BRIER CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
September 26, 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,
Deputy Clerk Snowden.
Requests & Oral Communications:
Steven Keeler of Edmonds WA. Gave the Mayor and each Councilmember a
handout regarding the Edmonds School District. He is speaking to voice his disapproval regarding the quality of
instruction within the Edmonds School District as the testing results show.
Steve DeKoekKoek of Brier, asked about the comprehensive
plan for next year and what the process is associated with that. Mayor Kaemingk stated that Interim City Planner
Michaelis will hopefully become a city employee after January 2nd, he
will start moving forward on the process.
Committees & City Officials:
Mayor Kaemingk mentioned that he asked Chief Hawley
to not be here due to working 12 hour days, 6-7 days a
week. Officer Reimer will be ready to be on her own in early October per the
Field Training Officer. A number of
other officers are working their way through the back ground
checks and the pre-employment process. The Mayor is
working with the city attorney regarding property issues, working on the union
contracts, assisting with the budget process and announced that the pickleball
court lines will be painted on one of the tennis courts to create two
Councilmember Marley reviewed claim checks on
Councilmember Lockhart attended the Police Department
union negations meeting.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the Brier City
Council Minutes of September 12, 2023. Motion: Approve the Brier City Council Minutes
of September 12, 2023 Moved by Councilmember Nick, Seconded
by Councilmember Krienke. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk opened the for the public hearing
and consideration of Home Occupation Business No. 604406966, located at 24228
31st Ave W, by Reham Elsayed for Reham's Cake Gallery. Mayor Kaemingk opened the public hearing at 7:16
PM and asked for public comment.
Hisham Othman, Brier is in support of the business.
Steve DeKoeKoek, Brier is in support of the
Mayor Kaemingk closed the hearing at 7:17 PM. Motion: Approve business No. 604406966,
located at 24228 31st Ave W, by Reham Elsayed for Reham's Cake
Gallery with conditions stated. Moved by
Councilmember Marley, Seconded by
Councilmember Lockhart. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration the release
of the Land Disturbing Activity Performance Assurance Bond for Jefferson Park 2
SP20-02 located at 22202 Old Poplar Way.
Motion: Approve to release of the Land
Disturbing Activity Performance Assurance Bond for Jefferson Park 2 SP20-02
located at 22202 Old Poplar Way. Moved by Councilmember Gallagher, Seconded by Councilmember Rosman. Motion Carried.
Business by Call of Councilmembers & City Officials:
Mayor Kaemingk open for consideration to cancel the
October 3rd council workshop meeting.
Motion: Approve to cancel the
October 3rd council workshop meeting. Moved by Councilmember Gallagher, Seconded by Councilmember Nick. Motion Carried.
Mayor Kaemingk opened for consideration approval of the September
2023 Claim Checks. Motion: Approve the September 2023 Claim Checks
No. 45008 through No. 45013, Checks No. 45018 through No. 45040
and EFT Transaction in the amount of $190,202.67. Moved by Councilmember Marley, Seconded by Councilmember Gallagher.
Mayor Kaemingk stated the Council needs to recess
into Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(D) regarding negotiations
& to review negotiations on the performance of a publicly bid contract.
Motion: At 7:28 PM Recess into Executive
Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(D) regarding negotiations & to review
negotiations on the performance of a publicly bid contract for one hour, no
action will be taken. Moved by
Councilmember Krienke, Seconded by
Marley. Motion Carried. Mayor Kaemingk stated at 8:36 PM the executive session
will extend by 20 minutes. Mayor Kaemingk adjourned the executive session at 9:06
Mayor Kaemingk declared the meeting adjourned at 9:07 PM.
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