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April 8, 2019

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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - April 8, 2019

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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 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

Prior to approval of the agenda Clerk/Treasurer Roberts requested an amendment to the agenda: adding Item #4A – Ordinance #1544 – 2019 Budget Amendments (First Reading).

A motion was made by Councilor Neve to approve the amended Agenda, Consent Agenda and the minutes of the March 25, 2019 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams.

Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Vendors – Check #44894 thru Check #44938 - $70,997.70

Payroll - Check #24589 thru Check #24604 - $111,764.49 Including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

4A. ORDINANCE #1544 – 2019 BUDGET AMENDMENTS (FIRST READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion to move Ordinance #1544 – 2019 Budget Amendments to a second reading. The motion was seconded by Councilor Davis. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

5. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

Ezra McCampbell from 331 1st Street, Raymond, WA spoke briefly regarding the Willapa River Development Project located on Island Way in Raymond and his personal concerns regarding water runoff and how it could affect the City of South Bend’s businesses that utilize the river.

6. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham advised that things were “business as usual” in his department. He did point out that it appears to be “scam season”! His department is receiving many reports of people getting scam phone calls and unfortunately some people are falling for them. Remember – if it sounds too good to be true, it is and if you have to send money to get money it is a SCAM!
  • City Supervisor Houk announced that the public works position has been filled and the new hire, Jake Gerow, started on April 8th. He is fitting in nicely and the crew is happy to be fully staffed again.
  • Clerk/Treasurer Roberts explained that the city’s 2018 Annual Report has been completed and submitted to the State of Washington as required by RCW 43.09.230. A copy was provided to the council and staff. The 2019 first quarter report was also completed and a copy was provided to council and staff as well.
7. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck gave kudo’s to those involved in the Kids Fishing Derby that was held April 6th at the Mill Pond. There was a great turnout, everything was well organized and it appeared that everyone had a great time. Dave Williams did a great job spearheading the event.

8. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilor Buchanan inquired about the grant for the field lighting at Cheney Park. A brief discussion followed.

9. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 PM to meet again on Monday, April 22, 2019 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

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