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

The Philomath City Council plans to get together on Monday for a work session and regular meeting with an agenda that includes a possible decision on moving forward with an intervention plan to improve effectiveness.

Earlier this month, the council held off on approving a League of Oregon Cities (LOC) program that would cost $5,000 and not begin until Nov. 2 to get more information on utilizing Citycouncil Insurance Services (CIS), a free option that’s paid for through insurance premiums.


A CIS representative responded to the city’s request for information that states “we don’t provide the same kind of services as LOC so I don’t have a proposal to give you.” The letter also includes a referral to the League of Oregon Cities program.

If the council does move forward with hiring LOC, a new date will be part of the discussion with Nov. 2 no longer available.

Also on the agenda is a discussion about the possible reinstatement of the Transportation and Traffic Safety Commission. The establishment of a traffic safety oversight committee had been brought up by the Police Committee and is outlined in municipal code but has not been active since the Highway 20 couplet was completed in 2008.

The council meeting will take place through the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The public can watch the meeting on the city’s Facebook page.

Councilors also plan to meet for a work session at 6 p.m. prior to the regular meeting to continue its discussion of council rules. has no paywall and to keep it that way, we rely on voluntary memberships. If you’re already a member, thank you for contributing. To join our community as a member or to make a one-time contribution, please CLICK HERE.