Prior to the regular meeting of the Eagle Point City Council there was a joint meeting with the council and the Parks & Recreation Commission.
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss park priorities for 2013 and forward. The Parks & Recreation Commission strongly feels the need for a place where our teenagers can go and call their own. With that in mind their top priority for this year is a skate park. The timeline for building the park will somewhat depend on available grants and other funding.
The next project on the list is starting the development of what is always referred to as Lucas Park. With the recent purchase of an additional piece of land, giving better access to the park area, now is an appropriate time to look at this park.
During the regular council meeting the first item on the list was the presentation of a plaque of much appreciation to Sergeant Steve Frantz. Frantz will be leaving Eagle Point on Jan. 31 to take a position with the Clackamas County Sheriff Dept.
The council heard a report on the Water Master Plan from Civil West Engineering, the Master Plan must be redone every 20 years and the state requires that all cities with over 300 customers must have a current plan. Our was last done in 2002 and while it has not been the suggested 20 years Eagle Point has almost doubled in size in the last 10 years, meaning a lot of changes to the water systems.
The Council appointed two new commissioners to the Parks & Recreation Commission, James Mannenbach and Dianne Fischetti will serve until 2015.
Upcoming meetings include a Feb. 4 joint meeting with the City Council and the Economic Development Commission at 6pm. The next regular meeting of the Council will be Feb. 12.