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DIGITAL RECORDING vUUNCIL <br /> CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES <br /> L4 II-1111 <br /> Wednesday, April 3, 2019 <br /> The weekly meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, <br /> April 3, 2019, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT <br /> CENTER, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council Vice-President Leslie Daugs <br /> presiding. Council Members present were Richard Huddy, Michael Goodnow, Lori Wheat, Kevin <br /> Gorman, and Pat Sullivan. Council President Eric Younger was absent. Also present were City <br /> Attorney Roger Lubovich; City Clerk Angela Woods; Legislative Office Manager Lori Smith; and <br /> Hans Nilsson 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 Major Scott Ramsey of the Salvation Army. <br /> MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Wheeler... <br /> • Presented a Mayor's Appreciation Award to Terrance Billy in recognition of his service for <br /> courageously pulling a man his vehicle while it was engulfed in flames; <br /> • Encouraged local high school students to apply for the Kure, Japan Sister City Program; <br /> • Congratulated Tia Hudson for being selected as the City of Bremerton's first Poet Laureate; <br /> • Recognized Paola Villeqas with the 2019 Mayor's Challenge Award for her project to drone <br /> identify scotch broom; and <br /> • Invited Caroline Stein with the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair to present <br /> certificates to the student winners who were in attendance. <br /> Vice-President Dauqs invited Public Works & Utilities Director Chal Martin, to read a <br /> Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Wheeler to proclaim the Month of April in "Celebration of <br /> Arbor Day"; and announced there will be an Arbor Day & Earth Day Celebration held on <br /> Saturday, April 27 beginning at 10:00 AM at Kiwanis Park. <br /> PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br /> Major Scott Ramsey of the Salvation Army provided a recap on the demographics of those <br /> utilizing this year's Winter Shelters. <br /> Pastor Eric Roberts of Discovery Fellowship provided a summary of additional assistance that <br /> was provided to the homeless; noted that Abraham's House has moved to 312 N. Callow Avenue <br /> as of April 1; and thanked the owners of the space for their generosity. <br /> Bernie Waldbilliq explained that when he closed Susanna's Antiques, the remaining items left in <br /> the store, as well as the building were donated for use by Abraham House. It was a win-win for <br /> everyone, especially when it was discovered they were going to be the next lessee of the space. <br /> Caroline Stein provided additional comments about the Mayor's Challenge. <br /> Pall Gudqeirsson asked why the Mayor does not sit at the dais with the Council Members; and <br /> requested the status of the Kitsap Lake Clean-up and the City's long term Budget Plan. <br /> Anqelique Irwin reported on several recent incidents of vehicles driving irresponsibly and <br /> recklessly in her neighborhood; and also the danger that exists for pedestrians due to the lack of <br /> sidewalks. <br />