CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
Monday, April 1, 2019
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street
Mayor Stromberg called the Study Session to order at 5:30 p.m.
- Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
William Shanor Ashland Spoke regarding the fiscal implications of piping the canal.
Dr. Carol Voisin- Ashand Spoke in concerns of the piping of the canal (see attached).
John Hauschild Ashland Spoke in opposition of the canal project. He explained that repairing and maintaining the canal is the most logical way to fix the problem (see attached).
Dave Helmich Ashland Spoke in opposition of the canal project. He spoke that this meeting should have happened sooner.
Michael Bielec Ashland Spoke in opposition of the canal project. He spoke of the cost. He spoke of the importance of the City keeping up with maintenance and repairs.
Allen Bosima Ashland Spoke that he lives on the canal. He spoke to different options and in concern for water conservation.
Allan Sandler Ashland Spoke that the ditch goes through his property. He spoke in concern for saving the water. He spoke regarding climate change and water loss.
- Ashland Canal Project
Public Works Director Paula Brown and Julie Smitherman presented Council with a PowerPoint Presentation (see attached).
Items discussed were:
- Cost comparisons.
- Next steps.
- Environmental report.
- Community Feedback and input.
- Impacts to wildlife.
- Water efficiency and quality.
- Project cost & property values.
- Alternative assumptions.
- Klamath water rights.
- Wildlife impacts.
- Alternatives 1 through 4.
Council gave consensus to have an upcoming listening session and to bring this topic up again at a future Study Session.
The Study Session was adjourned at 7 PM.
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala