BEAVERTON CITY COUNCIL
April 29, 2002
CALL TO ORDER:
A regular meeting of the Beaverton City Council was called to order by
Mayor Rob Drake in the Forrest C. Soth Council Chambers, 4755 SW
Griffith Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, on Monday, April 29, 2002, at 6:35 p.m.
Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Fred Ruby, Evelyn Brzezinski, Dennis
Doyle, Forrest Soth. Coun. Stanton was excused. Also present were
Chief of Staff Linda Adlard, City Attorney Mark Pilliod, Human Resources
Director Sandra Miller, Finance Director Patrick OClaire, Community
Development Director Joe Grillo, Engineering Director Tom Ramisch,
Operations/Maintenance Director Gary Brentano, Library Director Ed
House, Capt. Stan Newland, Assistant City Attorney Bill Scheiderich,
Utilities Engineer David Winship, Senior Planner Alan Whitworth,
Economic Development Program Manager Janet Young, City Recorder
Sue Nelson and Deputy City Recorder Cathy Jansen.
Mayor Drake noted AB 02121 would be continued to August 5, 2002, as a
Barbara Wilson, Beaverton, referred to a newspaper article that Beaverton
planners had taken an inventory of local trees. She noted she was unable
to attend the work session on April 13, 2002. She said in her
neighborhood trees were cut arbitrarily and expressed the importance of
preserving trees in Beaverton.
Joe Grillo, Community Development Director, stated the Planning
Commission would be addressing this issue on Wednesday, May 1, 2002.
He noted Planning Manager Hal Bergsma could update her on the April 13,
2002, meeting prior to the next meeting.
Wilson said she would talk with Mr. Bergsma.
Coun. Soth mentioned that the City had two or three species of trees that
were not compatible with civilization, such as poplars and white birches.
He added they had a tendency to spread their roots and lift up whatever
was in their way. He concluded that at times the choice of cutting them
down needed to be made.
Henry Kane, Beaverton, said he had intended to submit a legal
memorandum concerning the Second Street vacation. He said he would
give the City Attorney a list of some of the potential legal issues.
Coun. Soth stated the Council was proceeding with the Bull Run initiative
proposal by the City of Portland and other east side water users. He
reported the City of Portland and others on the east side were proposing a
new governing structure as well as a financial structure for the Bull Run
Watershed. He stated the City of Beaverton was a participant and would
continue to be one until it was decided whether they wanted to participate
in the final issue. He added he wanted people to know that the City of
Beaverton was a participant and would inform the citizens of anything
David Winship Utilities Engineer, noted the City of Beavertons web site
had a link to the City of Portlands web site, which had information on Bull
Run Watershed project.
Linda Adlard, Chief of Staff, reported the solid waste haulers franchise
agreement language had been distributed to Council as requested. She
noted there was a paragraph where Mayor Drake made a
recommendation to Council about renewal. She reported this would allow
the Council to consider an extension of three and a half years at mid point
of a franchise, which would be the total of seven years. She asked
Council if there were any questions in regard to the language. She
concluded that she hoped it met what Council had requested.
Mayor Drake noted that the Councilors indicated it met the intent.
Municipal Clerks Week (April 28 May 4, 2002)
Washington County Cooperative Library Services Proposed Supplemental
Local Option Levy for Library Services for FY 03-04 through FY 07-08
Ed House, Library Director, reported on the progression of the Library
funding through the years (in record). He stated the Cooperative Library
System proposed to the County Commissioners to place a five-year
operating levy on the November Ballot to maintain the cooperative level of
service. He reported at the County Advisory Board meeting it was decided
to recommend to the County Commissioners a 26-cent rate for that levy.
He said the ranges discussed were from 19 cents to over 26 cents. He
stated 26 cents was the number that had been focused on for a length of
time by most of the people involved in the County Library Advisory Board
and most of the directors. He said the levy would replace the money that
was used to spend down the excess revenue, which was approximately
17.3 million dollars of a total expected 49.9 million that would be raised for
the five years of the levy. He reported it would provide funding for the
various member libraries to maintain current services and to build on the
new demands made upon them. He noted Tigard and Hillsboro were
going out for Library bond levies this May and if passed, their experience
would be similar to Beavertons, in that they would have a huge increase in
the number of demands of service.
House said they would have to hire more staff and buy materials to meet
those demands, which would account for about 27.7 million dollars of the
49.9 million. He said the levy would also pay for additional programs and
central services of the Washington County cooperative. He explained
central services provided courier services and bought shared database
and operating systems. He said there would be some enhancements that
they would be providing to the City of Beaverton, as well as all member
libraries, with the 3.9 million dollars. He added one million dollars went to
the regional arts and culture council. He noted they would be receiving
$200,000 a year to operate their program. He reported $50,000 a year
would be spread throughout the cooperative libraries and $150,000 would
be the other programs that they offer to the Community. He said that was
basically how the money would be spent if the County Commissioners
and the voters approved the levy in November. He concluded the
Beaverton City Library currently received 70 percent of funding through the
cooperative and hoped to maintain that percentage in the future, based on
whatever the revenues were at that time.
Coun. Soth asked with the inclusion of the previous 36 cents per thousand
in the county general fund, if taxpayers would be paying a total of 62 cents
a thousand for library services. He added the County had indicated that
they would continue to use 36 cents for library service.
House replied they would continue to provide the 36 cents for library
service and this was an additional 26 cents; Coun. Soth was correct with
62 cents as the total.
Coun. Soth clarified that it would be a total of 62 cents per thousand for
House said that was correct.
Coun. Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Soth, that the Consent
Agenda be approved as follows:
Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 4, 2002
Adopt a Resolution in Support of Ballot Measure 13 Continued to May 6,
Approval of City of Beaverton 2002 Action Plan Submission to Washington
RZ 2001-0021 Sisters of St. Mary Zoning Map Amendment to Replace
Station Community Multiple Use (SC-MU) with General Commercial (GC)
RZ 2002-0012 Beaverton City Park Zone Change
Acquisition of Right-of-Way Along the Future Extension of Murray
Authorization for the Mayor to Award a Bid for Hanging Flower Baskets as
Part of the Hall Street and Watson Avenue Beautification Project. (Revised
to put this item under Consent Agenda instead of Contract Review Board)
Contract Review Board:
Bid Award Beaverton/Tigard Water Intertie Pipeline and Master Meter on
Authorize Exemption from Competitive Bidding and Purchase One (1)
Additional 2002 Kawasaki Police Motorcycle from an Existing City of
Beaverton Bid Award
Coun. Doyle noted he was glad to see the water tank and on going
Mayor Drake commended Gary Brentano, Operations Director, and the
Finance staff, who had been in contact with other cities that displayed
hanging flower baskets. He noted in their packets was an example of
what the baskets would look like in full bloom. He added the City was
excited about this program.
Question called on the motion. Couns. Doyle, Brzezinski, Ruby and Soth
voting AYE, the motion CARRIED. (4:0)
An Ordinance Annexing Portions of Public Rights-of-Way Lying Generally
Outside of the Existing City Limits to the City of Beaverton; ANX 2002-
0002 (Jay Street Expedited Annexation) (Ord. No. 4199)
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Brzezinski that the first
reading in the Ordinance embodied in AB 02121 be continued to August 5,
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Doyle that the rules be
suspended and that the ordinances embodied in AB 02122, 02123, 02124
and 02125 be read for the first time by title only at this meeting and for the
second time by title only at the next regular meeting of the Council.
Couns. Brzezinski, Doyle, Ruby, and Soth voting AYE, the motion
Pilliod read the following ordinances for the first time by title only:
An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2050, the Zoning Map, From (R1)
to (RC-OT) for Two City-Owned Parcels: RZ 2002-0012
Rezone) (Ord. No. 4200)
An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of an Unimproved Right-of-Way of SW
Electric Street; SV 2001-0004. (Ord. No. 4201)
An Ordinance Vacating Right-of-Way on SW Second Street; SV 2001-
0003 (Ord. No. 4202)
An Ordinance Repealing and Replacing Provisions Contained in Chapter
Four of the Beaverton Code and Declaring an Emergency (Ord. No. 4203)
Coun. Soth asked Pilliod if the replacement page that was received this
evening for Ordinance 2125 required an amendment or was that included
in the first reading.
Pilliod replied no amendments or special additional readings were
necessary because the information was introduced to the Council prior to
the motion and prior to the first reading.
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Brzezinski, that the Council
move into executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (1) (h) to
discuss the legal rights and duties of the governing body with regard to
litigation or litigation likely to be filed and in accordance with ORS 192.660
(1) (e) to deliberate with persons designated by the governing body to
negotiate real property transactions. Couns. Brzezinski, Doyle, Ruby and
Soth voting AYE, the motion CARRIED unanimously. (5:0)
Executive session convened at 7:05 p.m.
Executive session adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council at this time,
the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Sue Nelson, City Recorder
Approved this 8th day of July 2002.
Rob Drake, Mayor