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t <br /> COUNCIL <br /> DIGITAL RECORDING APPROVED <br /> CITY COUNCIL JOINT PLANNING SESSION MINUTES FEB <br /> � 9 ?014 <br /> Saturday, February 1, 2014 <br /> A Joint Planning Session between the City Council, Mayor, and Department Directors of the City of <br /> Bremerton was called to order in the Mayor's Conference Room of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT <br /> CENTER 345 6`" Street, Bremerton, Washington, Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 9 00 AM, with Council <br /> President Greg Wheeler presiding Council Members present were Eric Younger, Roy Runyon, Dino <br /> Davis, Jerry McDonald, Leslie Daugs, and Mike Sullivan Also in attendance were Mayor Patty Lent, City <br /> Attorney Roger Lubovich, Municipal Court Administrator Dawn Nelson, Parks & Recreation Director Wyn <br /> Birkenthal, Public Works & Utilities Director Chal Martin, Interim Financial Services Director Cathy <br /> Johnson, Police Chief Steven Strachan, Fire Chief Al Duke, and Community Development Director <br /> Andrea Spencer Lori Smith, Legislative Assistant and Christine Grenier, Council /Auditor Assistant were <br /> present to provide staff support <br /> The following is a summarized list of the subjects and key points that were discussed <br /> • Local Street Funding <br /> • Continue to fund by paying "ourselves" first <br /> • Possibly dedicate a set - percentage of REET amount in Reserve Funds (Finance Committee) <br /> • Mayor Road Projects <br /> • Develop checklist to ensure Mayor Road Projects are completed (PW Committee) <br /> • Do more work in -house to ensure no cost overruns (per PW, this is being done) <br /> • Keep Project Estimates by City Engineers as the benchmark to avoid overruns <br /> • ERR Funding Policy <br /> • Update /Revise the current ERR Funding Policy (Finance Committee) <br /> • Decide which practice will be used then develop a Funding Policy (Finance Department will <br /> provide options) <br /> • City Marketing, Planning, and Tourism <br /> • Lodging Tax Funding <br /> • Roles of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), City Council, and City Clerk were <br /> clarified through provisions in State Law (RCW 67 28) and Bremerton Municipal Code <br /> (BMC 2 38) <br /> • For selection of LTAC members, preference should be given to representatives for those <br /> organizations not applying for or receiving funds during the term of office <br /> • Established that LTAC Chair and all members will continue to observe appearance of <br /> fairness with respect to applicants <br /> • LTAC Chair will report to the Council following each meeting <br /> • City Clerks' Reports to the State will be shared with the Council <br /> • Council will deliberate on LTAC recommendations and take action prior to Budget <br /> process <br /> • Once recommendations are approved by Council, any further issues that may be <br /> discussed can be remanded to LTAC for review <br /> • Continue funding summer foot ferry between Bremerton and Port Orchard <br /> • No money to hire a marketing person <br /> • Find ways to communicate the positive side of Bremerton to outside markets <br /> • Business Development <br /> • Largest part of the equation is set by Fire Codes and Building Codes <br /> • Ensure codes /policies support small business growth <br /> • Enhance Business Climate <br /> • Improved Permitting Process <br />