Forensic Audit of the proposed Gladstone Library contracted by SaveGladstone citizens.
On October 9th, 2012 at the Gladstone City Council meeting the results of a forensic audit of the proposed Gladstone library was disclosed. To open a copy of the document, click here.
At its July 10, 2012 meeting the Gladstone City Council took two actions that impact the
new library project:
1. Council, upon City staff recommendation, tabled the Public Hearing in the Library remand from the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) - involves whether or not the Council/community wishes street trees planted on the Webster side of the new library project.
2. City Council unanimously approved a motion to place the proposed new library design on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot. City attorneys will be drafting the measure language and complying with the Elections Department requirements and timelines.
Also of interest: Council members decided to continue the Public Hearing on Resolution 1017 - a resolution interpreting citizen-initiated Gladstone Charter Amendments designation as Measure 3-394 & 3-395 at its August 10th meeting.
New Library in Gladstone Fact Sheet, April 2012. This two page mailer was prepared to summarize information about the new library project financing, impact of new library on urban renewal revenue, and to show cost and square footage information. To download a copy of this mailer, click here.
City's Reaction to Remand in Johnson v. Gladstone LUBA appeal. The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) remanded the decision back to the City Council on one very narrow and technical issue. The remand has to do with a single condition of approval the City Council imposed concerning street trees and whether the applicant will be required to plant them. The petitioners lost all of the major issues they raised in their appeal. Nothing in LUBA's decision calls into question or undermines in any way the City's ability to build the library on the Oatfield/Webster Road property. While it will be up to the City Council to make the decision, staff and legal counsel anticipate recommending the Council simply remove the condition. This would resolve the remand and permit the library to go forward. For more details, click here.
"Future home of our new library" signs - you may have noticed the large red and white signs are no longer in place on the site of the new library. Not to worry, they weren't stolen. City Administration determined that the signs needed to be removed in order to comply with the City's sign ordinance. The architectural firm of THA continues the final step of the design phase which is the creation of the construction drawings and specifications needed for the permitting, bidding, and construction of the new Library. The process began in January and will take several months.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PHASE BEGINS:
Tuesday November 8th, the Gladstone City Council unanimously approved a motion to move forward
with the construction document phase of the new library project.
The architectural team at THA Architecture can now begin the 4-5 month process of developing construction drawings and specifications needed for the permitting, bidding, and construction of the new library.
Q & A FACT SHEET available at both the Gladstone Library and the Oak Lodge Library. Online version available by clicking here.
New Library Design Committee Meeting
New Library ART Committee Meeting
THA Architecture Inc. presentation at the Gladstone Planning Commission meeting on April 19, 2010 regarding the new library project.
City Council Resolution 971- A Resolution designating the Oberson Property, a Ten (10) Acres City Owned Parcel between Oatfield and Webster Roads, as the Site for a New Library - adopted March 10, 2009.
Gladstone City Council Resolution 934 - A Resolution Adopting A Master Plan for Ten (10) Acres of City Owned Property Between Oatfield and Webster Roads - adopted February 13, 2007.
LIBRARY DESIGN MEETING MINUTES
LIBRARY ART MEETING MINUTES