WOODLAND CITY COUNCIL

Special Meeting

Saturday, April 17, 2010

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Woodland City Hall Council Chambers

100 Davidson Avenue - Woodland, Washington

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE                                

ROLL CALL

 

WORKSHOP -- 2010 / 2011 Goals & Priorities

 

FACILITATOR:  Steve Harvey, CWCOG

 

Mission Statement:

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

S

  Strategic

M

  Measurable

A

  Attainable

R

  Realistic

T

  Timely

Resources:

        Comprehensive Plan       CPAT                           

        Park Plan                         Transportation Plan

 

I.           Review of previous goals (2008-2009)

·         Report on 2009 Work Plan and status

II.         Committee Reports-Chair to Report on:

·         Projects completed

·         Top 3 projects/goals proposed

·         How they relate to Comp Plan?

·         How are/were they funded?

III.       Set new Goals & Priorities

·         2011 Work Plan

·         Funding

IV.       Discussion

V.         ADJOURN

 

I.            REVIEW OF PREVIOUS GOALS

 Long term 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

  1. Ensure clarity of City Codes and Standards to support Economic Development.
  2. Ensure there is sufficient inventory of land available in the Urban Growth Area for Economic Development.
  3. Work proactively with the planning commission to achieve agreement on common goals for development.
  4. 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

 

 

2009 Budget Priorities (listed in order):

 

1.      Provide efficient and effective public safety and City services

a.      Maintain and improve traffic infrastructure.

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

c.       Develop a long-term ambulance service plan.         

 

2.       Transportation Solutions

a.      Pursue a variety of funding opportunities.

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

                         

3.       Cultivate Economic Development

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

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

 

4.      Other:  Spend only what you make.

 

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.

  

II.                  COMMITTEE REPORTS (by Council Chair)

·         Projects completed

·         Top 3 projects/goals proposed

·         How they relate to Comp Plan?

·         How are/were they funded?

 

Committees:

Human Resources/Government

Finance

Public Safety

Public Utilities
   Facilities

Parks/Recreation

Lodging Tax Advisory

Horseshoe Lake Management

Ad Hoc Committees:

Comp Plan Review

CWCOG

AWC/Legislative

WQCC (Port, City, School)

Community Garden

Water/Sewer Advisory

Downtown Revitalization

Chamber of Commerce

 

III.         SET NEW GOALS & PRIORITIES

 

  1.  Transportation
  1.  Parks
  1.  Public Works
  1.  Public Safety
  1.  Human Resources/Government

 

·2011 Work Plan

·Funding

 

IV.                        DISCUSSION

 

ADJOURN