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<br />~ <br />499 <br /> <br />---"--'.~'-'+ - <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Council Chambers, Eugene, Oregon <br />June 9, 1941 <br /> <br />The minutes of the regular meeting of ,the Common Council held on Monday <br />evening June 9, 1941, at 7:30 o'clock 'P. M.' Mayor Elisha Large presJbded~'over the <br />meeting. Councilmen present were: Sam C. Bond, Louis Koppe, E. A. Barette, Ira <br />O. Stewart, Orren Brownson, A. L. Hawn and John Pennington; absent A. C. Farrington <br /> <br />~~ <br /> <br />~'-'.... , <br />"'~'.., <br /> <br />~- <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />The minutes of the previous meeting were presented and ordered placed on <br />2 file. The meeting was herewith called to order. <br /> <br />Mr.H. E. Cully addressed the council in regard ,to recent action by the <br />Eugene Realty Board condemning the City and County action concerning the sale 'of <br />tax foreclosed property. Mr. Cully explained that he is not in accord wit'h the <br />real estate board's action and that he did not believe that city lots should be <br />sold at just any price to get them back on the tax rolls. In fact he thought some <br />of the city 10ts were priced too cheaply. He said he was speaking only for himself <br />and not for any group. He further stated that he thought the worst situation regar. <br />ding the city lots was a feeling that there was no established price and the public <br />felt by coming to the city they could get a reduction on the prices asked. It was <br />pointed out by the Finance Committee that they had been adhearing rather closely <br />to the appraised price only when customers had agreed to build within a certain <br />3 length of time then some concessions had been made. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Dr. Paul E. Anderson acting City Health Officer was present and asked that <br />he might be allowed to read two letters. He read a copy of a letter that had been <br />addressed to the Mayor and the Common Council some two or three weeks previous <br />and also a letter dated June 9th, stating that unless the council would be willing <br />to give him a vote of confidence for both pas t services rendered and new services <br />anticipated he desired the council to accept his resignation as City Health Officer <br />He stated in this letter that he would like it clearly understood that he was actin <br />as City Health Officer only because he felt it a chance to serve in the national <br />emergency rather than for ulterior motives. A motion was made by Councilman Brown- <br />son and seconded by Councilman Hawn that a vote of confidence be extended to Dr. <br />Anderson; Mr. W. L. Van Loan, Chariman of the Lane County Health Service, addresse <br />the council and stated that he thought too t there 'was more or less a misunderstandi <br />in regard to Dr. Anderson's work. He explained that the request for examinations <br />by the Civil Service Board was expressly limited from Dr. Anderson's work. He <br />explained that the budget of the Lane County Health Department amounted to about <br />$30,000 a year but at this time Dr. Anderson was receiving a salary of only $50 a <br />month. He further explained that Dr. Anderson felt that these examinations for <br />the Civil Service Board ,should not be perforrned by him in the capacity of his <br />health work. Councilman Bond asked Dr. Anderson if he had'nt always had the full <br />cooperation of the City Council in his work and Dr. Anderson replied he had. Dr. <br />Anderson stated that rather than have any misunderstanding regarding the present <br />Civil Service examinations, that he would perform this work free of charge at his <br />private office when not working as a Health Officer. Councilman Bond asked Mr. <br />Van Loan what he thought should be done about the Civil Service rule asking the <br />Health Officer to make the examinations and Mr. Van Loan stated he was not prepared <br />to answer that question. Mr. Van Loan said that school teachers were required to <br />have a physical examination once each year, at their own expense and that this repo <br />had to be approved by the City Health Officer. Councilman Hawn stated he thought <br />there was a wrong conception of the work of _the Health Department, and that the <br />Department was responsible to some thousand people for work and that they should be <br />supported by the City Council. Councilman Brownson stated that he thought applican s <br />for Civil Service positions should pay for their own physical examinations and <br />Councilman Bond said that he would agree with that but di~ not quite understand <br />what to do about the rule of the Civil Service Commission in regard to the matter. <br />Attorney Calkins was asked to explain the situation as th the Civil Service making <br />the rules. Attorney Calkins referred to the charter amendment establishing the <br />Civil Service Commission and stated that there was nothing in that regarding the <br />Commission's rights to make the rules. In the last analysis the Council could do <br />whatever they saw fit in the matter. After considerable discussion the question <br />was called for and Mr. Brownson's previous motion, extending a vote of confidence <br />to Dr. Anderson, was carried. The Council then asked that the matter of phy~ical <br />examina tions fort:1the,:'?-pplicants be referred to the Civil Service Board with the <br />request that they change their rule asking that the work be done by the Health <br />4 Officer. <br /> <br /> <br />I, <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Councilman Barette brought up the question of the curb cut for the Union <br />Oil Company station at 591 Willamette Street. Mr. Zenger representing the Union <br />Oil Company was present and stated that the additional space for cuts asked for <br />at the station would not reduce the parking space on the street. He said the amoun <br />of cuts they now had was 53 feet and they were asking for 57 feet but they would <br />be located ~1fferently from the ones they now had. Helexplained that the new <br />station at 6th and Willamette would be just like the new one at 11th and Willamette. <br />What they were asking for was that the cut on Willamette extend closer to 6th Street. <br />The difference would necessi tat,e the moving of the ornamental light post but that <br />there would still be plenty of room for it just behind the traffic signal light. <br />He stated that the company would be satisfied with cuts located the same as the <br />cuts for the station at 11th and Willamette. Engineer Clubb was asked to explain <br /> <br />regal ding the situation. He said it was his recommendation that cuts be allowed <br /> <br />~ <br />