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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014


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, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilors O'Brien arrived at 2:10 p.m., and Councilor Campbell was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the August 14, 2014 meeting. Councilor Holland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
 A. Proclamations: Mayor Woodruff read the proclamations for "Cruzin' for Crab" and "Constitution Week" into the record.
 B. Consideration of Ordinance Regarding Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: City Manager Kemp explained that the ordinance before the Council for consideration included the suggested amendments from the August 14 Council meeting. Discussion ensued regarding further clarification to the section regarding the presence of minors in a facility. Councilor Brown moved to add the language proposed in a letter from Jennifer Versteeg, a Health Education Specialist for Lincoln County Health and Human Services, which had been distributed to the Council at the meeting. The motion was not seconded. Following further discussion, Councilor Cutter moved to include language in the ordinance to reference the language contained in OAR 333-008-1200. Councilor Brown seconded. The motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Brown and Cutter voting "Aye", Councilor Holland voting "Nay", and Councilor Gates abstaining. Hearing no objection, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 750 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to adopt the ordinance as amended. Councilor Brown seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Brown and Cutter voting "Aye", Councilor Holland voting "Nay", and Councilor Gates abstaining.
 C. Consideration of Ordinance Regarding Adoption of Oregon Fire Code: City Manager Kemp explained that Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue District #7 had recently adopted fire protection codes that established reasonable levels of life safety and property protection. They had asked the City to consider adoption of the same codes so that the District could enforce those codes in the City limits. Hearing no objection, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 751 by title only for the first and second readings. Councilor Cutter moved to adopt Ordinance No. 751. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
 D. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Holland extended his appreciation to the Public Works crew for their quick response in replacing an extremely faded sign on his street. Mayor Woodruff reminded the Council that the Waldport Cleanup Day would be Saturday, September 13. She also gave a brief report on the success of the recent Gravel Epic race, noting that there had been 183 registered riders this year. In last year's race the group had been fairly evenly split between the short and the long courses, this year all but twenty opted to traverse the 70-mile long course.
6. STAFF REPORTS: The written reports from the Public Works Director, City Librarian, City Planner and Code Compliance Officer were included in the packet materials. City Manager Kemp reported that the old bakery had finally been demolished, bringing closure to a long-standing compliance issue. In regard to the open space, the next step in the process will be a soil assessment. Councilor Cutter asked if this would tie into the proposed Lint Slough trail, and also mentioned that it may be time to reopen discussions with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding limitations on hunting in the proposed trail area. Mr. Kemp indicated that he and Mr. Lewis will look into this issue. He also gave a brief report on his research into the potential for Scenic Byway status for Highway 34. On the subject of signs, Mr. Kemp noted that the Planning Commission would be taking up the issue of code language at their next meeting, and the City has received and is evaluating two bids for a readerboard sign. The deadline for the November election has now passed, and there are four candidates for the four positions. Mr. Kemp has consulted with legal counsel regarding the Charter language for terms, and clarified that the twelve-year limit was with respect to an individual office.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:55 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 9th day of October, 2014.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 9th day of October, 2014.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor