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Oakville, Washington USA

June 11, 2012

The regular Council Meeting of June 11, 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, Traci Fallow, Thomas Sims and Lisa Stephens answered roll call.  Motion was made by Councilperson Hawkins and seconded by Councilperson Fallow to excuse Councilperson John Ruymann due to illness.  Motion carried.



Motion was made by Councilperson Hawkins to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of May 14, 2012 with the change of meeting called to order from 7:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Seconded by Councilperson Fallow.  Motion carried.



6 Year Street Plan- Mayor Norskog opened the public hearing at 7:33 P.M.  Each year the updated plan must be filed with the pertinent state agencies in order to continue eligibility for funding of the projects.  The 2013 Plan is available at City Hall for anyone wishing to review it.  Public Hearing closed at 7:35 P.M.



Cindy Gamble, Chehalis Tribal Grant Manager for the Community Transformation Grant, gave an update on the community health needs for the Chehalis Tribe and City of Oakville.   The community coalition has about 6 members from the Chehalis Reservation residents and would like to have an equal number from the City of Oakville.  They are just finalizing a contract with the University of Washington to help with some community health needs assessment and will be conducting the community health needs assessment on the Reservation and City and wanted the City to be aware of this.

Mayor Norskog suggested the City Clerk could list the place and dates of meetings on the City web site.



Library- Councilperson Stephens informed Council that she has given the City Clerk a packet of information regarding the draft letter of support from the City to the Library and requested it to be put on the workshop agenda to review the draft.      



The City Attorney submitted a written report of legal activities as of June 11, 2012.  Dan Glenn informed Council that the claim brought by Mr. William Henry involving the City was dismissed and Oakville is no longer involved in the litigation, however, Mr. Henry did reserve the right to appeal the dismissal.  There was discussion regarding changes to the current contract for jail services.  The City Attorney has requested from Mr. Baker, the Sheriff’s deputy prosecutor, a variety of information.



Lt. Porter presented a summary report of hours for May and first week in June.  The department averaged 46 hours per month since the first of the year.



Dan Thompson read a report of activities for May 11 to June 7, 2012.  The Lewis County Water Conservancy Board is still reviewing the City’s water right application. Dan plans on attending the next meeting for a current status report.  The outdoor lighting fixtures and poles for the park will be on the next workshop meeting.  The Harris Creek culvert project will start July 15th.



Flood Authority - A flood authority update summary for May 2012 was presented by Dan Thompson.

There will be a meeting June 21st at the FOTL in Oakville.  For more detailed information, go to the Flood Authority web site for meeting notes and agenda topics.



2012 Independence Day Parade.  Jake Ryan wants to put on a 2012 parade and requested the $1000 that the city provides for support of the parade each year.  Mayor Norskog stated that it would be necessary for Mr. Ryan to enter into a contract and show a list of operating costs.

Councilperson Hawkins made a motion to authorize the Mayor to work with Jake and get the parade to happen up to a limit of $1,000.  Seconded by Councilperson Stephens.  Motion carried.


New Jail Agreement. The City Attorney recommended that no action be taken until the City gets answers back from Mr. Baker.  Tabled.



Resolution 381 – Six Year Street Plan.  Motion was made by Councilperson Fallow to adopt Res. 381, A Resolution Adopting a Six-Year Street Plan for the City of Oakville.  Seconded by Councilperson Sims.  Motion carried.

Resolution 382 – Honoring Shirley Knowles.  Motion was made by Councilperson Fallow to adopt Res. 382, A Resolution Honoring Shirley Knowles and Wishing Her the Best.  Seconded by Councilperson Stephens.  Motion carried.



The City Clerk presented Checks #16913 thru 16927 dated 06-01-12 in the amount of $2,957.32.  Checks #16928 thru 16942 dated 06-08-12 in the amount of $17,870.36.  Payroll Checks #11706 thru 11721 dated 05-30-12 in the amount of $12,037.09.  Motion was made by Councilperson Sims and seconded by Councilperson Hawkins to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented.  Motion carried.



Councilperson Stephens and Councilperson Fallow wanted to thank Shirley for her services to the City.

Mayor Norskog also wanted to thank Shirley for her assistance.


Meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M.