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Minutes 09172019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING Port Angeles, Washington September 17, 2019 CALL TO ORDER SPECIAL MEETING Mayor Bruch called the special meeting of the Port Angeles City Council to order at 5:30 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,A. Fountain.and S. Carrizosa. EXECUTIVE SESSION Based on input from Attorney Bloor, Mayor Bruch announced the need for a closed Executive Session, under authority of RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), to discuss potential litigation with legal counsel, and under authority of RCW 42.30.140(4),to discuss collective bargaining with an employee organization for approximately 25 minutes. Council moved to the Jack Pittis Conference Room for Executive Session for approximately 25 minutes.The Executive Session convened at 5:32 p.m. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Bruch adjourned the Special Meeting at 5:59 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 i Staff Present: City Manager West,Attorney Bloor,Clerk Martinez-Bailey,A.Bright,M. Sanders,B. Smith, A. Brekke,T.Hunter,and S.Carrizosa. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Bruch led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. CEREMONIAL MATTERS, PROCLAMATIONS & EMPLOYEE RECOGNITIONS 1. Constitution Week Proclamation Mayor Bruch read a proclamation recognizing September 17-23,2019,as Constitution Week and September 17,2019, as Citizenship Day,and presented the proclamation to Judi Tordini, on behalf of the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. PUBLIC COMMENT Iris Winslow,city resident and Parks,Recreation and Beautification Board member,updated Council on activities and improvements at the BMX track and shared her appreciation for the volunteers who work at the track. Gordon Peters,city resident,spoke about the fence around the Liberty Bell at Veteran's Park and said Council should consider a place where homeless people can go when the weather gets cold now the space near the bell is unavailable. Joshua Torres,spoke about the need for a shelter for homeless people especially during the winter time. i PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING—September 17, 2019 Lisa Hahn,city resident,shared challenges she experiences at a local homeless shelter. Sean Johnson,city resident and local business owner,spoke about the challenges he faces with parking and asked that `.. Council support the off-street parking agenda item. Susan Hillgren,residing outside Port Angeles,spoke about the needs of the homeless community. Cindy Kelley,residing outside Port Angeles,spoke about PA CAN and the recent Overdose Walk event,and thanked the Parks Department for their help. CONSENT AGENDA Council agreed by consensus to allow Mayor Bruch to move item 1-3 to item E-2 on the Consent Agenda. Council Member French disclosed that he is a member of the of the Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic Board. It was moved by Kidd and seconded by Dexter to approve the Consent Agenda to include: 1. Expenditure Report:From August 24, 2019 and September 6, 2019 in the amount of$2,086,092.28/Approve 2. REdisCOVERY/WASPC Grant/Accept Grant and Approve Contract Motion carried 7-0. ORDINANCES NOT REQUIRING COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. Amendment to the Off-Street Parking Section of the Port Angeles Municipal Code(Chapter 14.40) Community and Economic Development Director Allyson Brekke introduced the agenda item and provided background on the proposed ordinance, saying the proposed ordinance allows property and business owners the opportunity to enter into a cooperative parking agreement. She added the proposed ordinance would open the opportunity to public parking lots as well. Director Brekke recommended Council conduct the second reading and adopt the ordinance. Council discussion followed. Mayor Bruch conducted a second reading of the ordinance by title,entitled, ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE of the City of Port Angeles,Washington amending Chapter 14.40 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code relating to off street parking. It was moved by Schromen-Wawrin and seconded by French to: Approve ordinance as read,with one amendment,to extend the boundary from 500 feet to 1000 feet. Motion carried approved 6-1 with Merideth opposed. 2. Amendment to the Police Department Section of the Port Angeles Municipal Code(Chapter 2.20.10) Council Member Schromen-Wawrin discussed the language contained in the proposed ordinance and asked for clarification on the individual assigned to make the determination in the existing ordinance. Mayor Bruch conducted a first reading of the ordinance by title,entitled, ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE of the City of Port Angeles,Washington amending Chapter 2.20 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code relating to Police Department. It was moved by Dexter and seconded by French to: Waive the second reading and adopt the ordinance as read,and to include changes to Section 1 of the ordinance as identified by Schromen-Wawrin which delegates the City Manager to make the determination. Motion carried 7-0. Page 2 of 4 PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING—September 17, 2019 OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 1. Washington State Department of Transportation Grant Acceptance for Lincoln Street Safety Improvements Director of Public Works and Utilities Director Thomas Hunter introduced the agenda item. He shared staff were happy to see the project moving forward,pairing City dollars from the Transportation Benefit District with dollars from these types of grant opportunities,not only for ADA features but a number of other safety features. He shared the project supports the City's Comprehensive Plan and shared it has staff's recommendation for approval. It was moved by Kidd and seconded by French to: Accept the WSDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant in the amount of$1,285,000 and authorize the use of$100,000 of Transportation Benefit District funds for the remaining project match. Authorize the City Manager to sign all necessary grant agreements. Motion carried 7-0. 2. Update to the Port Angeles Municipal Code Manager West presented the item and provided background on the memo. He recognized there were multiple Strategic Plan and Work Plan items that require staff to modify the code and said these changes have created ambiguities. He explained the intent of the memo, to determine if there is interest by 4 or more Council Members to schedule a November work session, to then discuss reprioritizing the strategic plan items and discuss the merits of a rewrite. Council discussion followed. It was moved by Dexter and seconded by French to: Request staff to plan a work session in November for staff to provide a variety of options,proposals,plan,with the goal to make a decision moving forward before the end of the year. Motion carried 7-0. 3. Affordable Housing Fact Sheet City Manager West spoke about the proposition fact sheet and discussed how the information from the housing needs assessment had been incorporated into the document.He shared the fact sheet was developed under the guidelines of the Public Disclosure Commission. He said it was necessary the fact sheet remain fair and objective,and said it was important to communicate the current housing situation to voters.Attorney Bloor spoke about making changes to the Fact Sheet and shared,that in context,any changes Council make to the fact sheet should not appear to make the fact sheet appear as a marketing tool.The fact sheet was created to explain to the voters why Council has offered the item on the ballot and he reiterated the fact sheet should not be a marketing document.Council discussion followed. CITY COUNCIL REPORTS Council Member Kidd shared that she would not be at the October 1 meeting but that she would try to call in. I Council Member Merideth thanked Carrizosa for the information in the packet. He spoke about his concerns of the financial direction the City has taken. Council Member Dexter shared she had participated in the recent Overdose Awareness Walk and shared that it highlighted the need for treatment options in our community. Council Member Schromen-Wawrin spoke about housing needs in the community and spoke about an upcoming event by AWC in December for Council Candidates. He shared an upcoming AWC event to be held in Sequim and spoke about an upcoming affordable housing event he will be attending. He spoke about red-light traffic cameras and provided statistics on this issue. Council Member French shared he attended a Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting and spoke about many of the upcoming events that are planned. He spoke about security issues and how they may affect ferry access downtown. Page 3 of 4 f PORT ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEETING—September 17,2019 j i Council Member Moran spoke about the importance of the upcoming census and the work that is involved with the j process. He shared he attended a broadband meeting related to high speed intemet and shared he was a broadcast commentator during a local sporting event. Mayor Bruch shared she attended a Mayors Exchange Conference and spoke about her time there and shared what she learned. She spoke about the fence around the Liberty Bell and said she was concerned over the final design of the fence. No other reports were given. INFORMATION Manager West spoke regarding reports in the packet. He shared that due to weather,the City did not need to declare a Stage III Water Shortage.He invited Director Brekke to provide an update on housing related code amendments that were moving to the Planning Commission for review. She said these amendments would then be forwarded for Council's final review. Manger West spoke about the upcoming meetings when Council will see the 2020 utility rates at the October Council meetings. He added the timing of these ordinances were critical to the budget. He also shared an upcoming AWC meeting and asked that Council reach out to staff if they were interested in attending. Senior Center Manager Aubry Bright spoke about the upcoming celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Senior Center and welcomed Council to attend the event. SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT Amy Milller,city resident,shared she appreciated the work done on the fact sheet and spoke about the healing center. She shared the city should consider writing a letter of support for the healing center. ADJOURNMENT Mayor Bruch adjourned the meeting at 7:57 p.m. Sissi Bruch,Mayor Kari Martinez-Bailey,City Cler Page 4 of 4