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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.

June 11, 2019 City Council Meeting
Business Meeting:

City Council approved the Consent Agenda:

  • Resolution Appointing Hemendra Mathur to be a voting member of the Town Center Advisory Committee
  • LCRB CONSIDERATION OF CONTRACT AWARD – CULVERT REPLACEMENT AT 124TH AVENUE AND ANN COURT
  • PROCLAIMATION CONGRATULATION TIGARD CHAMBER CEO DEBI MOLLAHAN
  • RECEIVE AND FILE: Council Calendar Council Tentative Agenda for Future Meeting Topics
  • CONSIDER RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING AND COMMENDING JOHN FREUDENTHAL FOR HIS SERVICE AS TIGARD HIGH SCHOOL ENVOY TO THE CITY OF TIGARD

Mayor Snider asked Chamber CEO Debi Mollahan to the dais to present her with the proclamation congratulating her for being named CEO of the Year.

Consideration of resolution appointing Park and Recreation Advisory Board members – Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-20, appointing Wayne Gross and Sean Ernes as voting members and Darlene Dick and Natalie Offenbecker as alternate members to the PRAB. Mayor Snider presented each with a City of Tigard pin.

Consideration of resolution adopting Tigard complete streets policy – After several discussions at previous council meetings, and a briefing from Sr. Transportation Planner Roth, council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-21, Adopting the complete streets policy.

Consideration of resolution accepting jurisdictional transfer of right of way adjacent to 99W – Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-22.

Legislative Public Hearing: Consideration of Ordinance to revise TMC 11.04 solid waste management – After several discussions at previous council meetings and a briefing from PW Division Manager Goodrich, council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 19-06, Amending Tigard Municipal Code Chapter 11.04 regarding the city’s business food waste management requirements.

Consideration of resolution certifying the City of Tigard provides services qualifying for state shared revenues – Finance and Information Services Director LaFrance and Sr Management Analyst Kang summarized key points and council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-23, Certifying that the City of Tigard provides services qualifying for state shared revenues.

Consideration of resolution declaring the city’s election to receive state shared revenues – Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-24, Declaring the City’s election to receive state revenue sharing.

Informational Public Hearing: Consideration of resolution adopting the Master Fees and Charges Schedule – Finance and Information Services Director LaFrance and Sr. Management Analyst Kang explained the schedule and updated council on two changes. Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-25, Adopting the Citywide Master Fees and Charges Schedule.

Informational Public Hearing: Adoption of the budget, making appropriations, declaring the Ad Valorem Tax Levy and classifying the levy as provided. Finance and Information Services Director LaFrance provided a briefing and discussed technical adjustments. Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-26, Approving the budget, with adjustments, making appropriations, declaring the Ad Valorem Tax Levy, and classifying the levy as provided under ORS 310.060 (2) for FY 2020 to include technical adjustments.

TCDA Informational Public Hearing: Consideration of resolution adopting the TCDA FY 2020 budget with adjustments, making appropriations, and imposing and categorizing taxes. Council unanimously approved TCDA Resolution No. 19-06.

TCDA Universal Plaza Pre-design kickoff – Community Director Asher along with Gehl Studios Project Manager Sofie Kvist gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining how Gehl Studios approaches their projects, highlights of the potential plaza, and talked about the upcoming surveying they will be doing of the area, interacting and engaging with the people to see what people are looking for.

Council went into executive session following the regular meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 11:01 p.m.

To review the meeting packet click here.  To review the taping of the council meeting click here.


June 4, 2019 City Council Meeting
Business Meeting:

  • City Council approved the Consent Agenda:
    • LCRB Consideration of Contract Award Pavement Management Program Overlay
    • Committee for Community Engagement Annual Report
    • May 7, 2019 City Council Meeting Minutes
    • Proclaimed June 9 as Water Independence Day
  • Consideration of Updates to TMC Chapter 7.70 – Modifications to Requirements for Holding Property – Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 19-04, Amending TMC Chapter 7.70.  Sgt. Erickson explained the update removes a reference to an erroneous section of the code and supports the department’s Strategic Priority; focusing on the effective use of data and technology.
  • Tigard Complete Streets Policy Update – Sr. Transportation Planner Roth provided an overview, discussed problems, transition plans, talked about the policy development, implementation plan and timeline, and next steps.  He said the complete streets policy formalizes Tigard’s commitment to scoping, designing, building and maintaining transportation facilities and network to all users regardless of age and abilities, and that it will guide the city to bridge the gap between Tigard’s current auto-oriented urban form and the vision presented by Tigard’s Strategic Plan.  This item will come back to council on June 11 with staff’s recommendation for adoption. 
  • Senior Center Affordable Senior Housing Briefing – Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly explained that staff is asking for direction for future approval of a process that would seek a developer for new affordable senior housing on the Tigard Senior Center site that would result in affordable housing.  There was consensus from council to move forward and for staff to bring this back for council approval at a later date.
  • TCDA Consideration of Amendment #8 to the City Center Urban Renewal Plan – Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly explained that approval of the Resolution would amend the City Center Urban Renewal Plan to add the acquisition and disposition of two areas of land located off Main Street (11, 928 square feet to Trail Parcel and 2,373 square foot strip of land adjacent to 9270 SW Maplewood Drive (Driveway Parcel)) to the list of urban renewal projects. This acquisition would allow for the development of the Fanno Creek Overlook project that would provide better access to natural and recreational resources of Fanno Creek and the trail. The Town Center Development Agency unanimously approved TCDA Resolution No. 19-04.
  • Council Consideration of Amendment #8 to the City Center Urban Renewal Plan – Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly explained City Council would need to approve the same (see item above).  City Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 19-17.
  • TCDA Consideration Authorizing the Executive Director of the TCDA to Complete the Property Acquisition of a Strip of Land Adjacent to 9270 SW Maplewood Drive – Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly explained this is approving the purchase of a strip of land adjacent to 9270 SW Maplewood Drive. The Town Center Development Agency unanimously approved TCDA Resolution No. 19-05; Authorizing the Executive Director of the TCDA to take all necessary actions to complete the property purchase on behalf of the agency.
  • Review and Consideration of TMC for Fee Waivers and Exemptions – City Manager Wine presented this item and explained that the ordinance before council would amend TMC 3.32 that governs fees and charges and when fee waivers and exemptions are granted.  City Council held discussed concerns there could be situations in the future that could hinder an organizations ability to have a fee waived based on financial funds available to them.  After discussion, City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 19-05; Amending TMC Chapter 3.32 Regarding City Fees and Authority for Fee Waivers as Amended (to strike the word “financial” from section 3.32.070 )
  • Receive Fiscal Year 2020 Master Fees and Charges Schedule Update – Finance and Information Services Director LaFrance and Sr. Mgmt Analyst Kang presented this item. Council discussed the proposed summary of changes and recommended certain water fees be adjusted. Staff will bring this item back to council for approval on June 11.
  • Solid Water Rates Briefing – Finance and Information Services Director LaFrance and Chris Bell, Owner of Bell and Associates presented this item. Mr. Bell discussed the proposed changes and provided council with explanation for each proposed change. After council discussion, council recommended some changes to cost of service fees. 
  • Review and Discuss the Communications Plan for Exploring a Levy and Bond – Communications Manager Wyatt presented this item and outlined staffs' communication plan proposal for the possible upcoming Levy/Bond Measure in 2020. Council said they would like to include information cards for council to have with them during outreach events, frequently asked questions page on the website that addresses the performance audit, virtual tour of the police department videos added to the website, contact information available to the public on information passed out at events and a tax calculator app on the website for residents. 

To review the meeting packet click here. To review the taping of the council meeting click here.

 


May 14, 2019 City Council Meeting

Study Session:

TVF&R Fire Chief Duyck thanked council and staff for being great partners and said his last day with TVF&R would be the end of June.  Incoming Fire Chief Weiss thanked Chief Duyck for his long service and said organizational changes were in the works and Tigard could expect the same and even higher service level with the coming changes.

Public Works Executive Manager Goodrich, along with Thomas Egleston, Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Senior Program Coordinator presented a PowerPoint presentation and provided an overview of the new requirements of the Business Food Waste Cooperative Recycling Program and what kind of implementation support Tigard could expect. 

Mayor Snider convened the Town Center Development Agency Study Session and announced they would go into executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to discuss exempt public records, and then re-opened the public meeting to discuss the TCDA Review of Development Assistance Agreement for 72nd Avenue and Dartmouth Mixed Use.  Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly, along with Mick O’Connell the City’s Development Advisor, talked about the project and agreement.

Mayor Snider reconvened the City Council Study Session and City Manager Wine discussed specific Legislative items that were looking to get support from Tigard.  There was consensus from council to support these items.

Council then gave their liaison reports; updating one another of meetings they had attended.

Business Meeting:

  • Police Chief McAlpine provided council with a department update and April police statistics.
  • Tigard High School Envoy gave council an overview of things that have happened or will be happening at the high school.
  • Chamber CEO Mollahan gave council and update on chamber activity, farmers market and the Leadership Tigard group.
  • Citizen communication was heard regarding lack of a code enforcement issue that has been ongoing in his neighborhood. Council asked him to provide details of the issue to the Assistant City Manager. 
  • City Council approved the Consent Agenda: 1) Proclaimed EMS Week 2) Approved Contract Award for Financial Advisor Services
  • If-I-Were-Mayor-WinnerMayor Snider presented Alberta Rider Elementary School student Stacia Nagengast with a gift card for her winning “If I Were Mayor” poster and said her artwork would be sent to Salem where she will represent Tigard in the Oregon Mayors Association statewide contest.
  • Associate Planner Warren introduced the Metro Bond Local Implementation Strategy Update to council and Komi Kalevor, Washington County Director of Housing Authority and Josh Crites, Washington County Assistant Director gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining the Housing Bond Local Implementation Strategy. Mr. Kalevor talked about the Metro Regional Housing Bond, the Bond framework, implementation strategy, key features of LIS and the guiding principles, community engagement, leveraging resources and next steps.  He said Tigard should expect to receive a portion of funds being allocated to Washington County and talked about who the bond would serve.  Council asked them to include council’s comments that had been previously submitted into their report, as council would like to see these addressed.
  • City Manager Wine introduced the Census briefing and Sarah Bushore, U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist gave a PowerPoint presentation. She talked about why they do a Census, funding, 2020 Census goals, what questions they ask and talked about the hard-to-count populations, especially those located in Tigard. She said the 2020 Census would allow people to self-respond by internet, phone and paper starting on March 23, 2020. She explained the purpose of Oregon Partnership Specialists is to increase participation in the 2020 Census of those who are less likely to respond or are often missed, and talked about how they plan to educate, encourage and engage in their outreach campaign.

Mayor Snider convened the Town Center Development Agency meeting to discuss the TCDA consideration of development assistance agreement for 72nd Avenue and Dartmouth mixed use. Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly gave a summary of the development. The TCDA unanimously approved TCDA Resolution No. 19-03.

Mayor Snider reconvened the City Council meeting and announced City Council would go into executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(d) to discuss labor negotiations. Council adjourned the meeting from Red Rock Conference Room at 9:27 p.m.

To review the meeting packet click here. To review the taping of the council meeting click here.


 

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