At the July 17, 2017, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council gave final approval of the Frog Pond West Master Plan that guides growth and residential development of the mostly undeveloped 181-acre area west of Stafford Road and north of Boeckman Road that is located in the urban growth boundary. The Council also approved the proposed infrastructure financing plan for public improvements like roads and sewer lines that is complicated by many lots under different ownerships. The approved plan is a sub-element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and includes amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Map, Development Code and the Significant Resource Overlay Zone Map. Adoption of the plan allows property owners located in the area to initiate requests to the City’s Development Review Board and City Council for annexation and development approval. To review the full plan visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond.
Under Mayor’s Business, the Mayor issued a proclamation declaring August 1–7 as “Fun in the Park Week” in recognition of the annual festival that has been held on the first Saturday in August for the past 17 years and is being held this year on Saturday, August 5, at Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place. The proclamation also recognizes long-term event organizers, including the late Lyle Fisher and Bob and Judy Woodle, as well as the hundreds of volunteers and the many sponsors each year who support the annual free event. For more information about the upcoming event visit www.FunInThePark.com.
Also under Mayor’s Business, Kayla Scheafer and Tenille Beseda of Clackamas County Resource Conservation & Solid Waste Program presented on the Multifamily Community Waste-Reduction and Recycling Project funded by the City’s Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Program in 2016. The report provided the Council with findings and outcomes from the project that aimed to increase recycling opportunities in Wilsonville’s multi-family communities.
Under New Business the Council approved a resolution that authorizes the City to enter into a grant agreement with the Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority of the Business Development Department to receive a grant of $251,685 for the seismic rehabilitation of the Public Works/Police Department building located at 30000 SW Town Center Loop East. The grant covers 45% of the estimated $559,300 for seismic retrofits required by state law for police stations and emergency operations facilities.
Also under New Business, the City Council reviewed a request from Wilsonville Subaru to appeal a City decision regarding the amount of System Development Charges for the newly opened auto dealership. The Council denied the appeal, determining that the dealership missed the deadline for a timely appeal.
On the Consent Agenda the Council passed a resolution that authorizes the City Manager to enter into a contract for engineering-design, acquisition and construction support services to improve Garden Acres Road that runs north-south between Ridder Road and Day Road in the Coffee Creek Urban Renewal Area. The road project re-constructs approximately 2700 feet of the county road into a modern city street with bike facilities and a sidewalk to serve as the primary route accessing the future Coffee Creek industrial and employment district and urban renewal area. Design work is estimated to be complete next spring with construction to follow that is estimated to be complete in spring of 2019.
During work session prior to the meeting, in addition to matters that came before the City Council during the regular meeting, the Council heard reports and discussed how the City is promoting community engagement and awareness about City related events and news through the City’s. Facebook page and the use of other social media sites.
Community members can watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.