Town Council Minutes June 18th, 2012
TOWN OF YACOLT, WASHINGTON
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
DATE June 18, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALIEGANCE
ROLL CALL ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Mayor, Jeff Carothers
Councilmember(s): Karen Holyk, Vince Myers, Jerry Newell, Rick Urias
STAFF: Cindy Marbut: Town Clerk
Tim Wedding: Public Works
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING June 4, 2012
MOTION: Councilmember: Myers
LATE CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
A. Resolution #478 Recognizing Jeff Hall
There was no discussion
B. Ordinance # 494 Lewis Annexation
Guy Lewis explained there was a boundary line adjustment that had not been finalized, this could take some time and he would ask the council in the future to adjust the annexation. Council member Holyk asked if it was the sloped area, he responded no.
A. Council Interviews for Position # 1 appointment
Mayor opened the discussion by noting that only 2 of the 3 applicants were present. He asked the council how they wanted to proceed with the 2 applicants that were present. The council suggested flipping a coin. A coin was tossed and Josh Karl called the toss to be heads, tails was the outcome, James Weldon would be the first to interview and Josh Karl was asked to leave the room while the interview took place. Council members asked 3 questions of each applicant.
B. Executive Session
Mayor adjourned the meeting from 7:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
C. Council Appointment
Council returned the meeting was called to order. Mayor asked each council member for their vote: Urias: Josh Karl; Myers: Josh Karl; Holyk: Josh Karl; Newell: James Weldon
Mayor noted that Josh Karl was the appointed Council Member to position # 1 and thanked both the applicants for their interests and participation.
D. Swearing in New Council Member
Clerk asked Josh Karl to come forward and be sworn in. Josh joined the council table.
Mayor gave a report of the Parks Foundation luncheon and the acceptance of Grant monies awarded, noting that the Town had received the largest grant. He also gave an update about his ride along with Animal control and expressed to the council the need to adopt procedures that were more in line with the County in order to allow ease of citations and fines. He also stated he would be attending additional meetings this week and that Council member Newell would be potentially attending a planning meeting in Ridgefield next week.
Public Works Report
Tim Wedding was told the council that Pete was on vacation. He told the council that he and Crystal had attended a TIB training session and that there was allot of money available for project that included match and no match. He gave the council an update on the estimate for carpeting the Old Town Hall for the Library. There was no discussion.
Clerk stated she had been at training all of the previous week so she didn’t have much. She expressed that she had learned allot and was going to be in touch with the State Auditor’s office regarding the upcoming septic inspection fee refunds.
*Current Expenses: $ 24,248.10
*City Streets: $1,281.43
*Storm Water $3.21
*Bills presented in the amount of $ 25,669.48
VOTE: 4 - 0
Motion unanimously passed.
ADJOURN 8:40 pm
__________________________________ _____________________________ Town Clerk Mayor
Minutes approved on this 16th day of July 2012
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