JULY 8, 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, Woodruff,
Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor Hanes was excused. A
quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the June 10, 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: None.
4. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
Noting the presence of Librarian Jill Tierce, Mayor Welch moved the City Librarian report up on the agenda. Ms. Tierce addressed the Council, speaking about the various donations the Library receives and how those monies are spent. There was a request from the Library Board to reappoint Jan Hansen to a full four-year term. Councilor Cutter moved to reappoint Ms. Hansen. Councilor Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Highway Street Name Changes: Ms. Leonard explained how the issue had come to the City’s attention, and reviewed the results of a survey of property owners which had been sent out. She also informed the Council that she has been working with the Postmaster to update their database with addresses in the downtown area, which should help with delivery services and GPS issues. There had been no objections from any of the properties on Highway 101, but several from properties located on Highway 34. Mr. Comstock, Mr. Hughes and Mr. Morrill addressed the Council with concerns regarding the potential problems and expense involved in changing information on their websites, business cards and letterheads. Following discussion, the Council requested that two separate public hearings be held on this issue, one for Highway 101/Arrow Street in September, and another for Highway 34/Hemlock Street/Alsea Highway in October.
B. Other Issues: None.
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly noted that the Public Works crew did an excellent job of restoring the area on Crestline Drive after repairing the water leak at the top of the hill. City Manager Leonard explained that a new tool developed by a firm in Eugene helps make repairs such as this without major excavations or disruptions. Councilor Kelly also discovered that there is a bench made out of skateboards up at the skate park, and it was explained that the name on the bench was one of the designers of the park. Councilor Campbell brought up the issue of the City’s financial contribution to the Centennial celebration, and moved to make a commitment of $10,000 from the General Fund Contingency to the cause. Mayor Welch seconded. Discussion ensued. The motion carried, with Mayor Welch and Councilors Woodruff, Campbell and Holland voting "Aye", Councilors Kelly and Cutter voting "Nay". Councilor Kelly explained that he was not against the idea, but felt that the dollar amount should be more. Councilor Cutter explained that he felt the funds should be matching. Mayor Welch gave an update of the high school relocation project, as both he and Councilor Woodruff are on the committee. There will be a bond measure proposed in the November election to pay for the project, and the committee is hoping that there will be an architectural design available to show the community in order to gain support for the measure. Councilor Campbell mentioned that the upcoming Chamber golf tournament to be held on the 17th of July will be a fundraiser for South County Resources, the Fireworks Fund, and the Centennial Celebration. Councilor Woodruff noted that weeds are beginning to appear in the sidewalks on Highway 101, and Ms. Leonard indicated she would forward the information to the Public Works Department.
7. STAFF REPORTS
A. City Manager: Ms. Leonard noted that Alsea Highlands had not been included in the original Postal Service update which she had recently done, but she would be forwarding that information to them. The Public Works department is currently doing street painting, they are about a month behind due to the extremely wet spring.
B. City Librarian: Previously addressed.
C. City Planner: The report was contained in the packet materials.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:15 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 12th day of
SIGNED by the Mayor this 12th day of August, 2010
Herman Welch, Mayor