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Brier City Council Minutes

February 10, 2004



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 McClenny, Corpron-Smith, Morgan, Doolittle, Gipson and Mayor Starks. Councilmember Kaemingk arrived at 7:40 PM.

Absent:††††††††††† Councilmember Colinas.

 

Reports of Committees and City Officials:

Councilmember Corpron-Smith reported that the ESCA meeting held last night is moving ahead to get the paperwork done to present to the State and they are making great progress to be ready to present it in May.

 

Councilmember Gipson stated that the CT board will be meeting in Bothell this next week on February 18th at 7:30 pm in the Bothell Police community room and is open to the public for input on services.

 

Consent Agenda:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of January 27, 2004, approve the Brier City Council Workshop minutes of February 3, 2004, approve the Public Defender contract and authorize Mayorís signature, approve the proposal by Hammond, Collier, Wade-Livingstone for the new City Hall site survey and authorize the Mayors signature, and authorize to put the park shelter repairs out for bid. Motion Carried.

 

Hearings:

Mayor Starks opened the Public Hearing on Business License #BR04-016 by David McReynolds NWFSBOHOMES.COM, at 23901 35th Avenue W, Brier. Mr. McReynolds spoke on his behalf that the business is all done over the internet and phone and there would be no additional traffic coming and going from his home. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to close the Public Hearing. There was council discussion. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve Business License #BR04-016 by David McReynolds, NWFSBOHOMES.COM at 23901 35th Avenue W, Brier. Motion Carried.

 

New Business, Petitions, Communications, Applications & Appeals:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration the Administrative Appeal by Donald Bechtel regarding exemption from a Right-of-Way Use Permit as stated in Title 12.12.Mr. Bechtel spoke on his behalf and stated that he wanted to convert to gas heat and there is an added cost of $3,000 - $5,000 that would make it too costly if he must open the street to install the gas line. He also stated that some neighbors of his had this waived a couple of years ago and he is hoping to have the same waiver given to him. Mayor Starks stated that at the time Mr. Bechtelís neighbor had the work done there was a 5 year moritorium in place. The City has not let anyone since that time have a street opening without the permit. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to deny the Administrative Appeal by Donald Bechtel. Motion Carried.

 

Consideration of Bids, L.I.D.S & Related Matters:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration the authorization of the bid from J. B. Asphalt of $2680.00 for the basketball court improvements at Brier Park. There was council discussion. Councilmember McClenny moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to accept the bid from J.B. Asphalt in the amount of $2680.00 plus tax for the basketball court improvements at Brier Park and that the additional equipment necessary to complete the project be purchased with a limit total for the project of up to $3500.00. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration to authorize tree removal at 22030 34th Avenue W, by Tree Masters in the amount of $775.00. There was council discussion. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to authorize the tree removal at 22030 34th Avenue W, by Tree Masters in the amount of $775.00 plus tax. Motion Carried.

 

Miscellaneous Business

Councilmember Gipson asked about the Redevelopment Ordinance and when it will be presented. City Attorney Tom Evans said that he had the Ordinance with him for them to review.

 

Councilmember Kaemingk attended the AWC newly elected officials seminar and it was very informative. He also met with Rich Maag from Public Works and had a good meeting.

 

Mayor Starks brought up that SNOCOM had a Leibert UPS system that has been stored in our shop for quite some time and they are looking to sell it for approximately $5000. The Mayor would like the council to consider purchasing this item for our new city hall.

 

Councilmember Morgan asked where we were with the contract proposal from Fire District One. Mayor Starks stated that we have not received one from them at this time.

 

Auditing of Accounts

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the January 2004 Payroll Warrants No. 11801 through No. 11847 in the amount of $66,182.98 and voided Warrant #11811. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the January 2004 Payroll Warrants No. 11801 through No. 11847 in the amount of $66,182.98 and voided Warrant. #11811. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the January 2004 Claim Warrants No. 16371 through No. 16436 in the amount of $149,904.43 and voided Warrant #16370.

Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to approve the January 2004 Claim Warrants No. 16371 through No. 16436 in the amount of $149,904.43 and voided Warrant #16370. There was Council discussion. Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Doolittle moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to adjourn. Motion Carried. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 8:36 PM.





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