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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 11/15/2018 7:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: 2nd Floor, City Hall
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18-5675 1  Agenda ItemCOUNCIL WORKSHOP MINUTES, OCTOBER 25, 2018 COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, OCTOBER 25, 2018 COUNCIL WORKSHOP MINUTES, NOVEMBER 1, 2018 COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES, NOVEMBER 1, 2018   Not available Not available
18-5680 1  Agenda ItemREFURBISHMENT OF COMMERCE AVENUE STREET CLOCK COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Council Initiative: Address quality of place. CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: The residents of Cowlitz County and visitors to the City of Longview have long enjoyed the history and assets of R.A. Long’s planned City. There have been several books written about how R.A. Long built the City and left the community with the incredible buildings, parks, and artifacts that have provided the fabric and community pride for Longview. The following project proposal is being developed to sustain one of the historic features the R.A. Long provided to our community, the Commerce Avenue Street Clock. The refurbishment of the Commerce Street Clock consists of three phases. 1. Completely refurbish and replace working components of the Commerce Avenue pedestal clock. 2. Completely rebuild the master clock inside the Country Folks Deli and relocate it to the Longview Room at the Longview Public Library. 3. Replace the existing master clock f   Not available Not available
18-5658 1 30, 40 & 45 YEARS-OF-SERVICE AWARDSPresentation30, 35 & 40 YEARS-OF-SERVICE AWARDS: Pete Kennedy (Traffic) - 40 Dixie L. Wells (Police) - 35 Scott R. Knapp (Golf Maintenance) - 30 Cynthia L. Turpen (Police) - 30 STAFF CONTACT: CHRIS SMITH, HR DIRECTOR   Not available Not available
18-5679 1  Agenda ItemPUBLIC HEARING: PROPOSED 2019 - 2020 BIENNIAL BUDGET AND 2019 - 2023 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CIP) COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Continue effective financial management of the City. CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: RCW 35A.34.110 requires cities to conduct a formal public hearing on the proposed biennial budget. Preliminary copies of the Biennial Budget and 2019 - 2023 Capital Improvement Plan have been made available to Council and are available for the public. A staff presentation on the 2019 - 2020 Biennial Budget and 2019 - 2023 Capital Improvement Plan will be presented at the public hearing on November 15, 2018. Public Hearing Notices on the 2019 - 2020 Preliminary Biennial Budget and 2019 - 2023 Capital Improvement Plan were published on November 1, 2018 and November 8, 2018. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Hold public hearing. Continue public hearing to December 6, 2018 Council meeting.   Not available Not available
18-5677 1  Agenda ItemRESOLUTION NO. 2282 - AUTHORIZING THE AD VALOREM TAX LEVY FOR 2019 COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Council Initiative: Continue effective financial management CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED or N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: RCW Chapter 84.55 limits ad valorem taxes to 100% of the previous year’s levy, plus the value of new construction and improvements; this is called a “limit factor.” In order to exceed the “limit factor,” the law requires cities to adopt a Resolution authorizing any increase in the ad valorem to a “limit factor” established by the city, which cannot exceed the lesser of one percent or inflation, as defined by the Implicit Price Deflator (IPD). This Resolution complies the language of RCW 84.55 in that it represents an increase in the levy amount that is the lesser of one percent or an amount equal to inflation as measured by the implicit price deflator over the highest allowable levy since 1985. This Resolution authorizes a levy for 2019 in an amount which is 101.0% of the 2018 levy, which constitutes 101   Not available Not available
18-5678 1  Agenda ItemORDINANCE NO. 3390 - SETTING THE AD VALOREM TAX LEVY RATE FOR 2019 COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Council Initiative: Continue effective financial management CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: The attached Ordinance fixes the estimated amount to be raised by ad valorem taxes for the 2019 Budget. For 2019, the requested ad valorem tax rate is $2.885633 per $1,000 of assessed value. The $2.89 per $1,000 represents a $0.27 decrease from the $3.16 ad valorem tax rate levied in 2018. Based on the preliminary assessed value of $3,256,230,066 provided by the Cowlitz County Assessor’s Office, the estimate for 2019 taxes payable is $9,396,286. The attached Ordinance sets the 2019 ad valorem tax levy at 1.0% above last year’s actual levy including the addition of any new construction and improvements to property, annexations and any increase in the value of state-assessed property. An Ordinance setting the 2019 levy must be in the hands of the County Commissioners by November 30, 2018: if not, the maximum amoun   Not available Not available
RES 18 2279 1 RESOLUTION NO. 2279 - WATER RATES FOR 2019ResolutionRESOLUTION NO. 2279 - WATER RATES FOR 2019   Not available Not available
RS 18 2280 1 RESOLUTION NO. 2280 - SEWER RATES FOR 2019ResolutionRESOLUTION NO. 2280 - SEWER RATES FOR 2019   Not available Not available
RES 18 2281 1 RESOLUTION NO. 2281 - STORMWATER RATES FOR 2019ResolutionRESOLUTION NO. 2281 - STORMWATER RATES FOR 2019   Not available Not available
18-5676 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 OCTOBER 2018 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: $1,540,041.79 SECOND HALF OCTOBER 2018 PAYROLL: $79,416.06, checks no. 55-71 $705,779.41, direct deposits $925,668.05, wire transfers $1,710,863.52 Total STAFF CONTACT: Kaylee Cody, City Clerk John Baldwin, Fiscal Analyst Chresta Larson, Human Resources Specialist   Not available Not available
18-5674 1  Agenda ItemPROFESSIONAL, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE (PTA) EMPLOYEES 2019 SALARY AND BENEFITS COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Continue effective financial management CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: The recommendation provides for a general wage increase of 2.50% for 2019 For 2019, the medical and dental plan remains at 95% employer paid HDHP medical insurance plan and 80% employer paid dental plan Employees opting out of City medical insurance coverage will receive a VEBA contribution of $750/ month. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Motion to approve recommended PTA Salary & Wages for 2019 STAFF CONTACT: Chris Smith, Human Resources Director   Not available Not available