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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> e Eugene City Council <br /> Eugene City Council Lunch Work Session <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> November 12, 1986 <br /> 11:30 a.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Richard Hansen, Debra Ehrman, Emily Schue, Cynthia <br /> Wooten, Freeman Holmer, Ruth Bascom, Roger Rutan, <br /> Jeff Mi 11 er. <br /> Mayor Obie called the work session to order. <br /> 1. EWEB MASTER PLAN HEADQUARTERS MODEL AND SITE PLANS <br /> Mayor Obie introduced Mel Damwood, Assistant General Manager of the Eugene <br /> Water and Electric Board (EWEB), and Matt Northway, EWEB Energy Conservation <br /> Manager. Mr. Northway is project manager for the EWEB Headquarters Buildings. <br /> They displayed a model of the development. Mr. Damwood said a task team <br /> composed of staff from several City departments worked with the architects of <br /> the EWEB development. He said the task team was very helpful. <br /> Describing the two EWEB Headquarters Buildings, Mr. Damwood said the north <br /> building will be two stories and will overlook the Willamette River. It will <br /> contain conference rooms that may be used by the public. The south building <br /> e will be four stories with an atrium. It will contain customer services, the <br /> engineering department, administrative services, computer services, and the <br /> energy control system. The buildings will be connected with a sky bridge. <br /> Mr. Damwood said the City's plans for the area include a public plaza between <br /> the Willamette River and the EWEB Headquarters Buildings. He said EWEB will <br /> provide access to the pedestrian/bike path along the river until the City <br /> develops the plaza. <br /> Mr. Damwood said the development is based on the assumption that the number of <br /> EWEB customers will increase 50 percent in the future. He discussed a new <br /> building for repairing equipment, the equipment storage area, an addition to <br /> the existing vehicle repair shop, the remodeling of the existing office <br /> building, and the need to relocate a transmission line. He sa i d the 1 i ne <br /> probably will have to be relocated again when the Ferry Street Bri dge is <br /> improved. He said additional parking spaces were needed to meet the City code <br /> so EWEB purchased property on the northeast corner of Mill Street and Fourth <br /> Avenue. The purchase of that property eliminated the need to demolish the <br /> Midgley's Mill Building at this time. <br /> Answering questions from the councilors, Mr. Damwood said there is an old <br /> house on the northeast corner of Mi 11 Street and Fourth Avenue. The <br /> transmission line is a 69,OOO-volt line and EWES does not put such lines <br /> underground. Other transmission lines of 12,000 volts wi 11 be put <br /> underground. <br /> e MINUTES--Eugene City Council Work Session November 12, 1986 Page 1 <br />