BRIER CITY COUNCIL MINUTES|
January 11, 2022
Mayor Kaemingk called the regular Brier City
Council Meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Present: Mayor Kaemingk,
Councilmembers Gallagher, Krienke, Lockhart, Marley,
Moran, Nick, and Rosman.
Staff: Clerk-Treasurer Swisher,
Deputy Clerk Snowden, and Public Works Supervisor Smith.
Requests & Oral Communications:
Hisham Othman, Brier, does the City of Brier have a
vaccination requirement and what is was the comparison
of the staffing level from this event compared to the February 2021 and the
2019 snowmagedon event.
Lauren Martin, Brier, they live in a tiny
cul-de-sac area near what is the priority level of their street. Lives across
the street from the new development on 216th would the City consider a speed bump.
Bill Bartig, Brier, has
noticed we have been doing a lot of mapping of the City
stormwater system and is wondering why or if we will be mapping the private
owned stormwater systems as they work together. In the snow event on Brier Road
north of Larch Way the snow got cleared down to pavement.
Kevin Davis, Brier, wanted to give kudos to Steve
and his team for what they did with what they had to work with. He suggested to
contract with Mountlake Terrace or Lynnwood to de-ice our streets. In the
Dundee neighborhood he would like local access only signage to avoid the heavy
traffic near the school. He would like to know the City's plan on the
comprehensive plan regarding the ADUs.
Kathie Wood, Brier, lives in one of the apartments
behind Brier Pizza. She was hoping that there was something discussed to
address the snow clearing.
Committees & City Officials:
Mayor Kaemingk discussed
our snow event and thanked Steve Smith our Public Works Supervisor for working
from home last week while ill and directing staff. He also thanked public works
staff Tim and Marcus for their efforts and extra hours they put in to help deal
with the road conditions. In addition, he thanked the public for their emails
about issues to help us improve our service. Mayor Kaemingk went onto discuss
our plows, the weather, de-icing, salt, the good and the bad. He thanked our police officers for their
assistance during the snow event as well.
Public Works Supervisor, Steve Smith discussed how
and why we handle the snow events in the manner that we do.
Mayor Kaemingk met with
local mayors, and they discussed snow removal, and everyone was challenged
during this event. They also have been discussing covid response.
Councilmember Moran asked
about how we compare to our neighboring cities and can we learn something from
them for future events.
asked for comparison of the costs, equipment and
manpower for their cities.
asked about whether it is the de-icer or salt that
degrades the roadway more like in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood.
Mayor Kaemingk noted that
last week we approved a contract for a new Police Chief, Nick Almquist and the process we used.
Gallagher reported that he attended the CT meeting last week and they too had a
lot of issue with the snow event.
Nick January 10th reviewed claim checks.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration of Home Occupation #604222592,
located at 3121 236th St SW by Bea Stockwell
for Bea Stockwell, CPA. Councilmember Krienke stated
that he has done business with Bea over the years. Mayor Kaemingk asked if
anyone had an issue with Councilmember Krienke's
involvement to state so at this time. Deputy
Clerk Snowden gave a brief overview of the business and recommended approval. Bea
Stockwell was present and stated she is on the back
end of her career and is going to handle just a few clients that she has had
for many years. Mayor Kaemingk opened the Public Hearing at 7:39 PM. The Public
Hearing was closed at 7:40 PM. Motion: Approve
Home Occupation #604222592, located at 3121 236th St SW by Bea Stockwell for Bea Stockwell, CPA, Moved by
Councilmember Krienke, Seconded by
Councilmember Rosman. Motion Carried.
Business, Petitions, Communications, Application Appeals:
Mayor Kaemingk opened for
consideration approval of the appointment of Mill Creek Councilmember Stephanie
Vignal to the Snohomish Health District Board. Motion:
Approve Mill Creek Councilmember Stephanie Vignal to
the Snohomish Health District Board, Moved by Councilmember Gallagher, Seconded
by Councilmember Nick. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk read into
the record the annual request to consider Comprehensive Plan Amendments. The City will take requests until March 31, 2022 until end of
the business day.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for
consideration the nominations and selection of Mayor Pro-Tem for 2022.
Councilmember Nick nominated Councilmember Gallagher who was happy to accept
the nomination. Councilmember Lockhart seconded to nominate Councilmember
Gallagher. Councilmember Marley nominated Councilmember Krienke who accepted
the nomination as well. There was a roll call vote with Councilmembers Nick,
Moran, Gallagher, Lockhart and Rosman voting for Councilmember Gallagher and
Councilmembers Marley and Krienke voted for Councilmember Krienke.
Motion Carried with Councilmember Gallagher 5/2 to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem for
Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials:
asked if there would be a meeting next week. It was determined that we will be
discussing the rebranding at next week's meeting.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the January 2022
Claim Checks. Motion:
Approve the January 2022 Claim Checks No. 43338 through No. 43363 in the
amount of $79,647.46, Moved by Councilmember Nick, Seconded
by Councilmember Gallagher. Motion Carried.
declared the meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.
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