June 22, 2004
Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:33 PM and the flag salute was given.
Present: Councilmembers Colinas, McClenny, Kaemingk, Gipson, Corpron-Smith, Doolittle, and Morgan.
Public Requests & Oral Communications:
Tim Munnis 22426 Brier Road, spoke regarding the Resolution that was signed last year regarding his plat process. He has run into a snag with the performance bond for his sprinkler system and would like the Council to make some kind of exception. There was council discussion. Ed Walker 21206 Poplar Way spoke that the council could pass a motion to bypass the bond issue by making it an occupancy issue instead. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to strike this clause regarding the bond issue on his Resolution for the sprinkler system and make an occupancy certificate wage on the proper working of the sprinkler system. Motion Carried. Councilmember Morgan opposed.
James Lukehart 2943 216th St. SW, Brier spoke regarding the Brier Glen III development that the permit was applied for five years ago and that the neighbor’s have some real concerns about the project being completed within the five year time frame. Kathy Mullany 24251 32nd Ave. W., asked if Milo will be informed in writing that his permit will expire after the four month extension. Carol Arnaudo 3124 Alaska Road, asked when the neighbor’s will be informed of any other issues regarding this. Rich Runkel 24258 32nd Ave. W., asked why the public wasn’t informed of the extension.
Reports of Committees & City Officials:
Councilwoman Sasha Doolittle stated that the Planning Commission met last week and the Walker project has been extended and there will be two conditional use issues coming before the council.
Councilman Kaemingk met with Mr. Williams and took a tour of the Public Works facilities and they are working together on the street opening ordinance.
Mayor Starks recessed for five minutes at 8:25 PM to give the council the opportunity to read over the revised contract with Cynthia Pruitt for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The council returned at 8:30 PM.
Mayor Starks opened for consideration authorization of the Mayor’s signature on the contract with Cynthia Pruitt for the Comprehensive Plan Update. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the contract with Cynthia Pruitt for the Comprehensive Plan Update. Motion Carried.
Mayor Starks opened for consideration Business License Application #BR04-051, by DKG Fabrication, Inc. located at 3121 Alaska Road, Brier. Ted Green spoke in regard to his business having been operating for the past year and he does small projects in his garage and is out in the field installing equipment.
Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to open the public hearing on Business License Application #BR04-051, by DKG Fabrications, Inc.
Ed Schwab 3227 Alaska Road, spoke against this business license that it is not allowed within our Comprehensive Plan. Beverly Marshall 3201 Alaska Road, spoke against the business. Cindy Clausen 24300 32nd Ave. W., spoke that there are cars parked all over the street in front of this home, and she is concerned for the safety of her children as they walk down this road. Dawn Green asked if she is able to address the neighbor’s concerns when they are done. Joseph Arnaudo 3124 Alaska Road, spoke against the business and the noise that it makes, he stated that an industry like this does not belong in a residential neighborhood. Lisa Pizzuto-Whittaker 3112 Alaska Road, stated that she lives directly across the street from the Green’s and she never hears any noise that is out of the ordinary and she fully supports their in home business. Ally Nicholson 8700 Bothell Way NE, spoke that she has checked into this issue with the state and that this is a zoning issue. Kathy Mullany 24251 32nd Ave. W., spoke regarding the traffic and trucks coming and going from this home and that it has been problematic. Mary Frolan 24205 31st Ave. W., stated that she is home during the day and you hear the noise coming from the business. She further stated that she was not notified and this business is a safety issue. Sam Howard 24200 32nd Ave. W., stated there are several issues that need to be addressed in the staff report and these issues would have to be adhered to in order for the business license to be granted. Paul Peterson 21703 Hope Way, spoke that he looked at the plan for the garage set up and that a sheet metal shop creates a lot of noise. Jeff Lake 3169 243rd Ave. W., said that if this business would create a rezoning issue that he is against this business. Carol Arnaudo 3124 Alaska Road, stated that she is against the business. In addition, she stated that since the business has been operating without a license for the past year there should be no consideration for this business. She requested a response to the major issues and would like someone to show her within the codes where this business could be considered and would like to see it require a sound engineer to look into the noise issue. Rich Runkel 24258 32nd Ave. W., stated that he spent all winter long walking down that street and having to walk in the street due to the cars that were parked in front of this home blocking the roadway. Dawn Green spoke in response to the many issues raised and she apologized for not applying for the business license before now. She stated that the multiple vehicles coming and going from their home belong to their family members and no one has ever informed them that all the cars are a problem or bothers them. Mrs. Green further stated that they do not receive deliveries to their home for the business and they do not have customers coming to their home. Ted Green spoke that he didn’t realize some of the impacts that this issue has created. Further, he stated that he has still been working and the only thing that has changed is that he has closed the garage door. Mr. Green also stated that their family members park on the street due to the dangerous nature of backing out of their driveway onto Alaska Road.
Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. There was council discussion. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to deny the Business License Application #BR04-051, by DKG Fabrications, Inc. for lack of compliance with the City codes. Motion Carried.
Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to recess for five minutes at 9:49 PM. Motion Carried. The council returned at 9:53 PM.
Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials
The Mayor pointed out that the council has a copy of a tentative newsletter that will be sent out the end of this month.
The Mayor stated that the temporary housing should be occupied by the first of next week and that the Council and Planning Commission meetings will be held at Brier Community Church. The other committees will be meeting at the Brier Library.
The Mayor attended the AWC conference in Ocean Shores last week and he felt that it was very informative and hopes that some of the councilmembers will be able to attend next year.
Councilmember Corpron-Smith asked what is the status of the fencing for the Brier ballfield. Mr. Williams explained that the fencing has gone up in price by $3,000 and all the companies that had bid verified that the cost had increased by that amount. The ADA path is due to be installed in July. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to authorize the additional $3,000 for the baseball field fencing. Motion Carried.
Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to adjourn. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 10:05 PM. Motion Carried.
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