Three public hearings highlight the Philomath City Council’s June 12 agenda for a meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Two of the three council-specific public hearings relate to the city’s budget — a supplement to the current budget and then the proposed 2023-24 budget. In addition, proposed uses of state revenue sharing is also on the agenda as a public hearing.
The Urban Renewal Agency, a separate entity that also includes council members, will have a public hearing also on its proposed 2023-24 budget.
The public hearings will take place near the beginning of the meeting.
According to the agenda, the council also plans to vote on an illegal camping ordinance that would be a new addition to municipal code. The city manager’s employment contract renewal returns to the meeting table this month for a possible vote along with decisions on diversity, equity and inclusion training and decisions on the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
In addition to the illegal camping ordinance, the city is also scheduled to award a contract for the construction of Paul J. Cochran Memorial Park and review a grant from Business Oregon that would assist Northernwood Industrial Park with infrastructure costs. The council will also hear about a second vacancy that has occurred on the Inclusivity Committee.
Resolutions include proclamations connected to an inclusivity and Independence Day.
The meeting will officially begin at 6:15 p.m. with roll call, but councilors will immediately adjourn into executive session as allowed under state statute for labor-related discussions. Executive sessions are closed to the public, limited only to the stated discussion and with no decisions through a vote. A vote could be taken after the council reconvenes in public session afterward. If the executive session ends early, the council will take a recess until the 7 o’clock hour.
For those not attending in person at City Hall, the regular meeting will be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel.