City Council

Notes from the Council Chamber

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December 6, 2016

Municipal Court Judge

City Council voted and selected William Perkinson to succeed Judge Wallace as the next Municipal Court Judge.  He was appointed over three other candidates.

Financial Software Update

Finance Supervisor Brian Harrington gave the Council and update on the software conversion project.  He also conveyed that he will be assisting the Community Development Department in their conversion to e-permitting. 

Notes from the Council Chambers

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Revised Budget Resolution 2670

This resolution was adopted to conform with state budget rules.  The City was notified that the format we used to create the original budget resolution in June required re-formatting.  This did not change the approved budget.

Regionally Significant Industrial Area Land Use Regulations Ordinance 3899

Notes from the Council Chambers

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City Council Meeting November 1, 2016

SW 13th Street Stairway

Council is wrestling with the decision on what to do with this stairway as it has deteriorated to the point of being closed.  Staff estimates it will cost $200,000 to replace.  A plan was proposed to improve a pathway that exists and was constructed for a sewer line that flows down to SW 12th St.  The pathway could be improved to include hand rail and paving or could remain primitive, but would allow a safe way off the hill.

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October 11 City Council Workshop

Marketing Strategies for Surplus Property.  Council discussed the criteria they wanted to use to market the property given to the City by the state and previously a part of the EOTC campus.  After some discussion, Council determined that preferences would be given to developers who made a proposal with the following criteria: workforce/student housing, compliments/connections to the college campus, and a proven track history of successfully managed rental properties.

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City Receives Grant for Art

Pacific Power contributed a check for $3,500 to help cover the cost of new bronze’s on Main Street.  These statues have been paid for by grants and out of the 1.75% of the transient room tax revenue (typically around $14,000/year) collected specifically for that purpose.

Badge Pinning and Swearing In of New Firefighters

New Firefighters Sworn In

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Mayor Houk administers the oath of office for two new Firefighter/Paramedics at the City Council meeting Tuesday night.   Being sworn in were:  Jordan Tyer, a Reserve for the Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Department for the last 2 years, and Marc Proctor, formerly of the Bend Fire Department.

The City welcomes both new employees to the City of Pendleton family!!

Also sworn in Tuesday night were three new Reserves for the department:  Nelly Arroyo, Terri Clerk, and Sara Burke.

Notes from the Council Chambers

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September 20, 2016

Pendleton Development Commission (Governing Body of the Urban Renewal District)

Old City Hall Update

Notes from the Council Chambers

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September 6, 2016

Board Appointments

Council appointed replacements for the Library Board.  There are always positions available on commissions and boards serving the City.  If you know of people who would make good leaders, who have expressed an interest in serving, please encourage them to contact Donna at City Hall about current vacancies.  We have recently started using an email list of Leadership Pendleton graduates to solicit them for serving, with great success.


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Council Workshop August 9

Update to the Utility Rate Reduction

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Council Meeting July 19

Model Air Park

Council approved a request by a local flying club to place an air park at Grecian Heights.  The group is currently flying in community park.  As interest grows, there is a greater need to provide space inside the City.  The group met with staff and we identified this as the best possible location.