On Jan. 19, 2017, the Wilsonville City Council held a public hearing and approved an ordinance to create a residential parking-zone program. The new program seeks to resolve on-street parking issues within Wilsonville residential neighborhoods that are able to demonstrate a need for the program. The ordinance establishes a means for residents to petition the City to create specific residential parking zones where on-street parking is restricted to permit holders during specified hours, and governs administration and enforcement of the program. The program seeks to decrease parking congestion and improve safety in residential neighborhoods experiencing a high volume of on-street parking. The proposed program is also needed to improve neighborhood access for emergency, waste-management and postal-service personnel. A second reading and potential adoption of the ordinance is planned for the Feb. 6 City Council meeting.
The City Council agreed to continue until Feb. 6 two ordinances related to the water-treatment plant and the proposed raw-water pipeline. The first ordinance authorizes a ground-lease agreement for the raw-water pipeline with Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro and the second ordinance amends an agreement related to ownership and management of the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant in Wilsonville.
Under Mayor’s Business, the City Council discussed the process to appoint community volunteers to fill 14 open positions on the City’s various boards and commissions. Mayor Tim Knapp and City Councilors Stevens and Akervall conducted interviews and the Council expects to make appointments at the next City Council meeting on Feb. 6. A total of 22 community members have applied to fill 14 board and commission vacancies.
During work session prior to the meeting, the City Council also heard a report and discussed the City’s 2017 State Legislative Agenda for general public-policy priorities that guides how the City reacts to specific legislative proposals that may arise in the upcoming Oregon Legislative Assembly session that convenes on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
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.
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