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DIGITAL RECORDING <br />CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br />Wednesday, May 2, 2018 <br />The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br />May 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, <br />345 6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric Younger presiding. Council <br />Members present were Richard Huddy, Michael Goodnow, Tony Hillman, Kevin Gorman, 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 Council President Eric Younger. <br />MAYOR'S REPORT — Mayor Wheeler... <br />• Brought forward Parks Director Jeff Elevado and Parks Commission Members who <br />presented a check in the amount of $96,640.86 for the Manette Park Improvement Project; <br />• Appreciated the efforts of volunteers from the Bremerton Senior Center; <br />• Was pleased to see that Bremerton and Port Orchard Census Tracts designated by <br />Governor Inslee as "Opportunity Zones" will help push vacant lots into productivity; and <br />• Closed by highlighting 2015-2018 Permit Trends with the total April Approved Permits. <br />PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br />Daneen Stith suggested that businesses donate to a fund to assist the homeless. <br />Myra Baffin provided an update on the annual Bremerton Backpack Brigade held earlier this year; <br />and also asked for assistance in locating a new low-cost, location. <br />Jason Jabina offered suggestions to improving identification for the homeless. <br />Dianne Robinson, former Bremerton Council Member, was proud of the work being done in <br />Bremerton, especially the Marvin Williams Center. <br />Jerry McDonald, former Bremerton Council Member, provided an update on a recent visit to <br />Bremerton by a group of Seattle Tour Concierges; encouraged the City, Shipyard, and Kitsap <br />Transit to work on improved bus service to help alleviate the parking problems; and asked when <br />the Burwell Shipyard Gate was scheduled to open. Mr. Knuckev announced that the opening will <br />be in July with the date to be announced. <br />Jagueline Speare, Arts Commission Chair, encouraged artists, performers, and musicians to <br />apply for sidewalk space during First Friday Art Walk events. <br />Terry Fessner requested the City, Mayor, and Community Development to establish a moratorium <br />on groups and organizations coming to the City to assist the homeless, emphasizing that <br />conditions or rules be established to address their needs 24 -hours a day, 7 days a week. <br />Craig Houston reminded everyone to treat homeless persons with respect and dignity. <br />Jim Nix discussed a few ideas to improve traffic safety. <br />Karna Peck offered her assistance as a former homeless advocate in Mason County <br />