The City of Damascus announces that three Council positions are up for election this November along with the position of the Mayor. Any citizen wishing to become a candidate must file a SEL 101 form (available on the City website link below and also from the City Elections Official, Mr Doug Walker, or from the Mayor, James De Young). The form must be completed and delivered to the City Elections Officer or to the Mayor by Aug 25, 5 pm. Call 503-658-2886 for further information.

https://damascusoregon.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/sel101-formcc.pdf

Damascus City Council “Special” Meeting

 (per Damascus Council Rules 2.2.2)

Aug 13, 2020; 7:00 pm

Zoom Video Conference for City Council

Agenda

I           Call to Order: Roll Call of Those Present

II          Pledge of Allegiance

III         Additions or Changes to the Agenda

IV         Consent Agenda (to approve minutes of 7/24/20 by motion)

V          Council Business

1.   Report on financial state of the City: balance at Banner Bank: about $200                         

2,   Report on status of CIS insurance; all paid up for FY 2019-2020

3.   Report on legal actions

a.         briefs before the State Supreme Court re. SB 226 (Oregon Law 545). The City awaits a decision.   

b.         atty fees for all legal briefs: about $162k

4.   Report on fund-raising appeal for donations: in 2019, $5120; in 2020 about $3600.

5.   Discussion of how to improve communications. Ideas?    

a.         New additions/postings to City website (www.damascusoregon.city): video

b.         History of recent legal challenges doc on web site

6.   Comprehensive planning by Happy Valley: on hold pending the Supreme Ct decision

7.   Meeting times for City Council (third Thurs of month); interrupted by pandemic

8.   Vacancies on planning commission; on hold due to pandemic

9.   Vacancy (?) on City Council: position 3 (service till 2022)

10.  Selection of volunteer City Elections official.

a.         Deadline for filing for election to City Council: Aug 25, 5 pm.

b.         Positions to be filled: Mayor (2-year term), positions 1, 2, 6 (4-yr terms)                             

c.         Form SEL 101 needs to be filled out (available on City web site: www.damascusoregon.city or from City Elections Official or from Mayor)

VI         Councilor Comments

VII        Adjourn

Click link below for SEL 101 Form

https://damascusoregon.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/sel101-formcc.pdf

Damascus City Council “Special” Meeting

 (per Damascus Council Rules 2.2.2)

July 24, 2020; 7:00 pm;

Zoom Video Conference for City Council

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6424160559?pwd=dm43U1J4TDlFa01uVFlQaDRQN3QyZz09

Agenda

I. Call to Order: Roll Call of Those Present

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Additions or Changes to the Agenda

IV. Consent Agenda (to approve minutes of 5-21-20; 6-12-20; 6-25-20 by motion)

V. Council Business

1. Report on financial state of the City: balance at Banner Bank: about $220                                  

2. Report on status of CIS insurance (paid thru part of June); balance owing: about $870                

3. Report on legal actions                                                                                                                                   a. briefs before the State Supreme Court re. SB 226 (Oregon Law 545). The City awaits a decision    

b. atty fees for all legal briefs:                                                                                         

4. Report of response of Clackamas Co Attorney re tax levy as found in the resolution asking for such.        

5. State revenue sharing: the Dept of Administrative Services has Damascus on its list of approved cities (as of 5-19-20).                                                                                               

6. Report on fund-raising appeal for donations: in 2019 and 2020: almost $8000 rec’d                    

7. Discussion of how to improve communications. Ideas?                                                                         

a. New additions/postings to City website (www.damascusoregon.city): video                                

b. History of recent legal challenges doc on web site                                                                   

8. Comprehensive planning by Happy Valley: on hold pending the Supreme Ct decision                 

9. Meeting times for City Council (third Thurs of month); interrupted by pandemic               

10. Vacancies on planning commission; everything on hold due to pandemic                                 

11. Vacancy on City Council

VI. Councilor Comments

VII. Adjourn

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