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Medford Urban Renewal Study Session Agenda & Minutes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

June 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Medford City Hall, Council Chambers
411 West 8th Street, Medford, Oregon
1.     Discuss Process for Establishing Potential Projects

June 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Medford City Hall, Council Chambers
411 West 8th Street, Medford, Oregon
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 411 W. 8th Street, Medford with the following members and staff present:
Boardmembers Clay Bearnson, Kay Brooks*, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Tim Jackle, Kevin Stine, Kim Wallan, Gary Wheeler, Michael Zarosinski
Executive Director Brian Sjothun; Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding; City attorney Lori Cooper; City Recorder Karen Spoonts
*Arrived as noted.
*Boardmember Kay Brooks arrived.
20.    Approval or Correction of the Minutes of the May 18, 2017 Regular Meeting
         There being no additions or corrections, the minutes were approved as presented.
30.    Oral Requests and Communications from the Audience
40.    Consent calendar
50.    Items removed from consent calendar
60.    Resolutions
70.    Board Business
         70.1     Potential extension of Medford Urban Renewal Agency
a.   Larry Hildebrandt, 4110 Southview Terrace, requested the Board consider a pool at Hawthorne Park.
b.   Mike Miles, 1203 N. Riverside Avenue, requested apartments and housing be considered as well as a swimming pool.
c.   Tanya Muro, RVTD, 19 S. Orange Street, supported the continuation of MURA.
d.   Todd McDonald, 3336 Alameda Street, co-chair of SPARKS, requested a larger presentation at the next MURA meeting and how SPARKS might collaborate with the City.
e.   John Michaels, 843 W. 2nd, recommended Council work with the public to determine the needs/wants for downtown.
80.    Director and other staff reports
         80.1     Boardmember Stine and Executive Director Brian Sjothun have spoken with several districts, such as RVTD, requesting their input pertaining to the continuation of MURA. Mr. Sjothun provided a memorandum on suggested categories for Urban Renewal consideration. Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding noted Elaine Howard, Elaine Howard Consulting, stated the City can have broad categories, but needed to be specific about the reasons why we wanted an amendment.
                     Boardmember Gordon requested the difference between a minor amendment and a substantial amendment. Finance Director Alison Chan stated a minor amendment is adding a project. If the boundary changes or there is an increase in the indebtedness, it is considered a substantial amendment.
         80.2     The next meeting on July 20, 2017 is for public input. The following meeting will be for the Board’s input on MURA.
90.    Propositions and remarks from the Board members
100.  Adjournment
         There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:29 p.m.
The proceedings of the 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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