City of Irrigon Bounty on Noxious Weed

PSA

(Public Service Announcement)

City of Irrigon Bounty on Noxious Weed

Beginning Saturday, June 14, 2014 running till all bags are distributed or August 30, 2014, whichever comes first, the city will pay $1,00 per bag collected of the noxious “goat head” weed.

The Puncture vine (Tribulus Terestris) seeds or burs, also known as “Goat Heads”, and contain 20 seeds equipped with sharp spines capable of puncturing a bike tire or bringing pain when stepped on. It only takes three (3) weeks for this weed to sprout and make seeds. They can lay dormant up to 20 years until the right conditions for them to grow and spread. Unless you stop it!

The Bounty:

The city seeks the aid of community members to control this terrible weed. Only Goat Head seeds and vines will count toward the bounty. No other weeds such as tumble weed are allowed.

The Bags:

The Puncture vine and their seeds (Goat Heads) need to be collected in bags provided by the city and returned to City Hall to receive the $1.00 per bag bounty. Bags can be picked up at Irrigon City Hall M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Timeframe:

The program begins Saturday, June 14, 2014 and runs till all bags are distributed or August 30, 2014, whichever comes first.

Areas of Concern:

The most critical areas are the city’s bike/pedestrian paths, sidewalk cracks, city alley ways, side areas along streets, and parks.

This is a great opportunity for our city’s youth to raise money for their organization, extra spending money, or to do some civic service for our community. For more information on the program, contact Irrigon City Hall at 541-922-3047.

City of Irrigon

Puncturevine Control Program

Thank you for participating in our Puncturevine Control Program. The City will pay $1.00 per bag from June 14, 2014 to the end of August or until all bags are distributed. Below are the program’s guidelines and pictures of the noxious weed, also known as “Goat Heads”.

  • Program runs Saturday, June 14, 2014 to the end of August, or until the all bags are distributed. 
  • Puncturevine collection must be within the City limits of Irrigon. 
  • Must use garbage bags provided by the City to participate. 
  • Bags can be picked up Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Filled bags can be returned to City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Participants can pick up three (3) bags at one time and must return all filled bags before receiving more.
  •  Bags must be filled to capacity with only goat head vines and seeds, tied shut and returned to City Hall to receive the $1.00 per bag “bounty”.
  • Participants should try to collect as many seed pods as possible while gathering the plants.
  • Areas of Concern are:
    • Bike and Pedestrian paths
    • Sidewalk Cracks
    • City Alley ways
    • Parks
    • Sides areas along city streets

Call Irrigon City Hall if you have any further questions, 922-3047.

            Puncture vine Plant  and  Puncturevine Seed Pods

   

 

April 22, 2014 Budget committee Agenda

Irrigon Budget Committee Agenda

Fiscal Year 2014-2015

April 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Irrigon City Hall, 500 NE Main Avenue

 

 

1.  Call to Order                                                                                Mayor

 

2.  Appointment of Chairperson                                                       Mayor

 

3.  Roll Call                                                                                      Chairperson

 

4.  Budget Message                                                                          City Manager, Budget Officer

 

5.  Budget Review (no public comment)                                          Budget Committee

 

6.   Adjournment                                                                                                

 

 2014-2015 Proposed Budget                                                         

NOTICE OF CITY OF IRRIGON BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

 

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Irrigon, Morrow County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, will be held at the Irrigon City Hall 500 NE Main Ave, Irrigon, OR 97844.  The meeting will take place on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment from the public on the budget and state revenue sharing.  If necessary, a subsequent meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the same place and time.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at that meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 16, 2014 at the Irrigon City Hall, 500 NE Main Ave, Irrigon, OR 97844, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

2014-2015 Proposed Budget

April 15, 2014 City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet

AGENDA

Irrigon City Council Meeting

April 15, 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 – March 18, 2014

              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 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.        Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee (Jerry Breazeale)

 

6.        Morrow County Health District Bond Measure– Dan Grigg

 

7.        Arbor Day Proclamation (Friday, April 18, 2014) – Mayor

 

8.        * Ordinance No. 225-14 “Flag Strip Dedication to Public Right of Way” (Staff)

 

9.        Third Party CPA Consultant Update (Staff)

 

10.      * Ordinance No. 226-14 “Medical Marijuana Facilities Moratorium” (Staff)

 

11.     Ordinance No. 227-14 “Water Rates and Fees” (First Read)

 

12.     Resolution 14-04 “Sewer Rates and Fees” (First Read)

 

13.     Items for Future Council Meetings

 

Adjournment

 

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.

 

Next Regular Meeting Date – May 20, 2014 

 Click here for city council packet for meeting:City Council Packet 4/15/2014

* 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.

March 18, 2014 Irrigon City Council Meeting Minutes

 

Minutes

Irrigon City Council Meeting

March 18, 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, Joe Theisen, Margaret Anderson and Michelle Hagen. Ken Matlack via conference call at 6:12pm.

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

Audience:  Barb Huwe, Deputy Neubert, and Janet Cooley

2.       Mayor’s Comments                                                                     

Mayor Heath introduced new staff member Jessi Hoffman to council and audience. She also announced that Penny Moore was retiring as City Clerk for the City of Irrigon. She was presented with a clock desk plaque for her dedication and service to the City of Irrigon.

3.       Consent Agenda

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

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

              a. Approval of Minutes – February 18, 2014

              b. Staff Reports

                  i.   Public Works

                  ii. Finance Officer

                  iii. City Manager

              c. Accounts Payable

              d. Morrow County Sheriff Report

              e. Correspondence

 The motion passed unanimously.

 4.       Public Comment

 Barb Huwe asked when the “City Clean Up the Week” will be? City Manager Aaron Palmquist responded that it will be April 1 through April 7, 2014. A letter will be sent to Community members.

Change in Agenda to bring forward Moratorium – Medical Marijuana Facilities and removed Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee.

5.       Moratorium – Medical Marijuana Facilities

At 6:12pm Councilor Matlack joined the council by phone.

In light of Oregon Senate Bill 1531, Councilor Sorenson moved to proceed forward with joint public hearings with Morrow County and all five cities. Upon the conclusion of the public Hearings the City of Irrigon will consider a moratorium ordinance on medical marijuana facilities within the City of Irrigon for submission to the Oregon Health Authority by May 1, 2014 to sunset on April 30, 2015 unless sooner resolved to review current ordinance and land use rules and processes. Furthermore, Councilor Sorenson additionally moved that the council members attend the joint public hearing on Thursday April 10, 2014 to be held at the River Front- Port of Morrow.  Motion seconded by Joe Theisen.

Floor opened for further discussion.

Palmquist stated that we currently have a Ordinance that is in place, but because of our State legislation having changed the law 3 times is confusing. This Moratorium just freezes all processes so we can look at what we can do as a city and land use issues. Multiple items in the latest 1531 have created some conflict for land use issues and   this Moratorium allows for cities to freeze it. Otherwise, if they don’t, the cities don’t have any jurisdiction and the State will take away our home rule. Palmquist state that staff recommendation is to move forward. There would be a Ordinance that would come after the public hearings. The county has taken the lead, paying the bills, because it has the potential for land use conflicts due to certain zoning. The motion passed unanimously.

Palmquist added following the vote, that Morrow County Court & the cities of Boardman, Heppner, Ione, Irrigon, and Lexington will hold two joint Public Hearings.

The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 6:30pm at the Heppner City Hall.

The Second meeting will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center

6.       Resolution 14-03 Transferring and Increasing Appropriations in the 2013-2014 Budget

Mayor Heath asked Manager Palmquist to explain to the council this resolution. Palmquist said there was a need to adjust the current budget that was adopted before the city had final numbers for the Cities 2012 Sewer Conversion Project loan items. It was moved by Councilor Strong and seconded by Councilor Hagen to approve Resolution   14-03 in transferring and increasing appropriations for the current 2013-14 budget as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

7.       Ordinance 224-14 – Century Link Franchise

Manager Palmquist read the second reading of Ordinance 224-14. Palmquist has met with CenturyLink regarding the franchise agreement in making the document processes current and relevant. It was moved by Councilor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Hagen to adopt Ordinance No. 224-14 for the franchise agreement with CenturyLink to provide, operate and maintain telecommunications network within the City of Irrigon. Motion passed unanimously.

8.       Draft IGA with Oregon Trail Library District (OTLD)

 Manager Palmquist sent a letter to OTLD Director Marsha Richmond and the OTLD Board members and attached a

draft Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Irrigon and the OTLD for their review and recommendations. The effort is to keep communications open and the process moving forward. The City is waiting to hear back for the OTLD on the city’s over sight of system development charges (SDC) that should had been rendered at the time of the permitting back in January 2013.  

9.       Third Party CPA Consultant Update

 Manager Palmquist and Finance Officer Amanda Slawson have met with The Barnett & Moro CPA. There are two areas that need attention (water and  sewer), recommendations will be forth coming.

10.     Ordinance No. 225-14 – Flag Strip Dedication to Public Right of Way

Mayor Heath announced the first read of proposed Ordinance No. 225-14. Manager Palmquist reviewed Ordinance No. 225-14, reading by title only, dedicating the flag strip as a public right of way.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00p.m.

 

Submitted by/

Jessi Hoffman

City Clerk

 

 

April 8, 2014 Planning Commission and City Council Joint Workshop Agenda

City Council

And

Planning Commission

 Joint Workshop

 Agenda

April 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Stokes Landing Senior Center

195 NW Opal Place

 

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call

 

  1. Joint TGM Bike/PED      Workshop with Kittleson & Associates Consultants

 

Adjournment:

 

Next Regular Meeting: City of Irrigon Planning Commission- May 6, 2014

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Notice: Planning Commission Meeting rescheduled for April 8, 2014

 

Notice

 

The City Of Irrigon

 

Planning Commission Meeting

 

Scheduled for

 

April 1, 2014 is moved to

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 

At 6 p.m. for a

 

Joint Workshop Meeting with

 

City Council on the TGM bike/Ped Grant

 

Held at

 

Stokes Landing Senior Center

 

195 NW Opal Place

 

Joint Workshop with the City Council and Planning Commission


Joint Workshop with City Council and Planning Commission

 
Joint Workshop with City Council and Planning Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE Morrow County Hearing

THE MORROW COUNTY COURT AND THE CITIES OF BOARDMAN, HEPPNER, IONE, AND IRRIGON, AND THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON will hold hearings of public interest on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heppner City Hall in Heppner, Oregon, and Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center in Boardman, Oregon.

To be considered by Morrow County and the Cities of Boardman, Heppner, Ione and Irrigon and the Town of Lexington is a moratorium that would prohibit any person from establishing, operating or conducting the business of a medical marijuana facility in Morrow County or any of its incorporated Cities and Town. Senate Bill 1531 allows communities to adopt an ordinance enacting a moratorium on the operation of registered medical marijuana facilities until May 1, 2015, if the moratorium is enacted no later than May 1, 2014. Final decisions and appropriate action based on the needs of each jurisdiction will be taken by each of the parties at their next regularly scheduled meetings prior to May 1, 2014.

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 the decision maker an opportunity to respond. Copies of the staff report and all relevant documents will be available after March 31, 2014. For more information, please contact the Planning Department at 541-922-4624 or 541-676-9061, extension 5506.

DATED this 19th day of March, 2014

MORROW COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Published: March 19, 2014

 

NOTICE OF CITY OF IRRIGON BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Irrigon, Morrow County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, will be held at the Irrigon City Hall 500 NE Main Ave, Irrigon, OR 97844. The meeting will take place on April 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  An additional, separate meeting of the Budget Committee will be held to take public comment.  Any person may appear at that meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  The meeting for public comment will be on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Irrigon City Hall 500 NE Main Ave, Irrigon, OR 97844.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 16, 2014 the Irrigon City Hall 500 NE Main Ave, Irrigon, OR 97844, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm