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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> Wednesday, December 7, 2016 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> December 7, 2016, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT <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 City Attorney Roger Lubovich; City Clerk Shannon <br /> Corin; Legislative Assistant Lori Smith; and Kevin Matthew, Information Services Manager. <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 Pat Sullivan followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Pastor Rob Steinbach of Seaside Church. <br /> Mayor Lent brought forward Bill Webb to present a check in the amount of$32,212.00, raised to <br /> aid the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. <br /> POLICE OATH OF OFFICE CEREMONY <br /> Police Chief Steven Strachan brought forward Municipal Court Judge James Doctor to <br /> administer the Oath of Office to promote Police Officer Jason Vertefeuille to Corporal; and also to <br /> swear in new Police Officer Alexander George. <br /> Police Chief Steven Strachan explained that a Citizen Recognition Award was planned to <br /> recognize the quick actions of a bystander who helped a police officer when he was being assaulted, <br /> but because the citizen preferred the focus and attention to stay on the Police Officers, and not on <br /> himself, he politely declined the public presentation. Chief Strachan established that he has <br /> personally thanked the citizen for his bravery in assisting the officer. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT— Mayor Lent briefed the Council on the following... <br /> • The event to "Remember Pearl Harbor" was held today on its 75th Anniversary; <br /> • A moment of silence was held to honor the memory of Rebekah Uhtoff(Accessible <br /> Playgrounds), Major Marcia Baker(Salvation Army), and Kim Russell (Passenger Only Ferry <br /> Initiative); <br /> • Brought forward Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Elevado to accept the 2016 Bremerton Patriot <br /> 1St Place Award for the "Best Playground for Kids" in recognition of the Accessible Playground at <br /> Evergreen Rotary Park; <br /> • There's been another upswing in revenues from fees and permits for the last few months; <br /> • Saboteur, a Manette based bakery, was receiving recognition from around the region; <br /> • The City now has 3 Christmas trees due to the new addition of the tree by Fire Station No. 2; <br /> • The Navy's 125-year Anniversary is this year, and added that the City of Bremerton is <br /> celebrating 115-years; and <br /> • Proclaimed December 17, 2016 as "Wreaths Across America"Day. <br /> POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING <br /> Police Chief Steven Strachan used a Power Point presentation to highlight trends, statistics, and <br /> police activity for the Months of September through early December; including a recent assault on a <br /> Police Officer that could have been a lot worse if it was not for the brave assistance of a nearby <br /> citizen; and then focused on the growing number of mentally ill that because of the lack of funding or <br /> other assistance, is becoming an increased burden on Police Officers. Comments and thanks were <br /> provided by Daugs, Wheeler, and Younger... <br />