APRIL 14, 2011
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the
meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Kelly, Brown, Hanes,
Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the March 10, 2011 meeting. Under Staff Reports it was noted that the word "siren" needed to be inserted after the word "tsunami". Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes with the correction. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
5. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Annual Presentation of District Attorney Activities: District Attorney Rob Bovett addressed the Council and provided a PowerPoint presentation.
B. Tower Facilities Ordinance: City Planner Larry Lewis explained the clarifications in the definitions and the suggestion of a sentence defining amateur radio antennas. Several individual addressed the Council with regard to the issue, including Joe Smolen, Doug LaSalle, Virginia Hafner, Penny Russell, Dave Morgan, and Sherrie Smolen. A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the allowance of cell towers as a conditional use in a residential zone, the previous cell tower application, and the potential design modifications of cell transmission equipment. Councilor Cutter moved to adopt the proposed addition of language regarding amateur radio equipment. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 733 by title only for the first and second times. Councilor Cutter moved to adopt Ordinance No. 733 as revised. Councilor Hanes seconded, and the motion carried, with Councilors Kelly, Hanes, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Mayor Woodruff and Councilor Brown voting "Nay".
C. Consideration of Development Code Amendment re Livestock: Sonna Bell and Diana Robertson addressed the Council with regard to their petition to allow chickens and ducks in the City limits. They noted the positive effects of pest control as well as egg production, and explained that several other communities have reconsidered their policies and are now allowing them. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Campbell moved to set the issue before the Planning Commission for discussion and a recommendation. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
D. Notice of Intent to Award Bid for Plant Clarifier: City Manager Leonard informed the Council that the bid opening for the project had taken place at 11:00 a.m. that day. The low bid and the recommended contractor was Triad Mechanical. Councilor Cutter moved to award the bid to Triad. Councilor Holland seconded. Councilor Brown asked about which budget year this project would be paid from and Ms. Leonard explained that the City had anticipated the project would take place during the current fiscal year but the monies would now be carried over by a budget amendment which will be considered at the June meeting. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly expressed concern about citizen education on earthquake & tsunami events, especially in light of the March 11 tsunami. He showed a flyer which has been published by the local Fire and Rescue Districts, and staff will check with Central Lincoln PUD about including the flyer with their monthly billing. Councilor Brown asked if the Council packet materials could be posted online so that citizens can be better informed about issues. There were no objections. Councilor Hanes noted that the Traffic and Safety Committee met on March 23, and they have lost one member so they are looking for another. They are currently exploring the different types of tsunami sirens available, as well as law enforcement enhancement, and will be meeting again around the end of April. Mayor Woodruff indicated that she has been involved in supporting the upcoming school bond measure and invited any interested people to the meeting being held at the high school that evening. Councilor Campbell reported that the Chamber has decided to take on the 3rd of July fireworks event, and the donations will be kept in a separate bonded account. Councilor Holland stated that the Port of Alsea’s mural project is moving right along.
7. STAFF REPORTS:
City Manager Leonard noted continuing issues with the tsunami sirens, and indicated that she has been in contact with local and state representatives in regard to a State-sponsored uniform tsunami warning system, similar to those in Washington and California. She also mentioned that ODOT has decided to allow the Beachcomber Days parade to take place on Highway 101 as it has traditionally been done. There are some traffic routing issues but they are currently being worked on.
City Librarian and City Planner reports were contained in the packet materials.
8. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further
9. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:15 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.
Reda Q. Eckerman, City Recorder
APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 12th day of May,
SIGNED by the Mayor this 12th day of May, 2011. Susan Woodruff, Mayor