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on <br /> DIGITAL RECORDING UN <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MAY 2 1 1014 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, May 7, <br /> 2014, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, 345 6th <br /> Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Greg Wheeler presiding. Council Members <br /> present were Eric Younger, Roy Runyon, Dino Davis, Jerry McDonald, Leslie Daugs, and Mike Sullivan. <br /> Also present were Assistant City Attorney Mark Koontz; City Clerk Shannon Corin; Legislative Assistant <br /> Lori Smith; and Kevin Matthews, 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 Mike Sullivan followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Pastor Oliver Warren of Eagles' Wings Fellowship Church. <br /> BPD SWEARING -IN CEREMONY <br /> Police Chief Steve Strachan welcomed Judge James Docter who then performed the Oath of Office <br /> and Swearing -In Ceremony for new Bremerton Police Officer Jacob Switzer <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT — Mayor Patty Lent... <br /> • Congratulated citizens after the City of Bremerton was recognized by the Wyland Foundation for <br /> placing 1 nationwide for medium -sized cities in the Mayor's Conservation Challenge; <br /> • Introduced Caroline Stein who brought forward the elementary students who placed at the <br /> recent Washington State Science & Engineering Fair to receive Mayor Appreciation Awards; <br /> • Read a Proclamation to proclaim the Month of May 2014 as "Foster Care Month; <br /> • Announced that there will be a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Beyond Accessible Playground <br /> on Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 AM at Evergreen Rotary Park; <br /> • Read a Proclamation to proclaim Sunday, May 18 as "The Brothers Power Sports Motorcycle <br /> Ride & Bike Show Day ", indicated all proceeds will benefit the Washington Youth Academy, <br /> and announced following the event would include a complimentary BBQ; <br /> • In recognition of the 45 year of Bremerton's Sister City Program, a delegation from Kure, Japan <br /> will be in Bremerton for several events, including the Bremerton -Kure Sister City Banquet on <br /> Saturday, May 17 at 7:00 PM at the Kitsap Conference Center; <br /> • Read a Proclamation to proclaim the Month of May 2014 as "Building Safety Month, which <br /> was accepted by Jeannie Vaughn the City's Building Official, who announced the 4 Annual <br /> "Bolt It — Brace It —Do It" Home Retrofit Class on Friday, June 6 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM; <br /> • Announced as part of June's First Friday Art Walk events, the American Red Cross will host a <br /> Community Open House on Friday, June 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at 811 Pacific Avenue; <br /> • Proclaimed the May 17, 2014 as "Kid's Park Day ", displayed photos from recent events held in <br /> City Parks; and introduced Wyn Birkenthal Parks & Recreation Director, who announced the <br /> return of "Fun at the Playgrounds" from July 7 to August 8 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; <br /> • Looked forward to seeing long -time City employee Cathy Johnson appointed as the City's <br /> Financial Services Director later on the Agenda; <br /> • Explained why the City had two separate events related to the 10 Anniversary of the Kitsap <br /> Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside; and <br /> • Read a Proclamation to proclaim the week of May 11 to 17, 2014 as "National Police Week ", <br /> which was accepted by Police Chief Steve Strachan <br /> • Police Chief Steve Strachan introduced Pastor David Stewart of Mount Zion Baptist Church, <br /> and thanked him for serving as Volunteer Chaplain to the Bremerton Police Department; <br /> • Provided a monthly update of the Bremerton Police Department; and <br /> • Invited the Council Members and the community to attend the Kitsap Law Enforcement Memorial <br /> on Thursday, May 15 at 2:00 PM at Miller - Woodlawn. <br />