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<br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> October 26, 1988 <br /> 11 : 30 a. m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Rob Bennett, Debra Ehrman, Freeman Holmer, Jeff Miller, <br /> Roger Rutan, Emily Schue. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Cynthia Wooten, Ruth Bascom. <br /> The adjourned meeting of the Eugene City Council was called to order by Mayor <br /> Brian Obie. <br /> I. ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL, AND CITY MANAGER <br /> A. Work Session on Air Quality Issues <br /> Mr. Rutan said the Legislative Committee will be considering whether the City <br /> should take a legislative position on field burning as well as possible <br /> legislation regarding pollution from wood stoves and slash burning. He <br />e suggested that staff bring to council a summary of the major clean-air issues <br /> facing the City and a suggestion for action. Ms. Schue requested that a <br /> council work session on clean-air issues be scheduled. <br /> B. Hayward Field Improvements <br /> Mr. Rutan said work on the track facilities at Hayward Field is nearing <br /> completion. He said the City is an important partner in the project and <br /> encouraged council members to visit the new facilities. <br /> C. Laurel Hill Park Expansion <br /> Mr. Bennett said he has been working on two parks issues. One involves <br /> Laurel Hill Park which will need to be expanded in the future. He said there <br /> are foreclosed Bancroft lots on the perimeter of the park and felt the City <br /> should consider acquisition of some of these lots. Mr. Bennett said the <br /> general issue is whether it should be City policy to acquire lots when they <br /> are available and can be purchased at a reasonable rate. <br /> D. Sorrel Park Improvements <br /> Mr. Bennett voiced concern about the condition of Sorrel Park in the Coburg <br /> Road area. He said a body of water in a portion of the park is fed by a <br /> storm sewer system; the water is filthy and poses a significant health and <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 26, 1988 Page 1 <br /> J <br />