By Vickie Aldous
Ashland Daily Tidings
Posted: 2:00 AM August 02, 2010
The Ashland City Council will consider whether to adopt fees to help the city attorney’s office recover its expenses for municipal court trials, while also giving Ashland’s judge authority to reduce or waive charges.
The council meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Ashland Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda, the council will continue reviewing proposed land-use changes that are needed to implement the Croman Mill site redevelopment plan. The site of the defunct lumber mill east of Tolman Creek Road is one of Ashland’s largest remaining blocks of undeveloped land.
If You Go
What: The City Council will meet to decide on whether to adopt fees to help cover court costs and will review land-use changes needed for the Croman Mill site redevelopment plan.
When: Today, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St.
If time allows at the end of the meeting, the City Council is also scheduled to decide whether to direct city staff to prepare a legal opinion on whether the council can regulate pesticide use in parks.
At a July 20 meeting, some councilors voiced concerns about an Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission decision in May to reduce but not eliminate pesticides, which include herbicides and insecticides.
Many vocal residents are concerned about pesticide use in parks.
The quasi-independent Ashland Parks and Recreation Department is governed by the elected Parks Commission. But some Parks Commission decisions — such as the adoption of the annual parks budget — must receive final approval from the City Council.
For a complete list of agenda items, and for details on each item, visit www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=13277.
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A lot of Ashlanders use antenna for TV reception, and a lot of these would become AFN subscribers if FSTV were available to them at a low cost. Most Ashlanders don’t know of Amy Goodman’s show Democracy Now! on FSTV, but it will change after she visits here April 23.