PUBLIC FORUM Business from the audience not included on the agenda.
(Total time allowed for Public Forum is 15 minutes. The Mayor will set time limits to enable all people wishing to speak to complete their testimony.) [15 minutes maximum]
Susan Wilson – Ashland- Ms. Wilson read a letter into the record (see attached).
Rosenthal/Morris moved to suspend the Council rules. Discussion: None. All Ayes. Motion passed unanimously.
Rosenthal spoke that she Ms. Wilson was correct in the fact that he confused Susan M. Wilson. He spoke that he stands by his comments he made regarding the Golf Course and the recall. He spoke in appreciation of Ms. Wilson’s feedback.
Jensen/Morris moved to reinstate the rules. Discussion: None. All Ayes. Motion passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARINGS(Persons wishing to speak are to submit a “speaker request form” prior to the commencement of the public hearing. Public hearings shall conclude at 9:00 p.m. and be continued to a future date to be set by the Council, unless the Council, by a two-thirds vote of those present, extends the hearing(s) until up to 10:30 p.m. at which time the Council shall set a date for continuance and shall proceed with the balance of the agenda.)
City Administrator, Kelly Madding gave a brief Staff report.
Public Works Director Paula Brown gave a Staff report. She explained that this is a new Transportation SDC Methodology. She gave a background of the process. She spoke that Staff recommends approval of this item.
Mayor Stromberg opened the Public Hearing at 7:05 PM
Council discussed the option of a 3-year phasing out process.
Public Input: None.
Mayor Stromberg closed the Public Hearing at 7:20 PM
Jensen/Bachman moved to approve the Resolution Adopting Transportation Systems Development Charge Methodology (2018), Pursuant to Ashland Municipal Code Sections 4.20.040 and 4.20.050, with the three-year phase in process. Discussion: Jensen spoke to the importance of moving forward on this. Bachman agreed with Jensen and spoke that she is happy to see the City catching up with inflation. Seffinger spoke that she is happy for the consideration for affordable housing. Rosenthal thanked Ms. Brown, the consultant and Staff for their work on this item and spoke in support of the motion. Morris agreed with Rosenthal. Roll Call Vote: Councilor Slattery, Morris, Bachman, Seffinger, Rosenthal and Jensen: YES. Motion passed unanimously.
OTHER BUSINESS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS/REPORTS FROM COUNCIL LIAISONS
ADJOURNMENT OF BUSINESS MEETING
The Business Meeting was adjourned at 7:24 PM
Respectfully submitted by:
_________________________________________ City Recorder, Melissa Huhtala:
_________________________________________ Mayor Stromberg
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