February 17, 2015


CALL TO ORDERMayor Dale Jacobson

The regular council meeting for the Town of Cathlamet was called to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday February 17, 2015.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Led by Council Member Wright

ROLL CALL Clerk/Treasurer Tina Schubert

Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Hannah Booth-Watts, William Talbott, David Goodroe, Andrew Lea. and Wally Wright. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer Tina Schubert, Public Works Superintendent Duncan Cruickshank, Eagle Editor Rick Nelson, Town Attorney Heidi Heywood, Fire Chief Fred Johnson, Assistant Executive Fire Chief Beau Renfro, Port District #1 Comm. Bob Kizziar, Wahkiakum Co. Commissioner Mike Backman and members of the public.


Council Member Goodroe asked for a “discussion of vacating Beal St.” to be placed under New Business.  Attorney Heywood suggested that it be moved ahead of the “Discussion of CMC Chapter 6.10 - Pit Bull Dogs” as item 9 A. CM Wally Wright requested permission to step out of his Council role to discuss an item during Citizen’s Participation.


1.     Voucher Review Committee Report- David Goodroe and Wally Wright recommended approval of the vouchers.

2.     The Voucher Review Committee for the March 16, 2015 meeting will be Hannah Booth-Watts and William Talbott. Wally Wright will be the alternate.


Motion to approve the consent agenda including the Minutes of the January 20, 2015 Council Meeting, Voucher warrants/EFT’s #33331- #33392 in the amount of $66,376.98 and Payroll warrants #21932- #21949 in the amount of $34,547.72 was made by David Goodroe and seconded by William Talbott.  Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.


Council Member Wright stepped down to speak as a citizen and complained about runoff from the street onto one of his rental driveways. PW Superintendent Duncan Cruickshank said that the problem was caused by work done by a private citizen, but that he will do as instructed to try and alleviate the problem. Council Member Hannah Booth-Watts moved to authorize Public Works to rent a roller and acquire whatever materials are needed to repair this and other streets needing care.  CM Goodroe amended the motion to note that the funds will come out of Current Expense Reserve. Original motion seconded by William Talbott. Amended motion seconded by David Goodroe. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No, 1 Abstention. CM Wright abstained.


CM Goodroe told the Council that the final version of the PIWS/TOC water contract is ready for approval as to form by Attorney Heywood and will be submitted to the Council once approved by the PUD.  The summation segment and amended contract will be on the March 17, 2015 agenda for approval by Council. CM Goodroe stated that the PUD will be paying the Town $22,500 for 2014. Mayor Jacobson was pleased with the positive feedback he said he has been receiving regarding the cooperation between the Town and PUD.


a.     Port Commissioner Bob Kizziar handed out a map of the port and asked the Town to consider vacating Beal St for the benefit of future economic development.  There was no action taken because the Council wanted time to consider it.

b.     The discussion on CMC Chapter 6.10 – Pit Bull dogs was tabled No action


a.     Attorney Heidi Heywood read Resolution No. 330-15; Affirming the Town of Cathlamet’s Commitment of Support to the Commercial Fishing Interests of the Lower Columbia River and the Coastal Counties of the State of Washington. Motion to approve the resolution was made by David Goodroe and seconded by Andrew Lea.  Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.


Mayor Jacobson said that he had nothing to report. CM Goodroe reported that the process of changing banks is moving ahead and also reported on the status of the Town reserves. CM Lea reported that the biosolids removal is on schedule and that Public Works is working on street repairs as well as repairs to the boardwalk and Town Dock. The written Public Works report is available at Town Hall and on the Town website. CM Booth-Watts reported on the Community Center and Library and said that the Library is still considering the possibility of forming a library district. CM Talbott said that he had nothing to report. CM Wright reported on EMS and Fire Dept. activities.




 The regular meeting recessed at 8:50 p.m.  The Executive Session began at 8:51 p.m. The Executive Session adjourned at 9:35 p.m.  The regular Council meeting reconvened at 9:36 p.m.  No action taken.


The Regular Council meeting adjourned at 9:37 p.m.



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Dale Jacobson, Mayor                                          Tina Schubert, Clerk/Treasurer