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Brier City Council Minutes

April 6, 2004



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

 

Roll Call:

Present:††††††††††† Councilmembers McClenny, Kaemingk, Corpron-Smith, and Morgan. Councilmember Colinas arrived at 7:31 PM, Councilmember Gipson arrived at 7:32 PM and Councilmember Doolittle arrived at 7:37 PM.

 

Public Requests & Oral Communications:

Mayor Starks opened the floor for public comment. Mr. Jeff Lake of 3169 243rd St. spoke to the issue of the variance that was denied to Don Bechtel regarding a gas main extension and was interested in why the council would not approve the variance since this would create cleaner air. There was council discussion and it was explained that the ordinance is to assure road integrity. There was council consensus that the ordinance should be looked at to see if it is creating an excessive burden to the citizens. Former Mayor Wayne Kaske 24024 Brier Way spoke to the issue that it was not intended to be an excessive burden.

 

Susan Eco 21047 32nd Pl. W. spoke to the council regarding the fact that she would like to convert her home to an Adult Family Home. She had applied to get a business license and it was returned to her because she needs to get a State of Washington Business License. It was recommended that she apply for a Conditional Use Permit for the council to look at it and determine under what conditions she could have that facility in her home.

 

Edward Walker 21206 Poplar Way, spoke to the fact that the police are present this evening because he wanted to take some pictures of the Mayor and the Mayor objected.

 

Approval of Minutes:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of March 16, 2004. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of March 16, 2004. Motion Carried.

 

Reports of Committees & City Officials:

Councilmember Smith reported that a group of citizens and scouts reported to City Light Park on Saturday the 20th and the planting happened in about an hour and a half and the outdoor classroom was dedicated.

 

Councilmember Gipson reported the Library Board now needs two new board members. The library is looking at how the Tim Eyman 864 Initiative will affect them. Sno-Isle Library has a new website and it has changed to Sno-Isle Library. Circulation is doing well.

 

Representative Wayne Kaske reported on SnoCom and the interlocal agreement that they hope will be approved by the various City Councils by mid-year. All Cities in Phase I are on the 800mhz system and it is working well. The fire agencies are in the process of testing the system. The Snohomish County Sheriff will not convert until Phase II. They are looking at a new CAD system in the next few years and it will cost approximately $500,000.

 

Consent Agenda:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Consent Agenda which includes Brier City Council Minutes of March 9, 2004 and approval to put the Brier Elementary and Old Poplar Way Sidewalk projects out for bid in mid-April. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which includes Brier City Council Minutes of March 9, 2004 and approval to put the Brier Elementary and Old Poplar Way Sidewalk projects out for bid in mid-April. Motion Carried. Councilmember McClenny abstained from approval of the March 9, 2004 minutes since he was not present.

 

Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to attend to item 13c on the Agenda so that Chief Holmes isnít kept here all evening. Motion Carried.

 

Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the purchase of the new patrol car with the funds to come from Fund 108. There was council discussion. Motion Carried.

 

Hearings:

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the Business License #BR04-038 by Gary Aldrich of Aldrich Construction located at 23604 37th Pl. W, Brier. Mr. Aldrich spoke on his behalf that the business is not intended to have anything at the house other than a trailer that holds his tools and a desk to do paperwork and answer phone calls.Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to open the public hearing.Christy Davis of 3903 237th Pl. spoke and asked if there would be added traffic to the street. After being told no she did not have a problem with the approval of the business. An email from Harle Rossof 3914 237th Pl. was entered into the recorded as in opposition to the business. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to close the Public Hearing. There was council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Kaemingk seconded to approve Business License #BR04-038 by Gary Aldrich, Aldrich Construction at 23604 37th Pl. W, Brier. There was council discussion. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks stated the next item was a Variance Application #V04-001 by Mr. Jaren Balzer at 23089 23rd Ave. W. Mr. Balzer was present and stated that this was for an antenna mast extension that it is more stable and professional looking than the current antenna. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to open the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. Ed Walker 21206 Poplar Way spoke that he has no problem with the project, however, he has a question as to why his project is being sent back to the Planning Commission since the audio tapes are blank and why this project is not being sent back to the Planning Commission as well. There was council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve Variance Application #V04-001 with all of the Planning Commissions recommendations and stipulations for Mr. Balzer at 23089 23rd Ave. W. Motion Carried.

 

Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials

Mayor Starks opened for consideration the re-appointment of Eugene Funk to the Planning Commission Position No. 4 to expire January 31, 2006 and the re-appointment of Sue Wahlgren to the Planning Commission Position No. 5 to expire January 31, 2006. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the re-appointment of Eugene Funk to the Planning Commission Position No. 4 to expire January 31, 2006 and the re-appointment of Sue Wahlgren to the Planning Commission Position No. 5 to expire January 31, 2006. Motion Carried.

 

New Business, Petitions, Communications, Applications & Appeals:

Mayor Starks stated the Brier Glen III subdivision had to be pulled from tonightís agenda because a SEPA appeal had been filed yesterday by a group of neighbors headed by Mr. Fredrick Price.

 

The meeting recessed to Executive Session at 9:05 PM for 30 minutes to discuss the appeal and the possibility of a potential conflict of interest. The council returned from executive session at 9:25 PM.

 

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the SEPA appeal on the Brier Glen III subdivision and whether or not the council would like to hear the appeal or have a hearing examiner listen to it. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded that the hearing date be set at the next regular meeting on April 13, 2004 to hear the appeal by the City Council. There was council discussion. Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to adjourn. Motion Carried. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 9:28 PM.





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