April 22, 2003
Mayor Kaske called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:31 PM and the flag salute was given.
Present: Councilmembers Jordan, Colinas, Gipson, and Warner. Councilmembers Doolittle and Morgan arrived at 7:34 PM
Absent: Councilmember Starks
Public Requests & Oral Communications:
Mayor Kaske asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to speak. Jason Luna, 21119 29th Place W., stated that he is doing his Senior Project and read a statement regarding street drag racing and would like Brier to consider holding trial street drag races here. There was Council discussion regarding the liability involved. Peggy Dare commented regarding the sewer and storm drainage in Brier. Ms. Dare spoke regarding gravity flow sewer and stated she favors on-site systems until there is an overall sewer plan. Ms. Dare spoke about the drainage pond on Murphy’s property. Ms. Dare asked what the City is going to do about West Nile Virus and mosquitoes. There was continued Council discussion with Ms. Dare. John Fisken, 22424 Old Poplar Way, spoke regarding ditches and standing water along the Langseth property.
Reports of Committees & City Officials:
Mayor Kaske asked if there were any reports. Councilmember Jordan reported that his wife and child had a good time at the Easter Egg Hunt. Mayor Kaske reported that he had received a letter from King County Executive Simms regarding the sites at Brightwater, under 228th Street SW, and the 195th alignment for his preferred sewer conveyance system. Mayor Kaske reported on Miscellaneous Mail and showed the proposed colors for the bricks for the new City Hall. Mayor Kaske reported that PERC sent certification for both bargaining units and stated that the laborers would like to meet during the day. Mayor Kaske stated May 1st is the first meeting and invited any of the Council to attend. There was Council and Mayor discussion regarding the cost estimate for the proposed City Hall. Mayor Kaske gave an update on the staffing of the Police Department.
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, which was to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of April 8, 2003. Motion Carried with Councilmembers Colinas and Doolittle abstaining as they were not present at that meeting.
New Business, Petitions, Communications, Application Appeals:
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of a Variance fee refund request by Dennis Nolton. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to approve the Variance fee refund request by Dennis Nolton. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the revised agreement with PAWS for Animal Shelter Services. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the revised agreement with PAWS for Animal Shelter Services. Motion Carried.
Ordinances, Resolutions & Orders:
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of Ordinance 6.M revising the day and time for Planning Commission Meetings. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve Ordinance 6.M revising the day and time for Planning Commission Meetings. Motion Carried.
Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials: The abundance of workload on land use issues was discussed. Mayor Kaske declared an Executive Session at 8:45 PM for 15 minutes to discuss personnel issues. The Executive Session was extended for ˝ hours. The meeting resumed at 9:20 PM.
Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to adjourn. Motion Carried, and the Brier City Council Meeting of April 22, 2003 adjourned at 9:20 P.M.
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