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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JULY 14, 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, Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor Christenson was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the June 9, 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:
 A. Annual Update - Lincoln County DA: District Attorney Michelle Brennan addressed the Council and provided a review of the activities of her department.
 B. "Dancing with Sea Lions": Jennifer Connor from the Florence Event Center addressed the Council regarding the "Dancing with Sea Lions" project, which involved installing brightly colored sea lion statues in various locations around Florence. The statues will eventually be sold, and Sandra Guntrum is purchasing one to be installed here in Waldport. The location has yet to be determined.
 C. Other Comments/Presentations: Newly appointed Chamber President Sheri Williams addressed the Council, thanking Public Works for their quick response to a necessary cleanup in front of the Columbia Bank prior to the bank's picnic, and noting concerns regarding litter following the 3rd of July celebration and the condition of the dump station on Starr Street.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS;
 A. Library Board Appointment: The Council considered the memo from Library Director Tierce, recommending that the Council consider appointing Mr. Gary Hodges to a four-year term on the Library Board. Councilor Holland moved to appoint Mr. Hodges. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
 B. CoastCom Franchise Transfer to Wave: Doug Updenkelder addressed the Council regarding the request, and noted that he was willing to answer questions. Councilor Cutter inquired about the possibility of offering broadband services to more than just governmental and educational facilities. Mr. Updenkelder indicated that there were no plans for that at present, but he would keep in touch with Mr. Cutter regarding any changes. Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution 1213. Councilor Gates seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
 C. Recreational Marijuana Tax: City Manager Kemp reviewed the issue, noting that there would be a reduction in the current tax rate after January. The State would be lowering the tax to 17%, and cities and counties around the State would be allowed to assess up to an additional 3% local tax. Following a brief discussion, Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 760 by title only for the first and second readings: "An Ordinance of the City of Waldport Amending the Waldport Municipal Code Title 3 (Revenue and Finance) by Adding a New Chapter 3.06 Entitled ‘Recreational Marijuana Taxation' Imposing a Three Percent Tax on the Sale of Marijuana Items by a Marijuana Retailer, Referring the Ordinance to the Voters at the General Election to be Held on November 8, 2016, and Declaring an Effective Date". Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance No. 760. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor Gates abstaining. Councilor Campbell noted that his term would be up in January, but he would like to volunteer for the City's Budget Committee. Hearing no objection, Mayor Woodruff then read Ordinance No. 761 by title only for the first and second readings: "An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance No. 754 Which Established a Tax on the Sale of Marijuana and Marijuana-Infused Products in the City of Waldport". Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance No. 761. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor Gates abstaining. The Council then considered Resolution No. 1212, "A Resolution Calling for an Election to Refer to the Voters of the City of Waldport, Oregon, a Measure That Would Impose a Three Percent Tax on the Sale of Marijuana Items by a Marijuana Retailer". Councilor Cutter moved to approve Resolution No. 1212. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye", Councilor Gates abstaining.
 D. Proposed Amendments to the C-1 and C-2 Commercial Zones: The Council considered Ordinance No. 762. Discussion ensued regarding the proposed amendment to Section 16.28.010. Consensus of the Council was to change the language from 50% to 80% of the total floor area. This changed Section 1 of the proposed Ordinance to read as follows: "Section 16.28.010 is hereby amended to add the following language: ‘T. The manufacture, fabrication and/or assembly of those goods offered for sale on the premises that are permitted for sale in the C-1 zone, provided all manufacturing, fabricating, assembling, and storage not exceed 80% of the total floor area of the establishment and provided further that it shall occur within an enclosed building and provided that the use does not create a public nuisance or an unreasonable hazard to health or property because of excessive noise, smoke, odor or dust, or because it constitutes a fire, explosion or other physical hazard.'" Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 762 by title only for the first and second readings: "An Ordinance of the City of Waldport Revising Title 16 of the Waldport Municipal Code by Amending Chapter 16.28 ‘Retail Commercial Zone C-1', Section 16.28.010 ‘Uses Permitted Outright' and Declaring an Emergency". Councilor Holland moved to approve Ordinance No. 762. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Gates, O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye". Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 763 by title only for the first and second readings: "An Ordinance of the City of Waldport Revising Title 16 of the Waldport Municipal Code by Amending Chapter 16.32 ‘General Commercial Zone C-1', Sections 16.32.010 ‘ Uses Permitted Outright' and 16.32.020 ‘Conditional Uses' and Declaring an Emergency". Councilor Cutter moved to approve Ordinance 763. Councilor Holland seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Gates, O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye".
 E. Proposed Zone Change: City Manager Kemp noted that the Council had approved the motion to rezone the former public works facility property to C-1 Retail Commercial as recommended by the Planning Commission. Ordinance No. 764 memorialized that decision. Mayor Woodruff read Ordinance No. 764 by title only for the first and second readings: "An Ordinance Amending the Waldport City Zoning Map and Comprehensive Plan Map". Councilor Campbell moved to approve Ordinance No. 764. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried, with Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Gates, O'Brien, Campbell, Cutter and Holland voting "Aye".
 F. Resolution Amending Budget for FY 2016/2017: Councilor Holland moved to approve Resolution 1214. Councilor Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
 G. LOC Survey: The League of Oregon Cities requested a review of the recommendations for issues to be addressed during the 2017 legislative session. Following discussion, consensus of the Council was to focus on the following four items: Needed Housing Assistance Program, Green Energy Technology Requirement, Mental Health Investments, and Veterans Preference Clarifications. Staff will forward the Council's choices to the League.
 H. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Gates noted that the State has ruled that marijuana outlets are allowed to remain open until 10:00 p.m. She will go through the proper channels to request a change to the City's regulations. Mayor Woodruff indicated that she had sent a summary of the recent housing meeting to the Council, and it appeared that there will be some concentrated efforts made to address the issue of affordable housing. A brief discussion ensued regarding vacation rentals, and consensus of the Council was to have staff perform some research for possible regulations.
6. REPORTS: The reports from the Public Works Director, City Librarian and City Planner were included in the packet materials. City Manager Kemp reviewed his written report. noting that City staff is looking at examples of park rules and will be bringing forth an amended or new resolution for consideration. Councilor Cutter wondered about installation of cameras for park areas and/or other general areas around town. He also suggested contacting businesses that already have cameras to participate in information sharing. A brief discussion ensued regarding the proposed memorandum of understanding between Waldport and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, which would result in coordination to develop land use resilience measures and strategies focused on tsunami risk. The general consensus of the Council was to have the City participate, staff will look at obtaining more information and possibly coordinating a presentation. With regard to the old public works property, Councilors Cutter and Campbell will work with City Manager Kemp to put together an informational package to promote the potential uses of the property.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Campbell noted that he is no longer the President of the Chamber of Commerce, though he staying on as a board member for at least one more year. He suggested that the Council consider appointing a liaison to the Chamber at its meeting in January.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:50 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 August, 2016.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 11th day of August, 2016.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor