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Day: January 3, 2017

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT

KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT AND LEAST COST FASHION

A G E N D A

KEIZER CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR SESSION

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Robert L. Simon Council Chambers

Keizer Civic Center – Keizer, Oregon

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. FLAG SALUTE

4. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

a. Invocation

b. Welcome Comments and Introductions – Mayor Cathy Clark

c. Introduction of New Council Members – Mayor Cathy Clark

d. Oath of Office – Administered by City Attorney E. Shannon Johnson Laura Reid – Council Position Number 1

Kim Freeman – Council Position Number 2

Marlene Parsons – Council Position Number 3

Cathy Clark – Mayor

e. Comments and Presentations – Mayor Cathy Clark

f. Election of 2017-2019 City Council President

5. COMMITTEE REPORTS

a. City of Keizer Committee, Boards, Commission Task Force Review and Appointments

b. Outside Committee, Boards, and Commission Appointments

c. Keizer Heritage Foundation Board Representative

d. Volunteer Coordinating Committee Appointments – 2017-2019

6. PUBLIC TESTIMONY

This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on any matters other than those on the agenda schedule for public hearing.

7. PUBLIC HEARINGS

8. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

a. ORDINANCE – Amending Ordinance Imposing a Three Percent Tax on the Sale of Marijuana Items by a Marijuana Retailer; Creating New Provisions; and Referring Ordinance; Declaring an Emergency; Amendment of Ordinance No. 2016-757

RESOLUTION – Authorizing City Manager to Enter Into Marijuana Tax Collection Agreement with Oregon Department of Revenue

9. CONSENT CALENDAR

10.COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS

11.OTHER BUSINESS

This time is provided to allow the Mayor, City Council members, or staff an opportunity to bring new or old matters before the Council that are not on listed on this agenda.

12.WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

An opportunity to inform the City Council of significant written communications.

13.AGENDA INPUT

January 9, 2017

5:45 p.m. City Council/Keizer Parks Advisory Board Work Session

Keizer Parks

January 17, 2017 (Tuesday)

7:00 p.m. City Council Regular Session

January 23, 2017

5:45 p.m. – City Council Work Session

Keizer Community Food Bank Tour

13. ADJOURN

Upon request, auxiliary aids and/or special services will be provided. To request services; please contact us at 503-390-3700 or through Oregon Relay 1-800-735-2900 at least two working days (48 hours) in advance.

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

By HERB SWETT
Of the Keizertimes

Preparing for further enrollment growth is the object of a series of Salem-Keizer School District work sessions, the first of which was held Monday, Dec. 19.

The session focused on security, safety, and expansion. Participants were mostly district administrators and staffers, with Paul Kyllo the only School Board member present; director Chuck Lee had to cancel plans to attend the session.

Mary Paulson, district chief of staff, reviewed the school bonds from 1992 on. She noted that the current bond of $242.1 million, which began in 2008, includes four new schools but not the career technical school.

Michael Wolfe, chief operating officer, showed a chart of levy rates for the 2008 bond. He pointed to a drop in the rate for 2017 but showed that there would be small increases in the next few years.

Noting that projections are not an exact science, Superintendent Christy Perry said, “We tried to be middle-of-the-road in setting goals.”

The meeting split into two groups, one on safety and security and the other on possibilities for future buildings.

John Van Dreal, director of safety and risk management, discussed safety and security. The objectives, he said are based on the multidisciplinary approach of CEPTED  (crime prevention through environmental design).

CEPTED involves construction of buildings so that people are as visible as possible. This means deterring potential troublemakers by constructing barriers, placing access points, and allowing places for cameras.

“Criminals don’t like to work hard,” he noted.

Van Dreal said plans are to have all district buildings secured in those ways.

Wolfe, who led the other group, discussed recommendations for portable classrooms, including replacing 20-year portables with 50-year ones. He said one of the latter, which would have two classrooms, would cost $350,000.

Growth of the McNary High School attendance area is something Wolfe said will have to be addressed. He raised the possibility of having the attendance area of a new or present high school include part of Keizer. He said the same is true of the McKay High School attendance area.

“If we do nothing,” Wolfe said, “McKay will have 2,700 students by 2020.”

Succeeding meetings will be held Jan. 12, 19, and 26. Paulson said there is a possibility of a Feb. 9 session.