Town Council Minutes April 16th, 2012
TOWN OF YACOLT, WASHINGTON
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
DATE April 16th, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALIEGANCE
ROLL CALL ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Mayor, Jeff Carothers
Councilmember(s): Jeff Hall, Karen Holyk, Vince Myers, Jerry Newell, Rick Urias
STAFF: Cindy Marbut: Town Clerk
Pete Roberts: Public Works Supervisor
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING March 2nd, 2012
There were changes to the minutes.
MOTION: Councilmember: Urias
LATE CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
New Business Item C should be Special Meeting instead of Workshop.
Mike McCormick was present to show his support for the Recreational Facility. Guy Lewis was present to thank the council for passing the minimum lot size ordinance. Guy Lewis was in support of the recreational facility, the library, and skatepark. He discussed other municipalities and how they have made it through the recession. Steve Unruh was present to discuss the CDBG workshop and the recreational facility plan.
A. Annexation of MCI/Witt Property-Ordinance #492
The Mayor read some literature from the community action plan from 1995. There was much discussion on this item from the public, council, mayor, and staff.
No: Holyk, Hall
B. NCLL Agreement Resolution #476
Loren Boespflug from North Clark Little League was present and agreed with the agreement terms.
There was a discussion to bring in an outside party to help mediate the training session. A representative from RMSA will be present at the meeting scheduled for Sunday April 29th from 12pm-4pm.
D. Resolution #477-Flood Plain Map
Steve Unruh and Mike Bauer were present to show their support for the new FEMA maps.
E. Septic Inspection Ordinance
David Ridenour was not present to discuss this item. Item will be moved to a later agenda.
A. Cemetery Fees-Draft Ordinance #494-Mayor
At the budget meeting there was discussion of raising cemetery plot fees. Cemetery plot fees have not been raised since 1980. The council agreed that $500 was a reasonable amount and asked the Ordinance be put on the next agenda with that amount.
B. Creation of Skate Equipment Fund-Ordinance #493-
A fund needs to be created for donations and grant money obtained for the skate park equipment.
* Motion Passed
C. Employee Benefits-Discussion-Special Meeting
There was discussion about employee benefits and scheduling a special meeting to discuss this item. It was decided the meeting would be Friday April 27th at 7 pm.
The Mayor gave an update of the Spring Clean Up. The Mayor asked for citizen’s comments on Town Events and if they were willing to donate to the event.
Public Works Report
Pete told the council that the Wood Chipper would be purchased tomorrow. He also told the council the Old Town Hall had tested negative for asbestos.
Cindy gave the total amount from the Town Clean Up which was $1,411 not including the scrap metal. She also told the council that it was suggested to put another community board in Town.
*Current Expenses: $ 7,059.05
*City Streets: $10,534.09
* Septic Inspection $400.00
*Storm Water $127.47
*Warrants presented in the amount of $18,194.40
MOTION: Myers to pay the bills
VOTE: 5 - 0
Motion unanimously passed.
ADJOURN 9:05 pm.
__________________________________ _____________________________ Town Clerk Mayor
Minutes approved on May 7th, 2012
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