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05/01/2012 00 Agenda 41 irvi k , YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL May 1, 2012 Council Chambers -- City Hall 4:30 PM Executive Session; 6 PM Business Meeting; 7 PM Public Hearings EXECUTIVE SESSION 1. Roll Call 2. Executive Session regarding prospective litigation, collective bargaining, review the performance of a public employee and to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment BUSINESS MEETING 1. Roll Call 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Open Discussions for the Good of the Order A. Proclamations i. Cinco de Mayo Proclamation ii. National Day of Prayer Proclamation iii. Yakima - Morelia Sister City Week B. Presentations /recognitions /introductions i. Introduction of Deputy Fire Chief Mark Soptich C. Status reports on prior meeting's citizen service requests i. Response to complaints made by Doug Lemon at the April 17, 2012 Council meeting D. Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Council Committees 4. Consent Agenda All items listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion without discussion. A citizen or Council member may request to remove an item from the Consent Agenda, and if approved, it will be considered in its normal sequence on the . agenda. A. Consideration of approval of City Council Meeting Minutes B. Consideration of approval of Council Committee Meeting Minutes C. 2012 1st Quarter Capital Improvement Projects Report D. Set Date of May 15, 2012 for Closed Record Public Hearing on Appeal of Hearing Examiner's Decision on Chestnut Townhomes E. Resolution approving the Interim City Manager's agreement to a special employment contract term between Cindy Epperson and the City providing for severance compensation as part of the employment agreement, thereby formalizing the appointment of Cindy Epperson as the new City Finance Director F. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement allowing Charter Cable to contact Yakima Valley Trolley system hardware G. Resolution declaring surplus property by City of Yakima at 1816 S 24th Avenue 5. Audience Participation Community members are invited to address items that are not listed on the regular business meeting agenda. A guideline of three (3) minutes per speaker is in place in order to allow as much opportunity as possible for audience participation. A speaker's time may be extended at the discretion of the Mayor and /or the consensus or vote of the Council. Written communication and e -mail messages are strongly encouraged. PUBLIC HEARINGS 6. Public Hearing regarding 2012 JAG Grant. CITY MANAGER REPORTS 7. 2011 Year -End Budget Revenue and Expenditure Report 8. Resolution accepting donation of public artwork consisting of a quilt depicting the Fred G. Redmon Bridge and authorizing display at the Yakima Convention Center 9. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an instrument accepting installation and donation of bus stop shelters, donated by Yakima Southwest Rotary Club 10. Resolution authorizing an Agreement with Huibregtse, Louman Associates for the extension of the City's Industrial Wastewater Collection System in the vicinity of 23rd Avenue and River Road ORDINANCES 11. Ordinance pertaining to utility service fees; amending Section 7.50.040 of the Yakima Municipal Code regarding utility services fees, and defining business hours for purposes of administering such fees. 12. Other Business 13. Adjournment The next Council meeting will be a Council Study Session on May 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Yakima City Hall Council Chambers. The next Council Business meeting will be May 15, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Yakima City Hall Council Chambers 14. Council General Information A. Council General Information Any invocation that may be offered before the official start of the Council meeting shall be the voluntary offering of a private citizen, to and for the benefit of the Council. The views or beliefs expressed by the invocation speaker have not been previously reviewed or approved by the Council, and the Council does not endorse the religious beliefs or views of this, or any other speaker. A Council packet is available for review at the City Clerk's Office and the Library. A packet is also available on line at www.yakimawa.gov under Quick Picks. The City provides special accommodations, such as hearing devices, wheelchair space or language interpreters, for City meetings. Anyone needing special assistance please contact the City Clerk's office at (509) 575 -6037.