Disposal, and it appears to be working as advertised. Ms. Leonard reminded the Council that the Sheriff’s report was available to them, and a brief discussion ensued regarding coverage and the upcoming County budget cuts. Ms. Leonard reported that the City’s stimulus funds application is still in the process. The City has received a grant for $4500 for banners, and the City plans on installing 28 banners on Highway 101 and 14 banners on Highway 34. Ms. Leonard noted that the Chamber of Commerce was also looking at purchasing banners, so the banners can be altered depending on the season.
8. COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The following items were in the Council packet: the Planner report, Planning Commission minutes from January and February, 2009. No action was necessary.
10. CONSENT CALENDAR: No items.
11. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
 A. Ordinance and Resolution for Oregon Ballot Measure 49: Ms. Leonard explained that these had been suggested by the City Attorney, and would replace the procedure set in place for Measure 9. Hearing no objections, Mayor Welch read Ordinance No. 726 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Woodruff moved to approve Ordinance No. 726. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. The Council then considered the resolution to set the hearing fees. Councilor Campbell moved to approve Resolution No. 1131. Councilor Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 B. Boundary Adjustment on City Property: Ms. Leonard explained that this was near the water treatment plant, and the property owner had requested the adjustment after a recent survey showed that his preexisting fence line was actually on City property. The property owners paid for the boundary adjustment survey, the easement description and filing fees, and had offered $500 for the property. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the adjustment. Councilor Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 C. Forest Capital Written Response and Update: A brief discussion ensued regarding the letter from Forest Capital, confirming the verbal testimony given at the March Council meeting about the ground-based application of herbicides on their property. No action was required.
 Mayor Welch reported that the Yachats City Council had approved the date of June 18, 2009 for the joint workshop, which would commence at 12:00 p.m. here at City Hall. He noted that the Port of Alsea will also be invited to attend.
 Ms. Leonard noted that the Community Center would be holding a weekly Farmer’s Market beginning in May. Mayor Welch signed the proclamation, which will allow the vendors to be exempt from the City’s business license requirements.
12. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:22 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Recorder

APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 14th day of May, 2009.

SIGNED by the Mayor this 14th day of May, 2009.

Herman Welch, Mayor