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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JULY 11, 2017


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff, Councilors Warwick, Dunn, Christenson, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor O'Brien was excused. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Mayor Woodruff explained that this special session was being held to allow citizens an opportunity to comment on items on the upcoming Council agenda, or any other issues.
 Kitty Kelleher, Beth Cook, Dave Cook, Nanette Bacigalupo, and Joan Wikler addressed the Council regarding the land being cleared near Breakers Drive and Ocean Hills, noting that the recent slash burn had caused respiratory problems for themselves and their neighbors. The Fire District did make contact with the property owners, but as the burn was being conducted according to the rules, there was little that could be done. However, with burn season being over for the summer, it is hoped that other methods of dealing with the debris can be found. Other concerns raised regarding the development included existing and potential impacts on traffic and safety, environmental concerns, and the tsunami evacuation route access. It was explained that design plans for the Ocean Hills property have not yet been submitted to the City, but that when they are, they will include details such as access and drainage.
 Concerns were also expressed about the Industrial Park Master Plan and its potential impact on the area. The Council explained that the Industrial Park Master Plan is intended to be used as an overall guideline for those property owners and potential developers as well as for acquiring funding for necessary infrastructure. As development occurs, specific plans will be submitted for consideration by the City. It was also noted that full development of the Industrial Park area will no doubt take a number of years.
 Brief discussions then ensued regarding the Open Space and the McKinney Slough Bridge project.
3. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. ADJOURNMENT: At 7:25 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 10th day of August, 2017.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 10th day of August, 2017.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor



JULY 13, 2017


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Woodruff and Councilors Warwick, Dunn, Christenson, Cutter and Holland answered the roll. Councilor O'Brien was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Council considered the minutes from the June 7 workshop, June 8 Council meeting, and June 29 special meeting. Councilor Holland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Councilor Dunn seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: District Attorney Michelle Brennan addressed the Council and provided a review of the activities of her department. John Maré, representing the Trails Committee and the Waldport Walkers, noted that work on both Lint Slough trail and the Woodland trail is ongoing, thanks to the efforts of the Waldport Walkers, Angell Job Corps, and the Public Works department. Lori Eaton, Chair of the Beachcombers Committee, addressed the Council, thanking them for the recent $500 donation and other support from the City. She and Laura Herrick then requested that the Council impose some form of punitive action on Councilor Warwick for publicized remarks made in regard to Beachcombers. It was explained that the proper forum for this would be to initiate a recall petition. Shirley Hanes asked about eclipse planning and City Manager Kemp reviewed the actions planned by the City, which included provision of dumpsters and porta-potties.
4. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
 In deference to the audience, Item 4(B) was moved up on the agenda. Discussion ensued regarding the McKinney Slough Bridge project, and the various options available. ODOT representative Jae Pudewell reviewed the timeline and noted that ODOT was still looking at ways in which they could assist the City on other projects. He would have more information on that in August. He asked about the possibility of using a current undersized line to temporarily supply water customers and Public Works Director Andry responded that this line would not maintain the necessary water pressure to Peterson Park, due to elevation. Consensus of the Council was to have City Manager Kemp speak to the engineers about the design and costs involved in the Peterson Park bypass option which, though more expensive, may have at least some benefit to the water customers.
 A. Consideration of Resolution Authorizing Establishment of Health Savings Plans for Employees: Following discussion, Councilor Cutter suggested the topic be tabled to the August meeting for additional review. Consensus of the Council was favorable.
 B. McKinney Slough Bridge/Waterline Relocation: Previously discussed.
 C. Other Issues: None.
5. COUNCIL COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Councilor Warwick indicated that she had commented as a private citizen regarding Beachcombers, not as a representative of the Council. Councilor Cutter noted that the Tuesday night meeting had been interesting, and he was looking forward to next month's evening meeting. Councilor Holland mentioned that the Council had previously discussed renaming the Woodland Trail to honor Mr. Maré. Councilor Cutter moved to rename the Woodland Trail as the John Maré Woodland Trail. Councilor Holland seconded. The motion carried unanimously, and staff was directed to draft a proclamation and look into signage. Councilor Cutter cited concerns about the traffic during the recent 3rd of July celebration, and suggested discussions with the Sheriff's Department, the Fire District, and the Chamber of Commerce to see how this could be better addressed.
6. REPORTS: The written reports from the City Manager, City Librarian, Public Works Director, City Planner and Code Compliance Officer were included in the packet. City Manager Kemp noted that there were two vacancies on the Planning Commission, and consensus of the Council was to advertise for letters of interest. Mr. Kemp mentioned that he would be scheduling an executive session on the August agenda to discuss potential action regarding the ongoing compliance issues with the Mercantile building.
7. GOOD OF THE ORDER: Councilor Warwick indicated that she would not be able to attend the League of Oregon Cities conference, and Councilor Holland volunteered to go in her stead. City Manager Kemp noted that he had been approached by someone interested in acquiring the property on the northwest corner of Spring and John Street. There had been some discussion about the City acquiring that property for a park, but this person was also interested in maintaining the cypress trees, as long as no health or safety concerns warrant their removal. Consensus of the Council was to allow the transaction to proceed between Dollar General and this individual.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:46 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 10th day of August, 2017.
SIGNED by the Mayor this 10th day of August, 2017.
Susan Woodruff, Mayor