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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - January 23, 2017

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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 Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, City Supervisor Houk, Police Chief Eastham and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. Wyatt Kuiken was absent. (Excused)

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

A motion was made by Councilor Neve to approve the Agenda, the Consent Agenda and the minutes of the January 9, 2017 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

Vendors - Check #42703 thru Check #42729 - $28,731.17

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. MAYOR PRO TEM APPOINTMENT

Mayor Struck requested an appointment for Mayor Pro Tem for 2017. Councilor Webber made a motion to retain Councilor Hall as Mayor Pro Tem for 2017. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

6. 2017 CUSTODIAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

Mayor Struck presented the 2107 Custodial Services Agreement noting that there were no changes from the previous year except for the dates. Councilor Williams made a motion to accept the 2017 Custodial Services Agreement as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

7. 2017 CITY SUPERVISOR/BUILDING INSPECTOR PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT

Mayor Struck presented the 2017 City Supervisor/Building Inspector Personal Services Contract noting that the only changes, other than the dates, to the contract were Page 4: 2 – Building Inspector. Yearly salary was reduced to $6,000 (from $24,000) and gross receipts were increased to 20% (from 10%).

Councilor Hall made a motion to accept the 2017 City Supervisor/Building Inspector Personal Services Contract as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

8. 2017 CLERK/TREASURER PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT

Mayor Struck presented the 2017 Clerk/Treasurer Personal Services Contract noting that the only changes, other than the dates, to the contract was the addition of duties K – O on Page 2.

Councilor Hall made a motion to accept the 2017 Clerk/Treasurer Personal Services Contract as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

9. 2017 CHIEF OF POLICE PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT

Mayor Struck presented the 2017 Chief of Police Personal Services Contract noting that the only changes were the dates. Councilor Hall made a motion to accept the 2017 Chief of Police Personal Services Contract as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

10. 2017 PARKS CARETAKER CONTRACT

Mayor Struck presented the 2017 Parks Caretaker Contract noting that the only changes were the dates. Councilor Hall made a motion to accept the 2017 Parks Caretaker Contract as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

11. 2017 CITY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Mayor Struck presented the 2017 City Prosecuting Attorney Contract for Professional Services noting that the only changes were the dates. Councilor Hall made a motion to accept the 2017 City Prosecuting Attorney Contract for Professional Services as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

12. 2017 CONTRACT FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR INDIGENT CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS

Mayor Struck presented the 2017 Contract for Legal Services for Indigent Criminal Defendants noting that the city’s previous Indigent Criminal Defense attorney, Nancy McAllister, was recently appointed as South County District Court Judge. South County Court dates conflict with South Bend Municipal Court dates so a new Indigent Criminal Defense attorney, Jonathan Quittner, has been selected for South Bend Municipal Court. The monthly fee of $700 was also increased to $725.

Councilor Williams made a motion to accept the 2017 Contract for Legal Services for Indigent Criminal Defendants as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

13. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

14. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham gave a brief overview of the happenings in his department since the last council meeting. He noted that winter is a fairly slow time.

    Police Chief Eastham noted that after the civil service testing on Tuesday, January 9th and the oral boards on Wednesday, January 18th there are three individuals on the hiring roster. Two on the entry level roster and one on the lateral roster. Number one on the entry level roster is Patrick Jo who currently lives in Bellevue, but his parents own The Inn in South Bend. Second is Rikki Coma whose dad is Rick Coma. Sarah Boggs is the lateral applicant. Her husband is Arlie Boggs, an officer for Raymond Police Department. Police Chief Eastham plans to make a hiring decision by the end of the week. Councilor Hall asked if he requires a two year commitment. Police Chief Eastham explained that the doesn’t have them sign anything but he does ask for a three year commitment not including the six months spent at the police academy.
  • City Supervisor Houk explained that the crew has been busy working on the streets and alleys since the rain and freezing weather.
  • City Supervisor Houk reported the garbage truck is having some oil cooler issues which has put oil through the system. The city is waiting for an estimate, but it is expected to cost around $1,000 to repair. City Supervisor Houk explained that the garbage truck is starting to fall apart and will need to be replaced within the next year before it stops running completely or requires a great deal of money to repair.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck reported about her time at AWC’s Mayor’s Exchange which was held in Olympia on January 17th and 18th. There were 90 Mayors in attendance. This is an opportunity for mayors to meet with various legislators and present their concerns, funding issues, unfunded or underfunded needs and/or things that are currently in the legislature that are important to cities. Mayor Struck, Mayor Logan from the City of Othello and Mayor Cronce from the City of Shelton met with Senator Sheldon to talk about the Centennial Fund that currently has 50 million set aside for grants for infrastructure. They encouraged Senator Sheldon to help keep that funded as infrastructure is crucial and unfunded for so many small cities.
  • Other things that are currently being looked at are revising the Public Records Act (PRA) for electronic records requests and allowing municipalities to charge for those types of requests. Some kind of PRA dispute resolution – how they were obtained, what was obtained, did the requested get what they asked for, etc. One thing being considered might possibly be mediation. Something less expensive for municipalities vs the complainant. Grant funding for technology investment – for record retention software. A lot of the costs associated with a public records request (PRR) is maintaining information in a format that is easy to access and distribute to people, but that type of software is expensive.
  • FAST Act which is Federal Highway Funds – which is currently funded at $75 million over five years. This is not Washington Department of Transportation so it really doesn’t affect us, unfortunately. One thing that they did cover was the “Roughness Index” which showed how, if you work to maintain your roads with chip sealing, etc. how much longer your roads will last compared to no maintenance at all.
  • There was a discussion about President Trump’s pledge of a Trillion dollars for infrastructure. In his first 100 days his plan is to get 140 billion from private investors with tax credit incentives. In the next 100 days he would lay out a large infrastructure package.
  • The Public Works Trust Fund has been swept. The way things stand right now even the payments that come in from current loan payments will be swept as they come in. The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) are currently trying to at least keep the payments that come in to help rebuild the fund, but AWC has been told that all of the money is needed to pay for the McCleary Decision.

(The McCleary decision stems from a lawsuit filed in 2007 by school districts, local teacher unions, community groups and the McCleary and Venema families. The plaintiffs won in trial court, and again in 2012 before the state Supreme Court.

Standing outside the courtroom Wednesday, Stephanie McCleary held a photo of her son Carter, who was a young boy when the case began. Carter is now a senior in high school. As the case has plodded along, other children of the McCleary and Venema families have graduated.

“I’m hopeful that maybe this is the time that we’ll be able to move forward,” said Stephanie McCleary. But, she added later: “I really didn’t expect to be here, sitting next to … adult children, when we started this lawsuit.”

Since the 2012 decision, lawmakers and Inslee have boosted state spending on school-bus transportation, materials and operating costs, and moved to provide all-day kindergarten and reduce class sizes in kindergarten through grade 3.

But it left what’s arguably the hardest task for last — pay for teachers and other school employees.

The education funding task force formed by the Legislature last session is expected to draft a plan for fully funding basic education by the start of the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January. That will come after the task force receives a detailed analysis from an independent consultant on teacher pay and how much is now covered by school districts through local property-tax levies.

Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, said she hopes both Democrats and Republicans can come up with a plan that has bipartisan support.

Inslee is also expected to release a McCleary plan when the governor’s office rolls out its proposed budget in December.

For those who have watched the case unfold over the years, a resolution on school funding can’t come soon enough.

“I think the merry-go-round analogy [made by Ahearne] was very good,” said Kim Mead, president of the Washington Education Association, the state’s largest teacher’s union. We’re waiting for the merry-go-round to stop.”)

  • Mayor Struck noted that she will be going to AWC’s City Action Days next month – February 15th and 16th. Held annually during the legislative session, City Action Days is AWC’s two-day legislative conference to educate statewide decision makers about city priorities and push the city agenda forward.
16. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Williams asked if there was any money set aside to purchase a garbage truck. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts explained that the garbage fund currently has $45,000 set aside in capital outlay for a down payment or to help with loan payments. City Supervisor Houk noted that in 2018 the city would be looking at purchasing a new garbage truck with a lifting arm. The city would also be required to purchase the garbage cans that work with this type of system. The cost would be in the range of $250,000 and would require a loan. Mayor Struck explained that the majority of the L & I claims that the city has had over the years stem from the garbage truck and the wear and tear it has on a person’s body lifting so many cans (approximately 900) per week, not including pushing dumpsters around.
  • Councilor Neve presented City Supervisor Houk with a large set of bolt cutters which were given to her by Citizen Richard Glover. Mr. Glover advised Councilor Neve that he had witnessed an incident where first responders were unable to enter a trailer because it was paddle locked and the first responders didn’t have the equipment to cut the lock so he wanted to provide them with the bolt cutters for future use. City Supervisor Houk advised he would pass them on.
  • Councilor Webber complimented Sargent Stigall for responding to a call that Councilor Webber’s husband Jamie had made regarding people loitering around Bud’s Lumber one evening. Sargent Stigall took the time to call Jamie back and give him an update about the call. It was very much appreciated. Good Job Sargent Stigall.
  • Councilor Hall mentioned that in December he had been in city hall talking with Mayor Struck and City Supervisor Houk who had been trying unsuccessfully to get ahold of the Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) regarding some dead trees at the boat launch. Later that day City Supervisor Houk was finally able to get ahold of someone from DFW and since that time the city crew has taken care of the dead trees. Good job!
17. EXECUTIVE SESSION – LABOR NEGOTIATIONS

Prior to adjourning to Executive Session Mayor Struck advised that no decisions would be made. Mayor Struck called the Executive Session to order at 5:58 PM for 10 minutes for the purpose of labor negotiations. Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, City Supervisor Houk, Police Chief Eastham and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts were in attendance.

Mayor Struck reconvened the meeting at 6:04 pm.

Executive sessions are done in accordance with RCW 42.30.080

18. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:04 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 13, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - January 9, 2017

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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 Kuiken, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, City Supervisor Houk, Police Chief Eastham, City Attorney William Penoyar 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, the Consent Agenda and the minutes of the December 12, 2016 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

Vendors - Check #42605 thru Check #42702 - $450,078.29

Payroll - Check #24162 thru Check #24199 including Direct Deposit - $112,034.15

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

Mayor Struck announced that she had appointed South Bend Citizen Rick Meyer to the planning commission and she respectfully requested confirmation from the council. Councilor Williams made a motion confirming Citizen Rick Meyer to the planning commission. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. strong>Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

6. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

7. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham gave a brief overview of the happenings in his department since the last council meeting. He noted that the holiday season was fairly slow with only four domestics.

    Police Chief Eastham noted that there will be civil service testing on Tuesday, January 9th and oral boards on Wednesday, January 18th. Hopefully his department will be fully staffed within the next few months. There are a total of six entry level applicants and one lateral applicant.

    Officer Luis Gonzalez will graduate from the police academy on March 22nd. He is doing well and getting very good grades.

  • City Supervisor Houk explained that the crew discovered a water leak at Minnesota and Monroe that had been leaking into a storm drain for a very long time. Because it was leaking into a storm drain it was not detected until the ground shifted enough for it to start bubbling up to the surface. He showed the council a rock that had a large divot worn into it from the constant flow of water. It was estimated that it was leaking approximately a million gallons of water a month.

  • Clerk/Treasurer Roberts announced that the exit conference with the State Auditor will be January 11th at 3pm. If anyone plans to attend she requested that they let her know in case there might be a quorum. She briefly went over the few things that the auditor felt should be corrected, most of which were general housekeeping items. Overall it was a very clean audit.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck welcomed new councilor Wyatt Kuiken. Everyone agreed he will be a great addition to the council.

  • Mayor Struck noted that the city currently has two projects in the works, the Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and the Fliess Creek Water Source Project. Both of which will require outside funding.

9. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilor Kuiken noted that Tim McGee from public works called him first thing that morning to see if there was anything that he needed as far as the roads were concerned. (It had snowed overnight and the roads were slick) Councilor Kuiken appreciated it very much. City Supervisor Houk advised he would pass it on to the crew.

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION – POTENTIAL LITIGATION & LABOR NEGOTIATIONS

Prior to adjourning to Executive Session Mayor Struck advised that no decisions would be made. Mayor Struck called the Executive Session to order at 5:40 PM for 20 minutes for the purpose of potential litigation and labor negotiations. Councilor Kuiken, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, City Supervisor Houk and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts were in attendance. Also in attendance was city attorney William Penoyar.

Mayor Struck reconvened the meeting at 6:01 pm.

Executive sessions are done in accordance with RCW 42.30.080

11. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:01 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, January 23, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - January 25, 2016

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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 Olsen, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts.

3. OATHS OF OFFICE

Clerk/Treasurer Roberts administered the Oath of Office to Councilor Olsen which was followed by a round of applause.

4. 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 11, 2016 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Vendors – Check #41653 thru Check #41694 - $55,253.69

Check #41514 voided and replaced with Check #41652

5. CORRESPONDENCE

None

6. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

7. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham gave a brief overview of the happenings in his department since the last council meeting.
  • City Supervisor Houk explained that the crew has been working on several areas with drainage issues. A 12” cross culvert has been installed on Willapa Avenue and an old 4” cross culvert on Central Avenue has been replaced with an 8” cross culvert which should assist with drainage during heavy rain.
  • City Supervisor Houk noted that he is addressing the drainage issues at Kendrick and E. First Street which has adversely affected several residents in that area.
  • City Supervisor Houk pointed out that a tide gate will be installed on Washington Street within the next few weeks to also help alleviate rain runoff around the South Bend School.
  • City Supervisor Houk reported that there has been a great deal of settlement in the alley between Security State Bank and the Pacific County Annex Building (Highway 101 to W. First Street). Nova Contracting, Inc. has been contacted and they will be addressing the issue as soon as weather permits.
  • Councilor Neve asked City Supervisor Houk if anyone is monitoring the position of the equipment that Nova Contracting, Inc. has stored on Jean Shaudys’ property at 217 Central Avenue. City Supervisor Houk advised that the contractor checks on everything every two weeks. Councilor Neve thought that maybe the position of one of the pieces of equipment was causing pooling on the Pacific County Historical Museums property at 226 Pacific Avenue. City Supervisor Houk pointed out that the drainage ditch runs the opposite direction and it was believed that the pooling was caused by a crushed culvert which has since been repaired.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck advised that she would be out of the office on Wednesday and Thursday, January 27th and 28th attending the Association of Washington Cities City Action Days. She will be taking all of the letters and signatures that have been collected in support of the sewer rate relief and presenting them to the legislature while she is there!

9. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Williams was wondering about the attendance of a member of the Fire Department at the council meetings. At one time they were attending one meeting a month. Councilor Williams suggested even quarterly would be nice to get an update on their department. Mayor Struck noted that this was recently discussed and it is being worked through. It is very difficult to find someone that can attend a council meeting since all the members are volunteers and work a full time job.
  • Councilor Neve noted that she recently read in the paper where South Bend was considered the third safest city in Washington. Everyone agreed it was due to hard work and dedication by Police Chief Eastham and his department.
  • Councilor Hall noticed that the “donation thermometer” at the site of Mary Rogers Pioneer Park now has some red on it as was wondering where the funds came from. Mayor Struck explained that those are matching, or in-kind services that the city has already provided. Councilor Neve asked about the cost of the bricks. Mayor Struck explained that brick/paver levels are as follows: 4 x 8 (Pioneer Level) $50.00 and 8 x 8 (Silver Level) $100.00. The monument Recognition Levels are as follows: Gold $1,000 Platinum $2,500 and Diamond $5,000.
    Councilor Hall asked if it that information had been put in the High School Bulletin. Mayor Struck said she wasn’t aware that was an option. Councilor Neve offered to look into it.
10. EXECUTIVE SESSION – LABOR NEGOTIATIONS & POTENTIAL LITIGATION

Prior to adjourning to Executive Session Mayor Struck advised that it was possible there would be a vote by the council when they reconvened. Mayor Struck called the Executive Session to order at 5:46 PM for 30 minutes for the purpose of labor negotiations. Councilor Olsen, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, City Supervisor Houk and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts.

Mayor Struck reconvened the meeting at 6:16 pm at which time Councilor Williams made a motion authorizing Mayor Struck to sign the 2016 Teamsters #252 Contract. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Executive sessions are done in accordance with RCW 42.30.080

11. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:17 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 8, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - January 11, 2016

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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 Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Hall, Police Sargent Stigall, City Supervisor Houk, Clerk/Treasurer Roberts and City Attorney Will Penoyar. Councilor Olsen and Councilor Webber were absent.

3. OATHS OF OFFICE

Clerk/Treasurer Roberts administered the Oath of Office to Councilor Williams which was followed by a round of applause.

4. 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 December 14, 2015 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Hall. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

Vendors – Check #41575 thru Check #41651 - $123,219.53

Payroll – Check #23964 thru Check #23984 - $102,444.47

5. CORRESPONDENCE

None

6. MAYOR PRO TEM

Mayor Struck requested the appointment of Councilor Hall as Mayor Pro Tem. Councilor Williams made a motion approving the appointment of Councilor Hall as Mayor Pro Tem. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

7. CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – CITY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Councilor Neve made a motion accepting the Contract for Professional Services – City Prosecuting Attorney as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Hall. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

8. PARKS CARETAKER CONTRACT

Councilor Neve made a motion accepting the Parks Caretaker Contract as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Hall. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

9. CUSTODIAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

Councilor Williams made a motion accepting the Custodial Services Agreement as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

10. CONTRACT FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR INDIGENT CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS

Councilor Neve made a motion accepting the Contract for Legal Services for Indigent Criminal Defendants as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

11. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

12. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

Police Sargent Stigall reported that a local sex offender had recently been arrested for rape and is currently being held at the Pacific County Jail on felony charges.

13. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck explained that the city, with the assistance of Evergreen Rural Water, will be preforming an income survey which is a required element to pursue funding for Fliess Creek. The letters will be going out within the next few days and will be sent to water users only – those that are NOT on the city’s sewer system.
  • Mayor Struck noted that the city currently has a petition available for all South Bend citizens to sign requesting sewer rate relief from the legislature. Citizens Jan Davis and Mike Morris have petitions with them and Mayor Struck explained that she will also start packing one with her during her travels around town. The petitions will need to be submitted to the legislature in approximately one week.
14. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Hall asked Police Sargent Stigall if the house fire on Saturday was a controlled burn and he was advised that yes, it was.
  • Councilor Hall noted that someone, between December 21st and approximately December 28th, stole the paddle lock off of the drop box at the boat launch and city dock.
  • Councilor Neve asked City Supervisor Houk if there was any way that the city could paint a center strip down Cedar Street. Some people are using more than their share of the road which is causing others to end up on the shoulder or worse. City Supervisor Houk advised he would look into it.
  • Councilor Neve announced that the Pacific County Historical Society and Museum has a FREE souvenir edition of an 1890 South Bend Journal that is chocked full of pictures, stories and fun facts about this area. She recommended everyone stop by and pick one up!
  • Councilor Neve reported that the Pacific County Historical Society’s annual meeting is February 14, 2016 at the Naselle High School starting at 1:00 pm. There is also the traditional smorgasbord which is very good and it runs from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm. The cost is $10.00 for adults and a lesser amount for children.
  • Councilor Neve explained that the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet is Saturday, February 6, 2016. She asked everyone to consider nominating someone for Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and/or Business of the Year. Submissions must be in by January 22nd and she recommended that you provide as much information as possible about your nominee.
15. EXECUTIVE SESSION – LABOR NEGOTIATIONS & POTENTIAL LITIGATION

Prior to adjourning to Executive Session Mayor Struck advised that no decision would be made. Mayor Struck called the Executive Session to order at 5:49 PM for 30 minutes for the purpose of labor negotiations & potential litigation. Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Hall, City Supervisor Houk, Clerk/Treasurer Roberts and City Attorney Will Penoyar were also in attendance.

At 6:20 pm Clerk/Treasurer Roberts left to notify anyone waiting that it would be an additional 10 minutes. No one was in the lobby or outside.

Mayor Struck reconvened the meeting at 6:27 pm.

Executive sessions are done in accordance with RCW 42.30.080

16. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:28 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, January 25, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.