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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - October 24, 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, Police Chief Eastham and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. Councilor Hall 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, the Consent Agenda and the minutes of the October 10, 2016 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Olsen. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

Vendors - Check #42432 thru Check #42468 - $43,354.78

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:33 PM – 2017 PROPERTY TAX LEVY

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:33 pm and explained that this was the city’s annual 1% increase as allowed.

There was no public in attendance. The public hearing was closed at 5:34 pm.

6. ORDINANCE #1514 – REPEALING & RE-ESTABLISHING CHAPTER 14.15 OF SBMC (ONE READING ONLY)

Mayor Struck explained that this ordinance was passed at the October 10, 2016 council meeting, but an error was found and that it required amending. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts pointed out that in the original ordinance on page 11 #B read “Buffers Required”. The corrected version reads #B “Regulated Activities in Wetlands and Buffers”. This was changed by the Department of Ecology upon their review so the change was important.

Councilor Williams made a motion to accept Ordinance #1514 – Repealing & Re-establishing Chapter 14.15 of the SBMC as presented with one reading only. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

7. ORDINANCE #1515 – 2017 PROPERTY TAX LEVY (FIRST READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion to move Ordinance #1515 – 2017 Property Tax Levy to a second reading. The motion was seconded by Councilor Olsen. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

8. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

9. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

None

10. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck only noted that everything seemed to be moving only nicely at the city and wanted to wish Councilor Williams Happy Birthday.

11. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilor Olsen also wished Councilor Williams a Happy Birthday!

12. EXECUTIVE SESSION – POTENTIAL LITIGATION

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. Councilor Olsen, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts were in attendance. Also in attendance by conference call were Michael Tierney and Paul Correa of Tierney & Blakney, P.C.

Mayor Struck reconvened the meeting at 6:00 pm.

Executive sessions are done in accordance with RCW 42.30.080

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 14, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - October 12, 2016

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1. CALL TO ORDER

The budget workshop was called to order by Mayor Struck at 5:30 pm. Members present: Councilor Olsen, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts.

2. BUDGET WORKSHOP

All aspects of the projected 2017 budget were reviewed and discussed. It was recommended that the projected budget move forward with a garbage rate increase of $7.84 per month. Mayor Struck and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts will sit down and revisit some of the cost allocations to current expense. The council asked that several line items: Website Management, Computer Software Maintenance and LEOFF 1 Benefits be reviewed/double checked for accuracy. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts advised she would make double check those items, make the changes discussed and put together the proposed budget for the councils review by Monday, October 17th.

3. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, October 24, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - October 10, 2016

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1-2. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Hall at 5:30 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Councilor Olsen (arrived late), Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, City Supervisor Houk, Police Chief Eastham and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Porter. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts and Mayor Struck were absent.

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 September 26, 2016 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-1

Vendors - Check #42385 thru Check #42431 - $222,625.32

Payroll – Check #24116 thru Check #24131 - $95,629.54 Including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

Homeless Forum – Mayor Pro Tem announced that Wednesday, October 12th at 5:30pm at the South Bend School Cafeteria, Coastal Community Action Program will be holding a county forum regarding the homeless buildings to be built on the 600 block of Broadway.

5. ORDINANCE #1514 – REPEALING & RE-ESTABLISHING SBMC CHAPTER 14.15 (SECOND READING)

Councilor Williams made a motion accepting Ordinance #1514 – Repealing & Re-establishing SBMC Chapter 14.15. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-1

Councilor Webber asked to explain the Ordinance to the Boy Scouts of America that were in the audience. Councilor Neve gave a brief description.

6. ORDINANCE #1516 – AMENDING PORTIONS OF SBMC CHAPTER 13.05 (SECOND READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion accepting Ordinance #1516 – Amending portions of SBMC 13.05. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-1

Councilor Neve gave a brief description for the audience.

7. RESOLUTION #2016-09 – PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF THE UPDATED SMP (SECOND READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion accepting Resolution #2016-09 – Preliminary Approval of the Updated SMP. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-1

Councilor Neve gave a brief description for the audience.

8. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

Boy Scouts of America introduced themselves to the council. One of the criteria’s to receive a merit badge is to attend a community meeting. The council welcome them.

9. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham advised that Officer McComas will be leaving the department at the end of the month. Hate to see him leave! He also advised that the Department will be shorthanded for 5 months until the new hire Luis Gonzalez graduates from the Academy.
  • Councilor Neve asked Police Chief Eastham what was going to be done with the K-9. He advised that Sargent Stigall can help train Officer Gonzalez.
  • City Supervisor Houk advised that the Central Ave paving was done. The alley between Security State Bank and Pacific County Annex will be done at a later date.
  • City Supervisor Houk then explained that he received an email regarding a possible sink hole on Central Ave located about 30 ft. south of Second St. The crew got right to work and got it taken care of.
10. MAYOR’S REPORT

None

11. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Hall announced that he had read a letter from Ron Craig regarding the Chermach Trail. It was a nice summary. He thanked Ron when he had seen him.
  • Councilor Hall asked City Supervisor Houk to check on a solar power speed limit sign. He was advised that they were not cheap.
12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, October 24, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.