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DIGITAL RECORDING <br />CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br />Wednesday, February 7, 2018 <br />The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br />February 7, 2018, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT <br />CENTER, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric Younger <br />presiding. Council Members present were Richard Huddy, Michael Goodnow, Tony Hillman, Kevin <br />Gorman, Leslie Daugs, and Pat Sullivan. Also present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich; City Clerk <br />Shannon Corin; Legislative Assistant 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 Pastor Susie Beil of Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church. <br />MAYOR'S REPORT — Mayor Wheeler mentioned several local events he's attended, as well as <br />highlighted the items that he and his staff have focused on the last several weeks including... <br />• Utilizing the State's "Opportunity Zones Program'; <br />• A Design and Study of the 303 Corridor Study (Wheaton Way); <br />• An application submitted to fund a Market Study of the Economic Employment Center <br />(former site of Harrison Hospital); <br />• Creation of a Task Force to focus on areas of the City affected by issues such as criminal <br />vagrancy, chemical dependency, and addiction; and <br />• Several ways to address Code Enforcement issues... <br />PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br />Mike Walton, Community Relations Director of the Kitsap Family YMCA, provided information on <br />the latest happenings at the "Y", including Summer Camp, the Resolution Walk and Run Series, and <br />a "Take Over" at the Bremerton Bar & Grill on February 21. <br />Edward Margie thanked the City for focusing on Code Enforcement of dilapidated properties. <br />Terry Fessner is also pleased to see the City focus on Code Enforcement. <br />Jerry McDonald expressed his concern at the apparent non -action to solve the downtown parking <br />issues, and believes the development of intra -city bus service by Kitsap Transit would help; and also <br />asked for ongoing updates by Mayor Wheeler on economic development and marketing. <br />Lennie Meder, co-founder of the Ethnic Unity Coalition, asked the City to consider renaming Spruce <br />Street in recognition of Vincent Barrios, an original founder of the Filipino -American Association of <br />Kitsap County, who has lived here since 1921, and was instrumental in working with former Mayor <br />Glenn Jarstad to create Bataan Park, dedicated to all those who died during WWII, especially those <br />who died in the Bataan Death March. <br />Regina Adamson founder of the Kitsap Public Market at the Perry Avenue Mall, explained how the <br />market provides affordable space for local small businesses, but was concerned about how the high <br />cost to maintained the building are being passed on to the vendors due to an absentee landlord. <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br />5A — Claims & Check Register: Check Numbers 377252 through 377604, and EFT -18162 <br />through EFT -18231 in the amount of $2,672,991.75; Regular Payroll for the pay period <br />ending January 15, 2018 in the amount of $830,788.96; Regular Payroll (Payouts & <br />Corrections) for the pay period ending January 15, 2018 in the amount of $14,568.40; <br />Regular Payroll for the pay period ending January 31, 2018 in the amount of $831,867.79; <br />