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Oakville, Washington USA

April 11, 2011

The April 11, 2011 Council Meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Pro Tem Richard Hawkins.


Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.



Mayor Pro Tem Richard Hawkins, Councilpersons Traci Fallow, Thomas Sims, Brian Carsten and John Ruymann answered roll call.  Mayor Charles Norskog was out of town.



Motion was made by Councilperson Carsten and seconded by Councilperson Ruymann to accept the minutes of the recessed meeting of March 14, 2011 and March 28, 2011 as presented.  Motion carried.



The City Attorney presented a written report of legal activities as of April 8, 2011.

Mayor Pro Tem Hawkins postponed the water rights purchase agreement mentioned in the Attorney’s Report until the workshop meeting on April 25, 2011.



Lt. Porter presented council with a summary of hours for March 2011.  The patrol car purchased by the City had another collision. One of the benefits in the contract is the Sheriff’s Department will be paying for the repairs.



Dan Thompson read a written report for the period ending April 8, 2011.

Water:  When Dan read the meters recently, he discovered 7 cases where the meter was running when the water to the residence was off.  He met with each person to notify them of the situation.

3 water meters were replaced, rebuilt two meter sets and installed two new services.  The emergency generator was run for one hour.

Streets:   The constant rain has made it difficult to grade and gravel the roads.

Parks:  When the weather cooperates, lawn maintenance will begin as well as complete the basketball court.


Mayor Pro Tem asked Dan Thompson to locate someone with a brush hog to knock the scotch broom down in the Cemetery.  Dan will check on price and availability.



Dan gave an update on the Chehalis Basin Flood Control Authority regarding the March 17th meeting.

The present feeling of the Flood Authority is to at least salvage what they have now to create a tri county flood control district.  This will come up for a vote within 60 days.  Dan asked how does Council wants him to vote?  This will be discussed in the April 25 workshop.



R. Waunch Letter, M. Waunch Letter, Hess Letter, Fagerness Letter.  These letters were included in each councilmember’s agenda package.  The Fagerness letter, regarding water rights, is tabled for discussion at the April 25 workshop.


Ordinance 586 Special Events Permits

Under Section I Definitions, sub paragraph H, “Street Dance” how many people constitutes a “street dance”, the insertion would be 40 or more people.

Under Section IV. Permit – Application – Requirements, Sub Paragraph A., The application shall be filed not less than 90 days in advance if it requires the closure of any highway or street.

Applications as to other events not requiring the closure as mentioned above, should be filed not less than 30 days in advance.

Under Section 14. Permit Issuance or Denial & Appeal Process, Sub Paragraph A, applicant’s right to appeal the decision to the City within 30 days was inserted.

Motion was made by Councilperson Carsten to accept Ordinance 586 as now written.  Seconded by Councilperson Ruymann.  Clarification of the definition “Street Dance” was asked and the definition was read.  Motion carried.



The City Clerk presented Checks #16450 thru 16464 dated 03-23-11 in the amount of $3,373.12.  Checks #16465 thru 16481 dated 04-06-11 in the amount of $14,711.67.  Payroll checks #11487 thru 11501 dated 03-31-11 in the amount of $12,038.82.  Motion was made by Councilperson Hawkins and seconded by Councilperson Carsten to accept the Clerk’s report as presented.  Motion carried.


Miscellaneous:  Last week, the Mayor and Dan Thompson met with Brian Carsten and went through some of the inventory at the Oakville Hardware Store.  A list of parts that would benefit the City were numerous fittings from ¼ inch up to 3/8 inch, over 500 fittings, plus one rack of nuts and bolts including  the bins and a Ryobi ½ inch drill press.  An agreed purchase price of $750 was suggested.  This price was estimated at about 20% of the over the counter price.  Motion was made by Councilperson Sims to purchase this inventory.  Seconded by Councilperson Fallow. Councilperson Carsten abstained.  Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 8:07 P.M.