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8-22-19 PSC agenda packet Council Public Safety Committee 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall August 22, 2019 3:00 p.m. Members: Staff: Others: Councilmember D. Gutierrez (chair) Councilmember Cousens Councilmember White (alternate) Interim City Manager Cynthia Martinez Interim Assist. City Manager Scott Schafer Chief Matthew Murray Fire Chief Aaron Markham City Prosecutor Brooke Goosman Public Safety Communications Manager Brad Coughenour Interim Public Works Director Dave Brown Agenda 1) Approval of August 1, 2019 minutes 2) Department Reports a) Fire Department i) Fire Department Update – Markham b) Police Department i) District Officer Report – Murray ii) Crime Statistics – Murray c) Legal Department i) Shopping Carts Ordinance - Goosman d) Public Works i) Safe Routes to Schools – Brown ii) DOT Speed Bumps – Roselund iii) 4th Street Road Repair – Roselund e) Codes f) Yakima County Emergency Management 3) New Business a) Boarded Homes – Gutierrez 4) Other Business a) Public Safety discussions with Yakima School District – Martinez 5) Recap of future agenda items 6) Audience Participation 7) Adjournment Administration Fire Suppression Fire Investigation Fire Training Fire Prevention Public Education 401 North Front Street, Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 575-6060 Fax (509) 576-6356 www.yakimafire.com “The Yakima Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality public safety services to our community.” MEMORANDUM To: Yakima City Council Thru: Public Safety Committee From: Aaron Markham, Fire Chief Re: Fire Department Update Date: August 15, 2019 The following report serves to list the activities and accomplishments of the City of Yakima Fire Department for the month of July. Incidents:  Attached are the incident reports for the months of July 2018 and July 2019. Fire Inspections:  Annual Fire Inspections- 183  Compliance Re-Inspection- 198  Fire Inspection Reports- 22  Event Fire Inspections- 4  Total number of inspections- 407 Yakima, WA This report was generated on 8/15/2019 8:31:04 AM Yakima City Fire Department Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range MAJOR INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL Fires 72 8.17% Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 548 62.20% Hazardous Condition (No Fire)16 1.82% Service Call 74 8.40% Good Intent Call 115 13.05% False Alarm & False Call 52 5.90% Special Incident Type 4 0.45% TOTAL 881 100.00% Zone(s): All Zones | Start Date: 07/01/2018 | End Date: 07/31/2018 Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 1 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 100 - Fire, other 8 0.91% 111 - Building fire 10 1.14% 113 - Cooking fire, confined to container 5 0.57% 118 - Trash or rubbish fire, contained 7 0.79% 130 - Mobile property (vehicle) fire, other 1 0.11% 131 - Passenger vehicle fire 4 0.45% 140 - Natural vegetation fire, other 7 0.79% 141 - Forest, woods or wildland fire 1 0.11% 142 - Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire 17 1.93% 143 - Grass fire 6 0.68% 150 - Outside rubbish fire, other 2 0.23% 151 - Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire 1 0.11% 160 - Special outside fire, other 2 0.23% 173 - Cultivated trees or nursery stock fire 1 0.11% 300 - Rescue, EMS incident, other 26 2.95% 311 - Medical assist, assist EMS crew 89 10.10% 320 - Emergency medical service, other 21 2.38% 321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 341 38.71% 322 - Motor vehicle accident with injuries 25 2.84% 323 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)3 0.34% 324 - Motor vehicle accident with no injuries.41 4.65% 331 - Lock-in (if lock out , use 511 )1 0.11% 363 - Swift water rescue 1 0.11% 400 - Hazardous condition, other 3 0.34% 412 - Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)4 0.45% 424 - Carbon monoxide incident 1 0.11% 440 - Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 2 0.23% 444 - Power line down 2 0.23% 445 - Arcing, shorted electrical equipment 4 0.45% 500 - Service Call, other 10 1.14% 510 - Person in distress, other 2 0.23% 511 - Lock-out 6 0.68% 520 - Water problem, other 2 0.23% 522 - Water or steam leak 2 0.23% 531 - Smoke or odor removal 1 0.11% 550 - Public service assistance, other 2 0.23% 551 - Assist police or other governmental agency 2 0.23% 553 - Public service 1 0.11% 554 - Assist invalid 41 4.65% 561 - Unauthorized burning 4 0.45% 571 - Cover assignment, standby, moveup 1 0.11% 600 - Good intent call, other 8 0.91% 611 - Dispatched & cancelled en route 87 9.88% 621 - Wrong location 1 0.11% 622 - No incident found on arrival at dispatch address 16 1.82% 650 - Steam, other gas mistaken for smoke, other 1 0.11% 651 - Smoke scare, odor of smoke 1 0.11% 653 - Smoke from barbecue, tar kettle 1 0.11% 700 - False alarm or false call, other 26 2.95% 710 - Malicious, mischievous false call, other 1 0.11% 715 - Local alarm system, malicious false alarm 1 0.11% 730 - System malfunction, other 2 0.23% 731 - Sprinkler activation due to malfunction 1 0.11% 733 - Smoke detector activation due to malfunction 3 0.34% 735 - Alarm system sounded due to malfunction 3 0.34% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 2 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 736 - CO detector activation due to malfunction 2 0.23% 740 - Unintentional transmission of alarm, other 1 0.11% 741 - Sprinkler activation, no fire - unintentional 1 0.11% 743 - Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 5 0.57% 745 - Alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 6 0.68% 900 - Special type of incident, other 3 0.34% 911 - Citizen complaint 1 0.11% TOTAL INCIDENTS:881 100.00% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 3 of 3 Yakima, WA This report was generated on 8/15/2019 8:30:36 AM Yakima City Fire Department Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range MAJOR INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL Fires 58 6.78% Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 512 59.88% Hazardous Condition (No Fire)12 1.40% Service Call 84 9.82% Good Intent Call 139 16.26% False Alarm & False Call 48 5.61% Special Incident Type 2 0.23% TOTAL 855 100.00% Zone(s): All Zones | Start Date: 07/01/2019 | End Date: 07/31/2019 Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 1 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 100 - Fire, other 3 0.35% 111 - Building fire 7 0.82% 113 - Cooking fire, confined to container 1 0.12% 118 - Trash or rubbish fire, contained 5 0.58% 130 - Mobile property (vehicle) fire, other 1 0.12% 131 - Passenger vehicle fire 4 0.47% 140 - Natural vegetation fire, other 7 0.82% 142 - Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire 11 1.29% 143 - Grass fire 6 0.70% 151 - Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire 6 0.70% 154 - Dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire 5 0.58% 160 - Special outside fire, other 1 0.12% 161 - Outside storage fire 1 0.12% 300 - Rescue, EMS incident, other 17 1.99% 311 - Medical assist, assist EMS crew 100 11.70% 320 - Emergency medical service, other 13 1.52% 321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 338 39.53% 322 - Motor vehicle accident with injuries 15 1.75% 323 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)3 0.35% 324 - Motor vehicle accident with no injuries.21 2.46% 342 - Search for person in water 1 0.12% 350 - Extrication, rescue, other 1 0.12% 353 - Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator 1 0.12% 356 - High-angle rescue 1 0.12% 363 - Swift water rescue 1 0.12% 412 - Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)4 0.47% 440 - Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 2 0.23% 441 - Heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn 1 0.12% 442 - Overheated motor 2 0.23% 444 - Power line down 1 0.12% 445 - Arcing, shorted electrical equipment 1 0.12% 481 - Attempt to burn 1 0.12% 500 - Service Call, other 9 1.05% 510 - Person in distress, other 9 1.05% 511 - Lock-out 3 0.35% 520 - Water problem, other 3 0.35% 531 - Smoke or odor removal 3 0.35% 550 - Public service assistance, other 3 0.35% 551 - Assist police or other governmental agency 3 0.35% 553 - Public service 2 0.23% 554 - Assist invalid 42 4.91% 561 - Unauthorized burning 7 0.82% 600 - Good intent call, other 15 1.75% 611 - Dispatched & cancelled en route 98 11.46% 622 - No incident found on arrival at dispatch address 14 1.64% 631 - Authorized controlled burning 1 0.12% 651 - Smoke scare, odor of smoke 5 0.58% 652 - Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke 1 0.12% 653 - Smoke from barbecue, tar kettle 2 0.23% 661 - EMS call, party transported by non-fire agency 3 0.35% 700 - False alarm or false call, other 14 1.64% 712 - Direct tie to FD, malicious false alarm 1 0.12% 713 - Telephone, malicious false alarm 1 0.12% 715 - Local alarm system, malicious false alarm 3 0.35% 730 - System malfunction, other 3 0.35% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 2 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 733 - Smoke detector activation due to malfunction 3 0.35% 734 - Heat detector activation due to malfunction 1 0.12% 735 - Alarm system sounded due to malfunction 1 0.12% 736 - CO detector activation due to malfunction 1 0.12% 743 - Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 11 1.29% 744 - Detector activation, no fire - unintentional 1 0.12% 745 - Alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 8 0.94% 900 - Special type of incident, other 2 0.23% TOTAL INCIDENTS:855 100.00% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 3 of 3 City of Yakima Police Department Memorandum August 13, 2019 To: Matthew Murray Chief From: Amy Hayes Community Services Officer Subject: District Officer report Through August 12, 2019, there are have been 960 community contacts or events reported to the Community Services Division. This list is compiled through email requests, the CYPRIS tracking application, public service calls in Spillman, and other requests. District Activity by District 1 205 2 152 3 86 4 73 5 125 6 86 7 92 8 54 9 62 OUT 25 TOTAL 960 200 S. 3rd Street Yakima, Washington 98901 Telephone (509) 575-6200 Fax (509) 575-6007 Matthew Murray, Chief of Police 1 2% 2 4%3 7%4 9% 5 11% 6 13%7 16% 8 18% 9 20% 10 0% Activity by District YTD From July 16 to August 12, YPD employees have made or attended 280 outreach opportunities, ranging from meeting a community member in their neighborhood to attending an event in the city. District Activity by District 1 36 2 42 3 38 4 30 5 29 6 30 7 29 8 26 9 17 OUT 3 TOTAL 280 Upcoming events include Community Connections Musters on August 16 and August 29, an Emergency Preparedness Fair on August 17, a car seat class for caregivers at Triumph on August 20, two Meet Your District Officers event on August 23, the annual BBQ at The Range on August 24, National Night Out at the Spruce and Viola Apartments on August 27, Triumph’s International Overdose Awareness Day on August 28, and First Responder Friday at the Ponderosa on August 30. Recruiting efforts by Officer Hailie Meyers include attending two Public Safety Testing Events in Spokane and Yakima. She also be attended a Military Recruiting Fair at Joint Base Lewis- McChord on July 25. Officer Meyers has been in contact with multiple people via email and/or phone who have questions about the hiring process. Officer Meyers is scheduled to be at a Public Safety Testing event on August 17 and a Hire GI event at JBLM on August 22. Respectfully submitted, Amy Hayes Community Services Officer 1 13% 2 15% 3 14% 4 11% 5 10% 6 11% 7 10% 8 9% 9 6% OUT 1% Activity by District 07/16/19 - 08/12/19 CITY OF YAKIMA LEGAL DEPARTMENT 200 South Third Street, Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 575-6030 Fax: (509) 575-6160 MEMORANDUM DATE: August 15, 2019 TO: Public Safety Committee FROM: Jeffrey Schaap, Assistant City Attorney SUBJECT: Shopping cart regulations I. Introduction Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 6.27 sets regulations regarding shopping carts and the process for retrieval and impoundment. The ordinance provides in detail a process for retrieval and impoundment of abandoned or lost or stolen carts. In addition, there are procedures that have been put into place for the purpose of carrying out the ordinance. The purpose of this memo is to broadly outline the ordinance and processes in place so that this committee can have a full understanding of the current response to shopping carts in public places and staffing needs necessary to effectuating this response. II. Shopping Cart Requirements Every shopping cart made available for use by customers is required to have a sign permanently affixed to it that includes the identification of the retail establishment in accordance with RCW 9A.56.270. Businesses are also required to post a notification in conspicuous location that notifies the public that unauthorized removal of carts is unlawful. Finally, every retail establishment is required to keep on file with the City of Yakima department of refuse a current telephone number and physical address that the retail establishment can be contacted for the purpose of reporting lost, abandoned, or stolen carts. III. Retrieval and Impoundment Procedures 1. Impoundment with Notice (if following conditions are satisfied) a. The shopping cart is outside the premises of the retail establishment and is on public property, any right of way, or private property with consent to retrieve. b. Notice of cart’s discovery and location is given to the cart’s owner/retailer unless it is waived. c. The cart is not retrieved within ninety-six hours from the date notice is given. Memorandum August 15, 2019 Page 2 2. Impoundment without Notice a. Hazardous location (If cart has identification affixed owner shall be notified and given ninety-six hours to retrieve before a collection fee is assessed) b. Lack of Identification c. Evidence of a Crime (Any lost or stolen cart as defined by YMC 6.27.040 may be impounded as evidence in a criminal investigation) IV. Fees and disposition of carts a. Impounded carts: When a shopping cart is impounded in accordance with this chapter, the city may charge a collection fee to the owner of a shopping cart. The fine shall be in the amount of $50 dollars a day per cart. i. Exemptions are available if the retailer has installed locking devices on its carts. Enforcement personnel shall defer the fines for the first three impounded carts owned by any business that, prior to the impoundment, has waived the impound notice requirement. b. Disposition of carts: City may sell or dispose of carts not claimed with fourteen days from the date of notification. V. Conclusion There are other considerations when enforcing the ordinance. Once a cart is impounded it must be stored at a city storage facility. With regard to abandoned carts containing personal belongings, the city must safeguard and store the contents of the cart. There is a process for attempting to notify the owner of the property taken from the abandoned cart. Moreover, educating retailers is essential to the successful enforcement of the ordinance. Retailers should be educated about their obligations under the ordinance and the potential benefits (fine deferrals) of waiving the impound notice requirement. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98902 Phone (509)575-6005 August 19, 2019 To: Public Safety Committee and City Manager From: Joe Rosenlund, Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Re: Information on Reverse Speed Humps Reverse Speed Humps With the exception of an automated speed control system in Sweden, there is no device called a reverse speed hump. The Swedish device is a metal plate with a roller mechanism underneath that is installed in the pavement. A speed detection system, radar or traffic loops, determines the speed of the approaching vehicle. If the vehicle is going faster than a predetermined speed, the device lowers the plate to create a dip in the road. From the available literature, they appear to be used more as a warning device for approaches to stops, signals or curves than actual speed control. What most people think are reverse speed humps are drainage swales across the roadway. These swales are designed to move stormwater from one side of the road to the other. The City of Yakima has a few of these at intersections. The picture below is not a good example but it is what I could find for this report. The swales can be quite good at slowing cars but they also present a hazard. They are more difficult for drivers to see and judge their severity. Markings and signing help to identify them but depth and length are extremely difficult to judge especially in low light conditions and during rain or snow events. The way vehicle suspensions react to the dips in the road creates a more severe reaction than speed humps. The shocks/springs lose compression upon entry causing less control of the vehicle in ice and snow conditions. Then as the vehicle approaches the end of the dip, the suspension compresses with the added force of the vehicles weight and momentum causing more severe jolt and rebound which again can cause some loss of control. These cross drains would also be expensive to install on existing roadways. The road would need to be excavated and replaced with a concrete surface. Asphalt would not hold up to the type of forces the surface would experience. Where there is existing curbing or bar ditches are not available, additional drainage facilities would need to be designed and constructed to prevent ponding in the dips. Where traffic calming is needed but speed humps are not wanted, there are numerous other methods and devices that could be implemented. Most would be just as effective and less difficult and costly to install than either of the methods in this report. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98902 Phone (509)575-6005 Administration 575-6005 • Equipment Rental 575-6005 • Parks & Recreation 575-6020 • Refuse 575-6005 Streets 575-6005 • Traffic 575-6005 • Transit 575-6005 August 19, 2019 To: Public Safety Committee and City Manager From: Joe Rosenlund, Streets & Traffic Operations Manager Re: North 4th Street Repair Cost, E Street to G Street When the trolley line was removed from 4th Street many years ago, only the rails were removed. The rail ties were left in place between E Street and G Street and paved over. Those ties are slowly decomposing and settling, creating a ripple effect in the road surface. Those ties must be removed to correct the condition. The cost to repair 4th Street depends on the extent the roadway is to be repaired. The low cost option is excavate a 12-foot wide section of roadway, remove the ties, fill and compact the base with gravel, and repave the 12-foot section. The cost of materials to do this work is approximately $25,000 and should take about two weeks to complete. The other option is to do the above work except to grind and overlay the full road section. Material cost for this option is approximately $75,000 and would take about three weeks to complete. In general, the surface of 4th Street is in good condition. A total resurfacing is not necessary but some spot repairs and crack sealing could be done at a much lower cost. Cost for a contractor to do this work will be at least three times the estimates above. There is no funding to do this work this year and not enough time to fit the work into the work schedule. The work can be considered with next year’s work schedule and we will still need to see if it fits within the budget based on other priorities.