JUNE 12, 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 absent. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the April 29 Budget Committee meeting and the May 8 Council meeting. Councilor Holland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor O'Brien seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: John Maré provided a progress report to the Council in regard to a new grant proposal currently underway to redo the Lint Slough trail along Lint Slough Road on the west side of the slough. He indicated that the Trails Committee should hear a decision by the end of the year.
Hearing no objection, Mayor Woodruff moved the consideration of the PUD franchise up on the agenda. Chris Chandler Di Torrice and Gary Nieborsky were available to respond to the Council's questions regarding the costs for undergrounding utilities, emergency response protocols, maintenance of the power grid, and other related issues.
The Council took up consideration of the PUD Franchise Ordinance. Discussion ensued regarding the pros and cons of increasing the franchise fee, and the term of the franchise. Consensus of the Council was to not increase the franchise fee, and to grant the franchise for a period of 10 years. Hearing no objections, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 748 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Brown moved to approve Ordinance 748 as read. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
In deference to the audience, the consideration of the annexation ordinance was moved up on the agenda. City Manager Kemp explained that this annexation was a land use issue, with the property being annexed because of its contiguity to the City and location within the Urban Growth Boundary. Although one of the potential uses is a proposed Medical Marijuana Facility that is allowed under State law, that was a separate matter that had no relevance to the annexation. Hearing no objection, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 749 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance 749 as read, Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. Mr. Kemp noted that the effective date of the ordinance would be 30 days from the date of adoption.
Noting the presence of Ginger Bouveia and Herman Welch in the audience, Mayor Woodruff moved the ASK proclamation up on the agenda. Ms. Bouveia addressed the Council regarding the importance of the ASK program as an additional means of ensuring child safety, and Mr. Welch indicated his support for the program and also thanked the Council for their hard work and dedication. Councilor Campbell moved to approve the signing of the proclamation. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
4. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. State Revenue Sharing: At 3:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff opened the public hearing on State Revenue sharing. There were no comments. Mayor Woodruff then closed the public hearing.
The Council recessed to go into the Road District #3 meeting, followed by the Urban Renewal meeting. At 3:04 p.m. the Council meeting was reconvened.
B. City of Waldport Budget for FY 2014-2015: Mayor Woodruff opened the public hearing on the City of Waldport Budget for FY 2014-2015. There were no comments. Mayor Woodruff then closed the public hearing.
5. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Budget Resolutions:
1. Amending Current Budget: The Council considered Resolution 1187. Councilor Campbell moved to approve Resolution 1187, Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
2. State Revenue Sharing: The Council considered Resolution 1188. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution 1188. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. Adopting Budget for FY 2014-2015: The Council considered Resolution 1189. Councilor Holland moved to approve Resolution 1189. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
B. Consideration of Ordinance Granting Exclusive Franchise (PUD): Previously addressed.
C. Consideration of Ordinance Annexing Real Property: Previously addressed.
D. Proclamations: The proclamation for Waldport's Day to ASK was previously addressed. Consensus of the Council was to approve the signing of theBeachcomber Days proclamation.
E. Appointment to Planning Commission: The Council considered the letter of interest from Kevin Yorks. Councilor Holland moved to approve the appointment. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
F. Other issues: None.
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Holland noted that the County Assessor's office is currently in the process of reassessing property in Waldport. Councilor O'Brien reported that there had not been a quorum for the last Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the next meeting is scheduled for July 1. There will be a regional meeting in August to discuss emergency response and daily functioning. Councilor Brown suggested the City consider having a get-together for its volunteers, thanking them for their hard work and dedication. This will be discussed further. Councilor Campbell noted a couple of citizen complaints regarding the lack of outdoor lighting for the Community Center, which makes it difficult to safely get around, especially in the wintertime. Mayor Woodruff gave a brief report regarding the Port of Alsea's strategic plan, and a meeting she attended with Councilor Campbell, Public Works Director Andry, and representatives from DEQ. She noted that she had also attended Ralph Bond's celebration of life, and retirement parties for both John Alfano and Tom Rinearson. Travel Oregon sent a photo crew here to work on a promotion of our area, and she is looking forward to seeing the resulting film.
7. REPORTS: Reports from the Public Works Director and the City Librarian were included in the packet materials, and a Code Compliance report was distributed at the meeting. City Manager Kemp and Fire Chief Dennis Cannon of the Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue District noted that the Fire District was asking the City to adopt the International Fire Code so that they could set about enforcement. Following a brief discussion, consensus of the Council was to proceed with the research and, if current Code language did not address the issue, to adopt language that would. Mr. Kemp noted that a legislative issue survey from the League of Oregon Cities was distributed at the meeting and asked that the Council City review the document and respond back to staff by July 3. The results will then be forwarded to the League. The City is now the owner of the watershed property on Southworth Creek, and the deed will be recorded at the County. There is a meeting scheduled for June 13 with ODFW regarding the potential impact of development of the Southworth Creek watershed on the fish population. In regard to the old high school property, Nyhus Surveying has been chosen to do a topographical survey. Mr. Kemp is also looking into the process for forming a Parks and Recreation District. The work on the large water tank has been completed, the tank has been refilled, and the City is continuing to work with the contractor and the City's engineer to resolve the repair issues.
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Not needed.
9. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
10. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:42 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 10th day of July, 2014.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 10th day of July, 2014.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor