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Study Session

Minutes
Monday, April 02, 2018

CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
 MINUTES

Monday, April 2, 2018
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street

 
 
Mayor Stromberg called the meeting to order at 5:32 PM
 
Councilor Slattery, Councilor Morris, Councilor Bachman and Councilor Rosenthal were present.
 
I.       Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
 
II.     Look Ahead review
 
Interim City Administrator, Adam Hanks went over changes on the Look Ahead (see attached).
 
III.    Water Treatment Plant status update 20
 
Public Works Administrator, Paula Brown gave a Staff Report.
 
Ms. Brown went over the results of the comprehensive cost comparison for the water treatment plant (WTP).
She explained the costs to operate two separate WTPs are not in the best interest of the City.
 
Items discussed:
  • Seismic risk.
  • Cost for using existing building or new.
  • The age of the plant.
  • Landslide and fire needs.
  • Timeline and location to build new.
  • Storage needed.
  • What to do with the old plant.
  • Personnel increase/decrease with a new larger plant.
  • TAP usage.
 
Ms. Brown explained that an award design will brought to Council. 
 
IV.       Economic Development, Cultural, Tourism, and Sustainability grants process
 
Mr. Hanks discussed the process and how to function during an off year.
 
 
Council discussed:
  • Subcommittees verses Ad-Hoc Committee.
  • Committee Membership.
  • Meeting Structure.
  • Schedule.
 
V.        Discussion of Sister City 50th Anniversary Celebrations 15 mins
 
Mr. Hanks gave a staff report.
 
Council discussed options and decided to bring this back to a future Study Session. 
 
VI.       Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act of 2017
 
Mr. Hanks gave a brief Staff report.  Council suggested for Staff to write a letter expressing concerns regarding a casino being in Ashland.
 
 
The Study Session was adjourned to Executive Session at 7:00 PM for real property transaction
pursuant to ORS 190.660(2)(e) in the Jury Room.
 
 
Respectfully submitted by:
 
 
________________________________________________
City Recorder, Melissa Huhtala
 
 
Attest:
 
 
_________________________________________________
Mayor Stromberg
 
 
 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator's office at (541) 488-6002 (TTY phone number 1-800-735-2900).  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I).
  

 
 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator's office at (541) 488-6002 (TTY phone number 1-800-735-2900).  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I).
  
 

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