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Minutes 01/07/2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING Port Angeles, Washington January 7, 2020 CALL TO ORDER SPECIAL. MEETING Council Member Dexter called the special meeting of the Port Angeles City Council to order at 5:00 p.m. Council Member Dexter welcomed the Council members to their first Council meeting. The Council paused for a photo. Members Present: Council Members Carr,Dexter, French,Meyer,McCaughan, Suggs,and Schromen-Wawrin. Members Absent: None Staff Present: City Manager West,Attorney Bloor,Clerk Martinez-Bailey,C.Delikat, K. Dubuc, B. Smith, A. Brekke,T. Hunter and S. Carrizosa. City Manager Nathan West opened the special meeting and introduced City Attorney Bill Bloor who shared the first part of a presentation on the roles and responsibilities of the City Council. ADJOURNMENT Council Member Dexter adjourned the Special Meeting at 5:41 p.m. CALI. TO ORDER-REGULAR MEETING Council Member Dexter called the regular meeting of the Port Angeles City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL Members Present: Council Members Carr,Dexter,French,Meyer,McCaughan,Suggs,and Schromen-Wawrin. Members Absent: None Staff Present: City Manager West,Attorney Bloor,Clerk Martinez-Bailey,C. Delikat, K.Dubuc, B. Smith, A. Brekke,T. Hunter and S.Carrizosa. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Council member Dexter led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. CEREMONIAL MATTERS, PROCLAMATIONS& EMPLOYEE RECOGNITIONS 1. Life Saving Awards Council Member Dexter introduced Police Chief Brian Smith who recognized Officer Kyle Cooper and Officer Eric Walker for their recent lifesaving efforts and awarded each the Lifesaving Medal. 2. Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor Council member Dexter outlined the process of electing the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.Council discussion followed. It was moved by French to: Nominate Dexter as Mayor Motion carried 7-0. It was moved by McCaughan to: Nominate French as Deputy Mayor. � Motion failed 1-6 McCaughan in favor. PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING—January 7,2020 It was moved by French to: Nominate Carr as Deputy Mayor. Motion carried 5-2 with McCaughan and Meyer opposed. Mayor Dexter recessed the meeting for a break at 6:15 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENT Doc Robinson,city resident,spoke in favor of the housing legislative priorities agenda item. Norma Turner,residing outside city limits,spoke on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club Board and reasons the program benefits the City of Port Angeles. Ed Chadd,city resident,suggested Council add rank choice voting on their list of legislative priority items. LATE ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THIS OR FUTURE AGENDAS as determined by City Manager or Councilmember—None,however,Manager West pulled agenda item J-1 and shared staff would bring it back to the January 21 meeting. CONSENT AGENDA It was moved by French and seconded by McCaughan to approve the Consent Agenda to include: 1. City Council Minutes of December 3,2019 and December 17,2019/Approve 2. Expenditure Report:From December 7,2019 to December 31,2019 in the amount of$5,348,459.03/Approve Motion carried 6-1 with Meyer opposed. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 1. Association of Washington Cities City Action Days Conference Mayor Dexter opened the discussion and asked if there were Council members interested in attending the conference. Council discussion followed. Mayor Dexter,and Councilmembers McCaughan and Meyer agreed to attend the Association of Washington Cities,City Action Days Conference. Council Member Schromen-Wawrin asked that he be considered an alternate. 2. Legislative Priorities Manager West opened the meeting and discussed the list of proposed items for support. Council discussion followed. It was moved by French and seconded by Meyer to: Include the following items on the legislative agenda: • A thank you for the legislative assistance in 2019 including HB 1406, HB 1923 and others. • Maintain Housing as the number one focal point of City priorities---consider including some or all of the 2020 Legislative priorities of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance(see attached) • Support AWC Priorities(attached to this memorandum) • Ensure full funding in support of the Port Angeles Waterfront Center • Port Angeles Boys and Girls Club • Chamber of Commerce Renaissance and direct the City Manager to have a verbal conversation regarding the Rayonier cleanup process. After discussion and amendment the motion carried 7-0. It was moved by Schromen-Wawrin and seconded by Meyer to: Form a subcommittee composed of Mayor Dexter, Council Members McCaughan and Meyer to work with City Manager on the layout and formatting of the legislative priority paper that will be brought back to Council for adoption. Motion carried 7-0 Page 2 of 3 f PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING—January 7, 20)20 3. Port Angeles Municipal Code RFQ Manager West provided background on the RFQ document,stated the RFQ incorporates work session input from. Council and shared there would be public input opportunities. Attorney Bloor provided information on the contracting process. CITY COUNCIL REPORTS Council member Suggs stated she would serve the City with honor and respect. Council member French shared he attended meetings including Homelessness'Task Force, Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce,and Clallam Transit Board. Council member Schromen-Wawrin said the Council should consider the current Strategic Plan and decide if it is the right plan for the new Council,he spoke about homelessness in relation to life expectancy. Deputy Mayor Carr thanked Council member French for the invitation to the Chamber Board meeting and spoke about homelessness. Council member McCaughan shared his work background and his love of Port Angeles. He recognized his wife for her support during the campaign process. Council member Meyer spoke about his interest in public outreach. Council member Dexter shared she attended the Clallam Transit Board meeting and thanked the Council for their support. No other reports were given. INFORMATION Manager West thanked the Council for their commitment to the City of Port Angeles. Ile provided several updates, including the updated Council Calendar. He shared there would be more conversation on the Strategic Plan. SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT Norma Turner,residing outside city limits, spoke about affordable housing. Ed Chad, city resident, spoke about his experience volunteering at TAI'Y and current issues along the Waterfront Trail. Matt Miller,city resident,asked the new council to make the most of their time on City Council. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Dexter adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m. _...... .......... K e-Dexter,Mayor Kari Martinez-Bailey,CitY Clerk Page 3 of 3