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<br /> CB 2983--An ordinance concerning refinement plan amendment <br /> procedures; adding Sections 9.138, 9.139, 9.140, <br /> e 9.141,9.142,9.143,9.144,9.145,9.146,9.147, <br /> and 9.148 to Eugene Code, 1971. <br /> Ms. Ehrman moved, seconded by Mr. Holmer, that the bill be <br /> read the second time by council bill number only, with <br /> unanimous consent of the council, and that enactment be <br /> considered at this time. The motion carried unanimously, 7:0. <br /> Council Bill 2983 was read the second time by council bill number only. <br /> Ms. Ehrman moved, seconded by Mr. Holmer, that the bill be <br /> approved and given final passage. Roll call vote; all <br /> councilors present voting aye, the bill was declared passed <br /> (and became Ordinance No. 19499). <br /> II. SOLAR ACCESS REGULATIONS <br /> City Manager Micheal Gleason introduced the item. Jim Croteau of the Planning <br /> Department gave the staff report. He said the council held a public forum on <br /> July 22, 1987, concerning enactment of the solar access regulations. Some <br /> opposition to the regulations was voiced. After the forum, Mr. Miller met <br /> with representatives of several organizations to develop a compromise. Mr. <br /> Croteau said the evaluation of the compromise by the City's solar energy <br /> consultant, Les Tumidaj, and Eugene Water & Electric (EWEB) representatives <br /> was in the background information distributed to the councilors. He said the <br /> e proposed regulations will be effective October 1, 1987, if the council does <br /> not act tonight. However, the council could direct the staff to schedule a <br /> public hearing on the compromises suggested by Mr. Miller. <br /> Mayor Obie said the regulations and the compromises suggested by Mr. Miller <br /> were discussed at the council's dinner work session this evening. Responding <br /> to Mayor Obie's request, Mr. Croteau reviewed the compromises and commented on <br /> them. They are: <br /> 1. Change the date of solar access protection from December 21 <br /> to January 21. <br /> Mr. Croteau said December 21 is the shortest day of the year and the greatest <br /> solar access protection is provided if it is used. If January 21 is used, part <br /> of the southern wall of adjacent buildings will be shaded. <br /> 2. Change the guaranteed building height from 24 to 26 feet. <br /> 3. Change the solar fence from eight feet to ten or twelve feet. <br /> Mr. Croteau said the proposed regulations use an eight-foot solar fence for <br /> lots on which the siting of houses can be arbitrary and a 16-foot solar fence <br /> for lots less than 75 feet wide. He said an eight-foot solar fence protects <br /> the south wall and the roof. A 16-foot solar fence provides solar protection <br /> e MINUTES--Eugene City Council September 28, 1987 Page 2 <br />