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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> Wednesday, August 7, 2019 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> August 7, 2019, 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 <br /> presiding. Council Members present were Richard Huddy, Lori Wheat, Kevin Gorman, Leslie Daugs, <br /> and Pat Sullivan. Council Member Michael Goodnow was absent. Also present were Assistant City <br /> Attorney Mychael Raya; City Clerk Angela Woods; Legislative Office Manager Lori Smith; and <br /> Information Services Manager Dave Sorensen. <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 Russ Reuther. <br /> SWEARING-IN CEREMONY <br /> Interim Fire Chief Pat McGanney introduced new Firefighters: Brandon Beringer; Kristina <br /> Kaspers; Adam Lamar; Joseph Lee; Benjamin Pace; and Kyle Slusser; followed by Judge <br /> James Docter administering their Oath of Office. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Wheeler... <br /> • Brought forward Public Works & Utilities Director Thomas Knuckey to provide a briefing on <br /> Federal Funding Opportunities with the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for the Naval <br /> Base Kitsap-Bremerton Commuter Master Plan; <br /> • Was pleased to see the Permit Statistics for July 2019 was another record-setting month; <br /> • Conveyed the importance of receiving email updates from the Kitsap Conference Center, <br /> including the upcoming Evergreen Rural of Water WA Annual Conference; <br /> • Encouraged City-wide attendance at the Eastside Employment Center Vision Open House on <br /> Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sheridan Park Community Center; <br /> • Acknowledged City of Bremerton Municipal Court Administrator Dawn Williams, and <br /> congratulated her son for his team, the Bremerton Hurricane's success in winning 1st Place in <br /> the World Class National Champions in Spokane; and <br /> • Welcomed Exchange Students Aika Abe, Karin Maeda, and Yuzuki Sasaki from Bremerton's <br /> Sister City Kure, Japan. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Police Chief Jim Burchett explained the reasons why the proposed ordinance related to massage <br /> businesses was pulled from the agenda tonight, which was to allow for requested and appropriate <br /> changes, and that the item was rescheduled for the August 14 Study Session. <br /> Tomas Enrique Delgado, Lesley Bush, Bonner Sams, Robbin Blake, and Rebecca Shirley <br /> provided comments in support of the City's decision to pull the proposed ordinance related to <br /> massage businesses, and looked forward to seeing the new "and improved" version. <br /> Jerry McDonald expressed his disappointment in the action by Council Members to censure <br /> Council Member Richard Huddy, and requested that they reverse it. <br /> Erinn Howell congratulated Primary District 6 Council Member candidate winners Michael <br /> Simpson and Anna Mockler; and shared several "unfortunate experiences" with Council Member <br /> Richard Huddy, expressing disappointment in his lack of fair representation for the entire District. <br />