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Study Session

Monday, August 19, 2019


Monday, August 19, 2019
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street

Mayor Stromberg called the Study Session to order at 5:30 p.m.
Councilors’ Slattery, Graham, Akins, Seffinger, Rosenthal and Jensen were present.
Public Input
Julie Bonney-Shanor – Ashland- Read a statement into the record regarding E. Coli and piping the irrigation ditch (see attached). 
William Shanor – Ashland – Spoke regarding an experiment he conducted. He suggested to shotcrete the canal.  He explained that it would cut the cost and last 50 years.
  1. Council Rules
City Attorney David Lohman gave a Staff report.
Council discussed whether or not to have PowerPoint Presentations delivered in advance of the meeting.  City Administrator Kelly Madding spoke that Staff would work toward delivering the slides prior to the meeting.
Council discussed the location of Study Sessions and having a round table type setting and move the Study Sessions back to the Siskiyou Room.  Staff discussed that due to videotaping and poor audio the Council decided to move the Study Sessions to Council Chambers. Council decided to have Staff look into possible set-up changes. It was also discussed to only have Study Sessions for complex information. 
Council discussed when to have Executive sessions.  Council gave consensus to have Executive Sessions prior to the Council Business Meeting.
Council discussed having Business Meetings earlier than 7 PM. 
Council discussed having Public Forum limited to those on the agenda.  Council gave consensus to not limit Public Forum to just agenda items.  
Slattery/Seffinger moved to stop Study Session and go into Executive Session. Discussion:  None.  All Ayes.  Motion passed unanimously.
The Study Session adjourned to Executive Session to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i). at 6:30 PM.
The Executive Session was adjourned at 7:00 PM.
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
Mayor Stromberg
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