SEPTEMBER 12, 2005


The Regular Meeting of the Beaverton City Council was called to order by Mayor Rob Drake in the Forrest C. Soth City Council Chamber, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, on Monday, September 12, 2005, at 6:37 p.m.


Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Catherine Arnold, Betty Bode, Dennis Doyle, Fred Ruby and Cathy Stanton. Also present were City Attorney Alan Rappleyea, Finance Director Patrick O'Claire, Community Development Director Joe Grillo, Engineering Director Tom Ramisch, Operations/Maintenance Director Gary Brentano, Library Director Ed House, Human Resources Director Nancy Bates, Deputy Police Chief Chris Gibson, Site Development Engineer Jim Duggan and Deputy City Recorder Cathy Jansen.


Mayor Drake proclaimed September 2005 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Disaster Preparedness Month.


05168 Recognition of Jim Duggan for Receiving the 2005 Government Engineer of the Year Award

Mayor Drake said the City was recognizing Site Development Engineer Jim Duggan who was selected as the 2005 Government Engineer of the Year for the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He said Mr. Duggan received this award from his professional peers in ASCE; and ASCE represented 2,000 engineers in Oregon and 140,000 engineers world wide. He said Mr. Duggan had been with the City for over twenty years. He said he thought the City had an excellent staff and considering all the issues staff dealt with, they did an outs tanding job. He said Mr. Duggan was a star among stars. He said the award would be formally presented to Mr. Duggan on September 15, 2005, at the ASCE meeting.

Mayor Drake and the Council congratulated Mr. Duggan and thanked him for his excellent work.

Mr. Duggan thanked Mayor Drake and the Council. He said he was surprised to learn last week that he had been nominated and received the award. He said he had enjoyed working for the City and every time he considered leaving, his supervisors convinced him to stay. He said his years with the City had been a blessing for him and his family.


Henry Kane, Beaverton, said he submitted a letter to Metro asking that Metro retain bond expert Standard & Poors to issue a preliminary report on whether or not a responsible lender would approve a loan to construct two toll lanes on Highway 217. He said he was concerned that the Highway 217 Project Advisory Committee (PAC) would be pressured into recommending toll roads that were not feasible. He spoke about construction, maintenance and operation costs for toll roads, and said several toll road operations throughout the country had failed. He said once people reviewed the evaluation of Alternatives A and B done by consultant G. Machan, they would find the general purpose lane would be far superior and the toll lane would be miserable. He said the State of Oregon cannot lend its credit to a toll road operator to makeup the difference between revenue and construction/maintenance costs.


Coun. Ruby said he enjoyed visiting the new Cooper Mountain Preserve Area that the Mayor wrote about in The Oregonian a few weeks ago. He said this was the new park being developed by Metro under the Greenspaces initiative and he was able to visit it when Metro held an introductory program two weeks ago. He said it was a beautiful area with views of the Tualatin Valley, trails and a lot of wildlife. He said when it is completed in two years, it will be a marvelous addition to the Greenspaces Program.

Coun. Arnold said on Sunday, September 25, 2005, at 1:00 p.m., at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park there would be a celebration to recognize the purchase of the Mount Williams Property, which will become another City park.

Coun. Bode said Beaverton's Celebration Parade would be this Saturday, September 17, 2005, rain or shine. She said it would start at 10:00 a.m., and the route was along Erickson Avenue to Broadway Street. She said there were 100 entries and four bands. She said it would be a good day to go to the parade and the Farmer's Market.

Coun. Doyle said the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District would hold an antique motorcycle and car show on September 17, 2005. He said this event was a good complement to the parade. He encouraged everyone to attend the parade, car show, and Farmer's Market, noting this would be a fun-filled weekend.

Coun. Stanton said she could not attend the Get Centered Vancouver this Thursday. She said she would attend the Regional Mayors and Chairs Forum at the Zoo. She said on Thursday, September 22, 2005, at 7:30 a.m., the Westside Economic Alliance Breakfast Forum would be held at the Kingstad Center and the topic would be Highway 217. She said this would be a good place to get information on Highway 217.


There were none.


Tyler Marley Permit Fee Waiver Request

Coun. Doyle MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Stanton, that Council approve Tyler Marley's permit fee waiver request, in the amount of $401.30, for Marley's Eagle Scout Dugout Project at Hiteon School, per the memorandum from Mayor Drake dated September 8, 2005 (in the record).

Coun. Doyle said he was happy to make this motion. He said this was an excellent project and Tyler Marley was to be commended for the hard work he did to pull this project together. He also commended the area businesses that made donations to this project and he thanked staff for helping Mr. Marley.

Question called on the motion. Couns. Arnold, Bode, Doyle, Ruby and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (5:0)

Appointment to Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Master Plan Committee

Mayor Drake said the City received a letter from the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District asking that a City Councilor volunteer to serve on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Comprehensive Master Plan and Trails Master Plan Committee. He said Coun. Doyle volunteered to serve as liaison to that Committee. He asked for Council consensus.

There was Council consensus to approve this appointment.


Coun. Bode MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Stanton, that the Consent Agenda be approved as follows:

Minutes for the Regular Meeting of August 15, 2005

05157 Liquor License: New Outlet - Black Bear Diner, Valley Theatre Pub, Mak Wine Company, Waka Sushi Restaurant; Greater Privilege - Friends Café & Pub

05158 A Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Water Revenue Bonds in One or More Series in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not Exceeding $15,000,000 (Resolution No. 3829)

05159 Compensation Approval

05160 Traffic Commission Issues No. TC 573, 578 and 579

05161 Approval of the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Office of Consolidated Emergency Management in Washington County and Authorize the Mayor to Sign the Agreement (Resolution No. 3830)

Contract Review Board:

05162 Waiver of Solicitation Process - Contract Award for a Secured Wireless Data Communication System from Washington County Contracts 25063P and 25064P

05163 Appointment of Bond Counsel and Financial Advisor for a Proposed Water Revenue Bond Issue

Coun. Doyle said he was happy with the Traffic Commission's decision after revisiting the issue of the center turn lane on SW Greenway Avenue. He said he thought the Commission understood the Council's concerns about the center lane. He said regarding the flashing yellow lights at Hall Boulevard and Denny Road (page 6 of the Traffic Commission minutes) he wanted to commend staff for removing those signals as he was almost hit at that intersection twice. He said he appreciated staff taking the initiative for that action.

Coun. Doyle said, though he was not at the August 15, 2005 meeting, he found the discussion on disaster preparedness interesting and prophetic especially with the recent events in Louisiana and Mississippi. He said he was glad the City and region were on top of the issue of disaster preparedness training. He noted the difficulties faced in the south and said it was good that the City continued to stay up to date in its training and planning.

Couns. Doyle and Stanton noted there were two corrections in the minutes which they gave to the Deputy City Recorder.

Question called on the motion. Couns. Arnold, Bode, Doyle, Ruby and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (5:0) Couns. Arnold and Doyle abstained from voting on the August 15, 2005 Minutes as they were not at that meeting.


Coun. Doyle MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Bode, that the rules be suspended, and that the ordinances embodied in Agenda Bills 05164, 05165, 05166 and 05167, 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. Arnold, Bode, Doyle, Ruby and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (5:0)

First Reading:

City Attorney Alan Rappleyea read the following ordinances for the first time by title only:

05164 TA 2005-0001 (2005 Omnibus) (Ordinance No. 4365)

05165 An Ordinance Relating to the Emergency Management Code, Amending Beaverton Code Section 2.01.020 (Ordinance No. 4366)

05166 An Ordinance Annexing One Parcel Located at 11915 Walker Road to the City of Beaverton: Annexation 2005-0007 (Ordinance No. 4367)

05167 An Ordinance Amending Beaverton City Code Chapter 5 by Adding Provisions Memorializing the City of Beaverton Police Department and Establishing the Department within the City Code (Ordinance No.4368)

Coun. Doyle noted for the record that the parcel on Walker Road was being annexed at the request of the owner.


There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


Catherine Jansen, Deputy City Recorder




Approved this 19th day of September, 2005.

Rob Drake, Mayor