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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 12, 2010


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 Holland answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the July 8, 2010 meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: John Marť addressed the Council regarding trails, noting that he has served on the statewide Trails Committee for the past several years, and initiated a regional trails committee with the Forest Service, Port of Alsea, the cities of Waldport and Yachats, Lincoln County, and Oregon Parks about five years ago. He is also an active member of the Waldport Walkers hiking club. He asked that the Council consider forming a Trails Committee, or reactivating the Parks Committee and make it a Parks and Trails Committee. He felt that this would assist in the process of creating a well-constructed trail system, and increase the likelihood of obtaining additional funding. Mayor Welch suggested that he provide a brief written statement of what he was looking for, so that the Council could further discuss the issue, and he agreed to do so.
4. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
5. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS: None.
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Cutter noted that the young bears have been extremely active in the Crestline area, and encouraged people to look into obtaining the bearproof trash receptacles that Dahlís provides. Mayor Welch reviewed the recent Mayorís conference he attended, and indicated that he had met with ODOT Director Matt Garrett regarding the pedestrian access on Lint Slough Bridge, which is currently far too narrow for safety.
7. STAFF REPORTS: The Council considered the written staff reports from the City Manager, the City Librarian, the City Planner, and the Code Compliance Officer. A brief discussion ensued regarding the process for code compliance, and what can be done to address the issue of repeat offenders. Councilor Hanes noted that the great circulation numbers for the Library indicate that their funds are being well spent.
8. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Campbell reported that the Chamber of Commerce has successfully completed their budget at their last meeting, and they are pleased with the results. They will be working on improving their website. Councilor Woodruff suggested that they consider applying for a grant to do this. It was noted that the Wednesday farmerís market has been very successful, and they will be starting to hold one on Saturdays as well. Mayor Welch gave a brief review of the last Centennial Committee meeting, and the Council reviewed the proposed logo designs. Councilor Campbell reported that the recent golf tournament netted about $1800 to be split between South County Resources, the Fireworks Fund, and the Centennial Committee.
9. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:47 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 9th day of September, 2010.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 9th day of September, 2010.

Herman Welch, Mayor