MINUTES OF THE MEDFORD CITY SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
July 1, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 411 W. 8th Street, Medford with the following members and staff present.
Mayor Gary Wheeler; Councilmembers Karen Blair, Eli Matthews, Al Densmore, Dick Gordon, John Michaels, Chris Corcoran, and Bob Strosser.
Councilmember Daniel Bunn was absent.
City Manager Eric Swanson; Deputy City Manager Bill Hoke; City Attorney John Huttl; City Recorder Glenda Wilson.
20. Oral requests and communications from the audience
30. Adjournment to Executive Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the Council to negotiate real property transactions; and
EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to ORS 192.66(2)(f) to consider records that are exempt by law from public information.
Adjourned to executive session at 7:03 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:55 p.m. with same persons present.
40. Consent calendar
50. Items removed from consent calendar
60. Ordinances and resolutions
70. City Manager and other staff reports
80. Propositions and remarks from the Mayor and Councilmembers
80.1 Councilmember Corcoran addressed the Council.
Motion: Reaffirm the purchase of the Red Lion property.
Moved by: Chris Corcoran Seconded by: John Michaels
Councilmember Corcoran reported exparte communication with Mark De Boer after last week’s MURA meeting and it will not affect his ability to participate on this motion. He spoke to his motion and thanked staff for their efforts in addressing Council goals for parking in downtown. He noted he wanted to get the executive session to be able to discuss the purchase details with representatives from DHD, LLC and he believes that the purchase price to the City of $11 per square foot is a fair price for the purchase of the property.
Councilmember Strosser noted he has met with the City Attorney and is now fully informed to participate with this motion.
Councilmember Densmore noted he is very confident about this purchase.
Councilmember Michaels reported exparte communication from Curt Ankerberg and he will be supporting the motion.
Councilmember Blair reported exparte communication with Mark DeBoer regarding details of the property.
Roll Call: Councilmembers Chris Corcoran, John Michaels, Karen Blair, Dick Gordon, Al Densmore, Eli Matthews and Bob Strosser voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered.
80.2 Councilmember Gordon addressed the Council regarding the Rogue Valley Television Forum program.
Motion: Assign the programing responsibility for RVTV Forum show to the Council Vice President.
Moved by: Dick Gordon Seconded by: Al Densmore
Roll Call: Councilmembers Dick Gordon, Al Densmore, Karen Blair, Bob Strosser, John Michaels, Eli Matthews and Chris Corcoran voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
The proceedings of the City Council meeting were recorded and are filed in the City Recorder's office. The complete agenda of this meeting is filed in the City Recorder's office.