March 31, 2021 — The Dunes City Council met on March 24 with a short agenda of action items to consider and the announcement of employment and volunteer opportunities available at the city.
Mayor Robert Forsythe brought the meeting to order with Councilor Robert Orr an excused absence.
City Administrator Jaime Mills facilitated the meeting, first announcing an unwanted opening with the city.
“It is with great sadness I announce the passing of Dunes City Permit Tech Sandra VanderWoude,” Mills said. “Unfortunately, this opens the Permit Tech position again and we are seeking candidates to fill that position.”
In addition, Dunes City is looking for a planning secretary who can work 20 hours per week.
Mills said that citizens interested in learning about Dunes City should also consider applying for one of the six openings on the Dunes City Budget committee.
Next on the agenda, councilors considered, discussed briefly and passed unanimously Ordinance 257, which allows for public access through Dunes City property along the Hellcat Trail at Buckskin Bob Campground.
The next item discussed was the acceptance of Mills’ recommendation that the city enters into an agreement to look at the repair and improvement of Parkway Drive, which is becoming unsafe.
The scope of the repair needs to be assessed, but the council approved Mills’ request to move forward by engaging engineer Will Dawson to create the report from preliminary work he had done.
Following this, Mills gave reports updating the number and types of city permits issued.
She also passed on communication from Lane County regarding the plan for registering for a COVID-19 vaccine. Mills directed residents who wish to receive the vaccine to contact Lane County Public Health for the most current information for registering to receive the vaccine.
People can also go to www.lanecounty.org/vaxclinics.
Next, Mills also updated the council on damage done by CenturyLink to city streets, for which she has requested repair assistance.
Mills followed this by requested that Dunes City Councilors approve a contract for a city-owned cell phone. After a brief discussion, which touched on the best cell plan for the area, councilors authorized Mills to proceed with both efforts.
The next Dunes City Council meeting is scheduled for April 28. For more information, visit www.dunescityhall.com.