Mayor Knapp and Councilors Fitzgerald and Stevens are Administered Oath of Office; Council Approves Ordinance to Ban Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products at City Parks
At the Jan.7, 2013, Wilsonville City Council meeting, Judge Michael Gleeson administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Mayor Tim Knapp, Councilor Julie Fitzgerald and Councilor Susie Stevens.
The City Council voted 5-0 on second reading on Ordinance No. 712 to amend park rules to prohibit smoking or other use of tobacco on all city park property, park facilities and buildings.
The City Council voted 5-0 to approve Resolution No. 2394 authorizing an explanatory statement to be submitted for the March 2013 ballot measure captioned, “Business Incentive Program for Investment and Job Creation by Manufacturers.” The proposed ballot seeks voter input on the creation of a Tax Increment Financing Zone (Zone) program that would establish one or more single-property urban renewal districts to stimulate converting vacant or underutilized industrial buildings—mostly warehouses—to manufacturing by partially rebating increased property-tax increment resulting from a company’s qualified investment.
Under the Mayor’s Business portion of the meeting, the City Council made appointments to various City boards and commissions. The Council voted 5-0 to reappoint Wendy Buck and to appoint Glenn Ohl to serve a three-year term on the Budget Committee from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2015. The City Council voted 5-0 to appoint Katherine Johnson and Mary Closson to the Parks and Recreation Board from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2016, and Elaine Swyt and Alan Johnson from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2015. The City Council voted 5-0 to select Phyllis Straight-Millan to the Planning Commission for a four-year term from Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2016. The City Council voted 5-0 to reappoint Mary Fierros Bower and to appoint Gerald Greenfield, Simon Springall and Kenneth Ruud to two-year terms on the Development Review Board Panel A, and reappointed Andrew Karr and Jhuma Chaudhuri and appointed Aaron Woods to the Development Review Board Panel B for two-year terms from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2014.
Also during Mayor’s Business, the City Council voted 3-0-2 to select Councilor Scott Starr as Council President. Councilors Starr and Goddard abstained from the vote.
The City Council continued to the Jan. 24 meeting Resolution No. 2385, which would approve Addendum No. 4 to the development agreement between the City of Wilsonville, the Urban Renewal Agency and Polygon Northwest and provides for the necessary infrastructure to develop a subdivision phase in Villebois east. The agreement amends the previous Matrix development agreement as Matrix is no longer involved in this particular subdivision, which Polygon plans to develop.
Under the Consent Agenda that was approved by a vote of 5-0, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2393 authorizing staff to apply for funding through the Oregon Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The City is constructing a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at the new SMART facility on Boberg Road. The Oregon Department of Energy operates a program to reimburse local governments for a portion of the costs of alternative fuel infrastructure, including CNG facilities. The maximum amount of potential funding is $56,000.
Also under Consent Agenda, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2392, which adopts an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Wilsonville and other governmental agencies that are members of the Oregon Public Works Emergency Response Cooperative Assistance Agreement. The Agreement is an arrangement among government agencies at the local, county and state levels that have executed the Agreement, to either request for or respond with personnel, equipment or materials if confronted with an emergency situation.
During the Communications portion of the meeting, the City Council heard from Rich Truitt, President of Wilsonville Community Sharing, and Alan Kirk of OrePac Building Products. Mr. Kirk presented a check in the amount of $10,000 from the _The Hart Family Foundation in order to support the food bank and other operations of Wilsonville Community Sharing.
The City Council also heard from Colin Sears, Vice President of Business Development for Greater Portland, Inc., about the organization’s regional economic-development efforts.
During the City Council work session prior to the meeting, the Council discussed and appointed Council members to a number of regional, intergovernmental boards and committees that require an elected official to represent the City. These appointments included Mayor Knapp as the representative and Councilor Fitgerald as the alternate to the Clackamas County Coordinating Committee; Mayor Knapp as the representative and Councilors Fitgerald and Starr as the alternates to the Clackamas County Coordinating Committee Metro C-4 Subcommittee; Councilor Stevens as the representative and Councilor Goddard as the alternate to the French Prairie Forum local governments ad-hoc work group; Mayor Knapp as the representative and Councilors Goddard and Stevens as the alternates to the Washington County Coordinating Committee; and Councilor Starr as the representative and Councilor Goddard as the alternate to the Regional Water Providers Consortium.