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Thursday, August 01, 2013

MINUTES OF THE MEDFORD CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
                                                                   August 1, 2013
                                                                             
 
 
The meeting was called to order at noon in Council Chambers, City Hall, 411 W. 8th Street, Medford with the following members and staff present.
 
Mayor Gary Wheeler;  Councilmembers Dick Gordon, Karen Blair, Daniel Bunn, Bob Strosser, Al Densmore, John Michaels (*left as noted), Eli Matthews and Chris Corcoran (*left and returned as noted).
 
City Manager Eric Swanson; Deputy City Manager Bill Hoke; City Attorney John Huttl; City Recorder Glenda Wilson.
 
20.     Approval or correction of the minutes of the July 18, 2013 regular meeting
There being no corrections or additions the minutes were approved as presented.
 
Employee of the Quarter
Todd Sales, Community Service Officer, Police Department was introduced and recognized as the Employee of the Quarter.
 
30.     Oral requests and communications from the audience
30.1   Mayor Wheeler and Council President Dick Gordon presented Councilmember Al Densmore with plaques of recognition for his years of service on the City Council and Medford Urban Renewal Agency Board.  City Manager Swanson presented Councilmember Densmore with a City Manager’s Coin and thanked him for his years of service.
 
Councilmember Densmore addressed the Council and thanked them and the citizens of Medford for their support.
 
30.2   Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation Presentation
Joe Brett, Chair of the Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation presented a check for $21,974.83 for the Youth Scholarship Fund.  These funds will assist 500 youth to participate in recreational activities. 
 
30.3   Barbara Davidson addressed the Council and thanked them for their support for the extension services program.  Meredith Reynolds, representing the Friends of Research and Extension who are advocating for continued support of the programs provided by the Research and Extension service addressed the Council.  She noted that she had previously forwarded information on the potential development of a special district to support the services.  She requested that the City Council adopt a resolution in support of the formation of the district to allow for signature gathering.
 
Councilmembers discussed the impact special district funding may have funding for other community needs such as Fire and Police facilities.  Councilmember Gordon noted he would like information on how this and the other special districts if approved would affect the City’s General Fund and the Medford Urban Renewal Agency special levy.
 
30.4   Hattie Berg, representing the Pacific Power Blue Sky Program addressed the Council and provided an update on the Blue Sky Challenge.  She presented a “thermometer sign” that will be placed at City Hall to monitor our success in achieving the goals.
 
30.5   James Work, 3355 Old Stage Rd., Central Point addressed the Council regarding in support of the extension service and examples of how positive this program has been.  He spoke to organic farming growth in the valley and how the extension service is helpful with this industry.  He then addressed the utility billing increase on sewer fees on duplexes.  He felt that these increases were not appropriate and he questioned if Rogue Valley Medical Center received reductions that were compensated by duplex dwellers.
 
40.     Consent calendar
        
50.     Items removed from consent calendar
 
60.     Ordinances and resolutions
60.1   COUNCIL BILL 2013-113  An ordinance authorizing payment of interceptor capital expansion fees in the amount of $464,000 to Rogue Valley Sewer Services.
 
Motion:  Adopt the ordinance authorizing payment of inceptor capital expansion fees in the amount of $464,000 to Rogue Valley Sewer Services.
Moved by:  Bob Strosser             Seconded by:  Daniel Bunn
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Bob Strosser, Daniel Bunn, Karen Blair, Chris Corcoran, Dick Gordon, Al Densmore, Eli Matthews and John Michaels voting yes.
Ordinance 2013-113 was duly adopted.
 
60.2   COUNCIL BILL 2013-114  An ordinance authorizing execution of an Addendum to the Solid Waste Collection Franchise Agreement with Rogue Disposal and Recycling, Inc. to continue Leaf Pickup services to January 20, 2015.
 
Motion:  Adopt the ordinance authorizing execution of an Addendum to the Solid Waste Collection Franchise Agreement with Rogue Disposal and Recycling, Inc.
Moved by:  Bob Strosser             Seconded by:  Chris Corcoran
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Bob Strosser, Chris Corcoran, Dick Gordon, Al Densmore, John Michaels, Karen Blair, Eli Matthews and Daniel Bunn voting yes.
Ordinance 2013-114 was duly adopted.
 
60.3   COUNCIL BILL 2013-115  A resolution directing the City Manager to begin the process for the formation of an Economic Improvement District (EID).
 
Motion:  Adopt the resolution directing the City Manager to begin the process for the formation of an Economic Improvement District.
 
Diane Raymond, Executive Director of the Heart of Medford Association addressed the Council and provided a presentation on the formation of the District.  She gave an overview on the basis for the EID and the public outreach work that was done to date.
 
Moved by:  Eli Matthews              Seconded by:  Karen Blair
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Eli Matthews, Karen Blair, Daniel Bunn, Al Densmore, Dick Gordon, John Michaels, Bob Strosser and Chris Corcoran voting yes.
Ordinance 2013-115 was duly adopted.
 
70.     City Manager and other staff reports
70.1   Quarterly Financial Report by Alison Chan, Finance Director
Ms. Chan addressed the Council and provided an overview of the Quarterly Financial report and noted that this report is preliminary as it covers the fiscal year and the annual audit is not completed at this time.
 
*Councilmember Corcoran left the meeting and returned.
 
Councilmembers discussed the issues that affected the City of Detroit in filing bankruptcy and how the City has weathered the recession. 
 
70.2   Utility Billing Update
Cory Crebbin, Public Works Director provided an overview of the utility billing implementation. He noted that there are issues that have arisen that are being addressed such as billing cycle date confusion, billing cycle cut-off from Medford Water Commission, Portland mailing address, two bills and an issue with the City’s phone system malfunctioning.   He spoke to the changes in the utility methodologies as directed by City Council. 
 
*Councilmember Michaels left the meeting.
 
Councilmembers requested information on the issue raised by Mr. Work regarding the billing for duplexes.  Mr. Crebbin noted that the increase was on the sewer utility only and was based on the consultant recommendation as approved by the City Council.  He noted he will meet with Mr. Work to further review the issues raised.  Mr. Crebbin noted that the changes in the utility rates were revenue neutral to the City but that some customers would be paying more and others less as the more equitable system was implemented.
 
*Councilmember Corcoran left the meeting.
 
70.3   Alba Sister City Visit – moved to evening session.
 
70.4   University of Oregon Sustainable Cities Initiative Update – moved to evening session.
 
70.5   Mr. Swanson noted that the sale of the Red Lion property is to close on August 5th and that an announcement regarding the purchase was released today.
 
70.6   Mr. Swanson questioned the Council direction on the Extension Service request. Mr. Swanson noted that a resolution for Council action could be brought back at the next Council meeting if directed by Council.  Council requested the resolution be prepared and brought forward
 
80.     Propositions and remarks from the Mayor and Councilmembers
80.1   Proclamations issued:
               None
 
80.2   Further Council committee reports.
 a.   Grants Subcommittee Appointment
Councilmember Gordon spoke to the membership of the Committee.
 
Motion:  Appoint Councilmembers Eli Matthews and Daniel Bunn; Budget Committee members Robert Bartalini, Dave Culbertson and Ed Felan; Housing & Community Development member Glenn Carroll and Arts Commission member Elizabeth Bunn to the Grants Subcommittee.
Moved by:  Dick Gordon              Seconded by:  Al Densmore
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Dick Gordon, Al Densmore, Karen Blair, Daniel Bunn, Eli Matthews and Bob Strosser voting yes.
 
80.3   Further remarks from Mayor and Councilmembers.
 
Mayor Wheeler noted that there is a 5:45 p.m. Council executive session but the 6:00 p.m. Council study session on Leave Sellback has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time.
 
90.     Adjournment to the evening session
         Meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
 
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EVENING SESSION
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:13 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, Daniel Bunn, Al Densmore, Dick Gordon, Chris Corcoran, John Michaels, Eli Matthews and Bob Strosser.
 
City Manager Eric Swanson; Deputy City Manager Bill Hoke; City Attorney John Huttl; City Recorder Glenda Wilson.

 
110.   Oral requests and communications from the audience
110.1    Suzanne Biondini, 826 Minnesota Ave., Medford addressed the council regarding the Allied Health Clinic on E. Main St.  She noted that the clinic was under an agreement with the City to relocate by August 1st and that they are still doing business at the E. Main location.
 
City Attorney John Huttl spoke to the agreement with Allied and that Senior Assistant City Attorney Kevin McConnell would give an update on the issue.  Mr. McConnell addressed the Council and spoke to the efforts undertaken by Allied Health to relocate.  He noted that Allied is currently waiting on the new landlord to complete the tenant improvements at their new location and anticipate that within two to three weeks they should be able to relocate.
 
Ms. Biondini questioned if the City is going to close the business or issue a citation as Allied has violated their agreement.  Mr. McConnell did not recommend nuisance abatement at this time due to the fact that the obstructions to their moving are beyond Allied’s control and therefore Allied is not in violation of the agreement.
 
Councilmembers discussed the lack of communication from Allied on this issue and questioned if staff could tour the new location to ensure work is commencing.  Mr. McConnell noted that a member of the Police Department has recently toured the new location and verified that the landlord is working to complete the improvements.
 
110.2    Juilian Cordle, Parks & Recreation Commissioner addressed the Council and invited them to attend an event next Saturday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.  They are holding a non-stop whiffle ball contest in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record.
 
120.   Public hearings
120.1    Consider an appeal of the Planning Director’s determination that the construction of a proposed 52,688 square foot assisted living facility is exempt from development permit review under Medford Code Section 10.031.  (GF-13-037) (Land Use, Appeal)
 
Planning Director Jim Huber addressed the Council and provided a staff report.  He noted that the purpose of the hearing is to review a determination regarding the construction of a new assisted living facility.  He noted the appeal is based on Medford Code section 10.031(C)(2).  He reviewed the scope of review by the Council as outlined in Medford Code section 10.053 outlining that the review shall not include re-examination of the issues of fact; shall limit review to determining if there is substantial evidence to support the finding or if errors of law were committed; and that review shall be limited to the issues set forth in the appeal.  He provided an overview of the history and progression of plan submittal for this project.  He noted that the new project proposal is different than the original proposal. 
 
Mr. Huber presented the exemption language from Medford Code 10.031 which states that a use or development will not require a development permit if construction of a new building does not increase motor vehicle trip generation by more than ten average daily trips.  This is based on the trip generation of the existing use of the property.  He noted that the underlying trip generation level was determined as the site was classified as a medial office.  This classification is one of the main points of the appeal.  He spoke to the point of appeal regarding the inaccurate bed reporting.  Based on analysis the increase in the number of beds from 77 to 80 did not sufficiently increase the trip generation factor to require a development permit.  The final point of the appeal was regarding increase in hours of operation, emergency vehicles, related services, related staff and visitors.  While these are real impacts of development, they are not pertinent to the question of whether a development permit is required. 
 
Mr. Huber noted that staff is recommending that the Planning Director decision be upheld.
 
Councilmember Gordon declared exparte contact as this project was on the Site Plan & Architectural Commission agenda several months ago and he is the liaison to that commission. He questioned the determination that the new development design is considered one building as the pass through now contains the dining facility vs. the previous plan where the pass through was just an enclosed hallway.  Mr. Huber explained the change in the development plan and the determination that the dining facility is an integral part of the facility.
 
Councilmember Gordon questioned the transportation facility of E. Main Street to provide transport of supplies to the facility.  Public Works Director Cory Crebbin noted that there are no weight limits on E. Main Street and the street is adequate for this development. 
 
Councilmember Gordon questioned why average daily trips are being considered at this time as he understood this was reviewed at time of zoning.  Mr. Huber reviewed the Medford Code language of 10.031 as this trip generation is the indicator for the need for the development review. 
 
Councilmembers questioned the change of location of the dining facility from the original plans where it is on the first floor and now moved to the third floor area. 
 
Public hearing opened.
 
 
  1. Shelly Spliethof, representing the Old East Medford Neighborhood Association addressed the Council and provided an overview of the basis of their appeal.  She spoke to the points of the classification of the methadone clinic as a medical clinic; that the methadone clinic is unlawful in its placement at this location; and that this exemption is being used to avoid the Site Plan & Architectural Commission review.  She noted that the Association members feel this is a land use decision that will affect their neighborhood and that it should follow a land use process for review.  They recommend that the Council fix the code language, that Council reverse the Planning Director’s decision and that any further review of trips at this location be based on a general office designation.
 
  1. Doug McCreary, 819 Minnesota Ave., Medford addressed the Council and spoke in opposition of the project and that it does not qualify for exemption under 10.031.  He spoke to the definition of a sky bridge and that this addition, regardless of how the space is used, is still a sky bridge between two buildings and therefore is not a new “building”.
 
 
  1. Bob Biondini, 826 Minnesota Ave. Medford, addressed the Council and spoke in opposition of the Planning Director’s decision.  He spoke to the incompatibility with the historic neighborhood. He does not feel this is functional or compatible.
 
 
  1. Greg Hawthaway, Hathaway Koback Conners, LLP, 520 SW Yamhill St. Portland, representing the property owner, spoke in support of the staff recommendation and affirmation of the Planning Director’s decision.  He spoke to the law in this case as stated in the Medford Code 10.031 and that the Planning Director appropriately applied that law to this project.  He spoke to the staff’s process as presented to the Council in reviewing this development.  He noted that based on the evidence in the record this project satisfies the code language in 10.031.  He then addressed the scope of the review rules regarding the appeal.  He noted that the Council is obligated to a standard of review and this is that they need to determine if the Planning Director’s decision was based on substantial evidence in the record and if an error of law occurred.  He noted that the issues before the Council is limited to the issues raised as clearly stated in the code.  He noted that there are two issues that were raised that are outside the scope of the review tonight; whether there is one building or two buildings, the evidence presented tonight regarding the sky bridge is not an issue as it was not raised in the appeal.  The trip issue is before the Council tonight as defined in the staff report.  The appeal states that the Planning Director’s decision was in error because the methadone clinic should not be included because it was unlawful but this was not noted in the appeal.  There is also no evidence in the record that the methadone clinic is illegal.
 
City Attorney Huttl spoke to the scope of review allowed under Medford Code 10.053 and that the arguments are limited to what is raised in the appeal and that the appellants are prevented from raising new issues if not listed in the notice of appeal.  He spoke to exceptions to those rules and that the Council would need to justify their exception of the rules if they included additional facts in the review.
 
David Evans, Architect for the property owner, spoke to the relocation of the dining facility to the third floor to provide a better view as residents are dining as well as a more centrally located dining location in relation to the living spaces.  He noted that there are elevators on both sides of the dining room and a separate elevator for the kitchen to the third floor.  This component is vital to the functionality of the third floor.  Councilmember Strosser questioned if this had anything to do with the first review and Mr. Evans noted that this relocation had been discussed but that it was felt that the original design with the enclosed walkway was sufficient to substantiate this as one building.
 
Mr. Hathaway spoke to the determination by the Building Safety Director that this is one building and that the review of this issue needs to be based on the issues raised in the appeal.
 
City Recorder Wilson distributed copies of handout turned in at the meeting by Ms. Spliethof.  Ms. Spliethof noted that the information was supporting evidence of the issues of the appeal.  Mr. Hathaway spoke in opposition of the information submitted by Ms. Spliethof as a number of the documents should not be allowed as they were not in the evidence of the record and he requested the following be removed:  graph, 10.321 exemptions from development project, letter from Hoffburh & Associates regarding survey issue; demand to decease letter.
 
Public hearing closed.
 
 
Mayor Wheeler called a 10 minute recess.
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Meeting reconvened with same persons present.
 
Councilmember Bunn requested clarification of a Class C administrative appeal procedure and when there is an opportunity for someone other than the appellant to put something on the record.  City Attorney Huttl noted that during tonight’s public hearing.
 
Motion:  Affirm the Planning Director’s decision that the proposed construction is exempt from the requirement for a development permit review under Medford Code 10.031(C)(2).
Moved by:  Chris Corcoran                       Seconded by:  John Michaels
 
Councilmember Corcoran spoke to his motion and noted he would love to have some evidence to be able to send this back but feels that based on the presentation and evidence in the record the decision is correct.
 
Councilmember Strosser noted that he feels this is an interpretation issue and that the Planning Director was in error as he sought information from the Building Safety Director.  He noted he feels that there was an error as the interpretation was ambiguous and he will not support the motion.
 
Councilmember Gordon spoke to the project concept which he feels would be good for the community but that he felt the relocation of the dining facility was not appropriate.  He spoke to his experience in running similar establishments and that the kitchen on one floor and dining facility on another is ridiculous.  He noted he is concerned regarding the traffic impact analysis and that using the methadone clinic is wrong as that clinic should never have been at that location.  He would be supportive of remanding this back to the Planning Director with direction to delete usage of the Allied Health facility in the trip count analysis.
 
Councilmember Michaels questioned the one or two building issue and requested the Medford Code section that provides definition.
 
Councilmember Bunn stated he did not feel that Council can vote against this issue based on staff seeking additional professional determination regarding the building definition.  He feels that the issue is the traffic analysis and that would be grounds for remand.  He felt reliance on the inappropriately placed methadone clinic is not correct and that we need to assess what is currently on the site and generating trips.
 
Mayor Wheeler noted that he feels the design change does not make sense but that he does not have an issue with the designation of the methadone clinic as a clinic.
 
Councilmember Corcoran questioned if the Council would have any recourse if the plans were approved and then down the road the dining facility was relocated back to the first floor.  Mr. Huber noted that it would come back as a tenant improvement to relocation the dining facility and that the Council could put in direction in the decision that if this relocation occurred, the entire development would have to go back to Site Plan & Architectural Commission.  However, this would occur after the building was constructed. Mr. Huber provided the definition in the Medford Code for “building” which is any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.  Based on this, he asked the Building Safety Director how the Building Code would apply to this proposal and the Building Safety Director stated it would be one building.
 
Councilmember Blair spoke to the appeal rules as outlined by Mr. Hathaway are correct and that it is difficult as she feels that the Historic District abutting this property is not going to be protected.  She stated she feels the Council has failed this neighborhood and that the code needs to be changed to protect existing neighborhoods.
 
Councilmember Densmore noted he feels that there are grounds to not support this decision as this is not one building.
 
Councilmember Strosser noted he is not in opposition of the development but is opposed to the avoidance of this project being reviewed by Site Plan & Architectural Commission.
 
Councilmember Corcoran noted he would not be supporting the motion based on the discussion and information from Councilmembers Strosser and Densmore.
 
Councilmember Gordon questioned how Mr. Huber got from his March 22 denial of the project to the approval of the current design.  Mr. Huber  noted that the definition in the Medford Code is broad and can cover any structure.  He noted that the project changed as it was initially a remodel and is now a demolition and construction of new buildings.  He spoke to the additional use of the skywalk area and his consultation with the Building Safety Director who made his determination that this is one building based on the Building Code.
 
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Karen Blair, Daniel Bunn, Eli Matthews and John Michaels voting yes.  Councilmembers Chris Corcoran, Al Densmore, Dick Gordon and Bob Strosser voting no.
Voting was tied. 
Councilmember Gordon changed his vote to yes.
Motion carried and was so ordered.
 
120.2    COUNCIL BILL 2013-116  An ordinance amending Sections 2.563 and 2.585 of the Medford Code to create class procurement for certain Design-Build and Construction Manager General Contractor contracts. (Legislative)
 
John Huttl, City Attorney presented a staff report and noted that this code amendment will allow solicitation of design-build and construction manager-general contractor procurement to proceed without council approval.  He noted this will also allow for Requests for Proposals that are not based on low bid and will include having two Councilmembers on the proposal review committee.
 
Public hearing opened.
         None
Public hearing closed.
 
Motion:  Adopt the ordinance amending sections 2.5761, 2.563 and 2.585 of the Medford Code to create class procurement for certain Design-Build and Construction Manager General Contractor contracts.
Moved by:  Al Densmore              Seconded by:  Bob Strosser
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Al Densmore, Bob Strosser, Karen Blair, Dick Gordon, Daniel Bunn, Chris Corcoran, John Michaels and Eli Matthews voting yes.
Ordinance 2013-116 was duly adopted.
  
130.   Ordinances and resolutions
         None
        
140.   Further reports from the City Manager and staff
140.1    Public Works Director Cory Crebbin addressed the Council and provided an update on the Lozier Lane project done in partnership with Jackson County.  He noted that the City agreed to pursue a Federal grant with the County for this project.  The local match is $700,000 but as more than fifty percent of the project is located in the City limits, the County is asking that the City design work time be counted towards the match.  Staff agrees that this is a reasonable request as it is anticipated that the design work will not exceed $350,000 and the portion being developed in the county is being developed to City standards and the City will eventually take ownership of the facility when annexation occurs.  The amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement for this project to count the City staff design time as part of the match for the Federal grant will be brought forward for Council approval at a future date.
 
**70.3   Alba Sister City Visit
Eric Swanson, City Manager provided an overview of the upcoming visit of dignitaries from Alba, Italy. 
 
**70.4   University of Oregon Sustainable Cities Initiative Update
Mr. Swanson and Planning Director Jim Huber addressed the Council and provided an update on the project.  Mr. Huber noted that the kickoff event will be held on August 26th at the Carnegie Building and will include an overview of the projects.  The scopes of work for the projects are being developed and then a contract will come back to Council for approval.
 
Motion:  Extend the meeting until 10:15 p.m.
Moved by:  Al Densmore              Seconded by:  Eli Matthews
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Al Densmore, Eli Matthews, Karen Blair, Daniel Bunn, Chris Corcoran, Dick Gordon, John Michaels and Bob Strosser voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered.
 
140.2    Councilmembers discussed the governmental relations contract with SmithWest.
 
Motion:  Extend contract with SmithWest for one year and direct staff to develop a job description.
Moved by:  Bob Strosser             Seconded by:  Al Densmore
 
Council discussed the performance and need for communication between the firm and staff.
        
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Bob Strosser, Al Densmore, Karen Blair, Chris Corcoran, Daniel Bunn, Eli Matthews, John Michaels and Dick Gordon voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered.
 
150.   Propositions and remarks from the Mayor and Councilmembers
150.1    Further Council committee reports.
a.   Councilmember Densmore reported on the Rogue Valley Metropolitan Organization (RVMPO) meeting and that there were two amendments to the Regional Transportation Plan to include bicycle/pedestrian projects.  He noted that there was a presentation by Bob Cortwright from Land Conservation and Development Commission regarding the opportunity for the RVMPO to work with Oregon Department of Transportation and Department of Land Conservation and Development to develop scenario planning to evaluate how the region might reduce greenhouse gases.  Members of the region were concerned about participating as we have already been working on addressing this and what potential regional funding requirements might be incurred if moved forward.  Councilmembers concurred to not participate.

 
150.2    Further remarks from Mayor and Councilmembers.
a.   Councilmember Gordon noted that he had distributed a draft Council Liaison list showing changes to fill vacancies.  He noted that Al Densmore will continue to serve the City as the representative to the Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation and the Rogue Valley Metropolitan Organization.
 
b.   Councilmember Gordon addressed the vacant Council position for Ward 1.
 
Motion:  Direct staff to proceed with the process to fill the vacant Ward 1 position.
Moved by:  Dick Gordon              Seconded by:  Chris Corcoran
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Dick Gordon, Chris Corcoran, Karen Blair, Al Densmore, Daniel Bunn, Eli Matthews, John Michaels and Bob Strosser voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered.
 
Councilmember Gordon noted that the Councilmembers should consider individuals to recommend serving on the Ward 1 Citizen Interview Committee for discussion at the next meeting.
 
Motion:  Extend the meeting until 10:30 p.m.
Moved by:  Al Densmore              Seconded by:  Bob Strosser
Roll Call:  Councilmembers Al Densmore, Bob Strosser, Dick Gordon, Karen Blair, John Michaels, Eli Matthews, Daniel Bunn and Chris Corcoran voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered.
 
 d.   Councilmember Matthews reported on the Medford Youth Baseball Society meeting and the work on the fields.  He noted that the future project will be to provide additional paved parking.
 
e.   Councilmember Michaels questioned if a motion is required to have staff look at a bicycle path along Columbus Avenue.  Council concurred that staff should pursue this but a motion was not necessary.
 
f.    Councilmember Densmore reported that Lee Mills, President of the Bear Creek Greenway Foundation contacted him and that the foundation is in support of the grant request for the Larson Creek Greenway development if a grant opportunity arises.  Mr. Mills also noted that the Foundation will help with local match fundraising if needed.
 
160.   Adjournment
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:33 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.
 
 
 
 
Glenda Wilson
City Recorder
 

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