On Oct. 19, 2015, the Wilsonville City Council held a well-attended public hearing on Resolution No. 2553 regarding the Frog Pond Area Plan that is designed to establish a vision for the mostly undeveloped 500-acre area surrounding the Frog Pond Grange on Stafford Road. Thirty-two individuals and organizational representatives testified on a wide range of issues, including residential density, traffic impact and quality of life. Due to excused absences of two councilors, the Council deferred action on the plan. A Council vote on the plan is expected no sooner than Monday, Nov. 16, at a meeting when a full City Council is expected to be available to take action on the plan and after all City Councilors have had the opportunity to watch and consider testimony from the public hearing. A video replay of the public hearing and the entire City Council meeting is available on line at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/Oct19Meeting. For more information about the Frog Pond Plan, including all related documents and information, visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond.
The Council also held a public hearing and authorized a supplemental budget adjustment for fiscal year 2015 - 2016 to account for new labor contracts with two employee unions and unfinished projects from the prior fiscal year.
Under New Business the Council approved the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Wilsonville Community Sharing, a local food-bank and emergency-assistance provider, to fund up to $15,000 to help the non-profit organization complete a fundraising and strategic-visioning plan.
The Council voted to recommend to the Wilsonville Urban Renewal Agency to accept the highest bid offered by Polygon WLH LLC for a 10-acre parcel of surplus property on Tooze Road originally acquired for a primary-school site in Villebois.
Under the Consent Agenda the City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Ch2M-Hill Engineers, Inc. to design and obtain permits to construct and replace a Willamette River outfall pipe for the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant.
At work session prior to the City Council meeting, the Council heard updates and discussed draft guidelines for Wilsonville Community Sharing’s Renter’s Utility Bill Paying Assistance Program, Road Maintenance Task Force and the Transit Technology Upgrade project.