Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Council Highlights: Poopypants the Octopus descends on Lincoln City


Lincoln City, OR – At the June 11 city council meeting, council raised water rates, passed a $54 million budget, granted a no-bid $10.5 million contract to an outside firm and christened our new city logo “Poopypants the Octopus.” (The numbers relate to the numbers in the meeting agenda.)

  1. Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council presentation (Hawker)

Former City Manager David Hawker gave a presentation on the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council to “educate the public.”

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=0h15m43s (20 minutes)

  1. Appointed Marie McFarland to the Planning Commission

McFarland read her prepared answers to the pre-written questions and was unanimously appointed to the Planning Commission.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=0h35m31s (18 minutes)

  1. Granted a no-bid contract to build the new $10.5 million police station (Resolution 2018-09)

The motion carried unanimously after a presentation by David Dwyer, of the Klosh Group.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=0h52m26s (13 minutes)

  1. Allowed the city’s election to receive state revenue (Resolution 2018-11)

The motion carried unanimously with no discussion.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h5m38s (1 minute)

  1. Raised water/sewer rates (Resolution 2018-10)

The motion carried unanimously with no discussion.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h6m33s (1 minute)

  1. Adopted the $54 million 2019 city budget (Resolution 2018-12)

The motion carried unanimously with a few last minute changes.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h7m47s (17 minutes)

  1. Created park naming policy (Resolution 2018-08)

The motion carried unanimously with some discussion.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h34m29s (6 minutes)

  1. Install four-way stops at NE 14th & NE Oar, SE 3rd & SE 2nd Place, and SW 24 & SW Coast (Resolution 2018-06)

The motion carried unanimously after some public testimony.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h40m14s (8 minutes)

  1. Awarded no-bid contract to Emerick Construction Company

The motion carried unanimously.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h48m39s (4 minutes)

  1. Workforce housing presentation by Proud Ground/Lincoln Community Land Trust

The motion carried unanimously.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=1h52m42s (29 minutes)

  1. Approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement for city employees

The motion carried unanimously.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=2h21m34s (7 minutes)

  1. Presentation to rename the VCB to “Explore Lincoln City”

The motion carried unanimously.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=2h28m25s (17 minutes)

Presentation by Planning Director Richard Townsend

Townsend suggested an outside agency audit our building code as he and city staff “may be blind to things that are there.”

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=2h45m16s (4 minutes)

  1. Direction on Taft Property Acquisition

A motion to purchase property in Taft carried unanimously.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=2h49m3s (1 minute)

Funniest moment: Poopypants the Octopus


Councilor Diana Hinton let slip that the new city logo is being referred to as “Poopypants the Octopus.” Earlier, Councilor Riley Hoagland called Poopypants “ugly” and decried that citizens weren’t consulted first on the logo.

Watch: https://youtu.be/piYr_Tr-DuU?t=2h38m44s (1 minute)

Justin Werner
Justin Wernerhttps://wernerhost.com/
Justin Werner is publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for Lincoln City, Oregon. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.


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