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Brier City Council Minutes

May 25, 2004



Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:33 PM and the flag salute was given.

 

Roll Call:

Present:††††††††††† Councilmembers Colinas, Kaemingk, Gipson, Corpron-Smith, Doolittle, and Councilmember Morgan arrived at 7:44 PM.

Absent:†††††††††††† Councilmember McClenny.

 

Public Requests & Oral Communications:

Peggy Dare of 22320 Hickory Way, Brier, addressed the Council. She stated that she has three issues to address this evening. First she discussed the Brier Horse Network and the design standard that was presented two years ago on a multi-purpose trail on Brier Road/Poplar Way, and asked if we are protecting Brierís qualities from development. Second, she brought up the SEPA appeal and stated it was hard to listen to. She would like to see a notice of application announcing proposed plats prior to them getting started. Her third item was to request that we budget for extra legal help for Brier land use and development to help save open spaces or the country flavor of Brier. Councilmember Morgan asked some questions of Ms. Dare.

 

Ed Walkerof 21206 Poplar Way, Brier, addressed if the new city hall is going through the SEPA process or if it is exempt. The Mayor stated that the SEPA determination will be posted in the near future for the new city hall.

 

Approval of Minutes:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration, approval of the Brier City Council Minutes of May 11, 2004. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of May 11, 2004. Motion Carried. Councilmembers Doolittle and Colinas abstained.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration, approval of the Brier City Council Minutes of May 18, 2004. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of May 18, 2004. Motion Carried. Councilmembers Doolittle and Colinas abstained.

 

Reports of Committees & City Officials:

Mr. Kaske, our SNOCOM representative, spoke regarding that the Interlocal Agreement is not ready to be adopted and that the City of Lynnwood has some issues with the agreement and it is required to be a unanimous vote of the cities involved in order to pass the agreement. Mr. Kaske also spoke regarding SERS, stationg that Spencer Bahner their manager has resigned as of May 14, 2004. The personnel committee is putting together a profile for the position. They donít expect to finish the application process until September.

 

Councilmember Gipson reported on the Library Board meeting he attended a couple of weeks ago. They need 3 board members and he asked that it be posted on the website and TV. The Library has a new sign. There was a question about some paint flaking on the front of the building and some graffiti on a pole. Circulation was up in March and April.

 

Councilmember Corpron-Smith reported on the Park Board meeting. The plans are going along well for SeaScare and they have the Trolley Days Band set up for an evening in the park. The Park Board would like to see some improvements at Bobcat Park and look into improvements in Brierwood Park as well.

 

Consent Agenda:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Consent Agenda which includes the ESCA Mitigation Plan; and Authorization of the Mayorís signature on the contracts for the temporary facilities placement with Alpha and Omega Electric, Mobile Mini, Inc., Ramparts, First Call Communications and Brier Community Church. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the ESCA Mitigation Plan; and Authorization of the Mayorís signature on the contracts for the temporary facilities placement with Alpha and Omega Electric for $3,899.93, Mobile Mini, Inc.$8,625.00 Ramparts $4,125.00, First Call Communications $3,353.03 and Brier Community Church based at $100.00 per month. Motion Carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration adoption of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision of the MDNS appeal of Frederick M. Price. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to adopt the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision of MDNS appeal of Frederick M. Price. Motion Carried. Councilmembers Colinas and Kaemingk abstained.

 

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

Mayor Starks opened for consideration and approval the bids for a new public works backhoe. Mr. Williams spoke in regard to the issue. There was council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Kaemingk seconded to approve the bid in the amount of $62,400 for the new Caterpillar backhoe from Seattle NC Machinery. Motion Carried.

 

There was a glitch in the deal with the park mower that was approved last week and the low bidder will not take our worn out machine as a trade-in because it would cost more to fix the old mower than the trade in was worth. There was council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to approve a total cost on a lawn mower for $15,700.00 on the Ford. There was a roll call vote with four yes and two no votes. Motion Carried.

 

Ordinances, Resolutions & Orders:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration, approval of Ordinance No. 313 approving the transfer of funds in the amount of $48,981.00 from the Council Contingency Fund, Fund No. 106 to the New City Hall Construction Fund, Fund No. 301. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to approve Ordinance No. 313 approving the transfer of funds in the amount of $48,981.00 from the Council Contingency Fund, Fund No. 106 to the New City Hall Construction Fund, Fund No. 301. Motion Carried.

 

Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials

Mayor Starks stated that our notice of intent and credit form have been accepted by the Stateís LOCAL loan program.

 

Executive Session

Mayor Starks asked that the council move to executive session at 9:00 PM for approximately one hour to discuss possible litigation and personnel issues. The council returned from executive session at 9:37 PM.

 

Councilmember Doolittle moved and Councilmember Colinas seconded to approve the personal services contract with Jeffrey Holmes as Interim Chief of Police and authorized the Mayorís signature with an amendment to Section 2 to say hours worked will be between 8 and 20 hours a week, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 6 PM. Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to adjourn. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 9:38 PM.





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