FEBRUARY 11, 2016
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.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the January 14, 2016 meeting. Councilor Holland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS: John Maré addressed the Council regarding the excellent progress on Lint Slough Trail, and noted that work will eventually be starting on a connection up to Township 13.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Consideration of Resolution Authorizing Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Application: Following a brief discussion, Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution No. 1207. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
B. Consideration of Date for Joint Session with County Board of Commissioners: The proposed dates for the joint meeting were June 1, 8 or 15th. After discussion, consensus of the Council was to hold the meeting on June 1.
C. Review of Electronic Sign Policy: The Council reviewed the draft sign policy and discussed content, colors, fonts, timing, and other issues. They asked that copies of the policy be forwarded to the Chamber, Port, Fire Board and School District for their review and comments.
D. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor O'Brien noted that in conversation with Lincoln County Transit it was stated that the turnaround at the new clinic would need to be widened in order to accommodate the bus or they would not be able to provide transportation to the facility. Discussion ensued. It was pointed out that there was plenty of space at the top of Range Drive by the golf course for them to turn around, and historically that is the area that had been used by the bus system. Councilor O'Brien will forward that information to Lincoln County Transit.
Councilor Holland indicated that he would be unable to attend the next Council meeting as he will be out of the country.
Councilor Campbell mentioned that the Chamber was interested in finding out if the City would be willing to take over the banner purchase and placement on Highways 101 and 34. The Chamber's resources are limited, and although Pioneer Telephone has been very gracious to assist in the installation, it was often difficult to coordinate with them. The current banners are in extremely poor condition and will need to be replaced. Councilor Campbell suggested that this might be a good use for the remaining Urban Renewal #1 funds. Discussion ensued. Councilor Gates suggested that it might be good to continue the banners on down Broadway to help tie the Port area in with the rest of downtown. No decisions were made, as this would be a topic for the Urban Renewal Board to consider.
6. REPORTS: The reports from the City Librarian, Public Works Director and the City Planner were in the packet materials, and City Manager Kemp was absent due to a family emergency.
7. EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 3:00 p.m. the Council recessed into Executive Session, pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(I), to review and evaluate the performance of the City Manager. It was noted that although Mr. Kemp was absent, he was aware of the evaluation and did not feel it necessary to postpone the process.
8. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 3:30 p.m., the Council reconvened in Open Session. Councilor Campbell moved to authorize a 3% increase in wages for Mr. Kemp, in addition to the regular cost of living increase, to be effective as of July 1, 2016.
9. GOOD OF THE ORDER: A brief discussion ensued regarding the idea proposed at the previous meeting for naming one of the City's trails in honor of Mr. Maré. It was decided that Mr. Kemp would be consulted for suggestions as to which trail.
10. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:38 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 March, 2016.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 10th day of March, 2016.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor