«CITY OF FIRCREST REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016 COUNCIL CHAMBERS 7:00 P.M. FIRCREST CITY HALL, 115 RAMSDELL STREET ...»
Moved by Medley, seconded by Reynolds, that the City Council approve Close-Out Change Order to Budget Sewer for the 2015 Sewer Project decreasing the contract total by $13,381.90 for the project for an adjusted total contract price of $1,293,948.30 and acceptance of the project.
Fircrest City Council Meeting Minutes – Regular 6 February 23, 2016 Medley stated that he appreciates the work done by Wakefield that resulted in money being saved over the course of the last few projects, and also for keeping them going in a timely manner.
George stated he, too, appreciated the work done by Wakefield and for combining the 5, 6 and 7 priority sewer projects to increase efficiency.
Jolibois stated the sewer projects have been ongoing and he has been focused on them for quite some time.
He indicated he thought the original estimate for the projects was $21,000,000, and the saving grace was the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and the funding being pulled from the Public Works Trust Fund. Jolibois stated that resulted in buying enough time for due diligence to be performed and following through on changing the construction method. Jolibois requested that the total amount of money spent from the backyard sewer fund, divided between construction and ‘other’, be provided in his Friday packet so that he can do an assessment and comparison between sewer projects done in the City of Shoreline to see if there is a need to look at this further. Jolibois stated he thinks this could be a case study moving forward. Jolibois concluded by stating that he believes going forward with spot repairs is an efficient and economical way to handle the sewer problems, and thanked Budget Sewer, Wakefield, and the Public Works crew.
Jolibois invited public comment. None was provided.
VOTE Ayes: Surina, Reynolds, Wittner, Jolibois, George, Waltier and Medley. Noes: None. Motion carried.
CITY MANAGER COMMENTSRosenbladt inquired if there is Council interest to attend the upcoming Incident Command System 402 class that is available at no cost. Rosenbladt thanked Council for accommodating Pierce Transit Principal Planner Darin Stavish and concluded by requesting a short Executive Session on pending litigation.
COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTSMedley thanked everyone for attending.
Waltier thanked everyone for attending. He concluded by calling attention to the passing of Anna Margaret Names, a long-time Fircrest resident. Waltier stated he attended her service and was astounded by her accomplishments.
George stated he would like a study session discussion about abstaining in Council Rule No. 22: “the general rule is that when a Councilmember refuses to vote, such member is regarded as having voted with the majority.” Wittner stated that everyone that sits on Council loves the City of Fircrest. He thanked everyone for coming and being an active participant. Wittner stated that being a Councilmember is a thankless job but he wanted to thank Jolibois and Surina for their vision. Wittner stated that negative comments and accusations about Councilmembers made on Facebook and social media is not appreciated. Wittner asked that people be careful and think before they make those kinds of posts on Facebook, because Councilmembers have feelings and it hurts to see some of the comments.
Fircrest City Council Meeting Minutes – Regular 7 February 23, 2016 Reynolds stated she does research and tries to do her best with decisions that she makes. Reynolds concluded by noting that leap day is approaching and added that February 29th is ‘rare disease day.’ Surina thanked the people he was able to speak with. He noted he heard every word that was said and enjoys that part of Council. Surina thanked Wakefield and the Public Works crew for their efforts with the sewer projects and thanked Council for agreeing to disagree.
Jolibois stated he spoke with Grover and Rosenbladt about a pilot project for Parks Adoption. He suggested if Surina has time to start with Thelma Gilmur Park and to refocus to see if there is interest from groups that she used to be part of might be interested in adopting Thelma Gilmur Park. Jolibois suggested formulating a revitalization plan and maintenance schedule for the park and then place some names on a sign showing that the park was adopted by them. Jolibois stated that once the website gets up and running that there be an opportunity for people in the community to volunteer in these different adoption programs. Jolibois concluded by thanking everyone for attending.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONAt 8:54 P.M., Jolibois stated Council would convene into Executive Session for Item 14-A – Pending Litigation, not to exceed the hour of 9:10 P.M. City Manager Rosenbladt, City Attorney Smith, and City Clerk/Personnel Officer Keely were invited to attend.
At 8:59 P.M. Jolibois reconvened the meeting.