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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - November 27, 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 Neve, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk, Assistance Fire Chief McGee and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. Councilor Williams (excused) and Councilor Webber 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 November 13, 2017 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Kuiken. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

Vendors – Check #43555 thru Check #43579 - $80,821.47

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:31 PM – NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY – USDA RD FUNDING FOR WTP UPGRADES

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:31 pm. Mayor Struck explained that the funding request is for filter replacement, a new bank (3rd set) of filters and a low pressure system for more efficient power use at the water treatment plant. There were no public comments and the public hearing was closed at 5:32 pm.

6. APPROVAL TO PURSUE USDA RD WTP UPGRADES FUNDING

Councilor Hall made a motion for Approval to Pursue USDA RD WTP Upgrades Funding. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

7. ORDINANCE #1528 – 2018 FINAL BUDGET (SECOND READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion to accept Ordinance #1528 – 2018 Final Budget as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Kuiken. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

8. ORDINANCE #1529 – 2017 BUDGET AMENDMENTS (SECOND READING)

Councilor Hall made a motion to accept Ordinance #1529 – 2017 Budget Amendments as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

9. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

Citizen Alan Ekrem explained that he has lived at 323 Pacific Avenue for 17 years and the speeding cars in front of his house has gotten out of hand. He is at his wits end and doesn’t know what to do. Police Chief Eastham reported that he had personally patrolled that area for a full week and only caught one person – a juvenile – going over the posted speed limit. Police Chief Eastham gave the juvenile a warning and has not seen him exceeding the speed limit since. Police Chief Eastham did note that his department applied for a grant to purchase a speed limit indicator but that they were turned down this year. He does intend to apply again in 2018. In the meantime Police Chief Eastham will contact the Pacific County Sheriff’s Department and see if they will let him borrow theirs for a short period of time and he will set it up along Pacific Avenue and see if it will help control some of the excess speed. Mr. Ekrem thanked Police Chief Eastham.

10. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham explained that this time of year it is important that people lock their cars, do not keep valuables in their vehicles or at least keep them out of sight and if you know that you are expecting a package & won’t be home during the day have a neighbor bring it in the house for you. Use common sense – theft is a crime of convenience!
  • City Supervisor Houk announced that the city was awarded a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Grant to repair Highway 101 to First Street and from First Street to Reed Street. The grant is $512,000 with a match of $1,900.00. This was a very welcome grant and will work in nicely with the improvements at the Cheney Ball Field.
11. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck announced that she was very sad to hear about the passing of Bobbie Harmer. She was a great asset to the Chamber of Commerce as well as the Elks Lodge. She will be greatly missed.
  • Mayor Struck noted that she will be out of the office on Wednesday and Thursday (November 29th and 30th) attending an Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA) Board Meeting in Seattle.
12. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Hall asked about the status of the derelict boats. Police Chief Eastham noted that family members are working on two of the boats that have been an issue, Police Chief Eastham is trying to get the wife to take charge on one of the other boats and the issues in Eklund Park are currently being worked on.
  • Councilor Hall asked for an update on the derelict buildings and properties. City Supervisor Houk explained that one citation has been issues and the majority of the others have received two letters which is the maximum correspondence they receive before a citation is issued. Councilor Hall asked about the “junk yard” along Highway 101 near Jessie’s Seafood. City Supervisor Houk advised that he wasn’t aware of any issues in that area but said he would go take a look.
  • Councilor Hall asked if there had been any follow up on the insurance questions he had regarding the fire departments ability to generate revenue when they respond to calls outside of the city limits. Assistant Fire Chief McGee advised that Gary Schwiesow is looking into it.
  • Councilor Neve asked if the derelict building ordinance addressed bank repossessions and she was advised that bank repossessions are very difficult if not impossible to deal with. Banks will rarely if ever take responsibility for any type of clean up. The city crew can do clean up and then put a lien on the property for the cost but there is never a guarantee the city will recoup any of those costs. The same holds true when the city gets involved in any type of abatement of derelict properties and again it is unlikely that the city will ever recover their out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Councilor Neve thanked Police Chief Eastham and his officers for watching over her home while she was gone!
  • Councilor Neve mentioned that one of the volunteers at the Pacific County Historical Society and Museum recently was at Dennis Company in Raymond and as they were walking into the store found a $50.00 bill laying on the ground. After taking it into the store and looking closer at the bill it was determined that the bill was counterfeit. Police Chief Eastham advised that this has been a problem lately and everyone should check their bills closely.
  • Councilor Kuiken was excited to hear about the TIB grant and thanked those who were responsible for making that happen.
13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:54 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 for the last regularly scheduled meeting of 2017 at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - November 13, 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 Hall, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk, and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Porter. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts was absent (excused).

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

A motion was made by Councilor Neve to approve the amended Agenda, Consent Agenda and the minutes of the October 23, 2017 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Vendors – Check #43494 thru Check #43554 - $497,541.16

Payroll - Check #24338 thru Check #24351 - $93,752.28 including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:31 PM – WATER SYSTEM PLAN AMENDMENT

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:31 pm. Mayor Struck explained that the Water System Plan needed to be amended to show the Water Treatment Plant upgrades in order for the Department of Health to review the upgrade plan. This needed to take place in order for the city to be eligible for grant funding. There were no public comments and the public hearing was closed at 5:32 pm.

6. APPROVE WATER SYSTEM PLAN AMENDMENTS

Councilor Hall made a motion to approve the Water System Plan Amendments. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

7. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:32 PM – 2018 BUDGET

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:32 pm. There were no public comments and the public hearing was closed at 5:32 pm.

8. ORDINANCE #1528 – 2018 FINAL BUDGET (FIRST READING)

Councilor Hall made a motion to move Ordinance #1528 – 2018 Final Budget to a second reading. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

9. ORDINANCE #1527 – AMENDING AND ADDING TO SBMC CHAPTER 8.20 – GARBAGE (SECOND READING)

There was a brief discussion on having garbage put in garbage bags before thrown in the cans. Councilor Kuiken made a motion accepting Ordinance #1527 – Amending and Adding to SBMC Chapter 8.20 Garbage. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

10. ORDINANCE #1526 – 2018 PROPERTY TAX LEVY (SECOND READING)

Councilor Williams made a motion accepting Ordinance #1526 – 2018 Property Tax Levy. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

11. ORDINANCE #1529 – 2017 BUDGET AMENDMENTS (FIRST READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion moving Ordinance #1529 – 2017 Budget Amendments to a second reading. The motion was seconded by Councilor Kuiken. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

12. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

13. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham gave a brief update of the happenings in his department.
  • City Supervisor Houk advised that with all the wind we are having today it’s blowing over cans. A couple of the city crew guys were out as we speak cleaning catch basins.
  • City Supervisor Houk reported that the work Pacific County did cleaning up at the end of Central Avenue this past summer is working great.
14. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck reported that the ballot count for Council Position #1 was too close to call. They will be doing a recount on November 28th.
  • Mayor Struck announced that she was very sad to hear of the passing of Citizen Tom Giacoma.
  • Mayor Struck congratulated Jan Davis, Dale Little and Patricia Neve on winning their respective council positions.
15. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Kuiken noted that he’s looking forward to seeing the new garbage truck on the road.
  • Councilor Kuiken advised to keep an eye out on the catch basins. If you see one that might need attention to please call city hall.
  • Councilor Williams also announced that he’s looking forward to seeing the new garbage truck on the road and to also keep an eye on the catch basins.
  • Councilor Neve congratulated the candidates that will be sitting on the council. She is looking forward to the next 4 years.
  • Councilor Hall noted that people that have been camping at the boat launch come from all over. The last one was from Kentucky.
  • Councilor Hall noted that the EMS Levy passed.
16. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:48 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 27, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - November 28, 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, City Supervisor Houk, Police Chief Eastham, Assistant Fire Chief McGee 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 November 14, 2016 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Olsen. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Vendors - Check #42534 thru Check #42561 - $71,067.41

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:31 PM – CENTRAL STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CLOSEOUT

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:31 pm. There was no public in attendance. Councilor Neve asked for City Supervisor Houk’s thoughts on the project and City Supervisor Houk advised that he was disappointed in the whole process. City Supervisor Houk explained that the Pacific County Dept. of Public Works was currently working on paving the alley between the Pacific County Annex Building and Security State Bank.

Councilor Neve made a motion accepting the funding portion of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded Central Street Sewer Improvement Project as complete. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

There were no further comments and the public hearing was closed at 5:32 pm.

6. ORDINANCE #1517 – ADOPTION OF 2017 BUDGET (SECOND READING)

Councilor Williams made a motion to accept Ordinance #1517 – Adoption of 2017 Budget as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

7. ORDINANCE #1518 – GARBAGE RATE INCREASE (SECOND READING)

Councilor Neve made a motion to accept Ordinance #1518 – Garbage Rate Increase as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

8. COUNCIL POSITION #1

Mayor Struck explained the process to fill Council Position #1 due to Councilor Olsen’s resignation (effective December 31, 2016) at the November 14, 2016 council meeting. (See SBMC 2.05.020 Vacancies) The city declared the position open (11/14/16) with a public notice in the Willapa Harbor Herald which was published on November 16th and November 23rd. Reading of the candidates read at the second regular meeting – 11/28/16 and at the third regular meeting any additional names of candidates are read and a vote for candidates – 12/12/16

Mayor Struck read the names of the current candidates – Wyatt Kuiken & Rick Meyer.

The current and any additional candidates will get a letter asking them to attend the December 12th council meeting along with the questions that will be asked during the interview process.

9. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

10. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham announced that Officer Ryan Miskell’s last day will be December 14th. He has accepted a position with the Raymond Police Department. He explained that his department will be very short staffed for the next five months, but they will make it work.
  • City Supervisor Houk pointed out that Nova Contracting, Inc. have not been back to complete the sidewalk restoration for the Central Street Sewer Improvement Project because they are not equipped to do the work and there is currently no local contractors available to assist them.
11. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck noted that she will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Mayors Exchange on January 18th in Olympia. It is an opportunity for mayors to gather in Olympia for a special lobby day and to engage in a daylong session to network with fellow mayors, share news from home and glean best practices as well as interact with legislators on important city issues.

12. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Hall mentioned to Police Chief Eastham that he has noticed that Wyatt Kuiken (Transportation Supervisor, South Bend School District) mentions on social media almost daily that cars are going the wrong way in front of the school. Police Chief Eastham explained that there has been some issues since the barricade was removed at E First and Monroe, but that the issues seem to be working themselves out. Police Chief Eastham did note that people are still parking in the fire lane which is a problem, but he is in contact with the school and he is working with them to get any issues taken care of. Councilor Hall did note that it seems to be working well even with the few glitches. Police Chief Eastham agreed, pointing out that the congestion in that area has been cut in half, at least.
  • Councilor Neve reminded everyone about South Bend’s Christmas Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa along with his helpers Mickie and Minnie Mouse on Friday, December 2nd at 6 pm at the city dock (next to the Elixir). There will be gift bags for the kids!
  • Councilor Williams was glad to see two candidates step up to fill the vacant council position.
  • Councilor Olsen reminded everyone to attend the Raymond Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd at 6pm.
13. 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 5:45 PM for 20 minutes for the purpose of potential litigation and labor negotiations. Councilor Olsen, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, City Supervisor Houk and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts were in attendance. Also in attendance by conference call was Paul Correa of Tierney & Blakney, P.C.

Mayor Struck reconvened the meeting at 6:05 pm.

Executive sessions are done in accordance with RCW 42.30.080

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, December 12, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - November 14, 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 and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. City Supervisor Houk was 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 12, 2016 budget workshop & October 24, 2016 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Vendors - Check #42470 thru Check #42533 - $152,811.55

Check #42351 Void and Replaced with Check #42469
Check #41857 Void and Replaced with Check #42471

Payroll - Check #24132 thru Check #24146 - $106,743.59 including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT & USE AGREEMENT – CITY OF SOUTH BEND/SOUTH BEND SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mayor Struck presented the Cooperative Development & Use Agreement between the City of South Bend and the South Bend School District. The master plan will include the South Bend School Districts development and administration of the athletic fields at Cheney Park (Community Park) which will be used for district training and athletic purposes. Mayor Struck introduced South Bend School Superintendent Jon Tienhaara who was in the audience to answer questions if needed. Councilor Neve questioned Item #1 of Exhibit “A” – Site will not require dewatering. A brief discussion followed explaining that this would only be field work, no construction and was a draft proposal between the contractor and the school district, not the city. Council Neve wanted her concerns about dewatering noted. Councilor Hall asked if Craig Hansen wrote the agreement and he was advised by Mr. Tienhaara that yes, Mr. Hansen wrote the agreement. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts noted that the agreement was reviewed by the city’s insurance carrier, Association of Washington Cities as well as the city attorney and both found the agreement to be acceptable. Councilor Hall questioned item #E on page 2, user fees. Councilor Hall asked who would be the keeper of those fees and Mr. Tienhaara advised that whatever worked best for both entities was fine with him. Mayor Struck explained that because the district would be doing most of the maintenance it seemed logically that the district would maintain the user fee fund. The city would still rent out the pavilion and get those fees. Councilor Williams wondered if the people who rented the pavilion would still have access to the field. Mr. Tienhaara explained that the field would be fenced but their plan is not to keep people out and the district would be more than willing to work with the city to allow and provide access to the field if renters of the pavilion wanted to use it. Councilor Hall suggested that on Page 4, Item #4 three words should be added at the end of the sentence to read …during school events. After a brief discussion it was agreed to add those three words to the agreement. Councilor Williams felt like the agreement was a great idea and the rest of the council agreed.

A motion was made by Councilor Williams to authorize Mayor Struck to sign the Cooperative Development & Use Agreement between the City of South Bend and the South Bend School District with the amended wording on Page 4, Item #4 …during school events. The motion was seconded by Councilor Olsen. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

6. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:41 PM – 2017 CITY OF SOUTH BEND FINAL BUDGET

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:41 pm. There was no public in attendance. The public hearing was closed at 5:41 pm.

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

Councilor Neve made a motion to accept Ordinance #1515 – 2017 Property Tax Levy as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Olsen. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

8. ORDINANCE #1517 – ADOPTION OF 2017 BUDGET (FIRST READING)

Councilor Hall made a motion to move Ordinance #1517 – Adoption of 2017 Budget to a second reading. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

9. ORDINANCE #1518 – GARBAGE RATE INCREASE (FIRST READING)

Mayor Struck presented Ordinance #1518 – Garbage Rate Increase for its first reading. Councilor Neve would like assurances that this won’t be revisited again in a year or two with another increase. Mayor Struck explained that this as well as the other enterprise fund ordinances need to be revisited yearly and increased based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which is written into each of the ordinances instead of waiting until funds are so depleted that they require large increases to bring them back in line. It was questioned why that had not been done in the past and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts explained that she had brought ordinances to the council in years past with the CPI increase and it was not well received so she stopped doing it.

Councilor Neve made a motion to move Ordinance #1518 – Garbage Rate Increase to a second reading. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

10. THREE RIVERS MOSQUITO & VECTOR CONTROL AGREEMENT (2017-2020)

Mayor Struck presented the Three Rivers Mosquito & Vector Control Agreement. Mayor Struck explained that it is only a $2,000 a year increase over the previous three year contract and thinks that it is a very fair agreement. The mosquito situation has improved dramatically over the last three years due to his tenacity. Councilor Neve noted that was not the case in all areas. Mayor Struck pointed out that complete mosquito eradication is not possible and there are some areas that will never be where the city would like them to be as far as mosquito control, but Three Rivers Mosquito & Vector Control works hard to improve all of the areas he can.

Councilor Hall made a motion authorizing Mayor Struck to sign the Client Agreement with Three Rivers Mosquito and Vector Control for 2017-2020. The motion was seconded by Councilor Olsen. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

11. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

12. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham announced that new hire Officer Gonzalez is now at the academy for the next five months and is expected to do well. Police Chief Eastham also gave a brief update of his department’s happenings.
  • Clerk/Treasurer Roberts reported that the State Auditor would be on site starting Tuesday, November 15th. She wasn’t sure how long they would be at the city, but she guessed probably about two weeks total. She noted that this is a very late audit as they usually show up around July or August.
13. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck requested the council’s permission to cancel the last meeting of December as it would be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 since Monday, December 26th is a holiday. Council Neve made a motion cancelling the last council meeting in December (December 28th). The motion was seconded by Council Olsen. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0
  • Mayor Struck gave preliminary congratulations to Councilor Olsen for what appears to be a win for County Commissioner!
  • Mayor Struck thanked Councilor Hall for filling in for her as Mayor Pro Tem two meeting ago (October 10, 2016)
  • Mayor Struck explained that she recently received a phone call from the South Bend Baptist Church regarding a rodent problem. Mayor Struck wondered what, if anything the city could do. It was suggested that maybe a neighboring property was causing the problem. Councilor Neve noted that the Lutheran Church has not had any problems whatsoever which is relatively close to the Baptist Church. Councilor Hall didn’t think it fell to the city for resolution unless the cause was from a nuisance property. Police Chief Eastham felt that there were probably at least two residences in that area that are storing garbage in their garage or next to their house. Police Chief Eastham advised that he would address the garbage issues that he could “see” and work on getting rid of the known collectors of garbage.
14. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Olsen submitted her verbal resignation from council position #1 effective December 31, 2016.
  • Councilor Olsen invited everyone to attend the Raymond Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd at 6pm.
  • Councilor Williams congratulated Councilor Olsen on her win as County Commissioner.
  • Councilor Williams suggested that Councilor Olsen contact Lonnie Bessonette who works for Bayview Redi Mix, but lives in South Bend. He is the one that decorates the concrete truck with lights each year for Christmas. Councilor Olsen thanked him for the tip.
  • Councilor Neve reminded everyone about South Bend’s Christmas Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa along with his helpers Mickie and Minnie Mouse on Friday, December 2nd at 6 pm at the city dock (next to the Elixir). There will be gift bags for the kids! It was asked if there would be a boat parade this year and Councilor Neve advised that no, there will not be a boat parade.
  • Councilor Webber also congratulated Councilor Olsen on her win as County Commissioner.
  • Councilor Hall similarly congratulated Councilor Olsen on her win as County Commissioner.
  • Councilor Hall noted that the Emergency Management Services (EMS) Levy which the district is required to run each year passed by over 64% (60% passage is required).
  • Councilor Hall pointed out that he was gone for two weeks starting October 24th and when he left there were envelopes at the boat launch but he forgot to ask Police Chief Eastham to replenish them as needed. When he returned from vacation the envelopes had ran out, but it appeared only a few days before his return – maybe the 12th. He noted that people still paid even though there were no envelopes – using pieces of paper or their own envelopes. Councilor Hall was pleasantly surprised.
15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 28, 2016 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.