February 11, 2002


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, February 11, 2002, at 6:35



Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Fred Ruby, Evelyn Brzezinski, Dennis

Doyle, Forrest Soth, and Cathy Stanton.  Also present were Chief of Staff

Linda Adlard, City Attorney Mark Pilliod, Human Resources Director Sandra

Miller, Finance Director Patrick O’Claire, Community Development Director

Joe Grillo, Engineering Director Tom Ramisch, Operations/Maintenance

Director Steve Baker, Police Captain Wes Ervin, Library Director Ed House,

Water Engineer Mark Boguslawski, and City Recorder Sue Nelson.


Pastor Clark Tanner, Beaverton Christian Church, announced that April 13,

2002, would be the “Great Day of Service”  a church-wide event that will

focus on services in the community.  He said approximately 400 people

would go out into the community to care for the needs of the elderly and to

coordinate community projects.  He invited the Council to participate and

asked if they had any suggestions for projects.  He concluded that they were

looking for projects that can be accomplished in one day and the contact

phone number was 503-646-2151.  

Coun. Soth asked Pastor Tanner if they would contact the Elsie Stuhr

Center and inquire about possible projects to help seniors.  

Coun. Brzezinski said she would be contacting Pastor Tanner.

Coun. Stanton said she had given project ideas to Pastor Tanner.    

Mayor Drake noted that the Beaverton Christian Church Choir would perform

at the Taste of Beaverton, on Saturday, June 22, 2002.    


Coun. Stanton announced that Washington County would be hosting a

Transportation Plan Open House in Hillsboro on February 12, 2002, to

receive citizen input on traffic improvements, projects and issues important

to the citizens.  Information can be accessed on the Web at   

Coun. Soth congratulated Mayor Drake on his State of the City address at

the WA County Affairs Forum; he thought  it was a very positive message. 

Coun. Stanton announced that the Beaverton Arts Commission’s Showcase

Exhibit was on display at the Beaverton Library through February 23, 2002. 

She encouraged everyone to stop by and view the art.     

Coun. Brzezinski said that the Beaverton Arts Commission would be holding

several events over the coming weeks in conjunction with the Showcase,

including various musical events at the Library.  She said for information

contact Jayne Scott, Director, Beaverton Arts Commission, at 503-526-



Mayor Drake noted that February 10, 2002, was the 109th Anniversary of the

incorporation of the City of Beaverton. 


One Millionth Patron Celebration

Ed House, Library Director, announced that since the Grand Opening of the

Library in September, 2000, it had become a thriving community center.  He

said it had never been busier; without the help of over 100 regular volunteers

they could not keep up with the demands put on their resources.  He

introduced the Library Volunteer Coordinator, June Bass, who helped

organize the One Millionth Patron Celebration.  He recognized the New

Friends of Beaverton Library, who donated gifts for this celebration. 

House  introduced Keerti Parthasarathy and her family as the “One Millionth

Patron” to the Beaverton City Library.  Mayor Drake and Mr. House

presented Ms. Parthasarathy with a book bag of items and a gift certificate

from Fred Meyer as the “One Millionth Patron.”

Ms. Parthasarathy stated that the Library was a wonderful facility and a great

resource.  She said she hoped everyone enjoyed the library as much as her


Friends of Trees Presentation

Patricia Griffiths,  Beaverton resident and Friends of Trees board member, 

introduced Jane Foreman who presented information about the Friends of


Ms. Foreman, Executive Director, Friends of Trees, explained the Friends

was the only non-profit organization in the Portland/Vancouver area

dedicated exclusively to planting and caring for City trees and to inspiring

public stewardship of the urban forest.  She said they were very active in

Portland and one of their strategic plan goals will be to become active in

Beaverton and Washington County.  Beaverton achieved Tree City USA

status through the National Arbor Day Foundation; which symbolized the

City’s commitment in support of its trees.  She said the  Friends mission

was to build and promote the community partnerships, through

neighborhood planting events.  She said their goal was to change values,

attitudes and behavior by involving and educating people in the community

about the importance and benefits of the urban forest.  She continued the 

Friends monitor the trees that they plant for five years and their survival rate

has been excellent.  She gave the history on the Friends, explained the

environmental and social benefits of trees, and reviewed the funding and

programs offered (in record).  

Mayor Drake said they met with Beaverton School District and Tualatin Hills

Park & Recreation District staff and talked about long-term coordination. 

They were very interested and saw potential joint opportunities. 

Ms. Foreman gave more details on the programs and summarized the

benefits the City would receive from partnering with the Friends.  She invited

the Council to planting events at Fir Grove Elementary School, on March 13,

2002, and at the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge on March 23, 2002.

Ms. Foreman noted that the region would be pressed to buy more land for

parks and was having trouble maintaining existing parks.  She said planting

trees at schools and along the streets make the whole city into a park.

Coun. Soth spoke on the Solar Access Project, which resulted in the

adoption of an ordinance to provide solar friendly trees, as an example trees

that provide additional heat and light in the wintertime and in the summer the

cooling effect of shade.  He concluded these considerations could be

reviewed when placing the trees.    

Ms. Foreman said their mantra was the right tree for the right place. She

said their goal was to educate people and help them choose the right tree.

Coun. Brzezinski asked how they selected an area.  

Ms. Foreman explained they relied on people in the community; for they had

a goal to be more scientific about where and what was planted. She said

they were working with Metro, City Governments, and the Storm Water

Management Agencies, which had data on critical areas, and target areas

that were least forested.  

Mayor Drake thanked her for the presentation.    


Coun. Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Doyle, that the consent agenda

be approved as follows:

Minutes of the regular meetings of November 26, 2001 and January 28, 2002

Contract Review Board:

Authorize Retainer Agreement with Outside Counsel for Litigation on Fire

Damage Claim and Transfer Resolution (Resolution No. 3652)

Waiver of Sealed Bidding – Purchase Four Sedans From the State of

Oregon Price Agreement

Waiver of Sealed Bidding – Purchase Three 2002 Compact Extended Cab

Pickups From the State of Oregon Price Agreement

Question called on the motion.  Couns. Doyle, Ruby, Stanton, Brzezinski,

and Soth voting AYE, the motion CARRIED unanimously. (5:0) 

Couns. Brzezinski and Stanton abstained from the minutes of November 26,



Second Reading and Passage:

Pilliod read the following ordinance for the second time by title only:

An Ordinance Adding, Amending and Repealing Certain Provisions of

Chapters Five, Six and Seven of the Beaverton Code (Ordinance No. 4196)

Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Doyle, that the ordinance

embodied in AB 02035 now pass.  Roll call vote.  Couns. Brzezinski, Ruby,

Soth, Stanton, and Doyle voting AYE, the motion CARRIED unanimously. 



There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, the

meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.  


Sue Nelson, City Recorder


Approved this 22nd day of April, 2002


Rob Drake, Mayor