AUGUST 14, 2014
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Brown, Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor Gates was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the July 10, 2014 meeting. Councilor Brown moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: Dennis Cannon, Fire Chief for Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue District #7, addressed the Council regarding the process for the District's adoption of the State Fire Code. He indicated that the first reading of their ordinance had taken place on August 7, and the second reading and subsequent adoption of the ordinance would take place on August 21. The effective date of the ordinance will be September 20, 2014. Councilor Cutter asked if any actions were scheduled to take place following the ordinance adoption, and Mr. Cannon responded that the main goal was education, but if action needed to be taken, they would have the code language to back it up. He noted that the District does keep in touch with Mr. Kittel with regard to City Code compliance. City Manager Kemp indicated that a similar ordinance will be included in the September meeting packet for the Council's consideration and adoption.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Consideration of Ordinance Regarding Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: City Manager Kemp reviewed the history of the Medical Marijuana Act and the rules established by the legislature. Along with input from dispensary owners Robert Reed and Andrew Matthews, the Council commenced review of the draft ordinance. Discussion ensued regarding hours of operation. Councilor Campbell moved to extend the hours from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., rather than from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. as originally proposed. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Brown, Cutter and Campbell voting "Aye", Councilor Holland voting "Nay". Under proposed Section 5.06.070 "Report of Disturbances and Unlawful Activity", it was noted that any business owner would probably contact law enforcement if a disturbance took place. Councilor Campbell moved to delete proposed subsections A, B, and C. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Brown, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor O'Brien voting "Nay". Councilor Holland then moved to delete subsection D. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Brown, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor O'Brien voting "Nay". Following discussion of Section 5.06.080 "Visibility of Activities; Control of Emissions", Councilor Cutter moved to change the language in subsection A to: "No marijuana or consumption paraphernalia shall be displayed so as to be readily visible to the outside of the premises". Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Brown, Cutter and Campbell voting "Aye", Councilor Holland voting "Nay". Under Section 5.06.100 "Revocation, Violations and Penalties", Councilor Cutter moved to delete proposed subsection A, and directed the City Manager to look into a license revocation and removal process that would be applicable to all businesses. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor O'Brien voting "Nay". It was noted that the revised Ordinance would be presented to the Council at the September meeting for consideration and adoption.
B. Other Issues: Mr. Kemp informed the Council that the CoastCom franchise expired the previous day but was under an automatic five-year renewal. Matt Updenkelder, Director of Network Operations, was present at the Council meeting to answer any questions. A brief discussion ensued regarding the services provided by CoastCom. No action was necessary.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
6. REPORTS: The reports from the Public Works Director, the City Librarian, City Planner and Code Compliance Officer were included in the packet. Regarding the Open Space, Mr. Kemp informed the Council that the draft topographic study was completed, and they were proceeding with hydrological studies before plans for development are undertaken. He reviewed the responses for the League of Oregon Cities survey, and noted that the Sheriff's Department has stepped up their enforcement efforts with regard to graffiti. It is hoped that the recent apprehension of three juveniles may have an impact on this as well, and Mr. Kemp indicated that the City could still implement a reward system and possibly a graffiti hotline if needed.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:25 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 11th day of September, 2014.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of September, 2014.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor