City Council Meeting Agenda Highlights - Dec. 21

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City Council Meeting Agenda Highlights - Dec. 21

shopping cart Abandoned Shopping Cart Ordinance Goes Before Council
Council will consider a number of proposed code ordinance changes in response to a growing problem with stolen and abandoned carts. Many of these carts are being retrieved by City staff as they are abandoned along the Bear Creek Greenway, public parks and right-of-ways. Prior to presenting these code revisions to Council, staff invited over 50 Medford stores to one of two opportunities to review the proposed ordinance and provide feedback on the impacts to their operation. The feedback obtained in those meetings is reflected in the proposed code ordinance. More details.

Chickens Keeping of Poultry Ordinance – Postpone or Repeal

The purpose of this agenda item is to take formal action consistent with City Council’s action at the November 2, 2017 meeting by either repealing the ordinance or postponing the effective date to July 1, 2018. The proposed "Keeping of Poultry" ordinance limits the number of chickens to five per parcel, prohibits the keeping of roosters, and specifies where and how chickens must be kept and maintained on the parcel. More details.

Other agenda items to note:
  • An ordinance awarding a contract in an amount of $888,888.88 to brown Contracting, Inc. for Americans with Disabilities (ADA) ramp repairs and replacements.
  • An update on the former Fire Station 2 and Carnegie process will be given under the City Manager and Staff Reports portion of tonight’s meeting.
 Link to full agenda.

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