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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES JUL i's 20tZ <br /> Wednesday, June 20, 2012 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> June 20, 2012, at 5 00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT <br /> CENTER, 345 6" Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Jim McDonald presiding <br /> Council Members present were Carol Arends, Faye Flemister, Roy Runyon, and Adam Brockus <br /> Council Members Nick Wofford, Greg Wheeler, Leslie Daugs, and Eric Younger were absent <br /> Also present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich, City Clerk Shannon Corin, and Legislative <br /> Assistant Lori Smith <br /> A COUNCIL BRIEFING was held to discuss General Council Business at 5 00 PM in the Council <br /> Conference Room At 5 30 PM the meeting moved to the Meeting Chambers <br /> The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Council Member Adam Brockus followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Reverend Kathleen Kingslight of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Todd Best again questioned the Administration for not opening the City Clerk position to the <br /> public and for hiring another management position (Community Development Assistant Director) <br /> Vern LaPratt concurred with the previous comments, said there are citizens watching, and <br /> mentioned several businesses that provided him with good service <br /> Wendy Stevens Chair of Committee for Good Schools in Bremerton, explained why their group <br /> would be promoting the upcoming request for a Capital Levy for the Bremerton School District <br /> Jack Stanfill invited the Mayor and Council to attend a meeting on Thursday at 6 30 PM at the <br /> Seventh Day Adventist Church located on Taylor Road to hear a presentation from a wetlands <br /> expert who dust finished a study to address concerns about potential contamination of Dickerson <br /> Creek and the surrounding area due to the rock quarry currently proposed by Ueland Tree Farms <br /> Edward Koch proudly owns a home on South Lafayette, but after noticing a decline in the upkeep <br /> of his neighborhood, decided to hire landscapers to walk up and down the street to mow grass <br /> where needed, and also picks up litter and hauls the trash at his own expense He encouraged <br /> City leaders to follow his example President McDonald acknowledged his efforts <br /> Vaughn Smith felt without a lot of citizen input, it was "easy for the Council Members to vote for <br /> items" and reminded them that they were elected "by the people and for the people" <br /> Jerry McDonald with tour season here, work as been completed on a tourist map as well as a <br /> You -Tube video promoting Bremerton, and encouraged businesses to stay open on weekends <br /> Robert Parker would like to see the Council become more involved to help resolve graffiti <br /> problem <br /> President McDonald in response to earlier comments clarified that the Assistant Planning <br /> Director position was included in the last approved Budget, and was a competitive announcement, <br /> and the position previously held by Ms Corm was eliminated in the last approved Budget but she <br /> was able to step In as Interim after the previous City Clerk left last October, where over the last 7 <br /> months she proved herself capable of the fob <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Patty Lent <br /> • Was pleased to have a group of citizens watching to keep the City on task, and ensured them <br /> that whatever they bring forward is taken seriously, <br />