Eagle Point councilors didn’t waste any time conducting business last week. They dispatched the following in quick order:
• A recommendation to approve beer and wine license to The Butcher Shop;
• Approved the Economic Development Commission request to name the area at the corner of Main and Royal Centennial Plaza;
• Named Bill Fierke and Kenneth Gruenwald to the Eagle Point Budget Committee, and;
•Extended contract with Dale Bohannan/Building Department Services, LLP through the end of the current fiscal year at no change in compensation.
After hearing a presentation by Public Works Director Robert Miller, approval was given that will allow the staff and the city attorney to enter into a consent agreement with Department of State Lands (DSL) and an agreement with Katalyst, Inc. and Northwest Biological Group for wetlands mitigation at the Greenhills PUD.
City Administrator Dave Hussell and Police Chief John Meeker gave a brief report on a presentation made to them for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department to take over policing in Eagle Point. The answer was “thanks, but no thanks.” While JCSO would be about $13,000 less a year, it would not really pencil out that way because it would involve one officer, not two, on duty; no officer in the schools (that would be an extra fee); and among other things, extra charges for July 4th coverage.
Mayor Leon Sherman said, “all we have to sell is service.” He went on to praise Chief Meeker and the quality of the Eagle Point Police Department.
By Nancy Leonard
of the Independent