North 11th Street and Pioneer Street sign
The City Council intends to continue its discussion of a proposed local improvement district for North 11th Street during a work session in January. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath City Council plans to pick up its discussion of the proposed North 11th Street local improvement district during its second meeting of the month on Monday, Jan. 24. The meeting, which will be conducted through videoconferencing, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.

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A topic that’s been ongoing for several weeks at both the committee and council levels following the release of an engineer’s report in July, the decision at hand will be to decide how to proceed with the project, if at all.

According to prepared meeting materials, councilors could:

• Move forward with North 11th Street improvements and request an updated engineer’s report, which could be before the council on Feb. 14 and then schedule a public hearing.

• Consider using a CAMPO (Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) grant to complete sidewalk installation north along the west side of the street from Pioneer to the north end of Flossie Overman Discovery Park.

• Table any improvements to North 11th Street.

The councilors are scheduled to take a roll-call vote on an ordinance to amend municipal code related to council rules. A first reading of the ordinance on Jan. 10 led to various corrections and amendments.

The agenda also sets aside time for liaison and councilor reports and staff reports.

Councilors will meet virtually through Zoom, but the city does provide citizens with the option of appearing in person to provide public comments. To make arrangements to testify either on Zoom or in person, contact the city recorder’s office by 4 p.m. Monday at 541-929-6148 or

Written comments can be submitted by noon Monday via email or at City Hall.

The city provides live-streaming of meetings on its Facebook page.