Laserfiche WebLink
DIGITAL RECORDING <br />CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br />Wednesday, June 20, 2018 <br />The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, June <br />20, 2018, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, 345 <br />6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric Younger presiding. Council Members <br />present were Richard Huddy, Michael Goodnow, Tony Hillman, Kevin Gorman, Leslie Daugs, and Pat <br />Sullivan. Also present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich; Legislative Assistant and Acting City Clerk <br />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 Maior Scott Ramsey of the Salvation Army. <br />MAYOR'S REPORT— Mayor Wheeler... <br />• Encouraged any local family interested in hosting Kure, Japan Exchange Student Khoka from July <br />23 to August 19 to contact his office at (360) 473-5266 for more information; <br />• Discussed the recent Kitsap Transit Retreat he attended with Council Member Leslie Daugs; <br />• Explained that he was currently working with Kurt Weist, Bremerton Housing Authority Executive <br />Director to find available property in the City to locate low-income housing; <br />• Requested the Department of Community Development to add "Building Heights", "Parking", and <br />"Affordable Housing" during the next Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Code Amendments; and <br />• Lastly, stated he was strongly opposed to the zero tolerance policy currently being implemented <br />with persons hoping to migrate to the United States, and strongly encouraged people to vote. <br />President Younqer announced that later in the meeting under Item 78, the City Council will be <br />conducting a public hearing on the City's "Multi -Family Tax Exemption" (MFTE) program. The Council <br />understands that there may be citizens in the audience that are interested in providing comments on a <br />recently approved proposed 22 -story building at 6t' & Washington on the Eagle's site. This project <br />was approved consistent with the City's adopted regulations in the Downtown Sub -Area Plan. The <br />public hearing tonight about the Tax Exemption is a separate issue from building heights, and <br />therefore comments regarding this project approval should be made during Public Recognition, and <br />will not be accepted during the hearing about the MFTE. <br />President Younger further established that if anyone is interested in finding out more about the <br />development at 6th & Washington, they can contact the Project Manager Ryan Crater, at (360) 473- <br />5279; and announced the appeal period for the approval of the project ends on Friday June 22. <br />PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br />Jack Stanfill with the Chico Task Force, discussed the feasibility study for the walking trail in the <br />Ueland Tree Farm, and stated that a Veterans Park is needed in the West Bremerton area near the <br />300 new homes planned on Werner Road and the 120 new homes planned near Winco. <br />Everett Clark talked about the Juneteenth Celebration, encouraged the community to learn more <br />about it, and invited everyone to the Juneteenth Reception to be held in the lobby outside the <br />Chambers immediately following the Council Meeting tonight. <br />Regina Hill talked about the Juneteenth Celebration and also hoped more persons would learn about <br />it, thanked the Public Works Committee for reading the Juneteenth Proclamation, and in recognition of <br />her recent passing, asked for a moment of silence for Dr. Claudia Thomas, a former Bremerton <br />School Superintendent. <br />