SEPTEMBER 8, 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 August 11, 2011 meeting. Councilor Holland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: Pam Gardner, District Ranger of the Central Coast Ranger District addressed the Council and gave an overview of the Ranger District’s current activities and upcoming projects.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Holland indicated that he had a scheduling conflict with the Area Commission Transportation meetings and would not be able to attend them on a regular basis. Councilor Cutter noted that he is currently on two other Council of Government boards and receives numerous regular updates, so it is probably not necessary to have a member of the Council attend the transportation meetings. Councilor Holland announced that there would be a "sneak preview" of the work being done on the historical mural, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.
6. REPORTS: City Manager Leonard discussed a recent counterfeit check-cashing scheme that the City had encountered, and noted that additional security procedures have been implemented in order to help prevent such an occurrence in the future. Several other cities in the region have experienced similar incidents. The bank did not hold the City liable for the funds, and has since reimbursed the City. Ms. Leonard noted that she and Fire Chief Clawson had surveyed the emergency supplies at the Crestview Heights school, and were rethinking the method of water storage. Currently the water is being stored in 55-gallon drums, stacked one on another, which would make it very difficult to access the contents. A small water pump purification system which can be powered by a car battery and which will pump 3600 gallons per day can be purchased for about $2200. Given the reasonable cost, plans are being made to possibly purchase such systems for the other emergency depots as well. Ms. Leonard reported on the Centennial celebration, noting that the Cruzin’ for Crab festival will bring the celebration to a close. The pins, coins and calendars are on sale for half price, and after the festival the remaining stock will be donated to the Waldport Historical Museum for them to dispose of as they see fit. There was about $6400 remaining in the Centennial fund, and the committee decided to allocate $5000 to the historical mural project. The rest of the monies, along with any income from sales up to the end of the Cruzin’ For Crab festival, will go to the Chamber of Commerce for the Fireworks Fund. Additionally, the Chamber will receive all but four of the Centennial street banners. Proceeds from the sales of the Centennial banners could then be used to purchase additional decorative banners. Ms. Leonard noted that the City’s landscape maintenance contractor will be taking over the maintenance of the downtown flowerpots as well, which will be much more cost-effective than having Public Works take care of them. The City has just received the permit from ODOT for the Starr Street restroom, and Public Works Director Alfano is working with Angell Job Corps for assistance in building the structure. The proposed trail from Park Drive to the Kendall Ballfield has also gotten the go-ahead, and work has already begun on that project.
The Library report and the Planner’s report were contained in the packet materials.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:35 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 13th day of
SIGNED by the Mayor this 13th day of October, 2011.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor