MINUTES FOR A SPECIAL MEETING
ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL
Monday, July 8, 2019
1175 E. Main Street
Note: Items on the Agenda not considered due to time constraints are automatically continued to the next regularly scheduled Council meeting [AMC 2.04.030.E.]
I. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Stromberg called the Special Meeting to order at 5:30 PM
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
Councilors’ Slattery, Seffinger, Rosenthal and Jensen were present. Councilor Akins was absent.
Councilor Graham arrived at 6:05.
IV. MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mayor Stromberg announced that he would like to have the 2 princess from Guanajuato come to the July 16th Business Meeting.
V. CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
VII. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS & AWARDS
VIII. MINUTES OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Housing and Human Srvs.
Parks & Recreation
IX. 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]
X. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Liquor License Approval for Saltworks, LLC
Madding gave a brief Staff report.
Rosenthal/Slattery moved to approve the Liquor License for Saltworks, LLC. Discussion: None. All Ayes. Motion passed unanimously.
XI. PUBLIC HEARINGS (Persons wishing to speak are to submit a “speaker request form” prior to Important: Any citizen may orally address the Council on non-agenda items during the Public Forum. Any citizen may submit written comments to the Council on any item on the Agenda, unless it is the subject of a public hearing and the record is closed. Time permitting, the Presiding Officer may allow oral testimony. If you wish to speak, please fill out the Speaker Request form located near the entrance to the Council Chambers. The chair will recognize you and inform you as to the amount of time allotted to you, if any. The time granted will be dependent to some extent on the nature of the item under discussion, the number of people who wish to speak, and the length of the agenda.
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.)
XII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Mayor Discussion and Presentation of Future Ad Hoc Committees and/or Work Groups
Related to Work Discussed at the June 18 Council Meeting on 2019/2021 Budget Issues.
Mayor Stromberg read a Council Communication into the record (see attached).
Slattery/Rosenthal moved confirmation of the ad hoc committee for Task 2 “Cost
Reduction/Efficiency/Alternative Funding/PERS & healthcare Strategies. Discussion: Slattery spoke to the importance of this Ad-Hoc Committee. He spoke that he hopes to conclude by the end of the year. He spoke that may conversations need to be had such as ambulance services, PERS, and health care issues. Rosenthal spoke that this is an appropriate discussion to have. He explained that Council is directing Staff to come back with a taking charge for this Committee. Seffinger spoke to concerns about what resiliency services mean and what are essential services. She would like to define more clearly abou what the City provides and what the public is wanting to support. Slattery spoke that the bulk of the conversation should be focused on the General Fund. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed unanimously.
Stromberg explained that once ideas are sorted out this will come back to Council.
Council discussed timeframes.
City Administrator Kelly Madding spoke that Staff will work on getting a first reading on the July 16th Council Business Meeting and second reading on August 6th.
XIII. NEW AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
XIV. ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND CONTRACTS
XV. OTHER BUSINESS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS/REPORTS FROM COUNCIL
XVI. ADJOURNMENT OF BUSINESS MEETING
The Special Meeting was adjourned at 6:07 PM.
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
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