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Council Agenda for OCTOBER 1, 2014 (Printable version)




City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue




 994  Request of Siamak Shirazi to address   Council regarding sidewalk safety and drug culture issues in downtown and Old   Town  (Communication)


 995  Request of David G. Gwyther to address   Council regarding transportation issues    (Communication)


 996  Request of Marian Catedral-King to address   Council regarding the 2014 Fuel Your School Program of Chevron  (Communication)


 997  Request of Pat Wagner to address Council   regarding the impact of Chevron and oil companies on Linnton  (Communication)


 998  Request of Fredric Alan Maxwell to address   Council regarding stupid design    (Communication)



 999  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Appoint Mark   Edlen to the Portland Development Commission Board for a term to expire July   9, 2017  (Report introduced by Mayor   Hales)  15 minutes requested


*1000  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Ratify a successor collective bargaining agreement   between the City and Laborers’ Local 483 relating to the terms and conditions   of employment of Seasonal Maintenance Workers for 2014-2018  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  15 minutes requested


   To be rescheduled to 9:30 am, Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014.


 1001  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Appeal of Woodstock Neighborhood   Association against Hearings Officer’s decision to approve a zone change in   conformance with the Comprehensive Plan and a 3-lot land division at 3936 SE   Reedway St  (Introduced by Commissioner   Fritz; Previous Agenda 945; LU 13-237078 ZC LDP)  15 minutes requested


     1001 Hearings Officer's Decision     1001 Maps


  To be rescheduled to 1:15 pm, Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014.





Mayor Charlie   Hales

*1002  Authorize   the Mayor to enter into a Funding and Participation Agreement with the   Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustees to pursue settlement of natural resource   damages relating to the Superfund Site    (Previous Agenda 962)


Bureau of   Planning & Sustainability

*1003  Amend   Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro to accept an additional $44,741 in   grant funds for the Construction Excise Tax Grant - Mixed Use Zoning   Project  (Previous Agenda 963; amend   Contract No. 30003798)


Office of   Management and Finance

*1004  Authorize   a contract with Nelson Capitol Construction Program Management, LLC in the   amount of $125,165 for construction project management and cost estimation   services at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum as solicited through RFP No. 117059  (Ordinance)


 1005  Amend contract with Hyas Group to increase compensation and extend current contract for investment consulting services for the City's Deferred Compensation Plan for $72,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30001011)


 1006  Create a new entry level represented   classification of Water Meter Technician I and establish an interim compensation rate for the new classification  (Ordinance)


*1007  Pay claim of Cleon Harris in the sum of $78,685 involving the Portland Fire Bureau  (Previous Agenda 964)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position   No. 4

Bureau of   Emergency Management

*1008  Authorize   application to the Rockefeller Foundation for a grant in the amount of   $1,000,000 to develop and implement a citywide resilience plan, become an   integrated member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network, and create a Chief   Resilience Officer within City government    (Previous Agenda 966)


Bureau of   Transportation

 1009  Accept an Engineering Report on a proposed   encroachment into the public right-of-way for a sub-surface tunnel under SW   Meade St  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

 Position No. 1

Portland Parks   & Recreation

*1010  Authorize   the acquisition, at a cost of $400,000, of property adjacent to Leach   Botanical Garden for park purposes    (Ordinance)


*1011  Authorize   the acquisition, at a cost of $125,000, of property adjacent to Hoyt   Arboretum for park purposes    (Ordinance)


*1012  Accept   a $40,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education and authorize a price   agreement with Centennial School District for the Afterschool At-Risk Meal   and Snack Program  (Previous Agenda   967)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position   No. 2

Bureau of   Environmental Services

*1013  Designate   and assign a property at SE Malden Ct and 87th Ave, owned by the Bureau of   Environmental Services, to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability for use   in the Diggable City Project    (Ordinance)


*1014  Accept   a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the State of Oregon Department of   Environmental Quality for the Lower Columbia Slough Refugia Project  (Previous Agenda 968)


*1015  Accept   and appropriate a grant in the amount of $20,320 from Oregon Business   Development Department for brownfield project cleanup planning  (Previous Agenda 969)


Water Bureau

 1016  Authorize an agreement with Clark Regional   Emergency Services Agency for the installation and co-location of radio   equipment in the amount of $29,335 and provide funding for site improvements   in the amount of $16,000 at the Prune Hill, Clark County, Washington   site  (Ordinance)



City Auditor LaVonne   Griffin-Valade

*1017  Assess   property for system development charge contracts and private plumbing loan   contracts and safety net loan deferral contracts  (Previous Agenda 970; Z0806, K0149, T0160,   T0162, W0037, P0128, Z1196, K0150, T0163, Z0807, W0038, P0129)





 1018  Proclaim September 15 to October 15, 2014   to be Hispanic Heritage Month in Portland    (Previous Agenda 989; Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales and   Commissioner Fritz)  10 minutes   requested



Mayor Charlie   Hales

Office of   Management and Finance

*1019  Authorize   contract with Skyward Construction, Inc. for $672,672 for Portland Parks and   Recreation – Portland Tennis Center Air Supported Structure  (Ordinance)


 1020  Authorize water revenue bonds to finance   water system additions and improvements    (Ordinance)


 1021  Authorize a price agreement with Gresham   Transfer, Inc. for residuals hauling services for a 5-year contractual total   not to exceed $6,000,000  (Previous   Agenda 990;  Procurement Report - RFP   No. 116696)


 1022  Amend Code relating to franchises, public   utility privilege taxes and Utility License Law for consistency and clarity  (Second Reading Agenda 991; replace Code   Chapter 7.12 and amend Section 7.14.040)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position   No. 4

Bureau of   Emergency Management

*1023  Accept   a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management   Performance Grant Program in the amount of $385,027 for administering an   integrated all hazard emergency management program for the City  (Ordinance)


Bureau of   Transportation

*1024  Approve   agreements with American National Red Cross to amend the local improvement   district assessment methodology and accept funding in the amount of $30,000   to construct a mast arm traffic signal at the N Vancouver Ave and Cook St   intersection and to realign the eastbound lanes of N Cook St east of the   Interstate 405 off-ramp in the N Vancouver Ave and Cook St Local Improvement   District  (Ordinance; C-10047)     10   minutes requested


*1025  Authorize   an Intergovernmental Agreement with TriMet for an Electronic Fare Collection   System  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


*1026  Authorize   contracts as required with 15 technical and expert service firms for on-call   architecture and engineering services in support of the Portland Bureau of   Transportation  (Ordinance Previous   Agenda 972)


*1027  Authorize   contracts as required with eight service firms for Right of Way Appraisal and   Acquisition and Relocation projects that are funded through Federal Aid  (Previous Agenda 973)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position   No. 2

Water Bureau

 1028  Amend Bull Run Watershed Protection Code to   include the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management as a   management partner, update enforcement provisions and adopt an updated map of   the Bull Run Watershed Closure Area    (Ordinance; amend Code Sections 21.36.010-21.36.040)  10 minutes requested



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position   No. 3

Portland Housing   Bureau

*1029  Approve   financing not to exceed $12,623,000 from the River District Urban Renewal   Area for The Abigail Apartments at 1650 NW 13th Ave  (Ordinance)    10 minutes requested


*1030  Amend   approved application under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program   for The Abigail Apartments located at 1650 NW 13th Ave  (Ordinance; amend Ordinance No. 186290)


 1031  Establish annual cap on estimated foregone   revenue for the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program  (Previous Agenda 980)  20 minutes requested for items 1031-1034


 1032  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit   Limited Tax Exemption Program for Block 67 located at E Burnside St and NE   Couch St between NE 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave    (Previous Agenda 981)


 1033  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit   Limited Tax Exemption Program for Block 8L located at NW Naito Parkway and   1st Ave between NW Couch St and Davis St    (Previous Agenda 982)


 1034  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit   Limited Tax Exemption Program for Riverscape Lot 1 located at NW Front Ave   and NW 15th Ave  (Previous Agenda 983)



City Auditor LaVonne   Griffin-Valade

 1035  Assess property for sidewalk repair for the   Bureau of Maintenance  (Second Reading   Agenda 992; Y1084)



WEDNESDAY,   2:00 PM, OCTOBER 1, 2014


 1036  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Consider the   proposal of Sam Rodriguez, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC and the   recommendation from the Hearings Officer for approval to change the   Comprehensive Plan Map designation from High Density Multi-Dwelling to   Central Commercial and the Zoning Map designation from RHd, High Density   Multi-Dwelling Residential with a Design overlay zone, to CXd, Central   Commercial with Design overlay zone, for property in the vicinity of SW 20th   and 19th Avenues and SW Main and Madison Streets  (Hearing introduced by Commissioner Fritz;   LU 14-105474 CP ZC)  3 hours requested for items 1036-1037


    1036 Hearings Officer's Recommendation


 1037  Amend the Comprehensive Plan Map   designation and amend the Zoning Map for property in the vicinity of SW 20th   and 19th Avenues and SW Main and Madison Streets at the request of   Sam Rodriguez, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner   Fritz; LU 14-105474 CP ZC)



NOTE:  “Time Certain” indicates that an item will not be heard by Council prior to the time specified.


    Communications items are three minutes each.  Regular Agenda items taking longer than five minutes have the time estimate noted next to the item.


  The * indicates an emergency ordinance, which takes effect immediately if passed.  Non-emergency ordinances require two readings and a 30-day waiting period before taking effect.  Resolutions, reports, etc., adopted by Council are effective after adjournment.


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                                                LaVonne Griffin-Valade

                                                        Auditor of the City of Portland




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