TOWN OF CATHLAMET
July 20, 2015
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Dale Jacobson
The regular council meeting for the Town of Cathlamet was called to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson at 7:00 p.m. Monday July 20, 2015.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE –
ROLL CALL – Clerk/Treasurer Tina Schubert
Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Hannah Booth-Watts, William Talbott, Andrew Lea, David Goodroe 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, Executive Assistant Fire Chief Beau Renfro, former Mayors Richard Swart and George Wehrfritz, Ryan and Minette Smith, developer Scott Espedal and members of the public.
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA –
VOUCHER REVIEW COMMITTEE –
1. Voucher Review Committee Report- David Goodroe and Hannah Booth-Watts recommended approval of the vouchers.
2. The Voucher Review Committee for the July 20, 2015 meeting will be Andrew Lea and William Talbott. David Goodroe will be the alternate.
CONSENT AGENDA –
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the Minutes of the June 15, 2015 Council Meeting, the June 29, 2015 Special Meeting, Voucher warrants/EFT’s #60186 - #60262 in the amount of $82,842.33 and Payroll warrants #40077- #40104 and #E40105 - #40108 in the amount of $44,418.33 was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Hannah Booth-Watts. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION –
Mayor Jacobson recognized two former Mayor Richard Swart and George Wehrfritz in the audience. CM Lea read a letter regarding potentially dangerous trees on town property that was given to him by his neighbor.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
a. Motion to approve the vacation of a portion of Beal St. was made by David Goodroe and seconded by William Talbott. Former Mayor Swart suggested that the item needed to be removed from the table first. Motion to remove this item from the table was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by Wally Wright. Motion carried. Motion to approve the vacation of a portion of Beal Street to Port District #1 was made by David Goodroe and seconded by Hannah Booth-Watts. Motion carried 3 Yes, 1 No, 1 Abstention. CM Wright cast the “No” vote and CM Lea abstained from the vote. It was stated that since the ordinance had been tabled at the previous reading, that it should be considered only the second reading of the ordinance rather than the third reading.
b. After discussion, this item was tabled. Motion to table this item until the next meeting was made by David Goodroe and seconded by Andrew Lea. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
NEW BUSINESS –
a. After discussion, this item was tabled by consensus.
b. Motion to approve Contractor’s Pay Application No. 3 for the Street Lighting project was made by David Goodroe and seconded by Wally Wright. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
c. Motion to approve the request for grant application assistance from CREST for Waterfront Park planning was made by David Goodroe and seconded by Hannah Booth-Watts. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
a. Town Attorney Heidi Heywood read Ordinance No. 574-15; an ordinance Vacating a Portion of Beal Street for the second reading. Motion to approve Ord. 574-15 for the second reading was made by David Goodroe and seconded by Hannah Booth-Watts earlier in the meeting. Motion carried 3 Yes, 1 No, 1 Abstention. CM Wright cast the “No” vote and CM Lea abstained.
b. Attorney Heywood read Ordinance No. 575-15; Budget Amendment ordinance for the first and final reading. Motion to approve Ord. No. 575-14 for the first and final reading was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by Andrew Lea. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
a. Motion to approve Resolution No. 335-15; a Resolution Approving the submittal of an application from the Town of Cathlamet to the National Park Service for technical assistance to complete a Master Plan for a Public Waterfront Park was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by Andrew Lea. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
b. Motion to approve Resolution No. 336-15; a Resolution declaring temporary “No Parking” zones and authorizing the towing of vehicles parked in violation of this resolution and the location of vendors during the 7th annual Cathlamet Downhill Corral Longboard event subject to final approval of the Right-of-Way permit was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by David Goodroe. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
Mayor Jacobson said that he had nothing to report at this time. CM Goodroe reported that the budget looked fine. CM Lea reported on PW projects. CM Booth-Watts reported on the Library and Pioneer Center. CM Talbott said that he had nothing to report. Executive Asst Fire Chief Beau Renfro reported on EMS and Fire Dept. activities.
GENERAL DISCUSSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS –
The Regular Council meeting adjourned at 8:59 p.m.
Dale Jacobson, Mayor Tina Schubert, Clerk/Treasurer