OCTOBER 13, 2016
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Christenson, Campbell, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor Gates arrived at 2:10 p.m. Councilor O'Brien was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the Council meeting of September 8, 2016. Councilor Cutter moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Campbell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
Mayor Woodruff read the proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS:
Roxie Cuellar from the Port of Alsea addressed the Council regarding the suggestion in the Parks Master Plan that Robinson Park be used for group gatherings. She asked that the Council give maximum latitude to the Port with regard to that park. Parking is an ongoing issue, and they are considering a public plaza or boardwalk, but the Port would like to keep their options open. John Maré, representing the Trails Committee and the Waldport Walkers mentioned that a small group of walkers took the Lint Slough Trail that morning, and were delighted to find that the inmate works crew had done a great job of widening the trail and extending it further to the south. Councilor Cutter suggested the City consider cautionary signage regarding bears, as there is a fair population of them in that area. City Manager Kemp noted that staff would take this under advisement and ascertain the type and quantity of signs, and whether it was a recommended practice.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Previously addressed.
B. Draft Parks Master Plan Review: City Manager Kemp explained the review process, noting that the document has been publicly released for citizen review and comments. City Planner Larry Lewis reviewed the goals of the Master Plan. Following discussion, Mr. Kemp noted that public feedback would be encouraged, and the Council could take the month to review the document. It will be on the agenda for the November meeting for further discussion.
C. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Mayor Woodruff noted receipt of a letter from a citizen, complimenting City staff and Colleen Nickerson from the Heritage Museum for their assistance in locating history on a family member.
6. REPORTS: The written reports from the City Manager, Public Works Director and Code Compliance Officer were included in the packet. City Manager Kemp reviewed an upcoming conditional use application for a woodcutting venture in the Industrial Park, noting that the hearing was scheduled before the Planning Commission on October 31 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Kemp apprised the Council of the recent hiring of a new Library Director, Sue Bennett, and gave a brief review of her credentials. He also noted the potential impact of the new flood insurance rate maps, which removed 58 properties from the flood zone, and added 198.
7. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: At 3:36 p.m. the Council recessed into Executive Session, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h), and 192.660(2)(e).The topics of discussion were the status of the water storage tank project and the potential lease of the old Public Works shop.
At 4:50 p.m., the Council reconvened into Open Session.
8. ACTIONS, IF ANY, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
9. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing further.
10. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:51 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 November, 2016.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 10th day of November, 2016.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor