ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION MINUTES
Monday, August 14, 2017
Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way
Mayor Stromberg called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM
Councilor Rosenthal, Councilor Morris, Councilor Seffinger and Councilor Darrow were present.
Councilor Lemhouse and Councilor Slattery were absent.
1. Public Input
Maureen Batistella–395 Hemlock Lane- Ashland- Thanked Council for their service to the City. Asked
Council place Senior Center reorganization on a future City Council Agenda.
2. Look Ahead Review
Interim City Administrator, John Karns gave a brief overview of the Look Ahead.
3. Discussion of Prioritization and Designation of Essential Routes and Structures
Public Works Director, Mike Faught gave a brief background of the Routes and Structures.
Art Anderson from ODOT gave the Council handouts regarding the 5 Phase approach and went a
PowerPoint presentation (see attached).
Mr. Faught went over the triage approach and showed the Council maps showing the routes (see
Council gave support of the concept and asked to bring back to Council
4. Creation of Alan Bates Service Award
Councilor Rosenthal suggested giving out a Public Service Award to Senator Bates. He suggested to
have a “Public Service Award or Acknowledgment for Citizens Award”, which could acknowledge
Citizens, employees or elected officials who work for the interest of Ashland. Council gave consensus to
this idea and the next step is to come up with criteria.
The Study Session was adjourned at 6:42 PM
Respectfully Submitted by:
City Recorder, Melissa Huhtala