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Minutes 07/02/201911-N CITY COUNCIL MEETING Port Angeles, Washington July 2, 2019 CALL TO ORDER SPECIAL MEETING Mayor Bruch called the special meeting of the Port Angeles City Council to order at 5:17 p.m. Members Present: Mayor Bruch; Deputy Mayor Dexter; Councilmembers French, Kidd, Merideth, Moran, and Schromen-Wawrin. Members Absent: None Staff Present: City Manager West, Attorney Bloor, Clerk Martinez -Bailey, and A. Fountain. EXECUTIVE SESSION Based on input from Attorney Bloor, Mayor Bruch announced the need for a closed Executive Session, under authority of RCW 42.30.140(4), to discuss collective bargaining with an employee organization. Council moved to the Jack Pittis Conference Room for Executive Session for approximately 40 minutes. The Executive Session convened at 5:17 p.m. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Bruch adjourned the Special Meeting at 5:55 p.m. CALL TO ORDER -REGULAR MEETING Mayor Bruch called the regular meeting of the Port Angeles City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL Members Present: Mayor Bruch; Deputy Mayor Dexter; Councilmembers French, Kidd, Merideth, Moran, and Schromen-Wawrin. Members Absent: None Staff Present: City Manager West, Attorney Bloor, Clerk Martinez -Bailey, S. Carrizosa, A. Brekke, T. Hunter, M. Sanders, B. Smith, and A. Bright. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Bruch led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. PUBLIC COMMENT Marylyn Esh, city resident, spoke in favor of the Charter for Compassion. Benjie Astrachan, city resident, spoke as VISTA Community Food Project Coordinator and shared about the work the organization does within the community including food assistance. LaRae Mallory, city resident, spoke about the need for animal control in the City of Port Angeles. Gary Jordon, city resident, spoke about the need for code enforcement in the city of Port Angeles. Brendan Meyer, city resident, spoke about the Rayonier locomotive asbestos clean-up on the agenda. Laurel Hargis, spoke about the Charter for Compassion. Randall McCoy, city resident, spoke about the status of the Bicycle Friendly Community grant application and asked for Council support. PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING —July 2, 2019 Kay Kassinger, with the Peninsula Housing Authority and city resident, spoke about the need for affordable housing asked Council to consider how to increase the affordable housing stock. Elizabeth Dunne, stated city resident, invited Council to attend a community event. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 1. Value of Trees Environmental Planner John Bornsworth of the Peninsula Environmental Group. discussed the benefits of urban trees. the potential for tree ordinances, and spoke about establishing code enforcement as it relates to trees. LATE ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THIS OR FUTURE AGENDAS as determined by City Manazer or Councilnnentber - None. CONSENT AGENDA It was moved by French and seconded by Dexter to approve the Consent Agenda to include: 1. City Council 'Minutes of June 18, 2019 / Approve Minutes 2. Expenditure Report: From June 8, 2019 to June 21, 2019 in the Amount of $1,655,809.09 /Approve 3. Material Purchase: Pad Mounted Electric Transformers Contract / Approve Contract in the amount of $69,190.03 4. Resolution to Ratify Emergency Declaration / Adopt Resolution 5. Release of Utility Easement— Future PA Waterfront Center Site / Approve Motion carried 7-0. Councilmember Schromen-Wawrin noted changes to the minutes, stating the All Washington Cities Voting Delegation should be moved from Item 1 under Think Tank and instead be placed under Item 2, Other Considerations. ORDINANCES NOT REQUIRING COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. Changes to Electric Utility Port Angeles Municipal Code Director of Public Works and Utilities Thomas Hunter, introduced the agenda item, shared the proposed ordinance changes simplified sections of the code, and reminded Council it was the second reading. Director Hunter stated there were no changes to the proposed ordinance from the first reading. Mayor Bruch conducted a second reading of the ordinance by title, entitled, ORDINANCE NO. 3622 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Port Angeles, Washington amending sections of the Port Angeles Municipal Code relating to electric services and charges. It was moved by Schromen-Wawrin and seconded by French to: Adopt the ordinance as read. Motion carried 7-0. 2. Changes to Wastewater Utility Port Angeles Municipal Code Director Hunter introduced the item, shared the proposed ordinance changes would simplify sections of the code, and added the changes would add clarity to the code. He stated the changes were consistent with state regulations, noted there were no funding changes in the ordinance, and he reminded Council it was the second reading. Council discussion followed. Director Hunter stated there were no changes to the proposed ordinance from the first reading. Mayor Bruch conducted a second reading of the ordinance by title, entitled, ORDINANCE NO. 3623 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Port Angeles, Washington amending Chapter 13.06 Industrial Wastewater provisions of the Port Angeles Municipal Code. `.. Page 2 of 4 PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING — July 2, 2019 It was moved by Schromen-Wawrin and seconded by French to: Adopt the ordinance as read. Motion carried 7-0. RESOLUTIONS NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. Restructure, Range adjustments, and a 2019 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Management, Administrative and Non -Represented Personnel City Manager Nathan West introduced the agenda item and spoke about the memorandum and resolution proposing a restructure in divisions, pay range adjustments, and a 2.5% Cost of Living Adjustment for the management, administrative, and non -represented personnel effective January 1, 2019. He noted modifications to pay scales listed in Exhibit A to the resolution and shared the revised scale identified the actual adjustments. Council discussion followed. Mayor Bruch read the resolution by title, entitled, RESOLUTION NO. 12-19 A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Port Angeles, Washington, approving the changes to the salary schedule attached as Exhibit A and approving a 2.5% increase to the salary schedule effective January 1, 2019 for the City's non -represented management and administrative personnel. It was moved by Kidd and seconded by Dexter to: Adopt the attached Resolution and approve reorganization of the accounting division of the Finance department. Motion carried 7-0. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS CONTINUED 2. Think Tank Discussion • Charter of Compassion -Mayor Bruch opened the item up for Council discussion. Council discussion followed. • Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Conference -Mayor Bruch opened the item up for Council discussion. Mayor Bruch and Councilmembers French and Schromen-Wawrin shared information from the recent AWC Conference in Spokane, WA. Council discussion followed. CONTRACTS & PURCHASING 1. Purchase Agreement- Parks Maintenance Building Senior Center Manager Aubry Bright introduced the agenda item and shared background on the proposed purchase. She shared a picture of the Parks Maintenance Shop building that was destroyed during the December 14, 2018 storm and explained the proposed new building purchase. Council discussion followed. It was moved by Kidd and seconded by French to: (1) Approve and authorize the City Manager to sign the Purchase Agreement with Platypus Marine, Inc. and 50 year warranty with General Steel Buildings; (2) Make minor modifications to the agreement, if necessary. Motion carried 7-0. 2. Lauridsen Boulevard Overlay, Project TR0515, Award Construction Contract Director Hunter, introduced the item and clarified the proposed costs. He noted that Lakeside Industries, Inc. was the lowest responsive bidder. It was moved by French and seconded by Moran to: Approve and authorize the City Manager to award the base bid and sign a construction contract with Lakeside Industries, Inc. of Port Angeles, WA, lowest responsive bidder for the Lauridsen Blvd. Overlay Project TR0515 for the Base Bid amount of 5933,105.00, including applicable taxes; and make minor modifications to the contract, if necessary; and 2) Reject the additive bid from Lakeside Industries, Inc. of Port Angeles, WA. Motion carried 7-0. Page 3 of 4 PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING — July 2, 2019 CITY COUNCIL REPORTS Councilmember Kidd shared through her local business, she has the opportunity to welcome people who are moving to Port Angeles. Councilmember Merideth attended a Shore Pool District Board meeting. Deputy Mayor Dexter reminded Council about the 5-2-0-1 challenge and invited her fellow Councilmembers to join. Councilmember Schromen-Wawrin shared Clallam Transit System was awarded 10 new buses. He spoke about his time at the AWC conference and stated he would be sharing Dept. of Commerce's "Housing Bills for Planners''. Councilmember French stated he attended a Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, and an excerpt from an article related to pedestrian safety. Councilmember Moran attended a North Olympic Development Council meeting and spoke about his recent experience driving the Senior Center bus. Mayor Bruch spoke about the Peninsula Regional Transportation Board and shared when she was at the AWC conference she used an electric scooter and Uber for the first time. Councilmember Moran reminded Council of the upcoming 41 of July celebration and spoke about the work done by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce in preparation for the event. No other reports were given. INFORMATION Manager West spoke regarding the reports included in the packet and reminded Council. SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT Brendan Meyer, resident of the city, spoke in favor of open government and suggested the Council meetings be live - streamed. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Bruch adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m. Sissi Bruch, Mayor Page 4 of 4