At the Wilsonville City Council meeting of Nov. 19, 2012, Councilor-elect Julie Fitzgerald was sworn-in as a City Councilor to fulfill the remaining term of former Councilor Steve Hurst, who resigned in June 2012. Previously, the City Council had indicated that it would consider appointing to Council the candidate who received the most votes at the November 2012 election.
The City Council voted 5 to 0 in support of Resolution No. 2383, which authorizes an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the City of Wilsonville and the City of Salem for processing of sewage sludge. Under the IGA, raw sludge will be transported from Wilsonville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to Salem’s Water Pollution Control Facility for processing to a “Class B” biosolid. Moving sludge processing to Salem was originally proposed by the City’s Operations Contractor, CH2M HILL, as a way to eliminate one of the more significant odor sources affecting nearby residents. CH2M HILL will cover the costs of the program, including transporting and processing of the sludge.
The City Council approved on first reading by a vote of 5 to 0 Ordinance No. 708, which approves a zone map amendment from Public Facility (PF) Zone to The Village (V) Zone on 0.89 acres that is the future site of the Villebois Piazza. The Piazza is a proposed privately owned and maintained community gathering area open to the public that is to serve as a focal point for the Villebois village community.
During work session, the City Council heard a report about the process of updating the City’s Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP revision is in the final stages where draft recommended project lists have been prepared and are ready public review. The Council also heard a presentation on the Comprehensive Plan and Development Code. The report focused on inconsistencies in the methodology used for calculating the number of housing units that are required (the “minimum”) and allowed (the “maximum”) for a property being rezoned or planned for residential development; staff will continue to work with the Planning Commission on resolving the inconsistencies for Council consideration.