On May 16, 2016, the City Council held public hearings and approved both a Comprehensive Plan amendment and a Zone Map amendment for a proposed 14-lot residential subdivision located on 4.37 acres at 28500 and 28530 SW Canyon Creek Road South. The Council’s approval changed the zoning from Residential Agriculture-Holding (RA-H) to the Planned Development Residential-3 (PDR-3) Zone and changed the Comprehensive Plan designation from 0-1 to 4-5 dwelling units per acre. In addition to the 14 residential lots, the subdivision includes a public street, preservation of over two acres of Significant Resource Overlay Zone (SROZ) and a private park for the neighborhood. The development proposal was first approved by the Development Review Board (DRB) Panel B on April 25.
Under the Consent Agenda the Council approved a resolution authorizing the City to award a construction contract to Canby Excavating, Inc., for the construction of the Charbonneau High Priority Utility Repair Phase I which is the first construction project from the Charbonneau Consolidated Improvement Plan that was developed in 2014. The project repairs, rehabilitates and replaces approximately 2,750 feet of Priority 1 sanitary and storm pipe, between 8 and 24 inches in diameter, at five locations within the Charbonneau district. The project also includes installation of approximately 500 feet of 12-inch water main across the Charbonneau Golf Course property, replacing the water main that ruptured at 32080 Boones Bend Road on October 6, 2015.
During the Mayor’s Business portion of the meeting, Mayor Tim Knapp issued a proclamation for May 15-21 to be Public Works Week recognizing the consistent contributions of the City’s Public Works staff to provide a high-quality service to the community.
The City Council continued until June 6 a public hearing on a set of proposed amendments to Wilsonville’s 2013 Transportation Systems Plan known collectively as the “2016 TSP Amendment.” The action continues the public hearing and keeps open the public record, providing the public more time to comment and staff additional time to make refinements to the proposed plan. The TSP is the City’s long-term policy and planning document for all types of transportation improvements, including road, bicycle, pedestrian and transit-related projects. The Plan also features higher priority projects that are planned to be implemented over a 20-year timeframe through the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), development review processes and occasionally by other agencies.
The City Council also continued a resolution that amends the City Code regarding right-of-way and public easement management, section 3.410, to add a new section on franchise fees for use of the City’s public right-of-way and easements.
During the Communications portion of the meeting, the City Council heard separate reports from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen and Oregon Institute of Technology Vice President Laura McKinney. The Council also received an update on the Rotary Club of Wilsonville’s Through A Child’s Eyes (TACE) program and Alan Kirk of OrePac Building Products presented Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow a check in the amount of $5,000 to support the annual inmate-child bonding event at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Republic Services Manager Frank Lonergan presented a donation check of $550 in support of the food-pantry and social services programs to Wilsonville Community Sharing board member Michelle Ripple.
Prior to the regular meeting at the work session City Council heard reports and discussed the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Corridor Plan, Wilsonville priority transportation projects, Transportation Systems Plan minor amendments, LED street-lighting project, Metro-Wilsonville Community Enhancement Program and Metro’s Equitable Housing Planning and Development grant.
After the meeting the City Council convened as the City’s Urban Renewal Agency and awarded an engineering contract to OTAK for the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Corridor Plan that seeks to design an alternate route into and out of the Old Town commercial district.
Community members are able to watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meetings on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.