<br /> Council Chamber
<br /> Eugene, Oregon
<br /> August 14, 1972
<br />Regular meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon was called.to order by His -
<br />Honor Mayo~ Lester E. Anderson at 7:30, p.m. on August 14,1972 in the Council Chamber with the .
<br />following councilmen pres.ent: Mrs. Beal, Messrs. McDonald, Teague, Williams, Mrs. Campbell, and
<br />Mr. Bradshaw. Councilmen Mohr and Hershner were absent.
<br />Manager announced dedication ceremonies for Salem, Oregon Civic Center will be. held Friday,
<br />AugUSt 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. He aiso reminded'the Council of Planning Commission meeting
<br />at noon, August 15', at which' Betty Niven will continue her' presentation regard'ing public housing
<br />in Britain. ,,' , , '
<br />I - Prociamation
<br />Canvass of votes cast July 25, 1972 in election to exceed 6% limi~ation by $2,264,627 was
<br />presented, showing votes For the measure - 3,749; Against - 3,806.
<br />Mrs. Beal moved seconded by Mr: Teague to affirm the procillamation. Motion carried
<br />II - Public Hearings
<br />A. Reconsideration, Grogg Shop; 1677 Coburg Road - RMBC - Robert C. Beckley
<br /> Manager explained that when this application was previouSly"before the Council, st'aff
<br /> recommendations indicated no prqblems from police-,":t:baffic, or physical standp6int.
<br /> OLCC investigation report indicated that of people~interviewed in the vicinity, 13 ob-
<br /> j ected, 5 had no objectm6n to the Grogg Shop's proposed location at ili677 Coburg Road. -
<br /> Since previous consideration of the application, Council members have viewed the site.
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<br /> Dean Owens, attorney representing the applicant, Robert C. Beckley, presented Council
<br /> wi th copies of a marketing survey report of the area bounded by the Willamette and
<br /> McKenzie Rivers and 1-5 indicating a demand for a tavern in that area. He also pre-
<br /> sented petit~on signed by 70 people having no .objections to the tavern. Mr~ Owens
<br /> pointed out that the proposed location is on a major arterial and in a C-2 zone in which
<br /> taverns are allowed.
<br /> Jerry Vinson, Willakenzie Market, 1645 Coburg Road, presented petition signed by resi-
<br /> dents of the area objecting to the tavern. He noted that the existing parking area
<br /> comprises two separate parcels; and he objected to probable use 'of the 'Market parking
<br /> area for tavern customers. He also commented on the proximity of schools in the area
<br /> and residents of elderly people, and said, that he felt enough testimony has been pro-
<br /> vided to show that the tavern is not wanted in that area.
<br /> Others objecting to the tavern's location at 1677 Coburg Road were Paul Bendix, owner !
<br /> of apartments at 1600 Adkins Street; Jim Vanderplaat, director of Medical Diet Service,
<br /> 1677 Coburg Road; Frank Greimer, 1600 Adkins; Harold Olsen, 1690 eC):Durg Roaa.:;-~11~'['garet
<br /> Edward, operator of beauty shop at 1677 Coburg Road; Do:p.ald Fryer,-2760' -Jeppesefl Acres
<br /> Road; and others on a show of hands on the basis of traffic congestion, insufficient .
<br /> parking space, incompatibility with neighborhood, proximity to schools and residences
<br /> of elderly, drunks,noise, etc. '1."
<br /> Councilman Bradshaw inquired about the ownership of the parking space. Mr. Owens replied
<br /> that the proposed tavern property extends toward the Market far enough to allow another
<br /> lane of space, and that provision for parking would be satisfied in the building permit
<br /> inspection. He didn't feel there would be any traffic problem.
<br /> Councilmen Teague and McDonald asked about the number of parking spaces to be provided.
<br /> Manager said the number' of required parking spaces would be resolved at the time a per-
<br /> mit is requested for remodeling of the building.
<br /> Mrs. Beal moved seconded by Mr. Teague to recommend approval of the license
<br /> application.
<br /> Councilman Williams noted a conflict of interest and said he would not vote.
<br /> Councilman Bradshaw commented on his concern for encroachment of commercial type estab-
<br /> lishments in a primarily residential area and compared it to the Suuth Willamette Street
<br /> are a.
<br /> Vote was taken on the motion to recommend approval. Motion defeated, all .
<br /> councilmen present voting no, except Mr. Williams abstaining.
<br />B. Vacations
<br /> L Utility easement between Echo Hollow Road and Catalina, north of Willhi Street
<br /> (Sorensen)
<br /> 2. Alley between Pearl and High from llth Avenue north (Benjamin Franklin Savings & Loan)
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