BEAVERTON CITY COUNCIL
February 11, 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, 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 OClaire, 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 Commissions 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
Citys 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