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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> Wednesday, March 6, 2019 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> March 6, 2019, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, <br /> 345 6'h Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric Younger presiding. Council <br /> Members present were Richard Huddy, Michael Goodnow, Lori Wheat, Leslie Daugs, and Pat <br /> Sullivan. Council Member Kevin Gorman was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger <br /> Lubovich; Legislative Office Manager Lori Smith; and Dave Sorensen with Information Services. <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 Eric Roberts of Discovery Fellowship. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Wheeler... <br /> • Was pleased to learn that the City of Bremerton has received the "2018 Well City Award'; and <br /> thanked employees who participate in activities or volunteer on the Wellness Committee, adding <br /> that by winning the award, the City would save over $90,000 on 2019 health care premiums; <br /> • Announced that applications are being accepted for the Kure, Japan student exchange program; <br /> • Discussed the new Bremerton Police Department's "Security Camera Registration Program"; <br /> • Provided a follow-up on the City's response to the recent snow storm; and <br /> • Encouraged citizens to participate in the Parks Survey currently available on the City's website. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Jerry McDonald referred to a Letter to the Editor in today's Kitsap Sun regarding Complete Streets, <br /> observed that a "road diet" has worsened gridlock, and encouraged the City to separate cars from <br /> pedestrians by making a lesser used streets pedestrian friendly. He also expressed concern with <br /> the increase in local graffiti, suggesting that Council Members regularly tour the areas in their <br /> Districts to immediately report any new graffiti. <br /> Caroline Stein announced the 62nd Annual Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) <br /> was scheduled March 29 & 30; and encouraged volunteers to please sign up. <br /> Suzanne Griffin read the proclamation received by Mayor Wheeler to proclaim the Month of March <br /> as "Brain Injury Awareness Month; read from a handout on Traumatic Brain Injury Facts; and invited <br /> the community to participate in "Light Up the Heavens", the annual Brain Injury Awareness Event <br /> scheduled this year on March 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Kiwanis Field (or from wherever you are). <br /> Daniel Parker expressed his concern for the streets that do not have bicycle lanes, or those streets <br /> where bicycle lanes abruptly end; and asked what precautions are used by the City to assure when <br /> the sand used on streets is disposed, that it is not contaminated. Public Works Director Chal Martin <br /> responded that sand is taken to the local landfill, but will need to find out where it goes from there. <br /> CONSENT AGENDA <br /> 5A — Claims & Check Register: Check Numbers 383334 through 383524, and EFT-V19505 <br /> through EFT-V19557 in the amount of $2,184,004.21; Regular Payroll (Retro Pay) for the <br /> pay period January 1, 2018 through November 15, 2018 in the amount of $17,255.91; <br /> Regular Payroll for the pay period ending February 15, 2019 in the amount of $882,614.31; <br /> Regular Payroll for the pay period ending February 28, 2019 in the amount of$776,747.79; <br /> and Retiree Payroll for the pay period ending February 28, 2019, in the amount of <br /> $54,140.02 <br />