BEAVERTON CITY COUNCIL
AUGUST 11, 2003
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, at 6:35 p.m.
Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Betty Bode, Dennis Doyle, Fred Ruby, Forrest Soth
and Cathy Stanton. Also present were Interim City Attorney Bill Scheiderich, Finance
Director Patrick O'Claire, Community Development Director Joe Grillo, Engineering
Director Tom Ramisch, Operations/Maintenance Director Gary Brentano, Library Director
Ed House, Interim Human Resources Director Jim Hough, Police Chief David Bishop, and
City Recorder Sue Nelson.
Coun. Doyle said when his daughter Keri was at Beaverton High School she submitted a
paper about Coun. Soths life in Beaverton. He said Keri had interviewed Coun. Soth and
on May 27, 1997, she won a national award. He presented the original manuscript to
Coun. Soth and explained Keri wanted him to have it.
Coun. Soth said he remembered the interview and the fun they had when Keri was
working on that project. He said he would treasure the manuscript.
Presentation of Shields and Swearing In of Two New Officers and One New Sergeant to
the Beaverton Police Department
Mayor Drake introduced Chief Bishop and spoke in recognition of the Police Department
and its officers.
Police Chief David Bishop introduced and swore in the new sergeant and police officers.
Mayor Drake and Bishop presented the officers with their badges. The police sergeant
promoted from within the police department was Dan Gill. The new police officers were
Anthony Bastinelli and James Beane.
Library Annual Report for FY 2002-03
Library Director Ed House introduced Adult Services & Reference Division Librarian
Abigail Elder. He gave an overview of the Librarys activities for the last four years, and
noted part of that time the library was located at the Albertsons site on Allen Boulevard
and then transitioned into the new Library. He explained the gate count showed
significant growth each year; this last year they had 828,221 users which was an 8%
increase from last year and a 64% increase since the move from the old facility. He
reviewed the book collection process and explained old, worn books were weeded out.
He noted that answering reference questions was one of their main functions; last year the
number of questions flat-lined but over the past four years it increased 40%. He said the
most significant growth was in the Young Adult Homework Center, which increased over
700%. He explained the Center was a place where students could study with the help
from library volunteers.
House explained that Library Program attendance increased 23% and the majority was in
childrens and young-adult programs. He noted circulation grew every year; over the past
four years it increased 47%. He noted over 5,000 items were checked out daily. He
explained they maintained their level of service with the assistance of volunteers; over the
last four years, they had a 91% increase in the number of volunteer hours at the Library.
He said they currently had 195 volunteers and 14,961 hours of volunteer help this past
year. He said that equaled almost one-quarter of a million dollars donated to the Library
and the community. He stressed this last year was very busy and successful. He
explained the volunteers helped in technical services, circulation, shelving, reserving
books, reference and childrens division.
Coun. Bode asked if the annual cost for printed material covered printed matter only or did
it include other technologies (DVDs, etc.).
House explained that included all items that could be checked out; also all reference
material that can only be used in the Library and database services.
Coun. Doyle noted the volunteer hours were staggering and asked who people would
contact if they wished to volunteer at the Library.
House replied they should contact the Volunteer Library Coordinator June Bass at the
Coun. Soth asked if there was a problem with theft.
House explained there were two types of theft. the first type was items checked out and
never returned. He explained they were working with WCCLS to utilize a collection
agency. He said the second type of theft was items taken from the Library without being
checked out. He said they had mitigated a significant portion of that type of theft through
the use of magnetic codes with an alarm system, and locked security cases.
Mayor Drake noted the last levy that went before the voters to fund the Washington
County Cooperative Library Services failed, which impacted the operations of all the
libraries in the area. He noted with creative fiscal management by staff and the support of
the Budget Committee and Council, Beaverton was able to carry money over and get by
this year. He said he was worried about dealing with this for a second year, with the
increases the Library was experiencing, and circulation could create a crunch. He asked
House if he thought the County would return with a new levy request in May which, if it
passed, would mean only one year of cuts for all the libraries.
House said he thought they would. He said it was hoped that the County Commissioners
would allow it to go on the ballot in May and that it would pass, which would help restore
some of the cuts that were made.
Mayor Drake commended House and his staff for doing a great job. He noted the value of
the volunteers and their fine work. He noted the steady incline in the service levels
showed the popularity of the Library.
Coun. Stanton asked House to talk about the Spanish speaking programs and the new
Friends Book Store.
House reported they were providing a story time in Spanish where parents could bring
their children. He noted this helped them feel more comfortable about coming into the
Library. He noted that program was every Saturday.
House explained the new Friends of the Library was a wonderful support group. He
explained they had a used book store on Fifth Street across from the fountain, and with
their hard work had donated $30,000 to the Library for programs, equipment, and
Coun. Stanton explained the Beaverton Foundation Board had not disbanded and was
regrouping to raise funds for the Library.
House explained the Board was working hard to raise money for the Library. He noted
one of the projects they were looking at was providing engraved paving stones in front of
the library which people could purchase, as a tax-free donation, and the money would
support the Library programs.
Francine Kaufman, Portland, inquired about City mailings. She said at a previous meeting
she suggested combining the various City publications into one to save money and
increase efficiency. She noted the Police Department had its own publication. She asked
what the Citys budget was for mailings.
Mayor Drake explained Senior Program Manager Mr. Gall was in the audience and he
could help her with that information.
Kaufman asked how much of the Librarys budget was funded by the City and how much
by the County.
House explained last fiscal year the County funded about 70%.
Kaufman asked about the Citys affirmative action plan for hiring policies.
Mayor Drake explained the City complied with all State and Federal laws and was an
equal opportunity employer. He noted the Interim Human Resources Director Jim Hough
could provide information on that subject.
Kaufman said she read the Mayor was a liberal Democrat and asked if that was correct.
Mayor Drake explained his position as Mayor was non partisan and he was a registered
Kaufman asked about the total population of Beaverton and the ratio of police officers.
Mayor Drake explained the population was just under 80,000. He asked the Police Chief
about the number of police officers.
Bishop explained the City had 118 officers, one was assigned to Tri-Met, and that equaled
1.5 officers per thousand population.
Mayor Drake explained that was 1 ½ officers per thousand and most of the larger cities in
the County had about 1 ½ officers per thousand, the Enhanced Sheriffs Patrol had .9
officers per thousand and the rural areas of the County had about ½ a deputy per
thousand. He said Cedar Mills, Raleigh Hills and Aloha, had .6 officers per thousand less
than the City of Beaverton.
Coun. Bode said she, Coun. Stanton and Coun. Soth, attended the opening of the Virginia
Garcia Health Care Center Pharmacy in Cornelius this morning. She said Senator Wyden
cut the ribbon and there was an excellent turnout. She noted this pharmacy would serve
the Hispanic population; over 2,000 Beaverton residents would receive medical help from
this Federally-identified clinic. She thanked everyone for their support.
Coun. Stanton announced this Wednesday (August 13th) at the Beaverton Town Square,
An Evening of Cabaret would be presented from 7:00 8:00 p.m. .
There were none
Coun. Doyle MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Soth , that the Consent Agenda be
approved as follows:
Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 4, 2003
Liquor License Applications: Sunset Lanes; McGraths Fish House
Appointment of City Attorney (Alan Rappleyea)
Question called on the motion. Couns. Bode, Doyle, Soth, Ruby and Stanton voting AYE,
the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (5:0)
Interim City Attorney Bill Scheiderich read the following ordinances for the second time by
An Ordinance Annexing Property Lying Generally Outside of the Existing City Limits to the
City of Beaverton; ANX 2003-0003 (8605 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway Expedited
Annexation) (Ordinance No. 4261)
An Ordinance Annexing Property Lying Generally Outside of the Existing City Limits to the
City of Beaverton; ANX 2003-0005 (SW Weir Road/170th Avenue Expedited Annexation)
(Ordinance No. 4262)
An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 4187, Figure III-1, the Comprehensive Plan Land
Use Map and Ordinance No. 2050, the Zoning Map for Property Located at SW Weir Road
and 170th Avenue; CPA 2003-0009/ZMA 2003-0011 (Ordinance No. 4263)
An Ordinance Amending Section 6.02.390 of the Beaverton Code Relating to the
Downtown Permit Parking District (Ordinance No. 4264)
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Stanton, that the ordinances embodied in
Agenda Bills 03180, 03181, 03182 and 03183, now pass. Roll call vote. Couns. Bode,
Doyle, Ruby, Soth and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (5:0)
There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, the meeting was
adjourned at 7:15 pm.
Sue Nelson, City Recorder
Approved this 18th day of August, 2003.
Rob Drake, Mayor