SEPTEMBER 23, 2002


The 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, September 23, 2002, at 6:36 p.m.


Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Fred Ruby, Dennis Doyle, Forrest Soth and Cathy

Stanton.  Coun. Evelyn Brzezinski was excused.  Also present were 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, Police Chief David Bishop, and Deputy

City Recorder Catherine Jansen.



Pavel Goberman, Beaverton, announced he was running for the position of State

Representative District 28, although his name was not on the ballot.  

Betty Bolz, Beaverton, reported that the sidewalks were torn up at the intersection of Hall

Boulevard and Greenway Avenue, due to construction.  She noted on Saturday two

people in wheelchairs had to wait on the street.  She said the area should have been

closed off with a temporary sidewalk constructed.  She noted the traffic lights were not

working properly and stressed that many people rely on the sidewalks to get to and from

Albertson’s and Arby’s.  

Mayor Drake explained he was aware of the problem and asked the Engineering

Director to address the issue. 

Tom Ramisch, Engineering Director, explained that there was a section of the sidewalk

that had been under construction longer than the rest of the street because it belonged

to several entities that needed to come in and move their lines.  He noted AT&T was the

first to move its lines.  He said a sidewalk would be constructed when Portland General

Electric and Verizon completed their work.  He reported the contractor was installing a

temporary sidewalk around the conduit area to cordon off the walk from the traffic and

provide a temporary, continuous sidewalk connection.  He concluded the bus stop would

remain during the construction on the southbound part of Hall Boulevard


Coun. Ruby asked for the City’s support on Ballot Measure 34-54, Washington County

Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) levy.  He noted the importance of this levy to the

City.  He reported on the Library activities for last year, noting that attendance at the

children’s programs was up 39%, circulation was up 10% and the door count was up

13%.  He asked that a resolution supporting this levy be written and presented at the

next Council meeting.  

There was Council consensus and Mayor Drake said he would write the resolution.

Mayor Drake noted that neutral information concerning the WCCLS levy was inserted in

the water bills.  He said this information was approved by the Secretary of State’s Office.  

Coun. Stanton announced that on October 3, 2002, Metro would be holding an Open

House on the Urban Growth Boundary expansion at the Beaverton Library.  She said at

City Hall on the evening of October 3, 2002, the Traffic Commission would receive the

first report on the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan.  She noted that

on October 8, 2002, there would be a Voters’ Forum at City Hall where citizens could

hear from various candidates and receive information on ballot measures.

Coun. Doyle announced that the Police Activities League (PAL) would be holding its

annual fundraiser on October 5, 2002, at the Nike Center.  Tickets were available

through PAL or Coun. Doyle.


There were none.


Mayor Drake read the following proclamations: 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October, 2002 

Disability Employment Awareness Month – October, 2002  

National Youth Court Month – September, 2002.


Coun. Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Coun.  Soth that the Consent Agenda be

approved as follows:

Minutes of Regular Meetings of July 15, 2002 and August 19, 2002

Liquor Licenses (Safeway, Inc.; Homewood Suites) 

Contract Review Board:

Authorize Contract Change Order – Consultant Services for Community Development

Block Grant Assistance

Contract Renewal – In-House Computer Training

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

MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (4:0)


Suspend Rules:

Coun.  Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Stanton, that the rules be suspended, and

that the ordinance embodied in AB 02272 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 City

Council.  Couns. Doyle, Ruby, Soth, and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED

unanimously.  (4:0)

First Reading:

City Attorney Mark Pilliod read the following ordinance for the first time by title only:

An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 4187, the Comprehensive Plan Map and

Ordinance No. 2050, the Zoning Map for Two Parcels Located at 285 NW 112th Avenue

and the SW Corner of NW Cornell Road and NW Cedar Hills Boulevard; CPA 2002-

0005/RZ 2002-0015  (Ord. No. 4227)

Second Reading:

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

An Ordinance Annexing Two Parcels Lying Generally Outside of the Existing City Limits

to the City of Beaverton; ANX 2002-0007 (285 NW 112th Avenue Expedited Annexation)

(Ord. No. 4226)

Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Doyle, that the ordinance embodied in AB 

02268 now pass.  Roll call vote.  Couns. Doyle, Ruby, Soth, and Stanton voting AYE, the

MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (4:0)

Coun. Stanton noted that on October 3, 2002, the Traffic Commission would be holding

a public hearing on parking restrictions for SW Duncan Lane and SW 98th Ave.  She said

she was Chair of the Traffic Commission when this first came to the City in 1993 and she

was glad to know that the City was setting a policy to help residents deal with

extraneous commerce using their neighborhood for a parking lot.

Coun. Doyle noted in the Traffic Commission minutes for September, the staff report

stated the County had made adjustments to the traffic signal at Sexton Mountain Drive

and Murray Boulevard.  He said the signal did not appear to be adjusted.  

Coun. Doyle thanked Mayor Drake for the Proclamation for Youth Court Month.  He

stated that Peer Court was a dynamic program; it was a valuable tool that worked.


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

was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.


Catherine L. Jansen, Deputy City Recorder


Approved this     4th    day of      November   , 2002.


Rob Drake, Mayor