Council approved the establishment of the Alan C. Bates Public Service Award. This award serves as a way to recognize and thank individuals in the public sector for outstanding efforts in making Ashland a better place. Potential honorees could be: elected or appointed officials, government employees/staff and community members engaged in public policy.
Council approved a Resolution authorizing the City of Ashland to provide a City building for a winter shelter three nights per week through April, 2018 Click here to view Resolution 2017-23
Council approved the First Reading of an ordinance amending AMC Section 9.30.010 to clarify the linear limitation of smoking prohibition. Click here to view the Ordinance.
October 3rd Business Meeting
Council discussed the recommendations from the City Hall Ad-Hoc Committee regarding the replacement of City Hall. It was decided for Staff to bring back a proposal to a future Council Meeting for Police Phase II/ EOC with a recommendation that the Bond be placed on the May 2018 ballot. For more information click here.
September 19th Business Meeting
Adoption of Ordinance Establishing Greenhouse Gas and Fossil Fuel Reduction Goals and Targets for Community and City Operations. For more information click here
September 5th Business Meeting
Hazardous Smoke & Health Safety
Division Chief – Forestry Division, Chris Chambers referred citizens to the City website regarding hazardous smoke and health safety: Ashland.or.us/smoke
Farewell and Welcome
Farewell to Public Works Director, Mike Faught. Thank you for your many years of service for the City of Ashland. We wish you the very best in your retirement. Taking over for Mr. Faught is no stranger; welcome back Paula Brown!
Approval of Public Art
VELOCITY was the chosen option for the new art structure to be placed in Ashland. The project installation will begin in March. For more information click here.
North Main Road Diet Update
The Council approved to continue the North Main Road Diet and to look at the presented improvement recommendations in a future Council Study Session. For more information click here.
Senior Program Update
Parks and Recreation Director, Michael Black and Parks and Recreation Commission Chair, Micheal Gardiner presented Council with an update on the Senior Program. For more information Click here
Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP)
Council approved the first reading for the Ordinance establishing Greenhouse Gas and Fossil Fuel Reduction Goals and Targets for Community and City Operations. The Second reading will be held at the next Council Business Meeting September 18th.
August 15th Business Meeting
Lithia Park Master Plan
Council approved award of a professional services contract to Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) for the Lithia Park Master Plan in an amount not to exceed $229,570. For more information on this topic click here
The Ashland City Council will hold their Study Sessions in Council Chambers at 1175 East Main Street beginning in October.