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									                  CITY OF YAKIMA, WASHINGTON
                      FEBRUARY 22, 1994
                       BUSINESS MEETING

 1.   ROLL CALL

      The City Council met in session on this date at 2:00 p.m.,
      in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Yakima, Washington.
      Mayor Pat Berndt, presiding, Council Members Clarence
      Barnett, Henry Beauchamp, Ernie Berger, Lynn Buchanan, and
      Bernard Sims present on roll call.    Council Member Bill
      Brado was absent and excused.     City Manager Zais, City
      Attorney Paolella, and Deputy City Clerk Skovald also
      present.

 2.   INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      The Invocation was given by Council Member Beauchamp.

 3.   OPEN DISCUSSION FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
      A. PROCLAMATIONS (IF APPLICABLE)

      Glenn Valenzuela,  Director   of   Community  &  Economic
      Development, introduced Norma Torres and Shelley Schlief,
      students from Davis High School who are participating in
      the LIFT program.

      City Attorney Paolella introduced Larry Peterson as a new
      Assistant City Attorney.

 4.   CONSENT AGENDA

      Mayor Berndt referred to the items placed on the Consent
      Agenda, questioning whether there were any additions or
      deletions from either Council members or citizens present.
      It was the general consensus of the Council to remove
      Items Nos. 11, 15, and 19 from the Consent Agenda.     The
      Deputy City Clerk then read the Consent Agenda items,
      including resolutions and ordinances by title.     It was
      MOVED BY SIMS, SECONDED BY BUCHANAN, THAT THE CONSENT
      AGENDA, AS AMENDED, BE ADOPTED.     The motion carried by
      unanimous roll call vote; Brado absent.        (Subsequent
      paragraphs preceded by an asterisk (*) indicate items on
      the Consent Agenda handled under one motion without
      further discussion.)

*5.   APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 8, 1994 ADJOURNED
      MEETING AND FEBRUARY 16, 1994 BUSINESS MEETING
                      FEBRUARY 22, 1994

     The minutes of the February 8, 1994 Adjourned Meeting and
     February 16, 1994 Business Meeting were approved, having
     been duly certified accurate by two Council members and no
     one present wishing to have said minutes read publicly.


6.   PRESENTATION   TO   VARIOUS  BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS   FOR
     CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REBOUND PLUS PROGRAM

     Irene Guiterrez, Rebound Administrator, presented a plaque
     to Pioneer Bank to show appreciation for their contribution
     to the Rebound Program.    She also recognized the Yakima
     Rotary Club and the Yakima Teachers Association for their
     contributions.

7.   PRESENTATION BY COG ON PTBA DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS

     Lon Wyrick, Director of the Yakima Valley Council of
     Governments (YVCOG), reported the Public Transportation
     Benefit Area (PTBA) Board has been formed.     Members from
     the City of Yakima include Council Members Beauchamp,
     Berger, and Sims, with alternates being Council Members
     Barnett, Brado, and Buchanan. Mr. Wyrick outlined planning
     activities for this valley-wide transit system, including
     community presentations and upcoming public meetings. From
     these meetings, service needs of each community will be
     determined, and the PTBA Board will take them into
     consideration when designing the transit system.         He
     invited Council members to attend the upcoming public
     meetings and provided a phone number for citizens to ask
     questions.     Referencing   a  handout   in  addition   to
     information in the Council packet, Mr. Wyrick explained
     that with the motor vehicle excise tax and utilizing a 0.3%
     rate, approximately $11.5 to $12 million a year will be
     available to the PTBA Board to provide services to the
     communities up and down the Valley.    In answer to budget
     questions from Council Member Barnett, Mr. Wyrick explained
     the ADA requirements, as they refer to public facilities,
     will all be included in the cost factor. The revenue side
     of the question is all that is available right now. After
     public hearings have been held and it is determined how
     many buses or vans will be needed, then those amounts will
     be specified.     All requirements of ADA will be met,
     particularly since federal and state money will be used in
     this project.    Council Member Barnett commented that it
     seems that this figure, whatever it turns out to be, will
     gradually grow.   Bill Schultz, Transit Manager, has had a
     lot of experience in that regard, and he will be developing
     those figures. In answer to an inquiry from Council Member
     Beauchamp, Mr. Wyrick explained that the revenue projection
     is the total amount of funds, excluding any Section 8 funds
     or any federal grants that might be received.       It will
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include   all    maintenance,   operation,   and   capital
improvements.   Council Member Barnett commented that this
issue will be voted countywide. Assuming it is a 0.3%, the
citizens are really voting for the same amount, not an
additional amount.   Mr. Wyrick concurred; the citizens in
the City of Yakima would still be taxed at 0.3% (if that
amount remains the same); however, the revenue would be
directed towards the PTBA.




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8.   AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

     Richard Andring, 203 South 8th Avenue, commented that
     teenagers need a place for activities and suggested they
     support it through different fund raisers.      He also
     expressed his opinion that the legislature should change
     laws to give parents more authority.

     A. PRESENTATION FROM KENNETH JOHNSEN, YAKIMA INTERURBAN
     LINES ASSOCIATION, REGARDING REQUEST FOR CAPITAL GRANT

     Kenneth Johnsen,   Yakima   Interurban   Lines  Association
     (YILA), described the declining status of the YVT railroad.
     YILA would like to embark on a capital improvement project
     to restore the YVT railroad facility to a first-class
     museum and tourist attraction.     The first part of this
     project is to develop a master plan for the railroad. He
     reviewed the goals for this master plan that will include,
     not only discussion with the City of Yakima and the City of
     Union Gap, but also with the community through public
     meetings. Mr. Johnsen requested the City of Yakima be the
     lead agency for their application to the ISTEA grant
     program.    He indicated the cost for the study to be
     approximately $55,000 and requested $7,150 from the Trolley
     Fund to be used as matching funds. Council Member Barnett
     indicated the State Historic Preservation Office has
     encouraged this project.   Lon Wyrick provided explanation
     concerning various enhancement funds available through
     ISTEA.   Mayor Berndt stated since there will not be an
     adequate pedestrian/bicycle access from downtown to the
     Greenway in the first stage of the Gateway Project, the
     City of Yakima is hoping to apply for an ISTEA grant to tie
     that together. She expressed concern about the possibility
     of Mr. Johnsen's request interfering with the City's
     ability to do that. Mr. Wyrick provided explanation about
     enhancement funds set aside specifically for alternative
     forms of transportation and historic preservation.       It
     would not conflict with YVT's capital facilities aspect,
     but would compete with other projects, such as the Canal
     Pathway project, if there is a second phase to that.     In
     reply to an inquiry by Council Member Beauchamp concerning
     system   enhancement   development    funding,  Mr. Johnsen
     expressed optimism that future ISTEA funding will be
     available; however, they are also pursuing other funding
     sources. Mr. Johnsen also explained their intention to not
     use the money in the Trolley Fund directly for projects of
     rehabilitation, but instead use those funds as seed money
     or as matching funds for grants. After further discussion
     among Council members about this request, it was MOVED BY
     SIMS, SECONDED BY BEAUCHAMP, THAT THE CITY OF YAKIMA BECOME
     THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ISTEA GRANT ON BEHALF OF THE

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     TROLLEY ASSOCIATION, AND UPON SUCCESSFUL ACTUAL GRANTING,
     THAT THE APPROPRIATE DOLLARS ARE ALLOCATED TOWARDS THE
     TROLLEY FUND.    The motion passed by a 5-1 voice vote,
     Berndt voting nay; Brado absent.

9.   STATUS REPORT ON CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHING

     City Manager Zais presented background information about
     the public safety dispatching consolidation issue.   In a
     major study completed last year, two options were
     recommended:   (1) a SUNCOM operated center, or (2) a
     center operated by the City of Yakima.   Since that time,
     events have occurred which seem to eliminate these
     options.   Some agencies have withdrawn from any form of
     consolidation, while others have expressed a desire to
     continue existing service arrangements with the City of
     Yakima. Due to this chain of events, it appears as though
     the best approach would be to establish an Upper Valley
     Metro Law Enforcement dispatch arrangement for police
     dispatching.

     Mr. Zais listed the fire dispatching operations that have
     expressed a desire to maintain the current dispatch
     arrangement with the City of Yakima, where consolidation
     has really been in effect since 1955.     Because of these
     requests, two options for fire dispatching have been
     presented.    Mr. Zais described Option 2a, which would
     allow the City Fire Dispatch Center to continue and phase
     in the consolidation plan.     The other option includes
     unification   under   SUNCOM,  with   no   dissolution  or
     diminishment of services to the citizens of Yakima. There
     would be assurances concerning other conditions also,
     including labor issues and administrative control and
     operation of the SUNCOM board.    Mr. Zais emphasized that
     the deadline is fast approaching for making declaration to
     the State of Washington for funding. Consolidation should
     proceed; however, it should include a slower, phased
     approach.

     Wayne Wantland, Communications Electronics Supervisor for
     the Fire Department, explained his involvement in the
     consolidated dispatch effort from its beginning.    Three
     years ago when this issue went to a vote of the people,
     there was a concerted effort to separate the related
     issues of consolidated dispatch and the 911 phone system;
     the tax of fifty cents is strictly for the 911 phone
     system. He described how an E911 call is handled and what
     takes place from that point forward.    He emphasized the
     only difference between the Option 2a (Yakima Fire
     Dispatch) and the SUNCOM alternative is one momentary
     transfer of fire/EMS calls to the fire dispatcher;
     however, due to the efficiency of Yakima's computer
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enhancements, Option 2a would be a smoother operation.
Mr. Wantland also indicated that one transfer will be
eliminated when the Yakima Fire Dispatch moves to the
Police Station/Legal Center once it is built.     Referring
to the Analysis of Users Based on Calls for Service
handout,   he    provided    background   information   and
explanation concerning the percentage of calls for the
various areas.    He recommended a phased approach to the
ultimate consolidation of public safety dispatching. The
issues of service and economics need to be clearly defined
and understood by all.     Mr. Wantland also explained the
Operations Board concept where fire districts have a voice
in decisions and specific needs for their district.

Larry Mathews, 805 South 17th Avenue, urged Council to
carefully consider this proposal and not rush into any
decision.

Mark Kimm, Assistant Fire Chief for Fire District No. 5,
described the location of and provided information about
his district that dispatches for all Lower Valley fire
entities.   He urged consolidation take place as soon as
possible. He stated there was a majority vote of the Fire
Districts, the Fire Chiefs Association, and the Yakima
County Fire District Commissioners Association to stay
with SUNCOM as a county-wide operation.       He was sure
SUNCOM could propose the same operation using currently
employed dispatchers if all agencies work together and
pooled their resources to provide the service, including
the City of Yakima's computer aided dispatch equipment.
Lower Valley agency employees will have to travel
considerably farther to work than the City dispatchers,
who will only have a very short distance to travel. The
original concept was to consolidate now, implement it, and
then transfer the dispatching operations when the new
facility was built.    Citizens have been waiting to call
one phone number to reach a consolidated public safety
dispatch. Assistant Fire Chief Kimm described the intent
of Yakima County to implement a county-wide emergency
service system through Mutual Aid agreements to achieve
excellent fire protection and EMS services.        Council
Member Berger emphasized the fact that the Yakima Fire
Department has had central fire dispatching services in
place since 1955; it seems a base could have been built
from that instead of adding another government agency. In
response to a question from Mayor Berndt, there was a
considerable amount of discussion concerning anticipated
911   funding,   which   is   determined  by   the  SUNCOM
Administrative Board.    Council Member Sims and Assistant
Fire Chief Kimm discussed District No. 5's current 911
system, including how SUNCOM could enhance its capability.
Assistant Fire Chief Kimm indicated the need to eliminate

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call transferring.    Council Member Sims and Assistant
Chief Kimm also discussed switching equipment to enable
the Lower Valley to receive calls directly and not go
through SUNCOM at all. He described the limited capacity
of District No. 5's current facility, which only handles
fire dispatching.    Council Member Sims stated that it
seems as though the technology is there that once it's
determined whether the call is for fire, police, or EMS,
that it can be switched to the appropriate entity based on
the telephone number.     There was continued discussion
between Council Member Sims and Assistant Fire Chief Kimm
concerning enhanced 911 capabilities and procedures.

Doug Blair, Yakima County Sheriff and Chairman of the
SUNCOM Operations Board, provided background information
about the 911 phone system and consolidated dispatch,
along     with    explanation      concerning    countywide
representation of all entities.    SUNCOM has been able to
provide enhanced 911 services since October 1993.       The
City of Yakima was asked to participate in an effort to
consolidate services in conjunction with SUNCOM. Sheriff
Blair explained the issues of votes on the board and which
dispatch was going to be used have already been discussed,
and it has always been agreed that the City system would
be used.    Each entity has a single vote in SUNCOM 911
services, but the board has never been formed for
communications or consolidated dispatch issues. The issue
of the number of votes has never been discussed. However,
the City system is far advanced in fire from what is
available at the County.   The City Fire Department has a
tremendous number of resources that would benefit all
citizens in Yakima County.    Actually at this point, only
the degree of participation when forming the consolidated
dispatch system needs to be established by each agency
that provides emergency services. He listed the entities
that have expressed an interest in consolidated dispatch.
Mayor Berndt stated the number of dispatching agencies
throughout the county will have been reduced significantly
from what they were a few years ago. Sheriff Blair stated
it will, but urged the Council to consider that if Yakima
Fire elects to participate, there will be a county-wide
consolidated dispatch for fire. Mayor Berndt referred to
the number of votes outnumbering Yakima's one vote, and
how will the City of Yakima continue forward in providing
the same level of service. There was continued discussion
concerning the voting issue; and that a different board
will be set up for consolidated dispatch because it is a
separate issue from the 911 telephone system.

Chris O'Dell, Fire District No. 9 in Naches Heights,
described the exceptional level of service received from
the City Fire dispatchers since 1950 and requested it be

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       kept that way.     He briefly explained their switching
       equipment and pointed out examples of possible problems
       from a dispatcher's point of view that could arise during
       an emergency call.

       It was MOVED BY BARNETT, SECONDED BY BERGER, TO APPROVE
       NUMBER 1, OPTIONS 2A, AND NUMBER 3 LISTED IN THE
       MEMORANDUM THAT WAS SUBMITTED WITH THE AGENDA, THE BOTTOM
       OF SUMMARY & RECOMMENDATION.    Mayor Berndt clarified the
       motion by stating it is to approve a Metro Law Enforcement
       Dispatching Center, Yakima Fire Dispatch and requesting
       reimbursement for required E911 receiving equipment. The
       motion carried by unanimous voice vote; Brado absent.

*10.   REPORT FROM CITY ATTORNEY    AND   LEGAL   COUNSEL   REGARDING
       CLAIMS SETTLEMENT POLICY

       The report and staff recommendation was accepted.

11.    CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF
       APPLICATION FOR 1994 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

       Larry Mathews, 805 South 17th Avenue, requested this item
       be removed from the Consent Agenda to ask how the City
       participates in this program, who gets the benefits, and
       how it is handled.     Dixie Kracht, Block Grant Manager,
       explained how the City qualifies to receive the block of
       funds.   The use of the funds primarily replaces the old
       rental rehab program and offers money in partnership to
       public and private through lenders and investors to repair
       low income housing units. Ms. Kracht also explained other
       qualifier entitlement areas, including the qualifier
       requirement to provide 15% of the money to Community
       Housing Development Organizations (CHDO).    There are two
       registered CHDOs in the city, the Homeless Coalition and
       the Housing Foundation.      Administration money will be
       included with the program and Block Grant administrative
       money will not be obligated to this program. Mr. Mathews
       expressed concern about how the federal expenditures would
       be used.    He also questioned the rental rehabilitation
       program involving private investors and others and whether
       the program is monitored. Mayor Berndt explained they have
       taken several bus tours, and the Housing Foundation also
       monitors the program.    Ms. Kracht further addressed this
       issue by providing additional information concerning how
       the money is allocated in these types of programs to
       primarily low and moderate income persons. Council Member
       Beauchamp asked how the program is monitored.    Ms. Kracht
       explained the monitoring procedure of participants in the
       program, including the covenants placed on the property,
       the rental surveys, and random checks of the units.
       Resolution No. R-94-16 having been read by title, it was
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                        FEBRUARY 22, 1994

       MOVED BY SIMS, SECONDED BY BUCHANAN, TO ADOPT THE
       RESOLUTION.   The motion carried by unanimous roll call
       vote; Brado absent.

       RESOLUTION NO. R-94-16, A RESOLUTION authorizing and
       directing the City Manager of the City of Yakima to file an
       application with the United States Department of Housing
       and Urban Development for funding of the 1994 HOME
       Entitlement Grant.

*12.   CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING      EXECUTION   OF
       CONTRACT WITH OIC FOR FIRE CADET PROGRAM

       RESOLUTION NO. R-94-17, A RESOLUTION authorizing the City
       Manager and City Clerk of the City of Yakima to execute a
       Recruit Class Agreement Between The City Of Yakima and The
       Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center for a
       Recruit Training Class for Cadets enrolled in the Yakima
       Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center (YVOIC) Fire
       Fighter Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program.




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                          FEBRUARY 22, 1994

*13.   CONSIDERATION OF    RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF
       CENTENNIAL CLEAN    WATER GRANT FOR WASTEWATER PLANNING
       ACTIVITIES

       RESOLUTION NO. R-94-18, A RESOLUTION authorizing the City
       Manager to sign all applications, grant agreements and
       amendments, and other documents relating to wastewater
       comprehensive planning for the Centennial Clean Water Fund
       Outcome Funding grant program.

*14.   CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION        AND
       RATIFICATION OF AIRPORT FAA GRANT APPLICATION

       RESOLUTION NO. R-94-19, A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF
       YAKIMA AND YAKIMA COUNTY authorizing, ratifying, and
       adopting a Project Application, Standard DOT Title VI
       Assurances, Certificate of Sponsor’s Attorney, and Grant
       Agreement for Federal Assistance, between the Federal
       Aviation Administration and the Yakima Air Terminal Board
       for project number 3-53-0089-14.

15.    SET DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR MARCH 15, 1994 ON SEPA
       APPEAL AND HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATION FOR KPFF RETAIL
       CENTER

       Council Member Barnett requested this item be removed from
       the consent agenda to discuss whether SEPA appeals should
       go before the Hearing Examiner.         It is difficult to
       separate SEPA issues from project issues. He asked whether
       the KPFF Retail Center public hearing could be referred to
       the Hearing Examiner and whether Council is interested in
       having all SEPA appeals appear before the Hearing Examiner
       with a recommendation to the Council.          City Attorney
       Paolella explained that under the current ordinance, it
       would be technically possible for the Hearing Examiner to
       consider SEPA appeals, including the KPFF Retail Center, if
       all parties agree.    It would take an ordinance change to
       make all appeals go directly to the Hearing Examiner.
       Mr. Paolella   explained   the   options   available.     The
       ordinance could be changed so that all SEPA appeals go
       directly to the Hearing Examiner as a recommendation to the
       full City Council only, or it could be changed to direct
       all of them to the Hearing Examiner for a final decision,
       subject to further appeal to the City Council. However, it
       is fundamental that no final decisions can be made on the
       project until the SEPA process is completed.        There was
       further   discussion   among   Council   members   and  staff
       concerning this issue.

       Since Assistant Mayor Barnett will chair the Council
       Meeting on March 15, he requested there be separate agenda
       items for the SEPA environmental appeal and the project
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      issues for KPFF. Glenn Valenzuela, Director of Community &
      Economic Development, stated the SEPA issue should be heard
      before the Hearing Examiner's recommendation is considered.
      There was further discussion concerning whether to consider
      changing the ordinance.   Council Member Barnett requested
      staff determine whether the two issues can be separated,
      SEPA and project, which issue should come first, and if/how
      the SEPA appeal decision will affect the project; he
      requested this be in layman's terms.

      Mayor Berndt asked if there was a consensus among Council
      members to direct staff to determine the possibility of
      having the Hearing Examiner consider the SEPA appeals with
      only an appeal process; thereby considering his decision a
      final one unless it is appealed to the City Council.
      Council Member Barnett requested a list of pros and cons of
      the issue to be brought to Council for discussion.
      Mr. Valenzuela suggested submitting the draft ordinance to
      the committee reviewing the development standards process
      to provide a recommendation.    After continued discussion,
      it was MOVED BY BARNETT, SECONDED BY BUCHANAN, TO SET THE
      DATE OF HEARING FOR MARCH 15, 1994. The motion carried by
      unanimous voice vote; Brado absent.

16.   CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION REGARDING    FEES   FOR   CABLE
      TELEVISION COMMUNICATION SERVICES

      Council Member Barnett requested this item be deferred so
      Northwest Cable has adequate opportunity to review the
      issue and determine how it might impact their business.
      City Manager Zais explained staff was asked by Council to
      come back with this legislation to deal with the equity
      issue. In regard to the issue of how much revenue it will
      provide or what other companies may be impacted, it cannot
      be determined at this time.     The Council did not direct
      whether these funds should go into the bond debt service
      schedule for the police station or whether it ought to be
      for some other purpose. Concerning the proposed fee, there
      appeared to be a consensus that more information is needed
      and some issues need to be clarified. Mayor Berndt asked
      staff if there is a mechanism for that information. Robert
      Wheeler, Accounting Manager, explained it is difficult to
      determine basic revenue in this instance because sales tax
      is not charged on services provided.

      Dan Arnett, with the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce,
      described the broad nature of this proposed new ordinance
      and emphasized the need for more information about this
      issue.

      John Hanson, Director of Finance and Budget, explained the
      proposed legislation is intended to address the equity

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       issue with any other company that might compete with TCI
       Cable.    It would also affect subscriber-driven type
       service, as it does hard line cable TV companies.     There
       were additional comments expressed by Council members and
       staff concerning Council's intent to establish a sunset
       clause tying it to when the bonds are paid off or the same
       time frame as the newly created tax on TCI Cable. Council
       Member Barnett requested Northwest Cable be notified about
       this issue, including the date and a copy of the new agenda
       item. It was MOVED BY BARNETT, SECONDED BY BEAUCHAMP, TO
       DEFER THIS ISSUE FOR TWO WEEKS, UNTIL MARCH 8, 1994. The
       motion carried by unanimous voice vote; Brado absent.

17.    CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING PLAN APPLICATION
       FEE SCHEDULE

       Don Skone, Planning Manager, explained this proposed
       ordinance would amend land development application fees
       based on a three percent cost of living index this past
       year. He referred to a 1990 agreement with the development
       community for this process.   This proposed ordinance also
       includes a new fee for SEPA appeals. There was discussion
       and comments from Council members concerning the need for
       the SEPA appeal fee.    Council Member Buchanan stated he
       would like to know how much it costs to conduct a SEPA
       hearing including staff time to prepare it. Council Member
       Barnett discussed the waiver of fee issue if a person
       cannot afford the fee.     Mayor Berndt opened the public
       meeting and asked for any comments concerning the proposed
       fee schedule. There being no one wishing to comment, the
       public meeting was closed. Ordinance No. 94-7 having been
       read by title, it was MOVED BY BUCHANAN, SECONDED BY SIMS,
       TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE.    The motion carried by unanimous
       roll call vote; Brado absent.

       ORDINANCE NO. 94-7, AN ORDINANCE relating to zoning and
       land use; increasing land development fees; and amending
       Section 15.26.010B of the City of Yakima Municipal Code.

*18.   CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION
       OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT FINANCING ORDINANCE

       ORDINANCE NO. 94-8, AN ORDINANCE relating to Community
       Redevelopment Financing; amending an exhibit to Ordinance
       No. 93-117   with   respect  to  the  boundaries  of   an
       apportionment district.

19.    CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN INTEGRATED HEALTH
       CARE PROGRAM FOR CITY EMPLOYEES

       Larry Mathews, 805 South 17th Avenue, requested this be
       removed from the consent agenda to ask questions about the
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                       FEBRUARY 22, 1994

      self funded insurance plan administration. After providing
      explanation   to    Mr. Mathews'   questions,  John Hanson
      introduced the Benefit Program Committee members.   It was
      MOVED BY BUCHANAN, SECONDED BY SIMS, TO ADOPT THE
      ORDINANCE. The motion carried by unanimous roll call vote;
      Brado absent.

      ORDINANCE NO. 94-9, AN ORDINANCE relating to employee
      benefits; adopting an Employees’ Welfare Benefit Program;
      approving Participation Agreements with certain groups of
      employees represented by collective bargaining agents;
      adding a new section to Chapter 2.04 of the Yakima
      Municipal Code amending Section 2.20.094D and Chapter 3.10
      of the City of Yakima Municipal Code; repealing Chapter
      3.09 of the Yakima Municipal Code; and providing for
      related matters.

20.   OTHER BUSINESS

      City Manager Zais advised Council of a proposed cruising
      ordinance  and  combined  curfew/parental responsibility
      ordinance to be presented for Council consideration next
      week.

      Council Member Barnett expressed his concern about having
      complex issues and hearings on the agenda following a
      three-day holiday weekend.   It doesn't allow time to get
      any additional information from staff prior to the Council
      meeting.

      Mayor Berndt was authorized to travel to Washington, DC, as
      part of a delegation from Washington state, to talk about
      the impacts of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

      Information Items:

      Items of information supplied to Council were: Memorandum
      from Code Administration Manager regarding 1993 Annual
      Report; Monthly Report of the Chief of Police for January
      1994;    Assignments Pending in Office of Environmental
      Planning as of February 22, 1994;    Memorandum from State
      Department of Labor and Industries regarding Revised
      Prevailing Wages for Public Works.       2/1/94;   Nation’s
      Cities Weekly, February 7, 1994;      National Council for
      Urban Economic Development Legislative Bulletin, February
      1994;   Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Yakima County
      1994 Business Forecast and Trends Report; and Minutes of
      the November 4, 1993 and December 9, 1993 Community
      Development Advisory Committee meetings.

21.   EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING PROPERTY ACQUISITION


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It was MOVED BY BEAUCHAMP, SECONDED BY SIMS, TO MOVE INTO
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES TO DISCUSS
PROPERTY ACQUISITION, WITH IMMEDIATE ADJOURNMENT THEREAFTER
TO FEBRUARY 25, 1994, AT 7:30 AM AT THE WASTEWATER
COLLECTIONS   FACILITY  FOR   COUNCIL  STRATEGIC   PLANNING
RETREAT. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.




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                               FEBRUARY 22, 1994

  22.   ADJOURNMENT TO FEBRUARY 25, 1994 AT 7:30 A.M., WASTEWATER
        COLLECTIONS FACILITY, FOR COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING
        RETREAT

        After completion of the            Executive     Session,     the    meeting
        adjourned at 4:30 p.m.


READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE
BY:___________________________________
                              COUNCIL MEMBER                                     DATE


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                              COUNCIL MEMBER                                     DATE
ATTEST:


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     ACTING CITY CLERK                                     MAYOR


Minutes prepared by Deputy City Clerk Skovald. An audio and video tape of this
meeting are available in the City Clerk's office.




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