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Study Session

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Monday, January 04, 2016

                                             MINUTES FOR THE STUDY SESSION
ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL
January 4, 2016
Siskiyou Room,
51 Winburn Way
 
Mayor Stromberg called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. in the in the Siskiyou Room. 
 
Councilor Morris, Rosenthal, Voisin, Lemhouse, and Marsh were present.  Councilor Seffinger arrived at 5:33 p.m.   
 
1.   Public Input  
Huelz Gutcheon/2253 Hwy 99/Addressed generation, efficiency, conservation, ecology, and explained carbons went under ecology.  He noted the decision by Goldman Sachs to solve climate issues with solar panels, windmills, LED lights, and electric cars while Bill Gates wanted to do more research.  Ashland could use LED lighting, install solar panels, and drive electric cars to counter climate changes.  He suggested the City research using the Imperatrice property for solar.  Information he mailed regarding renewable energy proved in line with current recommendations in the country.
 
2.         Look Ahead review
City Administrator Dave Kanner reviewed items on the Look Ahead.
 
3.   Downtown beautification project funding for the remainder of BN 2015-2017
Council discussed the 2015-17 downtown beautification projects.  Council supported proceeding with the welcome signs, holding off spending the money designated for the historical markers until the Historic Commission matched funds, budgeting downtown sidewalk repair and allocating money as necessary to repair current pedestrian lights.  They would defer the balance of the money until Council decided how to work with the possible renovation of the downtown as guided by the Downtown Parking Management and Circulation ad hoc Advisory Committee.
 
Meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
 
 
Dana Smith
Assistant to the City Recorder
 
 
 

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