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February 12, 2018

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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - February 12, 2018

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1-2. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Struck at 5:30 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Councilor Buchanan, Councilor Neve, Councilor Davis, Councilor Little, Police Chief Eastham and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. Councilor Williams (excused) and City Supervisor Houk were absent.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA, CONSENT AGENDA, AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilor Neve to approve the Agenda, Consent Agenda and the minutes of the January 22, 2018 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Davis. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

Vendors – Check #43790 thru Check #43853 - $98,104.07

Payroll - Check #24384 thru Check #24397 - $98,611.75 Including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

6. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

Police Chief Eastham gave a brief department update since the last council meeting.

7. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck reported that she attended the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) City Action Days on January 24th and 25th in Olympia. There are over 1,300 bills that are progressing through the Legislature but not all of them have made it out of committee. She explained that is a lot of bills to get through. One of the hot topics right now is wireless broadband especially in rural areas. It was agreed that better, higher speed internet service in rural areas is a must.

8. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Buchanan announced that he attended the Friends of the Willapa Hills Trail – Pacific County meeting on January 25th with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission to discussion the proposed improvements to the Willapa Hills trail. He thanked Mayor Struck and the council for their support of the project.
  • Councilor Neve asked Clerk/Treasurer Roberts if a final date had been set for the Newly Elected Official Training. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts explained that AWC has been working with a specific attorney that they really want to do the training and he has been busy with a trial but it appears that a tentative date of Monday, March 26th has been set. The training will start at 6:00 pm – immediately after our council meeting.
9. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:41 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 26, 2018 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

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