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Study Session

Monday, December 17, 2018


Monday, December 17, 2018
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street

Mayor Stromberg called the Joint Study Session to order at 5:30 PM
  1. Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
Melissa Mitchell-Hogue- Ashland Gave a report on Save our Schools. She thanked Council and Staff regarding negotiations with the School District.  She spoke regarding Mountain Bike Association and encouraged Council and Staff to look into joining with them.  She spoke to the importance of the Parks.
Huelz Gutcheon HWY99- Spoke regarding property value. He also spoke regarding solar panels and if they will raise property values. 
Rita Ashland Spoke regarding the closing of the skate park bathroom due to vandalism.  She questioned if it was a permanent situation or will it be fixed.  She spoke in support of re-opening the bathroom.
  1. Affordable Housing Program: Revise Maximum Resale Price Formula?
Housing Program Specialist Linda Reid and Senior Planner Brandon Goldman gave a brief Staff report.  Mr. Goldman asked for direction from Council to look at the Housing Program resale restriction covenants. He spoke that it has been 12 years since the last revision.
Ms. Reid spoke regarding housing costs.  She spoke that Staff is looking for direction from Council to work with the City Administrator to draft amendments to the resale restriction convenient on 2 units stated. She spoke that Staff is requesting raising the targeted income limit from 80 percent AMI to 120 percent AMI.
Council discussed:
  • Home Owners Association (HOA)
  • Formula Calculation
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund
re-evaluation of the Affordable Housing Program formula contained in resolution 2006-13 and come back to Council with options for revision.  
  1. Joint Study Session with Parks and Recreation: Senior Services Presentation
Saundra Theis Chair of Senior Services Advisory Committee, Anne Bellegia member of Senior Services Advisory Committee and Isleen Glatt Superintendent of the Senior Services presented a PowerPoint (see attached). 
Items discussed were:
  • Senior needs
  • Human needs
  • General Issues for Aging Adults
  • Living longer with chronic disease
  • Caregiving challenges
  • Social isolation
  • Care settings
  • Lack of funding for long term care
  • Senior poverty
  • Ashland specific issues for the aging population
  • Ashland age demographics
  • Ashland livability
  • Ashland housing stock
  • Ashland housing strategies
  • Ashland residential care
  • Ashland transportation
  • Ashland senior finances
  • Ashland senior health
  • Ashland senior connections
  • Senior services division goals
  • Ashland Senior Center
The Joint Study Session was adjourned at 7:00 PM
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
Mayor Stromberg
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