Minutes July 14, 2014
July 14, 2014
The Enterprise City Council met in regular session on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Those present were Mayor Margie Shaw; Councilors Jenni Word, Laura Miller Larry Christman, Tim Parks, Bill Coffin; Staff Michele Young, Ronnie Neil, Denine Rautenstrauch, Wes Kilgore
Absent: Councilor Stacey Karvoski
Guests: Paul Spriggs-Flanders; Stacey Bowman, Jeff Crews, Toni Leach, Mike Berry
Councilor Coffin made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to approve the May 28; June 9th, 16th and 19th, 2014 minutes. Councilor Miller wanted a correction in the minutes for June 9th that the reason she did not vote for the Resolution regarding the Eastern Oregon Mitigation Plan is because she had not received it early enough to have read it, it was over 700 pages long and that she opposed, not abstained. Michele stated she would review the minutes and make the corrections. Motion passed unanimously to approve the minutes.
Mayor Shaw asked to move up the Franchise Agreement with PriorityONE to now so that Jeff Crews could leave, he drove from LaGrande for this, there were no objections.
Michele presented the council with a revised ordinance which took out the Fee section and included an emergency clause. Jeff stated that he just wanted to be treated the same as we have done with the other franchisees. He has no objection to paying a Franchise and our Ordinance clearly gives the City the right to do so. What he is currently doing does not apply to a franchise fee. After further discussion Councilor Christman made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to approve Ordinance No. 575. Michele took a Roll Call Vote of the council, motion passed unanimously.
Toni Leech, a local Business Owner stated she wanted to talk to those on the City Council who own their own business. Toni stated that if you own your own business in Wallowa County you operate 24/7 and she asked that the city show a little professionalism in how they treat their business's. Toni stated that as a business, it is hard to keep your business open during the winter, we have to get it all in the summer. Winter comes and they have to try to make ends meet, it is a balancing act. She asked that the city take them into consideration in their decision making.
Councilor Parks arrived
Michael Berry representing Wallowa Valley Community Ice Rink and Gems. They are proposing to fill and grade the old pool site for year round use, mainly for the winter ice rink. The
proposal they have submitted has been engineered, it shows that all four sides will be the same height as the sidewalk, the center will have a drain so that it can be drained and taken offsite.
They will enhance the southern border with the tennis courts. Their plan are to have it completed for this winters ice rink season. They have received a grant. Ronnie stated he did have a question on the drainage, he thought they could pipe it to the storm drain on the northwest corner (Depot Street). Ronnie felt it should be adopted sooner than later. Councilor Miller asked if insurance is required for the Volunteers. Michele will ask our insurer. Michele asked if the council would make a motion approving the plan and that any changes to it be approved through Ronnie, this would expedite things and if anything major comes up Ronnie can always refer it to the Council. Councilor Coffin made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to approve the fill plan as presented and that all further details be worked out with Ronnie Neil; Michele to follow up on insurance requirements. Motion passed unanimously.
Michele stated that Kathleen Ackley from the Rotary was not able to attend. She wanted to discuss community projects that they could assist with. They will reschedule.
Mayor Shaw read two Letters of apology from Keardin Colvin & Alex Johnson for vandalism in the city ballfields.
Ordinance 576 - An Ordinance Adopting Chapter 2.38 of the Enterprise Municipal Code and providing for Hearings Procedures for the imposition of Civil Penalties for Violations of City Ordinances and Amending Chapter 2.36 of the Enterprise Municipal Code. Councilor Miller made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to approve Ordinance No. 576. Michele took a Roll Call vote, motion passed unanimously.
Ordinance 577 - An Ordinance Amending Regulatory Ordinances to provide revised penalty sections. Councilor Coffin made and Councilor Miller seconded the motion to approve Ordinance 577. Michele took a Roll Call Vote, motion passed unanimously.
Ordinance 578 - An Ordinance adopting a Section 6.08.085 to the Enterprise Municipal Code Regulating the conditions in which dogs are kept within the City of Enterprise. Councilor Miller made and Councilor Parks seconded the motion to approve Ordinance No. 578. Michele took a Roll Call Vote, motion passed unanimously.
Ordinance 579 - An Ordinance adopting a Chapter 8.48 to the Enterprise Municipal Code Defining Nuisances and providing procedures of the Enterprise City Council to declare a nuisance, after notice and hearing, and order the abatement thereof. Councilor Christman made and Councilor Word seconded the motion which passed unanimously to approve
Ordinance No. 579.
Welcome Sign on City Property - Michele stated that after last months meeting she contacted Jerry Hays as requested. Jerry came up with some proposals that showed what the sign would look like to oncoming vehicles. Mayor Shaw stated that herself and Councilor Parks visited with
Jerry Hays regarding what he presented to Michele and the only thing they came up with was adding the word "Beautiful". It would say "Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Historic Enterprise". The Council liked the idea and asked Michele to pursue it and get a cost.
City Attorney Contract – Michele reviewed the proposed Contract with Roland Johnson. Councilor Christman made and Councilor Coffin seconded the motion which passed with 5 in favor and Councilor Miller abstaining since she is employed by Roland.
Resolution No. 588 - 2015 Special City Allotment Grant Program application for Greenwood & 2nd St. in the amount of $50,000. Councilor Christman made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to approve Resolution No. 588. Michele took a Roll Call Vote which passed unanimously.
Denine presented the City Council with a Council action request to eliminate term limits for Library Board members. Council directed Michele to have Roland write an amendment removing this section in the Library ordinance.
Denine stated the Library Birthday was a smash during Bowlby Bash. Councilor Miller helped and it was her sister Wendy who won the quilt raffle. The Library board dressed up as Mrs. Millard, the first Librarian.
Main Street Motors submitted a street closure permit. Councilor Parks made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Mayor Shaw stated that we will now close the public session and go into Executive Session as allowed by ORS 192.660(2)(d) to discuss labor negotiations.
Mayor Shaw reopened the public session. Councilor Word made a motion to approve the proposal as discussed in Executive Session. Councilor Miller seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Being no further business the meeting was adjourn.
Margie Shaw, Mayor
Michele R. Young, City Admin./Recorder