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COUNCIL <br /> DIGITAL RECORDING APPROVED <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES MAR 0 6 2013 <br /> Wednesday, February 20, 2013 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> February 20, 2013, at 5 00 PM in the Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT <br /> CENTER, 345 6 th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Greg Wheeler presiding <br /> Council Members present were Nick Wofford, Eric Younger, Wendy Priest, Adam Brockus, Leslie <br /> Daugs, and Jim McDonald Council Members Faye Flemister and Carol Arends were absent Also <br /> present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich, City Clerk Shannon Conn, and Council Assistant <br /> Christine Grenier <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 Jim McDonald followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Associate Pastor Bob Westfall of the Bremerton First Church of the Nazarene <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> John Thomas expressed concerns about the impact of proposed projects for Pacific and Washington <br /> Avenue on bus and commuter traffic Chal Martin Public Works & Utilities Director explained that <br /> solutions will be presented in upcoming public meetings <br /> Roy Runyon asked several questions regarding a proposed vacation of Chester Avenue near <br /> Olympic College that was discussed at a Public Works Committee meeting on February 12, and <br /> commended Council Member Faye Flemister for not supporting the option of waiving compensation <br /> Mr. Martin responded that the discussion is preliminary right now, and the issue is currently being <br /> reviewed by Olympic College <br /> Vern LaPrath was pleased with safety improvements in the downtown area but will remain vigilant in <br /> requesting simple and long overdue fixes to Hanford Avenue, and specified that the Wheaton Way <br /> corridor also needs attention President Wheeler encouraged Mr LaPrath to leave his contact <br /> information so that a meeting with him could be arranged <br /> Paul Dutky reported on the "Move to Amend" petition drive that supports an amendment to the State <br /> Constitution regarding campaign finance reform and corporations <br /> Chris Henry provided historical information on how the discussion on corporations and campaign <br /> finance reform evolved to its current state, and hoped Council would support a resolution to move <br /> towards a change in the Constitution <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT — Mayor Patty Lent <br /> • Acknowledged members of Boy Scout Troop 1510 of Manette who were in attendance to earn a <br /> government badge, <br /> • Commended City of Bremerton employees for their commitment to a safe work environment by <br /> reducing the number of on the fob injuries to its lowest levels since 1992, <br /> • Announced that the City has received a grant which will be used for tree planting by the boat ramp <br /> and Beyond Accessible Playground at Evergreen Park, <br /> • Welcomed Kathleen Cahall Water Resources Manager, who reported that the City received a <br /> "Silver Engineenng Excellence Award" from the American Council of Engineering Companies for <br /> the UV Treatment Plant Facility project which keeps water quality high, <br /> • Announced that there will be a Stakeholders Celebration for the Youth Wellness Campus project <br /> on March 8 at 5 30 P M at the Boat Shed restaurant, and <br />