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JULY 12, 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, Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor Hanes was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the June 14, 2012 meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
  A. Rural Tourism Initiative Update and Request for Funds: Mayor Woodruff referred to the memo included in the packet materials. Councilor Cutter asked where the money would come from and was informed that it would come out of Economic Development. Councilor Kelly questioned the use of tax dollars to fund the program. Discussion ensued regarding the benefits to be gained by promotion of the area and its resources. Councilor Cutter moved to allocate $2500 to the Rural Tourism Initiative. Councilor Campbell seconded. Councilor Kelly asked who would be in charge of the expenditures. Mayor Woodruff reviewed the committee membership and noted that she was the City’s representative. The motion then carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Brown, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor Kelly voting "Nay".
  B. Possible Mural on New Restroom Facility: Ms. Leonard indicated that the size of the mural would be about 9 X 11, which was much smaller than the Centennial mural. There is still some money in the Urban Renewal #1 fund that could be used for this purpose. A brief discussion ensued regarding the possible design. Consensus of the Council was to have Ms. Leonard contact Mr. McEneny for design information and a cost estimate.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Cutter noted that there had been an increase in the occurrence of "illegal" fireworks this year.
6. REPORTS: City Manager Leonard reported that the construction of the new restroom was proceeding, and the colors of the siding, decorative stonework and roof have been chosen. Public works has been busy on general cleanup of the streets, and Ms. Leonard noted that Forest Service pump station was in need of replacement. The Public Works crew had kept it going manually throughout the weekend.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Discussion ensued regarding the possibility of the KOA Kampground annexing to the City. The owner had shown interest at one point, and Ms. Leonard indicated that she had given him some figures. Councilor Campbell, as the new Chamber President, said that he would contact the owner, who is also a member of the Chamber. The Council then discussed the use of the remaining Urban Renewal #1 funds to improve the accessibility and prominence of the Port area, including the installation of a boardwalk. It was noted that there may be funding through State Parks for the improvement of pedestrian access to the area, and Ms. Leonard indicated that she would research grant fund availability. Mayor Woodruff stated that the City of Yachats had requested to have a joint workshop with the City and possibly the Port of Alsea. A potential evening meeting date of September 12 was discussed.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:44 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 9th day of August, 2012.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 9th day of August, 2012.

Susan Woodruff, Mayor