On Feb. 6, 2017, the Wilsonville City Council gave final approval to implement a residential parking-zone program that takes effect in 30 days. The program allows community members that live in residential areas heavily congested with on-street parking to petition the City to create specific residential parking zones that are restricted to approved permit-holders and visitors with temporary permits during specified hours. The approved ordinance also governs administration and enforcement of the program. The new program seeks to decrease parking congestion and address safety concerns, reduce parking violations and improve neighborhood access for emergency, waste-management and postal-service vehicles.
The City Council agreed to continue until Feb. 23 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 and approved the appointment of 12 community volunteers to fill open positions on the City’s various boards and commissions. Mayor Tim Knapp and City Councilors Stevens and Akervall interviewed and together with the City Council made the following appointments:
During the communications portion of the meeting Bob Gibbs, a national expert on retail market analysis and member of the Wilsonville Town Center Plan team, presented initial findings from a draft retail market study for Wilsonville. Initially the study has found that Wilsonville and the surrounding area can support more retail offerings in Wilsonville Town Center study area.
On the consent agenda the City Council approved a contract for the City to obtain meter reading services.
During work session prior to the meeting, the City Council also heard reports and discussed the Transit Master Plan and the Frog Pond Master Plan, both of which are scheduled for public hearings at the March 8 Planning Commission meeting; public hearings are tentatively planned before the City Council March 23 for the Transit Master Plan and April 4 for the Frog Pond Master Plan.
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.