March 9, 2004
Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:32 PM and the flag salute was given.
Present: Councilmembers Colinas, Kaemingk, Gipson, Corpron-Smith, Doolittle, and Morgan.
Public Requests & Oral Communications:
Ed Walker 21206 Poplar Way, Brier addressed the council regarding the Stop Loss Ordinance that they passed at the last regular meeting. He believes that is should go before the Planning Commission and be reconsidered and opened for public comment.
Mr. Walker brought up that he has brought in two appeals and the Mayor has returned them and he feels that the Mayor is trying to keep the council from hearing those appeals and forcing his project into litigation. Tom Evans, City Attorney, addressed the issues that Mr. Walker has raised. The subject matter of the appeals were inappropriate and not appealable and that he wrote the letter to Mr. Walker and explained in detail why his issues are not appealable.
Reports of Committees & City Officials:
Councilmember Doolittle has a potential conflict in attending the upcoming Planning Commission meeting and the last meeting was cancelled.
Councilmember Corpron-Smith spoke about the planting and ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at City Light Park on March 20th.
Councilmember Gipson mentioned there is a Library Board meeting tomorrow night and there is an opening on the Library Board that needs to be filled.
Mayor Starks spoke regarding the update for the Comprehensive Plan that has to be done this year. He has spoken with CTED about a class regarding Growth Management that he feels at least the new councilmembers need to attend on April 20th with a dinner meeting proceeding the to hopefully be held at Neopolis.
Mayor Starks opened for consideration of approval of the Consent Agenda which includes Brier City Council Minutes of February 24, 2004; Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of March 2, 2004; and approval of and authorization of the Mayor’s signature on the PAWS Contract. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which includes Brier City Council Minutes of February 24, 2004; Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of March 2, 2004; and approval and authorization of the Mayor’s signature on the PAWS Contract. Motion Carried.
Councilmember Gipson brought up Tim Eyman’s latest initiative 864 and that he suggested we should look at the impact of this initiative on our city and get information out to our citizens regarding this initiative the impact it will have on them within our city. There was council discussion to put out a city newsletter to address this issue.
Auditing of Accounts
Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the February 2004 Payroll Warrants. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Kaemingk seconded to approve the February 2004 Payroll Warrants No. 11848 through No. 11894 in the amount of $72,866.01. Motion Carried.
Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the February 2004 Claim Warrants. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the February 2004 Claim Warrants No. 16437 through No. 16492 in the amount of $377,028.72. There was Council discussion. Motion Carried.
Mayor Starks made the suggestion that before adjourning to executive session that the council consider adjourning the meeting since there is no action to be taken after executive session. The council agreed.
Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to adjourn. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 7:52 PM.
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