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<br />. Ms. Ehrman moved, seconded by Ms. Bascom, to direct the City <br /> Manager to bring the 1991 Uniform Fire Code, including the hazard- <br /> ous materials licensing program, and updated specialty building <br /> codes back to the City Council as an administrative adoption <br /> process. <br /> Mr. MacDonald reported that Ms. Ehrman, Mr. Nuss, staff, and he had identified <br /> four fire safety issues regarding the wildland-urban interface, and asked when <br /> they would be brought before the council. Mr. Nuss responded that the <br /> hazardous materials licensing provisions and the amendments to the Fire Code <br /> are written; they must now be compiled, and the City Attorney's Office must <br /> draft the ordinance. <br /> Mr. Nuss stated that the haunted house and special residential (SR) occupan- <br /> cies are State amendments that must be included in the local Fire Code. <br /> In response to Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Nuss said that the current wording in the <br /> code amendments on fireworks is drawn verbatim from the Uniform Fire Code: a <br /> ban on all fireworks except permitted public displays. Ms. Ehrman expressed <br /> concern about the fireworks issue, and reminded the council that it promised <br /> to resolve the issue before the New Year. She noted that Springfield consid- <br /> ered but did not implement a ban, and Mr. Nuss confirmed that the State does <br /> not require a total ban. Mr. Gleason said he would design three policy <br /> options regarding fireworks for the council's consideration. <br /> Ms. Bascom recalled that the council promised some of those present at the <br />. last public hearing on the matter that they would be notified and involved in <br /> the discussion before a proposal is drafted. She suggested checking the <br /> minutes to determine who the persons were. Mr. Gleason said the council can <br /> give policy direction on the issue, and then hold a hearing and review the <br /> policy based on the testimony. <br /> Roll call vote; the motion passed unanimously, 6:0. <br /> B. Revisions to Annexation Policies and Processes <br /> Jenny Sirnio, Chair of the Planning Commission, stated that all seven planning <br /> commissioners recommended forwarding the commission's report on annexation to <br /> the council in its entirety. They agreed that the strategy of producing an <br /> annexation plan(s}, beginning with the River Road area, is the most important <br /> element in the report. Ms. Sirnio said the commission's recommendations were <br /> tentative, based on the council's direction. <br /> Ms. Ehrman asked the reason for discontinuing incentives to annexation. John <br /> Van Landingham, Planning Commission, replied that the incentives were estab- <br /> lished as a part of a large-scale annexation effort in River Road/Santa Clara. <br /> However, since the Metro Plan now allows developed properties in the River <br /> Road/Santa Clara area to receive sewer service without annexation, the only <br /> persons who voluntarily annex are owners of undeveloped land, and incentives <br /> are no longer necessary. Ms. Ehrman expressed concern that it might be seen <br />. MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 26, 1992 Page 3 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br />
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