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									                              YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL
                              BUSINESS MEETING ON
                               SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
                          COUNCIL CHAMBERS – CITY HALL

                            5:00 P.M. – EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.   Roll Call
      Present:
            Council: Mayor Dave Edler, presiding, Council Members Ron Bonlender (arrived at
                     5:14 p.m.), Micah Cawley, Norm Johnson, Bill Lover, Neil McClure, and
                     Susan Whitman
             Staff: City Manager Zais, City Attorney Paolella and City Clerk Moore

     McCLURE MOVED AND CAWLEY SECONDED TO MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE
     SESSION. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote; Bonlender absent.

2.   Executive Session –Pending and Prospective Litigation; Property Acquisition

     The Executive Session adjourned at 6:00 p.m.


                              6:00 P.M. – PUBLIC SESSION

1.   Roll Call
      Present:
            Council: Mayor Dave Edler, presiding, Council Members Ron Bonlender, Micah
                     Cawley, Norm Johnson, Bill Lover, Neil McClure, and Susan Whitman
             Staff: City Manager Zais, City Attorney Paolella and City Clerk Moore

2.   Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance

     Council Member Ron Bonlender gave an invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance

3.   Open Discussion for the Good of the Order
     A. Proclamations - None
     B. Special Presentations / Recognitions - None
     C. Status report on prior meeting’s citizen service request - None
     D. Appointments to Council Boards and Commissions - None

4.   Consent agenda

     Mayor Edler referred to the items placed on the Consent Agenda, questioning whether
     there were any additions or deletions from either Council members or citizens present.
     Item Numbers 7 and 14 were removed. The City Clerk read the Consent Agenda items,
     including resolutions and ordinances by title. McCLURE MOVED AND CAWLEY
     SECONDED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ. The motion carried by
     unanimous roll call vote. (Subsequent paragraphs preceded by an asterisk (*) indicate
     items on the Consent Agenda handled under one motion without further discussion.)
                                 SEPTEMBER 4, 2007

     *A. Council Minutes
          Business Meetings – June 5, June 19 and July 3, 2007;
          Adjourned Meetings – May 18, May 22 and June 26, 2007

     The minutes of the June 5, June 19 and July 3, 2007 Business meetings and the May 18,
     May 22 and June 26, 2007 Adjourned meetings were approved, having been duly
     certified accurate by two Council members and no one present wishing to have said
     minutes read publicly.

     *B. Council Committee Meeting Reports:
          Public Safety Committee – August 1, 2007
          Transit Committee – August 15, 2007
          Downtown Yakima Futures Initiative – August 22, 2007
          Budget Committee – August 9 and August 23, 2007

     The Council Committee Reports were approved as submitted.

5.   Audience Participation

     No one came forward to speak.


                               CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS

6.   Approval of the 2006 Yakima Police Department Annual Report

     Chief Sam Granato said the crime rates were down in 2006 and preliminary data for
     2007 suggest that trend is continuing. He also reported that they are working with the
     County on a request for proposal for a records management system that will give us the
     statistics we need for crime analysis. Mayor Edler thanked the Chief and his department
     for all their good work.

7.   Consideration of Report from Parks and Recreation Division regarding parking
     restrictions at Franklin Park

     Council Member Cawley said he has received many complaints about there not being
     enough parking at events held at these two parks.

     Don Uebelacker, 418 S. 23rd Avenue, said his home looks onto the park and he has lived
     there for 40 years. He does not want to see any of the special events curtailed as they
     are an asset to the city. But, parking is a problem during the big events, and he is
     concerned about whether the clogged roads from illegal parking can inhibit emergency
     vehicles and cause liability for the City. He suggested an engineering study be done.

     Lynn Harden, 913 Pleasant Avenue, said he likes having the Council meetings held in
     the evening. He also noted some of the same parking issues for Gilbert and Franklin
     Parks. He said there may be some fairly inexpensive solutions, and citizens might be
     willing to donate towards a solution. Mayor Edler responded that whenever
     governments are involved in solutions it is more expensive; therefore, he encouraged
     grass root citizen efforts.



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       Discussion continued among Council and staff about the parking problems and costs
       associated with various solutions. It was asked whether there were grants for parking
       issues, and no one knew of any. Chris Waarvick, Public Works Director, mentioned that
       the parking issue caused by a limited number of events has to be weighed against many
       other needs. There had been talk about making parking spaces in the grassy area in
       front of the pool, but at a Parks Commission meeting, the citizens were very vocal
       against taking away any green space in the park. CAWLEY MOVED AND
       BONLENDER SECONDED TO DIRECT PARKS AND ENGINEERING TO LOOK AT
       FRANKLIN AND GILBERT PARKS AND COME UP WITH PARKING OPTIONS TO BE
       BROUGHT BACK TO COUNCIL BY DECEMBER 15TH. The motion carried by
       unanimous roll call vote.

* 8.   Approval of Second Quarter Accounts Receivable Report from Finance
       Department
       The Second Quarter Accounts Receivable report was approved.

* 9.   Consideration of Resolution approving projects for the 2007 allocation of the
       Commercial Revitalization Deduction
       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-121, A RESOLUTION approving projects for the 2007
       allocation of the federal Renewal Community Commercial Revitalization Deduction, and
       directing the City Manager to submit the list of approved projects to the Washington
       State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) for
       ratification and commitment.

*10.   Consideration of Resolution authorizing execution of Interlocal Agreement with City
       of Toppenish to provide printing and mailing services for Toppenish utility bills

       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-122, A RESOLUTION authorizing the City Manager to
       negotiate an Inter-local Agreement with the City of Toppenish for the City of Yakima to
       provide Utility Bill Printing, Folding, Inserting, and Mailing Services.

*11.   Consideration of Resolution authorizing use of the City’s Master Lease/Purchase
       agreement to acquire three vehicles needed for the Codes Division

       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-123, A RESOLUTION of the City of Yakima, Washington,
       approving and authorizing the acquisition of trucks for the City’s Codes Department in
       the amount of not to exceed $39,000 pursuant to the Master Tax-Exempt Installment
       Purchase Agreement with Key Government Finance, Inc.

*12.   Consideration of Resolution authorizing execution of a professional services
       agreement with HDR to perform an inspection and prepare a report of the repairs
       needed for the Nob Hill Boulevard overpass

       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-124, A RESOLUTION authorizing and directing the City
       Manager and City Clerk of the City of Yakima to execute a professional services
       agreement in an amount not to exceed $13,500 to perform a bridge inspection and
       prepare a report of the repairs needed for the Nob Hill Overcrossing Bridge with a
       detailed construction cost estimate.




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*13.   Consideration of a Resolution granting an easement to PacifiCorp to provide
       power to parcels immediately to the east of a power pole located on City property

       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-125, A RESOLUTION authorizing and directing the City
       Manager and City Clerk of the City of Yakima to execute a power line utility
       easement in favor of PacifiCorp.

14.    Consideration of a Resolution amending Resolution No. D-5630 regarding the
       compensation rate to the City for vacation of public streets or alleys

       Council Member Cawley questioned the amount, as he wanted to ensure we did not
       charge the full amount, but rather 55%. Bill Cook, Community and Economic
       Development Manager, advised that the Council has the option to charge more than
       55% but we are recommending 55% across the board. The City Clerk read the
       resolution by title, McCLURE MOVED AND CAWLEY SECONDED TO APPROVE. The
       motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-126, A RESOLUTION amending the previously adopted
       policy of the City of Yakima regarding the vacation of public streets or alleys; requiring
       an independent appraisal if right of way value exceeds Twenty Thousand Dollars
       ($20,000); authorizing valuation of vacated property by assessed valuation if one
       hundred ten percent (110%) of assessed value is less than Twenty Thousand Dollars
       ($20,000); eliminating one hundred percent appraised value recovery for certain property
       vacations; and repealing City of Yakima Resolution D-5630.

*15.   Consideration of a Resolution declaring one SIEMENS Large Drive-Robicon 400
       hp Variable Frequency Drive to be surplus to the needs of the City of Yakima and
       the Wastewater Division and authorizing its sale / auction

       RESOLUTION NO. R-2007-127, A RESOLUTION declaring one (1) SIEMENS Large
       Drive – Robicon 400hp Variable Frequency Drive to be surplus to the needs of the City
       of Yakima and the Wastewater Division, and authorizing its sale by whatever means
       determined appropriate by the City Manager, such as “e-Bay”, “Public Surplus”, local
       auction or sealed quote.

*16.   Set date of Public Meeting for September 18, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the final
       plat for Valleybrook Phase 3

       September 18, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. was set as the date of a Public Meeting to consider the
       final plat for Valleybrook Phase 3

17.    Other Business

       Council Member Cawley pointed out that a report on the policy issue regarding options for
       the Harman Center parking lot was expected in June and had not been received yet.




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18.    Adjournment

       JOHNSON MOVED AND WHITMAN SECONDED TO ADJOURN. The motion carried
       by unanimous voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.



READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY ________________________________
                                                    COUNCIL MEMBER                               DATE

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                                                    COUNCIL MEMBER                               DATE

ATTEST:


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                CITY CLERK                                            DAVID EDLER, MAYOR

Minutes prepared by Linda Watkins. A CD and DVD of this meeting are available in the City Clerk’s Office




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