Sunday, June 3, 2012

City Council, June 4th

Not much for transportation on the Council agenda this Monday.  

Upcoming Dates - with Changes

Public Hearing -City Initiated Vacation of a Remnant Alley Right-of- Way Located along the North Property Line of Pioneer and City View Cemeteries ~ Monday, June 25

Work Session - Willamette River Crossing Options ~ Monday, July 9, 5:30 p.m.

Public Hearing - Amendments to the Salem Transportation System Plan Bicycle and Pedestrian Elements ~ Monday, July 23

Work Session - Minto-Brown Island Bridge and Trail - Joint work session with URA ~ Monday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.


Probably the biggest item was going to be a continuation of the hearing on the Simpson Hills Refinement Plan. (Here's the latest staff report.)

But instead of action, staff recommends deferral:
Staff recommends that City Council grant a request by the applicant to continue the public hearing for review of the Planning Commission’s decision for Fairview Refinement Plan Case No. 12-01 to July 23, 2012. Following receipt of an amended refinement plan proposal from the applicant, staff further recommends that the record be re-opened to allow additional oral and written testimony in response to the modified plan.
Other Stuff

Council will appoint two new members of the Planning Commission. Three had been recommended on the short-list, and one dropped out. Appointing the remaining two looks like a formality.

A bunch of "enclave annexations" are also on the docket. Enclaves are "'islands' of land surrounded by the city." See the full agenda for individual listings. Perhaps readers with a special interest in annexation issues can chime in on these?

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