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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> October 13,1975 <br />- Regular meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon was called to order by <br /> Council President Neil Murray in the absence of Mayor Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on October 13, <br /> 1975 in the Council Chamber with other council members present: Gus Keller, Wickes Beal, <br /> Tom Williams, Ray Bradley, D. W. Hamel, Eric Haws, and Edna Shirey. <br /> Mayor Anderson announced that Donald P. Allen, director of public works, <br /> this day became a grandfather. <br /> I - Public Hearings. <br /> A. Parks Bond Issue and Serial Levy - $7.45 million <br /> Recommended by the Planning Commission September 9, 1975 and by the Housing and <br /> Community Development Commission on October 2, 1975. <br /> Jim Saul, planner, reviewed background of action leading to the South Hills Study <br /> which was adopted in June 1974. The study called for an acquisition program in <br /> that area aimed at defining the urban service area and providing areas for long- <br /> range park development as well as visual protection. The Joint Parks Committee, <br /> directed to prepare a detailed cost estimate for implementation, submitted its <br /> recommendation for a minimum program that would assure preservation of the urban <br /> service area while providing a parks system and trails linking the park areas. <br /> Mr. Saul emphasized that all areas recommended for acquisition will serve multiple <br /> functions. He added that the recommendation identifies only the most critical <br /> areas where, in the judgment of the Committee and staff, alternate means - transfer <br /> of development rights - would not be effective in terms of preserving those areas. <br />e Funding of land acquisition in the south hills through a serial levy of $4.5 million <br /> was recommended primarily to save interest costs, it being the Committee's consensus <br /> that the cost thus funded would be about half the cost if funded through a bond <br /> issue. The Committee also recommended consideration of acuiqistion in the south <br /> hills along with overall park development needs in the community rather than as <br /> a separate issue. <br /> Ed Smith, parks director, described park development needs proposed in the bond <br /> issue as well as acquisition of sites in other parts of the community. They in- <br /> cluded an indoor swimming pool at Churchill High, four covered and lighted tennis <br /> courts in the Amazon Park area, remodeling Washington Park area to provide a <br /> facility for the handicapped, acquisition and development of areas in the central <br /> city and further development of Mohroe Park, more lighted ballfields, acquisition <br /> in the Delta and Bethel areas, and further development of Peterson Park in the <br /> Bethel area. He added that all proposed acquisition and development would be <br /> reaching areas having immediate needs. <br /> Public hearing was opened, <br /> Speaking in favor of the total pro~ram as presented were Robert S. Harris, 1750 <br /> Kona Street, for Fairmount Neighbots, who presented a written statement; James <br />I-A-] Kays, 2085 Sunrise Boulevard, presenting a petition from school children in the <br />I-A-2 Churchill area in support of a swimming pool in that area; Liz Heath, 2087 Law <br /> Lane, for Willakenzie Neighborhood Association; Arden Munkres, 2104 Dewey Street, <br />I-A-] parks committee chairman for Activ~ Bethel Citizens; Sandra Bishop, 852 West <br /> Broadway, for West Side Quality Prbject; Sharon Posner, 2473 Columbia Street, <br />e for League of Women Voters; Ron Eber, 242 East 14th Avenue, #3, for Sierra Club; <br /> Eugerte Emge, 2181 Washington Street, for Friendly Area Neighbors; Ann Ramp, 918 <br /> Lorane Highway, chairman of the Crest Drive Citizens Association; and Juanita <br /> Manley, 2550 Warren Street, for Churchill PTA. Ms. Manley also asked favorable <br /> consideration of the proposal for a swimming pool in the Churchill area. <br /> SZ9 10/13/75 - 1 <br />