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Oakville, Washington USA

August 13, 2012

The regular Council Meeting of August 13, 2012 was called to order by Mayor Charles Norskog at 7:30 P.M.  Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.



Mayor Charles Norskog, Councilpersons Richard Hawkins, Thomas Sims, Traci Fallow and Lisa Stephens answered roll call.  Council member Fallow made a motion to excuse the absences of Councilor Ruymann, with a second by Councilor Hawkins.  Motion carried.  Council member Ruymann arrived at 7:35 and apologized for being late.



Motion was made by Councilperson Stephens and seconded by Councilperson Hawkins to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of July 09, 2012 as written.  Motion carried.



B. Meile commented on Resolution #383, which was passed at the July 9th meeting.  He was concerned whether it would hinder the local mill.  His opinion is it will not. 

Pastor Scholl wanted to encourage the Council to sign the letter endorsing the Timberland Library.




ATTORNEY’S REPORT:  The City Attorney submitted a written report of Legal Activities as of August 10, 2012.  Mr. Glenn stated Shawn Tashner had accepted another position and would not be working with the city after September 10th.  Mr. Glenn will check to see if Miss Gillespsie would be willing to accept the position as Mr. Tashner’s replacement.





Water:  Dan Thompson submitted a written report for July 6 to August 9, 2012. 

Streets:  Written report in packet.


STAFF REPORT:                                                                                                                                                             

A Flood Authority Update as of August 9, 2012 was included in Council packets, submitted by  Dan Thompson, Oakville’s representative on the Flood Authority Council.



Park Lighting:  An example for the council to review is in the packet.  Mayor Norskog encourages the council to be thinking about what style of lighting they think appropriate.


Library Support Letter:  Mayor Norskog commented by signing the Library letter, the council is saying they feel the library improvement would be a good thing for the City of Oakville in some form or fashion.  Council member Hawkins made a motion for the letter to be signed by the council.  Councilor Stephens seconded the motion.  Council member Sims requested his name be correctly spelled, then he would sign.  Motion passed.

Water Meter/Pump:  Council member Hawkins had done some research and had spoken with Evergreen Rural Water.  He had some questions.  The matter was tabled until Water Supt. Thompson was available to answer questions.


Business Licenses:  Motion made by Traci Fallow and seconded by Lisa Stephens to pass example B of Ordinance #591.  Motion passed with 4 in favor and 1 abstain.  Roll Call vote:  Councilor Hawkins: abstain; Councilor Fallow:  Y; Councilor Sims:  Y; Councilor Stephens:  Y; Councilor Ruymann: Y.



Ordinance 591, An Ordinance Relating To Governmental Operation; Establishing A Requirement of Licensing of Businesses Carrying Forth Certain Activities Within the Corporate Limits; Authorizing Penalties and Fees; Providing Procedures; Adding a New Chapter to Title IV of the Municipal Code; & Providing an Effective Date.



The City Clerk submitted Checks #16976 thru #16986 dated 07-25-12 in the amount of $3,665.96;

Checks #16987 thru 17003 dated 08-10-12, in the amount of $15,167.66

Payroll Checks #11739 thru #11757 dated 07-27-12, in the amount of $14,887.94

Motion was made by Councilperson Fallow and seconded by Councilperson Hawkins to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented.  Motion carried.


Citizen’s Comments:

B. Meile commented on business licenses.



Councilor Hawkins hoped everyone was having a wonderful summer and enjoyed the meteor shower.

Mayor Norskog commended the council members for making a hard decision regarding the business licenses.



Meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.