Town Council Minutes May 7th, 2012
TOWN OF YACOLT, WASHINGTON
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
DATE May 7th, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALIEGANCE
ROLL CALL ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Mayor, Jeff Carothers
Councilmember(s): Karen Holyk, Vince Myers, Jerry Newell, Rick Urias
ABSENT: Jeff Hall
STAFF: Crystal Lewis: Customer Service Clerk
Pete Roberts: Public Works Supervisor
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING: April 16th, 2012
There were changes to the minutes.
MOTION: Councilmember: Newell
LATE CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
Mayor Carothers added Yvette Elrod Market Place under New Business Item E.
Steve Unruh was present to discuss the Community Action Plan of 1995 that was discussed at the last meeting. He handed out copies to all of the council. Ron Stewart was present to voice his support for the CDBG Recreational Facility.
A. CDBG Project-
The Mayor informed the council that this item needed to be voted on tonight to allow us to obtain the grant funding. Trent Wiest voiced his support for the recreational facility. There was much discussion on this item between council, mayor, staff, and public. There was a motion made to accept the CDBG money with the new proposed recreational facility.
No: Holyk, Newell
Mayor Carothers broke the tie with a yes vote.
B. Ordinance #494-Increasing Cemetery Plot Fees-
This was a discussion item only. This is the second touch on this ordinance. David Ridenour had a suggestion to the ordinance’s structure. The council asked that the final version be brought back at the next council meeting.
C. Septic Inspection Ordinance
David Ridenour gave an overview of how this Ordinance has come together and what still needs to be done to have a final version. There was discussion about refunds and collection agencies. The council asked this item be brought back at the next council meeting.
A. Liquor License Application-Buddy’s Whistlestop-206 N Railroad Ave
A motion was made to allow Buddy’s Whistle-stop to have a liquor license.
B. Building Permit-Discussion
There was discussion of allowing all minor construction to be signed off on by the Public Works Director and the Mayor instead of having to be approved by the Town Council. There was also discussion of the Town having its own building department. The council asked for more research and for this subject to be brought back at the next council meeting.
C. Council Packets-Discussion
There was discussion of the having the draft agenda to the council the Friday a week prior to the council meeting and council packets ready by the Tuesday before the council meeting. This will allow the council more time to research any of the items if needed.
D. Budget Amendment-
This item was tabled until the next council meeting.
E. Yvette Elrod-Market Place-
Yvette was present to ask the council about having a Saturday market type event at the Town Hall building. It was agreed that the Town would sponsor the event and Yvette would be the planner. Yvette will come back with a date and more information when she has it.
The Mayor read Jeff Hall’s resignation letter. The council asked that the appointment of new council member be put on the next agenda.
Councilor Newell made a motion to nominate Karen Holyk for the finance committee.
Councilor Newell made a motion to nominate Rick Urias for the C-Tran Board.
Public Works Report
Tim Wedding is out injured for the next 30 days. Pete will provide the council with more information about the building department.
Crystal informed the council we have the opportunity to apply for loss control grants in the amount of $1000.00. There will be an article in City Vision in mid-may about Yacolt’s General Sewer Plan Website. The Mayor and Crystal will be attending AWC’s Annual Conference to discuss the General Sewer Plan Website in a training session. The Town Cleanup cost the Town around $300.
*Current Expenses: $ 8,292.38
*City Streets: $13,257.79
* Septic Inspection $1,531.93
*Storm Water $773.54
*Warrants presented in the amount of $24,288.84
MOTION: Myers to pay the bills
VOTE: 4 - 0
Motion unanimously passed.
ADJOURN 9:28 pm.
__________________________________ _____________________________ Town Clerk Mayor
Minutes approved on May 21st, 2012
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