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Brier City Council Minutes

April 13, 2004



Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:31 PM and the flag salute was given.

 

Roll Call:

Present:††††††††††† Councilmembers McClenny, Gipson, Corpron-Smith, Doolittle, and Morgan.

Absent:†††††††††††† Councilmembers Colinas and Kaemingk.

 

Public Requests & Oral Communications:

Mackenzie Destin of 24099 34th Pl. W. Brier, spoke asking the council to bend the rule and allow the 6th grade class of Brier Elementary to replace the current sign as their class project as a gift to the school. The Mayor stated that the City is talking with the School principal about the issue. Councilmember Gipson suggested that the council possibly waive the Variance fee for the students but still go through the Variance process. City Attorney Tom Evans spoke that the fee cannot be waived since it would be considered gifting. There was council discussion.

 

Mr. John Fiskin of 22424 Old Poplar Way spoke regarding several fires that they have had on their street at the building site where two port-a-potties have been burned and human excrement is on the road. He has called the City, Solid Waste, and the Health District and everyone has told him that it isnít their responsibility. The Mayor said he will talk with City staff and address the issue.

 

Approval of Minutes:

Mayor Starkes opened for consideration approval of the Brier City Council Minutes of April 6, 2004. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved, and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the Brier City Council minutes of April 6, 2004. Motion Carried. Councilmember Gipson abstained since he was absent.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of April 6, 2004. Councilmember McClenny moved, and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Brier City Council Workshop Minutes of April 6, 2004. Motion Carried. Councilmember Gipson abstained since he was absent.

 

Reports of Committees & City Officials:

Councilmember Corpron-Smith stated that she attended the Easter Egg Hunt and that it was well organized and there were about 300 children participating.

 

Consent Agenda:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Consent Agenda which includes Brier City Council Minutes of March 23, 2004; authorization of Mayors signature on the contract with Public Safety testing.com for entry level Police Officer testing; authorize the Mayor's signature on the contract with Snohomish County Fleet Maintenance; authorize the Mayor's signature on the contract for jail services with Okanogan County Corrections; authorize the Mayor to spend up to $13,000 for legal consultation and representation by Foster, Pepper, Sheffelman for Police negotiations; and to authorize the Mayorís signature on the IAC Grant contract for the Brier Park baseball field renovations. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved, and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which includes Brier City Council Minutes of March 23, 2004, authorization of Mayors signature on the contract with Public Safety testing.com for entry level Police Officer testing, authorize the Mayor's signature on the contract with Snohomish County Fleet Maintenance, authorize the Mayor's signature on the contract for jail services with Okanogan County Corrections, authorize the Mayor to spend up to $13,000 for legal consultation and representation by Foster, Pepper, Sheffelman for Police negotiations and authorize the Mayorís signature on the IAC Grant contract for the Brier Park baseball fields. Motion Carried.

 

New Business, Petitions, Communications, Applications & Appeals:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration to authorize the 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Administration car and the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria be put out to auction. Councilmember McClenny moved, and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to authorize the selling of the Administration 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier and the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria at auction. Motion Carried.

 

Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials

Mayor Starks opened for consideration setting the date for the SEPA Appeal Hearing regarding Brier Glen III. The City Attorney spoke on the issue that it stay at the Council level and it will need about two to two and a half-hours to conduct. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Gipson moved, and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to set the date for the SEPA Appeal Hearing regarding Brier Glenn III on May 11, 2004 and see if the parties involved can be present. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks announced there will be a short course on GMA next Tuesday April 20, 2004. There will be three speakers. The cost is dinner for the speakers at Neapolis and the meeting will begin right at 6:30 PM. The Mayor suggested that the money be expended from the Council contingency fund. Councilmember Gipson moved, and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to spend $200 for the GMA dinner on April 20, 2004. Motion Carried.

 

Auditing of Accounts

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the March 2004 Payroll Warrants. Councilmember McClenny moved, and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the March 2004 Payroll Warrants No. 11895 through No. 11945 in the amount of $73,214.72. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the March 2004 Claim Warrants. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved, and Councilmember McClenny seconded to approve the March 2004 Claim Warrants No. 16493 through No. 16565 in the amount of $164,673.57. There was Council discussion. Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Gipson moved, and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to adjourn. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM.





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