BEAVERTON CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 23, 2002
CALL TO ORDER:
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
Albertsons and Arbys.
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 Citys 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
childrens 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 States 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)
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
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)
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