Irrigon City Council Meeting
August 19, 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: Christine Sorenson, Sam Heath, Margaret Anderson, Daren Strong, and Ken Matlack. Michelle Hagen and Joe Theisen had excused absences.
Staff present: City Manager Aaron Palmquist, City Clerk Jessi Hoffman, Public Works Director Keith White
Audience: Thomas Skach, Lyman Branson II, Deputy Neubert, and George Plavin from the East
2. Mayor’s Comments
Mayor Heath stated that she thought the Watermelon Festival was a huge success, and wanted to thank all of those who participated and volunteered their time. Heath also wanted to say thank you to everyone who cheered the Mayor on in the seed spitting contest.
Heath stated that she just returned from attending the Oregon Mayor’s Association conference in Pendleton. She left the conference with a lot of enthusiasm, hope, and excitement for the things Irrigon has to look forward to as we all strive to make this community a wonderful, life-giving place to live. Heath stated, ”as Mayor, I was grateful to have this opportunity to have participated in the conference with the scholarship I received”.
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 minus 3d. The Morrow County Sheriff report.
a. Approval of Minutes – July 15, 2014
b. Staff Reports
i. Finance Officer
ii. Public Works
iii. City Manager
c. Accounts Payable
The motion passed unanimously.
Councilor Matlack shared about the new system and reports that it needs to be cleaned up. Councilor Matlack motioned to accept the sheriff’s report. Councilor Anderson seconded. Motion passed.
4. Public Comment
Tom Skach owner of River View Mobile Home Park stated that at the last Council meeting he expressed his great concern regarding Ordinance No. 227-14 and Resolution No. 14-04. He also stated that the rate increases would put him out of business. Tom proposed a motion to the council that Ordinance No. 227-14 and Resolution No. 14-04 be amended to exclude vacant mobile home spaces in mobile home parks from paying the bond loan fees. Council did not accept his proposal and stated they would stand by their previous decisions.
5. *OLCC License Renewals
Mayor Heath stated that OLCC License Renewals are here again. Manager Palmquist pointed out in his manager’s report of the same (5) establishment locations are being sent renewal notices. Heath asked the Council if there was a motion to approve sending out the renewal notices again this year to the 5 establishments considering the concerns of Sub-Zero and Nuts & Bolts?
Councilor Strong moved to approve the (5) renewals with renewals with reservations on Nuts N Bolts and Sub-Zero due to activity that warrants continual review. Councilor Sorenson seconded. Motion passes unanimously.
6. *Ordinance No. 230-14 “ Inland Franchise” (Second Read)
Manager Palmquist read by title Ordinance No. 230-14 “Inland Franchise”
Mayor Heath asked the Council if there was a motion to approve Ordinance No. 230-14 granting to Inland Development Corpation a franchise to construct, operate, and maintain a telecommunications network with in the city of Irrigon, OR?
Councilor Sorenson moved to adopt Ordinance No. 230-14 for the Inland Franchise as presented. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passes unanimously.
7. *Ordinance No. 231-14 “Windwave Franchise” (Second Read)
Manager Palmquist read by title Ordinance No. 231-14 “Windwave Franchise”
Mayor Heath asked the Council if there was a motion to approve Ordinance No.231-14 granting to Windwave Communications, a franchise to construct, operate, and maintain a telecommunications
network within the city of Irrigon, OR?
Councilor Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance No. 231-14 for the Windwave Communications
Franchise as presented. Councilor Matlack seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
8. Items for Future Council Meetings
In conclusion, Mayor Heath asked if there were any items the council would like to consider putting on the agenda for future Council Meetings?
Being none, our next regular meeting will be Sept. 16, 2014. We will adjourn our regular session and enter into a work session on Mission, Vision, & Goals.
Councilor Anderson motioned to adjourn.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.
Adjournment Next Regular Meeting Date – September 16, 2014
WORK SESSION: Immediately following the regular session
1 Called to order at 6:44 p.m.
2 Mission – Vision – Goals
Council discussed and agreed upon the following:
(a statement that broadly describes the purpose of the city – what is the city’s DNA)
- A neighborly community providing safe services, developing innovative partnerships, focusing on quality and life giving opportunities.
(a statement that is high level, providing direction over the course of a given time, generally 3-5 years, where clear goals can be associated to which staff and committees can perform tasks. The vision, goals and tasks/objectives should always be in alignment with the mission)
The City of Irrigon is a community that preserves and enhances natural surroundings through planned design. Irrigon will achieve quality of life through a safe friendly environment, promoting recreational opportunities and civic pride. Irrigon encourages and supports a business environment, ensuring a diverse, prosperous, and financially secure community
(high level items that provide broad and clear direction for the desired end state/result. With established goals staff, committees, and the public know what is desired to maintain the mission and accomplish the vision)
- Plan, construct and maintain a complete transportation system.
- Ensure public decision-making and problem solving includes broad public input.
- Continually plan and maintain fiscally-sustainable public services, safety, and infrastructure.
- Encourage and support successful community events that add to our quality of life.
- Support a thriving and diverse local economy.
- Establish Irrigon as a regionally recognized community for its attractive and positive character.
- Promote Irrigon’s unique heritage.
Public. Partnering with one another and the community; providing best possible services.
Responsibility and Accountability. Taking responsibility for achieving results, maintaining strong accountability and stewardship.
Innovation and Sustainability. Actively seeking good ideas that are lasting and positive to our community, work, and environment.
Diversity and Inclusion. Recognizing and respecting a variety of perspectives, experiences, and approaches that assist achievement of organizational goals.
Ethics and Integrity. Our actions maintain the trust and confidence of the public and organization we serve.
This will be submitted in Sept. 16, 2014 meeting for approval.
Work session was closed at 7:47 p.m.
Adjournment – Work Session