JULY 18, 2016


CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Dale Jacobson

The regular council meeting for the Town of Cathlamet was called to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson at 7:03 p.m. Monday July 18, 2016.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mayor Dale Jacobson

ROLL CALL – Interim Clerk/Treasurer Clerk Kerrie McNally

Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Andrew Lea, Sue Cameron, Ryan Smith and Bernadette Goodroe. CM Swart was excused Also present were Interim Clerk/Treasurer Kerrie McNally, Eagle Editor Rick Nelson, PW Supt. Duncan Cruickshank, Attorney Heidi Heywood, Fire Chief Fred Johnson, Planning Comm. Appointee Mike Kochan, and Jon Hinton of G&O,


The Public Hearing on the 2017-2022 Six-Year Street Improvement Plan opened at 7:04 p.m.  Eagle Editor Rick Nelson asked several questions ranging from how the funding process worked to the selection of streets on the list. CM Lea remarked that some of the streets had been on the list for twenty-five years but that “my confidence remains high”. The hearing closed at 7:20 p.m.  Motion to approve Resolution No. 346-16; Approving the Six-Year Street Improvement Plan was made by Sue Cameron and seconded by Ryan Smith.  Motion carried 4 Yes.


 CM Lea added item 10d.under New Business; Water System Consolidation Study report update. Motion to approve the agenda was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Motion carried 4 Yes.


1.     Voucher Review Committee Report-Sue Cameron and Ryan Smith recommended approval of the vouchers.

2.     The VRC for the August 15, 2016 meeting will be Andrew Lea and Bernadette Goodroe. Ryan Smith will be the alternate.


Motion to approve the consent agenda as amended including the Minutes of the June 20, 2016 Regular Council Meeting, Voucher warrants and EFT’s #61066- #61156 in the amount of $202,160.90; and Payroll warrants and EFT benefit vouchers #95027-#95050 and #E40300 - #E403021 in the amount of $35,820.48 and the appointments of Stephen Lake and Mike Kochan to the Planning Commission and Rose Rendler to the Library Board was made by Andrew Lea, seconded by Sue Cameron.  Motion carried 4 Yes.




a.     Motion to accept the letter of May 24, 2016 regarding the division of water system connections with the PUD with the contingency that it be revisited after the installation of the new water intake screen, at which time the terms to be rewritten to the satisfaction of both parties was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Ryan Smith.  Motion carried 4 Yes.  Motion to accept the revisions to the Water System Plan Update which outlines the Interim Raw Water Intake Project SO-1 and incorporates it into tables 8-1 and 8-9 was made by Bernadette Goodroe, seconded by Sue Cameron.  Motion carried 4 Yes.

b.     After discussion, the Interlocal Agreement with Wahkiakum County for Pool Funding was tabled until next month.

c.     Motion to approve the Agreement for Legal Services for Town Attorney was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Ryan Smith.  Motion carried 4 Yes.


a.     Fire Chief Fred Johnson told the Council that in Kalama, the Police Department is responsible for opening and closing the public restrooms. The Mayor offered to contact the Sheriff Dept. about the possibility of them opening and closing them.

b.     The approval of the BIAS Cloud proposal was tabled until the Town consults with its I.T. company.  

c.     CM Lea discussed the Water Consolidation Feasibility Study results. The Council agreed that it needs more discussion.


a.      Motion to approve Ordinance No. 582-16; an Ordinance Amending Chapter 13.05; Utilities for the second, third and final reading was made by Andrew Lea, seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Motion carried 4 Yes.

b.     Motion to approve Ordinance No. 583-16; incorporating the Wahkiakum County Solid Waste Ordinance into the Cathlamet Municipal Code for the second, third and final reading was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Motion carried 4 Yes.


The Mayor said that he had tried to get street striping done before Bald Eagle Fest, but that the striper had not shown up. CM Cameron said that she had contacted the forensic audit company for an update and was told that they are nearing the end but are still waiting on info from Bank of America. CM Goodroe said that she spoke with the Forester and that he was going to contact an arborist about the trees in Erickson Park.CM Lea said that the water plant decant tank needs to be pumped out and that it will cost either $18,000 or $3,500 per day. Motion to authorize the pumping out of the decant tank by Cowlitz Clean Sweep for three days was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 4 Yes. PW Supt. Cruickshank said that we need to replace the pressure reducing valves at all locations and said that it will cost around $5,000. Motion to approve the purchase of pressure reducing valves was made by Bernadette Goodroe and seconded by Ryan Smith.  Motion carried 4 Yes.  CM Smith said that he has had his kids visiting and did not have a report. He deferred to Fire Chief Johnson who said that he and PW Supt. Cruickshank would be visiting Columbia Ridge Estates and be back next month with a report. Interim C/T McNally distributed a report on her June activities and asked the Council to consider options for staff who are losing vacation hours due to lack of staff to fill in for them. Motion to authorize the Mayor and members of the Council to look for options regarding vacation accrual and overtime issues on an emergency basis was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Ryan Smith.  Motion carried 4 Yes.



The regular Council meeting recessed at 9:02 p.m. for the Executive Session estimated to last for approximately ten minutes.  The Executive Session began at 9:07 p.m.  The Executive Session adjourned at 9:17 p.m. The regular Council meeting resumed at 9:17 p.m. ADJOURNMENT -

The Regular Council meeting recessed at 9:18 p.m.



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Dale Jacobson, Mayor                                          Kerrie McNally, Interim Clerk/Treasurer