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<br />. <br /> <br />recently passed land-use legislation which, while not yet as strict as <br />Oregon's, represents a positive step for this state. <br /> <br />E. Budget Committee <br /> <br />Ms. Schue said that one of the issues laid out for further discussion at the <br />May 8 Budget Committee meeting was a discussion on the types of decisions <br />which should be made by the Budget Committee. She recommended that the <br />council hold a discussion about the types of decisions most appropriate for <br />Budget Committee deliberation before the joint Budget Committee/City Council <br />meeting in June. <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer expressed disappointment with the Budget Committee's decision not <br />to invest money for physical plant maintenance needs. He expressed concern <br />that budget need projections are often high; unspent money is often carried <br />over to be spent on unplanned personnel increases or used to fund short-term <br />emergencies and other unanticipated events. He pointed out that wage and <br />fringe benefits in the City should not be increased at higher than the rate <br />of inflation in our community. Mr. Holmer said that the Budget Committee's <br />recommendation not to provide money for physical plant maintenance was unwise <br />and .suggested that more precision be used in the future for budget <br />prediction. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Mr. Bennett acknowledged Mr. Holmer's concerns, but said that the issues of <br />funding for personnel services and funding for physical plant maintenance are <br />two issues which should be debated separately. He said that he would welcome <br />a future council discussion on the City's approach to personnel services <br />funding. He observed that the council needs an analysis of the scope of the <br />facilities maintenance problem before making specific funding decisions. <br /> <br />Mr. Gleason acknowledged the need for the City to address the infrastructure <br />maintenance needs of the City. He enumerated the costs of wage increases <br />granted within the City in FY90 and noted that both these and its aggregate <br />fringe benefits as a percentage of payroll are comparable to other <br />organizations. Mr. Gleason agreed that the council and Budget Committee <br />would benefit from a series of analyses about City personnel services costs; <br />these will be coming before the council at some time in the future. <br /> <br />F. Speeding Violations on Agate Street <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom said that she has received complaints from residents in the Agate <br />Street area about speeding violations and requested that Agate Street be <br />targeted by police for speed zone violations. She noted that she has spoken <br />with several surrounding neighbors who have indicated that they are in favor <br />of increased enforcement for this area. <br /> <br />G. Historic Preservation Week <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom said that in honor of Historic Preservation Week taking place <br />May 13-20 she will be making a presentation with Ernie Drapela, PARCS <br />Department, on several historic preservation issues at the Northwest <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />May 9, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />