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Significant City Council Actions

October 5, 2023 – Regular Session

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Mayor Bryan Cutchen

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to appoint Cyma Lovell-Beers to seat 2 of the Library Board for a term expiring in December 2025. Councilor Coker seconded the motion. Vote: Bjarnson (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye). Motion passed 7-0.

Motion: Councilor Tarman moved to appoint Meagan Metcalf to seat 3 of the Planning Commission for a term expiring in December 2026.
Councilor Kinyon seconded the motion. Vote: Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Hollett (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Tarman (aye), Mayor
Cutchen (aye). Motion passed 7-0.

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to allow the CA to sign Change Order #1 for Cherry Street. Councilor Tarman seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Hollett (aye). Motion passed 7-0.

Remark: This change order was to improve the handling of stormwater runoff. The construction revealed it was a much more significant issue than originally estimated.

Motion: Councilor Tarman moved to approve the library’s alcohol permit for their silent auction on October 21, 2023. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Hollett (aye), Coker (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye). Motion passed 7-0.

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to approve and allow the mayor to sign the FEMA “Designation of Agent” Form, certifying that City Administrator James Cleavenger is the City’s Agent, authorized to execute all forms and documents for the purpose of applying for and obtaining financial assistance through FEMA Grants. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye). Motion passed 7-0.Motion:

Councilor Kinyon moved to award the contract, up to $20,000, for the Banner Bank Amphitheater in Greenwaters Park re-siding project
to the lowest bidder, On Top Construction and Design. Councilor Coker seconded the motion. Vote: Kinyon (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Coker (aye). Motion passed 6-0.

Comment: The $20,000 came from a grant provided to the city by Banner Bank.

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to approve a full fee waiver for up to 3 rentals of the Greenwaters park community building for the Boy Scouts. Councilor Bjarnson seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (nay), Brewer (aye), Coker (aye), Hollett (aye), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon (aye), Mayor Cutchen (nay). Motion passed 5-2

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to waive 5 rentals fees for the Dogs of Valor programs at Greenwaters Park on October 26th, December 1-3, and/or December 15th, alternate days if necessary. Councilor Bjarnson seconded the motion. Vote: Hollett (aye), Tarman (nay), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye), Mayor Cutchen (nay), Bjarnson (aye), Kinyon (aye). Motion passed 5-2

*Comment: These two fee waiver requests failed to pass at the previous meeting. They were brought back by a majority of council members when they did not like the original decision of the council, once again giving away much needed revenue.


October 19, 2023 – Regular Session

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to direct the CA to continue negotiations with Towerpoint. Councilor Coker seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (aye), Brewer (aye), Kinyon (aye),Hollett(aye), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Coker (aye). Motion passed 6-0

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to allow the CA to draft a new lease with the Oakridge Trails Alliance for $500 per month in exchange for OTA agreeing to reestablish and maintain the OIP trails. Councilor Hollett seconded the motion. Vote: Bjarnson (aye), Cutchen (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye). Motion passed 7-0

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to approve the use of the Greenwaters Park Community Building and waive fees for the warming center this winter from December through March from 6 pm to 7am, on nights when it is not already reserved, and it is forecasted to be below freezing. Councilor Tarman seconded the motion. Councilor Kinyon withdrew her motion.

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to table this discussion until the November 2, 2023 meeting. Councilor Coker seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (nay), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye), Mayor Cutchen (nay), Kinyon (aye), Hollett (aye). Motion passed 4-2

Motion: Councilor Brewer moved that we have attorney request protocols and procedures for city review on idling only within an urban environment. Councilor Hollett seconded the motion. Vote: Tarman (aye), Kinyon (nay), Coker (nay), Mayor Cutchen (aye), Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (nay), Hollett (aye). Motion passed 4-3

Motion: Councilor Brewer moved to appoint councilors Hollett, Brewer and Bjarnson to draft a new letter of opposition to the development of TV Butte as a rock quarry for council’s future consideration to include the previous letter. Councilor Coker seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman(aye), Bjarnson(aye), Kinyon (aye), Coker (aye), Brewer (aye). Motion passed 7-0

Motion: Councilor Kinyon moved to table this agenda item the Holiday Light Parade Fee Waiver Request to the November 2 meeting. Councilor Brewer seconded the motion. Vote: Brewer (aye), Kinyon (aye), Hollett (aye), Tarman (nay), Mayor Cutchen (nay), Bjarnson (aye), Coker (aye). Motion passed 5-2

Motion: Councilor Brewer moved to allow the CA to have an awards ceremony at the holiday party. Councilor Tarman seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Cutchen (aye), Brewer (aye), Bjarnson (nay), Tarman (aye), Hollett (nay), Coker (aye), Kinyon (aye). Motion passed 5-2

* The official city position is determined by a majority vote on a motion. Comments reflects my opinion and the
reasoning behind my vote on the motion, however I will support the majority decision

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