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Brier City Council Minutes

December 16, 2003



Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:32 PM and the flag salute was given.

 

Roll Call:

Present:††††††††††† Councilmembers Colinas, McClenny, Corpron-Smith, Morgan and Warner.

Absent:††††††††††† Councilmembers Doolittle and Gipson.

 

Approval of Minutes:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration of approval of the Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of December 2, 2003 and approval of the Brier City Council Minutes of December 9, 2003. Councilmember Warner moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of December 2, 2003. Motion Carried with Councilmembers Colinas and McClenny abstaining. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of December 9, 2003. Motion Carried.

 

Hearings:

Mayor Starks opened for public comment the ESCA Mitigation plan. Mayor Starks turned the floor over to the ESCA representative Jamie Gravell. Ms. Gravell made a presentation for the ESCA Mitigation plan.

 

New Business, Petitions, Communications, Applications & Appeals:

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the Plat Modification for Highland Ridge and adopt Resolution No. 447.B. John McDonnell from Western Engineers gave a brief explanation of the modification request. Jorge Garcia from HCWL commented on the modification and spoke in favor of the changes. There were a few public questions and comments. City Administration representative Wayne Kaske took the floor to comment on the modification and stated that when the builders are working on the project this will be the time to really watch the plat and how the grading is handled. Mr. Kaske raised the concern that the right-of-way on 214th should be changed to accommodate future sidewalk construction and is a consideration that the developer and the council should look at the boundary. Mr. Kaske recommended approval of the Plat Modification. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to approve the Plat Modification for Highland Ridge and adopting Resolution No. 447.B and the current revised drainage plan dated November 21, 2003 with the proposed letter of understanding to be sent out by the City Engineer. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the Tree Planting Plan and Wetland Restoration Plan for Highland Ridge. Mr. McDonnell with Western Engineers took the floor and gave a brief overview of the plan. The council asked if staff has reviewed the plan and had any comments. Mr. Kaske commented that it has been reviewed and it meets the letter of the resolution. Councilmember Corpron-Smith stated that she has concerns on the size of the tree and plants that will be planted and felt it would be more appropriate to plant larger options. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Wetland Restoration Plan with the amendment that the Western Red Cedar, Willow and Black Cottonwood be 6-8 feet in height, as well as the shrubs red osier dogwood, nootka rose, service berry and salmon berry be increased in size to a five gallon pot. Motion Carried.

 

The Tree Planting Plan was discussed that it does not give enough detail and needs to be reviewed and more specific information given. Vine Maple or Western Red Cedar was recommended. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved and Councilmember Colinas seconded to approve the Tree Planting Plan with an amendment to include 5 Western Red Cedars and 15 Vine Maples to be 10-gallon size or 6-8 feet in height with multiple cane. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approving the release of the Contractor's Bond for the Brier Ridge development. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Morgan seconded to approve the release of the Contractorís Bond for Brier Ridge. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County for Affordable Housing. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County for Affordable Housing. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the resurfacing of the Brier Park basketball courts. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to approve $1,120.00 plus tax for JB Asphalt for resurfacing of the basketball court. There was council discussion and the possibility of creating a full-length court. Wayne Kaske of 24024 Brier Way stated that the one full court at Bobcat Park causes the neighbors to complain about the jocks with fast cars and loud music and would like to have them stopped. Councilmember Warner withdrew his second. Councilmember Colinas withdrew his motion. Council is sending this to the Park Board to make a recommendation on a full court facility with a second basket.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to adjourn to workshop. Motion Carried. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned to workshop at 9:05 PM.



Brier City Workshop Minutes

December 16, 2003


Following the regular meeting


REVIEW 2004 PRELIMINARY BUDGET.

2. REVIEW CORRECTION TO THE SIX YEAR STREET PLAN.

3. REVIEW ORDINANCE NO. 309 CREATING A CITY HALL CONSTRUCTION FUND NO. 301.

4. DISCUSS MAYOR'S COMPENSATION.





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