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Minutes
Thursday, May 04, 2017

AGENDA                                        
May 4, 2017
12:00 Noon
Medford City Hall, Council Chambers
411 W. 8th Street, Medford, Oregon
 
10.    Roll Call
 
Introduction of McLoughlin Middle School Students of the Month
 
20.    Approval or Correction of the Minutes of the April 20, 2017 Regular Meeting
 
30.    Oral Requests and Communications from the Audience
         Comments will be limited to 4 minutes per individual, group or organization.  PLEASE SIGN IN.
 
40.    Consent Calendar
         40.1     COUNCIL BILL 2017-40 SECOND READING – An ordinance replacing section 5.256 of the Medford Municipal Code to allow exclusion notices to be issued to individuals within a designated downtown district.
 
         40.2     COUNCIL BILL 2017-42 SECOND READING – An ordinance repealing sections 5.511 through 5.518 and adding sections 7.960, 7.962, 7.964, 7.966, 7.968, 7.970,7.972, 7.974, 7.976, 7.978 of the Medford Municipal Code pertaining to chronic nuisance property.
 
50.    Items Removed from Consent Calendar
 
60.    Ordinances and Resolutions
         60.1     COUNCIL BILL 2017-45 An ordinance authorizing execution of a contract with the Medford Senior Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, to provide services and management of the Medford Senior Center beginning July 1, 2017.
 
70.    Council Business
        
80.    City Manager and Other Staff Reports
         80.1     ONESolution update by Alison Chan
 
         80.2     Further reports from City Manager
 
90.    Propositions and Remarks from the Mayor and Councilmembers
         90.1     Proclamations issued:
                        Small Business Week – April 30 – May 6, 2017
                        Municipal Clerks Week – May 7 – 13, 2017
                        Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, 2017
                        Building Safety Month – May 2017
                        National Preservation Month – May 2017
 
         90.2     Further Council committee reports
           
         90.3     Further remarks from Mayor and Councilmembers
 
100.  Adjournment
         The evening meeting has been cancelled as there are no items for Council consideration.

AGENDA                                        
May 4, 2017
12:00 Noon
Medford City Hall, Council Chambers
411 W. 8th Street, Medford, Oregon


The regular meeting of the Medford City Council was called to order at 12:00 noon in the Medford City Hall Council Chambers on the above date with the following members and staff present:
 
Mayor Gary Wheeler; Councilmembers Kay Brooks, Dick Gordon, Tim Jackle, Kevin Stine, Kim Wallan, Michael Zarosinski
 
City Manager Brian Sjothun; Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding; City Attorney Lori Cooper; City Recorder Karen Spoonts
 
Councilmember Clay Bearnson and Tim D’Alessandro were absent.
 
Introduction of McLoughlin Middle School Students of the Month
McLoughlin Assistant Principal Rick Parsagian was recognized for his years of service. Mr. Parsagian introduced the students of the month. 
 
20.    Approval or Correction of the Minutes of the April 20, 2017 Regular Meeting
         There being no additions or corrections, the minutes were approved as presented.
 
30.    Oral Requests and Communications from the Audience
         None
 
40.    Consent Calendar
         40.1     COUNCIL BILL 2017-40 SECOND READING – An ordinance replacing section 5.256 of the Medford Municipal Code to allow exclusion notices to be issued to individuals within a designated downtown district.
 
         40.2     COUNCIL BILL 2017-42 SECOND READING – An ordinance repealing sections 5.511 through 5.518 and adding sections 7.960, 7.962, 7.964, 7.966, 7.968, 7.970,7.972, 7.974, 7.976, 7.978 of the Medford Municipal Code pertaining to chronic nuisance property.
 
MotionAdopt consent calendar.
Moved byKevin Stine                                                     Seconded by:  Dick Gordon
Roll callCouncilmembers Brooks, Gordon, Jackle, Stine, Wallan, and Zarosinski voting yes.
Motion carried and so ordered. Council Bill 2017-42 was approved.
 
50.    Items Removed from Consent Calendar
Councilmember Stine requested 40.1 be removed for questions.
 
Councilmember Stine questioned what happened if a person went back into an exclusion zone after they were excluded from the area. Deputy City Attorney Kevin McConnell stated this would be a criminal citation, although he did not know the expense per violation. Police Chief Randy Sparacino provided the calls for service per month, noting that the numbers are rising significantly. He noted this ordinance is an additional tool for officers until there is additional jail space. Councilmember Brooks questioned how often people violate the exclusion ordinance; Police Sergeant Don Lane explained that, like any other law, there will be repeat offenders. Councilmember Brooks questioned due process protection; Mr. McConnell stated the person can appeal the exclusion citation to the municipal court, and the judge could rescind the citation, or revise the conditions of the exclusion citation for that particular person. Councilmember Brooks asked medical, social, employment or educational exceptions be added to the ordinance.
 
MotionRevise the ordinance to allow an exemption for educational services.
Moved byKay Brooks                                                     Seconded by:  None
Motion failed for lack of second.
 
MotionAdopt Council Bill 2017-40.
Moved byDick Gordon                                                   Seconded by:  Kim Wallan
Roll callCouncilmembers Gordon, Jackle, Wallan, and Zarosinski voting yes; Councilmembers Brooks and Stine voting no.
Motion carried and so ordered.  Council Bill 2017-40 was approved.
 
60.    Ordinances and Resolutions
         60.1     COUNCIL BILL 2017-45 An ordinance authorizing execution of a contract with the Medford Senior Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, to provide services and management of the Medford Senior Center beginning July 1, 2017.
 
                     Parks and Recreation Director Rosenthal presented the staff report, outlining the services provided by the Medford Senior Center. He noted there is a deed restriction on the property requiring the property revert to the City should the Center close. Councilmember Jackle questioned the parameters outlined in the needs assessment of the Leisure Service Plan; Mr. Rosenthal clarified it identified two target markets: teens and older adults. Councilmember Stine questioned the proposed compensation; Mr. Rosenthal responded the Council requested quarterly payments. Councilmember Stine preferred a review of the financials before requiring a $33,000 payment. Medford Senior Center Board Financial Officer Lori Williams explained the Center plans to work on obtaining additional grants, expand community awareness and increase their donor base to obtain adequate funding to cover the payment.
 
MotionAdopt the ordinance.
Moved byKevin Stine                                                     Seconded by:  Kay Brooks  
 
Councilmember Stine recommended flexibility on the payments from the Senior Center; Finance Director Alison Chan stated she would keep Council informed of any payment concerns.  Councilmembers Zarosinski and Brooks appreciated the work of the Senior Center and supported the motion.
 
Roll callCouncilmembers Brooks, Gordon, Jackle, Stine, Wallan, and Zarosinski voting yes.
Ordinance 2017-45 was duly adopted.
 
70.    Council Business
         70.1     Councilmember Zarosinski noted an upcoming Bill Meyer show and any Councilmember interested in attending, should contact the City Manager’s Office.
 
         70.2     Councilmember Zarosinski suggested Council consider applying for a Tiger Grant; members of Council Legislative Committee will meet with Ways and Means co-chair tomorrow.
        
80.    City Manager and Other Staff Reports
         Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding was introduced.
 
         80.1     ONESolution update by Alison Chan
Ms. Chan noted it was day four with the new software, data has been converted and funds are identical and balanced. She estimated it would take a few months before all financial aspects are transferred and working correctly.
 
         80.2     Further reports from City Manager
                     a.      Building Safety Director Sam Barnum presented an update on the receivership program. Currently, five properties are scheduled; three were removed after action plans were received. Mr. Barnum suggested revising Ordinance 9.410, Section 2.a. to send out the notice of action and if no response is received, presenting the matter to Council. Council and Mr. Barnum discussed the various parameters then agreed to hold a study session.
 
90.    Propositions and Remarks from the Mayor and Councilmembers
         90.1     Proclamations issued:
                        Ride Your Bike Week – May 15 – 19, 2017
                        Small Business Week – April 30 – May 6, 2017
                        Municipal Clerks Week – May 7 – 13, 2017
                        Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, 2017
                        Building Safety Month – May 2017
                        National Preservation Month – May 2017
 
         90.2     Further Council committee reports:  None.
           
         90.3     Further remarks from Mayor and Councilmembers
                     a.      Mayor Wheeler noted his appreciation of everyone’s time and effort involved in putting together the City budget.
 
100.  Adjournment
The evening meeting has been cancelled as there are no items for Council consideration. There being no further business, this Council meeting adjourned at 1:25 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.
 
 
 
 
Karen M. Spoonts, MMC
City Recorder
 
 

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