MAY 14, 2015
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, Gates, Christenson, Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. A quorum was present.
Noting the presence of Urban Renewal Consultant Elaine Howard, Mayor Woodruff recessed the Council meeting to take up the Waldport Urban Renewal Agency agenda.
The Council meeting was reconvened at 3:27 p.m.
2. MINUTES: The Council reviewed the minutes from the April 9 regular meeting and the April 28 Budget Committee meeting. Councilor Gates moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Proclamation for "Older Americans Month": Mayor Woodruff read the proclamation into the record.
B. Auditor Engagement Letter: City Manager Kemp noted that this was an annual renewal, and that the City was very pleased with the auditing firm's work. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the engagement letter. Councilor Christenson seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
C. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Gates indicated she had attended an Oregon Marijuana Commission meeting. One of their goals is to launch an educational outreach campaign directed toward tourists and children, which she felt was a good idea. Councilor Cutter noted, with regard to cigarettes, that while it is illegal for minors to purchase them, the laws appear to be lax on their consumption. Councilor Campbell reported that the Fireworks Fund currently stands at $6000 of the $10,000 needed for this year's event. He is in the process of putting up donation containers at various places around town.
6. REPORTS: The written reports from the Public Works Director, City Librarian and City Planner were included in the packet materials. City Manager Kemp gave a report on the Ford Institute Leadership Program (FILP), asking for permission from the Council for a donation of six of the downtown planters for a South County project. The idea is to create three attractive seating areas which will be placed in Seal Rock, Waldport and Yachats. A brief discussion ensued regarding the cost of the planters, and whether they should be loaned to the other two communities, or purchased. Councilor Campbell moved to loan the planters to Seal Rock, and to ask Yachats if they would be willing to purchase their planters in exchange for a $3000 donation to the program. If not, then the planters would be loaned to them as well. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
Mr. Kemp distributed the recently received draft wetlands analysis for the Open Space, and indicated that this would be on the June agenda for further discussion.
7. EXECUTIVE SESSION(S): At 4:15 p.m., the Council recessed into Executive Session, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)e and 192.660(2)h. The topics of discussion were the potential relocation of the Public Works facility, and the water tank rehabilitation project. At 5:05 p.m., the Council meeting was reconvened into Open Session.
8. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
9. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
10. ADJOURNMENT: At 5:10 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 11th day of June, 2015. SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of June, 2015. Susan Woodruff, Mayor