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Vote to appoint Dan Huff budget officer for 2019-2020, Council to swear in members, police and council liaisons

The City of Molalla starts its 2019 year off with Urban Renewal Agency and City Council meetings Jan. 9.

The Urban Renewal Agency meeting has one major item of business to accomplish, which is to appoint City Administrator Dan Huff as budget officer for fiscal 2019-20. This becomes effective immediately once the vote has passed.

The City Council meeting will begin at 7:10 p.m. with the usual roll call and Pledge of Allegiance, followed by swearing in the newly voted in council members Leota Childress, Elizabeth Klein and Terry Shankle. Three new police officers, Travis Hill, Michael Wakefield and Brandon Buchanan will be sworn in to the Police Department. Councilors will then receive their liaison assignments for 2019. They will choose this year's council president, another to serve on the Clackamas County Coordinating Committee, a library liaison and one for the Chamber of Commerce.

The Consent agenda includes a contract award for the PW Shops Sewer and Stormwater Improvement project requiring council approval. The city received 15 bids, with Emery & Sons the lowest responsible bid at a cost of $209,870. City staff recommends the council award the bid and the City Manager execute a contract and change orders within the approved budget.

Council members also will consider a resolution allowing public safety volunteers to receive a monthly wage of $800 per month; a stipend for council volunteer positions for performing administrative duties; an Oregon minimum wage for public officials for non-administrative duties including parks and recreation, public works and the library; and allowing other volunteers to have workers' compensation coverage at the onset of a job with two week's advance written notice to SAIF underwriting with SAIF approval and written confirmation of the coverage.

Members also will vote on a resolution to appoint City Manager Dan Huff as budget officer for fiscal 2019-2020 and vote to adopt the 2019-2020 budget calendar. The calendar lists meetings from January through July. With the first budget committee meeting scheduled on May 1. The budget notice will be published on June 5 with the budget hearing June 12.

The budget committee has openings for the citizen committee. Anyone interested should contact Kelly Richardson, city recorder at City Hall, 503-829-6855.

Carol Rosen
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