MINUTES FOR THE GOAL SETTING SESSION
ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL
February 11, 2012
51 Winburn Way
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Stromberg called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room of 51 Winburn Way.
Councilor Slattery, Morris, Lemhouse, Voisin, Silbiger, and Chapman were present.
Interim City Administrator Larry Patterson conducted the session beginning with the objectives.
Future challenges and the City’s Mission
Understanding of the City Organizations capabilities and shortcomings
Additions, modifications or deletions to the goals
Staff direction on developing work plan for council review and adoption
Council reviewed 2011 accomplishments and discussed current issues.
Economic Development – Council discussed how this could be accomplished.
Long-Range Planning – Council discussed having additional Study Sessions in order to prepare and understand issues more clearly.
Safety – Council discussed conducting a staff analysis where needed.
Public Works – Council discussed water needs.
Organizational Development – Council confirmed their desire for a biennial budget and discussed administrative staffing needs.
Other – Council discussed reviewing Commissions in regards to their designated “charge”, holding to “sustainability”, implementing strategies in regards to the “homeless” issue and reviewing how volunteers fit within our organization.
Interim City Administrator Larry Patterson will prepare the complete goal list to the council for their review.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.