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Brier City Council Minutes

November 9, 2004



Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:40 PM and the flag salute was given.

 

Roll Call:

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

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

 

Public Requests & Oral Communications:

Wayne Kaske 24024 Brier Way, stated that an editorial letter was written by the Edmonds Mayor about the Paine Field airport taking on commercial flights and he hopes that the council will take a position to oppose this proposal.

 

Ed Walker 21206 Poplar Way, he handed out a letter to the council dated November 8, 2004 that asks for the sensitive areas ordinance information. He believes that the ordinance is being held up and that the council is being denied the opportunity to act on it.

 

Peggy Dare 22320 Hickory Way, she is concerned as well about the status of the critical areas ordinance. She had sent an email about the Old Poplar Way development and detention pond and was wondering about the status of this area and the current condition. She wanted to add that she is very pleased to live in a horse community and she wants to see it continue to be protected and she gets a lot of positive feedback from others in the community in regard to the horses.

 

Scott Warner 3605 219th St., stated he has questions regarding the comments made by Mrs. Dare. In particular will the dead vegetation be replaced at the pond and isnít there an ordinance regarding the pick up of horse manure from the roadways.

 

Approval of Minutes:

Mayor Starks opened for consideration of approval of the Brier City Council Minutes and the Workshop Minutes of November 2, 2004. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes and the Workshop Minutes of November 2, 2004. Motion Carried. Councilman Colinas abstained.

 

Reports of Committees & City Officials:

Councilwoman Corpron-Smith reported that the Fire Contract committee met with Fire District 1 last night and the contract negotiations are coming along but there is nothing of significance to report at this time.

 

Mr. Kaske reported that Mr. Moiser of the SnoCom organization was found deceased last night, he had been missing for 8 days.

 

Hearings:

Mayor Starks opened the hearing on the Six Year Street Plan. Peggy Dare 22320 Hickory Way, asked about the work needing to be done to Hickory Way. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Kaemingk seconded to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to approve Resolution No. 477 approving the 2005 Six Year Street Plan and authorize Mayorís signature. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened the Public Hearing on the 2005 Property Tax Levy. Scott Warner 3605 219th St., stated he would like to encourage the council to take the 1% increase. Wayne Kaske 24024 Brier Way, agreed that the council should take the 1% increase. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to close the Public Hearing on the 2005 Property Tax Levy. Motion Carried. There was council discussion. Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve Ordinance 115.PP adopting the increase of 1%. Motion Carried.

 

Councilmember Corpron-Smith moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to open the Public Hearing on the 2005 Proposed Revenues and 2005 Final Budget. Motion Carried. Wayne Kaske 24024 Brier Way, said that he looked at the budget and has a few questions. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Corpron-Smith seconded to close the public hearing. Motion Carried. There was council discussion. Mr. Kaskeís comments will be typed up and looked at by the council at the meeting next week.

 

Old Business, Petitions, Communications, Applications & Appeals:

Mayor Starks opened for discussion the Poplar Glen Extension. Milo & LariAnne Milosavljevic of MIR stated that PUD is so far behind that they will not be able to bring electric to the plat until at least March 2005. There was council discussion. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Kaemingk seconded to table the issue to a regular meeting before the workshop next week. Motion Carried.

 

Miscellaneous Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials

Councilwoman Doolittle announced that she is engaged.

 

Auditing of Accounts

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the October 2004 Payroll Warrants. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Morgan seconded to approve the October 2004 Payroll Warrants No. 12260 through No. 12311 in the amount of $81,379.75. Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the October 2004 Claim Warrants.Councilmember Morgan moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the October 2004 Claim Warrants No. 16924 through No. 16980 in the amount of $871,477.88. There was Council discussion. Motion Carried.

 

Executive Session

Mayor Starks adjourned to executive session at 9:50 PM for one hour. The council returned at 10:25 PM. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the contract with Foster, Pepper, Sheffelman. Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment

Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to adjourn. Mayor Starks declared the meeting adjourned at 10:27 PM.





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