The Philomath City Council plans to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at City Hall for an agenda that includes an update on the usage of American Rescue Plan Act funds. Updated project and cost information has forced the city to continue the conversation and reconsider the specifics of previous decisions.
A new idea surfaced at the September City Council meeting from a councilor who wanted to investigate the possibility of using ARPA funds to establish photo radar enforcement in Philomath. The city received insights from Chief of Police Ken Rueben on the proposal.
Also on the agenda is a proposal to increase building permit fees, including a 12% rate hike on electrical, mechanical and plumbing fees. The city manager evaluation processes, Inclusivity Committee appointments, the establishment of a deferred compensation and retirement savings plan, the repeal of a management longevity pay policy and a decision to concur with the county over the vacation of a North 20th Place right-of-way are also on the agenda.
In addition, Peggy McGuire, Community Services Consortium executive director, is scheduled to give a presentation as part of a request for the city to support the establishment of a continuum of care program in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.
For those not attending in person at City Hall, the regular meeting will be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel.