NOVEMBER 14, 2013
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Gates, Brown, Campbell and Cutter answered the roll. Councilor Holland was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the September 12 and October 10 meetings. Councilor Brown moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: None.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Consideration of Municipal Code Updates: The Council considered the two proposed updates, one to revise Municipal Code Chapter 2, Section 32, regarding personnel regulations and the other to revise Municipal Code Chapter 10, Sections 4, 20, and 28, regarding vehicles and traffic regulations. City Manager Leonard explained the reasoning behind the proposed revisions. The Council then considered two ordinances which would implement the changes. Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 743 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the ordinance as read. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. Mayor Woodruff then read Ordinance No. 744 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the ordinance as read. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
B. Other Issues: City Manager Leonard noted that the Council had received a request from the Planning Commission to move forward with Comprehensive Plan amendments to address erosion issues in the Alsea Bay. Following a brief discussion, Councilor Cutter moved to direct the Planning Commission to proceed. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
City Manager Leonard then indicated that she had received an intent to resign notification from Planning Commissioner Dave Perry, and a resignation from Planning Commissioner Maré. She outlined several options for the Council to consider regarding the membership of the Planning Commission, including reduction in the number of members, expansion of the membership eligibility, or appointment of subcommittees to deal with land use issues as they arise. No decisions were made, and further discussion of the issue will take place at a later date.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Mayor Woodruff reported that she had gone to the recent Harlem Ambassadors presentation at the new high school and it was very well attended. The tear-off map that the Trails Committee was pursuing should be in final draft form shortly, and the tentative date for the next Gravel Epic will be August 9, 2014.
6. REPORTS: The written reports from the City Librarian, Public Works Director, City Planner and Code Enforcement Officer were included in the packet materials. City Manager Leonard noted that there had been a press release from the Lincoln County School District regarding dispensation of the old high school property. The City and the School District are currently in negotiations, but no decisions have been made. The building will be burned at the end of the month, and the School District has obtained reader boards to be posted in town to warn motorists of any potential delays or problems. Ms. Leonard also noted that the City's Engineers had received a request from the Coos Bay City Council to take a tour of Waldport's sewer treatment facilities.
7. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: At 2:40 p.m. the Council recessed into Executive Sessions pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and 192.660(2)(a). The topic of discussion for the first Executive Session was the old high school property, and the topic of discussion for the second Executive Session was further review of the potential City Manager applications.
The Council reconvened into Open Session at 3:24 p.m.
8. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: None.
9. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
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 12th day of December, 2013.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 12th day of December, 2013.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor