Monday’s meeting the last for councilors Beth Jones and Jim Brown.
The council unanimously approved paying the SDCs.
The council reviewed an ordinance in a “first reading” that would place a tax on recreational and medical sales of marijuana.
Mayor John McArdle said he was humbled to win the James C. Richards Award at the League of Oregon Cities conference on Sept. 27.
Falls City’s Mathiesen takes Salem job
“There’s always a point where it’s time to go on to the next adventure,” Amber Mathiesen said of leaving the Falls City post.
The new charter, on the ballot as Measure 27-115, isn’t a wholesale change of the original document, but rather a revision to modernize language, align the charter with state and federal law, and for clarity.
The charter refreshening, Measure 27-113, would update a charter that was adopted in 1950.
The council held a public hearing, reviewed and approved for adoption the revised sign code with a minor change. The final step is to vote on an ordinance adopting the new code and a resolution establishing sign permit fees.
Polk County Administrator Greg Hansen received a glowing annual performance evaluation.
Applications for several city committee positions are being accepted.
Other cities have few candidates
The paperwork is turned in, the names are official.
Deadlines to file paperwork to run for open city council and mayor posts in Dallas, Falls City, Independence and Monmouth are this week.
Cost of the Independence Parks Master Plan update.
At its Aug. 4 meeting, the Dallas City Council approved a resolution putting the new charter up for a vote.
Gerard Blankenheim, Marshall Guthrie and Royal Johnson turned in applications for the seat.