TOWN OF CATHLAMET

JUNE 20, 2016

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

DRAFT

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 June 20, 2016.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mayor Dale Jacobson

ROLL CALL – Municipal Services Clerk Kerrie McNally

Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Andrew Lea, Sue Cameron, 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, Planning Comm. John Collier, Sheriff Mark Howie, Sheriff Deputy Catherine Hager, Jon Hinton of G&O, Attorney Tim Hanigan, PUD Comm. Gene Healey, Co. Comm. Dan Cothren, Wahkiakum Chamber Director Paige Lake and Citizen Steven Lake.

PUBLIC HEARING –

The Public Hearing on Approval of Contracted Functions; bank reconciliation, budget, audit reports and Payroll opened at 7:04 p.m.  With no comments, the hearing closed at 7:05 p.m.

PROCLAMATIONS –

The proclamation honoring Irene Martin was read by Council Member Richard Swart.

ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA –

 CM Swart added Speeding Issue in Columbia Ridge Estates as item 11 d. and Interlocal Sheriff Agreement as item 11 e.

VOUCHER REVIEW COMMITTEE –

1.     Voucher Review Committee Report-Richard Swart and Ryan Smith recommended approval of the vouchers.

2.     The Voucher Review Committee for the July 18, 2016 meeting will be Ryan Smith and Sue Cameron. Bernadette Goodroe will be the alternate.

CONSENT AGENDA –

Motion to approve the consent agenda as amended including the Minutes of the May 16, 2016 Regular Council Meeting, Voucher warrants and EFT’s #60977- #61065 in the amount of $77,305.12; and Payroll warrants and EFT benefit vouchers #95014-#95026 and #E40298 - #E40299 in the amount of $25,788.69 and the appointment of Connie Martin to the Planning Commission was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Sue Cameron.  Motion carried 5 Yes, 0 No.

CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION –

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS –

a.     Motion to approve Outlay Report #31- WWTP was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Richard Swart. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.  

b.     Motion to approve the advance purchase of an intake screen pursuant to specs provided by G&O in an amount not to exceed $5,500 was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

c.     Planning Commissioner John Collier explained the progress so far of the Comp Plan update and the timeline involved. No action.

d.     The Interlocal agreement with Wahkiakum County for Pool funding was tabled until the July meeting for the final draft review.

e.     The request for street vacation by Don Wages was tabled until a survey has been done.

f.      Sheriff Howie gave an update on crime statistics and introduced the new Deputy Catherine Hager.

g.     The Council reiterated their approval of the PTM Client Account Agreement which was approved at the May 16, 2016 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS –

a.     Motion to approve the Professional Services Agreement with BIAS software was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

b.     Motion to approve the request from the Chamber of Commerce to hold the Bald Eagle Fest was made by Richard Swart, seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

c.      Motion to approve Mayor Jacobson proceeding with the creation of a pocket park was made by Sue Cameron and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 3 Yes, 1 No. The “No” vote was cast by Andrew Lea.

ORDINANCES –

a.      Motion to approve Ordinance No. 581-16; An Ordinance Relating to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the third and final reading was made by Richard Swart, seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

b.     Motion to approve Ordinance No. 582-16; an Ordinance Amending Chapter 13.05; Utilities for the first reading was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Richard Swart. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

c.      Motion to approve Ordinance No. 583-16; incorporating the Wahkiakum County Solid Waste Ordinance into the Cathlamet Municipal Code for the first reading was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Sue Cameron. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

REPORTS –

Mayor Jacobson said that he and CM Smith will be attending the AWC conference this week. CM Cameron said that she is still working on financials and will have more next month. CM Lea said that the UV lights at the WWTP need to be replaced but that the water plant is working well.  He also strongly recommended that the town hire another Public Works employee. CM Lea also said that we need to begin a discussion about increasing water rates. CM Swart said that he will prepare a report on solar capabilities on town buildings. CM Smith said that he has had discussions with Fire Chief Johnson on FD activities. Motion to excuse CM Goodroe from this meeting and to excuse CM Swart from the July meeting was made by Sue Cameron and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

GENERAL DISCUSSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS –

EXECUTIVE SESSION-

The regular Council meeting recessed at 9:04 p.m. for the Executive Session estimated to last for approximately twenty five minutes.  The Executive Session began at 9:08 p.m.  The Executive Session was extended by ten minutes at 9:30 p.m. The regular Council meeting resumed at 9:41 p.m. Motion to approve the appointment of Kerrie McNally as Interim Clerk/Treasurer with salary consideration and to retain Heidi Heywood as Town Attorney was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 4 Yes, 0 No.

ADJOURNMENT -

The Regular Council meeting recessed at 9:42 p.m.

 

 

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Dale Jacobson, Mayor                                          Kerrie McNally, Interim Clerk/Treasurer