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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> Wednesday, December 21, 2016 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> December 21, 2016, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS <br /> GOVERNMENT CENTER, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric <br /> Younger presiding. Council Members present were Richard Huddy, Dino Davis, Greg Wheeler, <br /> Jerry McDonald, Leslie Daugs, and Pat Sullivan. Also present were City Attorney Roger <br /> Lubovich; City Clerk Shannon Corin; Council Assistant Christine Grenier; and Kevin Matthew, <br /> 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 Dale Swanson of Lincoln Bible Church. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT— Mayor Lent announced... <br /> • Joe Sexton, Police Community Resource Officer; plus Deborah Woolston and Diane <br /> Manning of the Neighborhood Block Watch Group were here to present the 2016 <br /> Neighborhood Improvement Awards to Melvin &Janiece Chipman; Alan & Karen Delaney; <br /> David & Lucina Dunbar; Richard & Arlene Falley; Thelma Kuehn; Dale Maupin; and <br /> Michael & Darla Shannon; <br /> • Susanna's Antiques on Callow Avenue has some new acquisitions available for sale which <br /> may fit well into older homes; <br /> • The Sheridan Park Community Center will be closed on December 26 and January 2 for the <br /> holidays; and the Gym will be closed for annual maintenance from December 19 through 29; <br /> • Nightshade, a new business located at 2003 East 11th Street in Manette is now open; <br /> • Goodwill will be hosting free job training from January 9 to March 2; <br /> • The "Longest Night Vigil for the Homeless" hosted by the Kitsap Interfaith Network is also <br /> being held tonight at the First Christian Church; <br /> • Residents may recycle their Christmas trees from December 26 through January 20 at either <br /> Public Works facility on Oyster Bay Avenue or Olympus Drive; <br /> • Volunteers are needed for the 2017 "Point-in-Time" Homeless Count on Wednesday, January <br /> 25 or on Thursday, January 26 at the Salvation Army; and lastly <br /> • Wished the community and City Council Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Collins Clark-Hill thanked Congressman Derek Kilmer and Executive Assistant to the Mayor <br /> Elaine Valencia for the assistance they provided prior to a recent trip to Washington DC; invited <br /> the Council Members to attend the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on <br /> January 16; and to please save the dates June 17 -19 for the Annual Juneteenth Celebration. <br /> Regina Rave Hill looked forward to an upcoming move to Japan, where she hopes to become <br /> more involved with her sorority's activities, plus the opportunity to experience a different culture. <br /> Lavon Watson commented on a recent newspaper article on police activity in removing "illegal <br /> massageparlors" from Bremerton and KitsapCounty; shared that Januaryis National Human <br /> Y <br /> Trafficking Awareness Month; and hoped that the City of Bremerton would form a shareholders <br /> group to address this issue. <br />