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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES APPROM <br /> Wednesday, April 18, 2012 SAY Q 2 1012 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> April 18, 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, Adam Brockus, and Leslie Daugs Council Member Roy Runyon was absent Also <br /> present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich, Interim City Clerk Shannon Conn, and Legislative <br /> 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 Council Member Faye Flemister <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Patty Lent <br /> • Invited Public Works Director Katy Allen to highlight the reasons why Managing Engineer <br /> Gunnar Fridriksson was being recognized with a Mayor's Employee Appreciation Award, <br /> • Presented a Mayor's Recognition Award to Paula Gill who was contacted by Carolee Valentine <br /> of B U G S to create unique tiles to honor Blueberry Park which were unveiled at the Arbor Day <br /> Celebration, 64 students from Armin Jahr Elementary School were acknowledged for plating 3 <br /> Western Red Cedar trees, and mentioned that the City of Bremerton was recognized as a Tree <br /> City for the 16 consecutive year, <br /> • Introduced Caroline Stein Executive Director to present the highlights of the 55 Annual <br /> Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) held the end of March, and introduced <br /> over a dozen award winning students from local Bremerton area elementary schools, <br /> • Urged citizens to commit to decrease water and energy and then sign up from March 30 to April <br /> 30 at www MyWaterPledge com for a chance to win prizes, <br /> • The Countywide Earthquake Drill will be held at 9 45 AM Wednesday, April 25, <br /> • National Take Back Your Medicine Day will hold a one -time event on Saturday, April 28 from <br /> 10 00 AM to 2 00 PM at the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office near the Kitsap Mall, <br /> • Kid's Fishing Day will be at Glenn Jarstad Park on Saturday, April 28 from 8 00 AM to 1 00 PM, <br /> • West Sound Art's Council will host "Haute Tea" on Saturday, April 28 from 4 00 to 7 00 PM, <br /> • Pacific Planetarium is celebrating Astronomy Day, Saturday, April 28 from 5 00 to 9 00 PM, <br /> • Bremerton Farmers Market will open May 3, and run every Thursday from May 3 through <br /> October 18 at Evergreen Rotary Park from 4 00 to 7 00 PM, and on Sundays from June 3 to <br /> September 30 on the Boardwalk from 10 30 AM to 2 30 PM <br /> • Introduced KEDA Executive Director John Powers to provide a highlight of the work being done <br /> by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), <br /> • A Manette Neighborhood Clean -Up to "Help Beautify Bremerton' will be held on Saturday, April <br /> 21 beginning at 10 00 AM beginning at Kate's Jersey Subs, and at Forest Ridge Park on <br /> Saturday, April 28 from 9 00 AM to 3 30 PM, and <br /> • To fight graffiti, a Hot Line has been set up (360) 473 -5920; and Public Works has dedicated a <br /> staff person to go out on a weekly basis to check public buildings to eradiate graffiti <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Todd Best invited everyone in the City to bring their rakes and other garden tools and participate in <br /> efforts to beautify Forest Ridge Park on Saturday, April 28, and also the Union Hill Clean -Up event <br /> this Sunday on April 22 <br />