July 15, 2014 City Council Meeting Agenda

    

 

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 – June 17, 2014

b. Staff Reports

i.   Finance Officer

ii.  Public Works

iii.  City Manager

c. Accounts Payable

d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

e. Correspondence

4.       Public Comment – Maximum 5 minutes/person

This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion, regarding issues that are not    already on the agenda. Please sign-up on the clipboard.

5.        * Resolution 14-09 “Extending Workers Compensation Coverage to City Volunteers”

6.        * Ordinance No.  228-14 “Updating the Transportation System Plan and Amending Comprehensive Plan and Development  Code of the City of Irrigon” (Second Read)

7.        * Local Government Personnel Institute (LGIPI) – Cancelation of Membership

8.        * Ordinance No. 229-14 “EOT Franchise” (Second Read)

9.        * Accepting and Closing Out the 2012 SCA Division Street Sidewalk Project

10.      * Resolution 14-10 “2015 Special City Allotment (SCA) Grant Opportunity “

11.     * Irrigon’s Top Legislative Priorities with LOC

12.     Items for Future Council Meetings

 

 

Adjournment                                   Next Regular Meeting Date – August 19, 2014

 

Executive Session:  ORS 192.660 (2) (h) to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.

 

* Denotes a motion and vote required.

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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.

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July 1, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

 

                 Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

    July 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Audience:  Patty Burres and Eldon Rogers

 

  1. Approve Minutes from the June 3, 2014 Planning      Commission Meeting

 

Commissioner Earle moved to accept the minutes from June 3, 2014. Commissioner Carnahan  seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

Public Hearing – Statement to Applicant and Audience

Chairperson Foster Carroll opened the public hearing at 6:01 p.m.

  1. Public Hearing –Replat – Jolliffe, 360 NE      Sixth St.

Manager Palmquist read the Staff Report for the Jolliffe Replat of Lots 29 through 32 Assessors Map

W.M. SW ¼ of Section 19, T5NR27CB, Block 28, Tax lot 6001, in the City of Irrigon, Morrow County, Oregon.

Palmquist asked if there were any comments from the proponents at this time.

Patti Burres asked if is a requirement to have the property surveyed after everything is done.

Councilor Carnahan said no but he would recommend having it done for future problems that might come up later down the road.

Councilor Earle asked if the surrounding properties have been surveyed.

Eldon Rogers stated that he plans to put a manufactured home on the property. He also stated that he would not be getting it surveyed at this time.

Councilor Carnahan stated that he is okay with the replat, but he would still like to see a survey done.

Manager Palmquist asked if there is any opposition that needs to be heard tonight for those that oppose this application tonight. There was none.

Public Hearing closed at 6:14 p.m.

 

  1. Deliberations – Jolliffe, 360 NE Sixth St.

Councilor Earle asked what the sizes of the lots where.

Councilor Carnahan stated the lots are 100’ X 120’.

Manager Palmquist stated that the total square footage needed to follow city code is 7500 square feet, and meets the requirement having over 12,000 square feet.

Councilor Earle asked if it was going to be a manufacture home with a foundation.

Manager Palmquist replied by saying yes it will have a foundation under it.

Patti Burres asked if Eldon can close on the property while the replat is taking process.

Manager Palmquist answered yes to continuing forward.

Councilor Carnahan made a motion to approve the application with contingence of a 30 day description

of the lot. Councilor Earle seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

5.  Additional Discussion

There was no further business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.

 

Minutes were prepared by:  Jessi Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

June 17, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

Minutes

Irrigon City Council Meeting

June 17, 2014 – 6:00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

 

1.  Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Sam Heath called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Council members present: Daren Strong, Christine Sorenson, Sam Heath, Margaret Anderson, Ken Matlack, Michelle Hagen. Joe Theisen was unable to attend.

Staff present: City Manager Aaron Palmquist, City Clerk Jessi Hoffman, Finance Officer Amanda Slawson. Public Works Director Keith White was unable to attend.

Audience:  Gerry Davis, Lyman Branson II, Ray and Renee Couchman, Tom Skach, Matt Hughart with Kettleson and Associates, Carla McLane of Morrow County Planning Dept., Cheryl Jarvis-Smith of ODOT, Gerald Breazeale, Dessie Slater, Deputy Neubert, Thalassa Kinner, Luke Maynard, Jan Maynard, Barb Huwe, and Janet Cooley.

2.  Mayor’s Comments

Mayor Heath said it is great to see the parking lot in use as of Friday June 13, 2014. Heath also wanted to say thank you to Public Works Manager Keith White and everyone who was involved in getting this project to where it is now. Although it isn’t completely finished – it looks great! Heath also wanted to thank everyone who participated as part of the Budget Committee. Heath announced that it has been 365 days for Manager Palmquist to be in office and gave a big thank you for all he has been doing and has done so far.

3.  Consent Agenda

Mayor Heath asked council for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

It was moved by Councilor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Sorenson to approve and accept the Consent Agenda with all items as presented.

a. Approval of Minutes – May 20, 2014

b. Staff Reports

i. Finance Officer

ii. Public Works

iii. City Manager

c. Accounts Payable

d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

e. Correspondence

The motion passed unanimously.

4.   Public Comment

Tom Skach the owner of River View Mobile Home Park introduced himself and told the Council thank you for listening to him tonight. Tom stated that he opposes the new water and sewer fees for vacant structural spaces. Tom feels it’s a tax. He states that he already pays taxes and he shouldn’t have to pay more on his vacant structural spaces. He feels the number of spaces he has should be irrelevant. Tom states that he provides affordable living and if this goes thru he will be bankrupt.

Barb Huwe wanted to remind everyone of all the volunteer work needed for the Watermelon Festival, Softball tournament and for the Oregon Trail Library. Barb also wanted to say in regards to Mr. Skach’s comments she understands where he is coming from as a business person, but she is one of the people that suggested that a fee be put on all of the unoccupied houses in the area because the finances in the City of Irrigon are very limited and this  would generate more money. Dessie Slater introduced herself to the Council and wanted to say thank you for being so proactive with all of the graffiti that has been happening around the City of Irrigon.

Deputy Neubert updated the Council on the graffiti, and stated that they are still pursuing the investigation on the graffiti matter.

5.  *Auditor Engagement Letter for FY 2014 Audit – Staff

Manager Heath asked the council is there a motion to accept the Auditor Engagement Letter for FY 2014 Audit by Seydel, Lewis, Poe, Moeller & Gunderson, LLC, Certified Public Accountant?

Councilor Strong made the motion to accept the Auditor Engagement Letter for FY 2014 Audit, and Councilor Sorenson seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.

6.  Public Hearing – Updating the Transportation System Plan (TSP) and Amending Comprehensive Plan and    Development Code of the City of Irrigon.

Mayor Heath opened the public meeting at 6:18 pm, and asked if there was any abstentions or  conflict of interest. There was none. Mayor Heath called for a Staff Report and announced there will be a presentation by Matt Hughart a consultant of Kittleson and Associates.

Manager Palmquist provided comments in addition to the staff report stating tonight City Council has before them updates to Irrigon’s TSP, Section 5. Included in the Council’s packet is the staff report. Without reading verbatim Palmquist touched on a few items of interest. Palmquist pointed out for all, that a TSP is that, a Plan, which looks at things from the 30 thousand foot level with current situations and standards to desirable project proposals. Palmquist’s staff report notes, there are numerous finding of facts that show this process has provided due to diligence and complies with city policy and goals, The Oregon Highway Plan, and transportation rules.

Matt Hughart with Kittleson and Associates did a short presentation describing and giving more clarity for the Bike, Pedestrian and Transit component parts of the TSP giving more input to the process that has been done in the public realm. Such as going on biking tours and speaking with Irrigon’s youth finding out their thoughts and concerns. Matt also said there has been a workshop and two open houses for public input. Matt also talked about the updates that have been made to the TSP.

Mayor Heath asked if there were any proponents. Those in favor of the application or request will be heard first.

She would not call herself a proponent but she would not oppose. Carla said that county and city staff have been working together for several months on the process of the TSP.

Barb Huwe wanted to know why Washington Street has 10 foot street and First street has a 12 foot Street. Manager Palmquist stated that it was a typo and that will be corrected. The City Streets will be  10 foot.

Mayor Heath asked if there were any opponents.

Gerald Breazeale asked the council if they were taking neutral opponents? Mayor Heath replied no we are not taking neutral comments.

Gerald stated that he did send out an email regarding the changes being made to the TSP. Gerald stated the reason for that is to notify people that there are significant changes being made to the TSP. He said that he is neither in favor or opposed of the changes, but wanted to make people aware of the significant changes being made such as the gravel street standard. Gerald said that he seen it as an option in the standards. He feels that unless you say it is for maintenance purposes only, a developer can come in and would want to use the gravel street standards. If you don’t have something that says no you have to do paved streets there is no reason for a developer to say they want to use the gravel street standard which can create a law suit between the City and the developer.

Gerald also had a  concern regarding the separated paths verses sidewalks. He stated that he is a big fan of multi-purpose pathways. He feels that multi-purpose pathways are very appropriate where you have limited cross streets. They are commonly used along rivers. Yakima has a nice trail system like that, and the city of Eugene has a trail system like that, that follows the river. Gerald feels that the  multi-purpose pathway will have problematic areas where people are going in and out of drive ways.

Gerald also had concerns with where the TSP gives the standards on cross sectional standards in the appendix which the Ordinance refers to. He feels it doesn’t make the standards hard and fast.  If you don’t have requirement you can’t require it. His main concern is to make the standards so you don’t have to negotiate anything, and to watch where you are going to have trails.

There were no further comment or rebuttals presented.

Mayor Heath closed the public meeting at 6:59 pm

Mayor Heath stated at this time we will have a deliberation of finding between Council and the City Manager.

Councilor Matlack stated that he would be opposed to gravel streets for a couple of reasons. 1) People peeling out and throwing gravel everywhere. 2) It will cost more money to maintain a gravel road and pathways. Matlack feels it would be more cost efficient to have concrete and pavement than gravel for roads and pathways.

Mayor Heath states that if you look on page 9 of the Angelo Memo it refers to in the Irrigon development code Item #4 – New streets and drives shall be paved as appropriate with asphalt,concrete or comparable surfacing.

On sidewalks, Manager Palmquist states that we already have some side walk standards that are in the code. The cross section for the pavement is the code.

Mayor Heath requested more information on page three of the Angelo Report regarding where it states – To require new developments to dedicate and fully improve local streets to standards of the comprehensive plan and the TSP, in a manner proportional to the projected impacts of the development. Heath requested further information if the fully is taken out, is that going to create a problem.  Manager Palmquist stated that is also in the Comprehensive Plan.

Councilor Sorenson stated that if you have a standard of 10’ and 10’ for a regular street and 12’ and 12’ for a collector street there shouldn’t be any problem.

Mayor Heath asked if there was any further comments or discussion. Being none Heath asked for a motion to accept the updates with the modifications for the TSP and amend the Comprehensive Plan and Development Code for the City of Irrigon. Councilor Matlack made the motion to except the updates with the modifications for the TSP and amend the Comprehensive Plan and Development Code for the City of Irrigon. Councilor Sorenson seconded it.  The motion passed with one no from Councilor Anderson.

6.  *Commercial Lease Agreement with Morrow County Veterans

Manager Palmquist did a review of the Commercial Lease Agreement with Morrow County Veterans. Mayor Heath asked if there was a motion to accept the Commercial Lease Agreement with Morrow County Veterans. Councilor Sorenson motioned and Councilor Anderson seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.

7.  Public Hearing – State Revenue Sharing and Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget

Mayor Heath opened the Public Hearing 7:52 pm for those from the public who wish to speak in this matter. Heath reminded again this is a public hearing about the City of Irrigon’s election to receive state revenue and also receive the public’s input on adopting the fiscal year 2014-15 budget.

Heath asked if there were any proponents at this time. There was none. Heath asked if there were any opponents at this time. There was none.

Public Hearing closed at 7:53 pm

Mayor Heath stated that the City Council and the City Manager may consult with each other at this time.

Manager Palmquist stated that it is ready to go, and a big thank you to Janet Cooley and Amanda Slawson.

8.  *Resolution 14-06 “City of Irrigon’s Election to Receive State Revenues”

Mayor Heath asked if there was a motion to elect the Resolution 14-06 “City of Irrigon to Receive State Revenues” for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Councilor Sorenson moved to elect the Resolution 14-06 “City of Irrigon to Receive State Revenues” for fiscal year 2014-2015. Councilor Anderson seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.

9.  *Resolution 14-07 “Adoption of Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget”

Mayor Heath asked if there was a motion to elect the Resolution 14-07 “Adoption of Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget.” Councilor Anderson made the motion to elect the Resolution 14-07 “Adoption of Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget.” Councilor Hagen seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.

10.     Ordinance No. 228-14 “Updating the Transportation System Plan (TSP) and Amending Comprehensive  Plan and Development Code of the City of Irrigon” (First Read)

Mayor Heath said this is the first read of Ordinance No. 228-14 “Updating the Transportation System  Plan and Amending Comprehensive Plan and Development Code of the City of Irrigon.” This is to Update the TSP & Amend the Comprehensive Plan & Development Code of the City of Irrigon.

Manager Palmquist read by title, Ordinance No. 228-14 “Updating the Transportation System Plan and Amending Comprehensive Plan and Development Code of the City of Irrigon.”

11.  *Resolution 14-08 “Authorizing Morrow County Treasurer to Invest City Funds”

Manager Palmquist read the staff read for Resolution 14-08 “Authorizing Morrow County Treasurer to Invest City Funds. Mayor Heath asked the council if there was a motion to adopt Resolution 14-08 “Authorizing Morrow County Treasurer to Invest City Funds.” Councilor Matlack motioned to adopt Resolution 14-08“Authorizing Morrow County Treasurer to Invest City Funds.” Councilor Strong seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.

12.     Items for Future Council Meetings

With no further business the meeting was adjourned.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

 

Adjournment            Next Regular Meeting Date – July 15, 2014

 

 

Submitted by/

Jessi Hoffman

City Clerk

 

 

 

SIGNED:                                                                                      ATTEST:

 

__________________________                             __________________________

 

Sam Heath, Mayor                                                   Aaron Palmquist, City Manager

 

 

June 3, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

June 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

1.  Call to Order and Roll Call

Secretary Luke Maynard called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Planning Commission members present were:  Luke Maynard, Bill Earle, Bill Kelly, Alan Carnahan.

Foster Carroll was unable to attend.

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

Audience:  Carla McLane of Morrow County Planning Dept., Gerald Breazeale, Christine Sorenson, Cheryl Jarvis-Smith of ODOT, and Matt Hughart of Kittleson and Associates.

2.  Approve Minutes from the May 6, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting

Commissioner Kelly moved to accept the minutes from May 6, 2014.  Commissioner Carnahan seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

Public Hearing – Statement to Applicant and Audience

Secretary Maynard opened the public hearing at 6:05 p.m.

3.  Public Hearing – Transportation Support Plan Update, Comprehensive Plan and City Development Code Amendments.

Gerald Breazeale had a few questions regarding the TSP. First question was what was the length of time the studies that where done? Second Gerald states that on Page 44, he is concerned with the Zoning Code. Manager Palmquist replied that we are updating Section 5 of the TSP, and that sections 1-4 and section 6-9 may have old information and is not part of this grant process. Those housekeeping type items and sections will be done at a later time.

Cheryl Jarvis-Smith agreed and noted that work in those sections here outside the grant scope.

Gerald also asked who makes the final diction weather or not we have sidewalks. Manager Palmquist answered it goes in front of the Planning Commission and then it follows the standard process

(unless it is appealed then it goes in front of the City Council)  Gerald also mentioned that having the walking/bike path in gravel is a lot of extra work for the city unlike other materials. Gerald also mentioned that not having the parking might cause a safety issue since parked cars creates a barrier between pedestrians and moving vehicles.  Gerald mentioned that he would like to see the trees stay because of the shade and promoting the trails on the river.

Commissioner Earl suggested an equine trail. Gerald also stated that he liked the idea of an equine trail.

It was also noted that this is part of the project to the Heritage Trail.

Secretary Luke Maynard added that the trees are an encouraged thing. Depending on the area and if it is going to cause safety issues is where we will or will not put them.

Cheryl Jarvis-Smith approached the Planning Commission and stated that the language is very clear about compliance.  If you don’t want to make a pedestrian facility you won’t be in compliance with ODOT.

Matt Hughart went over the TSP briefly and explained that what is being done is taking the past stuff from the 2005 TSP and updating it so that all the puzzle pieces fit. Section 5 in the TSP is the example for this; we then will place language in the comprehensive plan and development code.

Public Hearing closed at 6:36 p.m.

4.  Deliberations – Transportation Support Plan Update, Comprehensive Plan and City Development Code Amendments.

Secretary Maynard asked if there were any questions or comments for input/changes to the documents. There were none. Commissioner Kelly motioned to approve the TSP document as noted with the most recent edits presented tonight and the edits to the Comprehensive Plan and Developmental Code amendments and submit to the City Council for adoption Commissioner Carnahan seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

5.  Additional Discussion

Secretary Maynard asked if the other sections are being looked at? Manager Palmquist replied that everything is being reviewed, and that this and the code will be items that staff and the Planning Commission will work on beginning in the new fiscal year.

There was no further business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

 

Minutes were prepared by:  Jessi Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Irrigon Planning Commission

Minutes

May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

 

1.   Call to Order and Roll Call

Chair Foster Carroll called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

Planning Commission members present were:  Foster Carroll, Luke Maynard, Bill Earle, Bill Kelly, and Alan Carnahan

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

Audience:  Coralei Standley (Applicant for Variance)

2.  Approve Minutes from the March 4,2014 Planning Commission Meeting

Commissioner Earle moved to accept the minutes from March 4, 2014.  Commissioner Kelly seconded.   Motion passed unanimously.

Public Hearing – Statement to Applicant and Audience

Chair Carroll opened the public hearing at 6:05 p.m. with City Manager Aaron Palmquist reading the Statement to the Applicant and Audience. (Attached) Chair Carroll asked the Commissioners if they needed to declare any ex parte contacts concerning the application.  The commissioners stated none.

3.  Public Hearing – Variance – Standley,545 E California Ave

Manager Palmquist read the staff report and recommended approval.

Commissioner Carroll asked if there were any public comment from the audience. There was none.

Public Hearing closed at 6:23 p.m.

4.  Deliberations – Public Hearing Variance – Standley, 545 E California Ave.

Commissioner Carroll asked for comments: 1) The applicant cannot fully enclose the structure without proper structural permits. 2) If structure is covered by a solid cover, applicant will need to get the proper permits to ensure cover is structurally safe. It was moved by Commissioner Carnahan and seconded by Commissioner Earle to approve the Variance with the staff recommendation as stated.

Motion passed unanimously.

5.  TGM Bike/PED Grant Update

Manager Palmquist stated that the finalized document for next month’s Public hearing will be available the first part of next week. Palmquist will have a copy of the whole TSP for the Planning Commission to review. Palmquist highly recommends after reviewing ask questions. Palmquist also reminded the Planning Commission of the next Planning Commission meeting on June 3, 2014.

6.  Second Quarter Building Permits Report

Manager Palmquist pointed out that the list for the last quarter is in the Planning Commission packets that where given out. This is for information only.

7.  Additional Discussion

Commissioner Maynard mentioned a possible museum opening in the building behind Bank of Eastern Oregon.

Commissioner Kelly announced that he will not be here in the month of July. (Excused absence)

Kelly also inquired about the abandoned house across from where he lives. He would like to know who to contact to get the transformer disconnected. Kelly sees this as a safety issue if the transformer box should ever catch fire. Manager Palmquist asked Kelly to come see him tomorrow regarding the issue.

There was no further business.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

 

Minutes were prepared by:  Jessi Hoffman

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes

Irrigon City Council Meeting

May 20, 2014 – 6:00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

 

1.  Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Sam Heath called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

Council members present: Daren Strong, Christine Sorenson, Sam Heath, Joe Theisen, Margaret Anderson, Ken Matlack. Michelle Hagen was unable to attend meeting.

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

Audience:  Barb Huwe, Deputy Neubert, and Gerald Breazeale

2.  Mayor’s Comments

Mayor Heath reminded the Council of the 100th Anniversary Celebration for Three Mile Falls Dam on

May 22, 2014. Celebration is from 9:00 am to 3:00pm.

3.  Consent Agenda

Mayor Heath asked council for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

It was moved by Councilor Matlack and seconded by Councilor Sorenson to approve and accept the Consent Agenda with all items as presented.

a. Approval of Minutes – March 18, 2014

b. Staff Reports

i. Finance Officer

ii. City Manager

c. Accounts Payable

d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

e. Correspondence

The motion passed unanimously.

4.  Public Comment

Gerald Breazeale updated the Council on the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Gerald explained how ODOT has begun a project to update the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and that it will provide a vision for the entire state system, including locally owned facilities, while defining the role of the State and ODOT. Gerald also states that he has been appointed to serve on the Pedestrian Plan Policy Committee representing Eastern Oregon.

Barb Huwe wanted to say thank you on the behalf of the Irrigon library for all the help. Barb also wanted to remind everyone of the annual softball tournament coming up and that there is many openings for volunteer help.

5.  CTUIR Bus Service to Irrigon – Information Update(staff)

Manager Palmquist provided an update to the ridership on the usage of the public transportation in Irrigon.

6.  Public Hearing – Adjustment of Utility (Water ORD#227-14 and Sewer RES#14-04) Rates and Changes

Mayor Heath opened the public meeting at 6:35 pm

Barb Huwe stated that she is a 100% for Ordinance No. 227-14 and Resolution 14-04. A lot of money is being taken away from the city when everyone is not paying.

No other public comment.

Mayor Heath closed the public meeting at 6:38 pm

7.    *Ordinance No. 227-14 – “Water Rates and Fees” (Second Read)

Manger Palmquist read the second read on Ordinance No. 227-14 by title. A motion was made by Councilor Anderson and was seconded by Councilor Sorenson. Motion passed unanimously.

8.       *Resolution 14-04 “Sewer Rates and Fees” (Second Read)

Manager Palmquist read the second read on Resolution 14-04 by title. A motion was made by Councilor Strong and was seconded by Councilor Anderson. Motion passed unanimously.

9.   Information (Staff)

Manger Palmquist read the Goat Head Bounty Program information to the Council. Palmquist also said with the warm weather we are seeing those pesky goat heads beginning to flourish. The program will begin on June 15, 2014. Palmquist also said while this will be our first year it may be a little slow to catch on. We believe it can provide a great opportunity for our area youth and community members to partner in keeping Irrigon clean and free of unwanted items.

10.     Emergency Table Top Exercise – Update (Mayor)

Mayor Heath said on April 30, 2014 there was an Emergency Table Top Exercise here at City Hall. It was a good turnout from all the major players. Everyone worked very well together for which we can probably attribute this to the process learned from prior training when the Umatilla Chemical Depot was operating.

11.     *Resolution 14-05 “Credit Card Holders and City Manager Spending Authority”

Manager Palmquist read Resolution 14-05. Palmquist stated this item is here for a couple reasons. The first being that we need to update names of those authorized to use the city credit card(s). We are proposing to add one specifically for Public Works Director Keith White as public works has had one card and it is used for repair purchase and travel/training. Too often the limit is reached because of conflicting purchase opportunities. The second is to provide documented authorization for cutting a check between council meetings. A motion was made by Councilor Sorenson and seconded by Councilor Matlack. The motion passed unanimously.

12.     Ordinance No. 230-14 “Inland Franchise” (First Read)

Manager Palmquist read the first read on Ordinance No. 230-14.

13.     Ordinance No. 231-14 “Windwave Franchise” (First Read)

Manager Palmquist read the first read on Ordinance No. 231-14.

14.     Ordinance No. 232-14 “EOT Franchise” (First Read)

Manager Palmquist read the first read on Ordinance No. 232-14.

15.     Items for Future Council Meetings

With no further business the meeting was adjourned.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Submitted by/

Jessi Hoffman

City Clerk

 

Agenda for June 17, 2014 City Council Meeting

AGENDA

Irrigon City Council Meeting

June 17, 2014 – 6:00 PM

Irrigon City Hall – 500 NE Main Avenue

1.  Call to Order/Pledge/Roll Call

2.   Mayor’s Comments

* 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 – May 20, 2014

b. Staff Reports

i.   Finance Officer

ii.  Public Works

iii.  City Manager

c. Accounts Payable

d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

e. Correspondence

4.       Public Comment – Maximum 5 minutes/person

This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion, regarding issues that are not    already on the agenda. Please sign-up on the clipboard.

5.        * Auditor Engagement Letter for FY 2014 Audit

6.        Public Hearing – Updating the Transportation System Plan and Amending Comprehensive Plan and Development  Code of the City of Irrigon

7.        * Commercial Lease Agreement with Morrow County Veterans

8.        Public Hearing – State Revenue Sharing and Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget

9.        * Resolution 14-06 “City of Irrigon’s Election to Receive State Revenues”

10.      * Resolution 14-07 “Adoption of Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget”

11.     Ordinance No.  228-14 “Updating the Transportation System Plan and Amending Comprehensive Plan and Development  Code of the City of Irrigon” (First Read)

12.      * Resolution 14-08 “Authorizing Morrow County Treasurer to Invest City Funds”

13.      Items for Future Council Meetings

Adjournment                                   Next Regular Meeting Date – July 15, 2014

Executive Session:  ORS 192.660 (2) (h) To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.

 

* 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

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.

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for June 3, 2014

 

Irrigon Planning Commission

Agenda

June 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Irrigon City Hall

500 NE Main Avenue

 

 

 

1.  Call to Order and Roll Call

 

2.  Approve Minutes:

   – May 6, 2014 Planning Commission minutes

 

3. Public Hearing –  Transportation Support Plan Update, Comprehensive Plan and City Development Code    Amendments

 

4.  Deliberations – Public Hearing Transportation Support Plan Update, Comprehensive Plan and City Development Code Amendments

 

Additional Discussion

 

Adjournment:

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: City of Irrigon Planning Commission – July 1, 2014

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

Agenda for May 20, 2014 City Council Meeting

AGENDA

Irrigon City Council Meeting

May 20, 2014 – 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 – April 15, 2014

 

              b. Staff Reports

 

                  i.   Finance Officer

 

                  ii.  City Manager

 

              c. Accounts Payable

 

              d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

 

              e. Correspondence

 

 

 

4.       Public Comment – Maximum 5 minutes/person 

 

This is the time provided for individuals wishing to address the Council, at their discretion, regarding issues that are not    already on the agenda. Please sign-up on the clipboard.

 

 

 

5.        CTUIR Bus Service to Irrigon – Information Update (staff)

 

 

 

6.        Public Hearing – Adjustment of Utility (Water and Sewer) Rates and Charges

 

 

 

7.        * Ordinance No. 227-14 “Water Rates and Fees” (Second Read)

 

 

 

8.        * Resolution 14-04 “Sewer Rates and Fees” (Second Read)

 

 

 

9.        Goat Head Bounty – Information (Staff)

 

 

 

10.      Emergency Table Top Exercise – Update (Mayor)

 

 

 

11.     * Resolution 14-05 “Credit Card Holders and City Manager Spending Authority” 

 

 

 

12.     Ordinance No. 230-14 “Inland Franchise” (First Read)

 

 

 

13.     Ordinance No. 231-14 “Windwave Franchise” (First Read)

 

 

 

14.      Ordinance No. 229-14 “EOT Franchise” (First Read)

 

 

 

15.     Items for Future Council Meetings

 

 

 

Adjournment                                  Next Regular Meeting Date – June 17, 2014 

 

 

 

Executive Session:  ORS 192.660 (2)(h) To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.

 

 

 

* 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

 

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 the  City Council Meeting  5/20/14 information packet

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

                THE CITY OF IRRIGON CITY COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

 

                Amendments to the City’s Transportation Support Plan (TSP) and Comprehensive Plan, along with minor City Development Code updates as they relate to the TSP and Comp Plan.

 

                The meeting will provide the City Council the opportunity to review the pending Comprehensive Plan, TSP and adoption Ordinance for the City of Irrigon. Documents to be reviewed will be Comprehensive Plan, Development Code Amendments, Updated Section Five (5) of the TSP as they relate to Bicycle and Pedestrian areas, and Appendixes.

               

                Opportunity to voice support or opposition to the above proposal or to ask questions will be provided.  Failure to raise an issue in person or by letter or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decision maker an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals based on those issues. 

 

              Copies of the Proposed TSP and Comprehensive Plan Amendments and any relevant documents are available for review at City Hall.  For more information, please contact the City Manager at 541-922-3047.