TOWN OF CATHLAMET
OCTOBER 17, 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 October 17, 2016.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Attorney Heidi Heywood
ROLL CALL –Clerk/Treasurer Clerk Kerrie McNally
Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Andrew Lea, Richard Swart, Sue Cameron, Ryan Smith and Bernadette Goodroe. Also present were C/T Kerrie McNally, Eagle Editor Rick Nelson, PW Supt. Duncan Cruickshank, Attorney Heidi Heywood, Fire Chief Fred Johnson, Asst. Fire Chief Beau Renfro, Town Forester Bill Olsen, PUD Comm. Gene Healey, Chamber Director Paige Lake, Planning Comm. Steve Lake, Co. Comm. Mike Backman, and Citizens Tanya, Laurel Waller, and Tim Waller, Boone and Jean Mora, and Tim Hanigan.
The Public Hearing on the 2017 Property Tax Levy opened at 7:03 p.m. With no comments, the Public Hearing closed at 7:04 p.m. The Public Hearing on the 2017 Preliminary Budget opened at 7:05 p.m. With no comments, the Public Hearing closed at 7:06 p.m.
Clerk/Treasurer Kerrie McNally read a proclamation declaring October as Washington State Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month.
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA –
CM Lea asked for an Executive Session to be added regarding A. Complaint against a Public Employee and B. Sale of Real Estate expected to last for approximately twenty minutes each with no anticipated action. Motion to approve the agenda as amended was made by Richard Swart and seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 5 Yes.
VOUCHER REVIEW COMMITTEE –
1. Voucher Review Committee Report-Andrew Lea and Sue Cameron recommended approval of the vouchers.
2. The VRC for the November 21, 2016 meeting will be Bernadette Goodroe and Richard Swart. Ryan Smith will be the alternate.
CONSENT AGENDA –
Motion to approve the consent agenda including the Minutes of the September 19, 2016 Regular Council Meeting, Voucher warrants #61313- #61380 and EFT’s in the amount of $94,788.89; and Payroll warrants and EFT benefit vouchers #95074-#95080 and #E40337- #E40340 in the amount of $39,627.24 was made by Richard Swart, seconded by Andrew Lea. Motion carried 5 Yes.
CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION –
Chamber Director Paige Lake asked why they had only received partial payment for 2014 and was told that only one event had been held.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
a. CM Lea stated that he feels that our rate structure is antiquated but we are looking into options.
b. Motion to approve the 2017 P.I.W.S. contract with the PUD made by Richard Swart, seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Carried 5 Yes.
c. Motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $1,000.00 to remove danger trees from Erickson Park was made by Bernadette Goodroe and seconded by Sue Cameron. CM Lea asked what would happen to the logs after the trees removed and it was decided to contact the FFA club. Motion carried 5 Yes. Motion to approve a call for bids for the logging of Timber Unit One (1) in the last quarter of 2016 was made by Bernadette Goodroe and seconded by Richard Swart. Motion to amend the original motion to include the preparation of bid documents for Unit Two (2) in the first quarter of 2017 was made by Bernadette Goodroe and seconded by Richard Swart. Motion to amend original motion carried 5 Yes.
NEW BUSINESS –
a. Motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement with AWC was made by Richard Swart, seconded by Ryan Smith. Motion carried 5 Yes.
b. PW Supt. Cruickshank said that MRSC had agreed that it was fair to charge a reconnect fee on abandoned property.
a. Motion to approve Ord. No. 584-16; for the first reading made by Richard Swart, seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Carried 5 Yes.
b. Motion to approve Ord. No. 585-16; for the first reading made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Richard Swart. Carried 5 Yes.
c. Motion to approve Ord. No. 586-16; Amending Ord. 528-10; for the first reading made by Bernadette Goodroe, seconded by Sue
Cameron. Carried 5 Yes.
d. Motion to approve Ord. No. 587-16; for the first reading made by Andrew Lea, seconded by Richard Swart. Carried 5 Yes.
e. Motion to approve Ord. No. 588-16; for the first reading made by Richard Swart, seconded by Ryan Smith. Carried 5 Yes.
f. Motion to approve Ord. No. 589-16; for the first reading made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Bernadette Goodroe. Carried 5 Yes.
Mayor Jacobson expressed his approval of the street striping done by WSDOT. The C/T summarized her written report. CM Cameron said that she has spoken with our BIAS accountant and feels good about our budget process. CM Goodroe had covered her timber report earlier. CM Lea said that his report had been covered but added that we will be having a “leak detection” program soon. CM Swart said that he will meet with the Sheriff to discuss the law enforcement contract. CM Smith said that the Library has a new device to teach kids how to program things, and that Duncan has completed a Lifeguard Instructor course. Chief Johnson distributed a report and suggested that the building moratorium in Columbia Ridge Estates be lifted in Phase One as they are not involved in issues of Phase Two.
GENERAL DISCUSSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS –
CM Lea asked for the Public Restrooms Keypad added back to the next agenda. Paige Lake announced a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wed. and that Sat. is Nat’l Make a Difference Day. Asst. Fire Chief Beau Renfro said that Thursday will be the Earthquake Drill at 10:20 a.m.
The Regular meeting recessed at 8:28 p.m. The Executive Sessions on a Complaint Against a Public Employee and the Sale of Real Estate began at 8:35 p.m. It was expected to last for forty minutes total. The Executive Sessions ended at 9:08 p.m.
The Regular Council Meeting was adjourned at 9:09 p.m.
Dale Jacobson, Mayor Kerrie McNally, Clerk/Treasurer