JUNE 9, 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
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the May 3 Budget Committee meeting and the May 12, 2001 City Council meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Cutter seconded. Councilor Brown noted a correction in the Budget Committee minutes, where room tax revenues had been incorrectly identified as franchise fees. The motion to approve the minutes then carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATION: Jirivil Woods addressed the Council regarding her ongoing concerns about participation in the Waldport Wednesday Market.
4. PUBLIC HEARING(S):
A. State Revenue Sharing: Mayor Woodruff opened the public hearing on State Revenue Sharing. There were no comments. She then closed the public hearing.
B. City of Waldport Budget for FY 2011-2012: Mayor Woodruff opened the public hearing on the City of Waldport Budget for FY 2011-2012. There were no comments. She then closed the public hearing.
C. Vacation of Public Parcel to Clear Title: Mayor Woodruff opened the public hearing on the vacation of park status for property identified on Lincoln County Assessor’s Map 13-11-19DC as tax lot #316. There were no comments. She then closed the public hearing.
5. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Consideration of Vacation Ordinance: Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 734 by title only for the first and second readings. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Campbell moved to adopt Ordinance No. 734. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
B. Dahl Disposal - Request for Fee Adjustment: Nik Dahl addressed the Council regarding solid waste disposal and recycling, and reviewed their current practices. He noted that the last rate adjustment request was in 2009. They were asking for an increase of approximately 90 cents per customer per month for residential rates. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Kelly moved to approve the fee adjustment. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Councilor Cutter voiced a concern regarding the location of some of the trash receptacles, especially on narrow and/or steep streets such as Cedar Street. Mr. Dahl stated he would work with the City to ensure that the cans are off the sidewalks and not hindering pedestrian traffic.
C. South County Resources - Request for Support: Tonner Hays addressed the Council regarding a request from South County Resources for assistance in relocating their facility. One possible location would be in the Industrial Park off of Crestline Drive, which would bring the facility out of the tsunami zone. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Campbell moved to table discussion of financial support to January, to be addressed in the next fiscal year’s budget. Councilor Holland seconded. Councilor Cutter amended the motion to include drafting a letter of support for the project sooner than January. The motion to amend was seconded, and then the main motion, as amended, carried unanimously on a voice vote.
D. Consideration of Traffic and Public Safety Committee Recommendations: Councilor Hanes reviewed the recommendations from the committee. City Manager Leonard mentioned that the Fire District had participated in a tsunami siren location study, results of which could be obtained from Fire Chief Clawson. Councilor Hanes noted that the committee was suggesting that additional funds be allocated for repair and replacement of the sirens, as well as more signage to inform the public of evacuation routes.
Mayor Woodruff recessed the meeting at 3:20 p.m. in order to convene the Road District #3 and Urban Renewal meetings. The Council meeting resumed at 3:27 p.m.
E. Budget Resolutions:
1. Amending Current Budget: The Council considered Resolution 1157, amending the budget for FY 2010-2011. Councilor Holland moved to approve the resolution. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
2. State Revenue Sharing: The Council considered Resolution 1158, declaring the City’s election to receive State revenues. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the resolution. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. Adopting Budget for FY 2011-2012 and Making Appropriations: Councilor Kelly asked if the proposed wage adjustment for City Manager Leonard was included in the final document, and Ms. Leonard confirmed. She also noted that there was a line item for tsunami siren repair/replacement in there, with monies allocated. Councilor Kelly moved to approve Resolution 1159. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
F. Annual Sheriff Contract Renewal: Councilor Cutter moved to approve the contract renewal. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
G. Other Issues: None.
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly asked that the speed monitor be put out more frequently, now that we are into summertime traffic. Councilor Campbell asked about the use of golf carts on City streets. Ms. Leonard responded that there is language in the State statutes prohibiting the use of golf carts on most streets, except those immediately adjacent to the golf course and then only if the City has passed legislative language allowing the use and designating the streets to be used.
7. REPORTS: City Manager Leonard reported that planning for the City’s Beachcomber and Centennial Celebration was complete, and everyone was looking forward to a great weekend of events and food. She also noted that with the improvement in the weather, Public Works was busy repainting crosswalks.
8. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Mayor Woodruff mentioned the upcoming Mayor’s Conference which she would be attending. Consensus of the Council was to authorize the reimbursement of her expenses. She also noted the League of Oregon Cities conference, which includes a session for new councilors, and urged anyone interested to attend. Expenses for attending that will also be reimbursed. Mayor Woodruff asked the Council to consider authorizing a letter of support for a Rural Tourism Studio project. Consensus of the Council was favorable.
9. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:55 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