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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/13/2017 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 2nd Floor, City Hall
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17-4807 1  Agenda ItemINVOCATION Invocation to be provided by Mark Schmutz, Northlake Church   Action details Not available
17-4810 1  Agenda ItemAPPROVAL OF MINUTES, MARCH 23, 2017   Action details Not available
17-4788 1  PresentationPRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO VOLUNTEERS SERVING ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR TERMS THAT WERE COMPLETED IN 2016 CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: We would like to recognize the following individuals who have served terms on various boards and commissions, and their terms expired at the end of 2016: Don Harris, Civil Service Ken Spring, Downtown Advisory Committee Betsy DeSpain, Downtown Advisory Committee Arne Lund, Golf Advisory Committee Abe Ott, Historic Preservation Commission Doris Disbrow, Historic Preservation Commission Judith Fuller, Library Board Mark Purcell, Loan Review Board Dean Piotrowski, Loan Review Board Louis LaPierre, Parks & Recreation Board Marcel Goulet, Project Longview Dean Piotrowski, Public Develpment Authority Margit Brumbaugh, Sister City Commission Kinsey Myers, Stormwater Advisory Committee Allyson Myers, Stormwater Advisory Committee Ramona Lauzon, Visual Arts Commission STAFF CONTACT: Tammi Edwards, Executive Office   Action details Not available
17-4720 1 PROCLAMATION: EARTH DAY - APRIL 15, 2017ProclamationPROCLAMATION: EARTH DAY - APRIL 15, 2017 STAFF CONTACT: Maureen Wingler, Administrative Assistant (Executive Office)   Action details Not available
17-4775 1 PROCLAMATION: NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK, APRIL 2 - 8, 2017 & SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTHProclamationPROCLAMATION: NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK, APRIL 2-8, 2017 & SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH   Action details Not available
17-4791 1  OrdinanceORDINANCE NO. 3344 AMENDING 11.60.050 AND 11.62.100 TO DESIGNATE LEASED LAND AS A TEMPORARY PARKING LOT COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Council Initiative: Strengthen economic conditions and create new opportunities CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: Downtown streetscape improvements scheduled to begin this month will temporarily eliminate on-street parking (approximately 40 spaces) in the 1200 block of Commerce Avenue. These improvements include new lighting, sidewalks, crosswalks, furnishings, landscaping, raingardens, bulb-outs, street trees and artwork. During construction, on-street parking on Commerce Avenue will be blocked off and used for material staging and to re-route traffic to speed up the construction timeline. The owner of property in this block has offered to allow his private lot located on the west side of Block 79 to be used for public parking during the downtown streetscape construction period which should begin in mid April and last approximately 3 months. Ordinance No. 3344adoptedPass Action details Not available
17-4790 1  ResolutionRESOLUTION NO. 2213 ACCEPTING THE LONGVIEW PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S 2016 ANNUAL REPORT TO THE CITY CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: LMC 2.71.220 provides that the Public Development Authority (PDA) shall file an annual report with the City Clerk and the City Council detailing its assets and liabilities, and summarizing its significant accomplishments, and projects and activities to be undertaken during the current year. The PDA has drafted and approved the attached annual report. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Motion to approve Resolution No. 2213. STAFF CONTACT: Tammi Edwards, Executive AssistantadoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 2214 1  Agenda ItemRESOLUTION NO. 2214 - AUTHORIZE CITY TO UTILIZE TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF PRIOR EXPENDITURES approvedPass Action details Not available
RES 2215 1 Resolution 2215Agenda ItemRESOLUTION NO. 2215 - UPDATE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS approvedPass Action details Not available
RES 2216 1 Resolution 2216Agenda ItemRESOLUTION NO. 2216 - EMERGENCY DECLARATION HEMLOCK & HUDSON STREETS SEWER REPAIRS approvedPass Action details Not available
17-4792 1  Agenda ItemADDRESSING THE COSTS OF MULTIFAMILY HOUSING CONSTRUCTION, INCREASING HOUSING SUPPLY AND INCREASING MULTIFAMILY HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES IN LONGVIEW COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Preserve and Enhance Neighborhoods, Address Quality of Life Issues, Strengthen Economic Conditions and Create New Opportunities. CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: There is a housing shortage in Longview and surrounding communities. Building new construction and redevelopment can be discouraged by existing, well-meaning but overly-restrictive and unnecessary regulations which increase the cost of construction and make poor use of the available land, with resulting higher rents. Rents have increased at a rapid rate. Vacancies are near historic lows. Increasing supply of affordable housing will affect rents, availability of housing, reduce homelessness and reduce the risk of homelessness. New, modern, and healthy living spaces will increase the quality of life for Longview residents. New construction will foster greater economic growth and viapprovedPass Action details Not available
17-4809 1  Agenda ItemAPPROVAL OF CLAIMS Based upon the authentication and certification of claims and demands against the city, prepared and signed by the City’s auditing officer, and in full reliance thereon, it is moved and seconded as shown in the minutes of this meeting that the following vouchers/warrants are approved for payment: FIRST HALF APRIL 2017 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: $1,347,127.15 SECOND HALF MARCH 2017 PAYROLL: $74,655.88, checks no. 206872-206889 $642,131.77, direct deposits $847,229.32, wire transfers $1,564,016.97 Total STAFF CONTACT: Kaylee Cody, City Clerk John Baldwin, Fiscal Analyst Jackie Rodgers, Human Resources Specialist   Action details Not available
17-4808 1  Agenda ItemLIABILITY CLAIMS/LAWSUITS The claim(s)/lawsuit(s) listed below was/were received by the City. Where applicable, the claim(s)/lawsuit(s) have been/are being researched and/or reviewed by Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA). The claim(s)/lawsuit(s) status is/are as follows: NEW: James Hill, DOI: 02/06/2017. Claimant alleges costs incurred related to sewer block in city line that caused flooding in home. Scott Allen, DOI: 03/04/2017. Claimant alleges damage to his water heater caused by silica in the city water supply. DENIED: Herbert Tompkins, DOI: 10/10/2016. Claimant alleges that a city owned tree was not properly maintained, resulting in the tree branch falling on his vehicle and causing damage. Peardale Residential Assocation, DOI: 11/26/2016. Claimant alleges costs incurred related to sewer. SETTLED: Joshua Wenzek, DOI: 02/28/2017. Claimant alleges costs incurred related to sewer. Leslie Auman, DOI: 01/21/2013. Claimant alleges that he suffered injuries and damages in a collision with a police vehicle. STAFF CONTACT: Kaylee Cody, Cit   Action details Not available
RES 2217 1 Resolution 2217Agenda ItemRESOLUTION NO. 2217 - INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH COWLITZ COUNTY FOR SERVICES AND MATERIALS    Action details Not available
17-4812 1  Agenda ItemPROJECT COMPLETION - STORMWATER SHOP - SHOP HEATERS & ELECTRICAL UPGRADES    Action details Not available
17-4813 1  Agenda ItemTEMPORARY LEASE TO PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF COWLITZ COUNTY FOR FISHERS LANE TREATMENT PLANT PROPERTY    Action details Not available
17-4789 1  Agenda ItemTERMINATION OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH COWLITZ COUNTY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Continue effective financial management CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: The recommendation to the City Manager from the Information Technology Director is to dissolve the interlocal agreements between the City of Longview and Cowlitz County for Information Technology services. Over the two years I have managed the agreements I have been unable to see where the City enjoys any benefit or added value in providing the County with IT services. The County has a fully qualified IT department capable of providing services to their own departments. The cost to the City to provide IT services is not well understood or fully accountable for all activities related to the servicing of the agreements. There are too many undefined costs and or uncaptured true costs that accurately reflect the General Fund obligation the City bears. The upfront General Fund obligation is borne by the City, and is reimbursed on a quarterly basis, based so   Action details Not available
17-4787 3 LONGVIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2016Agenda ItemLONGVIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2016 COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Council Initiative: Enhance Public Safety and Emergency Response CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: Longview Fire Chief Phil Jurmu will present the 2016 Annual Report for The Longview Fire Department. RECOMMENDED ACTION: PRESENTATION STAFF CONTACT: PHIL JURMU, FIRE CHIEF   Action details Not available
17-4814 1  Liquor LicenseWASHINGTON STATE LIQUOR AND CANNABIS BOARD REQUESTS   Action details Not available