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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br />- July 12, 1976 <br /> Regular meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon was called to order <br /> by His Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 1976 in the Council Chamber <br /> with the following Council members present: Gus Keller, Wickes Beal, Tom Williams, <br /> Neil Murray, Ray Bradley, D. W. Hamel, and Edna Shirey. Council member Eric Haws was <br /> absent. Also present for joint session concerning Early Financial Settlement for the <br /> Central Eugene Project (Oregon R-18) were Eugene Renewal Agency members Joan Mazo, <br /> Irving Henning, Ruth Miller, and Frank Shearer. Renewal Agency members Harry Farrell, <br /> William Korns, and Wallace Swanson were absent. <br /> I - Proclamation canvassing votes cast in June 29, 1976 budget election was <br /> submitted showing the following results: <br /> Measure No. 51 - City Budget Yes 6 , 1 63 No 6,010 <br /> Measure No. 52 - ODD Budget Yes 7,261 No 4,857 <br /> Mr. Keller moved second by Mr. Williams to accept the canvass <br /> as presented. Motion carried unanimously. <br />I-A-l II - Early Financial Settlement, Central Eugene Project (Oregon R-18) <br /> Charles Kupper, director for Eugene Renewal Agency, reviewed the proposal for early <br /> financial settlement of the downtown renewal project prior to its completion and <br />- explained that early financial settlement will result in a surplus of $850,,000 for <br /> which an application is proposed. He said the key element to early financial <br /> settlement is the close-out agreement containing assurances and statements required <br /> by HUD on early settlement and embodies a co-operation agreement between the city <br /> and Renewal Agency covering transfer of ERA staff to the city. The Renewal Agency,. <br /> however, will continue to exercise its powers as the, Renewal Agency for the project. <br /> Mr. Kupper reviewed in detail the terms of the close-out agreement, copies of which <br /> were previously distributed to Council members and Renewal Agency members. <br /> Public hearing was opened. <br /> Maurie Jacobs, M. Jacobs Fine Furniture, 725 Olive Street, expressed concern about <br /> possible misinterpretation with regard to use of the surplus funds. He thought it <br /> important to pinpoint in the close-out agreement that development for which the <br /> funds would be used within or without the Central Eugene Project boundaries would <br /> be commercial development. Joan Mazo, chairperson of the Renewal Agency, stated <br /> that it was the intent of the Agency that the funds would be used for commercial <br /> development. <br /> Public hearing was closed, there being no further testimony presented. <br /> Mr. Keller moved second by Mr. Williams to reaffirm the proposed action <br /> described in the close-out agreement dated June 29, 1976, and authorize <br /> the city manager to execute and submit an application to HUD for early <br /> financial settlement in conformity with the terms of the close-out <br /> agreement. Motion carried unanimously. <br />-- Joint session with the Eugene Renewal Agency was adjourned, and the Council con- <br /> tinued in its regular session. <br /> 3~~ 7/12/7n - 1 <br />