JULY 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, Hanes, Brown,
Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the June 9, 2011 meeting. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Reappointment of Library Board Member Norm Hooker: Councilor Hanes, who represents the Council on the Library Board, made a recommendation that Mr. Hooker be reappointed, citing his involvement with the Board and his willingness to assist on projects. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the reappointment. Councilor Hanes seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
B. Consideration of Traffic and Public Safety Committee Recommendations: Councilor Hanes reviewed the written materials provided in the Council packet. She noted that Lincoln City has several tsunami warning beacons on the beach area in lieu of sirens, as the sound of the surf may override the sound of a siren. She also suggested additional route signs, and possibly strategically placed maps which would show escape routes in relation to the map location. Another recommendation was to begin cycling out the supplies purchased in 2008, possibly by donation to Food Share or other agencies. Councilor Campbell suggested Councilor Hanes contact the vendor to ascertain if they had a means in place for this. Councilor Cutter also suggested contacting other entities, such as the Red Cross, to see how they handle the situation. In regard to Waldport becoming recognized as a "Tsunami/Storm Ready" community, Ms. Leonard will look into this to see if the City would qualify by virtue of the independent agencies such as Central Coast Fire and Rescue, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Mayor Woodruff suggested that Councilor Hanes contact Curtis Landers, Lincoln County Emergency Services in regard to signage, and Councilor Cutter noted that elevation signage may also be important.
C. Other issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
6. STAFF REPORTS: Reports from the Public Works Director, the City Planner and the City Librarian were contained in the packet materials. City Manager Leonard informed the Council that she had met with ODOT that day in regard to the downtown location for a restroom. They are willing to give the City a permit to put one on the ODOT right-of-way near the intersection of Starr Street and Norwood Drive. Councilor Campbell suggested putting the project out to bid, as the City may be able to get a better price. The historical mural sponsored by the City and the Port of Alsea is currently being painted, and Ms. Leonard noted that it will be done in sections so that it can be easily moved if necessary. It will hopefully be ready to install by the end of September. Ms. Leonard announced that the Community Center is finally self-sufficient, due to the ongoing efforts of the manager, Lou Piette. Rental income has risen from approximately $3,200 to $17,000. Bids are being taken for painting the interior of the center, and Ms. Leonard also noted that there is now a $2,400 annual distribution from the Archer and Mary Curtis fund which is benefitting the Center for "general purposes". Mayor Woodruff suggested a plaque of appreciation to the benefactors might be in order.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Brown mentioned the recent award given to City Manager Leonard for her efforts in making Waldport an herbicide-free community by banning chemical herbicide use on all City properties and persuading ODOT to mow rather than spray along the local highways.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:45 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 14th day of July,
SIGNED by the Mayor this 14th day of July, 2011.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor