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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

OCTOBER 17, 2000


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Balen called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. Chair Balen and Commissioners Cutter, Hauser and Woodruff answered the roll. Commissioners Uhl and Milligan were absent. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
3. COMMISSION COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: A brief discussion ensued regarding ideas for the possible use of the recently purchased motel property. Chair Balen will condense these ideas into a letter to be included with the upcoming Urban Renewal Agency public hearing on the issue.
4. MINUTES: The Commission considered the minutes from September 19, 2000. Chair Balen noted a correction needed to be made, striking the last sentence under Item #3. Commissioner Hauser moved to approve the minutes as amended, Commissioner Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
6. PUBLIC HEARING: None.
7. OLD BUSINESS: Continued Review of Waldport Comprehensive Plan's Estuary Plan: City Planner Thompson showed the areas under consideration on the map. Discussion ensued. Mr. Thompson explained that any proposed changes would have to be taken to the County, and his recommendation was that the City take over jurisdiction of Section 6. Consensus of the Commission was to have Mr. Thompson draft the document containing the recommendations for consideration at their next meeting.
8. NEW BUSINESS:
 A. Dedication of Public Streets - Ann and Kathleen Streets: Mr. Thompson explained the role of the Commission in the procedure, according to the Waldport Municipal Code. He indicated that Dahl is requesting that the City accept these streets as public streets, and Public Works Director McClintock has determined that the streets do meet the City's standards. Following a brief discussion, the general consensus of the Commission was that this action would be complimentary to the City's Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Hauser moved to forward a recommendation to approve to the City Council, Commissioner Cutter seconded, adding that the City needed to aggressively pursue an alternate route which will tie the industrial area to Highway 101. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 B. Testing of Alsea Bay Effluent - Test Report and Map: Chair Balen expressed concern regarding the testing of the effluent, wondering if the failing systems could be pinpointed. Mr. Thompson noted that the County had the right to test individual properties.
 C. Planning Report - October 13, 2000: Mr. Thompson reviewed his written report. A brief discussion ensued regarding the number of abandoned vehicles, which appeared to be on the increase.
 Chair Balen expressed a concern regarding the testing of fire hydrants in Alsea Highlands, noting that neither fire district wished to take responsibility. Staff recommended he contact Public Works Director McClintock to ascertain if this were something which could be done by that department.
9. ADJOURNMENT: At 7:50 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Commission, Commissioner Hauser moved to adjourn. Commissioner Cutter seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Clerk
APPROVED by the Planning Commission this 21st day of November, 2000.
SIGNED by the Chair this 21st day of November, 2000.
Samuel Balen, Chair