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JANUARY 6, 2003
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, January 6, 2003, at 6:30 p.m.  
Present were Mayor Drake, Councilors Betty Bode, Dennis Doyle, Fred Ruby, Forrest
Soth and Cathy Stanton.  Also present were Chief of Staff Linda Adlard, City Attorney
Mark Pilliod, Finance Director Patrick O'Claire, Community Development Director Joe
Grillo, Engineering Director Tom Ramisch, Operations/Maintenance Director Gary
Brentano, Library Director Ed House, Police Chief David Bishop, Human Resources
Director Sandra Miller, City Utilities Engineer David Winship, Police Sergeant Michael
Janin, Police Detectives Jim Shumway and Dan Gill, and City Recorder Sue Nelson.  
City Councilors Betty Bode, Dennis Doyle and Fred Ruby received the Oath of Office from
Sue Nelson, City Recorder.
Councilor Fred Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Councilor Stanton, to nominate Councilor
Dennis Doyle for Council President for the Year 2003.  Councilors Bode, Ruby, Soth and
Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously.  (4:0)
Mayor Drake complimented Councilor Ruby for the excellent job he did as Council
President last year.
Presentation of Shields and Swearing-In of a New Officer, Two New Sergeants and New
Lieutenant to the Beaverton Police Department
Police Chief Dave Bishop and Sergeant Michael Janin presented shields to the following
officers who were being promoted from within the City:  Tim Roberts, Police Lieutenant;
Mark Clark and John Gruber, Police Sergeant and Kavi Bowen, Police Officer.  Chief
Bishop  presented the Oath of Office to the police officers.    
Mayor Drake and the Council congratulated the officers.
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Mayor Drake acknowledged Boy Scouts Thomas Cook, Troop 605, Conestoga Middle
School, and Calvin Miller, Troop 841, Gately Academy, who were in the audience working
on their government merit badges.    
Presentation of Information Concerning Fraud Crimes
Chief Bishop introduced Police Detectives Jim Shumway and Dan Gill.  He explained that
identity theft was the fastest growing crime in the nation.  He commended the two officers
who had become benchmarks in the region for their work in fraud crimes.  He noted this
presentation was also presented to the Neighborhood Association Committees.  
Detective Dan Gill explained he and Shumway had been with the Police Department for
12 years in the fraud division.  He explained fraud was a classification of crimes based on
deceit and trickery that relieved a person of his possessions and/or money.  He reviewed
statistics that indicated the rise in crime and forgery statewide and in Beaverton for the
past five years.  He also noted that there was increased mail and identity theft in 2001.  
Gill explained that a wave of technology, which included the Internet, had made computer
crime easier to commit than robbing a 7-11 convenience store.  Shumway explained that
counterfeiting checks carried little to no jail time, which was much easier than the eight-
year prison sentence for robbing a store.  He listed the common fraud crimes: check
forgery, unlawful use of a credit card, identity theft, mail theft, embezzlement,
telemarketing and investment frauds.   He explained how check forgery crimes were
committed; checks were stolen from a person’s purse, car or mail, they were washed to
remove what was written, then rewritten by the forger and cashed.  He explained how mail
was stolen to obtain personal information to generate computer checks.  He added that
most check forgeries were computer generated; all the forger needed was a bank number,
account number, and routing number.  He spoke about the increase in credit card fraud
and stolen credit cards, and explained how numbers were intercepted or stolen.  He noted
that the ORS for identify theft was broadly written and that the District Attorney’s Office
would not prosecute some check forgery charges.    
Councilor Stanton asked what the classification would be for a check forgery.  Shumway
explained if it was under $750 it would be a misdemeanor; if it was over $750 it would be a
Class C felony;  if it was over $10,000, it was aggravated theft and a Class B felony. He
explained that if someone was convicted of identity theft, and had prior convictions, then
the mandatory jail sentence was 13 months per count.  He noted there were exceptions to
the identity theft statute so as not to target juveniles who were trying to purchase alcohol
or tobacco products.
Shumway explained that identity theft was a three-step process: (1) a profile was
obtained, (2) fake ID was made (3) fraud crimes were committed.  He said stolen and
counterfeit checks were at the top of the crime list, then credit card fraud.  He said
criminals obtained a profile by stealing personal information from mail theft, home and car
break-ins.  He showed examples of altered identification and digital counterfeit checks.  
Shumway gave tips on how to avoid being a victim:  1) Do not put mail in the mailbox with
the red flag in the upright position that indicates to a criminal to “come and take me”; 2) Do
not leave purses, wallets or valuables in cars; 3) Regularly check your credit rating; 4) Do
not use ATM cards for purchases; credit cards have more protection.  Make sure credit
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cards have fraud protection; 5) Deposit mail into the post office or a post office blue box;
6) Shred cancelled checks  7) Keep personal information in a secure place in your home;
8) Never give out personal information on the telephone or Internet.    
Mayor Drake and the Council thanked them for the presentation.
Mayor Drake explained that the applicant for the two variance applications for Cedar Hills
Crossing Entry Signs, now under appeal to the Council (APP 2002-0014 and APP 2002-
0015), had asked for a continuance until next week (January 13, 2002).  He noted no
testimony would be taken at this meeting and Council would be asked to continue those
two hearings later in the meeting.  
Henry Kane, Beaverton, said he submitted a letter to the Oregon Public Utilities
Commission regarding Portland acquiring PGE.  He said he was seeking amended
legislation to provide regulations to protect PGE customers outside of Portland if Portland
acquired PGE.  He noted his letter included examples of Portland’s incompetence;  he
suggested the League of Oregon Cities might want to look into this matter.  He said he
hoped the legislature would pass some effective protective legislation.   
Mayor Drake explained that Ken Strobeck was the new Executive Director at the League
and he spoke with him about this issue on Friday.  He said that Portland had asked the
League to listen to a discussion, without giving an opinion.  He noted he did not have an 
opinion at this point for it was early in the process, but noted some caution on the issue.  
Kane suggested this would have to be a general obligation bond, so that the ratepayers
would not be paying the principal and interest for 30 years.  He stressed the matter was
serious and not too many people were taking it seriously.
Councilor Soth noted municipally owned utilities had the advantage of the preference
clause (Bonneville Act) and were not subject to Public Utility Commission regulations.  He
added that whether or not a state exemption would be required was not known at this time
and all of those points needed to be discussed.
Kane agreed with Councilor Soth’s comment, but said the preference factor was not as
important as it used to be because Bonneville had less surplus power.  He said that the
important factor was that this was an unregulated city taking over a utility in four counties,
with two-thirds of the cities outside the City of Portland.  He said he was concerned that
Portland would financially impair the two-thirds of PGE’s area that was outside Portland.  
Rev. J. West complimented the Beaverton paramedics who helped her earlier.  She said
the paramedics were good enough to be on one of the media shows.  She said she
enjoyed living in Beaverton.    
Councilor Stanton announced that on Wednesday, January 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
at Hazeldale Elementary School, Washington County Transportation Department would be 
holding an Open House concerning the planned improvements to Farmington and 209th,
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and further west on Farmington.  She urged citizens who used that road to learn about the
improvements and voice their opinions.    
Councilor Doyle thanked Councilor Ruby for his leadership as Council President.  
There were none 
Mayor Drake pulled the minutes of October 8, 2001, to the next meeting.
Councilor Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Councilor Soth that the Consent Agenda be
approved as follows:
Minutes of Regular Meetings of October 21 and November 18, 2002, and Special Meeting
of November 21, 2002.  (Minutes of October 8, 2001, pulled to the next meeting)
A Resolution Stating the Official Results of the November, 2002 General Election  (Res.
No. 3697)
Liquor License (Scholls & Allen Market & Deli; Shari’s Restaurant)
A Resolution Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement with Washington County for the
City of Beaverton to Provide Victim Offender Mediation Services to Clients of the County
Juvenile Department (Res. No. 3698)
Appeal of Site Development Permit Penalty Fee for Home Depot, Final Order
Special Purpose Grant Budget Adjustment Resolution for 2002 Local Law Enforcement
Block Grant (LLEBG)  (Res. No. 3699)
Contract Review Board:
Waiver of Sealed Bidding – Purchase Two Vehicles From the State of Oregon Price
Consultant Contracts Award:  1) Engineering Services for Site Observation of Installation
of T-Mobile Cellular Phone Facilities; and 2) Design Build Services to Install a Cathodic
(Corrosion) Protection System Inside the City’s Steel Standpipe Water Reservoir
Consultant Contract Award - Engineering Services for Design and Construction
Inspection/Management of New City Drinking Water Fluoridation Facilities
Councilor Doyle abstained from approval of the minutes of October 21, 2002, as he was
not at that meeting.  
Councilor Stanton asked on Agenda Bill 03009 (T-Mobile Cellular Phone Facilities) if the
project went over budget, would T-Mobile pay any additional charges.   
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City Utilities Engineer David Winship replied the structural inspection was not anticipated
to go over.  He said concerning the cathodic protection it was possible it might, and he
assumed T-Mobile would consider increases within reason.  He said they were doing the
cathodic protection as a design build lump sum contract that would minimize the possibility
of it exceeding the budgeted amount.  He confirmed that the lease agreement did not
include a dollar amount for these two items; it simply obligated T-Mobile to compensate
and they reviewed both proposals.    
Councilor Ruby said the T-Mobile issue showed some valuable collaborative efforts
between the City and T-Mobile to use existing resources.
Mayor Drake complimented staff for the excellent work on this T-Mobile issue.  
Councilor Doyle said he was glad they were moving in that direction to soften the impact
of the towers on neighborhoods.   
Question called on the motion.  Councilors Bode, Doyle, Ruby, Soth and Stanton voting
AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously (5:0); Councilor Doyle abstained on the
minutes of October 21, 2002, and Councilor Bode abstained on the minutes of October 21,
November 18 and November 21, 2002.
APP 2002-0014 Appeal of Cedar Hills Crossing Entry Sign Variance – Height VAR 2002-
0009 Cedar Hills Crossing Entry Signs – Height Variance
APP 2002-0015 Appeal of Cedar Hills Crossing Entry Sign Variance – Size VAR 2002-
0005 Cedar Hills Crossing Entry Signs – Size Variance  
Mayor Drake noted that the applicant had requested that these hearings be continued to
the meeting of January 13, 2003, at 6:30 p.m.    
Councilor Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Councilor Doyle, that the Council continue the
appeal hearings on the two sign variances (Agenda Bills 03011 and 03012), until January
13, 2003, at 6:30 p.m.  Councilor Soth noted this motion also included by reference the
letter received today from the applicant in which he waived the 120-day rule for an
additional 14 days.  Councilors Bode, Doyle, Ruby, Stanton and Soth 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 7:50 p.m.  
Sue Nelson, City Recorder
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Approved this 27th day of January, 2003.
Rob Drake, Mayor