April 19, 2011 Regular Meeting
SOU President Cullinan addressed the City Council asking for support of SB 242, changing the Oregon University System status from a state agency to a statewide public university system. This would mean that tuition paid to the universities would stay with the universities as opposed to being “swept” into the State’s General Fund. Council added a letter of support to the consent agenda.
Consent items were approved including:
1. Annual appointments to the various Commissions and Committees
2. A Resolution to adjust budget appropriations for changes in the wastewater fund
3. A letter of support for SB 242.
Brandon Ducherme expressed concern that the Council only tbled exclusionary zones not eliminated it from being considered at any times..
Keith Haxton spoke of his ideas for installing solar panels on private property with the cost panels being offset by the amount of electricity that they generate.
VIII. 1. Business License Fees.
• Council approved second reading of “An Ordinance Relating to Setting Business License Fees by Resolution”
• Council approved the Resolution establishing Business License Fees at the same level as is currently set by ordinance.
X. 1. Water and Sewer for Siskiyou Welcome Center and ODOT Rest Area.
Council approved ODOT’s application to extend water and wastewater services outside of the UGB contingent on the following:
• The actual construction of the proposed Welcome Center, not a stand alone rest area.
• Limiting the use of City drinking water to interior domestic uses only. City water may not be used for irrigation.
• Adequate funding for maintenance and staffing of the Welcome Center at least when the Center opens. City staff will investigate whether the City can discontinue water and sewer if the Welcome Center is ever closed.
• Providing space for the Oregon State Police office on site
The Council also included a provision that the approval for urban services expires if the Welcome Center and Rest Area are not constructed within four years. The IGA (Intergovernmental Agreement) between the City and ODOT will include these items and is subject to Council final approval.
XI.1. 2011 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.
Council reviewed the results of the Citizen Satisfaction Survey
XII.2. Ordinance annexing the Caldera Property and removing it from Fire District #5.
Council approved first reading of “An Ordinance Annexing Property and Withdrawing an Annexed Area from Jackson County Fire District No. 5.”