Special Meeting on Mosquito Problem on Monday, August 19?
discuss and possibly take action on a City Council Resolution regarding the mosquito problem in Bandon. Copies of the proposed agenda and draft language for a potential Resolution are pasted below. To make sure we have a quorum, please let me know if you will be able to attend. Thanks.
I have a couple of doctor's appointments in Coos Bay tomorrow (Thursday), but I will check my e-mails to determine whether or not we have a quorum, and should be back in the office late in the afternoon.
Have a great evening!
City Manager City of Bandon
P.O. Box 67
555 Highway 101
Bandon, OR 97411
2.1 Resolution 13-21: Demanding Federal Government Action to Abate the Mosquito Problem Caused by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service Development of the Ni-les’tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
3. OTHER: COUNCIL/MAYOR/STAFF REMARKS
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RESOLUTION NO. 13-21
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BANDON, OREGON, DEMANDING IMMEDIATE AND MEANINGFUL ACTION BY THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TO ABATE THE MOSQUITO INFESTATION WHICH IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF THE RECENT TIDAL MARSH DEVELOPMENT BY THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE,
AND WHICH IS CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL AND POTENTIALLY IRREPARABLE HARM TO THE PUBLIC
HEALTH, SAFETY, WELFARE, AND ECONOMIC WELL BEING OF THE CITIZENS OF BANDON, AREA
RESIDENTS, AND TOURIST VISITORS.
WHEREAS, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed development of over 400 acres of additional marsh in the Ni-les’tun unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge; and
WHEREAS, the actions of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have resulted in significant increases in the amount of mosquito habitat and breeding area; and
WHEREAS, the resulting increase in the number of mosquitoes has caused, and continues to cause, substantial harm to the public health, safety, welfare, and economic well being of the citizens, residents, and visitors in and around the City of Bandon; and
WHEREAS, the City of Bandon continues to receive complaints from its citizens, area residents, and tourist visitors regarding the harm being caused by the mosquito infestation which has resulted from the activities of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in their development of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Bandon, Oregon, hereby demand that the United States Federal Government take immediate and meaningful action to abate the mosquito infestation which is the direct result of the recent tidal marsh development by the United States Fish
and Wildlife Service, and which is causing substantial and potentially irreparable harm to the public health, safety, welfare, and economic well being of the citizens, residents, and visitors in and around the City of Bandon
ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Bandon, this 19th day of August, 2013.
Mary Schamehorn, Mayor
Juana Bell, City Recorder
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