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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MAY 5, 2009 (BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING)


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Welch called the meeting to order at 1:36 p.m. Mayor Welch and Councilors Kelly, Hanes and Cutter and Laypersons Perkins, Tryon, Rivers, O’Neil and Canfield answered the roll. Councilors Campbell and Woodruff and Layperson Watson were excused. A quorum was present. Also present were City Manager Leonard, City Accountant Lawson, Library Director Tierce and Public Works Director Alfano.
2. SELECTION OF BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIR: Mr. Welch nominated Ms. Hanes as Budget Committee Chair. Ms. Tryon seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made and Ms. Hanes was elected Chair by unanimous vote.
3. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
 A. City of Waldport Budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010: Ms. Leonard explained that there were three separate packets provided to the Committee, one for the City Budget, one for Urban Renewal and one for Road District #3. All three meetings were noticed for 1:30 p.m. but Urban Renewal and Road District would be taken up during the course of the meeting. Ms. Leonard reviewed the Budget Message, and the Budget Committee then commenced review of the budget, fund by fund. The following were the only changes proposed to the budget: 1) on motion duly made by Ms. Tryon, seconded by Mr. Canfield and carried unanimously, $9797 was removed from the Sheriff’s contract line item and put into General Fund Contingency; 2) on motion duly made by Mr. Welch, seconded by Ms. Rivers and carried unanimously, $2000 was removed from General Fund Contingency and put into Emergency Disaster Supplies; 3) on motion duly made by Mr. Perkins, seconded by Mr. Canfield and carried by a roll call vote of 5 to 3, an amount of up to 20% of OLCC revenues received in the previous fiscal year was set aside to be used for community contributions. The Committee recessed at 3:05 for a break and reconvened at 3:20. Discussion resumed regarding the community contributions. Mr. O’Neil moved to allocate the community contribution funds only to those programs which directly benefit the citizens of Waldport, with an application deadline of June 30. Mr. Welch seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 B. State Revenue Sharing: At 3:28 p.m. Chair Hanes opened the public hearing on State Revenue Sharing. There were no comments. Chair Hanes then closed the public hearing. Mr. Kelly moved to approve the State Revenue Sharing and recommend its adoption to the City Council. Ms. Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 Discussion resumed on the City of Waldport budget document. Ms. Leonard noted that the flags for downtown and Highway 34 had been purchased, and asked if the Committee wished to move the $8400 from that line item into Contingency, consensus of the Committee was to leave the money in the line item.
 At 3:55 p.m., the Committee recessed the meeting to go into the Urban Renewal and Road District #3 meetings. At 4:11 p.m., the Committee reconvened the City of Waldport Budget meeting. Discussion ensued regarding the Public Works Funds. No additional changes were proposed to the budget. Ms. Leonard noted receipt of a letter from Ms. Papas regarding items in the budget, and indicated that she would be responding to the questions in writing. Mr. Welch moved to accept the proposed budget as amended, and recommend its adoption to the Waldport City Council. Ms. Rivers seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Mr. Welch then moved that the Budget Committee approve taxes for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 at the rate of $2.3328 per $1000 of assessed value for operating purposes, and in the amount of $96,579 for the payment of bond principal and interest. Ms. Rivers seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
4. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:52 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Budget Committee, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Recorder

APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 11th day of June, 2009.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of June, 2009.

Herman Welch, Mayor



MAY 14, 2009


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Welch called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Welch and Councilors Kelly, Woodruff, Campbell and Cutter answered the roll. Councilor Hanes was excused. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Bill Humes addressed the Council regarding the Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, which has just formed a 501 C-3 organization to help support the Animal Shelter. The Lincoln County budget has slashed the staffing by 80%, which means the shelter will be closed to the public, no cats will be picked up, and dogs without tags or ID will be euthanized. Councilor Kelly noted that if the pet owners in the County properly licensed their pets, there would be more than enough money to support the Shelter. Councilor Campbell asked how many pets are currently euthanized, and Mr. Humes responded that the only ones that are currently euthanized are those that are too dangerous or too ill to place. Mr. Humes will attend a future meeting to give more information. John Maré addressed the Council regarding the issue of parking along Highway 101, wondering if there was a way to apprise new business owners and residents of the law. Ms. Leonard noted that the City Planner sent a letter three weeks ago to all the business owners on Highway 101, reminding them of this requirement. Mr. Maré will speak to Ms. Leonard further, and she will forward the information to the Code Enforcement Officer. Cyndi Karp addressed the Council regarding workshops on tsunami preparedness, invasive species control, herbicide spraying, and individuals feeding bread to crows and seagulls.
 Noting the presence of Assistant Fire Chief Mooney, Mayor Welch moved the Consent Calendar up on the agenda. Mr. Mooney addressed the Council, noting that volunteers are the backbone of their response, and encouraged the Council to help promote the District’s efforts. He was very grateful for the community support of the District. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the Consent Calendar, which contained proclamations for EMS Week and 2010 Census Participation. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly noted that the Community College has a program whereby every Lincoln County student who has a 3.5 GPA or higher can have 2 free years of tuition at Oregon Coast Community College. They estimate that there are about 90 seniors this year who may qualify. Councilor Woodruff stated that Mr. Cvar informed her the Kiwanis have voted to continue to weed both Meridian and Keady parks. Mayor Welch testified before the Joint Ways and Means Committee in Lincoln City a couple weeks ago, on behalf of the community college and proposed budget cuts.
4. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the April 9, 2009 meeting. Councilor Woodruff moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
6. PUBLIC HEARING: None.
7. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT: Ms. Leonard announced that the banners have arrived and will be installed shortly by Pioneer Telephone. They are hoping to have them all up prior to Beachcomber Days. The Alsea Bay Bridge painting project will begin shortly and probably end in October. One northbound lane and the east sidewalk of the bridge will be closed for the duration. The Sheriff’s deputy had met with Ms. Leonard the previous day, and the log is available for review in the Council Room. The City was incorporated on March 8, 1911, so the Centennial will be in 2011. Ms. Leonard wondered if the Council would be interested in maybe forming a committee with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the Alsi Historical Society, the Port of Alsea, and the Council. She asked that anyone interested let her know. Under Public Works activities, Ms. Leonard reported that they were continuing to upgrade the sewer lines in Old Town, and were working with the School District to address issues with their pump station up on Crestline. She has asked Public Works Director Alfano to work with ODOT in regard to the exit from City Hall to Highway 34 to improve safety. We will hopefully find out June 1st about the Starr/Norwood grant. Councilor Kelly noted that there may be some work that has to be done with the parking on Highway 101 to help address visibility. Councilor Woodruff noted that the planting areas are starting to get weedy.
8. COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.
9. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The following items were contained in the packet materials: Library minutes and circulation report, Planner report, and Planning Commission minutes from March, 2009. No action was necessary.
10. CONSENT CALENDAR: Previously addressed.
11. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
 A. Code Compliance Update: Ms. Leonard noted that she will put the list of current projects in the Council Room for review, and will update it monthly. She reviewed the photos included in the Council packet, which showed some before and after pictures of issues the Code Compliance Officer was addressing. One of these is the currently unfinished building on Highway 34, which also has two other dilapidated buildings on the same lot. She had done some checking on costs, and asked the Council if they wished to consider having the work done and then liening the property for the charges. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Campbell asked to put this on the agenda for the next meeting. Mayor Welch noted that this is not a unique situation, many cities have programs to do this. Councilor Campbell asked that Ms. Leonard get a reasonable assessment for the siding as well, and maybe ask that the owner be present at the next meeting. A brief discussion ensued regarding signs. The Council expressed satisfaction with the way the Code Compliance Officer is working out.
 B. Speed Zone at Seawall on Highway 101: Ms. Leonard stated that she had finally convinced ODOT to change the speed zone on the seawall. The 45 MPH sign will be relocated to the top of the hill near the Hilltop Market, and a 35 MPH sign will be put at the seawall. This should slow both the northbound and southbound traffic at the south end of town.
 C. Other Issues: Mayor Welch mentioned that the submission dates on the applications for the "If I Were Mayor" contest gave an ending date of May 29th, though he had used May 12 as the ending date in his explanatory letter. Two entries had been received, but he suggested that the interest of fairness the Council should consider any entries up to the 29th of May. A decision can then be made at the June Council meeting.
12. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:16 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 11th day of June, 2009.

SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of June, 2009.

Herman Welch, Mayor