City Council Agenda 9/23/20

MOSIER CITY COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY, 9/23/20, 6:30pm

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AGENDA
6:30pm  Call to Order/Roll Call –  Mayor Burns  
Agenda corrections or additions
6:35pm Business from the Audience –
6:45pm  Approval of:  09/09/2020 Council Meeting Minutes  
BUSINESS
6:50 pm  Rate Study Presentation – Doug Gabbard, FCSG
8:15 pm  Water/Sewer O&M Contract – City Manager
8:30 pm  Hood River Utility Billing IGA – City Manager/City Engineer   
8:45 pm ANNOUNCEMENTS
   – Voter Registration at Totem Plaza 9/22/20 – League of Women Voters
8:50 pm ADJOURN 

Wasco County Air Quality Alert!

Correction! KN-95 masks available at the Mosier Post Office after 5:30 pm today. Wildfires in Oregon and Washington have resulted in very poor air quality in our region. Wasco County residents are encouraged to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed. For those with heart or lung disease such as asthma, be sure and keep your medications on hand, and inform your medical provider if you have a worsening of your condition.Pine Grove remains at Level 1 Get Ready.

Mosier City Council extends State of Emergency to 12/17/20

Mosier City Council voted last night to extend the State of Emergency to 12/17/20. City offices, the Plateau Trail and other parks will remain closed until the October 7th Council meeting, at which time Council will consider opening parks for the fall and winter months. Stay safe and healthy everyone!

City Council Agenda 9/9/20

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6:30pm ICall to Order/Roll Call –  Mayor Burns
  IIAgenda corrections or additions
6:35pmIIIBusiness from the Audience –
6:45pm IV Approval of:  08/19/2020 Council Meeting Minutes
  V BUSINESS
6:50 pm 1.Current State of Emergency Ending 9/17/20 – City Council discussion over ending or extension and trails/parks opening
7:05 pm 2. SCA 3rd & Washington Sidewalk funds extension – City Manager   
7:15 pm 3. Rock Creek Park Shelter Repair & Tree Work – City Manager
7:25 pm 4. Covid -19 Grant to Establish Community Relief Fund for Water/Sewer Bills (see example links below) – City Recorder https://www.hoodrivernews.com/free_news/white-salmon-city-council-votes-to-allocate-funding/ https://www.thedalleschronicle.com/the-city-of-the-dalles-and-wasco-county-announce-covid-19-business-grants/
7:35 pm 5. “If I Were Mayor” School Contest due 5/7/2021 – Mayor Burns
8:00 pm VI.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:10 pm VII.  ADJOURN

City Council Agenda 8/19/20

6:30pm
Call to Order/Roll Call – Mayor Burns
Agenda corrections or additions
6:35pm
Business from the Audience – This is for Mosier residents and anyone else to express concerns, needs, or opportunities. Please keep your comments succinct and under two minutes. You may bring in written materials for Committee and Staff to review. We encourage the participation of all stakeholders in our community.
6:40 pm
Approval of: 08/05/2020 Council Meeting Minutes
6:45 pm
Main Street Mosier Green Chair Project – Rhonda Starling
7:00 pm
Mosier Creek Fire Briefing – Mike Renault Fire Chief
7:30 pm
Audit/Bookkeeping Path Forward and Resolution for Cash Basis of Accounting to Match Budget – City Manager
7:45 pm
Announcements
7:55 pm
Adjourn

PUBLIC NOTICE – CITY WATER USE DURING MOSIER CREEK FIRE

WATER QUALITY

The City of Mosier’s water supply is used for firefighting as needed. Hydrant water pressure stirs up sediment that is safe, organic material but may create discoloration. It is safe to drink, but please run your tap to clear before using. Thank you!!

TIER 1 WATER USE CURTAILMENT (VOLUNTARY)

The City of Mosier is issuing a Tier 1 water use curtailment effective immediately and until further notice due to the Mosier Creek Wildfire. 

Tier 1 curtailment is voluntary.  This is a proactive measure designed to conserve water in the City’s storage tanks in the event of another power outage to prevent a water shortage or outage.

Tier 1 curtailment measures include: Do no use water for washing cars but feel free to water rooftops if needed.  Reduce water use indoors if possible.

Mosier City Council Extends State of Emergency to 9/17/20

Wednesday, 6/18/20, City Council voted unanimously to extend Mosier’s State of Emergency until September 17th. Rock Creek Park will remain open to locals from the 97040 zip code with pedestrian access only. City offices and all other Mosier Parks will remain closed to the public, including the Mosier Plateau Trail. Please contact Jayme Bennett, City Recorder at jayme.bennett@cityofmosier.com and Colleen Coleman, City Manager at colleen.coleman@cityofmosier.com for questions regarding City business.

It was a tough decision, but given the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, Council felt it best to keep the community safe. “We are a tiny community and care about your health and safety,” said the Mayor. “Therefore we have chosen to take special precautions during this uncertain time. Please take good care, wear masks, wash your hands, keep a safe distance, and be kind to one another. “

Mosier City Council Agenda 6/17/20

6:30pmICall to Order/Roll Call –  Mayor Burns
 IIAgenda corrections or additions
6:35IIIBusiness from the Audience – This is for Mosier residents and anyone else to express concerns, needs, or opportunities.  Please keep your comments succinct and under two minutes.  You may bring in written materials for Committee and Staff to review.  The Facilitator can assign the issue to a future Committee meeting, or to an appropriate Committee or staff member. We encourage the participation of all stakeholders in our community.
6:45IV Approval of:  06/03/2020 Council Meeting Minutes
 V BUSINESS
6:50 1. Budget Resolution and Tax Assessment – Mayor Burns
6:55 2. WWTP Plan Update Presentation – Tom Coleman, RH2
7:45 3. State of Emergency / Rock Ck Park Opening/Messaging Discussion – Mayor Burns
8:00 4. Letter to Governor in Support of Advancing Energy Efficiency in Bldg Codes  – Mayor Burns
8:00 VI.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:10 VII. ADJOURN

Mosier Budget Hearing

The Mosier City Council will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on the FY 2020/2021 Budget approved by the budget committee. Download the budget summary below.

Mosier Budget Hearing
Wed, Jun 17, 2020 6:00 – 6:30 PM (PDT)

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