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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 2/14/2019 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 2nd Floor, City Hall
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19-9000 1  Agenda ItemREGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES, JANUARY 24, 2019 COUNCIL WORKSHOP MINUTES, JANUARY 24, 2019   Action details Not available
19-5763 1 PROCLAMATION: TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH - FEBRUARY 2019ProclamationPROCLAMATION: TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH - FEBRUARY 2019   Action details Not available
19-6006 1  PresentationPRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO VOLUNTEERS SERVING ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR TERMS THAT WERE COMPLETED IN 2018   Action details Not available
19-6009 1  OrdinanceORDINANCE NO. 3396 - AMENDMENTS TO LONGVIEW MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 16.32 UNFIT STRUCTURES COUNCIL INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Address quality of place issues, Preserve and enhance neighborhoods, Strengthen economic conditions & create new opportunities CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: Chapter 16.32 of the Longview Municipal Code (LMC) was first adopted in 1962. Recent review of the UNFIT STRUCTURES regulations contained in LMC 16.32 by the City Attorney and code compliance staff revealed inconsistent language between LMC 16.32 and Chapter 35.80 RCW. Chapter 35.80 RCW authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances relating to unfit dwellings, buildings, structures and premises. LMC 16.32 and the statutory provisions of 35.80 RCW provide for abatement of buildings which are unfit for human habitation, structures, and premises or portions thereof which are unfit for other uses due to dilapidation, disrepair, structural defects, defects increasing the hazards of fire, accidents, or other calamities, inadequate ventilation   Action details Not available
19-6010 2  Agenda ItemORDINANCE NO. 3397 ACCEPTING DONATION OF THE SCULPTURES “PEACE TOTEM” AND “THE CHASE” COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Address Quality of Place Issues CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: Required SUMMARY STATEMENT: The Longview Outdoor Gallery (LOG) has had a successful fourth exhibit that launched in the fall of 2017 and continues through 2019. LOG has been able to raise enough funds to purchase their 13th and 14th pieces to be able to gift to the City of Longview. The goal of the Longview Outdoor Gallery is to donate 23 sculptures by the City’s centennial in 2023. The metal sculpture “Peace Totem” was created by Jesse Swickard, stands sixteen feet tall, and weighs 1600 pounds. The artist lists the insurance value of this piece at $22,000. The second stone sculpture carved from basalt to be donated is called “The Chase” created by Craig Breitbach, stands six feet tall, and weighs 2,500 pounds. The artist lists the insurance value of this piece at $12,000. The donated pieces will remain in the current located on the corners of Commerce and Broadway Street. The Visual Arts approvedPass Action details Not available
RS 19 2290 1 RESOLUTION NO. 2290 - PAYMENT AND USE OF RIGHT OF WAY VACATION FEESResolutionRESOLUTION NO. 2290 - PAYMENT AND USE OF RIGHT OF WAY VACATION FEESadoptedPass Action details Not available
19-6023 1  Agenda ItemRESOLUTION NO. 2291: AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH COWLITZ COUNTY FOR THE EXCHANGE OF LAND NEAR THE COWLITZ COUNTY EVENT CENTER COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Strengthen economic conditions & create new opportunities Address quality of place issues CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: The Longview Public Development Authority (PDA) was created by the City to assist with the implementation of elements of the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds Master Plan. One element of the plan was the development of a hotel adjacent to the Cowlitz County Event Center. Following the PDA’s 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) which failed to attract a developer to the project, it was determined that a lack of a parcel which a developer could own and use to secure financing was a major factor in the result of the RFP process. In the intervening time, Cowlitz County and the PDA worked together to negotiate a preliminary agreement by which the City and County could exchange properties in order to create a happrovedPass Action details Not available
19-6011 1  Agenda ItemADDRESSING PARKING AROUNDTHE RA LONG CIVIC CIRCLE PARK TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND IMPROVE PARKING TO ENCOURAGE GREATER PARK USE AND TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND IMPROVE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AROUND THE CIVIC CENTER CIRCLE. INTRODUCED BY: Don Jensen SUPPORTED BY: Mike Wallin 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: The history of the Civic Center Circle has at times been one of hazardous conditions for pedestrians and motorists. In the spirit of the ongoing efforts by the City to improve safety conditions at the Civic Center Circle and to improve the usefulness of RA Long Civic Circle Park many in the community have asked to make improvements to parking in the vicinity and to further calm traffic traveling within the Civic Circle. RECOMMENDED ACTION: A motion, directing the City Manager, to take immediate action, to direct the Public Works DepartmeapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-6002 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 FEBRUARY 2019 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: $1,770,309.76 SECOND HALF JANUARY 2019 PAYROLL: $80,039.21, checks no. 131-149 $729,498.21, direct deposits $984,641.11, wire transfers $1,794,178.53 Total STAFF CONTACT: Kaylee Cody, City Clerk John Baldwin, Fiscal Analyst Chresta Larson, Human Resources Specialist   Action details Not available
19-6022 1 BID REVIEW - SHAY LOCOMOTIVE SIDEWALKSBidBID REVIEW - SHAY LOCOMOTIVE SIDEWALKS   Action details Not available
PROJ #111 1 PROJECT COMPLETION - R.A. LONG PARK IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE IProject CertificationPROJECT COMPLETION - R.A. LONG PARK IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE I    Action details Not available
19-6008 1  GrantOFFICE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 2019 IMPROVING CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING, VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING GRANT PROGRAM COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Council Initiative: Enhance Public Safety and Emergency Response CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: N/A SUMMARY STATEMENT: Longview Police Department (city of Longview - Lead Applicant) is interested in applying for the Office of Violence Against Women’s Fiscal Year 2019 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Grant Program. With this grant, the police department would implement pro-arrest policies and programs by assigning a new police detective to work domestic violence investigations for a three year period of time beginning 10/1/19. The grant would also fund additional victim advocacy services through a partnership with the Emergency Support Shelter. The total grant funding requested would be $500,000.00 with no local match required. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize the submissionapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-6024 1  Agenda ItemSEVERE WEATHER SHELTER FUND POLICY FOR HOMELESS SHELTER SERVICES LOCATED IN THE CITY OF LONGVIEW COUNCIL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE ADDRESSED: Continue effective financial management Preserve and enhance neighborhoods CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW: REQUIRED SUMMARY STATEMENT: The attached Severe Weather Shelter Fund Policy is established to support projects that address housing of homeless individuals on an emergency basis during severe weather events. In an effort to assist the City’s authorized Severe Weather Shelter providers with sheltering needs on a temporary emergency basis, the Severe Weather Shelter Fund Policy together with the application form provide the guidelines and means for shelter applicants wishing to apply for the City’s Severe Weather Shelter Funds. An annual appropriation in the amount of $9,000 for the Severe Weather Shelter Fund is provided in the 2019-2020 biennial budget. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Motion to approve and implement immediately the Severe Weather Shelter Fund Policy for severe weather approvedPass Action details Not available