FEBRUARY 11, 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 January 14, 2010 meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Michelle Mullins addressed the Council in regard to creating a place for families and young adults to congregate, possibly with a food court and other activities.
Councilor Cutter requested that the City Managerís report be moved up on the agenda, as he had to leave at 3:00 p.m. Ms. Leonard reported that the City had received a refund of $211,000.00 from ODOT for the Downtown Revitalization Project, as they had found additional resources and therefore didnít require as much from the City. These monies will be returned to the Urban Renewal 1 fund, and she suggested that an Urban Renewal meeting be scheduled at some point to consider projects that could be funded. She also noted that Urban Renewal 2 is receiving some monies, and might be able to support a borrowing in the next year or so. She reminded the Council that Urban Renewal 1 will sunset in 2011, so the City and Road District will thereafter be receiving additional tax funds. The City has recorded the final easement on Southworth Creek, so the water rights are now secure. DOGAMI is hiring a tsunami coordinator for the Waldport, Yachats and Seal Rock area, and the position will be funded for four years. Ms. Leonard passed around some before and after pictures of recent code enforcement activity.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Vacation of Portion of County Road 802: Ms. Leonard explained the decision of the County Board of Commissioners to vacate this portion of an old, undeveloped county road that encumbered 3 tax lots. The City Council needed to pass a resolution to concur with the Countyís decision, as the area in question is within the City limits. Councilor Woodruff moved to approve Resolution 1146. Councilor Hanes seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
B. Consideration of Updates to Comprehensive Plan Inventory & Transportation Plan: Councilor Cutter was excused from the meeting at 3:05. Discussion resumed on the proposed updates. Several amendments were suggested and approved by consensus of the Council. Hearing no objections, Mayor Welch read Ordinance No. 728 by title only for the first and second times. Councilor Campbell moved for the adoption of Ordinance No. 728 with the attachments as amended. Councilor Hanes seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Campbell noted that he attended the Chamber board meeting the previous month and they seemed to be unclear about the use of the monies from the City. It was explained that the money was to be used for promotional purposes, no specific uses were delineated. Ms. Leonard mentioned that the Centennial Committee will be holding its first meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Representatives from the Chamber, High School, Waldport Heritage Museum, Library, Port of Alsea and various organizations have been invited to attend. Mayor Welch reported that Lincoln City now has an electric recharging station for electric vehicles. He will talk to the Mayor of Lincoln City about the cost involved and how well it is doing, then report back to the Council at a future date. Ms. Leonard noted that the Christmas decorations which the Chamber had purchased for the downtown area had problems with lighting because the poles had ground fault interrupters (GFIs) installed at the top of the pole. They have now been relocated on 14 of the poles so that they can be reset from the ground. Councilor Holland asked if they were done painting the bridge, and Ms. Leonard responded affirmatively, explaining that the work that had been done was to the underside of the bridge.
6. STAFF REPORTS:
A. City Manager: Report given earlier in the meeting.
B. City Librarian: The minutes from the November, 2009 Library Board meeting were included in the packet materials.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:40 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.
Reda A. Quinlan, City Recorder
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 11th day of March,
SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of March, 2010.
Herman Welch, Mayor