TOWN OF CATHLAMET
October 19, 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 October 19, 2015.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE –
ROLL CALL – Clerk/Treasurer Tina Schubert
Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Hannah Booth-Watts, Andrew Lea and Wally Wright. Council Member David Goodroe was unable to attend due to hospitalization. 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, Richard Swart and Ryan Smith.
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA –
Clerk/Treasurer Tina Schubert added request to surplus items from Library as item 7e in the Consent Agenda and Community Center stove surplus as item 7 f.
An Executive Session regarding pending litigation was also added to the agenda.
PUBLIC HEARINGS –
The Public Hearing on the 2016 Property Tax Levy opened at 7:01 p.m. With no comments the Public Hearing closed at 7:02 p.m.
The Public Hearing on the 2016 Preliminary Budget opened at 7:03 p.m. With no comments the Public Hearing closed at 7:06 p.m.
VOUCHER REVIEW COMMITTEE –
1. Voucher Review Committee Report- Andrew Lea and Hannah Booth-Watts recommended approval of the vouchers.
2. The Voucher Review Committee for the November 16, 2015 meeting will be Andrew Lea and Hannah Booth-Watts. Wally Wright will be the alternate.
CONSENT AGENDA –
Motion to approve the consent agenda as amended including the Minutes of the September 21, 2015 Council Meeting, the September 25, 2015 Special Meeting, Voucher warrants/EFT’s #60404-#60482 in the amount of $64,661.61 and Payroll warrants #40172 - #40197 and E#40195 in the amount of $40,204.08 was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by Andrew Lea. Motion carried 3 Yes, 0 No.
CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION –
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
a. Public Works Superintendent Duncan Cruickshank said that the RFQ for Town Engineer had gone out and that the raw water intake issue would be addressed with the selected firm.
b. The Clerk/Treasurer was instructed to contact the Bank of the Pacific and have them prepare documents to contract with them for the ability for customers to use credit and debit cards to pay utility bills and other items.
c. Possible actions to repair the town dock were discussed and then the item was tabled until the next meeting.
NEW BUSINESS –
a. Motion to approve the 2016 BIAS Software annual support agreement was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Hannah Booth-Watts. Motion carried 3 Yes, 0 No.
b. Motion to move the December Council meeting to the second Monday on December 14th was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by Wally Wright. Motion carried 3 Yes, 0 No.
a. Motion to approve Ordinance No. 576-15; the 2016 Property Tax Levy for the first reading was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Hannah Booth-Watts. Motion carried 3 Yes, 0 No.
b. Motion to approve Ordinance No. 577-15; the 2016 Preliminary Budget for the first reading was made by Hannah Booth-Watts and seconded by Wally Wright. Motion carried 3 Yes, 0 No.
Mayor Jacobson said that he had spoken to the Pioneer Community Association about the fire sprinklers and that they are still trying to obtain funding. CM Lea said that the pool liner was being installed. CM Booth-Watts reported on activities at the Library and Community Center. Fire Chief Fred Johnson reported on EMS and Fire Dept. activities.
GENERAL DISCUSSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS –
Mayor Jacobson said that he had spoken with CM Goodroe’s wife Bernadette and that he is still recovering at OHSU from his surgery. She told the Mayor that he had suffered a minor setback after his surgery which required him to stay longer than expected.
EXECUTIVE SESSION –
The regular council meeting recessed at 7:54 p.m. for the Executive Session on Pending Litigation. The Executive Session was called to order at 7:55 p.m. and was expected to last approximately twenty minutes. The Executive Session adjourned at 8:16 p.m. The Regular Council meeting reconvened at 8:17 p.m.
The Regular Council meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
Dale Jacobson, Mayor Tina Schubert, Clerk/Treasurer