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05/15/2012 04Ai Draft Minutes 03-06-2012 Business MeetingYAKIMA CITY COUNCIL March 6, 2012 Council Chambers -- City Hall 4:30 PM Executive Session; 6 PM Council Meeting * Back 4n Print EXECUTIVE SESSION 1. Roll Call Present: Council: Mayor Micah Cawley, presiding, Assistant Mayor Maureen Adkison, Council Members Sara Bristol, Kathy Coffey, Rick Ensey, Dave Ettl and Bill Lover 2. Executive Session regarding prospective litigation, property acquisition, collective bargaining and to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment Executive Session held and adjourned at 5:50 p.m. BUSINESS MEETING 1. Roll Call Present: Council: Mayor Micah Cawley, presiding, Assistant Mayor Maureen Adkison, Council Members Sara Bristol, Kathy Coffey, Rick Ensey, Dave Ettl and Bill Lover Staff: Interim City Manager Morales, City Attorney Cutter and City Clerk Claar Tee 2. Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Cawley led the Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Open Discussions for the Good of the Order A. Proclamations None B. Presentations /recognitions /introductions Police Chief Selection Interim City Manager Michael Morales announced the next Yakima Police Chief will be Dominic Rizzi, Jr. Mr. Morales is currently in final contract negotiations with Mr. Rizzi, which should be concluded soon. Mr. Rizzi is currently the Acting Watch Commander for the Chicago Police Department and is expected to take the role of Yakima Police Chief within the next several months. Mr. Morales briefed Council on Mr. Rizzi's background and introduced Mr. Rizzi to the City Council and community. Mr.Rizzi stated he is excited to be joining the community and the professionals at the Yakima Police Department. Oath of Office for City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee Page 1 of 5 Mayor Cawley gave the oath of office to City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee. iii. Presentation by Jan Lowell and Mike Isaacs regarding efforts to restore the Colonel J.J. Weisenburger statue. Mike Isaacs and Jan Lowell updated Council on their progress to "Save the Colonel." The Colonel is a Spanish - American war memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers of Company E from Yakima. The statue of Colonel J.J. Weisenburger was placed in the middle of Yakima Avenue in 1902 and relocated several times. Their goal is to restore, replace or preserve the Colonel. They will present a more detailed plan to Council next month. Council acknowledged their efforts and applauded them on their mission. C. Status reports on prior meeting's citizen service requests Response to Bill Duerr on Phase 2 Traffic Calming in Barge Chestnut Neighborhood Area Bill Duerr acknowledged and praised Interim City Manager Morales's response and will pass it on to the Barge- Chestnut Neighborhood Association. Mr. Duerr presented a plant to Interim Police Chief Greg Copeland. He wanted to recognize the work Interim Chief Copeland has done after the turmoil the Department has undergone. Council also recognized and thanked Mr. Copeland for his work as Interim Police Chief. Interim Chief Copeland thanked Mr. Duerr and Council. Response to Walt Ranta regarding Fire Department Brown Outs Fire Chief Dave Willson summarized his response to Council regarding Walt Ranta's question about "brown- outs." He indicated they had a total of 17 brown -outs from January through February, which was slightly up from 2011 due to higher sick leave usage. Mr. Ranta (5 S. 32nd Avenue) stated he appreciated the information. iii. Response to Mark Burton on Annual Fire Inspection program elimination Interim City Manager Morales and Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso briefed Council on their response to Mr. Burton's concerns. Mr. Morales clarified the elimination of the City's Fire Code Inspector does not change the municipal code and if a business has deficiencies, the Code Division would verify if the deficiency was corrected and if not, would enforce the code. Council Member Ettl noted it appears businesses are now on an honor system. Council Member Coffey believes this should be discussed more thoroughly. Council Member Lover believes the industry representatives should weigh in on this issue as well. Mr. Morales noted there were no comparisons from other cities of our size as they utilize the Fire Departments for inspections. D. Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Council Committees None 4. Consent Agenda Mayor Cawley referred to the items placed on the Consent Agenda, questioning whether there were any additions or deletions from Council members or citizens present. There were no changes. The City Clerk read the Consent Agenda items, including resolutions and ordinances by title. (Items on the Consent Agenda are handled under one motion without further discussion - -see motion directly below.) Motion: Approve, Moved by Council Member Rick Ensey, Seconded by Assistant Mayor Maureen Adkison. Approved. 7 -0. Council Members voting Aye: Adkison , Bristol , Cawley, Coffey , Ensey, , Ettl , Lover. A. Consideration of approval of City Council Meeting Minutes Page 2 of 5 i. Council Business Meeting Minutes for January 10, January 17 and February 7, 2012. The minutes of the January 10, January 17 and February 7, 2012 Business meetings were approved, having been duly certified accurate by two Council members and no one present wishing to have said minutes read publicly. B. Consideration of approval of Council Committee Meeting Minutes None C. City of Yakima - 41r Quarter 2011 Treasury Report D. Accounts Receivable Status Report - 4th Quarter 2011 E. Set Date for March 20, 2012 for the Final Public Hearing on the 2011 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report F. Resolution to Set April 26, 2012 for a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner for three partial street and alley vacations on the Davis High School campus. RESOLUTION NO. R- 2012 -36, A RESOLUTION fixing time for public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on April 26, 2012, for three petitions filed for three partial street vacations near the Davis High School campus which include: (1) a portion of South 7th Avenue between West Walnut Avenue and West Pine Street, (2) a portion of West Spruce Street between the alley east of South 8th Avenue and the alley west of South 6th Avenue, and (3) a portion of the alley located between South 6th and 7th Avenues. G. An ordinance relating to Public Safety; amending Section 6.68.020 to the City of Yakima Municipal Code for the purpose of adopting Revised Code of Washington 9A.52.060 which prohibits the making or having of burglar tools. ORDINANCE NO. 2012 -10, AN ORDINANCE relating to Public Safety; amending Section 6.68.020 to the City of Yakima Municipal Code for the purpose of adopting Revised Code of Washington 9A.52.060 which prohibits the making or having of burglar tools. H. Resolution amending Yakima Transit's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, as required by the Federal Transit Administration's regulations (49 CFR Part 26). RESOLUTION NO. R- 2012 -37, A RESOLUTION amending Yakima Transit's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, as required by the Federal Transit Administration's regulations (49 CFR Part 26). 1. Resolution authorizing Personal Service Contract for K -9 Team Training RESOLUTION NO. R- 2012 -38, A RESOLUTION authorizing and directing the City Manager of the City of Yakima to execute a professional service agreement with Bruce Rogers to provide training for a new City of Yakima Police K -9's team. J. Resolution authorizing agreement with N. Harris Computer Corporation (Cayenta) and waiving the bid requirement to standardize our financial systems with a purchase of software license, implementation and a support and maintenance agreement. RESOLUTION NO. R- 2012 -39, A RESOLUTION to standardize our financial systems with a purchase of software license, implementation and a support and maintenance agreement from N. Harris Computer Corporation, waiving the bid requirement and. authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement. 5. Audience Participation *The Boy Scouts from Troop 559 introduced themselves and shared what badge they are working on. *Jeffrey Bohlinger, 2200 Lila Avenue #1, invited Council to attend the annual Letter Carrier State Page 3 of 5 Convention in Yakima on May 18, 2012. He stated he will be back before Council to highlight their annual food drive on May 12, 2012. *John Puccinelli and Fred Gomez from Mel's Diner, as well as Clark Smith and Fred Mendoza from Goodyear Tire, complained about the railroad grade separation underpass project on Lincoln Avenue. They understood the project would be finished in a year or less but it has been two years and the project is still not complete, which is hurting their businesses. Council apologized for the delay and the lack of communication and directed Interim City Manager Morales to prepare a report on this issue for the April 3, 2012 meeting. *Candle Turner, 7800 W. Mead Avenue, questioned when a traffic light will be installed at 64th and Washington Avenues. Interim City Manager Morales noted he will review the time line for this intersection and report back to Council. Ms. Turner expressed her disappointment that Mr. Morales would not be applying for the City Manager position and thanked him for his work as Interim City Manager. *Doug Barduhn, 714 Beacon Avenue and Mark Merritt, 14106 Cottonwood Canyon, in their capacity as industry representatives strongly encouraged Council to have a study session on the Fire' Inspection issue. They do not feel the Council understands the impact of the decision on the public safety of citizens in the community. They would like to be a part of the process. Council agreed to discuss this at an upcoming study session. CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS 6. Report and recommendation to adopt 2012 federal priorities Interim City Manager Michael Morales briefed Council on the 2012 Federal Legislative Priorities. Mr. Morales, Mayor Cawley and Council Member Ettl will be meeting with legislators in Washington, DC next week. Motion: Approve, Moved by Mayor Micah Cawley, Seconded by Council Member Kathy Coffey. Approved. 7 -0. Council Members voting Aye: Adkison , Bristol, Cawley, Coffey , Ensey , Ettl , Lover. 7. Resolution authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) amending the 2011 -2012 collective bargaining agreement for the Corrections Sergeants Unit. Interim City Manager Michael Morales briefed Council on the Corrections Sergeants MOU. The City Clerk read the resolution by title. RESOLUTION NO. R- 2012 -40, A RESOLUTION authorizing the City Manager to execute an Memorandumi-m of Understanding (MOU) to amend the 2011 -2012 collective bargaining agreement between the City of Yakima and the Teamsters Local #760 Correction Sergeants Unit. Motion: Approve, Moved by Assistant Mayor Maureen Adkison, Seconded by Council Member Sara Bristol. Adopted. 7 -0. Council Members voting Aye: Adkison , Bristol , Cawley, Coffey, Ensey , Ettl , Lover. 8. Resolution authorizing execution of an addendum to the collective bargaining agreement for the Yakima Police Management Unit Interim City Manager Michael Morales briefed Council on the Yakima Police Management Unit's MOU. The City Clerk read the resolution by title. RESOLUTION NO. R- 2012 -41, A RESOLUTION authorizing the City Manager to execute an addendum to the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Yakima and the Yakima Police Management Unit. Page 4 of 5 Motion: Approve, Moved by Council Member Dave Ettl, Seconded by Assistant Mayor Maureen Adkison. Adopted. 7 -0. Council Members voting Aye: Adkison , Bristol , Cawley, Coffey , Ensey, Ettl , Lover. 9. Other Business *Council Member Ensey noted he would like the public updated with the process for City Manager recruitment. Mayor Cawley reported Baenzinger and Associates received approximately 40 applications, which they will narrow to 8 -10 and present to Council in an upcoming Executive Session with interviews anticipated in late April. It was Council consensus to utilize the same process as last year including a Community panel and a panel comprised of Department Directors. *Council Member Bristol referenced a memorandum she prepared outlining the DYBID Elections process for the Advisory Committee and distributed to Council prior to their meeting. *Interim City Manager Morales advised Council the Utility Billing window will begin opening at 8:30 a.m. in order to meet the current demand for service. *Interim City Manager Morales reported two minor issues mentioned by the State Auditors during the City's recent exit interview. The first issue is that the City should report any allegations of misuse of funds by employees to the State Auditors for them to investigate. Second is a statewide issue confirming service fees for utilities. *Interim City Manager Morales requested clarification from Council regarding Council Member Lover's request for a special meeting or study session regarding GFI and impacts of the utility tax on other divisions. It was determined he will provide a report on both issues at the April 3, 2012 Council meeting, at which time they can take action or schedule a study session. *Interim City Manager Morales mentioned the impacts of the County budget troubles regarding jail costs. This will impact the City of Yakima, as the County would only agree to a one -year jail contract instead of a three -year flat rate contract, which the City requested. Mr. Morales noted the City will begin looking at the costs of building a new jail or adding on to the existing jail in order to control our own costs. 10. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m. to the next meeting Council Business meeting on March 20, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Yakima City Hall Council Chambers. Motion: Approve , Moved by Council Member Rick Ensey, Seconded by Council Member Sara Bristol. Carried. 7 -0. Council Members voting Aye: Adkison , Bristol , Cawley, Coffey , Ensey, Ettl , Lover . CERTIFICATION READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY ATTEST: CITY CLERK COUNCIL MEMBER DATE COUNCIL MEMBER DATE MAYOR Page 5 of 6