WOODLAND CITY COUNCIL

Special Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Woodland City Hall Council Chambers

100 Davidson Avenue - Woodland, Washington

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

 

 

WORKSHOP Will continue discussion. Previous discussion occurred at the March 28th workshop.

 

1.           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 Citys 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.      xxxxx

                               ii.      xxxxx

 

2. 2009 Budget Priorities (listed in order):

 

a. Provide efficient and effective public safety and City services

         i.      Maintain and improve traffic infrastructure.

1. Opticon ? (Fire Emergency activation for calls)

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

1. Research grants and grant writer for funding

      iii.      Develop a long-term fire ambulance service plan.

 

b. Transportation Solutions

         i.      Pursue a variety of funding opportunities.

1. State / Federal grants

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

1. Organize lobbying effort (build partnerships to get assistance with lobbying)

                         

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.        Not use reserves

ii.      Fund balances

iii.     Current state of economy

 

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

                                 i.      Xxxx

                               ii.      xxxxx

 

3. 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. (Low interest loans)

d.       Explore implementing Transportation Impact Fees. (Add to future workshop; not pursue in 2009, move to 2010)

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. (Underway; Level of Service- Fire an/or Aid)

g.       Upgrade to a new telephone system. (Cut 2009; look at 2010)

h.       Purchase new emergency generator for City Hall. (Acquired by donation; pending installation)

i.         Continue computer replacement program for all departments. (As budget allows)

j.         Investigate employment of City Manager/Administrative for continuity of City services. (Nov 2009 election)

k.       City employee space time line planning:

      Develop interim solution. (Colf Building, 210 Davidson; exploring other options; Council Chambers convert to police)

      Develop optimum long term solution.

 

4.      Longterm Strategic Goals 2009-2010

a.       TBD

b.      TBD

c.       TBD

d.      TBD

e.       TBD

f.        TBD

g.       TBD

 

ADJOURN