Tigard City Council Activity
Here is a brief recap of the most recent Tigard City Council Business meeting.
- All meeting agendas can be found here.
- Resolutions, proclamations, ordinances, minutes and meeting packets can be found here.
August 13, 2019 City Council Meeting
- Council heard an update on an affordable housing project to be built next to the Tigard Senior Center. Three organizations responded to a request for information and Northwest Housing Alternatives was selected. A representative from Northwest Housing Alternatives was present and described their approach to community outreach and development of affordable housing.
- Council gave reports on their liaison assignments.
- Admin items: Council President Goodhouse volunteered to be the council representative on the Multi-Equity Summit steering committee. Council is planning an outreach event for the October 5th Tuesday.
Police Chief McAlpine reviewed statistics for the month of July. She also highlighted some activities of the DEA D51 Task Force which includes a Tigard detective. A Tigard K-9 narcotics dog assisted with a DEA traffic stop in Tigard which yielded 100 pounds of meth and 4 kilos of heroin. An interdiction at the Portland Airport yielded $140,000 and 48 pounds of marijuana intended to be shipped out of state. Members of the D51 Task Force were named divisional employees of the month; one long-term investigation yielded 300 pounds of meth, 17 pounds of heroin and $200,000 in assets.
The Consent Agenda was approved. It had the council calendar and tentative agenda as receive and file items and several sets of meeting minutes.
Resolution No. 19-32 was approved, appointing five new members to the Levy and Bond Task Force: Ahsha Miranda, Linda Monahan, John Roberts, Marc Woodard and Brenda Frank. One of Council’s 2019-2021 goals is to ensure the city’s financial stability and sustainability while providing mandated services and seek ways to fund and increase services valued by the community. The purpose of the task force is to advise the Council regarding future funding which may include exploring voter-approved measures for services and facilities.
Resolution No. 19-33 was approved, amending the Master Fees and Charges Schedule to reflect changes in fees for Community Development, System Development Charges, Public Works and Police.
The Town Center Development Agency approved Resolution No. 19-07, approving an intergovernmental agreement and authorizing indebtedness for certain capital projects. These projects are described in the Urban Renewal Plan for the City Center Urban Renewal Area and include the design and construction of the Universal Plaza, Rotary Plaza public restrooms, Fanno Creek Overlook, Fanno Creek trail lighting, and a contribution to the second phase of the Main Street Green Street project.
The City Council approved Resolution 19-34 which authorizes financing and refinancing of capital projects in the Urban Renewal Plan for the City Center Urban Renewal Area. This resolution authorizes staff to enter into a financing agreement to refinance an existing loan and to enter into a new agreement to fund urban renewal projects (see list in above item). The agreement outlines that Tigard is issuing full faith and credit borrowing and that the TCDA will repay the debt with tax increment collected by the agency.
A contract award was authorized for the Rotary Plaza Restroom purchase. This much requested infrastructure component is a building that will have a two-stall urban style restroom along Tigard’s Heritage Trail next to the Chamber of Commerce building.
An executive session was held to discuss the employment-related performance of the city manager.
July 23, 2019 City Council Meeting
Council heard about a request from State Representative Neron to name a park after a Metzger resident. As the park she recommended is on Tigard-Tualatin School District property, staff will discuss the request with them as well as other park options with Washington County.
Council heard from staff and members of the Town Center Advisory Commission and Tigard Downtown Alliance about a proposal to repaint the fading pink gateway art sculptures. Redevelopment Project Manager Farrelly brought in a model of the Corylus (Hazelnut tree) flowers with the recommended paint colors applied. Council direction was to go ahead with the two-tone color scheme of light green on the outside of the flower and white on the inside.
No one testified. City Manager Wine updated council on efforts to study and abate speeding in the Pebblecreek neighborhood.
Resolution 19-30 was approved, appointing members to the Tigard Library Board. Mayor Snider gave city pins to the new members.
Resolution 19-31 was approved, concurring with Washington County findings on a public slope easement vacation in the River Terrace area.
Ordinance 19-11 was adopted and repeals and replaces Tigard Municipal Code Chapter 7.48 to create a code for special events permits. This will standardize the process for all special events taking place on public right-of-way or City-owned property. It will ensure consistency between departments and equal treatment of applicants. It gives the City ability to impose conditions on applicants in order to protect its interests, such as requiring insurance or a refundable security deposit. This ordinance does not take effect until October 1 to allow for stakeholder input and additional work on internal processes.
Ordinance 19-12 was adopted to clarify TMC 10.16.085 and says a street may not be blocked except in an emergency or when authorized by state law or city ordinance. It allows streets to be blocked if a special event permit is issued or if work is being done in the right-of-way, etc. It also covers police community caretaking or emergency repairs in the right-of-way.
Ordinance 19-13 was adopted, which amends TMC 10.32 regarding parade permits. With Ordinance 19-11 creating special events permits there is no need for a separate parade permit.
Ordinance 19-14 was adopted and amends TMC Chapter 10.36. A code section was eliminated that prohibits riding bicycles or other wheeled vehicles on any sidewalk adjacent and parallel to Main Street because it put bicycle riders on the Tigard Street Heritage Trail in conflict with the TMC since the trail is accessed from a sidewalk on Main Street. It also removes a requirement for a bicycle racing permit from the police department and instead requires a special events permit as outlined in TMC 7.48.
Acting as the Local Contract Review Board, council members approved awarding the construction contract for the Tigard Street Heritage Trail to Lee Contractors, LLC. The 12-foot wide pathway along Tigard Street will include amenities such a lighting, landscaping, fencing and public art. There will also be an open space adjacent to Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce building. The project is 80% funded including grants and staff will return with a first quarter supplemental request that fully funds the project.
To review the meeting packet click here: Meeting Packet
To review the taping of the council meeting click here: Council Meeting Video