BRIER CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
April 11, 2023
Mayor Kaemingk called the regular Brier City
Council Meeting to order at 7:00 PM and flag salute was given.
Present: Mayor Kaemingk,
Councilmembers Gallagher, Krienke, Lockhart, Marley, Moran,
Nick, and Rosman.
Staff: Clerk-Treasurer Swisher, Utility Billing Clerk
Zenk, Police Chief Almquist and Pace Engineer John Forba.
Requests & Oral Communications: None
Committees & City Officials:
Mayor Kaemingk met with Congresswoman DelBene last
Councilmember Marley reviewed claims on the 9th
and attended the staff meeting on the 11th.
Councilmember Gallagher attended the Community Transit
Councilmember Rosman listened in on a Legislative
call March 31st.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the Brier City
Council Minutes of April 4, 2023. Motion: Approve
the Brier City Council Minutes of April 4, 2023. Moved by Councilmember Nick, Seconded by Councilmember Lockhart. Motion
Mayor Kaemingk opened the discussion for the Public
to ask additional questions regarding the South County Fire Annexation
Information. Fire Chief Hovis was introduced to the audience along with Asst.
Fire Chief Maxwell and other Fire Dept. Staff. Fire Chief Hovis proceeded to
present the power point presentation that was showed
at last week's city council meeting.
Steve Dekoekkoek, Brier - Wanted to know what the
city's actual budget is and how much the city collects in revenue and taxes.
ML Demorett, Brier - Questioned if the RFA rate
drops as other cities join and wanted clarification on the timing of the
Greg Moscoso, Brier - Wanted to know if Mountlake
Terrace was in the same situation as Brier and how long the RFA Annexation
agreement would last.
Joel Stuker, Brier - Questioned how the City of
Brier is in a budget shortfall with all the new homes bring
added to the area.
Zach Cash, Lake Stevens - He is the political
director for the local fire union no. 1828 and the union is in support of the
Jacqueline Vandivort, Brier - Wanted clarification
on what the unexpected expenditures the city has had to pay for and questioned
how Brier will remain sustainable in the future if it is continuously in a
Dave Johnson, Brier - Wanted clarification on
building heights and how that affects the RFA.
Joel Stuker, Brier - Questioned if adult family
homes would pay more for the RFA annexation since they would have more residents
in the home.
Hisham Othman, Brier - Wanted to thank the
firefighters that were present for their service and the great job they do. He
also wanted a breakdown of the property tax and annexation rates. He asked if
there would be a 1-million-dollar savings to the residents if the RFA
Annexation was not voted in since the current contract still has a year left? Why
has the levy not been raised in years? Is the city financially stable?
Alycia Mayovich, Brier - Wanted to ask if City
Council meetings would ever be available to view via zoom and be made more
accessible to residents that are unable to attend meetings in person.
Questions answered and clarifications given by a
combination of Mayor Kaemingk, Fire Chief Hovis, Clerk-Treasurer Swisher and
Consideration of Bids, L.I.D.S & Related
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the HVAC replacement
for the library by Gasline Mechanical in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00. Motion: Approve the HVAC replacement
for the library by Gasline Mechanical in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00. Moved by Councilmember Krienke, Seconded by
Councilmember Nick. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of
the traffic study bids for the Poplar Way/216th St intersection. John
Forba gave a brief overview of the traffic study bids. Joel Stuker, Brier -
gave insight on a possible traffic solution. Mayor Kaemingk tabled the traffic
study bids for the Poplar Way/216th St until City Staff and John
Forba could meet and have another conversation regarding the intersection.
Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials:
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration to cancel
Workshop next week due to lack of business. Motion: Approve to cancel Workshop next
week due to lack of business. Moved by
Councilmember Gallagher, Seconded by
Councilmember Rosman. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the March 2023
Payroll Checks. Motion: Approve the March 2023 Payroll Checks No. 44551
through No. 44555 and EFT transactions in the amount of $192,076.79. Moved by
Councilmember Marley, Seconded by
Councilmember Gallagher. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the March 2023 Claim
Checks. Motion: Approve the March 2023 Claim Checks No. 44582
through No. 44612 in the amount of $142,536.58. Moved by Councilmember Marley, Seconded by Councilmember Krienke.
There was council discussion. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk excused to
Council at for Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) to discuss
potential litigation. Cancelled due to Attorney not showing up.
Mayor Kaemingk declared the meeting adjourned at 9:18 PM.
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