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Council Study Session

Minutes
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MINUTES FOR THE
CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
September 19, 2017
Council Chambers
1175 E. Main Street
 
Mayor Stromberg called the meeting to order 8:08 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers.
 
Councilor Lemhouse provided a council liaison 2017-2019 Public Art Commissionís (PAC) Goals and Strategies (see attached).  Council discussed the PAC Goals and Strategies.
 
Councilor Slattery addressed Council regarding the October 2nd Study Session item the 8th quarter review and asked to include the other members of the Budget Committee.  It was decided that Mayor Stromberg would run the meeting. 
 
  1. Public Input
 
None.
 
  1. Look Ahead review
Interim City Administrator John Karns reviewed items on the Look Ahead.
 
  1. Discussion regarding cottage housing standards
Planning Commission member Michael Dawkins, Chair Roger Pearce and Melanie Midlin were in attendance.
Community Development Director Bill Molnar presented Council with a PowerPoint and gave a handout (see attached).
 
Council discussed:
  • Co-housing.
  • Age friendly elements.
  • Transit Triangle.
  • Vacation Rentals.
  • Incentives. 
 
  1. Pioneer Hall Structural and Code Assessment Findings
Interim City Administrator John Karns gave a brief background. He spoke that this year Pioneer Hall had a noted sagging of the ceiling.  An engineering firm was hired to evaluate the entire building.  There were several areas of deficiencies.  Three main areas, roof structure, roof rafter ties are sagging but could fail at one point and the matrix of floor support. 
 
Council discussed:
  • Having a back-up plan.
  • Next steps.
  • Funding.
  • Winter shelter program.
 
Bob Alteras, Vanessa Houk Pioneer, Jason Houk, Allan Miles, Bob Morse and John Wieczorek spoke regarding the Winter Shelter Program.
 
Council discussed that Winter Shelter Program was not on the agenda and decided to reschedule this item once properly noticed.  
 
Councilor Darrow moved to suspend the rules to set a time limit to hear from the citizens present to discuss the shelter. No second. Motion died.
 
Council discussed options on having a cost study regarding Pioneer Hall repairs.
 
Council directed Staff to look at alternate locations sites for a Winter Shelter.
 
 
ADJOURNMENT OF STUDY SESSION MEETING

Meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
________________________________________________       
Dana Smith, Community Development  
Executive Assistant   

Attest:

________________________________________________
Mayor Stromberg         

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