Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting Elkton City Council June 10, 2021 8:30 a.m.                                                                                                          

Budget Hearing 8:45 a.m.                                                                                                                                                           

 State Revenue Sharing Hearing 8:45 a.m.

Meeting was called to order by Mayor Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd were present, Present from the City Staff Gary Trout and Linda Cereda.

Regular Meeting Minutes: Joan moved to approve the minutes with corrections, Dan S seconded. The motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd.

LDDO Hearing Minutes: Joan moved to approve the minutes with corrections, Dan S. seconded, motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd.

Bills:   Kim moved to approve the bills with corrections, Joan seconded. The motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd.

Visitors: Sandy Ferguson, Tracy Fall

Communication:  Letter from Mike and Bev Krystosec wrote a letter to the council requesting they reconsider sewer usage charges in the month of April.

Public Input: Sandy Ferguson would also like the council to reconsider the sewage rates for April. Joan moved and Ryan seconded to adjust Krystosec and Ferguson sewer bill due to the water going in the garden not the sewer, motion passed 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd. The council will revisit this in the Fall.

Business New and Old:

  • The river pump for the water plant is out. The community is doing great conserving water. The fire department will be helping with a temporary pump.
  • Ryan Fall is working with DFPA to set up a river draw in case of fire so DFPA won’t take water from city hydrants.
  • The Water Rate Study is moving forward. Claire Miller with Rural Community Development and Services will present to the council ways to raise the water rates that will suit the needs of our water system.

Lot Line Adjustment: Kim moved to approve Reliance Connects request for a lot line adjustment at

616 E Street, Elkton, Or. 97436, Tax Lot #220719300, 220719700, 220719800 and Tax Lot # 220719400

Dan S seconded, motion carries 4:0 with yes votes by Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd. Dan Burke abstained due to conflict of interest.

LDDO: ORD # 176 Land Development and Division Ordinance becomes official June 17, 2021

State Revenue Sharing Hearing 8:45 am:

Joan moved to approve State Revenue Sharing Res. #274 Ryan seconded, motion carries with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd.

Budget Hearing 8:45 am:

Joan moved to approve Res. #275 Adopting the Budget and Setting the Tax Rate at $2.3277 per thousand. Ryan seconded, motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Kim Moore, Ryan Fall and Dan Shepherd

Goals Short/Long term: not discussed

Good of the order:  Being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Approved by Mayor­­­­­­­­____________________________   Attest: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________________