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<br /> <br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> February 15, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />Bonny Bettman, George Poling, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORK SESSION: Memorandum of Understanding Between McKenzie-Willamette Medical <br />Center and the City of Eugene <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor, Planning and Development Director Susan Muir, and Glenn Klein of the City <br />Attorney’s Office were present for the item. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to authorize the City Manager to sign the Memo- <br />randum of Understanding. <br /> <br />Mr. Pryor declared a conflict of interest due to his wife’s employment with the McKenzie-Willamette <br />Medical Center. He left the meeting table and did not participate in the discussion or decision. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor noted that she sent an e-mail to the manager on January 29 indicating she had problems with the <br />Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) but had not received a reply. She discussed her concerns about the <br />MOU, asking if the City position funded by McKenzie-Willamette (Section 5) would be a temporary <br />employee, and if the City could find someone well-qualified willing to take a temporary job. Ms. Muir said <br />it was likely the City would use an in-house employee and backfill those duties with a temporary employee. <br />Much would depend on the work load and other assignments that were in place when the application was <br />received. Ms. Taylor suggested the result might be that other assignments may not be completed or would <br />not be done by well-qualified staff. Ms. Muir did not think so. She said the City had minimum standards <br />every application must meet and would ensure that the application did so. Ms. Taylor asked what would <br />happen to the temporary employee after the project was completed. Ms. Muir said the person hired would <br />be made aware of the status of the job. Ms. Taylor suggested that a highly qualified planner would be <br />unlikely to take a temporary job. Ms. Muir indicated the successful applicant would have to meet the job <br />qualifications established by the City. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor asked who would pay for the cost of the City’s work with McKenzie-Willamette on identifying <br />potential funded sources for any needed transportation improvements (Section 8). Ms. Muir indicated that <br />could be covered by application fees or the funding for the temporary Planning Division position. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council February 15, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />