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									                                 WHITTIER CITY COUNCIL
                                    SPECIAL MEETING
                               THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
                                          7:00 PM
                                   COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                                      P-12 BUILDING

                                                MINUTES
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Lunceford called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

2. OPENING CEREMONY
Mayor Lunceford led the Pledge of Allegiance.

3. ROLL CALL

A. Council Members Present: Jerry Vandergriff, Lester Lunceford, Juan Cardenas, Dave Goldstein,
   Pete Heddell, Becky Cotner

B. Council Members Absent: Peter Denmark

C. Excused Absence: None

D. Administration Present: Brenda Krol, City Clerk; Mark Earnest, City Manager

Others present included: Babs Reynolds, Bonnie Lymer, Marilynn Heddell, Bob Haskell, Ed Barrett,
Mary Brenneman, Jeremy Lancaster

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. 19 August 2008, Regular Meeting Minutes

Jerry Vandergriff amended he 1st sentence under the Public Works Report to read Gregg Hanson did not
have anything to add instead of he did have anything to add.

MOTION: Jerry Vandergriff made a motion to approve the regular meeting minutes of August 19th 2008
as amended.
SECONDED: Pete Heddell seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.

5. APPROVAL OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MOTION: Pete Heddell made a motion to approve the special meeting agenda as written.
SECONDED: Jerry Vandergriff seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.


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6. MAYOR’S REPORT – MAYOR LESTER LUNCEFORD
A. Mayor Report – Mayor Lunceford
None

B. Vice Mayor Report – Jerry Vandergriff
None

C. Other Reports on Commissions and Projects
   1. Planning and Zoning
None

   2. Port and Harbor
None

7. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
A. City Manager Report – Mark Earnest
See written report in original council packet.

Mark Earnest briefly went over his Manager’s Report.

Mark Earnest stated that updated draft leases for Hobo Bay and Swiftwater Seafoods have been
completed and have been sent to the business owners for final comment.

Mark Earnest stated that he had met with Brooks Chandler to finalize an action plan for the Whittier
Municipal Code Recodification project. (see table in manager’s report that sets out tasks, responsibilities
and completion dates for the publishing of the Whittier Municipal Code.)

B. Finance Report for August 2008
See written memo and revenue & expense report in council packet

8. CITIZEN’S COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS NOT SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC
   HEARING
None

9. CONSENT AGENDA
None

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS (NON-ORDINANCE)
None

11. PRESENTATIONS
A. Presentation to former City Councilman Jeremy Lancaster in appreciation for his years of
service on the Whittier City Council.

Mayor Lunceford told Jeremy Lancaster “It’s on honor for me to present to you this plaque for the
Council and the Administration’s appreciation for your dedication to the City for serving on the City
Council from 2005-2008.

The audience applauded.

Jeremy Lancaster thanked the council and administration.



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12. ORDINANCES
A. Introduction (first reading)
1. #540-08 – An ordinance approving an amendment to the CY 2008 budget of revenue and
appropriations as necessary for the budget

MOTION: Jerry Vandergriff made a motion to introduce ordinance #540-08, setting the public hearing
date for October 10th 2008.
SECONDED: Juan Cardenas seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.

B. Public Hearings (second reading)

13. RESOLUTIONS
A. #906-08 – A resolution authorizing the City Manager to dispose of surplus property

MOTION: Juan Cardenas made a motion to adopt resolution #906-08
SECONDED: Dave Goldstein seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.

B. #907-08 –A resolution authorizing the City Manager to open a Commercial Vessel Passenger
(CVP) Excise Tax Account with the Alaska Municipal League Investment Pool (AMLIP)

MOTION: Jerry Vandergriff made a motion to adopt resolution #907-08
SECONDED: Juan Cardenas seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.

C. #908-08 – A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement for the Head of
Passage Canal Site Survey

MOTION: Jerry Vandergriff made a motion to adopt resolution #908-08
SECONDED: Juan Cardenas seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.

14. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Old AMHS terminal building
Mark Earnest reported that the old AMHS ferry building was moved from the area behind the school to
Smitty’s Cove.

15. NEW BUSINESS
A. Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) – Designation of City’s
representative

MOTION: Jerry Vandergriff made a motion to reappoint Jerry Protzman to the PWSAC Board of
Directors.
SECONDED: Juan Cardenas seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.


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B. 2008 Municipal Election Board Confirmation

MOTION: Jerry Vandergriff made a motion to approve the election board for the 2008 Municipal
Election
SECONDED: Juan Cardenas seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously.

C. 2009 Budget Priorities

Mark Earnest stated that the plan is to have before Council at the next meeting a few resolutions
establishing the City’s State and the Federal Legislative Priorities and the City’s goals for 2009.

Mark Earnest stated that establishing the City goals for 2009 will help in establishing the 2009 budget
priorities.

16. COUNCIL DISCUSSION

Dave Goldstein responded to Public Works Director, Gregg Hanson’s memo to Council regarding snow
storage. Mr. Goldstein agreed with the memo and suggested storing snow in the area behind the school
where the old AMHS building was located.

Dave Goldstein thanked administration for the informational sheet that they put out regarding the Inn at
Whittier.

Dave Goldstein stated that if a business like the Inn at Whittier and the restaurant is going to succeed it
seems to him that the business needs to have some parking, not some parking that is far away but
something close.

There was some brief discussion regarding the leases.

Mayor Lunceford stated that Councilor Denmark had a couple of questions about the lease for Hobo Bay.

Mayor Lunceford stated that Mr. Denmark was under the impression that we had previous discussions at
previous council meetings on how to clear up some of the lease in the harbor as far as how to make them
more uniform, more clearly 35 year leases.

Mayor Lunceford stated that it was brought to his attention that the lease offered to Ms. Reynolds was 18
years.

Babs Reynolds stated that she does not understand why an attorney had to be involved in all of this. She
stated “I should have had a regular lease like everyone else in the harbor area” and then Ms. Reynolds
asked “why did we have to have a brand new document and spend more money on attorneys for
something that is no good?”

Mayor Lunceford asked Ms. Reynolds to meet with the City Manager to go over the draft lease for Hobo
Bay and try to get it resolved.

17. CITIZENS’ DISCUSSION
None

18. COUNCIL AND ADMINISTRATION RESPONSE TO CITIZENS’ COMMENTS

19. COUNCIL DIRECTION TO CITY MANAGER
None
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20. EXECUTIVE SESSION
None

21. ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: Pete Heddell moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 pm
SECONDED: Jerry Vandergriff seconded the motion.
VOTE: Motion passed unanimously

Attest:



____________________________                      _______________________________
Brenda Krol                                       Lester Lunceford
City Clerk                                        Mayor




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