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Significant City Council Actions

December 7, 2023 – Regular Session

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Mayor Bryan Cutchen

Motion: Councilor Tarman moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Brewer (aye), Tarman (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon-abstained, Hollett (aye). Motion passed 5-0-1

Motion: Councilor Hollett moved to appoint Laurie Patty to seat 1 of the Library Board for a term expiring December 2027. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Brewer (aye), Tarman (aye), Hollett (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon (aye). Motion passed 6-0

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to appoint Jeri Reed to seat 3 of the Library Board for a term expiring in December 2025. Councilor Hollett seconded the motion. Vote: Bjarnson (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Brewer (aye). Motion passed 6-0.

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to appoint Councilor Tarman to be the Council Representative on the Library board. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Brewer (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon (aye). Motion passed 5-0.

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to direct the CA to continue negotiations on OIP Lot 22. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Kinyon (aye), Hollett (nay), Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Tarman (aye). Motion passed 5-1

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to approve $3,335 in TRT funds for the 2024 edition of Travel Lane County’s Eugene, Cascades & Coast visitor guide. Councilor Tarman seconded the motion. Vote: Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Hollett (nay), Kinyon (aye), Coker-abstained, Tarman (aye) Mayor Cutchen (aye). Motion passed 5-1-1

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to approve $7,500 in OIP funds for an ad in the 2024-2025 Economic Development Guide and Site Selection magazine. Councilor Hollett seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Hollett (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye). Motion passed 7-0.

Motion: Councilor Tarman moved to approve the Mayor signing the letter of support to the Cycle Oregon Scenic Byway Committee, requesting they designate the Aufderheide an Oregon Scenic Bikeway. Councilor Kinyon seconded the motion. Vote: Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Hollett (aye), Coker (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye). Motion passed 7-0

Agenda item: Request for reconsideration of Council’s Directives re: Committee Resolutions

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to table this until the 2nd meeting in January. Councilor Hollett seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye). Motion passed 7-0.

Public Hearing: Resolution 18-2023 Supplemental Budget #1 for fiscal year 2023-2024

Open Public Hearing-7:39 pm

Statements in Favor-none

Statements in opposition-none

Statements in general-none

Close the Public Hearing-7:40 pm

Motion: Councilor Brewer moved that we approve the 1st reading of Resolution 18-2023, adopting Supplemental Budget #1 for fiscal year 2023-2024. Mayor Cutchen seconded the motion.

Councilor Hollett-declared a conflict of interest, her spouse is a City of Oakridge employee.

Councilor Bjarnson-declared a potential conflict of interest, she is on the volunteer roster at the fire department.

Vote: Brewer (aye), Kinyon-abstained, Hollett-abstained, Tarman (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Coker (aye). Motion passed 5-0-2

Motion: Councilor Tarman moved to approve and adopt Resolution 18-2023, after a 2nd reading by title only. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (aye), Brewer (aye), Coker (aye), Hollett-abstained, Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon-abstained, Mayor Cutchen (aye), Motion passed 5-0-2

December 21, 2023 – Regular Session – Canceled

Oregon Public Meetings Law Fact of the Month

Conflicts of Interest

Oregon Government Ethics law identifies and defines two types of conflicts of interest. An actual conflict of interest is defined in ORS 244.020(1) and a potential conflict of interest is defined in ORS 244.020(13). In brief, a public official is met with a conflict of interest when participating in official action which would or could result in a financial benefit or detriment to the public official, a relative of the public official or a business with which either is associated.

Upcoming Meetings

Public Safety Committee – 1/23 6pm

City Council – 1/24 6pm

Charter Review Comm – 1/25 6pm

City Council – 2/1 6pm

WAC Subcommittee Meeting 5:30pm

OEDAC – 2/7 5pm

Charter Review – 2/8 6pm

Parks & CS Comm. – 2/12 5:30pm

RTMP/TRT – 2/13 – 7pm

City Council 2/15 6pm

Planning Commission – 2/20 7pm

Admin Comm. – 2/21 6pm

Charter Review Comm – 2/22 6pm

Audit Comm – 2/26 5pm

Public Safety Committee – 2/27 6pm

 

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