WOODLAND CITY COUNCIL

Special Meeting - 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 23, 2009

 Woodland Community Center

782 Park Street - Woodland, Washington

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

 

WORKSHOP

Facilitator:   Bruce Reim, Canfield & Associates for Cities Insurance Association of WA and Scott Kellams, Canfield & Associates

 

1.           Presentation:

    1. Public Officials Liability
    2. Open Public Meetings
    3. Roles & Responsibilities
    4. Discussion

2.             Mission Statement:

To work in active partnerships with and for Woodland citizens, to build a progressive community that preserves our heritage.

 

Minutes of:  February  25, 2008

Minutes of:  June 23, 2008

Minutes of:  October 13, 2008

 

3.           Review of Longterm Strategic Goals 2008-2009       

 

a.  Preserve our Heritage

         i.      Develop and implement the historical building code

       ii.      Museum – continue to explore the feasibility of a Woodland area museum

      iii.      Support Downtown Woodland Revitalization Committee, Planters Days, and  Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens all to revitalize Downtown Woodland.

 

b. Develop and move forward with Transportation solutions

         i.      Build partnerships with local, regional, state and federal entities and also the private sector

       ii.      Pursue a variety of funding opportunities

 

c. Enhance our quality of life and make it unique

         i.      Support, create and enhance parks and recreation facilities, trails, shoreline access.

       ii.      Invest and participate in development of Horseshoe Lake, Senior Center, Library and local festivals.

 

d. Provide efficient and effective public safety and City services

         i.      Maintain and improve traffic infrastructure.

       ii.      Maintain and improve water, sewer and storm water services.

      iii.      Develop a long-term ambulance service plan.

     iv.      Continue to pursue work space solutions.

       v.      Invest in our City staff through education and training.

     vi.      Implement changing technologies for more efficient services and employee safety.

    vii.      Identify infrastructure short comings and plan for improvements through the City’s Capital                 

       Improvement Plan.

 

e. Cultivate Economic Development

         i.      Ensure clarity of City Codes and Standards to support Economic Development.

       ii.      Ensure there is sufficient inventory of land available in the Urban Growth Area for Economic Development.

      iii.      Work proactively with the planning commission to achieve agreement on common goals for development.

     iv.      Actively collaborate with Chamber of Commerce, Port of Woodland, DWR, Cowlitz EDC and others to promote Economic Development.

 

f.  Pursue a variety of public involvement methods to inform and engage the citizens.

                                 i.      Xxxx

                               ii.      xxxxx

 

4.  2009 Budget Priorities (listed in order):

 

a.  Provide efficient and effective public safety and City services

         i.      Maintain and improve traffic infrastructure.

       ii.      Maintain and improve water, sewer and storm water services.

      iii.      Develop a long-term ambulance service plan.        

 

b.  Transportation Solutions

         i.      Pursue a variety of funding opportunities.

       ii.      Build partnerships with local regional state and federal entities.

                         

c.  Cultivate Economic Development

         i.      Work proactively with the planning commission to achieve agreement on common goals for development.

       ii.      Ensure there is sufficient inventory of land available in the Urban Growth Area for Economic Development.

 

d.      Other:  Spend only what you make.

      i.  Fill in____

 

5.  2009 Work Plan: Infrastructure and Efficient City Services

a.       Schurman Way-Funding gap – need private sector donations

b.       Lewis River Road – Widening project.  Grant $700,000-$800,000

c.       Replace Sewer main lines and laterals –at CC, Hoffman, Washington, Park and Dale Streets. Estimated 2.6 miles of Sewer, Water service lines and pavement at an estimated cost of $4 million dollars.

d.       Explore implementing Transportation Impact Fees.

e.       Maintain water lines (at the present time all are in good shape and water loss is at 8%.)

f.        Long-term ambulance service plan.

g.       Upgrade to a new telephone system.

h.       Purchase new emergency generator for City Hall.

i.         Continue computer replacement program for all departments.

j.         Investigate employment of City Manager/Administrative for continuity of City services.

k.       City employee space time line planning:

Ø      Develop interim solution.

Ø      Develop optimum long term solution.

 

6.                Longterm Strategic Goals 2009-2010   

a.       TBD

b.      TBD

c.       TBD

d.      TBD

e.       TBD

f.        TBD

g.       TBD

 

7.                 Next workshop May 11th, 7:00 p.m.

    1. Resolving Conflicts / Teambuilding
    2. Communication
    3. Email / Public Disclosure

ADJOURN