The South Bend City Council met the night of Monday, August 9 for the regular bi-monthly city council meeting. After the council pledged allegiance, the council approved the consent agenda, paying out just over $170,500 in vendor checks and payroll, as well as the minutes from the previous meeting. Mayor Struck moved the meeting into the next segment by introducing a letter of congratulations from the Department of Ecology that recognizes that South Bend's Waste Water Treatment Plant has gone without any violations for the entire year of 2014.
After resolution 2015-07, the Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Agreement, was passed, changing the cities insurance provider, it was time for the Head of Department reports, starting with Chief Eastham. Eastham presented an update on the juvenile rape cases that riddled the South Bend High School a few months back. The perpetrator has been sentenced to 25 to life, and is subject to take a polygraph to test in order to identify any further victims.
City Supervisor Houk reported that Cedar and Central Streets in South Bend will be getting new sidewalks, and predicted that it would take about 45 days to complete, and reported that the Jackson and Minnesota Street repaving project is complete.
It was the Mayor's turn, and Mayor Struck reported on Labor Day and the events that it would bring. Mayor Struck reported that the main carnival would take place where it usually does, outside of the city hall where the road will be blocked off next to the gravel lot that sits across from Pioneer Grocery. Mayor Struck also mentioned that there would be a new event this year, the Tin Man Triathlon, which will be a race that will challenge any participant to first bike, then to run, and then to kayak. The council also mentioned that the salmon derby will be available, as well as the regular softball tournament. On Saturday there will be a kid parade at 12 pm and on Sunday there will be a regular street parade at 1pm.
After the comments on the Labor Day activities, the Mayor called the meeting to adjournment.
The next South Bend City Council will be on Monday, August 25 at 5:30 pm.