Brusselback reported that he and McCarthy had met with two representatives from Georgia-Pacific. He noted that it was a positive meeting, additional meetings are planned. McConnell noted that the Destination Newport Committee has forwarded the PDXposed matter to Council, and he offered to answer questions. Kilbride reported that he attended a recent COG meeting where wetlands were discussed. Kilbride stated that he would reserve comments about the recent Air Service Consortium meeting until later. Bertuleit reported that the recent half marathon had more than 100 participants, and two-thirds were from out of town. Bertuleit noted that the OCCC opening was impressive. Patrick reported that the weekend NOAA reception has been postponed until spring. Patrick reported that an Urban Renewal Agency meeting would be held on September 23, at 4:00 P.M., at the Central Campus of OCCC. Bain reported that he will attend a CWACT meeting in Albany later this week. Bain reported that he had met with the Bayfront Association regarding the Bayfront project. Bain reported that he attended the long board classic last weekend. Bain reported that David Stiers is concerned with the loss of county funding for the teen court and aid to families. Bain reported that there have been two Air Service Consortium meetings since the last City Council meeting. Kilbride reported that Thomas Mason’s obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of the Oregonian. Bertuleit reported that Peace Day is today.
Mayor’s Report. Bain noted that he will not be appointing anyone to fill the vacancy on the Airport Committee until all three candidates have been interviewed by Council. Bain appointed Melanie Sarazin to replace Teresa Atwill and Gary East to replace Jim McIntyre (effective October 11, 2009) on the Planning Commission. MOTION was made by Kilbride, seconded by McConnell, to ratify the Mayor’s appointments. The motion carried unanimously in a voice vote.
City Manager’s Report. Voetberg noted that Jerry Sabanskas will attend the October 5 Council meeting to discuss various projects.
Voetberg stated that the Bayfront project is ongoing, and the city is working through issues with the contractor and the merchants and handling issues as they arise.
Voetberg reported that staff is trying to acquire property on which to locate the new water treatment facility due to its size and how it will work.
Voetberg reported that when the overlay project was awarded, the city had planned to eliminate a couple of projects. He noted that by taking some monies out of reserves, the city will be able to utilize all federal dollars.
Brusselback asked where the water plant prototype is located, and Ritzman noted that it is next to the plant.