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<br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Dinner Session <br />Treehouse Restaurant, Franklin Boulevard <br /> <br />June 11, 1984 <br />5 p.m. <br /> <br />PRESENT: Mayor "Gus" Keller, Richard Hansen, Betty Smith, Brian Obie, Cynthia <br />Wooten John Ball, Freeman Holmer, Councilors; Brian Bauske, Dorothy <br />Anders~n, Eleanor Mulder, Randall Thwing, Robert Bennett, Planning <br />Commissioners; Micheal Gleason, Dave Whitlow, Jim Farah, Jim Carlson, <br />Tim Sercombe, Bob Deis, staff. <br /> <br />Mayor Keller opened the meeting at 5:25. He turned the meeting over to Mr. <br />Bauske, Planning Commission president. <br /> <br />I. PROPOSED ANNEXATION IN RIVER ROAD AND SANTA CLARA (material distributed) <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Mr. Farah referred to the memos of May 17 and June 14, which gave the history <br />and background of the proposed annexation. He said this movement for annexation <br />was fostered after the 1983 incorporation effort was brought before the Boundary <br />Commission where it was decided not to forward the incorporation proposal. <br /> <br />City staff met with River Road/Santa Clara citizens interested in annexation <br />who formed the NEAR Group (North Eugene Annexation Research Group). Attendance <br />at their community-wide meetings was between 40 and 75 people. <br /> <br />Mr. Farah emphasized that the proposal was coming from citizens in River Road <br />and Santa Clara. Mr. Farah showed the area to be annexed, the dividing line <br />between Santa Clara and River Road, and explained the tax differential concept <br />as provided for in ORS 222.111. <br /> <br />In arriving at the current proposal, Mr. Carlson explained that each City <br />department was asked to estimate the cost of providing service to the extra <br />area. The marginal costs are not necessarily the same as the overall per capita <br />costs of providing services to the City. In the short term there are economies <br />of scale. For Fire and Police the initial costs are almost the same as the full <br />costs. In other departments the first year costs were not as great for many <br />reasons. <br /> <br />Mr. Thwing asked if the City will have to pay for the services. Mr. Farah <br />replied that generally, in the short term, residential annexations do not pay. <br />The NEAR proposal is a balance between providing city services and a balance in <br />the costs to the City. This annexation will be less costly than most annexations <br />because of the phase-in feature. The City would not be making immediate major <br />capital improvements such as parks. <br /> <br />Mr. Thwing asked who will pay for the shortfall. Mr. Farah said service and <br />tax rates would be a decision of the Budget Committee. Mr. Holmer referred <br />to attachment "A" which expl ained the percentages of the tax. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />June 11, 1984 <br /> <br />Paqe 1 <br />
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