The March 14, 2011 Council Meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Charles Norskog.
Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Mayor Charles Norskog, Councilpersons Richard Hawkins, Thomas Sims, Brian Carsten and John Ruymann answered roll call. Motion was made by Councilperson Hawkins and seconded by Councilperson Carsten to excuse Councilperson Traci Fallow. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion was made by Councilperson Carsten and seconded by Councilperson Ruymann to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of February 14, 2011 as written. Motion carried.
Mayor Norskog gave a brief update on the park progress. Due to the weather, the project has been put on hold.
The City Attorney presented a written report of legal activities as of March 20, 2011. Discussion regarding the water rights acquisition that has been in the works for some time.
Council has received a summary of Oakville Activity for the period ending March 13, 2011.
Dan Thompson read a written report as of March 11, 2011.
Streets: With the help from the Cedar Creek Correction Crew and a few community service workers, 21 blocks of road surface have been patched.
Downtown Improvement Project: A meeting was held with Tom Gibbs of the EDC, Vicki Cummings of COG and Terry Willis, County Commissioner, Dan Thompson and Mayor Norskog to discuss the possibility of applying for economic development funds, known as .09 funds. The County collects sales tax within the County and then they are to be distributed to cities for economic development projects. However these funds cannot be used for planning or feasibility studies. Commissioner
Willis did say the .09 funds could be used as a match towards grant funding for design and construction phases and if Oakville continues with the project, she would designate $75,000 in the .09 budget for 2012. Dan Thompson, with the help of Vicki Cummings, is putting together a planning only grant for funding a feasibility and environmental assessment project.
Water Rights - Mayor Norskog would like to see $40,000 for the purchase of as many acre feet as possible and the authorization to tender an offer and not go over the $40,000. Motion was made by Councilperson Hawkins to offer $40,000 for all the water rights seller possesses and to the extent there is no less than 20 acre feet transferred. Seconded by Councilperson Carsten. Motion carried.
Special Events Permits -The City Attorney explained the permit application for the filing of an application with the Public Works Director for organizations to sponsor a special event. Council asked that the matter be tabled until the following workshop meeting.
The City Clerk presented Checks #16413 thru 16427 dated 02-23-11 in the amount of $5,839.72. Checks #16428 thru 16449 dated 03-09-11 in the amount of $20,027.34. Payroll Checks #11471 thru 11486 dated 02-28-11 in the amount of $12,269.37. Motion was made by Councilperson Hawkins and seconded by Councilperson Carsten to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented. Motion carried.
Mayor Norskog recessed the meeting until March 28, 2011 at 7:30 for a public hearing for the planning only grant application. After the public meeting, Council will hold the regular workshop meeting.
Meeting recessed at 7:58 P.M.
MARCH 28, 2011
RECESSED COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 14, 2011
Mayor Charles Norskog opened the recessed council meeting of March 14, 2011.
Mayor Charles Norskog, Councilpersons Richard Hawkins, Brian Carsten and John Ruymann answered roll call. Councilperson Traci Fallow arrived late and Councilperson Thomas Sims was absent.
CDBG Grant: Public Hearing was opened by Mayor Charles Norskog at 7:30 P.M.
Dan Thompson asked for public comment from audience regarding a CDBG Planning only grant for funds to complete an environmental assessment to comply with the NEPA, SEPA and the Classification DOT 106 Preservation Act.
There were no comments. Mayor Norskog closed the Public Hearing.
Mayor Norskog adjourned the regular meeting of March 14th and the recessed meeting of March 28, 2011 at 7:35 P.M.