MARCH 11, 2010
1. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Welch called the meeting to order at
2:00 p.m. Mayor Welch and Councilors Kelly, Hanes, Woodruff, Cutter and Holland
answered the roll. Councilor Campbell was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the February 11, 2010 Council meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Dave Peltier of Waldport, and Jeff Austin of Seal Rock addressed the Council regarding unemployment, homelessness, and the efforts that they’re making to establish "Serenity House" for transitional housing.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Reauthorization of Enterprise Zone: Caroline Bauman addressed the Council regarding the renewal of the enterprise zone and the virtues of having such a designation. Councilor Hanes asked what could be done to further the program and Ms. Bauman indicated that she is working on additional promotion of both the Enterprise and the E-Commerce zones. A brief discussion ensued. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution No. 1147. Councilor Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
B. Boundary Line Agreement with Port of Alsea: City Manager Leonard noted that a discrepancy on the extension of Fayette Street had been discovered when she was reviewing the GIS. The Port of Alsea has been redoing boundary line agreements with other properties along the bayfront area, and has asked the City to consider such an agreement for the end of the street. Following a brief discussion Councilor Cutter moved to approve the agreement. Councilor Holland seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Hanes asked if staff had received any feedback on the new water and sewer rates, noting that she had heard from the owners of the car wash. Mayor Welch indicated that he had heard from one absentee property owner, and Councilor Woodruff mentioned talking to a couple whose bill had increased, though that may have been due to a leak. Ms. Leonard responded that the inquiries had been nominal, and for the most part people were understanding of the necessity for the increases.
6. CITY MANAGER REPORT: Ms. Leonard gave a brief update on the Centennial Committee meeting, noting that the general consensus was that March 8 was too early in the year to have an event, though it could work as a "kickoff" date. Other events throughout the year can have a centennial theme, and then maybe one large celebration around the beginning of August. Tonner Hayes has volunteered to work on a logo, and Mayor Welch mentioned that he has also spoken to the schools to suggest the students get involved in maybe coming up with some designs as well. Ms. Leonard reported that by the next meeting, the City should have a new permanently mounted projector and viewing screen. Staff is excited by the possibilities this will provide for graphic presentations. Ms. Leonard introduced Jim Roddey from DOGAMI, who addressed the Council regarding the new tsunami preparedness program. Mr. Roddey reviewed the program and noted that there will be an oversight committee comprised of representatives from local government, emergency services and other entities.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Hanes asked about the status of the final work to be done on the Norwood and Highway 101 intersection, and Ms. Leonard responded that ODOT has not yet approved the permit. Mayor Welch reported that as of July 1 there will be an additional animal control person for this area.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:13 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 8th day of April,
SIGNED by the Mayor this 8th day of April, 2010.
Herman Welch, Mayor