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City Council Study Session Agenda & Minutes
Thursday, January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
Prescott Room, Medford Police Station
219 S. Ivy Street, Medford, Oregon
The City Council Study Session was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Prescott Room of the Medford Police Station on the above date with the following members and staff present:
Councilmembers Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark and Kevin Stine; City Manager Brian Sjothun, Deputy City Attorney Eric Mitton, Planning Director Matt Brinkley, Deputy City Recorder Winnie Shepard; Mayor Gary Wheeler and Councilmembers Clay Bearnson, Kay Brooks, and Michael Zarosinski were absent.
Administrative Residential Review
Planning Director Matt Brinkley provided information on a proposed amendment to Chapter 10 of the Medford Municipal Code. (See attached PowerPoint.)
The amendment would create a new Type II, administrative land use review process for certain multi-family residential developments. As proposed, multi-family developments of three net acres or less would be approved by the Planning Director. Larger sites or projects that include other concurrent requests such as an exception would still be reviewed during a public hearing through the Site Plan and Architectural Commission (SPAC) or Planning Commission.
It would also amend current language to distinguish between the SPAC review Type II land use review and the Site Plan and Architectural Commission (Type III) land use review.The materials needed in submitting a site plan are to remain unchanged for both.
The matter will be brought forward as a Code amendment during the February 20, 2020 Council meeting.
Council President Stine provided an overview of the Council Officers meeting. Medford was designated as a Medal of Honor City by the State Legislature. A second Council Liaison will be appointed to outside positions. The Deputy City Attorney will review law to determine whether the City could prevent projections on the white wall in Vogel Plaza. On February 12, Councilmembers will go to Salem to speak with Legislators and other officials. The process to determine allocations for the marijuana funding will be discussed at the next Council meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.
Winnie Shepard, CMC
Deputy City Recorder