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

The 2022-23 Capital Improvement Plan, the planning document used to allocate budget funds for projects within the city, will be up for discussion and a vote at Monday night’s Philomath City Council meeting.

The regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. through Zoom and the public can watch a live-stream on the city’s Facebook page.

The council will also renew its discussion on the proposed North 11th Street Local Improvement District issue. At hand will be a decision on whether or not to approve an amended engineer’s report and set a date for a public hearing on a revised plan for improvements.

Councilors are also scheduled to make a decision on how to hold future meetings as the pandemic-related state of emergency expires. The city staff recommends a return to in-person meetings.

Utility rates for fiscal year 2022-23 is on the agenda for discussion. The Finance and Administration Committee recommended to the council that only basic sewer rates be increased at a proposed 2% to help fund needed capital projects. Other utility fees and rates are recommended to remain the same.

An item that also appears on the agenda relates to separate “motions of confidence” in support of City Manager Chris Workman and Mayor Chas Jones to be introduced by Councilor Ruth Causey. In a letter on the matter, Causey said the motions relate to Workman and Jones being subjected to personal attacks and discrimination at the February meeting.

For a full list of discussion and action items, see the agenda.

Prior to the regular meeting, councilors are scheduled to talk about strategic plan priorities during a work session. That meeting, which is also open to the public, has a 5:30 p.m. start time. See the agenda for more details on the work session.