MINUTES FOR CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL TOUR
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tour began at 10:05 a.m.
Mayor Stromberg, Councilor Jackson, Voisin, Chapman, and Silbiger were present. Councilor Navickas and Lemhouse were absent. Staff Present included; Mike Faught, Mike Morrison, Jim Olson, Scott Fluery, Martha Bennett, Diana Shiplet. Members of the public included; Ron Roth, Huelz, and Dominic DiPaolo.
The group toured the Imperatrice Property site, where shown the boundaries, some of the easements including; gas, electric, TID and spring water sources. Dominic DiPaolo, of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, gave an overview of some of the native and non-native natural resources on the property. Councilor Chapman gave an overview of the trail possibilities, including the possibility of connecting a trail through the property to Grizzly Peak.
The group then traveled to the western boundary of the property to see the location of current radio towers needing to be protected as they are a backup to City of Ashland emergency dispatch. The group then traveled to the northern border of the property to gain perspective on the overall size of the property and see the different natural resources.
Tour ended at 12:20 p.m.