TOWN OF CATHLAMET
MAY 16, 2016
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 May 16, 2016.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -
ROLL CALL – Municipal Services Clerk Kerrie McNally
Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Andrew Lea, Sue Cameron, Bernadette Goodroe, Ryan Smith and Richard Swart. Also present were MSC Kerrie McNally, Eagle Editor Rick Nelson, PW Supt. Duncan Cruickshank, Attorney Heidi Heywood, Fire Chief Fred Johnson, Forester Bill Olsen, Planning Comm. John Collier, PUD Comm. Gene Healey, County Comm. Mike Backman, and Citizens Devin Jackson, Rick Beck and Amy Mill.
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA –
CM Swart added Street Lighting – Next steps under Unfinished Business item 8b. Attorney Heywood added “action expected” after Executive Session item 14. Motion to approve the agenda as revised was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
VOUCHER REVIEW COMMITTEE –
1. Voucher Review Committee Report- Bernadette Goodroe and Ryan Smith recommended approval of the vouchers.
2. The Voucher Review Committee for the June 20, 2016 meeting will be Richard Swart and Andrew Lea. Ryan Smith will be the alternate.
CONSENT AGENDA –
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the Minutes of the April 18, 2016 Regular Council Meeting, April 18 2016 Special Meeting, May 12, 2016 Minimum Monthly Water Charges workshop, Voucher warrants and EFT’s #60907- #60976 in the amount of $151,100.33; and Payroll warrants and EFT benefit vouchers #95000-#95013 and #E60910 - #E60912 in the amount of $39,961.34 and the appointment of Ryan Smith as Mayor Pro-Tem for the period of July 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016 was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION –
PW Supt. Cruickshank introduced Devin Jackson, an engineer who offered to help with grant funding applications pro-bono, for street improvement projects.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
a. Outlay Report #31 was tabled until June because the document had not been received yet.
b. Approval of the Forester contract was tabled until the Council will reconvene on May 18, 2016 to give more time for the Council to examine the contract.
c. The Council agreed by consensus to have the Town Attorney prepare an ordinance amending CMC 13 to reflect recommendations agreed upon by the Minimum Water Charges workshop.
d. CM Swart requested approval to speak with the Port and school district about remaining street light fixtures. Approved.
NEW BUSINESS –
a. CM Swart introduced PC John Collier who told the Council that he is working on updating the Comprehensive Plan and will try to get a timeline to the Council by the next meeting.
b. CM Goodroe requested Council consideration to create a Resolution supporting the effort to rename Jim Crow Creek and other related names. CM Goodroe can send language to the Town Attorney for final approval. Motion to approve creation of the resolution was made by Bernadette Goodroe and seconded by Richard Swart. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
c. Motion to approve a new interlocal agreement drafted by the Prosecuting Attorney with Wahkiakum County for the swimming pool was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
d. Motion to approve contracting for payroll services with Payroll NW was made by Sue Cameron and seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
e. Motion to grant an extension for payment of a utility bill was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
a. Motion to approve Ordinance No. 580-16; An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance 565-13; and CMC Chapter 13.85 for the third and final reading was made by Richard Swart, seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
b. Motion to approve Ordinance No. 581-16; An Ordinance Relating to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the second reading was made by Richard Swart, seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
a. Motion to approve Resolution No. 343-16; a Resolution Establishing a New Fee Schedule for the Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool
was made by Andrew Lea, seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
Mayor Jacobson said that he had nothing new to report. CM Goodroe reported that she had toured the Town timber with Forester Olsen and that it had been very informative. CM Lea said that the PW report is available online and that we will need to hire someone to replace Aaron Russell who is resigning effective June 10th. PW Supt. Cruickshank suggested splitting available water hookups with the PUD in order to be in compliance with Dept. of Health requirements. He also said that G&O is in talks with the WDFW to try and speed up the water intake project. CM Swart said that the Library had a recent book sale and that the Comm. Center was running well. He also said that he’d been appointed to the CWCOG Executive Board. CM Smith reported that the pool is close to opening and is accepting lifeguard applications. He then deferred his EMS/FD report to Fire Chief Johnson who said that five members of the FD had successfully completed Medical Responders training and are undergoing State training now in order to become fully certified.
GENERAL DISCUSSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS –
Chamber of Commerce Director Paige Lake told the Council that things were moving ahead for the Bald Eagle Festival on July 15 and 16. PC John Collier asked the Mayor to try and recruit new Planning Commissioners to fill the current vacancies.
The regular Council meeting recessed at 8:30 p.m. for the Executive Session estimated to last for approximately forty minutes. The Executive Session began at 8:38 p.m. The Executive Session was extended for fifteen minutes at 9:12 p.m. and again for five minutes at 9:30 p.m. The Executive Session adjourned at 9:35 p.m. The regular Council meeting resumed at 9:35 p.m. Motion to approve contract with Acuity Forensics for a retainer amount of $5,000 but not to exceed $10,000 for a forensic audit of Town finances was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
The Regular Council meeting recessed at 9:36 p.m.
CONTINUATION OF MAY MEETING…
CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Jacobson
The continuation of the May 16, 2016 Regular Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson at 1:00 p.m. on May 18, 2016 in the Fire Hall meeting room.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -
The Mayor led the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL – MSC McNally
Present: Mayor Jacobson, CM Bernadette Goodroe, CM Richard Swart, CM Ryan Smith, CM Andrew Lea, and MSC McNally. CM Cameron entered the room moments after the roll call.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
Motion to approve contract with Town Forester Bill Olsen was made by Bernadette Goodroe and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
NEW BUSINESS –
A. Resolution no. 344-16; a Resolution Authorizing Adoption of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policy. Motion to approve Resolution No. 344-16 was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.
GENERAL DISCUSSION –
Mayor Jacobson expressed his concern about the Health Department concerns about having limited water connections available. He said that he understands that the water intake project is being held up by the WDFW. CM Swart said that the new intake should alleviate any concerns about limitations on water connections.
The Regular May Town Council Meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m.
Dale Jacobson, Mayor Kerrie McNally, Municipal Services Clerk