October 6, 2015 Planning Commission Minutes

 

 

Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

October 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

1.  Call to Order and Roll Call

 

Commissioner Kelly called the meeting to order and lead the pledge of allegiance at 6:00 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

Audience: Lorrie Timmons from the Morrow County Planning Dept.

 

2.  Approve Minutes from the July 7, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting

 

Commissioner Maynard moved to accept the minutes from July 7, 2015. Commissioner Carnahan                     seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

3.  Public Hearing “City Development Code Amendments-Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities”

 

Commissioner Kelly asked City Manager Palmquist if he would read the Staff report.

 

City Manager Palmquist highlighted several things that need to be cleaned up in the Development Code and Municipal Code. He stated that a lot of it is the wording that needs to be cleaned up.

 

Public Hearing opened at 6:07 pm

 

Manager Palmquist read the Public Hearing Rules and asked there were any exparte’. There were none.

Manager Palmquist asked if there were any opponents. There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

Manager Palmquist read the concerns that the Shades had at the previous meeting in regards to being regulated on their grazing program and their situation is not effected.

 

Public Meeting closed at 6:14 pm

 

4.  City Development Code Amendments-Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities

 

Lorrie Timmons went over the Development Code Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities with the Planning Commission and answered questions they had as the Planning Commission deliberated the changes.

 

Commissioner Earle made the motion to send the City Development Code Amendments-Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities forward to the City Council with the changes that have been made. Commissioner Carnahan seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

 

5.  Ordinance 222-14 Amended “Truck Ordinance”

 

Manager Palmquist explained to the Planning Commission what the City Council is desires.

 

The Planning Commission deliberated.

 

Commissioner Carnahan moved to approve and amend Truck Ordinance 222-14 as discussed and recommend that City Council adopt with expedience to finally bring this item to closure. It is also noted that Irrigon’s residential zones will be treated and protected as such for the health, safety, and welfare keeping truck traffic in designated areas as noted in this ordinance. Commissioner Earle seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

 

6.  Quarterly Permits-Information only

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the information.

 

The Planning Commission had no additional items to discuss.

 

 

There was no further business.

Meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.

 

Minutes were prepared by: Jessi Hoffman

 

 

 

______________________________________

Planning Commission Secretary Luke Maynard

 

October 6, 2015 Planning Commission Agenda

1.  Call to Order, Pledge, and Roll Call

2.  Approve Minutes:

  • July 7, 2015 and August 4, 2015 Planning Commission minutes

3.  Public Hearing “City Development Code Amendments – Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities”

4.  City Development Code Amendments – Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities

5.  Ordinance 222-14 Amended “Truck Ordinance”

6.  Quarterly Permits – Information only

 

 

Adjournment:

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: City of Irrigon Planning Commission – November 3, 2015

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

September 6, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

 

 

Irrigon Planning Commission

Agenda

September 6, 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

3.  Public Hearing “City Development Code Amendments – Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities”

4.  City Development Code Amendments – Definitions, Temporary Uses, and Animal Densities

5.  Quarterly Permits – Information only

6.  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.

October 20, 2015 City Council Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

Irrigon City Council Meeting

October 20, 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 – September 15, 2015

b. City Manager Report and Staff Updates

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. Public Hearing – Opt Out Medical and Recreational Marijuana

 

  1. *Truck Ordinance 222-14 Amended

 

  1. *Title 1 Irrigon Municipal Code Updates

 

  1. *Contracting for Professional Services on Development Code, Article 10

 

  1. Items for Future Council Meetings

 

  • Animal Density and Groundwater Protection Hearing – November 2015
  • Fiscal Challenges/Opportunities – November 2015
  • Opt Out Medical and Recreational Marijuana Ordinance – November 2015
  • Sewer Project Bid (Bypass) – November 2015
  • Development Code Amendments – December 2015
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting – November/December 2015

 

Adjournment

 

Next Regular Meeting Date – November 17, 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 Information packet for City Council Meeting 10-15-2015

September 15, 2015 City Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes

Irrigon City Council Meeting

September 15, 2015 – 6.00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge/ Roll Call

Meeting called to order at 6:05 pm.

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

Staff present: City Manager Aaron Palmquist and Finance Officer Amanda Ferguson

Audience: Janet Pace, Lee Isseo and Meagan Shaver

  1. Mayor’s Comments

Last month council elected to write down concerns & suggestions on the proposed Ordinance No 222-14 for trucks & commercial vehicles. Please be sure these are turned into city staff.

Included in the council packets was a letter to the Irrigon Jr./Sr. High School in regards to the Irrigon High School Homecoming Fireworks Display. The letter stated that 60 to 90 days advance request for future events needs to take place. Schools are located in residential zones and timely communication with city council and residents is paramount. Tim Zacharias, Irrigon Jr./Sr. High School ASB Advisor, responded with a letter apologizing for the oversight of the student body in not ensuring that the city municipal officers were on board. He also assured, he would instruct student leaders to consult with the City of Irrigon on any community impact project in the future taking into account the recommended lead-time.

  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

Councilor Hagen moved and Councilor Strong seconded to approve and accept the consent agenda, pulling the IJCS bill of $760.00 from the accounts payable as presented. The motions passed unanimously.

Councilor Hagen moved and Councilor Matlack seconded to approve the IJCS bill as presented. The motion passed unanimously with Councilor Brown abstaining.

  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.

Ken Matlack informed the council that Finley Butte has requested that the Morrow County Parole and Probation Community Service Work Crew increase the number of days the work crew is at Finley Butte. Doing so would take away from other commitments that Parole and Probation has made, such as with the City of Irrigon. The days will not be increased, most likely resulting in the Morrow County Parole and Probation Community Service Work Crew losing the contract with Finley Butte. This may have an impact on the services the City of Irrigon receives from the work crew.

Code Enforcement Officer Colleen Neubert informed the council that she is back from her military leave in the Mojave Desert. She was gone for three weeks and had to publicly acknowledge the great water Irrigon has compared to where she was.

Lee Isseo and Meagan Shaver informed the council that they were notified that they needed to lower the height on the fence that was being built at 510 SE Utah Avenue from 6 feet to 4 feet to comply with city code. Stating that the fence was being built for the safety of their children and keeping their dog in the yard. They also pointed out that other properties along Division Street have a 6-foot fence.

City Manager Aaron Palmquist explained that the development code for that area requires that fences on corner lots be no higher than 4 feet on the sides of property parallel to a street for 30 feet from the corner. He would get copies of the code to the Lee and Meagan to review as well as give copies to city councilors. He also acknowledged, there were other properties in the area in violation of the code’s height restrictions and were being handled accordingly.

  1. Fiscal Challenges and Possibilities

In June, the city council asked the city manager to present to council various methods and further intentions to improve fiscal stability with options of increasing resources and/or decreasing expenses.

Aaron has responded with a memorandum listing items for council to consider and provide feedback on.

A.) Eliminate the policing contract with Morrow County beginning July 1, 2016. This action would be a savings to our General Fund of $90,000. It is also noted that each property owner pays Morrow County taxes for such services. Additionally, it must be noted that Morrow County cannot enforce any City Code items without some form of contract or Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA).

Due to concerns from council of potential conflicts of interest, Ken Matlack removed himself as councilor and addressed the council as the Morrow County Sheriff. He explained that he felt a government’s first priority needs to be the safety of its citizens.

In the past, the Morrow County Sheriff Office increased the contract price with the cost of living increase. However, due to budget restriction within the city, the county has not chosen to do so in the current fiscal year. The City of Irrigon receives many patrol hours that it does not pay for.

Sheriff Matlack acknowledged that residents within the city do pay taxes to the county for sheriff services but if the City of Irrigon does not have a contract with the Morrow County Sheriff Office, there will be no response to non-emergency calls within the city.

The council did not feel that this item needed further research and was eliminated as a possibility.

B.) Modify the policing contract, keeping patrol hours (half time) while strengthening language in any agreed to contract while maintaining clear and tight fiscal requirements. This reduction could save an estimate between $35,000 and $45,000 annually.

Some of the city councilors were worried that modifying the police contract would reduce the patrol hours and thus the police coverage in Irrigon.

C.) Elimination of Irrigon Code Enforcement from the Sheriff Contract. Bring the code enforcement process back under city staff responsibilities. Currently staff puts substantial amounts of time into code issues and is already engaged in the process. This reduction would be a savings to the General Fund with an estimate of $35,000 to $45,000 annually. There are means and processes that the city can implement through ordinance that would provide for the corrective action process, such as citation, etc.

Council elected to have staff further research this option and to get public input.

D.) Creation of a Police User Fee in the amount of $5.00 per month. This avenue can be a means to generate needed resources to sustain policing requirements while additionally adding revenue (for any policing contract) in the estimated amount of $40,000 annually.

Council elected to have city staff further research this option and gather public input.

E.) Establish a Street User Fee of $3.00 per month. This would generate an annual revenue increase of $24,000 to assist the governmental Street Fund on an annual basis. It is anticipated that resources would be used to benefit future street enhancements as well as improve the current maintenance levels that have been limited due to fiscal restraints. If Council chooses this opportunity, further details would be laid out on how a program plan would be established to ensure current maintenance and future enhancements projects take place within the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

Council elected to have city staff further research this option and gather public input.

F.)  The City has heard residents express concern for increased street lighting. Establishing a $2.00 per month User Fee would assist with lighting expenditures, but also develop strategies for lighting enhancements projects through the CIP. This would be an estimated $16,000 annually toward the Street Fund.

Council elected to have city staff further research this option and gather public input.

G.)  An item that has been voiced by several area residents is the establishment of a Law Enforcement District. The creation of a Special District is allowed under ORS and would need to go before the voters. A couple of benefits this possibility could be a means of building consistent, 24/7 law enforcement coverage (a positive increase for our area) and allow the current county law enforcement responsibility to be support while maintaining their strength (numbers) across the rest of Morrow County. Caveats to this would be that the creation of an additional district spreads the compression levels tighter as mandated under Measures 5 and 50, as well as being another tax to the taxpayer.

Council elected to have city staff further research this option and gather public input.

H.) Another possibility suggested was charging a user fee for RV’s utilizing the RV parks within the city of not more than a maximum of $5.00 per month.

Council elected to have city staff further research this option and gather public input.

  1. Little Library

The city has been approached by a member of the community asking if the council would consider allowing for Altrusa to place a little library near the children’s park. There is great lighting and surveillance for it in that area. It is of no competition with the existing library; it adds color and character for the young and old. It would be heavily monitored for inappropriate materials.

Councilor Matlack expressed concern that if put where kids congregate, there will be lots of vandalism. There is already excessive vandalism in that that area.

City Manager Aaron Palmquist explained that the little library needs to be placed in an area with no sprinklers to prevent water damage. The area mentioned was the only known location in the park area.

Councilor Brown also expressed concern of potential vandalism, but did not see a problem with the little library as long as it was properly maintained and adhered to city code.

It was the consensus of the council to approve the little library being placed on city property but to investigate other possible areas for placement. Staff is to write a letter stating that the little library is to be in compliance with the City of Irrigon Code. If it becomes an eye sore it will need to be removed by Altrusa. Additionally, any maintenance or vandalism is to be corrected by Altrusa within 48 hours.

  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 – October 2015
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting, potentially with a professional facilitator – November 2015
  • Information on statutes and laws in relation to conflicts of interest for council review.

Councilor Hagen moved to adjoin.

Meeting was adjoined at 8:19

 

Prepared by:

Amanda Ferguson

Finance Officer

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