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Brier City Council Minutes

September 9, 2003



Mayor Kaske called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:30 PM and the flag salute was given.

 

Roll Call:

Present:†††††††††††††††† Councilmembers Colinas, Gipson, Jordan, Warner, and Morgan.

Absent:††††††††††††††††† Councilmembers Doolittle and Starks.

 

Approval of Minutes:

Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the Brier City Council Minutes of September 2, 2003 and Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of September 2, 2003. Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember Colinas seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of September 2, 2003 and Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of September 2, 2003. Motion Carried.

 

Public Requests & Oral Communications: None

 

Reports of Committees & City Officials:

Councilmember Jordan stated that there will two Eagle Scout Participants who will be attending the Park Board Meeting tomorrow night and are looking for projects to do.

 

Consent Agenda:

Mayor Kaske opened for consideration of approval of the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, which was to approve Brier City Council Minutes of August 26, 2003. Motion Carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Kaske opened for discussion the adoption of the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Decision in the Paul Schroeder Appeal. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve the Findings and Conclusions of Law regarding the Paul Schroeder Nuisance Appeal filed July 7, 2003 regarding 3226 238th Street SW. Motion Carried with Councilmember Gipson abstaining, as he was not present at the meeting.

 

Hearings: None.

 

New Business, Petitions, Communications, Applications & Appeals:

Mayor Kaske stated that he is representing Administration regarding the consideration of the three lot Short Plat Application for Bill Knapp SP03-01 at 3129 238th St SW so he removed himself from the table and turned the Chair over to Mayor Protem Colinas. Mayor Protem Colinas opened for discussion. John McDonald stated that he is the Design Engineer for the Knapp shortplat and explained the shortplat request. Mr. McDonald stated that Mr. Knapp asked to be relieved of the frontage improvements and asked that the Council waive the traffic mitigation fees. Mayor Kaske presented Administrationís information to Council regarding the shortplat request and the variance that had been requested. Mayor Kaske stated that Administration would have no problem with Council waiving the traffic mitigation fees if Mr. Knapp provides the frontage improvements. Mayor Kaske discussed park mitigation and recommends that park mitigation be set at $2,000 for the shortplat and continued explaining the resolution requirements. There was Council discussion regarding stormwater with Jorge Garcia from Hammond, Collier, and Wade-Livingstone and with Mr. McDonald representing Mr. Knapp. Councilmember Colinas moved to amend Section 12, Item A of Res. 471 to include easement extension verbiage. Mayor Kaske asked for Council to consider approval of the plans dated July 7, 2003 when approving the Preliminary Plat. Councilmember Colinas withdrew his motion. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Colinas seconded to amend Section X to state 20 foot wide. Motion Carried. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded for Item Z to read that the applicant shall provide $2,000 total for Park Mitigation. There was Council discussion. Motion Carried. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to strike Item AA, the traffic mitigation fee, due to installing the frontage improvements. Motion Carried. Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to approve the Knapp Shortplat SP03-01 and adopt Resolution No. 471 as amended granting Preliminary Plat Approval. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kaske resumed the Chair and opened for discussion consideration of Resolution No. 447, Section 13, CC and JJ in the Plat of Highland Ridge with applicant Stirling Homes, LLC and the City Engineer and staff. Mr. McDonald, representing the applicant, submitted the wetland report for Item JJ and stated the resolution requires three power poles and that PUD may not want them installed where the plans show them. Mayor Kaske informed Mr. McDonald that PUD would install them where the City requests them to be placed. Mayor Kaske declared at 12-minute recess at 8:33 PM to give Council time to read the submitted report. The Mayor called the meeting back to order at 8:43 PM. There was continued Council discussion with Jorge Garcia. Katie Smith, 21700 Vine Road, explained that they should use a two-gallon minimum size for trees that would be planted. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded that the Council direct the Administration and the City Engineer to approve planting plans under CC and JJ for Council consideration prior to Final Plat Approval. Motion Carried.

 

Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials

Councilmember Colinas informed Council that he met with Jerry Smith, a Councilmember from Mountlake Terrace, who informed him that fire service will be discussed on September 15, 2003 at a meeting in Mountlake Terrace and that Council is welcome to attend. Fire service was discussed and Council was informed that Mountlake Terrace will be out of the fire business by the end of the year and their fire staff will be absorbed by Fire District #1.

Mayor Kaske discussed the letter in packets regarding a property vacation in the area of 34th Avenue W. and 36th Avenue W. and the fee requirements and the cost of appraisals.

Councilmember Gipson asked if Council was interested in getting involved with the National League of Cities. Mayor Kaske discussed the cost involved. Councilmember Gipson submitted an invoice and CD from Bill Cushman for the budget forecasting work that he did.

 

Auditing of Accounts

Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the August 2003 Payroll Warrants. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve the August 2003 Payroll Warrants No. 11517 through No. 11570 in the amount of $75,059.12 with Warrants No. 11516, 11530 and 11552 being voided. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kaske opened for consideration approval of the August 2003 Claim Warrants. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve the August 2003 Claim Warrants No. 16083 through No. 16132 in the amount of $296,364.67 with Warrant No. 16082 being voided. Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to adjourn. Mayor Kaske declared the meeting adjourned at 9:34 PM.





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