September 15, 2015 City Council Meeting Agenda

 

 

AGENDA

Irrigon City Council Meeting

September 15, 2015 – 6.00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

  1. Call to Order/Pledge/ Roll Call

 

  1. Mayor’s Comments

 

  1. *Consent Agenda (The Consent Agenda allows the Council to approve all items together without discussion or individual motions. Councilors can request an item be removed for later in the meeting and discussion)

 

a.  Approval of Minutes – August 18, 2015

b.  Staff Reports

i. Public Works

ii. Finance Officer

       iii. City Manager

c.  Accounts Payable

d.  Morrow County Sheriff Report

e.  Correspondence

 

  1. Public Comment – Maximum 3 minutes/person. Maximum 30 minutes allotted time for public comments

This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion. Sign-up on the clipboard required.

 

  1. *Fiscal Challenges and Possibilities

 

  1. Items for Future Council Meetings
  • CBU (Cluster Box Units) Process – TBD
  • Farmers Market Process/Policy – TBD
  • CM Contract – TBD
  • Medical and Recreational Marijuana Opt Out Opportunity
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting – November 2015

Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting Date – October 20, 2015

* Denotes a motion and vote required.

If you would like to attend and need assistance, please phone Irrigon City Hall at 1.541.922.3047 or TTY relay 1.800.735.2900

The facility is accessible for people with disabilities. Records Requests: The public may request documents for review, as legally applicable. A written request shall be submitted with a response in 5 business days of the time and cost for such public document request. City will proceed upon written notice to proceed or disregard the request.

Click here for City Council Information Packet

August 18, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes

Irrigon City Council Meeting

August 18, 2015 – 6:00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

 

 

1.  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance – 6:06 pm

Council members present: Sam Heath, Margaret Anderson, Ken Matlack, Michelle Hagen, Martin Brown, Daren Strong. Christine Sorenson had an excused absence.

Staff present: Finance Officer Amanda Ferguson, City Clerk Jessi Hoffman and Public Works Director Keith White. City Manager Aaron Palmquist had an excused absence.

Audience: John Garlitz from JUB, Janet Pace, Diane Kroft, Burrel Cooley, Jeanne Terry, Dave Cooley, and Dalia Villegas

2.  Mayor’s Comments

Mayor Heath gave a big welcome back to those who were absent last Month or participating by phone. She also stated that in your packet you will find a letter from the League of Oregon Cities. Heath said as a reminder, there are benefits we receive with our membership. If you are not receiving the Local Focus Magazine and weekly electronic bulletin, let staff know in order to get resolved.

3. *Consent Agenda

a. Approval of Minutes – July 21, 2015

b. Staff Reports

i. Public Works

ii. Finance Officer

iii. City Manager

c. Accounts Payable

d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

e. Correspondence

Mayor Heath asked the Council if there was a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

Councilor Hagen made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

4.  Public Comment – Maximum 3 minutes/person. Maximum 30 Minutes allotted time for public comments. This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion, Please sign-up on the clipboard required.

Janet Pace of the Irrigon Pickle Ball Group, known as the Pickle Heads, came and gave lots of information regarding their group and what they are trying to accomplish in the community with ideas of where pickle ball courts could be developed within the City.

Burrel Cooley stated that he was representing the Park and Recreation. Cooley stated that the Park and Recreation District is working in conjunction with the Marine Board to get the Marina Parking lot updated. Cooley also stated that the Park and Recreation District would like to hold off on creating an entrance into the Park off of Eighth Street and incorporate that with the updating of the parking lots.

5.  Mayor Heath thanked Burrel Cooley for the update.

Mr. Danielson, Stokes Landing Bed and Breakfast, stated that he would not like Eighth Street opened up if they are going to close Tenth Street as an entrance. He feels it would take business away from them.

6. Public Hearing – CDBG Block Grant Application – John Garlitz

Mayor Heath stated that this is in regards to the Community Development Block Grant Application; notice was posted on July 31, 2015. We will have the City’s Finance Officer read the notice and Dalia Villegas read again in Spanish and then hear from John Garlitz of JUB Engineers.

John Garlitz read the CDBG Block Grant Public Notice to the City Council. After Garlitz read the CDBG Block Grant Public Notice to the Council, Dalia Villegas read the CDBG Block Grant Public Notice to the Council in Spanish.

The City of Irrigon is eligible to apply for a 2015 Community Development Block Grant from the Oregon Business Development Department. Community Development Block Grant funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant can be used for public facilities and housing improvements, primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes.

Approximately $11.3 Million will be awarded to Oregon non-metropolitan cities and counties in 2015. The maximum grant that a city or county can receive is $3,000,000.

The City of Irrigon is preparing an application for a 2015 Community Development Block Grant from the Oregon Business Development Department for Irrigon’s Facility Plan (sewer) in assisting the City with final stages of the sewer system conversion and sustainability. It is estimated that the proposed project will benefit at least 1,850 person, of whom 57% will be low or moderate income.

The purposed of this hearing is for the City Council to obtain citizen views and to respond to questions and comments about: community development and housing needs, especially the needs of low- and moderate-income persons, as well as other needs in the community that might be assisted with a Community Development Block Grant project; and the proposed project.

Permanent involuntary displacement of persons or businesses is not anticipated as a result from the proposed project. If displacement becomes necessary, alternatives will be examined to minimize the displacement and provide required/reasonable benefits to those displaced. Any low- and moderate-income housing which is demolished or converted to another use will be replaced.

Public Hearing opened at 6:33 pm

Heath stated that at this time we will welcome Garlitz and asked if there anything else he would like to regards to the CDBG Block Grant Public Notice.

Garlitz stated no not at this time.

Heath stated that with no further public comment the Public Hearing will close at 6:35 pm.

7.  *Ordinance 222-14, Amended “Truck and Commercial Vehicle Route”

Heath stated that this Ordinance regulates the activities of trucks and commercial vehicles over certain roads within the City of Irrigon and provides penalty for violations thereof. The additions are underlined and word removals are indicated by strike-out.

The City Council deliberated about Ordinance 222-14, Amended “Truck and Commercial Vehicle Route.” Councilor Anderson made the suggestion to amend the Master Fee Schedule and make changes to Code Violations under Title 6 Vehicle and Traffic fees, and to also send Ordinance 222-14, Amended “Truck andCommercial Vehicle Route” back to the Planning Commission and have them go through the whole thing and make changes that have been suggested by City Council. Councilor Brown seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

8. *OLCC Renewals

Mayor Heath stated that this a letter that was sent to all the businesses in regards to their renewals. A draft copy is provided in your packet. Also provided are some ORS guidelines when consideration is given either to refuse or restrict a license when deciding to renew liquor licensing. As of date it is believed the following businesses, listed on the back, have submitted their fee.

Councilor Anderson made the motion to acknowledge and accept the OLCC renewals as presented. Councilor Brown seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

9. *Resolution 15-12 “Extending Workers’ Compensation to City Volunteers”

Mayor Heath stated that Resolution 15-12 extends workers’ compensation coverage to volunteers of the City of Irrigon. This has been reviewed annually.  Heath said that the Resolution 15-12 would provide needed worker compensation coverage and be reviewed only when necessary or when changes occur.

Councilor Brown asked if it was going to cost extra.

Finance Officer Ferguson stated that it was not going to cost more than what has already been paid.

Councilor Hagen made the motion to accept Resolution 15-12 as presented. Councilor Matlack seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

10.  Items for Future Council Meetings

  • CBU (Cluster Box Units) Process – TBD
  • Farmers Market Process/Policy – TBD
  • CM Contract – TBD
  • Fiscal Challenges and Possibilities – September 2015
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting – November 2015

Councilor Hagen motioned to adjourn meeting.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

Adjournment            Next Regular Meeting Date – September 15, 2015

 

Submitted by/

Jessi Hoffman

City Clerk

 

First Mosquitoes with West Nile virus detected August 10, 2015 in Morrow County, Oregon

 

First mosquitoes with West Nile virus detected in Morrow County

West Nile virus, a mild flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes, has been reported to have been found in one testing site in Morrow County Oregon, according to Oregon Public Health officials. The mosquitoes were collected on the night of August 10th in the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.

Health officials are advising people in Morrow County to take precautions against mosquitoes in order to avoid the risk of infection. We want people in that area to be especially careful to avoid getting mosquito bites. “The risk of contracting West Nile virus may be low, but we do encourage people to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites,” said Greg Barron, Manager of North Morrow Vector Control District. “We will continue to increase our mosquito control operations utilizing our Ultra Low Volume (ULV) truck mounted sprayers and possibly some spraying by helicopter to reduce adult mosquito populations,” Barron said.

Dr. Emilio DeBess, public health veterinarian says simple precautions can prevent the spread of West Nile virus:

Eliminate sources of standing water that are a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including watering troughs, bird baths, ornamental ponds, buckets, wading and swimming pools not in use and old tires.

  • When engaged in outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active protect yourself by using mosquito repellants containing DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus or Picardin and follow the directions on the container.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in mosquito-infested areas.
  • Make sure screen doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly.

Because of the number of mosquito pools testing positive in any area could lead to infection, Shelley Wight, Morrow County Health Department Health Educator / Communicable Disease Coordinator recommends people and animals be protected against mosquito bites.

Eighty percent of people infected with West Nile virus exhibit no symptoms. Of the remaining 20 percent, most have very mild symptoms, such as fever, headaches and nausea lasting from three to six days. In a few cases, more severe symptoms may occur including convulsions or disorientation. The central nervous system also may be affected, resulting in a headache associated with fever, aseptic meningitis or encephalitis. West Nile is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most infected people will show little or no signs of disease.  About 1 in 5 infected people may show signs of West Nile fever. People at risk include those individuals over 50 years of age, people with immune compromising conditions, or those people with diabetes and high blood pressure. Symptoms may include fever above 100ºF AND severe headache, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, shaking, paralysis, or rash. It is important that you contact your health care provider if you experience any of these symptoms. The fever syndrome may last from a few days to several weeks.  The incubation period is usually 2-14 days.

Consult your health care provider if you have these symptoms. Health Care Providers may contact the Morrow County Health Department for information on West Nile virus testing services that the Oregon Public Health Lab offers.

Additional information about West Nile virus is available at:

Oregon Health Authority website http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/WestNileVirus/Pages/survey.aspx

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/ index.htm

Oregon Department of Human Services

http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/acd/diseases/wnile/survey.shtml

Morrow County Health Department

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/lhd/county_directories/Morrow.pdf

Morrow County

http://morrowcountyoregon.com/

North Morrow Vector Control District

http://nmvcdmosquito.org

 

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2015 City Council Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

Irrigon City Council Meeting

August 18, 2015 – 6.00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge/ Roll Call
  2. Mayor’s Comments
  3. *Consent Agenda (The Consent Agenda allows the Council to approve all items together without discussion or individual motions. Councilors can request an item be removed for later in the meeting and discussion)

a. Approval of Minutes – July 21, 2015

b. Staff Reports

i. Public Works

ii.Finance Officer

       iii. City Manager

c. Accounts Payable

d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

e. Correspondence

4.Public Comment – Maximum 3 minutes/person. Maximum 30 minutes allotted time for public comments

This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion. Sign-up on the clipboard required.

  1. Public Hearing – CDBG Block Grant Application” – John Garlitz
  2. *Ordinance 222-14, Amended “Truck and Commercial Vehicle Routes”
  3. *OLCC Renewals
  4. *Resolution 15-12 “Extending Workers’ Compensation to City Volunteers”
  5. Items for Future Council Meetings
  • CBU (Cluster Box Units) Process – TBD
  • Farmers Market Process/Policy – TBD
  • CM Contract – TBD
  • Fiscal Challenges and Possibilities – September 2015
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting – November 2015

Adjournment

 

Next Regular Meeting Date – September 15, 2015

 

* Denotes a motion and vote required.

 Click here for City Council Meeting Information Packet for 8/18/2015

If you would like to attend and need assistance, please phone Irrigon City Hall at 1.541.922.3047 or TTY relay 1.800.735.2900

The facility is accessible for people with disabilities. Records Requests: The public may request documents for review, as legally applicable. A written request shall be submitted with a response in 5 business days of the time and cost for such public document request. City will proceed upon written notice to proceed or disregard the request.

August 4, 2015 Planning Commission Minutes

Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

August 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

  

Due to no quorium there was no meeting, however Mr. and Mrs. Shade had questions and thoughts provided to the Planning Commission that will be brought forward at the next meeting on October 6, 2015

July 7, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

 

Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

July 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

 

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Commissioner Carroll called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

Planning Commission members present: Luke Maynard, Bill Kelly and Bill Earle. Alan Carnahan and Foster Carroll had excused absences.

Staff present: City Manager Aaron Palmquist and City Clerk Jessi Hoffman.

Audience: None

  1. Approve Minutes from the June 2, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting

Commissioner Maynard moved to accept the minutes from June 2, 2015. Commissioner Earle                     seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Election of Chairperson

Commissioner Maynard moved to elect Commissioner Kelly as Chairperson. Commissioner Earl seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Ordinance 222-14 Amended “Truck Ordinance”.

Manager Palmquist reviewed the thoughts and questions from the City Council to the Planning Commission.Palmquist also went over the Ordinance 222-14 with the Planning Commission on the suggested comments and recommendations.

Planning Commission deliberated greatly over Ordinance 222-14. The planning Commission was all in favor to send Ordinance 222-14 forward to the City Council for adoption.

  1. Additional Discussion

The Planning Commission had no additional items to discuss..

There was no further business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

Minutes were prepared by: Jessi Hoffman

 

August 4, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

Irrigon Planning Commission

Agenda

August 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

 

 

 

  1. Call to Order, Pledge, and Roll Call
  2. Approve Minutes:
  • July 7, 2015 Planning Commission minutes
  1. Public Hearing “City Development Code Amendments – Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities”
  2. City Development Code Amendments – Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities
  3. Quarterly Permits – Information only
  4. Additional Discussion

 

 

Adjournment:

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: City of Irrigon Planning Commission – October 6, 2015 (No September 2015 meeting)

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

July 7, 2015 Irrigon Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

 

 

Irrigon Planning Commission

Agenda

July 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

  

  1. Call to Order, Pledge, and Roll Call
  2. Approve Minutes:
  • June 2, 2015 Planning Commission minutes
  1. Election of Chairperson
  2. Ordinance 222-14 Amended “Truck Ordinance”
  3. Additional Discussion

 

 

Adjournment:

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: City of Irrigon Planning Commission – August 4, 2015

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

June 2 , 2015 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

 

Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

June 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

 

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Commissioner Carroll called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Planning Commission members present: Alan Carnahan, Foster Carroll, and Luke Maynard. Bill Kelly and Bill Earle had excused absences.

Staff present: City Manager Aaron Palmquist and City Clerk Jessi Hoffman.

Audience: None

  1. Approve Minutes from the May 5, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting

Commissioner Carnahan moved to accept the minutes from May 5, 2015. Commissioner Maynard                     seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Ordinance 222-14 Amended “Truck Ordinance”

Manager Palmquist went over the notes that the City Council sent back to the Planning Commission.

Manager Palmquist also stated that one of the things that the Planning Commission should look at is it about preserving the roads or is it about semi-trucks in residential areas.

Commissioner Carnahan gave the idea of a weekend permit.

Manager Palmquist asked how do you monitor that.

Manager Palmquist stated that staff recommends that the Planning Commission think on this and bring it back to the next Planning Commission meeting.

  1. Planning Commission Training Discussion.

Manager Palmquist asked the Planning Commission to take a look at your packets where there are some samples of what was talked about in the last Planning Commission meeting.

Manager Palmquist recommends reviewing the samples and bringing it back to the next Planning Commission meeting.

Commissioner Carnahan stated that the cheat sheets look good.

  1. Planning Commission Goals and Work Plan

City Manager Palmquist handed out some potential training material for the Planning Commission to review and bring back at a future Planning Commission meeting.

  1. Additional Discussion

Commissioner Carrol stated that he has plans to step down as Chairperson for the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Carroll also stated that the Planning Commission will vote on it at the next meeting.

There was no further business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

Minutes were prepared by: Jessi Hoffman

 

 

July 21, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes

Irrigon City Council Meeting

July 21, 2015 – 6:00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

 

 

 

  1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance – 6:04 pm

Council members present: Christine Sorenson by phone, Sam Heath, Margaret Anderson, Ken Matlack, Michelle Hagen. Martin Brown and Daren Strong had an excused absence.

Staff present: City Manager Aaron Palmquist, City Clerk Jessi Hoffman and Public Works Director Keith White.

Audience: Deputy Neubert, Barb Huwe, and Yvonne Wesley

  1. Mayor’s Comments

Mayor Heath provided a simple reminder that the Irrigon Watermelon Festival is this coming Saturday, the 25th of July. It will be a day of fun for all age groups. Heath also stated that Councilor Anderson will be taking part in the seed spitting contest at 2:30 pm and watch out I hear she’s been practicing her technique.

Heath noted that Councilor Sorenson attended the quarterly LOC small city meeting in Heppner last week with the City Manager. Heath asked if Sorenson would like to brief the Council on what she had learned.

Councilor Sorenson stated that it was great to be able to dialog with other small city representatives.

Manager Palmquist stated that it was very energetic and interactive.

  1. *Consent Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes – June 16, 2015
  3. Staff Reports
  4. Public Works
  5. Finance Officer

iii. City Manager

  1. Accounts Payable
  2. Morrow County Sheriff Report
  3. Correspondence

Mayor Heath asked the Council if there was a motion to approve the Consent Agenda for June 16, 2015.

Councilor Hagen made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda for June 16, 2015. Councilor Matlack seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Public Comment – Maximum 3 minutes/person. Maximum 30 Minutes allotted time for public comments. This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion, Please sign-up on the clipboard required.

Barb Huwe stated that she would like to say thank you to the City Council and the OTLD for finally getting the process settled. It’s been a long hard battle for everyone. Huwe also stated that the co-ed soft ball tournament will be going on July 25-26 this year. Come down and support the teams and come down and check out the Watermelon Festival and support it as well.

  1. Public Hearing – “Transferring of Real Property to OTLD”

Public Hearing opened at 6:09 pm

Mayor Heath asked if there was anyone that would like to speak. There were no comments at that time. Heath asked Staff to give an update.

Manager Palmquist stated that in the Council packet and for the public there is a Staff Report and the jist of it is that before any government body either transfers or disposes of real property there needs to be a Public Hearing. Palmquist stated for the record, Staff recommends to Council to accept the survey results, execute Resolution 15:07, authorize Mayor to sign the appropriate bargain sale and deeds and record, and send a third bargain sale and deed document to the OTLD for processing and recording. Expenses to be paid by the OTLD per the IGA.

Councilor Anderson asked if this is everything that needs to be done.

Manager Palmquist stated that this is everything that needs to be done for the lot line adjustment to be finished.

Public hearing closed at 6:12 pm

  1. *Resolution 15-07 Bargain and Sale Deeds – Lots line Adjustment Between City Hall and OTLD

Mayor Heath asked if there is a motion to accept Resolution 15-07, restating the boundaries between City Hall and OTLD, and authorizing the Mayor to sign the deeds.

 

Councilor Matlack made the motion to accept Resolution 15-07 restating the boundaries between City Hall and OTLD, and authorizing the Mayor to sign the deeds. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. *Resolution 15-08 “SCA Grant-ODOT”

Mayor Heath noted that the City of Irrigon is making application to improve SE California Street between South First and Division Street.

Mayor Heath asked if there was a motion to accept Resolution 15-08.

Councilor Anderson made the motion to accept Resolution 15-08. Councilor Hagen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. *Resolution 15-09 “STIP 2018-2020 Grant-ODOT”

Mayor Heath stated that this resolution is making application for the 2018-21 “Statewide Transportation Improvement Program” or STIP. City Manager Palmquist has had JUB go back through the prosed plans for Division St. to really access necessity to get the ball rolling on this project. Heath also commented that it has been a priority for some time and if you remember we scored right under the cut-off line last time at 2.7 million. With the reduced figures coming in 1.2 million less, and the priority this has with our City, we are hoping to receive strong consideration.

Councilor Sorenson made a motion to accept Resolution 15-09. Councilor Hagen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. *Resolution 15-10 “Irrigon Drinking Water Reduction Grant #U13005 Close-out

Mayor Heath commented that Resolution accepts closure to the groundwater reduction grant. Manager Palmquist has some uniquely designed tri-fold brochures. Heath stated that this in turn will support code enforcement concerning animal density in populated areas that ties into the drinking water hazards when it becomes contaminated.

Manager Palmquist stated that on August 4, 2015 the Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing regarding this and they will also be making some recommendations according to the development code. It will come back in September to the City Council to look at some codes amendments.

Councilor Anderson stated that they need to look at the stuff that they are spraying on crops.

Manager Palmquist stated that would be the State Agriculture Department.

Councilor Anderson motioned to accept the closure of the grant by approving Resolution 15-10. Councilor Matlack seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. *Resolution 15-11 “CBDG Sewer Facility Plan Application”

Mayor Heath said that this Resolution for CBDG Block grant funding is to continue with sewer conversions. A pre-notification intake form has been accepted by IFA and we are deemed eligible.

Manager Palmquist stated that the Council gives authorization to move forward with the application process.

Councilor Anderson motioned to approve Resolution 15-11. Councilor Sorenson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. *Enhancement Recommendations

Mayor Heath asked the Council if they remembered the $75 thousand that was given to our City from the Columbia River Enterprise Zone. Heath commented on how Manager Palmquist has done a remarkable job recommending how the money could be well spent in Enhancement projects benefiting everyone in the community. Palmquist formed a committee with a member from each taxing district and two members at large who then reviewed applications for enhancement projects with the Council making the final decision.

Manager Palmquist gave a detailed overview of Enhancement Recommendations.

Councilor Hagen made a motion to accept the recommendations to disperse the CREZ funds as presented by the Enhancement Committee. Councilor Sorenson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. *Final Disposition of Backhoe to Cemetery District

Mayor Heath stated that it looks like the City’s Backhoe is now the Cemetery District’s property. Heath asked if there was a motion to acknowledge and accept that the final payment has been received from the Cemetery District.

Councilor Hagen made the motion to acknowledge and accept that the final payment has been received from the Cemetery District. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

  1. Items for Future Council Meetings
  • CBU (Cluster Box Units) Process – TBD
  • Farmers Market Process/Policy – TBD
  • CM Contract – TBD
  • Fiscal Challenges and Possibilities – September 2015
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting – November 2015

 

 

Adjournment

Councilor Anderson motioned to adjourn meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

Next Regular Meeting Date – August 18, 2015

 

Submitted by/

Jessi Hoffman

City Clerk