Tumwater City Council Minutes 2-6-07 - Thurston County

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CONVENE                              7 00 p   m




PRESENT                              Mayor Ralph Osgood                Councilmembers        Jerry Murphy Bruce
                                     Zeller Pete Kmet Karen Valenzuela Ed                  Stanley Judith Hoefling
                                     and Neil McClanahan


                                     Staff    City            Doug Baker Finance and Administrative
                                                     Administrator
                                     Services   Director  Gayla Gjertsen    City Attorney Karen
                                     Kirkpatrick Planning   and Facilities Director Mike Matlock
                                     Public Works Director Jay Eaton Development Services Director

                                     Roger Gellenbeck Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Denney
                                     Senior Planner Chris Carlson     City Engineer John Norman
                                     Associate Planner David Ginther Fire Chief John Carpenter and

                                     Recording Secretary Jessica Tate

APPROVAL OF THE
AGENDA


MOTION                               Councilmember Zeller moved                     seconded     by   Councilmember
                                     Kmet to approve the             agenda    as   written All in favor Motion
                                     carried


PUBLIC COMMENT                       John Aultman           Executive Director           New Market Vocational
                                     Skills Center       NMVSC          Tumwater         distributed and reviewed       a

                                     handout      showing      the    layout   of the    new      NMVSC Lab Tech

                                     Building        The ribbon      cutting   for the   building is scheduled        for
                                     March 27         2007 at 11 30      am     Governor      Gregoire will cut       the
                                     ribbon to the Life Sciences             Building    The NMVSC includes 10
                                     school districts 25       high   schools and      serves    juniors   and seniors in
                                     career and technical education programs Most programs have
                                     been trades and other industry based fields The new venture is
                                     life sciences      Occupancy       is   anticipated   within the next several

                                     days

                                     Mayor Osgood thanked Mr Aultman for the                         wonderful   facility
                                     The City is proud to be the home ofNMVSC


                                     Councilmember Zeller commended Mr                      Aultman for his work
                                     NMVSC        greatly   assists in the   success   of youth


                                     Mayor Osgood encouraged the Council                   and   community      members
                                     to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony



                                     Ken     Bragg     citizen   Tumwater distributed                handout
                                                                                            discussing
                                                                                                 a

                                     Senate Bill 5785 by          Senator Jacobsen and House Bill 1795
                                                                                                    by
                                     Representative Williams The bills provides voting proportional to
                                     population on the boards of an intercounty rural library district
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                                     where     a   county holds          over         population but less
                                                                                half the district
                                     than half the votes Only the Timberland Regional Library Board
                                     would be affected because Thurston County is the only county in
                                     the state s five such districts that has over half the population of a
                                      district but less than half the votes This voting imbalance is not

                                     just theoretically unjust but it has severely and adversely impacted
                                      Thurston County and its cities


                                     Timberland   Regional Library built a 4 million library in Belfair
                                     Mason County but will not use its funds to partially finance a
                                     library building in Olympia This unfairness is so outrageous that
                                     the    current    Director      said       she    would not have             recommended

                                     financing      the Belfair    facility     in such   a manner




                                     Library     hours of     operation     have been decreased in              larger libraries
                                     and    increased       in    smaller libraries         located          mostly outside of
                                     Thurston       County

                                     Timberland        Regional Library               will not let       a
                                                                                                           city annex to the
                                     library   district unless it continues to make its                  building available to
                                     Timberland        This includesjanitorial service The result of this
                                     causes cities in    Thurston County to provide library space for

                                     nearly  all of the unincorporated areas as well Timberland provides
                                     eight library facilities located outside of Thurston County

                                     Timberland has considered              an    election to raise the tax          levy lid A
                                     former mayor of Olympia indicated he would                                 actively oppose
                                     lifting the levy lid until voting fairness is achieved

                                     If    voting    fairness      is not achieved           cities      can    de    annex    from
                                     Timberland and establish libraries much like the                            City   of Ocean
                                     Shores This will            cause   Timberland to construct libraries to                 serve

                                     the rural     areas or   contract with cities for service



                                     Mr     Bragg encouraged support of the bills and to urge                                   the
                                     chairman of the legislative committee to schedule a hearing

CONSENT CALENDAR                     a
                                          Approval    of Minutes         January       16 2007
                                     b The     City    Council authorizes for payment of checks                           104641
                                          through     104834 in the amount of I 854 730 54
                                     c    Schedule    a   Public   Hearing      to Consider    a     3       Sales Tax Increase
                                     d Ordinance No               02007 003           Amending       the      Petty   Cash Fund
                                          Amount
                                     e    Ordinance No 02007 002     Amending the 2007 Budget
                                     f Parks Board Council Joint    Meeting Set a Meeting Date
                                     g    General Administration s Interagency Agreement for the                              Police

                                          Department Expansion Project
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                                     h The   Ridge at Suncrest Div 1      Tumwater Long                 Plat    6 05

                                         Request for Final Plat Approval
                                     i   Crosby House Architecture Contract

                                     Councilmember Valenzuela           pulled   items   C    and   E   for further
                                     discussion


MOTION                               Councilmember          Stanley    moved     seconded    by   Councilmember
                                     Kmet    to approve the consent calendar                 as   amended      All in
                                     favor Motion carried


PUBLIC HEARING


RESOLUTION R2007 001                 Mayor Osgood briefly reviewed the public hearing process
LITTLEROCK ROAD          70TH        Speaking time was limited to three minutes because of the number
AVENUE ANNEXATION                    of citizens wishing to testify Speakers were asked to identify
ANNEXATION OF                        whether they reside in the proposed annexation area
PROPERTY LOCATED ON
THE WESERN SIDE OF                   Letters of written comment        were    submitted for the record from the
TUMWATER BETWEEN                     following   citizens
THE EXISTING CITY
LIMITS OF TUMWATER                       Delmar and     Barbara Brittain         6328    Restawhile     Court    SW
AND BLACK LAKE          THE              Olympia
ANNEXATION IS                            Sue Danver Black Hills Audubon           Society    BHAS
ROUGHLY BOUNDED BY                       Martin Kimeldorf BHAS
LITTLEROCK ROAD AND                      Brett Bodenhamer 421       Troy Drive      Centralia 98531
THE EXISTING CITY
                                         Nancy Partlow 1841       Trosper Road
                                                                           Tumwater
LIMITS OF TUMWATER
                                         Gail Tracy 6430 Restawhile Court SW Olympia
ON THE EAST     54TH
                                         Jay Schlaitzer 6524 Restawhile Court SW Olympia
AVENUE TROSPER
ROAD   AND THE                           Nancy Schlaitzer 6524 Restawhile Court SW Olympia
                                         Robert Shaner 6530 Restawhile Court SW Olympia
BONNEVILLE POWER
                                         Brad Griswold 2632 Vacation Drive SW Olympia
ADMINISTRATION
                                         Jim Black 6310 Restawhile Court SW Olympia
ELECTRIC FACILITY ON
                                         Blackhawk Home Owners Association Tumwater
THE NORTH GENERALLY
THE EXISTING RAILROAD
                                     Planner Ginther        reported   landowners
                                                                               representing a significant
RIGHT OF WAY AND THE
                                     amount of property northwest of the annexation    recently requested
NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWN
AS BLACK LAKE PARK ON                enlargement of the annexation area to include their properties
                                     Because of their support it is possible to enlarge the annexation so
THE WEST AND
INCLUDING THE                        that it includes all the properties located between Black Lake
                                     Belmore Road 49th Avenue and the existing proposed annexation
PROPERTY COMMONLY
KNOWN AS DOELMAN                     boundary This area represents approximately 2 of the assessed
                                     valuation of the proposed annexation and will not significantly
FARM ON THE SOUTH
                                     impact the cost benefit analysis However a boundary extension
                                     requires an additional public hearing
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                                     On    September            25   2006 the          Planning        and Facilities        Department
                                     received          a    Notice         of    Intention        to    Commence             Annexation

                                     Proceedings           for   properties      located      along     Littlerock Road SW On
                                     November 21                2006 the Council set             a
                                                                                                   preliminary boundary                      for
                                     the annexationby utilizing several hundred annexation agreements
                                     and scheduled a public hearing for February 6 2007


                                     On November 22 2006                        approximately           1 600 letters        were       mailed
                                     to    all    property        owners         and    residents within               the   preliminary
                                     annexation            boundary        to    inform them of the Council                        s    action

                                     Following          that notification           another           mailing        was completed to
                                     inform residents                and    property        owners        about        the two  public
                                     information open house                     meetings      One       was     held    on January 25

                                     2007 and the other on                      February      1       2007      The     meetings were
                                     conducted to inform affected residents and property owners about
                                     the annexation and to   answer   questions The annexation was
                                     extensively           advertised       by    letters     meetings          the     City   s       website
                                     several newspaper articles and onsite                     posting

                                     Planner Ginther reviewed the                       proposed          annexation         area       on   an

                                     overhead          projection map He pointed out the Doelman property In
                                     1992        a     memorandum with Thurston County was developed

                                     indicating the area should be annexed prior to the development of
                                     an urban village  If this is not possible City staff should take first
                                     review of proposed projects within the area


                                     The Thurston            County Boundary                Review Board                BRB        denied     a


                                     previous          annexation          in the      area    because          it    created       irregular
                                     boundaries            The       Council      created         a    larger     and      more       regular
                                     boundary          for the   proposed        annexation


                                     A fiscal          analysis      completed and presented to the Council
                                                                     was


                                     during      its   last worksession The analysis is available on the City s
                                     website


                                     Planner Ginther reviewed the most                            frequent       concerns          identified

                                     during the question                   and    answer      sessions          of the       open house
                                     meetings

                                          ProDerty and Utility Taxes                          How         will annexation                affect
                                          rates        The overall difference in taxes fees                          and insurance for
                                          the average homeowner is minimal In Tumwater property
                                          taxes are lower and homeowners insurance is generally lower
                                          Residential        utility taxes and stormwater fees are generally
                                          higher       in the City A preliminary case study of one home in the
                                          annexation         areashowed the homeowner would pay                                    a   total of
                                           1 00      more
                                                            per year after annexation
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                                     Homeowners          Insurance            Concerns    were   raised about    higher
                                     premiums     In most instances the cost of homeowners insurance
                                     has decreased           as    a   result    of annexation      A homeowner       s

                                     insurance policy is based in part on the rating of the fire district
                                     or department covering the area in which the home is located
                                     The Tumwater Fire Department has a better rating than any of
                                     the surrounding fire districts which may result in lower
                                     insurance premiums Rates vary among companies             Checking
                                     individual insurance plans with insurance agents is advised
                                     Water      and    Sewer           Service        Some residents       within   the

                                     proposed    annexation            area     do not want
                                                                                  City                 water   or sewer

                                     service and      are
                                                                         required hookup New City
                                                             concerned about
                                     residents can continue to use their wells and septic systems after
                                     annexation    Annexation     does not trigger       any hook up
                                     requirements   In the event of well or septic system failure City
                                     resident status may allow people to connect to City water or
                                     sewer as
                                                necessary
                                     Fire   District         Chan2es                Concerns    were    raised   about
                                     Tumwater Fire   Department ability         s            to extend coverage and

                                     provide adequate service to properties within the proposed
                                     annexation area The Tumwater Fire Department has a better
                                     rating than any of the surrounding volunteer fire districts
                                     Ratings are based in part on staffing levels training facilities
                                     equipment and average response times The Tumwater Fire
                                     Department provides career staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week

                                     Due to the number of              questions     raised at the first open house
                                     Tumwater         Fire        Chief   John       Carpenter provided a brief
                                     presentation at the second open house He reviewed and
                                     clarified expected changes to fire staffing and service He

                                     explained that the level of fire and emergency services would
                                     not decrease with approval of the annexation

                                     Annexation Process Movin2 Too Ouicklv Participants were
                                     concerned with the lack of time to review information

                                     provided at the open houses prior to the February 6 2007
                                     public hearing Others pointed out that the cost benefit
                                     analysis should have been available for public review prior to
                                     the open houses City staff explained the annexation process
                                     has been occurring the last several years The purpose of the

                                     open houses was to provide a community forum for information
                                     and questions prior to the public hearing

                                     Plans for the 2BO Acre Doelman ProDertv                       Participants were
                                     concerned that           a    request from        one   property    owner   could

                                     trigger this large annexation Mayor Osgood briefly discussed
                                     the rejection of the 2001 Doelman property annexation by the
                                     BRB The proposal was rejected because it created an irregular
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                                       City boundary City staff identified a larger and more logical
                                       boundary for the current proposal The Mayor also pointed out
                                       that the Doelman property will be developed regardless of the
                                       annexation If the annexation proposal is rejected and the

                                       property is developed in the county the City cannot collect
                                       preconstruction impact fees but is required to provide water
                                       and   sewer   services
                                       Prooertv Owner Annexation A2reement Si2natures                       Some

                                       people  believe the process   misleading
                                                                          was               and wondered how

                                       many people actually signed the agreements Planner David
                                       Ginther explained that 550 property owners have signed the

                                       agreements which constitute              requests for annexation    Those

                                       properties    amount to 61             of the tax assessed value of the
                                       annexation     area      State  requires attainment of 60
                                                                        law                          tax
                                       assessed value The 550 people who signed gave their support
                                       for annexation at a later date Most of the signatures came from

                                       people who bought homes in new developments on conditions
                                       that they could receive City water and sewer
                                       Road Imorovements          Participants asked which roadways
                                       would be repaired and how the City would determine priority

                                       of improvements City staff explained that the City s Capital
                                       Facilities Plan     CFP    determines funding and construction
                                       priorities for roadway improvements
                                       Livestock       Some people      were   concerned   about how
                                       annexation would affect their ability to keep existing horses
                                       and other livestock on their property Livestock is currently
                                       allowed in single family zoning districts Annexation would
                                       have no impact on zoning and residents would be allowed to

                                       keep their farm animals All existing livestock uses are
                                       grandfathered New livestock uses may have additional
                                       requirements depending upon zoning
                                       Outdoor Burnin2 No change
                                       Streetli2hts Streetlights become the responsibility of the City
                                       Zio Codes No change
                                       School Districts No change
                                       Monev 2006 tax rates showed property taxes decrease slightly

                                       following annexation homeowners insurance may decrease for
                                       some     stormwater fees are slightly higher than the county

                                       utility taxes will be implemented

                                       Develooment Zoning does not change upon annexation


                                     Planner Ginther    reported    the extensive annexation   petition   consists
                                     approximately of 2 000 pages The Thurston County Assessor
                                     must ensure an assessed valuation of at least 60 That process
                                     has not been completed         The document must be certified        prior   to

                                     annexation approval
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                                     Mayor Osgood    clarified that the Council will not take any action
                                     on the annexation following the public hearing




                                     Mayor Osgood reported he requested the development of a
                                     workable   plan from Tumwater Fire Chief John Carpenter and Fire
                                     District 5 Fire Chief Bob Lord regarding the fire district s issues

                                     during the last Council worksession A draft plan should be
                                     completed within 30 days

                                     Councilmember        Valenzuela      asked       about the time line for      the

                                     proposed addition to the annexation Planner Ginther indicated a
                                     60 day time line begins at the time of the briefing The Council
                                     does have the option to consider the proposal separate from the
                                     current annexation



                                     Mayor Osgood opened           the   public hearing       at 7 36 p   m




                                     Arlene Clear 2632 Vacation Drive                   Olympia      98512 said her

                                     property is located within the proposed annexation               area    She said
                                     she attended        open house and it seemed that a majority of
                                                       one


                                     people    did not view the annexation positively She asked the
                                     Council to       consider the    effects     on      quality of life She
                                                                                        her

                                     expressed    concerns     about urban      sprawl greenbelt destruction
                                     pollution   andovercrowding The            City is not capable of handling
                                     an                    magnitude The annexation process has been
                                          annexation of this
                                     too rapid She requested a common ground be identified in terms

                                     of land use and development


                                     David Jones       6810   Lazy   Street SW          Olympia      98512    said his

                                     property is within the proposed annexation area He said when he
                                     first heard of the proposal he knew he would vote against it He
                                     then realized he does not have        a      The annexation process has
                                                                               vote

                                     occurred too rapidly and a           decision has mostly been already
                                     rendered  Developers seeking a profit created the waivers signed
                                     by new homebuyers Thurston County citizens did not vote for
                                     Tumwater City Councilmembers The cost benefit analysis should
                                     have been completed earlier in the process for availability during
                                     the public meetings Those opposing the annexation will be
                                     vigilant

                                     Don    Sampson      6429 Restawhile Court SW                  Olympia     98512
                                     said his property is in the proposed annexation area He said he

                                     appreciated the informational open house meetings However he
                                     said he    was   left with   concerns     relating   to the   boundary and    the

                                     rapidness of the annexation process He said he is                opposed to   the
                                     annexation
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                                                                    st
                                     Robert Brazus 71                    Court SW        Olympia      said his property is
                                     located in the proposed annexation area                       He spoke in support of
                                     the annexation   He requested the Council develop a firm plan

                                     regarding the fire district s issues prior to approving the
                                     annexation The City should also carefully analyze City and
                                     citizen impact costs He indicated his homeowners insurance will
                                     increase by approximately    50 to    100 per year which is an

                                     acceptable amount

                                     Jeff Hilt        7032 Cavalier Street SW                 Olympia      said his property
                                     is located in the         proposed         annexation    area    He indicated he is the
                                     President of Blackhawk Homeowners Association                                BHHA       and

                                     spoke       on   behalf of the group               He distributed and reviewed             a

                                     handout          identifying         concerns      of   the     BHHA        regarding    the
                                     annexation


                                     In January 2003 as part of the Black Hills Subarea Transportation
                                     Study a decision was made identifying the access to the south of
                                     Black       Hawk        to    the        Doelman    property      as    a   nonmotorized
                                     connection             Black        Hawk        residents       strongly     desire     only
                                     nonmotorized           access       to the south of Black Hawk Subdivision and

                                     want    the       Tumwater            City     Council   s    decision      regarding    the
                                     annexation into the           City       to not effect the   previous   decision


                                     BHHA        currently        has    an   agreement with Geneco Inc             to hook up

                                     to   City   sewer      as    part of Geneco         s   development        of Black Hawk
                                     Division 4          The      neighbors        of Black Hawk do not want to be

                                     required     now or         later by the City       of Tumwater to hook up to         City
                                     sewer       as     a   result        of    annexation        Currently      an    approved
                                     Community On Site Septic System COOS               is maintained

                                     Operational reports are submitted annually to the Thurston County
                                     Health Department through an approved contractor            Kelly
                                     Earthworks Inc as required by the BHHA bylaws and articles of
                                     incorporation on file with Thurston County

                                     The BHHA requests the Council officially document that the

                                     proposed annexation will have no impact to the 2003 Black Hills
                                     Subarea      Transportation Study               and will not      change    the   operation
                                     and maintenance     requirements                for BHHA COSS


                                     Helen Bell 6531 Restawhile Court SW        Olympia said she has
                                     lived on her property located in the proposed annexation area for
                                     41 years When the proposal first came about it appeared there was
                                     no option for citizens regarding annexation  Roadway and traffic
                                     improvements      must   be   implemented    on   70th Avenue
                                     Improvements are needed for upcoming rampant growth within
                                     Thurston County She stated she was unsure if adequate green
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                                     space will remain for sufficient air quality                         Wetlands will be

                                     impacted by the construction of sidewalks             development    and

                                     Quality     of life isimportant
                                                              more                     than
                                                                           development High density
                                     development does not allow for a high quality of life

                                     Doug      Connell          3627        66th    Avenue     SW    Olympia            said      his

                                     property is located in the proposed annexation area He expressed
                                     appreciation for the informational open house meetings He said it
                                     was     unfortunate that          some        Councilmembers did not attend the
                                     meetings      to hear       the        concerns     of   potential    new        citizens    of
                                     Tumwater        The cost benefit              analysis   should have been available

                                     during the open house meetings He expressed concerns regarding
                                     issues with 70th Avenue 66th Avenue and Fire District 5 Viable
                                     solutions to these issues must be identified                 prior   to annexation


                                     Brett Bodenhamer 421                    Troy    Drive Centralia        98531        spoke    in
                                     favor of the    proposed         annexation He said his          family      has owned         a

                                     55   acre   farm       the Doelman property for the last 40 years and
                                                         near


                                     always      had the intent to annex into the City He commented that
                                     he islooking        forward to continued           growth   within the      community

                                     Kelly    Cairns      7927 Littlerock Road Tumwater                   spoke in favor
                                     of the annexation        on   behalf of the Doelman           family       She
                                                                                                             provided a
                                     brief history      on   the Doelman property The annexation process has
                                     been    anything     but rushed The   goal is to develop an urban village
                                     that will be    a
                                                         gem in the         community

                                     Jim Black 6310 Restawhile Court SW                             Olympia       98512          said
                                     he has resided           on      his    property     located within the            proposed
                                     annexation      area     since 1971   He said he attended the first open
                                     house    meeting        and felt the decision to annex was inevitable He
                                     indicated he is not in                 full favor of the annexation                but does
                                     understand it is warranted He said he did not agree with the rapid

                                     process and felt offended as an active citizen in the community


                                     Tyler     Gordon          Kirsop Road SE Olympia said his
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                                     property is located in the proposed annexation area She indicated
                                     she works for the Department of Transportation Traffic issues
                                     must be solved as an important part of the plan Traffic issues with

                                     Kirsop Road should also be reviewed

                                     Bruce Knowlton Beaver Creek                         Acquisition       CamWest LLC
                                     Kirkland        spoke       in    favor       of the     annexation        The     Doelman

                                     property is    a   wonderful location for           an  exciting urban village Low
                                     impact techniques          will be utilized         during development It will be
                                     in the best interest of the            City   to approve the annexation
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                                      Tom Erlichman         Attorney     at Law Beaver Creek            Acquisition
                                      2827 Rockerfeller Everett 98201 indicated Mr Knowlton is his
                                      client and he agrees with his client s comments He spoke in favor
                                      of the proposed annexation The Council must refer to the Growth

                                      Management Act GMA when making a decision Urban levels of
                                      development can occur whether or not annexation occurs He
                                      thanked City Council and staff for their work during the process


                                      Brad Griswold         2632 Vacation Drive SW               Olympia      said his

                                      property is located in the proposed annexation area He stated he
                                      agrees with all of the previously mentioned concerns and is the
                                      President    of    the   Holiday      Acres      Homeowners        Association
                                      HAHA      Many property owners are opposed to the annexation
                                      The public is being misled by the amount of petitions signed by
                                      homeowners in new developments Many questions have been left
                                      unanswered Rural areas do not need to be included in the City


                                      Michael     Hodgkins     Berke and Associates            said the cost benefit

                                      analysis   focused   on core revenue       and   expenditures supported by
                                      taxes and fees    He distributed and reviewed        a   revised final version
                                      of the cost benefit  analysis               City staff for their work
                                                                         He thanked

                                      throughout the analysis process Conclusions projected out to 2020
                                      were
                                            positive and neutral Convergence of cost and revenue are
                                      typical of Washington cities post Initiative 747 Transitional issues
                                      will be dealt with throughout the implementation process


                                      Councilmember        Stanley   commented that the cost benefit          analysis
                                      is   anexcellent report Decreases in             revenue   will be offset    by
                                      vibrant retail in the Doelman area Mr            Hodgkins     said that the mix
                                      of uses in the Doelman      area   will present tax benefits


                                      Mayor Osgood clarified that the cost benefit analysis was
                                      presented to Council during its February 5 2007 worksession and
                                      has not been approved The analysis is available on the City s
                                      website


                                      Ray   Lohr 2611 Vacation Drive SW               Olympia said his property
                                      is located in the    proposed   annexation    area  He expressed concerns
                                      about waste from the Doelman farm             leaching into water supplies
                                      during development          The    issue   should be       considered    in   the
                                      cost benefit analysis He said he is open about the annexation
                                      issue but would like potential waste issues addressed


                                      Dave Stauffer        3725   58th   Lane    Olympia       said his property is
                                      located in the    proposed     annexation   area   He   was  unable to attend
                                      the informational open house meetings He commented that the

                                      newly proposed addition to the annexation would create a more
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                                      sensible    boundary     Fire district and traffic issues must be       properly
                                      addressed         He said he does not       see   how the    City   could handle
                                      additional traffic levels


                                      Larry      Lafontaine       7402 Fairview Road SW             said he   owns   10
                                      acres     of property   bordering   the Doelman property He asked about
                                      the status of the railroad tracks        Mayor Osgood stated there is a
                                      county plan under development for          walking trail Mr Lafontaine
                                                                                    a


                                      expressed     concern    with the   maneuverability of fire trucks through
                                      future roundabouts


                                      Steve     Douglas     6715 Shalom Drive Olympia said his property
                                      is located in the annexation area      He expressed disagreement
                                      about the process The letters of intent are legal but not right City
                                      statements regarding the impact to homeowners insurance do not
                                      match up with insurance company response Issues with 70th
                                      Avenue must be resolved He said he would like to see more
                                      information     regarding utility taxes He expressed concerns about
                                      the   ability of fire trucks to safely maneuver through roundabouts

                                      Jeff Butler 6603 SE     Angelo Court Olympia 98512 said his
                                      property is located in the proposed annexation area He reiterated
                                      previous concerns expressed about 70th Avenue 70th Avenue is in
                                      dire need of sidewalks and       a   shoulder He said he would like to         see

                                      a   connection made between          70th   Avenue and Littlerock Road He
                                      said he is not      opposed   to the annexation      but would like to have      a

                                      vote



                                      Cynthia Coleman Shalom Drive Olympia said she is moving
                                      right outside of the annexation area within the next eight months
                                      and spoke against the proposal Annexation seems to favor and
                                      best benefit the wealthy Growth is happening too fast She

                                      expressed fear for the well being of the environment

                                      Habib Sarhan 7043 Mirasett Street                 Olympia     said his property
                                      is located in the       proposed     annexation     area    He used to live in
                                      California and said he         was    shocked to     see    how    expensive the
                                      water is in       Olympia   He said he would like to        see
                                                                                                        plans to reduce
                                      utility   costs



                                      Mayor Osgood stated the county lost a grant for 70th Avenue
                                      improvements in the past If the annexation is approved the City
                                      will improve 70th Avenue but if it remains in the county future
                                      improvements are not guaranteed

                                      Councilmember Zeller          reported      that in many instances the City

                                      requires improvements         before   a    developer can develop land The
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                                      City usually inherits                  problems with annexation
                                                                      infrastructure

                                      Impact fees help with  infrastructure improvements The City has
                                      standard requirements  for roadways including items such as curb

                                      gutter sidewalks bike lanes and adequate road widths The
                                      Council is very conscientious and is considering the proposal very

                                      seriously

                                      Councilmember Kmet said he              appreciated       the   public     comments It

                                      is   important   to hear and consider citizen             concern       One issue not
                                      discussed is the traffic        plan   for the   area   around Black Hills
                                                                                                      High
                                      School     That     issue   must       be reviewed biggest issue is
                                                                                                 The

                                      developing a fire service transition and easing impacts to the Black
                                      Lake Fire District He expressed concern that the newly proposed
                                      addition to the annexation could further complicate existing issues


                                      Mayor Osgood stated the earliest date to present                  a   fire service   plan
                                      is during the March 20 2007 Council meeting


                                      Councilmember    Hoefling commented about the concerns on
                                      growth throughout the City Those moving into the area are
                                      seeking a quiet and safe way of life that is enjoyed in the
                                      community Citizens can strive to shape the community She
                                      encouraged citizens to become involved in the community and
                                      perhaps apply for a Council position The thanked the public for
                                      their comments


                                      Councilmember          Murphy     referred to citizen      concerns        and clarified
                                      that the county will have decision in the process Planner Ginther
                                                                       a

                                      added that the BRB can deny shrink or approve the annexation as

                                      proposed         The     City     must      then        approve       or     deny     the
                                      recommendation received from the BRB


                                      Mayor Osgood reported            the Council also has           an
                                                                                                            option   of taking
                                      no   action


MOTION                                Councilmember Kmet moved             by Councilmember
                                                                                   seconded
                                      McClanahan to modify the annexation boundary to include
                                      the area bounded by Black Lake Belmore Street and 49th
                                      Avenue and schedule         a
                                                                       public hearing         for March 20 2007


                                      Councilmember Zeller said he favors the motion because it slows
                                      the process and allows          more    time for   public input         and review of
                                      Issues




                                      Mayor Osgood requested            reVIsIng the cost benefit analysis to
                                      include       the      additional   properties  Administrator    Baker

                                      acknowledged        the request
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MOTION                                 Mayor Osgood             called for        the   vote      All in favor             Motion
                                       carried


                                       Mayor Osgood          closed the    public hearing         at 8 57 p       m




RECESS RECONVENE                       Mayor Osgood            recessed the       meeting        for   a   break from 9 11

                                       p   m   to 9 25 p   m




COUNCIL
CONSIDERATIONS


SCHEDULE A PUBLIC                      Mayor Osgood recommended deferring the request until                                    the
HEARING TO CONSIDER A                  Council s February 20 2007 meeting to afford time for                                   the
30A SALES TAX                          Council to review information                which        was   not included in the
INCREASE                               meeting agenda packet

ORDINANCE NO                           A minor        typographical       error    was    noted in         Section     1    stating
02007 002 AMENDING                      Ordinance       No       020065 036             rather    than          Ordinance      No
THE 2007 BUDGET                        02006 36         Staff   acknowledged        the correction


MOTION                                 Councilmember                  Valenzuela          moved                 seconded        by
                                       Councilmember Zeller               to approve Ordinance No                     02007 002
                                       as   amended        All in favor     Motion carried


COMMITTEE REPORTS


Public   Safety   Committee            The committee will receive             a
                                                                                presentation on             red    light   camera


Neil McClanahan                        monitoring during        its   February 15 2007 meeting

General Government                     Final   plat bonding requirements            were      discussed         Staff will   bring
Committee                              additional information to the next           meeting
Bruce Zeller


Public Works Committee                 Director Eaton   reported the Tumwater Town Center Plan includes
Town Center Connector Road             a    futureroadway to be located between City Hall and the
Alignment    at Israel Road            Tumwater Fire Station connecting Israel Road and Tumwater
Pete Kmet                              Boulevard The engineering firm of JWM A was hired to develop
                                       alternative alignment concepts for the roadway


                                       The     Public   Works         Committee         was    asked       to    consider three

                                       proposed alignment             alternatives for the Town Center Connector
                                       Road intersection with Israel Road The committee                          agreed    that the
                                       most viable      option    was    Alternative       3 and recommends                moving
                                       forward with that alternative


                                       There    are   several issues to be considered in the selection of                       an
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                                      alternative These include           impacts      to   City    parking fire station
                                                                                                   Hall

                                      parking       fire station   access    access     to the apartment complex north

                                      of Israel Road    existing       fire
                                                                        trees           station stormwater facility and
                                      the future use of City Hall property                     Each of the alternatives
                                      affects these issues to varying degrees


                                      Councilmember Valenzuela asked about the future of the                       City Hall
                                      dahlia   garden     Director Eaton stated the dahlia                garden would likely
                                      need to be relocated


                                      Director Eaton reviewed the 3             proposed      alternatives


                                      Alternative        1
                                        The intersection is located             as   far to the west       possible without
                                                                                                          as


                                        causing        conflict with the         6th    Avenue       intersectionCity Hall
                                        entrance

                                        Existing       Tumwater Fire Station              public   access      would be closed
                                        and    access    taken from the       new      road

                                        Primary customer parking at the Tumwater Fire Station would
                                        be preserved The secondary parking needed for training room
                                        and overflow City Hall parking would be impacted
                                        Avoids impact to the existing storm facility for the Tumwater
                                        Fire Station
                                        Has  significant impact to the existing City Hall parking lot and
                                        storm  facility Replacement parking would be located in the
                                        grass area south of City Hall New storm facility for this
                                        parking would be designed to replace existing affected facility
                                        Requires removal of 50 of an approximate 28 count stand of
                                        mature fir trees with the sidewalk meandering on the east side

                                        Works with existing driveway for the apartment complex on the
                                        north side of Israel Road


                                      The current       drawing only        shows 2 lanes at the intersection Staff

                                      suggests the addition of           a   left turn lane        Eliminating      theplanter
                                      strip   and   utilizing   an   integral   sidewalk could minimize             impacts on
                                      trees and     parking     The sidewalk         on   the east side could meander to

                                      preserve trees


                                      Alternative        2
                                        The     intersection is located at the                 existing        entrance   to   the
                                        Tumwater Fire Station
                                        Would have     significant impacts to Tumwater Fire Station
                                        customer   parking and to the fire station employee parking
                                        Replacement parking could be constructed in the area between
                                        the existing storm facility and the City Hall parking lot The

                                        replacement parking lot would not replace the function and
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                                        accessibility of the existing customer parking
                                        Impacts the fire station storm facility Would need to be
                                        replaced in the area between the existing storm facility and the
                                        City Hall parking lot
                                        No impact to existing parking at City Hall
                                        Would require removal of 35           of the existing trees if a
                                        meandering sidewalk is used to minimize impacts
                                        Impacts the existing driveway for the apartment complex on the
                                        north side of Israel Road Eastbound left turns into the driveway
                                        would conflict with turning traffic from Israel Road


                                      The current   drawing only        shows two lanes at the intersection Staff
                                      recommends the addition of            a   left turn lane        Elimination of the

                                      planter strip   on   the west side of the            roadway      could minimize

                                      impacts on trees

                                      Alternative     3
                                        This alternative is located between Alternatives                    1 and    2 The
                                        location    was    selected to avoid       or   reduce      impacts to both the
                                        primary    Tumwater Fire Station         parking      and    City Hall parking
                                        Existing    fire station   public    access     from Israel Road would be
                                        closed and    access   taken from the        new   road

                                        Existing primary fire station customer parking would not be
                                        impacted Employee parking at the fire station would be
                                        impacted This parking could be replaced where the existing fire
                                        station storm facility is located
                                        The proposed relocated parking would impact the fire station
                                        storm facility This facility would likely need to be replaced by
                                        an underground
                                                         system placed beneath the proposed parking
                                        expansion
                                        No impact to existing parking at City Hall
                                        Would require removal of 65       of existing trees

                                        Driveway to apartment would still work

                                      Three lanes to include       a   left turn lane   are   shown    on   the   drawing

                                      Councilmember     Stanley said he did not particularly agree with any
                                      of the   suggested alternatives He said he does not favor part of
                                      Alternative    3 that calls for removal of two thirds of the mature
                                      stand of fir trees


                                      Councilmember        Kmet noted that there is           developer who
                                                                                                  a                         is

                                      exploring the possibility of         funding a portion of the project It              is

                                      important to have a project alternative to           pursue


                                      Mayor Osgood         indicated the      City   should review          potential   tree
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                                      planting    locations


                                      Councilmember Zeller reiterated his                  ongoing opposition of the
                                      project    as   it destroys    the aesthetics     of City Hall Councilmember
                                      Valenzuela        agreed

                                      Councilmember           Kmet      reported           planning has
                                                                                        that    extensive
                                      occurred for the Tumwater Town Center project The roadway

                                      project is important to and is included in the Town Center project
                                      The decision to be rendered is for a preferred option rather than
                                      not moving forward with the project



                                      Councilmember           Hoefling       said she doesn t favor removal of any
                                      mature fir trees        Director Eaton       replied that the tree situation can
                                      be reassessed


                                      Mayor Osgood            said    discussions       with the      Attorney      General     s

                                      Office identified           the need for traffic relief          heading      north      on


                                      Capitol     Boulevard         An additional           roadway   is warranted        as    a

                                      solution


MOTION                                Councilmember Kmet moved                        seconded      by   Councilmember

                                      Murphy          to approve Town Center Connector Road                     Alignment
                                      at    Israel         Road    Alternative          3      Councilmembers           Kmet

                                      Murphy Hoefling                and McClanahan voted                in favor of the
                                      motion Councilmembers Zeller Valenzuela and                            Stanley     voted

                                      against    the motion Motion carried 4 3


                                      Mayor Osgood thanked Director Eaton for his work and efforts on
                                      the proj ect Director Eaton added that one goal is to pursue
                                      greenscaping as the project moves forward Mayor Osgood stated
                                      now is the time for the City to plant trees




                                      Councilmember           Valenzuela        asked       about
                                                                                   pedestrian crossings
                                      within the  project Director Eaton stated there will be standard
                                      intersection crossing and perhaps a mid block crosswalk


                                      Councilmember Kmet              reported    another      subject moving       forward is
                                      the   issue      of whether       to    allow     fireworks     near    the    wellhead

                                      protection      area   Sampling     cans were         installed and   perchlorate     was

                                      found to be present in the soil                 The consultant recommends                 a


                                      groundwater study to identify impacts    This would cost

                                      approximately  30 000 and would come from the water system
                                      budget A majority of the Public Works Committee recommends
                                      moving forward with the study

                                      Director Eaton         reported    the    study    will further define        a   project
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                                      scope to     bring   before the Council


                                      Councilmember              said he is unclear about the purpose of
                                                             Murphy
                                      the   study    Councilmember Kmet replied that the scope will result
                                      in   a   decision about whether to continue fireworks             use   in the   area

                                      It is unclear whether there is       a   safety   issue


                                      Councilmember Kmet reported the               February     9 2007 Public Works

                                      meeting     is cancelled


CITY ADMINISTRATOR S                  Administrator Baker          reported    the LOTT         workshop   is scheduled
REPORT                                for March 29 2007 and not March 28 2007


OTHER BUSINESS                        Councilmember Zeller          requested     that consent calendar items that
                                      are   amended for consideration should be dealt with at the time the
                                      issue is identified


                                      Mayor Osgood          thanked the    public    for their    testimony during      the

                                      public hearing

ADJOURNMENT                           Councilmember Zeller moved                    seconded      by   Councilmember
                                      McClanahan            to   adjourn   the    meeting       at 10 24 p    m    All in
                                      favor      Motion carried




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