EP agrees to join other cities & Medford Water seeking water conservation grant

Eagle Point authorized a three year option for water rights with Robert and Deborah Russell. The original option was dated Dec. 23, 2008.

Date for burying the time capsule has officially been changed to Feb. 11, 2012. Items continue to be needed for the capsule. For information call Dena at the City of Eagle Point, 541-826-4212 ext 106.

The council approved loaning items from the Eagle Point Museum to the Southern Oregon Historical Society for their Made by You Traveling Exhibit.

New job descriptions were approved for a police officer as well as a revised job description for the position of senior police officer.

The three commissions that operate under the direction of the city council, namely economic development, parks and recreation and planning commission, are seeking directives from the council on projects in which each commission has an interest. As an example, economic development is discussing promotion of Eagle Point, which could include signage and various methods of marketing the city. The council set the first meeting in January, which will be Jan. 10, to hold a workshop with the economic development commission prior to the council meeting. That meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

There may be good news with regard to next year’s water rates. Representatives from Eagle Point, Central Point, and several other cities, along with Public Works Management have been meeting with Medford Water Commission for several months in an attempt to clarify some issues and to understand some positions. As a result, it appears there may be a  rate reduction of three cents in the summer and eight cents in the winter. The Medford Water Commission was expected to make a decision at a meeting this week. The council gave informal approval to participate in a grant application on water conservation with other cities and with the Medford Water Commission.

The Dec. 27 council meeting has been cancelled and authorization was given to pay bills through the end of 2011.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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