City Council Meeting Outcomes - July 6, 2017

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City Council Meeting Outcomes - July 6, 2017

Below are brief summaries on some of the outcomes from the noon City Council meeting. Following the meetings, we will update this page with outcomes for each listed topic.
Noon Council Meeting Outcomes:
fire station threeMedford-Fire to Begin Building Fire Station #3
The Medford City Council approved an ordinance amending the existing Construction Manager/General Contractor contract with Adroit Construction, Inc. and acceptance of a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $4,076,565 for the construction of Fire Station #3. A ground breaking ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m. Click here for more details on this project.

food truckCouncil Moves Potential Food Trucks on Street Code Amendment to Study Session
City Council decided to move this topic to a Study Session to review it further and gather public input. This potential code amendment would allow food trucks to locate in on-street parking stalls in the public right-of-way in order to serve customers from 10:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The food trucks would have to be self-contained with no need for vehicle (trailers would not be permitted). All other applicable food truck standards would apply. These proposed modifications were based on a citizen request from Cody Diehl, the food truck owner of Fired Up. Council directed staff to conduct additional research on this topic prior to the study session and expressed interest in learning the fee structure for brick and mortar businesses as well as for food trucks. The Study Session has been scheduled for Thursday, August 10th at noon. The public may email their comments on this topic to for Council to review before the Study Session. Click here for more details on this topic.
city council chambersCouncil Approves City Council Meeting Change
Beginning September 7, 2017, noon Council meetings will be eliminated and the evening meeting start time will be changed to 6 p.m. from 7 p.m. Council meetings will continue to be held on the first and third Thursday’s of each month. Study sessions will be limited to the second Thursday evening each month with the option to utilize the fourth Thursday for special and time sensitive subjects. In Thursday’s meeting, Council adopted changes to Medford Municipal Code 2.005, 2.040, 2.045, and 2.080. Council amended proposed Medford Municipal Code 2.050 – Order of Business to have Oral request and communications from the audience (d) before Public Hearings (c). Click here to learn more about this meeting change.

Evening Council Meeting Outcome
Foothill Road Proposal
Council Continues Consideration of Foothill Road Construction Proposal
A continuation from the June 15th council meeting -- Council will discuss a resolution approving the construction of street improvements on Foothill Road between Hillcrest Road and East McAndrews, as part of the Foothill Road Improvement Project. Public Works Director, Cory Crebbin, will address resident’s concerns that were brought up in the previous meeting. 

In Thursday’s evening meeting Crebbin presented to Council to address resident concerns that were brought up in the June 15th Council meeting. Following the presentation residents had another opportunity to address Council about the project. Although the public hearing is now closed, public input is accepted for the next seven days. This item will be continued Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Click here to view Crebbin’s presentation to Council. Click here for more details on this project.
[This article has been updated with the corrected date of the Council meeting when this topic will be discussed.]

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