Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Norskog called the regular Council Meeting of January 14, 2013 to order at 7:30 P.M.
Thomas Sims, John Ruymann, Richard Hawkins and Lisa Stephens answered roll call. Councilman Hawkins made a motion to excuse Council person Fallow’s absence. Councilman Ruymann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion was made by Council member Sims and seconded by Councilor Ruymann to accept the regular meeting minutes of December 10, 2012 as written. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS: None
MAYOR’S REPORT: None
The existing committees will remain the same for 2013.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT: Included in packets
Lt. Porter gave a 2012 summary report to the panel then briefly reviewed it answering questions from council members. Mayor Norskog stated it had been brought to his attention that during the WSP emphasis and safety stops, vehicles were being pulled over in front of businesses in town. Lt. Porter replied that there were only a few spots where a commercial vehicle could pull over and stop safely. This is why those locations are chosen.
Public Works Director, Dan Thompson submitted a written Water, Streets, Cemetery, Parks & Misc report, which was included in the packets.
Flood Authority Report:
Included in packets was a summary of outgoing Governor Gregoire’s 2013-2015 Capital Budget Recommendations regarding the Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Report.
Garbage Service Contract:
Mr. Cox was in attendance representing LeMay Enterprises. He discussed some proposed language changes in our existing contract. Dan Glenn will make suggested changes then submit paperwork for approval at the February 11th meeting.
Tabled until January 28, 2013 workshop.
Hearing Examiner Decision on Sweer Variance Application
The Hearing Examiner’s Report and Decision was included in packets. The city attorney stated the next step of the application process is for the council to set a date when they will make their decision regarding the variance request. As a courtesy, notices will be sent to involved parties informing them of the date. The council decided the issue will be considered at the February 12, 2013 meeting. The meeting will be a closed record hearing.
Mayor Pro Tem:
Council member Richard Hawkins will remain the mayor pro tem.
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:
The City Clerk submitted Checks #17134 thru #17149 dated 12-27-12 in the amount of $3,671.80
Checks #17150 thru #17171 dated 1-11 -13, in the amount of $26,722.64
Payroll Checks #11830 thru #11846 dated 12-27-12, in the amount of $12,938.81
Motion was made by Council member Stephens and seconded by Council member Hawkins to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented for payment of the bills. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS: None
Council member Stephens welcomed the new year. Councilmen Ruymann and Sims wished everyone a Happy New Year.
Mayor Norskog concurred with the council.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:02 P.M.