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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room —City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street—Eugene, Oregon <br />October 26, 2011 <br />Noon <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: George Brown, Andrea Ortiz, George Poling, Mike Clark, Chris Pryor, <br />Alan Zelenka, Pat Farr. <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: Betty Taylor. <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the October 26, 2011, work session of the Eugene City Council to <br />order. <br />A. WORK SESSION: <br />Authorize Additional Street Preservation Projects to Use Anticipated Bond Proceeds <br />Remaining Upon Completion of 32 Streets Identified in Bond Measure <br />The council was joined by Public Works Director Kurt Corey and City Engineer Mark Schoening. Jim <br />Wilcox and Janet Talbert of the City's Street Repair Review Panel were also present for the item. Mr. <br />Schoening shared the review panel's recommendations for additional street projects to be funded by the <br />money remaining from the City's 2008 Bond Measure to Fix Streets. He called attention to the list of <br />recommended projects included as Attachment B to the Agenda Item Summary. He noted there might not <br />be sufficient funding for the last two projects on the list (Group 2), and indicated the City would supplant <br />any bond funding with funding from local gas tax revenues. Construction would be scheduled by 2013. <br />Mayor Piercy solicited council comments and questions. <br />Ms. Ortiz determined from Mr. Schoening that Blair Boulevard was one of the original 32 street projects <br />funded by the bond and staff anticipated the street would be reconstructed during summer 2012. Staff <br />was seeking grants for some of the project's pedestrian elements, which could push the project into 2013. <br />Mr. Poling thanked the review panel for prioritizing the projects. He supported the projects proposed. He <br />also recognized the council's foresightedness in putting such a bond measure before the voters and <br />acknowledged he had initially been skeptical about the phased approach. While he believed the economy <br />might make passage of a second measure more challenging, he thought the success the City had enjoyed <br />with the 2008 measure could help with passage of a future measure. <br />Mayor Piercy commended the council's decision to ensure that projects were spread throughout the <br />community. She believed the process was further depoliticized by the fact the review panel had <br />recommended the projects being proposed for funding. <br />Mr. Zelenka agreed with Mr. Poling that the council deserved credit for the bond measure, but he <br />reminded the council the City continued to have a repair backlog and the 2008 measure addressed just a <br />part of that backlog. He asked when the council would discuss the backlog and the funding mechanisms <br />available to address it. Mr. Corey said the backlog for improved streets totaled about $39 million. In <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council October 26, 2011 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />