Prior to the meeting on February 22 the Winlock City Council had come together for a workshop on "Public Officials Liability/Creating Balance." Following this workshop the Council prepared for their City Council meeting at 6:30.
The City Council Meeting was called to order at 6:30 and the Council immediately began their agenda by making the motion to add their Executive session from the bottom of the agenda to number six. After the approval of the agenda, the Council moved into Old Business.
Under Old Business Mayor Lonnie Dowell told the audience the backhoe had arrived and could be seen going through town. With no Council comments, Police Chief Brockmueller was not in attendance, and there was no public comment, the Council looked to agenda item one.
The first item on the agenda addressed the topic of "Park Board Appointments." The Council agreed that none were to be made that night and they had decided to wait.
For the second agenda item Sally Vogel came forward about the "Winolequa Park Baseball Backstop." In her presentation, Vogel asked the Council to approve the request for the Park Board to purchase a backstop so that there could be two fields on one. Along with this request, Vogel asked for permission to buy some infield dirt for the field. She assured the Council that the board had the amount needed for this purchase. After her presentation, Councilwoman Sarah Gifford made the motion to approve. Councilman Dennis Korpi seconded this motion and with all members in favor, the motion carried.
Next on the agenda the Council looked at the matter of "Resolution 2016-04 Surplus Property." After a brief discussion Councilman Korpi made the motion to approve. Council woman Gifford seconded his motion and the vote passed with all Council members in favor.
The fourth item on the agenda went over the topic of "CD Renewal." Mayor Dowell told the Council this was to renew every 11 months to build the interest rates.
Again, Councilman Korpi made a motion and with a second from Councilwoman Gifford the motion carried.
The Council then looked to the next topic of the "Second Interview for Council Position No. 4." At this time, the Council asked the individuals a selection of questions before moving into their time of executive session. Following the executive session, the Council returned to their seats and announced to the audience they had selected Timothy White as the new Council member to Position No. 4.
After the agenda items, the Council approved the consent agenda and moved for adjournment.