Philomath City Hall
Philomath City Hall (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath City Council plans to meet at 7 p.m. Monday with an agenda that includes a vote on an ordinance to adopt charter amendment election results. Voters approved a measure on the November ballot to amend mayor and city councilor terms and qualifications.

The city plans to hold the meeting via Zoom. The public can watch a live feed of the meeting on the city’s Facebook page at

Under new business is an announcement of a decision by the city manager to unfreeze management team salaries in light of updated financial information and more certainty about this year’s budget. The city manager froze salaries at the beginning of the pandemic.

Other items on the agenda for Monday night’s meeting:

• A presentation of tribal flags from The Confederated Tribes of Siletz and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

• A presentation of the Maynard Drawson Award by the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee to Lige Weedman, Philomath Public Works arborist.

• A presentation of Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Award by Oregon Community Trees to Garry Black, Philomath Public Works supervisor.

• Reports from councilors and city staff, which includes the city manager, city attorney, finance director, police chief, city recorder and public works director.

The meeting also includes time set aside for visitor comments. At the time that the agenda was published, those signed up included Julie Arena, HOPE Advisory Board coordinator and Mark Knutson, local resident speaking on North 11th Street improvements.

The council will adjourn into executive session as allowed under state statute to complete a performance evaluation of a chief executive officer, public officer, employee or staff member.

The council will reconvene in regular session following the closed meeting for any further discussion. Outgoing Mayor Eric Niemann is expected to give closing remarks in what could be his last City Council meeting.