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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

OCTOBER 14, 2010


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Welch called the meeting to order at 2:05 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 September 9, 2010 meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to accept the minutes as presented. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Tonner Hayes addressed the Council regarding the acquisition of the Middle School site for South County Resources. Councilor Holland mentioned that he has started to attend the meetings regarding this issue. David Peltier addressed the Council regarding acquiring grants and the difficulties thereof. He asked for a letter of support from the Council. Charles Riddle noted he had met with County Commissioner Hall, who indicated he would write a letter of support if one were provided by the City Council.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
 A. Consideration fo Resolution Memorializing Decision to Rename Arrow Street. Ms. Leonard explained that this resolution would finalize the action the Council took at the previous meeting, to rename Arrow Street as Highway 101 through downtown Waldport. Councilor Woodruff moved to approve Resolution No. 1153. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 B. TGM Grant for Yaquina John Point Land Use and Transportation Plan: Ms. Leonard explained that the City has received a grant of $84,000 to prepare this plan, which will address the area on Highway 101 between Keady Wayside Park and Ocean Hills, facilitating planned growth and highway access in that area. No action was required from the Council.
 C. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly voiced a concern regarding the deteriorating condition of the skateboard bench at the skate park. Councilor Cutter suggested contacting the builders and informing them that if repairs are not made, the bench will be removed. Councilor Holland wondered how to go about obtaining a letter of support from the Council for the acquisition of the school facility. Councilor Cutter noted that he was quite hesitant to invest in critical human services in an area that is subject to natural disasters and also voiced concern regarding the age of the structure. Councilor Woodruff agreed. The Council asked staff to look into the potential ramifications of a letter of support. Mayor Welch stated that he met with engineers from ODOT regarding the Lint Slough bridge and felt they made progress in making it pedestrian-safe. ODOT has agreed to remove the Jersey barriers and put in a guard rail, which will take up less space on the walkway. Ms. Leonard reported that she has spoken with ODOT in regard to this issue, and they will be adding those improvements to their current project.
6. STAFF REPORTS:
 City Manager: Ms. Leonard noted that the next regularly scheduled Council meeting falls on Veteranís Day, which is a holiday. Following a brief discussion, consensus of the Council was to meet on Wednesday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. With regard to the request from Councilor Hanes about getting a report of traffic stops in downtown Waldport from the State Police, Ms. Leonard has checked with them but they are unable to produce a report at this time due to software issues. She noted that the City is going to surplus the old police vehicle, as it is becoming expensive to maintain. Ms. Leonard gave a brief update of the last Centennial Committee meeting and noted that we are in the process of ordering pins and coins. The banners are still being designed, but she noted that they will be less expensive than the current banners we have along Highway 101 and Highway 34. In regard to the additional signage for Hemlock Street on Highway 34, Ms. Leonard indicated that Public Works Director Alfano is working with ODOT on the issue.
 City Librarian: The minutes from the last Board meeting and the circulation report were in the packet materials, along with the annual 2010 Oregon Public Library Statistical Report.
 City Planner: The Planning Commission minutes from August 24, 2010 were in the packet materials.
7. CONSENT AGENDA: The Council considered the proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilor Hanes seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:05 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 17th day of November, 2010.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 17th day of November, 2010

Herman Welch, Mayor