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DIGITAL RECORDING �I�JUN�L <br /> ����� <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES oEC (j � ZO1S <br /> Wednesday, November 18, 2015 <br /> The weekly meeting of the Bremerton City Council was called to order Wednesday, November 18, <br /> 2015, 8t 5:00 PM 111 COUIIC11 COflfel'e11C2 R00171 603 Of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, 345 6�h <br /> Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Greg Wheeler presiding. Council Members <br /> , present were Roy Runyon, Dino Davis, Leslie Daugs and Pat Sullivan. Council Members Eric <br /> Younger and Jerry McDonald were absent. Also present were Assistant City Attorney Amanda <br /> Harvey; City Clerk Shannon Corin; Council Assistant Christine Grenier; and Kevin Matthew, <br /> Information Services Manager. <br /> A CouNci� BRiEFitv� 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 /> President Wheeler announced that Council Member Pat Sullivan will lead the Pledge of Allegiance; <br /> and Pastor Mark Adrian of Community of Christ at Memorial Lutheran Church will provide the <br /> invocation. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT—Mayor Patty Lent... <br /> • Brought forward Collette Berna, Parks Preservation & Development, who reported on the <br /> Manette Playfield Design Workshop held last night; announced that the next Manette Playfield <br /> Planning Meeting will be on December 15 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Senior Center; and was <br /> pleased to announced that the City has received a grant to make some much needed <br /> upgrades for fishing pier and boat launch at Lions Park; <br /> • Introduced Ellen Gustafson who shared that Kitsap Transit now has a Mobile App to assist <br /> riders with selecting routes and reserving rides; <br /> • Invited Tom Knuckev, City Engineer, to discuss the impact the recent weather has had on the <br /> Washington Avenue Project, who still believed the project should be completed by the end of <br /> the year; <br /> • Attended the "Coats for Kids" event held earlier today where area Firefighters (including <br /> Bremerton) presented coats to children at View Ridge Elementary School; and <br /> • Wished the community a very happy Thanksgiving. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Karole Johnson, Executive Director for Seeds of Grace, shared that local gardens are currently <br /> benefitting local sr.hools and service organizations like Bremerton Foodline; and that the group hopes <br /> to build 10 gardens in 2016 through support of the Seeds of Grace Bizarre from December 5 to 6 <br /> from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the VanZee Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. <br /> Gale Gillespie announced that the Fraternal Order of Eagles in downtown Bremerton will be hosting <br /> a Dinner for the Indigent and Homeless on Saturday, November 21 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; and <br /> thanked Kitsap Transit for their sponsorship of the dinner. <br /> Bernadette Luke shared her personal experience during a "Point of Time" Homeless Count and <br /> hoped society would be more compassionate towards the homeless. <br /> Vern LaPrath shared concerns about garbage along City roads; and asked that Council Members to <br /> consider the impact of new fees and taxes on seniors living on a fixed income. <br /> Glenn Hodae on behalf of residents in the neighborhood, expressed concerns and asked questions <br /> about the proposed street closure near Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Responses were pro.vided <br /> by Wheeler, Davis, and Public Works Director Chal Martin; and Comments were added by Daugs <br /> and Runyon... <br />