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Tigard City Council

Council Recap

Tigard City Council Activity
Here is a brief recap of the most recent Tigard City Council Business meeting.

  • All meeting agendas can be found here.
  • Resolutions, proclamations, ordinances, minutes and meeting packets can be found here.

March 5 City Council Meeting

  • Citizen communication was heard regarding Thornwood Meadows safety concerns. The Mayor responded to his concerns. 
  • Citizen communication was heard regarding City Council Goals 2019-2021.
  • Council approved Resolution No. 19-07, establishing the Water Advisory Board (WAB).
  • Council approved Resolution No. 19-08, amending City Council ground rules, superseding Resolution No. 1701.
  • Council approved City Council board and committee liaison assignments.
  • Council and staff held a robust discussion about City Council Goals 2019-2021. Council suggested some minor and more detailed changes be made to the Goals.  City Council Goals 2019-2021 will come back to a future meeting for council adoption.

February 19 City Council Meeting

  • Citizen Communication was heard regarding Thornwood Meadows neighborhood safety concerns.
  • Consent Agenda Items were voted on individually.  All Consent items passed unanimously.
    • IGA with ODOT to complete street lighting on HWY 99W, 72nd Avenue to Durham Rd.
    • Resolution No. 19-05 – Appoint Budget Committee members
    • Resolution No. 19-06 – Adopt Tigard Library Board Bylaws
  • Council unanimously approved an IGA with ODOT to partially fund the North Dakota Street Bridge design and replacement.
  • Council held a joint meeting with the Budget Committee to discuss upcoming budget meetings and process.  Finance Director LaFrance gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining the budget process, budget themes, current FY 2018-19 budget and looking ahead to FY 2019-20 budget, budget outlook and preview. The budget committee elected their chair and secretary.
  • Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 19-01 – Amending Tigard Municipal Code (TMC) 7.74 – Emergency Operations.

February 5 City Council and Town Center Development Agency meeting

  • Citizen Communication was heard regarding the Lease Amendment and Relocation Assistance with Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

  • TCDA held a joint meeting with members of the TCAC. TCAC talked about goals accomplished in 2018 and TCAC recommendations, ongoing development projects like the SW Corridor, Tigard Triangle, and revitalization projects in the Downtown area. They talked about affordable housing and how they would like to support council with affordable housing issues and presented their 2019 goals.
  • Elaine Howard with Elaine Howard Consulting, LLC discussed Urban Renewal Best Practices and presented an Urban Renewal 101 PowerPoint.
  • TCDA unanimously approved TCDA Resolution No. 19-01, Amendment #7 to the City Center Urban Renewal Plan Minor Amendment.
  • TCDA unanimously approved TCDA Resolution No. 19-02, a Lease Amendment and Relocation Assistance for early lease termination with Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. of the 1.18 acre property at 9110 SW Burnham Ave which allows for an expedited timeline for the Universal Plaza.
  • City Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-03, Concurring with Washington County Findings Regarding Vacation of Public Right-of-Way in River Terrace.
  • City Council held a robust discussion regarding an increase to the Parks and Recreation Fee.  Testimony was given by the Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board supporting the increase to the PARF.  After deliberation, council by a majority of the vote, approved a $0.52  increase to the PARF for recreation.  Council also, by a unanimous vote approved moving forward to the Budget Committee, a proposal that includes an additional increase to the PARF for parks maintenance.
  • Council held an Informational Public Hearing to Consider an Amendment to the Master Fees and Charges Schedule Related to the Right-of-Way Licenses and Permit Fees.  Council received testimony at the hearing from a representative from AT&T and Verizon (both opponents of the Resolution). After discussion with staff, city council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-04.

January 29 City Council Meeting
Study Session: Council heard about the upcoming utility rate studies which will identify current and future revenue required for water, storm water, sanitary sewer system operations, maintenance, repair or replacement.

Citizen Communication: Council heard from the Tigard High Envoy about current and upcoming high school events.  A Chamber of Commerce representative updated Council on their programs and events.  Police Chief McAlpine gave an end of year report highlighting comparisons between calls for service and offenses from 2015-2018. 

Consent Agenda

  • Council approved minutes and proclaimed January as School Board Appreciation Month.
  • Contracts were awarded for enterprise licensing and performance audit services.
  • An IGA with Washington County for improvements to 121st Avenue was approved.
  • HR Director Bennett was appointed as Chief Negotiator for collective bargaining.
  • Resolution No. 19-01 was approved waiving a temporary sign permit fee for Tigard Babe Ruth Baseball.

Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing to Consider SW 95th Avenue Zone Change and Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Staff advised that site conditions had changed since the Planning Commission recommended approval. Council remanded the application back to the Planning Commission which will consider this on February 25.

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Resolution for Second Quarter Supplemental Budget: Council approved Resolution 19-02 for the supplemental budget which will increase the budget by $2.3 million across 11 city funds in City Management, Finance & Information Services, Library, Police, Public Works and the Capital Improvement Plan. The increase is offset by grants, development, unanticipated fund balance and contingency, and does not impact city reserves.

Oath of Office:  Councilor Heidi Lueb took her oath of office

Executive Session: An executive session was held under ORS 192.660 (2) (d) labor negotiations.

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  • In Person: Sign up for Citizen Communication @ Council Business Meetings (2 minutes allowed) Anyone wishing to speak on an agenda item should sign on the appropriate sign-up sheet(s) at the meeting. If no sheet is available, ask to be recognized by the Mayor at the beginning of that agenda item. We ask that Citizen Communication items are two minutes or less. Longer matters can be set for a future agenda by contacting either the Mayor or the City Manager.  
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  • Mail: Tigard City Council, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223   
  • Phone: Contact Joanne Bengtson in the Mayor's Office at 503-718-2476  
  • Council Meeting Questions? Contact City Recorder Carol Krager at 503-718-2419 or Deputy City Recorder Kelly Burgoyne at 503-718-2410 
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