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rrA CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING <br /> — C.) MINUTES <br /> V MARCH 30, 2020 <br /> aREGO \ <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER <br /> Mayor Studebaker called the special City Council meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. on March <br /> 26, 2020. The video conference-style meeting was held via Webex. <br /> 2. ROLL CALL <br /> Present: Mayor Studebaker and Councilors Nguyen, LaMotte, Wendland, Manz, <br /> Kohlhoff, and O'Neill <br /> Staff Present: Martha Bennett, City Manager; David Powell, City Attorney; Anne-Marie <br /> Simpson, City Recorder; Megan Phelan, Assistant City Manager; Don <br /> Johnson, Fire Chief; Scot Siegel, Planning and Building Services Director; <br /> Melissa Kelly, Library Director; Katy Kerklaan, Citizen Information Specialist <br /> Mayor Studebaker encouraged community members to subscribe to the City's electronic <br /> publication -LODown" in order to receive notifications about upcoming City Council meetings. <br /> Interested parties can sign up at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/lo-down-e-newsletter. <br /> 3. COUNCIL BUSINESS <br /> 3.1 Council Briefing on Community and City Issues During the City's Declared State of <br /> Emergency <br /> Ms. Bennett shared that she had learned that the COVID-19 statistic to focus on was the number <br /> of additional individuals hospitalized due to the virus. <br /> Emergency Operations Update <br /> Ms. Phelan noted the primary objectives of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) had <br /> remained the same. She described the focus of the EOC's work this week, which included <br /> business assistance planning, low-income assistance planning, and how to best use volunteers <br /> and CERT trained individuals during this time. Ms. Bennett added that members of the Parks <br /> Department continued to respond to concerns about the Community Gardens closure; the <br /> gardens would remain closed until at least April 13 while Staff weighed suggestions and options. <br /> City Council Special Meeting Minutes Page 1 of 4 <br /> March 30, 2020 <br />