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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> Wednesday, June 1, 2016 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> June 1, 2016, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NoRM DicKs GovERNnnENT <br /> CENTER, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric Younger presiding. <br /> Council Members present were Richard Huddy, Dino Davis, Greg Wheeler, Jerry McDonald, Leslie <br /> Daugs, and Pat Sullivan. Also present were Assistant City Attorney Kylie Purves; City Clerk <br /> Shannon Corin; Legislative Assistant Lori Smith; and Kevin Matthew, Information Services <br /> Manager. <br /> A Courvci�BRiEFiN�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 Pat Sullivan followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Pastor Rob Steinbach of Seaside Church. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT— Mayor Patty Lent announced the following... <br /> • Permit activity revenue continues to improve with $3.1-million received in the month of May; <br /> • The 2"d Annual Ladies Night Out will be on Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in <br /> downtown Bremerton, which includes a shuttle between downtown and Manette; <br /> • The 2"d Annual Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails Festival events will be on June 18 & 19 <br /> with more information available at www.WaterTrailsFestival.com; <br /> • A free Healthy Living Workshop for Veterans, Seniors & Caregivers will be offered by the <br /> Kitsap County Division of Aging & Long Term Care, Senior Information &Assistance, and <br /> Veterans Advisory Board on Thursday, June 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in the Cascade Room at <br /> WorkSource at 1300 Sylvan Way; and <br /> • Announced that host families are needed for Japanese students visiting Bremerton from July <br /> 25 to August 21 and to please contact Sister City Exchange Program Coordinator Elaine <br /> Valencia at (360) 473-5266 for more information. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Mike Walton, Marketing Director with the Kitsap Family YMCA, highlighted activities and events to <br /> be held this month; and paid tribute to his father-in-law Cmdr. Sydney S. Sherby, who earned a <br /> Graduate Degree at MIT, and was the first Director of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. <br /> Lauren Johnson, Reid Property Management, provided a handout to support his comments <br /> regarding the zoning for vacant properties and non-conforming provisions, particularly for <br /> properties that are vacant for 1-year, which he believes is not enough time in this economy, using <br /> the U-Haul business on Callow as one example. But at the same time, motorhomes are being <br /> allowed to park for 30-days before being ticketed, which he is opposed to. Andrea Spencer, <br /> Director of Community Development provided a response that included clarification of the zoning in <br /> the District Center Core, which has not allowed auto-oriented uses and storage since 2004. <br /> Jack Arends thanked the community for their condolences and for all of the donations that have <br /> been made to charities in honor of former Council Member Carol Arends. He mentioned that he <br /> spoke earlier with Mayor Lent and Chair of the Public Safety & Parks Committee Leslie Daugs <br /> about his hope for the City renaming Forest Ridge Park in honor of his mother. He then presented <br /> a $20,000 check to the Parks Foundation with the intention it be used to benefit the maintenance of <br /> parks, particularly Forest Ridge Park since it does not have a civic group sponsor. He felt this was <br /> the best way to honor his mother's memory because she loved that Park. <br />