After months and months of discussion with the Medford Water Commission, a five year agreement was finally reached and approved by the Eagle Point City Council. One of the issues of concern for Eagle Point was Medford Water’s ability to sell surplus water, which could leave Eagle Point (and other communities with no water.) Medford finally understood Eagle Point’s concern and said they it has never been their intent to turn water off. While that is not stipulated in the new contract, it will be handled via a memo of understanding (MOU). Eagle Point said they felt good about the new agreement, and that each group gave a little to put together the new contract.
City Administrator Dave Hussell, City Attorney Joe Kellerman and Public Works Director Robert Miller were thanked for their continued work on the water issue.
Approval was given for Carl’s Jr. and for the accompanying design.
Hours at Harnish Information Center have been reduced for the winter. They will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 p.m. weather permitting.
The Parks and Recreation Commission will have a survey on the city’s website and at the front counter at city hall.
There was discussion about having a work session on the recent visit by several to Showa, Japan. No date has been set.
Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick was in attendance at the Oct. 11 meeting to thank Dave Hussell for the years of effort on the Regional Problem Solving project. He said all the cities have presented their information to the county commissioners and deliberations should begin in the near future.
Gerald Hill, Bishop of the Morman Church in Eagle Point, thanked the council for the opportunity to do their community service project. The actual projects were scheduled last Saturday and included clearing brush and blackberries from the Ed Dahack bridge to the covered Bridge and to paint numerous fire hydrants.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent