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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.