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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - August 28, 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, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk, Assistant Fire Chief McGee and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. Councilor Webber was 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 August 14, 2017 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Hall. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

Vendors – Check #43280 thru Check #43317 - $47,633.10    Check #43243 Voided

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. ORDINANCE #1524 – REPEALING & REPLACING PUBLIC RECORDS ACT RULES SBMC 2.50 (SECOND READING)

Councilor Kuiken made a motion to accept Ordinance #1524 – Repealing & Replacing Public Records Act Rules SBMC 2.50 as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

6. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

7. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • City Supervisor Houk reported that Naselle Rock & Asphalt Company received their Notice to Proceed on August 23, 2017 for the 2017 Emergency Repair Program (pothole repair) through the Transportation Improvement Board. City Supervisor Houk noted that the project should only take a few days to complete.
  • City Supervisor Houk explained that Pacific County recently mucked out the end of Central Avenue which should help alleviate any type of flooding this fall/winter. City Supervisor Houk also mentioned that the city crew have been busy cleaning ditches all summer to improve drainage.
  • City Supervisor Houk noted that the garbage truck is back on the road after repairs to the top of motor which cost $10,319.39. On Friday, August 25th the truck began to have transmission problems. It appears to be a cylinoid issue and if the truck sits for a bit it will fix itself. Fingers are crossed that it will hold out for a couple of more months.
  • Assistant Fire Chief McGee noted only one false alarm at the Court House since his last report.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck reported that the city/labor day booth at the Pacific County Fair was successful. It provided an opportunity for South Bend citizens to stop and ask questions as well as get information about the upcoming Come Play on Labor Day festivities.
  • Mayor Struck announced that Come Play on Labor Day is almost here and noted that it requires “all hands on deck” for the city crew, police department and much of the staff. She thanked everyone in advance for all of their hard work!
9. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Hall complimented Citizen Dale Little on his letter to the editor in response to a letter than had been written by Citizen Tom Giacoma.
  • Councilor Hall gave a brief overview of how camping at the boat launch began explaining that back when Kirk Church was Mayor he had suggested that the Parks Committee get together and look at places around town where tourists could stop and camp as a way to generate some revenue for the city. After looking at several places within the city the Committee agreed that the best location was the boat launch because of the proximity to the water and the view. Over time the money generated by those that have stopped and camped have purchased a bench and an ADA accessible picnic table.
  • Councilor Hall mentioned that during a recent stop at the boat launch he was talking with some visitors and during that time the visitors noticed that the city had an Asian police officer. Councilor Hall explained that the city also employed a Hispanic police officer as well. The visitors were impressed and applauded the city for their diversity.
  • Councilor Neve noted that the Pacific County Fair is over and now we move directly into Come Play on Labor Day!
  • Councilor Neve congratulated Mayor Struck on her recent Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting!
  • Councilor Williams had recently received a complaint about the plywood that is on the floats at the boat launch. City Supervisor Houk explained that it is only temporary. The city has the necessary supplies to repair it and it will be done as soon as the crew has time.
  • Councilor Kuiken announced that he is excited for the Come Play on Labor Day events. It is always so nice to see the community come together and see all of the different groups participate in various activities over the long weekend!
10. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:37 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.