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Study Session

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Monday, April 01, 2019

CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

MINUTES
Monday, April 1, 2019
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street

 
Mayor Stromberg called the Study Session to order at 5:30 p.m.
 
  1. Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
 
William Shanor – Ashland – Spoke regarding the fiscal implications of piping the canal.  
 
Dr. Carol Voisin- Ashand – Spoke in concerns of the piping of the canal (see attached).
 
John Hauschild – Ashland – Spoke in opposition of the canal project.  He explained that repairing and maintaining the canal is the most logical way to fix the problem (see attached).
 
Dave Helmich – Ashland – Spoke in opposition of the canal project. He spoke that this meeting should have happened sooner.
 
Michael Bielec – Ashland – Spoke in opposition of the canal project.  He spoke of the cost. He spoke of the importance of the City keeping up with maintenance and repairs.
 
Allen Bosima– Ashland – Spoke that he lives on the canal.  He spoke to different options and in concern for water conservation. 
 
Allan Sandler – Ashland – Spoke that the ditch goes through his property.  He spoke in concern for saving the water. He spoke regarding climate change and water loss.
 
 
  1. Ashland Canal Project
 
Public Works Director Paula Brown and Julie Smitherman presented Council with a PowerPoint Presentation (see attached).
 
Items discussed were:
 
  • Cost comparisons.
  • Next steps.
  • Environmental report. 
  • Ecoli.
  • Community Feedback and input.
  • Impacts to wildlife.
  • Water efficiency and quality. 
  • Project cost & property values.
  • Alternative assumptions.
  • Klamath water rights.
  • Wildlife impacts.
  • Alternatives 1 through 4.
 
Council gave consensus to have an upcoming listening session and to bring this topic up again at a future Study Session. 
 
The Study Session was adjourned at 7 PM.
 
 
Respectfully submitted by:
 
_________________________________________
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
 
 
 
Attest:
 
__________________________________________
Mayor Stromberg
 
 
 
 
 

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