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<br /> - --- <br /> MINUTES <br /> - Eugene City Council <br /> City Council Meeting <br /> Council Chamber--City Hall <br /> November 16t 1987 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Cynthia Wootent Robert Bennettt Roger Rutant Debra <br /> Ehrmant Freeman Holmert Jeff Millert Emily Schuet and <br /> Ruth Bascom <br /> The regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was <br /> called to order by His Honor Mayor Brian B. Obie. <br /> I. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> Mayor Obie gave an opportunity to those who wished to address the council <br /> about subjects that are not scheduled for council consideration. <br /> Amber Reidt a member of a local Girl Scout Troop, presented Mayor Obie with a <br /> 1988 Girl Scout Calender. The calenders are on sale from November 14-December <br /> 6 for $2 each. She said people interested in purchasing a calender can call <br /> the Girl Scout office for a troop in their area. Mayor Obie thanked Ms. Reid <br /> for her presentation and congratulated the Girl Scouts for their work in the <br /> e community. <br /> II. PUBLIC HEARING: AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLAR ACCESS REGULATIONS <br /> City Manager Mike Gleason introduced the item. Jim Croteau of the Planning <br /> Department presented the staff report. He said the public hearing is to hear <br /> testimony about five amendments to the existing City ordinances for solar <br /> access regulations. The amendments are the result of a City Council forum <br /> earlier this year to hear concerns from the building community about the <br /> restrictiveness of the proposed solar setback requirements. The amendments <br /> are primarily the work of Councilman Miller and various interested parties. <br /> Mr. Croteau gave a brief description of each amendment: <br /> 1: Change the date of solar access protection from December 21 to January <br /> 2l. Under the current ordinancet approximately 8.6 percent of the <br /> solar resource is lost. If the date is changedt the loss would <br /> increase to approximately 20 percent. <br /> 2. Change the guaranteed height from 24 to 26 feet. Mr. Croteau said <br /> homeowners and builders feel the height regulation is too restrictive <br /> for the new styles of homes that have steeper roofs. In addition, the <br /> guaranteed height in the R-3 high-density district would be raised from <br /> 28 to 30 feet as part of the amendment. <br /> e MINUTES--Eugene City Council November 16, 1987 Page 1 <br />