Raymond city council 4-15-13
Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:45 pm
Mayor Bob Jungar and Council Members Wm. Ian Farrell, Dee Roberts, Randy Flemetis and Betty Sovereign were present for the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 6:00 PM on the 15th day of April, 2013 in Council Chambers at 230 Second Street, Raymond, Washington. Council Members Ray Robinson, Jason Dunsmoor and Vicki Flemetis were absent. Officers present were Police Chief Chuck Spoor, Public Works Director M. Dean Parsons, City Attorney Will Penoyar, and Clerk-Treasurer Hester Gilleland.
Mayor Jungar called the meeting to order, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Council Member Dee Roberts moved to approve the minutes of April 1, 2013, the Agenda and Consent Agenda for tonight’s meeting. Council Member Ian Farrell seconded the motion and it carried with all members present voting aye.
CLAIMS No. 49650 through No. 49726 $654,394.24
PAYROLL No. 49727 through No. 49759 $168,727.09
City Clerk-Treasurer Gilleland reported no communications received.
ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC NOT ON THE AGENDA
Joey Singharath stated that as his Senior Project he would like to spray paint the High School mascot on a couple of city streets that would direct people to the High School. He proposed to start at the 101 stoplight and then do a couple more leading to the school. He also stated that he would accept financial help with his project. Mayor Jungar requested him to work with the Public Works department. After some discussion, by motion of Council Members Dee Roberts and Betty Sovereign the Council approved the request. All members present voted aye.
Kaley and Joe Hanson stated they had some ideas to possibly make the Willapa Harbor Festival better. They asked Council to consider closing Third Street from Ellis to Alder for activities, leaving Commercial open for fire use. Activities could include street vendors, live music, etc. This would be on Saturday, August 3rd, from 9 AM to about 5 PM. Mayor Jungar requested that they come back in a couple of weeks for additional discussion.
THEATER MANAGER CONTRACT
Mayor Jungar reported that the new projector has been installed and the quality of the sound and picture has increased dramatically. He has met with Anne Steele and she has agreed to take on the job of Manager for the next year. Some discussion followed during which Council Member Farrell stated he felt the City didn’t look hard enough for a manager. By motion of Council Members Dee Roberts and Randy Flemetis, Council authorized the Mayor to sign a one-year contract with Anne Steele to manage the Theater. The motion carried with Council Member Dee Roberts, Randy Flemetis, and Betty Sovereign voting aye. Council Member Ian Farrell voted no.
ORDINANCE NO. 1812: AMEND BUSINESS LICENSE CODE
City Clerk Gilleland provided information regarding the proposed ordinance amending Title 5.04 RMC Licensing Procedures. By motion of Council Members Dee Roberts and Randy Flemetis, Council accepted Ordinance No. 1812 for first reading and set the second reading for next meeting. The motion carried with all members present voting aye.
DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
Police Chief Spoor thanked the Public Works Department for boarding up the windows on a vacant house. Kids were causing problems at that house. Chief Spoor reported his officers attended the “Active Shooter Training” held recently. The Fire Department also participated and did some triage training.
Public Works Director Parsons requested Council approval of a contract with Gray & Osborne to perform appraisal services regarding the decommissioning of the South Bend plant. This is part of the sewer project and the RWCC and the City of South Bend have approved the work. By motion of Council Members Randy Flemetis and Ian Farrell, Council authorized the Mayor to sign the contract. The motion carried with Council Members Randy Flemetis, Ian Farrell, and Betty Sovereign voting aye. Council Member Dee Roberts abstained.
Public Works Director Parsons requested Council approval of Change Order #9 for the sewer project in the amount of $37,313. The change order covers miscellaneous items approved by the RWCC. By motion of Council Members Randy Flemetis and Betty Sovereign, Council authorized the Mayor to sign the Change Order. The motion carried with Council Members Randy Flemetis, Ian Farrell, and Betty Sovereign voting aye. Council Member Dee Roberts abstained.
Council Member Dee Roberts reported that the rhododendron bush on the corner of Fowler and Jackson blocks the line of sight for traffic and asked if someone from the City could look into it. Mayor Jungar stated he would have the Police Chief check it out.
Mayor Jungar recognized Steve Brown, 219 12th Street, who arrived late and wanted to bring two items before Council. Mr. Brown complained about the road and sidewalk near his home because it was a muddy mess. He also complained that his neighbor does not keep the yard clean and there are rats now. Mayor Jungar stated he would have someone from the City check the area.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: POTENTIAL LITIGATION
Mayor Jungar recessed the meeting to Executive Session to discuss potential litigation. Time announced to be in session was fifteen minutes. City Attorney Penoyar, Public Works Director Parsons and Clerk Gilleland were also present. Mayor Jungar stated there may be action after the session. The meeting was reconvened within the stated time and no action was taken.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by motion of Council Members Randy Flemetis and Ian Farrell.