TOWN OF CATHLAMET

NOVEMBER 21, 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 November 21, 2016.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mayor Dale Jacobson

ROLL CALL –Clerk/Treasurer Clerk Kerrie McNally

Present: Mayor Jacobson, Council Members Andrew Lea, Sue Cameron, and Ryan Smith. Council Members Swart and Goodroe were excused by prearrangement. Also present were C/T Kerrie McNally, Eagle Editor Rick Nelson, PW Supt. Duncan Cruickshank, Attorney Heidi Heywood, Asst. Fire Chief Beau Renfro, Town Forester Bill Olsen, PUD Comm. Gene Healey, and Citizens Laurel Waller, Michael Berndt, David Mosteller, Richard Erickson and Tim Hanigan.

ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA –

PW Supt. Cruickshank asked that the Minutes of Nov. 14, 2016 Budget Workshop be amended to remove his name as being present.

 VOUCHER REVIEW COMMITTEE –

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

2.     The VRC for the December 19, 2016 meeting will be Andrew Lea and Ryan Smith. Sue Cameron will be the alternate. Motion to approve the vouchers was made by Ryan Smith and seconded by Sue Cameron. Carried 3 Yes.

CONSENT AGENDA –

Motion to approve the consent agenda as amended including the Minutes of the October 17, 2016 Regular Council Meeting, Oct. 24, 2016 Budget Workshop, Nov. 2, 2016 Budget Workshop, Nov. 3, 2016 Utility Rate Workshop, Nov. 14, 2016 Budget Workshop, Voucher warrants #61381- #61460 in the amount of $74,435.02; and Payroll warrants and EFT benefit vouchers #E95089-#E95102 and #E40341- #E40344 and #40345 in the amount of $32,378.73 was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Ryan Smith.  Motion carried 3 Yes.

CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION –

Citizen Michael Berndt complained about the utility rate hike. Citizen David Mosteller also expressed concern about the utility rate increase.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS –

a.     CM Lea reported that both the RCAC and BIAS reviews of our utility rate structure were in agreement about the needed rate increases.  River Mile 38 rep. Richard Erickson asked to give Citizens Participation because he had not spoken earlier. He was given permission to speak at which point he gave suggestions as to how the Town could reduce the rate increase.

b.     Motion to approve the logging quote from C&C Logging for Units 1 & 2 was made by Andrew Lea and seconded by Ryan Smith.  Carried 3 Yes. Motion to approve the contract substantially as to form if C&C accepts and if not, the award would go to the other bidder, was made by Sue Cameron and seconded by Andrew Lea. Carried 3 Yes.

c.     Asst. Fire Chief Beau Renfro said that the quote received for a programmable keypad for the public restrooms was $2,292.96.  The Mayor said that he had spoken with the Sheriff about having a deputy unlock and lock the restrooms on a daily basis and was told that there are some days that there are no deputy’s on duty in the mornings.

NEW BUSINESS –

a.     Motion to approve the EMS uncollectable debt write-off in the amount of $32,450.92 made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Ryan Smith.  Carried 3 Yes.

b.     Motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement made by Andrew Lea, seconded by Sue Cameron.  It was noted that there was a paragraph that appeared to be from an earlier document that needed to be stricken. Attorney Heywood said she would correct it. Motion to approve as amended made by Andrew Lea, seconded by Sue Cameron.  Carried 3 Yes.

 ORDINANCES

       a. Motion to approve Ord. No. 584-16; for the second, third and final reading made by CM Smith, seconded by CM Lea. Carried 3 Yes.

        b. Motion to approve Ord. No. 585-16; for the second, third and final reading made by CM Smith, seconded by CM Cameron. Carried 3 Yes.

       c. Motion to approve Ord. No. 586-16; Amending Ord. 528-10; for the second, third and final reading made by CM Smith, seconded by CM Lea. Carried 3 Yes.

         d. Motion to approve Ord. No. 587-16; for the second, third and final reading made by CM Smith, seconded by CM Cameron.  Carried 3 Yes.

         e. Motion to approve Ord. No. 588-16; for the second, third and final reading made by CM Smith, seconded by CM Lea.  Carried 3 Yes.

         f. Motion to approve Ord. No. 589-16; for the second reading made by CM Smith, seconded by CM Cameron.  Carried 3 Yes.

REPORTS –

Mayor Jacobson said that he is grateful for the lagoons and that the Town should not consider selling them. The C/T summarized her written report. CM Cameron said that she had met with our BIAS accountant while in Spokane. She made suggestions for the budget, suggested a conference call with CM Lea, PW Supt. Cruickshank, C/T McNally and the RCAC representative to discuss utility rate ideas, said that last year’s budget did not include insurance costs, and asked for deliverables in the proposed Chamber contract. CM Lea said that streets need attention and that the PW report covers most of his report.  CM Smith said that the Comm. Ctr. has apparently found a new Director. Asst. Fire Chief Beau Renfro said that Chief Johnson had intended to be present to hand out funding strategies for the new fire engine but had gotten held up in a jury trial. Mr. Renfro said that they have three new EMT trainees.  Forester Olsen gave an update on the tree removal in Erickson Park and said that the trees were down but there was still a lot of clean-up needed.

GENERAL DISCUSSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS –

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion to recess the regular meeting was made by Sue Cameron, seconded by Andrew Lea. Carried 3 Yes. The Regular meeting recessed at 8:22 p.m. The Executive Sessions on pending litigation and potential litigation began at 8:22 p.m. It was expected to last for ten minutes total.  The Executive Session was extended by three minutes at 8:32 p.m. The Executive Sessions ended at 8:35 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT -

The Regular Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

 

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Dale Jacobson, Mayor                                          Kerrie McNally, Clerk/Treasurer