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Study Session

Minutes
Monday, March 17, 2008

MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Morrison called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street.
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ATTENDANCE
Councilors Hardesty, Silbiger, Chapman, Navickas, and Jackson were present. Councilor Hartzell was absent.
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1. Look Ahead Review.
City Administrator Martha Bennett reviewed the items on the Council Look Ahead. She also submitted material pertaining to the Harrison/Morton Alley Local Improvement District and the Public Art Donation, which are listed on tomorrow nights agenda.
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2. Review of Regular Meeting Agenda for March 18, 2008.

BPA Interim Relief Payment Agreement/Determining the Allocation of the Refunded Money
Electric Director Dick Wanderscheid clarified staff is recommending $300,000 of the refunded money be allocated towards Solar Pioneer II. He added staff would still actively market the selling of the solar panels. Council questioned if this money could be used for something else, such as paying down the AFN debt. City Administrator Martha Bennett clarified this is unrestricted money and Council could allocate it as they see fit.

Harrison-Morton Alley LID
Interim Public Works Director Jim Olson briefly commented on the improvements to the alley, including the request for a one-way traffic designation. He also commented on the accuracy of the traffic study and indicated it would have been beneficial to have obtained figures prior to the Siskiyou Blvd. improvements.

Safety Measures to Siskiyou Blvd.
Mr. Olson clarified the use of rumble strips to focus the attention of drivers. He stated these are not expensive to install and would definitely be felt by drivers traveling 25 mph. Mr. Olson also commented on the installation of the pedestrian activated flashing light system and clarified lights be would located on each side of the crosswalks as well as in the median.

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ADJOURNMENT
Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
April Lucas, Assistant to City Recorder


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