May 13, 2003
Mayor Kaske called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:34 PM and the flag salute was given.
Present: Councilmembers Colinas, Doolittle, Gipson, Jordan, Morgan, Starks, and Warner.
Public Requests & Oral Communications:
Mayor Kaske asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to speak. There was no public input.
Reports of Committees & City Officials:
Mayor Kaske asked if there were any reports. Councilmember Gipson reported that he had attended a Library Board Meeting last week and they had asked about the concrete pad. Mayor Kaske replied that he would talk to Rich Maag about it. Councilmember Gipson asked about library signage using reflective paint. There was discussion regarding lighting and paint.
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, which was to approve Brier City Council minutes of April 22, 2003; to approve the Brier City Council minutes of May 6, 2003 regular meeting prior to workshop; to approve the Brier City Council Workshop minutes of May 6, 2003; to approve the renewal agreement with Monroe Correctional Complex and authorize the Mayor's signature; to approve the refund request of Mary Schultz for $23.50; to approve the letter and signature of the Mayor to Snohomish County Planning for target growth population allocation. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaske removed himself from the table for the Public Hearings as he had provided staff input on these land use issues. Mayor Protem Colinas assumed the Chair. Mayor Protem Colinas opened the Public Hearing for Lot Line Adjustment #LL03-001 for Ed Coaker at 23000 32nd Ave. W. Mr. Coaker stated that he was in favor of the lot line adjustment. There was no other public comment. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to approve the Lot Line Adjustment Application #LL03-001 for Ed Coaker at 23000 32nd Ave. W. Motion Carried.
Mayor Protem Colinas stated that the next Public Hearing was for a Variance Application #V03-002 for Mr. Bender at 21577 26th Ave. W. Sid Bender, 21577 26th Avenue W, stated it was a pre-existing variance before they moved in and they were adding a breakfast nook for an additional six feet. Mayor ProTem Colinas opened the Public Hearing. There was no public input. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. There was Council discussion. Mr. Bender clarified that there was not a pre-existing variance for this. Wayne Kaske explained the background of this variance request. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve Variance Application #V03-002 for Mr. Bender at 21577 26th Avenue W. with the stipulation of the twenty-four months completion. Motion Carried.
Mayor Protem Colinas asked Ms. Sheller if she wanted to make an opening statement on Business License No. BR03-040 for Liz Sheller, Creative Memories at 23102 23rd Avenue W. Ms. Sheller explained her business license request. Mayor ProTem Colinas opened the Public Hearing. Cliff Wilson, 23412 23rd Avenue W, spoke in favor of granting the business license. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve Business License No. BR03-040 for Creative Memories. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaske resumed his seat at the Council Table.
Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials
There was Council discussion regarding authorization for City Councilmembers to attend AWC Annual Conference in Spokane and register as voting delegates. There was no Councilmember planning to attend.
There was Council discussion regarding HCWL and the Murphy detention pond and Mayor Kaske responded that it is functioning but the bio filtering is not taking place, as the plants are not there except on the East Side.
Councilmember Jordan arrived at 8:05 PM.
Councilmember Doolittle was invited by a Curves representative to be in a fitness marathon, including Shawn Alexander for his Shawn Alexander Foundation to be held on June 17th and that there may be an article in the paper regarding her participation in it.
Mayor Kaske reported that Snohomish County Planning sent information on the Threshold Determination on 17 acres for 83 dwellings this side of Lockwood Elementary.
Mayor Kaske reminded Council of the Cities and Towns Dinner on May 22nd in Arlington.
Mayor Kaske reported that the elementary school is putting on a Support the Troops Dinner.
Mayor Kaske informed council that Bill Wiselogle had asked if he and the Mayor of Bothell could come to the next workshop regarding MUGA so they will be here when it is discussed next week. There was Council discussion.
Councilmember Jordan reported on the MTYAA organization to improve the park fields.
There was Council discussion regarding the joint park project. Councilmember Colinas stated that he would contact them in the next week. Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the intent for an expenditure of $5,000 for matching funds for work in the ball fields in cooperation with MTYAA on the condition that they present the plan and that Public Works will have to buy off on it and that an agreement for an in-lieu fees is reached prior to disbursement of funds. Motion Carried.
There was Council discussion regarding holding a Council Retreat to discuss upcoming issues, impacts, and implications in upcoming budgets. There was Council consensus to hold it on June 6th and 7th. There was discussion on the proposed new City Hall Project. Councilmember Gipson suggesting putting it out for bid and discussion followed. Carl Manzanares stated that interest rates are low and the City should borrow as much as possible and discussed the trades and projects that have been awarded. Mr. Manzanares agreed that cost overruns are generated from change orders and add-ons.
Councilmember Jordan requested that the Trail Project and Eagle Scout Project be discussed at the next workshop.
Auditing of Accounts
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the April 2003 Payroll Warrants. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve the April 2003 Payroll Warrants No. 11279 through No. 11330 in the amount of $84,855.92 with Warrants No. 11277, 11278, and 11290 void. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the April 2003 Claim Warrants. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to approve the April 2003 Claim Warrants No. 15831 through No. 15893 in the amount of $149,436.51. There was Council discussion. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaske declared an Executive Session for 30 minutes at 9:15 PM to discuss personnel. The meeting reconvened at 9:45 PM and called for an extension to the Executive Session for 45 more minutes. The meeting reconvened at 10:30 PM.
Mayor Kaske declared the meeting adjourned at 10:30 PM.
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