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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 9, 2012


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 and Cutter answered the roll. Councilor Holland was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the July 12, 2012 meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: None.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
  A. Updates to the Nuisance Section of the City Code: The Council considered the proposed amendments to the Code. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the amendments. Councilor Campbell seconded. Discussion ensued regarding the use of "peace" as opposed to "welfare" in the definition of "Nuisance". It was determined that welfare was the desired term. Mayor Woodruff asked if 15 days was sufficient time for a vehicle to be deemed inoperable. Councilor Campbell indicated that this was a good starting point for determining if the vehicle was actively being worked on. As part of the review of Section 8.08.105, staff clarified the additional requirements for mobile vending as contained in the business licensing section of the Code. Consensus of the Council was to include the term "includes but not limited to" in the examples of the term "junk" in Section 8.08.090(B). Staff reviewed the process for abatement in Section 8.08.120, noting that the language reflects current practices. Councilor Kelly moved to amend his motion to include the desired language changes as discussed by the Council. Councilor Brown seconded the amendment, and the amended motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
  B. Request for Reappointment of Library Board Member: Councilor Hanes commented that Mr. Bucy has been a valuable member of the Library Board, and endorsed his reappointment. Councilor Cutter moved to appoint Mr. Bucy to another four-year term on the Library Board. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Brown reported that one of her neighbors on Range Drive had expressed appreciation for the Public Works road maintenance in that area. Ms. Leonard noted that the paving contractor would be redoing the patch work on Range Drive as the initial work had not been done to the City’s satisfaction. A brief discussion ensued regarding the ongoing efforts of the Sheriff’s department to control speeding throughout town. Councilor Campbell reported that the Chamber has agreed to match the Port’s contribution to the Rural Tourism project, and also noted that the "Welcome to Waldport" sign project is nearly complete. The Public Works crew will be assisting with the sign installation, and it is hoped that the project can be in place by Labor Day weekend. Mayor Woodruff noted that the Habitat for Humanity project can still use volunteers, the work is being done Thursdays through Saturdays starting at 9:00 a.m. at the location on the corner of Commercial and Fayette St. She also mentioned that the City will be hosting a Small Cities Region 1 meeting on August 10 at the Rumi Restaurant at Soul Resort.
6. REPORTS: The written reports from the Public Works Director, the City Librarian and the City Planner were included in the packet materials. City Manager Leonard reported that there is currently a vacancy on the Planning Commission, due to the recent resignation of Commissioner Russell. She has been in discussion with the Port of Alsea regarding potential projects which the City and the Port could coordinate, possibly with the use of Urban Renewal monies. Councilor Kelly mentioned a recent graffiti incident at Crestline Park, and Ms. Leonard noted that Public Works was able to clean up the mess using some graffiti remover. Councilor Hanes suggested that if future incidents occur, it might be good to have photographs taken prior to cleanup, as they could be used in an investigation. Ms. Leonard reported that the progress on the downtown restroom facility is steadily continuing.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Kelly noted that he will not be attending the September meeting, as he will be traveling.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:05 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Reda Q. Eckerman, City Recorder

APPROVED by the Waldport City Council this 13th day of September, 2012.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 13th day of September, 2012.

Susan Woodruff, Mayor