SEPTEMBER 12, 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, Cutter, and Holland answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the August 8 Workshop and regular Council Meeting. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Gates seconded and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: Annie McHale and Sherrie Smolen expressed concern regarding an apparent lack of a City stance on the High School open space, and asked if it were possible to form a subcommittee to assist in the process of deciding what to do with the property. The Council explained that the property belongs to the School District and suggested that they address their concerns to the School Board. Angie Allbee, Chief of Staff for Representative David Gomberg, introduced herself to the Council and indicated Mr. Gomberg's willingness to assist the City with any issues.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Consideration of Ordinance Amending Library Board Membership: City Manager Leonard explained that this ordinance memorialized the Council's previous decision to change the Municipal Code language regarding membership on the Library Board. Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance 740 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance 740 as read, Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
B. Consideration of Ordinance Amending the Comprehensive Plan and Revising Title 16 of the Municipal Code: City Manager Leonard explained that this ordinance, as well as the following one, implemented the proposed code and zone changes contained in the previously adopted Yaquina John Point Land Use and Transportation Plan. Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance 741 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance 741 as read, Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
C. Consideration of Ordinance Amending Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map: Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance 742 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance 742 as read, Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
D. Consideration of Budget Amendment Resolution: City Manager Leonard gave an explanation of the necessary budget changes. Councilor Brown moved to approve Resolution 1180. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
E. Solid Waste Advisory Committee Discussion: Mark Saalens addressed the Council to clarify that the City just needs to notify the Board of Commissioners of the appointment, rather than filling out an application. Their intention is to hold their first meeting, hopefully this month, once the representatives have been chosen. Councilor Cutter indicated his willingness to continue representing the City on this committee, and Ms. Leonard will notify the Board of Commissioners accordingly.
F. Proclamations: Mayor Woodruff read the proclamations for Constitution Week and the Cruzin' for Crab Festival into the record.
G. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Cutter commented that the City was concerned about the open space, just like the citizens, and was trying to work with the School District. Councilor Holland indicated that he would be willing to contact the various interest groups to maybe set up another general meeting for further discussion of the open space options. It was noted that Mayor Woodruff and Councilor Campbell will be attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new High School on September 18th. Mayor Woodruff reported on the previous week's Waldport Trails meeting, and indicated the group's willingness to work on projects under the direction of the City.
6. REPORTS: The reports from the City Librarian, Public Works Director and Code Enforcement Officer were included in the packet materials. City Manager Leonard reported on the property on Southworth Creek that the City is in the process of acquiring. A survey still needs to be completed, as well as the final property division. Bob O'Brien and Rick Nyhus have submitted the filing paperwork to fill the Council seat vacated by Mr. Kelly, and will be on the ballot in November. Oregon Emergency Management will be providing tsunami evacuation signage for Keady Wayside and Robinson Park. In response to a query from Councilor Cutter, Ms. Leonard noted that the elevation signage for stop signs was on hold indefinitely, while issues of standardization are being worked out. Hopefully the long-awaited Woodland Trail signage will arrive in the next week or two.
7. EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 3:00 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 4:00 p.m., the Council reconvened into Open Session. No actions were taken.
8. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
9. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:01 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 14th day of November, 2013.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 14th day of November, 2013.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor