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��� <br /> DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES JUL � 5 1015 <br /> Wednesday, July 1, 2015 <br /> The weekly meeting of the Bremerton City Council was called to order Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at <br /> 5:00 PM Ifl COUCIC11 COC1f2Ce11CG' R00171 603 Of th2 NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, 345 6`h Street, <br /> Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Greg Wheeler presiding. Council Members present <br /> were Roy Runyon, Dino Davis, Jerry McDonald, and Leslie Daugs. Council Members Mike Sullivan <br /> and Eric Younger were absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich; City Clerk Shannon <br /> Corin; Legislative Assistant Lori Smith; and Dave Sorensen, Information Services. <br /> A Courvci�BRiEFirv� 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 Leslie Dauqs followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Fire Chaplain Bill Martin of Abundant Life Foursquare Church. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT —Mayor Patty Lent... <br /> • Pointed out the new "City of Bremerton" Tourism Gazebo currently on display in the lobby; <br /> • Was proud to see the City of Bremerton honored with "The Governor's 2015 Smart <br /> Communities Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creating Livable and Vibrant <br /> Communities" in recognition of the Gorst Subarea Plan & Gorst Creek Watershed <br /> Characterization and Framework Plan at the Association of Washington Cities Annual <br /> Conference in Wenatchee last week; which was accepted by Director of Community <br /> Development Andrea Saencer and Senior Planner Allison Satter; <br /> • Proclaimed July 26, 2015 as the "25'�`'Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Acf <br /> (ADA)'; and invited Roxanne Brvson, Executive Director of Holly Ridge Center to accept the <br /> proclamation, who then extended an invitation to the Council Members to "come out and pla�'; <br /> • Brought forward Fire Chief AI Duke to provide suggestions on how the community can have a <br /> safer 4`h of July, including a suggestion to view a public fireworks display; <br /> • Looked forward to the kick-off of the Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series on the Louis <br /> Mentor Boardwalk this Saturday, and then every Saturday through August 29; <br /> • Invited families with young children to participate in the Fun at the Playgrounds Lunch & Drop- <br /> In Program (for children ages 6 to 12) Monday through Friday—July 6 through August 7 from <br /> 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Blueberry, Haddon, Kiwanis and Manette Parks; <br /> • Brought forward Kurt Wiest, Executive Director of the Bremerton Housing Authority who <br /> invited the community to celebrate the 75�h Anniversary at an Open House on July 17; <br /> • Announced the Annual Summer Brewfest will be on Saturday, July 18 from y2:00 to 6:30 PM <br /> on the Bremerton waterfront; and <br /> • Established there was need for one more family to host a Japanese exchange student this <br /> summer from July 24 through August 20, so if interested, please contact the Mayor's Office. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Sunnv Wheeler, City Parks Commissioner, encouraged families to enjoy themselves and have fun, <br /> but provided a reminder that it has always been illegal to set off fireworks in City Parks; and also <br /> encouraged families to take advantage of one of the several public firework displays. <br /> Mike Walton, Community Relations Director with the Bremerton Family YMCA, reported it was <br /> "summer camp time"; the Resolution Runs are still on-going; passed out several free passes to the <br /> Dog Dash Fun Run; and reminded families that Military Date Night is still available for 4-hours on the <br /> first Saturday of each month, except July Date Night will be on Saturday, July 11 due to the holiday. <br /> Robert Parker supports the Council's direction to utilize CDBG funding in support of economic <br /> development; but is hopeful they will continue to find grants and other funding to also support parks. <br />