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Minutes November 11, 2013

The Enterprise City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Those present were Mayor Margie Shaw; Councilors Stacey Karvoski, Larry Christman, Jenni Word, Tim Parks, Bill Coffin; City Attorney Roland Johnson; Staff Wes Kilgore, Denine Rautenstrauch and Michele Young.

Guests: Fred Tippett, Sondra Lozier, Dave Elliott, Marc Stauffer of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, Teena Stauffer, Fred Barstad and Debbra Gray.


Agenda additions requested were to add the Krumholz Park and Christmas Holiday Bus Gift Certificates. The Mayor announced that an Executive Session as noted on the agenda will be held at the end of the meeting as per ORS 192.660(2)(e) for legal consultation.

Councilor Karvoski made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda and the October 14th and 30th, 2013 meeting minutes.


Marc Stauffer, President of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce thanked the City Council and City Staff for their participation, support and partnership with the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce. Marc gave the City a rundown of projects the Chamber has worked on over the last year, meeting many goals they had set for themselves. Marc reported to the Council the success of the project between the City and the Chamber in keeping their office staffed on weekends through the summer months for tourist information. Marc talked about their efforts in the Forest Service 39 road improvement project. This project is very important in keeping access for tourists to Wallowa County.

Mayor Shaw read a letter from the Enterprise Volunteer Fire Dept. giving support for the Water Project and stressing the importance for fire flow. Mayor Shaw stated the Fire Dept. was putting this in the Chieftain.


Mayor Shaw opened the Public Hearing for purposes of determining if property located at 01S 44E 35DC, Tax lot 400 would be in the best interest of the public to sell as surplus property. This property is located on the corner of Hwy. 3 and Silver Street and was purchased by the City for a possible location for a Fire Hall. It has been determined to not be the best location and the City of Enterprise no longer has a need for this parcel. Mayor Shaw stated this was advertised on November 11, 2013 in the Wallowa County Chieftain.

Mayor Shaw asked if there were any persons here to speak in favor or opposition of the disposition of this property. There were no public comments. Mayor Shaw closed the Public Hearing.

Councilor Karvoski made and Councilor Coffin seconded the motion to dispose of the property located at 108 W. Silver Street. Motion passed unanimously.


Councilor Karvoski stated that herself and Councilor Miller have met with Municipal Judge Paige Sully regarding whether to continue Municipal Court. They also had met with City Attorney Roland Johnson, Chief Kilgore and Lynn Edison, City Auditor. A final recommendation has not been agreed upon yet so this will be brought back to the Council in December.

Councilor Karvoski stated that herself and Councilor Miller met with Roland Johnson regarding whether to proceed with action to Annex the Golf Course Road area. It is their recommendation that the City not move forward with this at this time. No action taken by the Council.

Michele reported that the Personnel Manual review should be completed by January 19, 2014 by the Local Government Personnel Institute.

Mayor Shaw reported that this coming Wednesday we will meet at noon with the presenters and then go to the Cloverleaf Hall for the Town Hall meetings to provide additional information on the Water Project to the public. One will be at 1:00 p.m. and the second one will be at 6:30pm. Mayor Shaw hoped the community will take the time to come.

City Attorney Roland Johnson spoke to the Council regarding the final agreement with the Krumholz family park. The family is requesting that the city maintain the family plaque at the park. Councilor Christman made and Councilor Karvoski seconded the motion agreeing to the city maintaining the family plaque. Motion passed unanimously. Michele requested the details of how the family wants the plaque from Roland, he stated he would get that for her.


Councilor Christman made and Councilor Karvoski seconded the motion to give $25 Buckskin Buck gift certificates to all employees and volunteers of the City for Christmas. Motion passed unanimously.


Librarian Denine Rautenstrauch gave her written library stats to the Council. Denine also gave a report on a meeting she attended regarding the Sagecat program for Libraries.

Chief Kilgore reported that the Drug Task Force has been very busy in Wallowa County and Enterprise specifically. Officer Kohlhepp will be getting certified as the K-9 handler.

Chief Paul Karvoski submitted a written report on the Fire Department activities. They had 150+ kids attend their Halloween event at the firehall; they are again applying for an AFG grant for $265,000 for a truck and they did two medical assists last month.

Michele stated they have been very busy with the Water Project and Recall Petition.


Mayor Shaw closed the public session of the Council meeting for an Executive Session to be held by the Council as allowed by ORS 192.660(2)(e). The Public was asked to leave the council chambers during the Executive Session.

Mayor Shaw re-opened the Public meeting. No guests returned to the meeting.


Mayor Shaw abstained herself from this discussion.

Councilor Christman made and Councilor Coffin seconded the motion to adopt Resolution No. 571, A Resolution of the City of Enterprise declaring the property located at 01S 44E 35DC Tax Lot 400, 108 W. Silver Street in Enterprise Oregon as surplus property not necessary for public use and adopting a process to sell said surplus property. Motion passed with 5 in favor and Mayor Shaw abstaining.

Councilor Word made and Councilor Karvoski seconded the motion to authorize Council President Larry Christman and City Administrator Michele Young to sign a listing agreement with Michelle Baird of Wallowa Mountain Properties. Motion passed with 5 in favor and Mayor Shaw abstaining.

Being no further business the meeting was adjourn.


Margie Shaw, Mayor



Michele R. Young, City Admin.