At the March 21, 2016, meeting of the Wilsonville City Council, the Council held a second reading and adopted a pair of related ordinances for an annexation and a Zone Map amendment of a one-acre parcel, located at 11700 SW Tooze Road. The Council actions rezoned the parcel from Rural Residential Farm Forest 5 to Village (V) in order to allow a residential use consistent with the adjacent parcels of land that already have the Village zoning designation. As the last piece of land that completes the master-planned Villebois neighborhood, the parcel is part of a larger previously-approved 63-lot subdivision by applicant/homebuilder Polygon Northwest known as Calais.
The City Council held a public hearing and approved a resolution authorizing a supplemental budget adjustment for Fiscal Year 2015-16, which moves expenditures from one category to another within a specific fund and does not increase the overall budget. The Council action provides the needed budget authority to advance a number of capital projects and other expenses.
During the Mayor’s Business portion of the meeting the City Council approved the appointment of Arthur Park to the Budget Committee to fill a vacancy of an unexpired term ending December 31, 2017. Mayor Knapp indicated that Mr. Park has an impressive educational background, 15 years of experience as a credit officer and has lived in the Villebois neighborhood since 2010.
Under the Consent Agenda, the City Council adopted five resolutions that renew property-tax exemptions under state law totaling $48,300 for five, nonprofit multifamily communities with 366 affordable rental-housing units serving low-income and senior residents in Wilsonville. These five multi-family housing properties offer low-income families, seniors and individuals below-market rents that are subsidized annually by approximately $318,600 as a result of local, state and federal affordable housing subsidies.
Also on the Consent Agenda the City Council authorized the City Manager to sign an inter-governmental agreement between the City and Metro for a $320,000 Metro grant to fund the Wilsonville Town Center Master Plan Project.
A proposed ordinance regarding amending the City Code related to franchise fees charged for use of the public right-of-way was continued to the City Council meeting on May 16.
During the work session prior to the regular meeting the City Council heard reports on the Bicycle Wayfinding System, and discussed potential future improvements and signage along Parkway Avenue Drive south of Town Center Loop. .
Community members are able to watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meetings on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.