March 4, 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, March 4, 2002, at 6:35 p.m.


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 Gary Brentano, Facilities Supervisor

Ron Koppel, Principal Planner Hal Bergsma, City Utilities Engineer David

Winship, Police Captain Wes Ervin, Library Director Ed House, Support

Specialist II Debra Callender, and Support Specialist II Deborah



Henry Kane, Beaverton, addressed the Council and said he had written a

letter regarding The Round (in record).  He noted that The Round had

been going on since 1997 and many lenders in the country had been

canvassed or tried to obtain financing.  

Mayor Drake thanked Kane for his communication.

Raga Rickford, Beaverton, asked if there were plans to develop the 

Lowami Hartwoods Park.

Mayor Drake said Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD)

owned the park.  He noted that a new master plan had been approved

which included Lowami Hartwoods Park.

Coun. Doyle said THPRD had spent over a year talking with neighbors

about the Park and had developed a very detailed plan.  He suggested

Rickford call THPRD for more information.

Rickford said she was concerned that dogs may not be allowed in the


Coun. Doyle said the only THPRD park that did not allow dogs was the

Nature Park.


There were none.


There were none.


Steve Baker Day (March 4, 2002)

Mayor Drake recognized Steve Baker, and explained that Baker had

retired after 35 years with the City as Operations and Maintenance

Director.  He said Baker served with distinction and he thanked him for his

many years of excellent service.  He read the proclamation declaring

March 4, 2002, as Steve Baker Day.   Baker accepted the proclamation

and received an ovation from the Council and the audience.

Baker thanked the Mayor and the Council for the opportunity to work for

the City and said it had been an experience of a lifetime.  He

complimented Mayor Drake and the Council and said the City maintained

excellent customer service for the 70,000 citizens of Beaverton.  He said it

had been a long road with positive experiences.  He said it was not easy to

retire, and he expressed how much he appreciated the proclamation.

Coun. Soth related a story about Baker.  He said a number of years ago

he could not find anyone who sharpened saw blades.  He said Baker

found a business that sharpened blades and some of the saw blades

were still in use today. He concluded that Baker had a cooperative way of

helping citizens that made Beaverton a “can do” city.  

Coun. Doyle said Baker had responded to service calls in a positive

manner and was a credit to the City.  

Coun. Stanton said she could always count on Baker to make sure the

burned out streetlights were changed.  She thanked him for always being 

responsive to citizens.

Coun. Brzezinski also thanked Baker for his years of service.

Girl Scout Week (March 10-16, 2002)

Mayor Drake announced that there were Girl Scout’s in the audience to

recognize the Girl Scouts 90th anniversary.

Kathy Horres, Beaverton, said she lived in Beaverton and was

representing neighborhood 13-1 and all Girl Scouts in Beaverton.  She

said there was Girl Scout coverage in five neighborhoods that were

defined by elementary school boundaries.  She explained that she had

been a Girl Scout as a child and was now a leader.  She noted that

“Daisy” Juliette Low founded the Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912.  She said

they were very excited to be before Council; Girl Scouts all over the United

States were doing the same in their own communities.  She commented

that she appreciated Beaverton’s support for the Girl Scouts Program. 

She said Girl Scouts were covering all the stores in the Beaverton area

selling cookies.  

Girl Scouts Valerie Horres, Emily McFadden, and Amy Hijikuro introduced

themselves and said they were there in honor of the 90th Anniversary of

Scouting.  The girls presented the Mayor and Councilors with Girl Scout

cookies and a pen.


The 114th Ave. Area Redevelopment Plan Project

Hal Bergsma, Planning Services Manager, said the presentation related to

AB 02045 and was A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Sign an

Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of

Transportation (ODOT) to receive a Transportation and Growth

Management Grant (TGM) to Prepare a Redevelopment Plan for the 114th

Ave. Area of Downtown Beaverton.  He said the 114th Ave. area was a

gateway to downtown Beaverton and encompassed approximately 29


Bergsma said the Council had previously approved the application for the

grant on June 11, 2001.  He noted that the City was the only local

government in Washington County to succeed in receiving a new TGM

Grant of $45,000 for the biennium, largely because of the TGM program.

He said the planning study focused on the redevelopment in the downtown

area.  He noted that all the studies were based on the assumption that the

downtown area of Beaverton would and should redevelop over time to a

significantly higher density in a manner that would be urban in scale and

less reliant on the automobile for transportation.  He said the City had

anticipated that thousands of additional jobs and dwelling units would

eventually be created in the downtown area, with most of the jobs and

dwellings located in the east end of the downtown area. He said zoning

was in place to allow higher density, but not too much redevelopment had

taken place.  He explained the objective of the study was to take a closer

look at this particular area to see what kind of redevelopment might be

feasible in the near future and how the City could assist in spurring that


Bergsma said the area was selected because it was a visible gateway to

downtown and was presently developed with older, lower value structures;

but it could be redeveloped with higher density land uses.  He said an

advisory committee would guide the project, which consisted of interested

area property owners, local developers, City staff members, and

representatives of groups and government agencies that might have an

interest in the project, including the Central Beaverton Neighborhood

Association (NAC), the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, Friends of

Beaverton Creek, Tri-Met, Metro, Clean Water Services, and ODOT.

Bergsma noted that the project would follow the usual planning process,

consisting of analysis of existing conditions, definition of criteria for

evaluating redevelopment alternatives, definition, creation and evaluation

of alternative redevelopment scenarios, hearings and action on the

Planning Commission recommendations by Council.  He explained that

the planning process must be completed by the end of June, 2003.  

Bergsma said that although the process was straightforward, many

questions needed to be answered during the course of the project.  He

noted that some of the questions would include the number of properties

targeted for redevelopment, as well as the highest priority for

redevelopment.  He said other questions would include density issues,

mix of land uses, the character of the redevelopment (i.e., sales VS rental,

quality, design, market segment targeted, etc.), parking, public transit

(including the possibility of another light rail transit station in the area), and

development along Hall Creek.  He pointed out that questions would

include how the City could assist in the area’s redevelopment, changes in

regulations, capital improvements, marketing assistance and establishing

an urban renewal district with the voters approval.

Bergsma concluded by saying that staff would like to see three things

happen as a result of the project: (1) Short-term: adoption of a specific

plan for the area, (2) Within five years: substantial redevelopment of the

project area and (3) In the end: establishment of an attractive, higher

density, mixed-use gateway area containing a substantial number of jobs

and residences.

Coun. Ruby asked if the area was north of Canyon Road and just west of

the Hwy 217 interchange.  He asked if that was the area where the Carr

Chevrolet Dealership used to be located.  

Bergsma said the area included the current Carr Subaru.   

Coun. Ruby asked if a future light rail station was envisioned by TriMet.  

Bergsma replied that area had been targeted for a possible station

location when the original planning had been in process for the Westside

Light rail.

Coun. Ruby commented that there was a fair amount of distance between

the Sunset Max station and the Beaverton station.  He said a new Central

Beaverton Max Station with parking would make it easier for people in

central Beaverton to use Max.  

Bergsma said the study would look at transit issues.  He commented that

one of the consultants on the project had been the Strategic Planning

Manager for Tri-met who was knowledgeable about Tri-met’s planning

process and how Tri-met might be convinced to locate a new station in

central Beaverton.  

Coun. Brzezinski said she assumed that Janet Young, Economic

Development Manager, would have the opportunity to participate in the


Bergsma said Janet Young, Redevelopment Manager John Engle, and

Community Development Manager Joe Grillo were involved in drafting the

proposal to the TGM program and would be on the advisory committee for

the project.

Coun. Soth said the area extended north of Center Street to a property

occupied by a church.  He said he was curious as to why that property

was included.  He said it was east of 113th, an area that was vacated two

years ago to add to the church since they lost a parking area when the

right-of-way for light rail cut off the eastern portion of their property.  He

asked if they were included only because they had right-of-way or frontage

on Center Street.  

Bergsma said he thought the church might be on the north side of Cabot,

but agreed with Coun. Soth there might be a church on Center Street.  He

said they were looking at properties that needed to be explored as to their

potential through the process.

Coun. Doyle asked to what extent would the business community in that

area be involved.  

Bergsma replied that all property owners in the area would be invited to

participate on the advisory committee.  

Coun. Doyle asked Bergsma if he could anticipate how large the group

might be.

Bergsma commented that it could be a large group depending on how

many people came to the meetings. 

Coun. Doyle agreed and noted that the input from the business

community would be essential as to what they felt the market would


Bergsma said they would also be contacting local developers who might

have had experience in mixed use, higher density projects to ask for their



Henry Kane addressed Council for a second time regarding AB 02043 The

114th Ave. Area Redevelopment Plan Project.  He referred to the agenda

bill and said the study called for significant public sector intervention to

assist private sector redevelopment.  He commented that he believed that

was urban renewal and the City was talking about an urban renewal

district.   He noted that according to the City’s Charter if there was going to

be an urban renewal project the voters would have to approve it.

Mayor Drake thanked Kane for his comments and noted that the City was

well aware of its Charter requirements.

Kane said the City was aware of Charter requirements before the current

members of the Council were elected as well as before Mayor Drake’s

time in office.  He commented that the City could not use money that

should be kept by school districts, and urban renewal funds were subject

to Ballot Measure 5.  

Coun. Stanton said that for the record the City did not contribute funds to

the school district.  


Coun. Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Soth, that the consent

agenda be approved as follows:

Minutes of the regular meetings of June 25, and December 10, 2001

Coun. Ruby referred to the minutes of December 10, 2001, and noted that

on page 12, the vote was 2 to 1 and not unanimous.  

Coun. Brzezinski said she would abstain from voting on the minutes of

June 25, 2001, because she was not at that meeting.  

Coun. Stanton said she was absent from the June 25, 2001, meeting and

would also abstain from voting on the minutes.  She gave her corrections

to the December 10, 2001, minutes to the city recorder’s staff.  

Coun. Doyle referred to AB 02049, Bid Award – Traffic Signal Modification

and Video Detection at Various Locations, and said he appreciated staff

incorporating video detection units for the traffic signals.  He said it was

good that the City was taking advantage of affordable technology.  

Coun. Stanton referred to AB 02044, A Resolution Adopting an

Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro Regional Government for

Commercial Technical Assistance Program Funding and she questioned

if there had been previous agreements with Metro on commercial solid

waste handling.  She said she did not remember that the emphasis was

on commercial assistance.  She questioned what would happen with the

follow up and work plans with the previous residential Metro agreements.    

Linda Adlard, Chief of Staff, said Beaverton’s agreement with Metro in the

regional perspective was that there were residential waste reduction goals

and commercial waste reduction goals.  She said Beaverton had always

done extremely well with residential recycling, but commercial recycling

was more difficult because of the variety of materials to be recycled.  She

explained that commercial recycling consisted more of coordinating

materials with companies that could use the recycled products.  She gave

an example of packing materials that could be recycled so someone else

could use those materials for packaging.  She said the goal had not been

met for this year, but the City had hired a Waste Evaluator for recycling

issues.  She explained that Metro created the Regional Solid Waste

Management Plan to encourage the City as well as other jurisdictions to

meet the standards.  

Coun. Stanton asked if the emphasis would be exclusively on commercial

or would the Waste Evaluator still provide solid waste disposal information

as well as recycling information to citizens at large.

Adlard said the City would focus on all areas.  She commented that the

reality was that the region had a difficult time in the commercial recycling

area and this was an incentive to try to meet the standards.  She noted

that it was an expensive program that involved educating people on

recycling issues.  She said if one was only recycling newspapers from

home that educational recycling process would be easier than educating

each company in the commercial arena.  She said the City would cover all

they had done in the past, plus commercial recycling issues.

Coun. Soth commented that he had served on a Metro recycling task

force and noted that part of the problem within the commercial sector was

the many types of paper and materials.  He said it was not a simple matter

of newspapers and cardboard.  He reported that it took an intensive

analysis of what was in the commercial area that needed to be or could be

recycled and then to find a place to put it.  He said the haulers could pick

up the material, but they did not have a place to dump it.  He summarized

by saying that education was the key.  

A Resolution Adopting an Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro

Regional Government for Commercial Technical Assistance Program

Funding (Resolution No. 3653)

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Sign an Intergovernmental

Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to Receive a

Transportation and Growth Management Grant to Prepare a

Redevelopment Plan for the 114th Avenue Area (Resolution No. 3654)

Liquor License Renewals – Annual Renewals

Intergovernmental Agreement – Provision of Domestic Water Service

Between the City of Beaverton and the Tualatin Valley Water District


Reallocate Salary Grade of the Court Administrator Classification

Bid Award – Traffic Signal Modification and Video Detection at Various


Bid Award – Storm Drain Catch Basin Cleaning FY 01-02

Bid Award – Sidewalk Ramp Construction Project (Including Concrete

Sidewalks and Railroad Crossing Repairs)

Contract Review Board:

Waiver of Sealed Bidding, Authorization for Rental of Seven (7) Copy

Machines From Multnomah County Bid Award

Exemption from Competitive Bidding Contract Change Order – Panic Alert

and Intrusion Security System for City Hall and Operations

Exemption from Competitive Solicitation – Follow-up Employee Opinion

and Satisfaction Survey

Exemption from Competitive Bids – Contract Award of Professional

Consulting Services – Public Educational Materials

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

and Ruby voting AYE, motion CARRIED with Couns. Brzezinski and

Stanton abstaining from voting on the minutes of June 25, 2001.  (5:0)


Suspend Rules:

Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Brzezinski, that the rules be

suspended, and that the ordinances embodied in ABs 02056 and 02057

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, Soth, and Stanton voting AYE, the motion

CARRIED unanimously. (5:0)

Mark Pilliod, City Attorney, read the following ordinances for the first time

by title only:

First Reading:

An Ordinance Vacating a Public Right-of-Way Along Properties Owned by

Tri-Met and Tualatin Hills Nature Park; SV 2001-0001

No. 4197)

An Ordinance Vacating a Public Right-of-Way Along Properties Owned by

Tri-Met; SV 2001-0002 (Ordinance No. 4198)

Question called on the motion.  Coun. Doyle, Brzezinski, Ruby, Soth, and

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


Mayor Drake said he distributed a memo to Council regarding The Vision

Action Network requesting a contribution from the City of $5,000.  He

recommended the City make the contribution, with the contingency that

Washington County contribute $70,000. 

Coun. Brzezinski MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Doyle, that $5,000 be

contributed to The Vision Action Network contingent upon Washington

County’s contribution of $70,000.  

Coun. Soth said there were a number of questions that came up when he

participated in the Vision West Group.  He said it appeared that this was

another one of those groups, which while there was nothing wrong with

their project or their trust, he wondered if there was duplication from any

other group.  He said that in Washington County there were a number of

different agencies that essentially did the same work, and none of them

knew what work the others did, or where they were located.  He

questioned why Vision Action Network did not go through the Social

Services process.  

Coun. Brzezinski said Vision Action Network did not provide services

directly to anyone and therefore it was not appropriate to go through the

Social Services process.  She explained that they were trying to get

people and groups to communicate with each other.  She noted that she

would be willing for the City to donate $5,000 to see if the group could

accomplish their networking goals.  

Coun. Soth said that the Vision Action Network had described their actions

very well in the paperwork they had submitted to Mayor Drake.

Coun. Stanton addressed Coun. Soth’s question about a clearinghouse

for information.  She reported there was a considerable amount of

information on the Washington County’s Web site. 

Coun. Soth said the problem was that not many people had access to


Coun. Stanton said they could use the library’s computers.

Coun. Soth questioned how many seniors would use the computers.  He

mentioned that many seniors did not have the money or the knowledge or

skills to use the computers.

Mayor Drake said the $5,000 would be a one-time contribution to be in the

fiscal year budget.  He said Finance Manager Patrick O’Claire

recommended that funding come from State shared revenue, which had

historically been one-time revenue allocations.

Question called on the motion.  Couns. Ruby, Doyle, Stanton, Soth and

Brzezinski voting AYE.  Motion CARRIED unanimously.  (5:0)


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

the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


Sue Nelson, City Recorder


Approved this 18th day of March, 2002


Rob Drake, Mayor