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COUNCIL <br /> DIGITAL RECORDING MOVED <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES $ 1 2012 <br /> Wednesday, March 7, 2012 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> March 7, 2012, at 5 00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKs GOVERNMENT <br /> CENTER, 345 6 th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Jim McDonald presiding <br /> Council Members present were Nick Wofford, Eric Younger, Carol Arends, Faye Flemister, Greg <br /> Wheeler, Roy Runyon, Adam Brockus, and Leslie Daugs Also present were City Attorney Roger <br /> Lubovich, Interim City Clerk Shannon Conn, and Legislative Assistant Lori Smith <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 Leslie Daugs followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Pastor Roger Hennigan of Apostolic Life Tabernacle <br /> President McDonald presented Council Member Greg Wheeler a Certification of Completion for <br /> completing the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Municipal Leadership Program <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Patty Lent <br /> • Thanked the Council Members for hosting Neighborhood Meetings, as well as Lieutenant Pete <br /> Fisher and Community Resource Officer Andy Oakley for their presentations on public safety, <br /> • Announced the Annual St Patrick's Day Parade would be downtown on Saturday, March 17, <br /> • Was pleased that Win -Co would be opening on April 1, <br /> • Reported the City has created a Police Tip Line at (360) 473 -5481, Public Works Customer <br /> Response Line at (360) 473 -5930, and events for a newly created Events Calendar can be <br /> submitted to events(a)-ci bremerton wa us and <br /> • Kathy Garcia, Bremerton Marina Operations Manager, highlighted the activities taking place at <br /> the Bremerton and Port Orchard Marinas <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Todd Best urged the City to place speed humps on Hanford Avenue for the safety of residents in <br /> the area due to the lack of sidewalks <br /> Mark Jones Director of Kitsap Applied Technologies, asked permission of the City to open an <br /> unconditional homeless shelter to meet the needs of an emerging problem in the community on <br /> March 31 for 10 to 15 beds <br /> Vern McCrath agreed with the request for speeds humps on Hanford Avenue, and read letters on <br /> behalf of a day care business and another resident also urging speed humps <br /> Mike Walton encouraged the community support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and other <br /> upcoming events at the Kitsap Family YMCA <br /> Robert Parker also supported speed humps in the Hanford neighborhood <br /> Katy Allen Public Works Director, explained that the City has collected data from the area, and <br /> will work with residents from the area to pursue grant funding for traffic calming <br /> Beniahmin Downs would like to see traffic slow down in the Hanford area which would also make <br /> the neighborhood safer for children to play, and expressed his support for the local YMCA <br /> Jerry McDonald announced the 2nd Annual Concierge Tour would be held this year on Monday, <br /> April 2 to promote local tourism, encouraged the City to again provide funding to run the foot ferry <br /> between Bremerton and Port Orchard on weekends, and suggested the City obtain a PR person <br /> Brett Warner asked when the traffic study data would be available, and encouraged the City to cut <br /> salaries to address budget issues <br />