Mike Parker moves from planning to city council

No one spoke at the two public hearings held by the Eagle Point City Council on Aug. 28. The council approved the Town Center Plan and the changes in the comprehensive plan. And they voted to send a letter to County Administrator Danny Jordan indicating the city did not have the fund to support the Eagle Point Library.

During the public comment time, Ann Billeter asked the fee at the
Ashpole Center be waived in order that a community town hall could be
held to discuss the county funding crisis. The city agreed to host the
event at no charge. The town hall will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at
7 p.m. at the Ashpole Center. It is sponsored by the American
Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters.
small increase in fees for Jr. Eagles and for the Summer Day Camp was
approved. Jr. Eagles will be $50 for in-city and $55 for out-of-city
participants and the day camp fees will be $30 and $35. This is the
first fee change since initiation of the programs in 2004.
Chief Dave Strand provided a monthly summary of police activity and
noted that School Resource Officer Bill Fisher had just updated his SRO
training with a 21 hour school. Strand said EPHS Principal Allen Barber
told Fisher he plans to update training for the school staff regarding
active shooter. "Officer Fisher has created very good information for
the school staff and our department plan dovetails with the schools,"
said Chief Strand.
In other notes of interest:

  • The project to remodel the exterior of city hall had a low bid of
    $187,694. The city budgeted $90,000. Obviously, the bid was rejected.


  • Harnish Wayside went to fall hours Labor Day and will only open from
    10-3 p.m. seven days a week. Final editing of maps of the watershed,
    region and city should be mounted at Harnish with a month, according to
    Sherry Bailey, parks and recreation. She said the computer is still
    getting content input and more than 75 businesses have been put into
    the system. These are not advertisements that businesses pay for, they
    are simply listings in the appropriate category.


  • A $10,000 grant for the skateboard park has been requested from the West Family Foundation.

  • Michael Parker was seated on the city council . He was chair of the Eagle Point Planning Commission.

By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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