|CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - February 26, 2018|
|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 Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Davis, Councilor Little, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts.
|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 February 12, 2018 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0
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Pam Nogueira-Maneman introduced herself and explained that she is running for Pacific County Prosecutor. Councilor Davis asked if she worked at the prosecutor’s office now and she explained that she currently works for Ingram, Zelasko & Goodwin in Aberdeen.
|6. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
- City Supervisor Houk reported that even though the crew has been shorthanded they have been keeping the roads clear during the nasty weather and have worked on a few water leaks. Councilor Neve thanked City Supervisor Houk for salting around the post office.
- Clerk/Treasurer Roberts noted that she would be out of the office the week of March 12th. She will be handing over her gavel to the new President of WMCA at their annual conference.
Mayor Struck gave kudo’s to the public works crew for staying on top of the weather and seeing that the roads were de-iced!
- Councilor Buchanan explained that he had a letter which was part of the council packet that he would like to send to The Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary, United States Department of the Interior expressing his concern about offshore oil and gas leases. Councilor Buchanan was hoping that the rest of the council would sign the letter showing their support as well.
- Councilor Williams also gave kudo’s to the public works crew for handling some recent water issues by cleaning out some of the ditches in town that had standing water in them. Great job!
- Councilor Davis noted that she was glad to see the recycle bins were back. Mayor Struck pointed out that they were back because the capital budget passed which helps fund the recycle bins and they are facilitated by Pacific County.
- Councilor Davis asked about the status of Pioneer Park. Mayor Struck explained that the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) was unable to fund the project because it was considered more of a want than a need, but it is still something that Mayor Struck has on the back burner and is still looking for a way to fund the project.
- Councilor Davis asked if the city thought the South Bend School District might have an interest in purchasing Cheney Park. Mayor Struck advised that they have no interest in purchasing the park. As the spring and summer approaches there will be some shared maintenance and the school will handle the check in and check out process if someone wants to use the ball field. There will be no cost to use it as the goal was for it to be free for the citizens but there will be requirements to use it – things you can and cannot do on the turf. It was also mentioned that when the Cheney Foundation originally funded the building of the park that there may have been some caveats as to whether or not the city could even sell the park property.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 12, 2018 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.