JUNE 13, 2013
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Kelly, Gates, Brown, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor Campbell was absent. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the May 7, 2013 Budget Committee meeting and the minutes from the May 9, 2013 Council meeting. Councilor Kelly moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Shirley Hanes addressed the Council in regard to Councilor Kelly's resignation, noting that in addition to serving on the Council, Mr. Kelly has also been a very active and involved community member. Among other things, he has been on the Citizen's Patrol, a board member for the Community College, a driver for the Meals on Wheels program, a volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a "reading buddy" for the elementary school students, and an advisor to the Lincoln County Transit District.
4. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Mayor Woodruff opened the public hearings on the State Revenue Sharing and the City of Waldport Budget for FY 2013-2014. There were no public comments. Mayor Woodruff then closed the public hearing.
5. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Budget Resolutions:
1) Amending Current Budget: Following a brief discussion, Councilor Brown moved to approve Resolution No. 1176. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
2) State Revenue Sharing: Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution No. 1177. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
Noting that the Waldport Urban Renewal Agency budget and the Road District No. 3 budget needed to be approved prior to adopting the City's budget, Mayor Woodruff recessed the Council meeting at 2:20 p.m. in order to convene those meetings. The Council meeting was reconvened at 2:27 p.m.
3) Adopting Budget for FY 2013-2014: City Manager Leonard pointed out a scrivener's error on the agenda, where the resolution should have read "Adopting Budget for FY 2013-2014", not 2012-2013. The Council discussed the budget request from the Lincoln County Land Trust that was included in the packet materials. Councilor Holland moved to allocate $500 to the program. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Councilor Holland then moved to approve Resolution No. 1178 as amended by the previous motion. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
B. Consideration of Ordinance Adopting Revised Emergency Operations Plan: Following a brief discussion, and hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance 739 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Gates moved to adopt Ordinance No. 739 as read. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried on a roll call vote, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Kelly, Gates, Brown, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor Campbell absent.
C. Other Issues: None.
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Kelly stated that he hoped his words of wisdom would carry forward despite his absence. Councilor Holland noted that the new LED lighting on the Alsea Bay Bridge was a definite improvement. Councilor Gates wondered about signage, possibly with universal symbols for food, fishing, etc., at the Hwy. 101/Hwy. 34 intersection that would direct people to the activities available in the Old Town area. City Manager Leonard indicated that she would talk to ODOT about what type of signage, if any, would be permissible. Mayor Woodruff noted that the tsunami readiness open house had a small attendance, but it was a good presentation. She has also attended the Seashore Literacy open house, the Green Bike open house and fleet blessing, the Seashore Literacy kindergarten graduation, and assisted in the door-to-door distribution of the new tsunami maps. She and Councilor Campbell have done some radio spots to promote Waldport, and are working with the Chamber to engender more cooperation between cities. Councilor Gates noted that she is still working on the "Spruce Up Waldport" committee idea, and asked for comments and suggestions from the Council.
7. REPORTS: The Public Works Director report and the City Librarian report were included in the packet materials. City Manager Leonard noted that there are new signs at the Keady Wayside park, the lights are almost completed on the new "Welcome to Waldport" signs, and the public works crew has been busy cleaning up sidewalks in preparation for the Beachcomber Days celebration. The paint on the crosswalks is wearing far more rapidly than anticipated, and the company will be sending replacement paint to be used. Ms. Leonard noted that the tsunami evacuation signage will be installed once permission has been obtained from ODOT. The assembly signs are already installed, except for one that had been erroneously designated on private property. The City's Storm Ready/Tsunami Ready application has been approved, and there will be a presentation at the Community College on June 25 at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Leonard reported that ODOT has finally given the City total jurisdiction over the south end of Starr Street, and the recorded deed is filed in the City's records.
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 2:50 p.m. the Council recessed into Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e), to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions. At 3:16 p.m. the Council meeting was reconvened into Open Session. No actions were taken.
9. GOOD OF THE ORDER: The City Council duly and regretfully accepted Councilor Kelly's resignation.
10. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:25 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 11th day of July, 2013.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of July, 2013.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor