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September 12, 2011

The September 12, 2011 regular Council Meeting 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 Traci Fallow, Thomas Sims and John Ruymann answered roll call.  Motion was made by Councilperson Fallow to excuse Councilpersons Richard Hawkins due to work and also excuse Brian Carsten.  Seconded by Councilperson Ruymann.  Motion carried.


Motion was made by Councilperson Sims to accept the minutes of the recessed meeting of August 08.

2011 as presented. Motion seconded by Councilperson Ruymann.  Motion carried.


Pastor Bill Scholl of the Oakville Methodist Church wished to remind everyone that there is a town meeting September 13, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. at the Oakville High School Gym.  There will be several entities there involved with the project of putting a new public library into the Elementary School.  Then October 13th, 10 A.M. there will be a project kickoff which means this will officially mean the “wheels will be on the road”.  There are rumors that the Governor is trying to make space into her schedule to be at the kickoff.


Mayor Norskog stated he thought the 15th Annual Zucchini Jubilee held September 10th in the Al Brant Memorial Park was very successful.

At 2 p.m. the dedication of Oakville’s basketball court was held with prizes and a barbecue.  It appeared a good time was held by everyone.

Mayor Norskog mentioned the Park Committee is planning a “name the basketball court” contest to commemorate the new basketball and multi-purpose facility.


The City Attorney submitted a written report of legal activities as of September 12, 2011.

The Attorney suggested that perhaps at the next work session, Council look into the water rights issue.


The S Newton Street Widening Project – Dan Thompson has put this out to bid through the Small Works Roster.  Four different responses have been received and he has received two bids so far and when the third one is received he can bring them to the next council for review.

Dan has scheduled the Correction Crew for October 3, for the final cemetery mowing and on the 11th the Correction Crew is scheduled for road patching.

OLD BUSINESS:  Police Insignia Historian

The City Attorney has suggested that Mr. Ervin could work with the City Clerk in terms of developing some kind of display at City Hall and should the actual museum comes into more detail, then lending of items to the museum could be revisited. 

Councilperson Fallow made a motion to authorize the Mayor to work with the historian.  Seconded by Councilperson Ruymann.  Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:  Letter from Donnie King, OFTL Capitol Campaign Committee asking for a City representative at the library kick-off on October 13, 2011.

Letter from Kelle Metz of the OFTL outlining the Town Hall Meeting on September 13, 2011.

These letters were included in the Council packets.

CLERK’S REPORT:  The City Clerk presented Checks #16633 thru #16650 dated 09-09-11 in the amount of $24,368.23.  Payroll Checks #11566 thru #11580 dated 08-31-11 in the amount of $11,840.31.

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


Councilperson Ruymann apologized for missing several of the last meetings due to his schedule.


Mayor Norskog asked for a 10-12 minute executive session for the purpose of pending litigation matters.  RCW 42.30.110(1).    Council went into session at 7:41 p.m. and returned to regular meeting at 7:55 P.M.

No action was taken.

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 P.M.