AUGUST 11, 2011
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the
meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Hanes, Brown, Cutter
and Holland answered the roll. Councilors Kelly and Campbell were excused. A
quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the July 14, 2011 meeting. Councilor Holland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: None.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Reappointment of Dave Perry, Jan Power and John Maré to the Planning Commission: Councilor Cutter moved to reappoint the members to the Planning Commission, with terms to expire in January 2015. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
B. Further Consideration of Traffic & Public Safety Committee Recommendations: City Manager Leonard noted that ODOT is in charge of the signage along Highway 101 and 34. They were taking a look at the current signage and whether it needed to be improved. Councilor Hanes indicated that the Red Cross had suggested donating the survival bars to a Food Bank, with the closest one being Portland, when the time comes to change them out. Ms. Leonard noted that if the bars are properly stored, they can last longer than the 5-year expiration. She suggested that a decision regarding their disposal be considered at the end of the five-year period. Councilor Hanes volunteered to check with the manufacturer regarding the type of expiration date that is used, whether it is a "best used by" date or not. In regard to the "Tsunami and Storm-Ready" designation, Ms. Leonard contacted County Emergency Coordinator Landers and he informed her that the County intends to apply for the designation after the new Emergency Services Director is hired, and that will be applied to the City.
C. Budget Resolution for FY 2011-2012: Following a brief review by the Council of the reasons for the proposed amendment, Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution No. 1160. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Cutter asked about the School District’s recent removal of the large play structure at the elementary school, wondering if portions of it could be salvaged for use at the Crestline Park. It was explained that the removal was due to bad condition, and Ms. Leonard noted that additional play structures at the park would necessitate additional clearing and landscaping as well. Though there are monies in the Parks budget, she was not sure if this was a high priority at the present time. Mayor Woodruff reported on the successful application for the Rural Tourism Studio grant and noted that training will go from February through May. They were looking for 20-25 people who would be interested in participating. The goal of the training is to gain a better awareness and knowledge of ways to promote tourism in the local area.
6. REPORTS: The Public Works Director, City Librarian and City Planner reports were in the packet material. Ms. Leonard distributed an article on the issues with water around the world. She noted that the flocculator and settling tube projects are completed at the water treatment plant, and the resulting cleaner water being sent to the plant for processing will prolong the life of the filters and make the treatment process easier and more effective. ODOT has sent another check to the City for $2075 in their closeout of the Downtown Refinement Plan. Ms. Leonard reported that Public Works Director Alfano is coordinating with Angell Job Corps for various projects, including bridge building, masonry work, and assistance at the wastewater treatment plant. In response to a query from Councilor Brown, Ms. Leonard indicated that the City is still awaiting a response from the City Engineer regarding resealing the water tank. Councilor Cutter asked when the chicken and duck ordinance would be coming to the Council. It will be part of a group of revisions and updates to the City Code, and will probably be presented to the Council after the first of the year.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Hanes mentioned that there will be an opening on the Library Board soon, as Charles Lediard has indicated he would like to retire. Anyone interested in the position should contact the City Librarian, Jill Tierce.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:40 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 8th day of
SIGNED by the Mayor this 8th day of September, 2011.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor