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08/07/2012 09A Council General Information „} ,. .) BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. For Meeting of: August 7, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1. 8/2/12 Weekly Issues Report 2 Memo regarding Proposed Disc Golf Course at Randall Park 3. Yakima Planning Commission Public Hearing agenda for 8/8/12 4 City Meeting Schedule for week of August 6 -13, 2012 5 Preliminary Future Activities Calendar as of August 6, 2012 6. Preliminary Council Agenda 7. 2012 Study Session Schedule . 8. Newspaper /Magazine /Internet Articles: * "Feeling the squeeze,” American City and County, July 2012 Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL:. City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download O 8 -7 info packet MEMORANDUM August 2, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and City Council Members FROM: Tony O'Rourke, City Manager SUBJECT: Weekly Issues Report • NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: The August 7 City Council meeting will start at 2 p.m. in honor of National Night Out activities. There will also be a short executive session at 1:30 p.m. The Police Department will provide a list of block parties to the Council on Tuesday. • CITY MANAGER LEAVE: I will be out of the office Friday afternoon August 3 at Lake Chelan and returning Sunday evening. Chief Willson will be Acting City Manager in my absence. You should be able to reach me on my cell phone (731- 9330). On Friday, August 10 I will be taking my daughter Shannon back to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Chief Rizzi will be the Acting City Manager in my absence. I will return Sunday evening the 12th Memorandum July 31, 2012 To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council Tony O'Rourke, City Manager From: Chris Waarvick, Director of Public Works Ken Wilkinson, Parks and Recreation Manager Subject: Proposed Disc Golf Course at Randall Park In October 2011, Jesse Ingram with the Yakima Valley Disc Golf Association [YVDGA] requested to be placed on the Park Commission agenda to propose a disc golf [aka Frisbee golf] course at Randall Park. Jesse presented the idea to the Park Commission at the November 9, 2011 meeting. At the meeting, Park Commission asked Jesse to work with park staff to further define the proposal. Staff met with Jesse and created the attached aerial drawing of the 9 hole disc golf course. A second presentation was given to the Park Commission on February 8, 2012. At that meeting, the Park Commission approved the Yakima Valley Disc Golf Association moving forward with fund raising and further refinement of the course design. During the time the project was being discussed, a grant proposal was submitted to Legends Casino for $4,000 for the purchase of disc golf baskets. The grant application was approved by Legends. Jesse and other club members have hosted fund raising events to add to the resources for the development of a course. A letter was mailed to the residents surrounding Randall Park informing them of the proposed 9 hole disc golf course and giving them an opportunity to comment on the proposal at the July 11th Park Commission meeting. During the July 11th Park Commission meeting, a few individuals spoke in favor of the proposal. An email was read from a citizen that could not attend with concerns regarding the possibility of Frisbees crossing the walking paths and potentially hitting other park users. It was determined that all of the disc golf holes would be placed at least 40 feet from the walking paths. Also, modifications to the layout were made to move holes 5 and 6 away from the parking lot entrances. Jesse Ingram also stated that additional funds have been raised for the project. The proposal - was accepted by the Park Commission. The Yakima Valley Disc Golf Association will utilize volunteer labor to install the disc golf baskets and tee pads in the fall of 2012. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ken Wilkinson at 576 — 6416. City of Yakima - Geographic Information Services " _.. Randall Park ` • � • "� . r - ' ' -,.- . `i i � ' - -. -,. /IF if 1 iI Disc Golf Course . '� ,� �,� i .- 1 i Tentative Layout • ' *•., , ' ` . 1 ik..- -- ,,, . .._... , . 1 ■ "'j am. . v -) itt. 1 ... �.. ' . ` �r f ! .!'� • ' • 1 �'"�' n Fes ill _ • ce'' 1. •' � r _ .. I lir * ' - 1 OIL S ir _ rc i t, ,-.. 4b % inv._ ir _. 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Public Hearings: 2012 Comprehensive Plan Amendments A. Donna Lockhart & Gary Rookstool - CPA #003 -12 B. Washington Fruit & Produce Company - CPA #002 -12 C. West Valley Nursing Homes - CPA #004 -12 D. Yakima Venture Capital LLC - CPA #005 -12 E. Apple Land Investments/Wayne Clasen - CPA #006 -12 IV. Other Business V. Adjourn to August 22, 2012 ) PRELIMINARY FUTURE COUNCIL AGENDA Th August 14 10:00 a.m. City Council Study Session — Council Chambers • Gang Free Initiative August 21 5:00 p.m. Executive Session — Council Chambers • Collective Bargaining 6 p.m. Business Meeting — Council Chambers • Presentation of the "2011 Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance" award to the City's wastewater division by the Department of Ecology • Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Technical Assistance ) Agreement with the National Development Council (NDC) for economic development activities • Ordinance granting a telecommunications system franchise to PocketiNet Communications, Inc., dba PocketiNet • A resolution adopting Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2012 -2017 and annual report for 2011 as required under RCW 35 58.2795 • Report on 2011 Health Plan • A Resolution authorizing an Agreement with Sportsites, Inc. for Web Hosted Program Registration Services for Yakima Parks and Recreation • Review and approve 2 Quarter financial reports 1. Accounts Receivable Report 2. Treasury Report 3. Revenue & Expenditure Report 4. Municipal Courts Report 8/1/2012 2:32 PM 1 2012 STUDY SESSION SCHEDULE Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. August 14 Gang Free Initiative August 28 City Council Strategic Planning Workshop (Convention Center 9:00 a.m. — 3 p.m ) — facilitator Michael Levinson September 11 Parking Commission Future September 25 Stormwater October 9 City /County Joint meeting — jail issues 8/1/2012 437 PM 8 f 0 issues (,,, trends INSIGHT INTO THE LATEST SOCIAL, FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS SHAPING AMERICAS COMMUNITIES Feeling the �t_ squeeze �� �� r , - Local governments are caught between \ °. , . a rock and a hard place with state aid r and property taxes both falling J ust about everyone at one time or another has felt squeezed between home and work, aging parents and young 11 111 children, your bills and your paycheck Now, another kind of squeeze is affecting local il governments across the country 1 State aid and property taxes, - which together account for more than half of local revenues, are dropping 41 simultaneously for the first time since i 1980, according to "The Local Squeeze," ;f r a report by the Pew Center on the States. ! : State aid to local governments fell by $12.6 billion, or 2 6 percent, in fiscal 4 year 2010 from 2009, the most recent year for which comparative data are available. Property taxes the other side : j of the squeeze — were S11.9 billion, or � �W '',--,..-.I: -- 2 5 percent, lower in 2010 than the year '" before, the largest decline in decades Local governments are feeling the crunch "Localities have had to find ways to balance their budgets with these revenue challenges," says Bob Zahradnik, research director with the Pew American Cities Project "We've seen unpacts across a , variety of service areas, including public safety, welfare and social services, even basic services like trash collection," That is what happened in the small town of Belvidere, N.J , where officials faced a projected deficit of more than $250,000. This year, the town opted to cut garbage collection entirely. Residents 10 July 2012Ivi"Tvvi.e e ICEIlc1oimcico[Ifty.COm now have to haul their own trash to the says, there's hope in the "innovations and landfill or pay for private service. efficiencies that this crisis is generating." Other cities and counties facing the In Anaheim, Calif., for example, squeeze have had to cut critical Jobs. In officials contracted out some services, Cleveland, after the state cut $36 million including park maintenance and collection in aid in 2011, the city laid off more of delinquent taxes, to the private sector. than 300 employees, more than half of Dallas turned over operation of its zoo to them police officers and firefighters. It a nonprofit group. And Beaverton, Ore., also shut down five fire companies. began using more efficient hydraulic The property tax squeeze, too, hit hard dump trucks that reduced the number Stockton, Calif., where the housing boom of sanitation workers needed. in the Silicon Valley tripled construction "City leaders are on the frontline rates, saw its property tax revenues plummet of a lot of these issues," Zahradnik during the Great Recession In 2011, says. "Oftentimes, they can come Stockton had the second highest foreclosure up with practical solutions to rate in the nation, just below Las Vegas. In some of these problems " June, Stockton became the largest U.S. city Still, he says, local leaders are likely ever to file for bankruptcy. Local school to face more challenges. Many states are districts have suffered the most from the still cutting aid to local governments, squeeze. Half of the more than 500,000 and property taxes are expected to local government Jobs lost since 2008 decrease further in 2012 and 2013. have been in education, Zahradnik says. "More tough choices are ahead." I Are there any bright spots amidst the — gloom and doom? Maybe, Zahradnik Larry Conley ti - i SOURCE: Pew Center State aid Property taxes on the States analysis decreased by decreased by of the U.S. Census $12.6 billion from $11.9 billion from State Government Finance Database 2009 to 2010 2009 to 2010, and the U.S. Census and by another Quarterly Tax Survey $498.2 $14.6 billion MIN the next year $485.5 469.1 $457.2 20i!g 212; 200n )(?l f iciCr ^i' l' \,c.)i181:IE vai:(:: ,81(71 i1,llJ 010 www.amencancityandcounty.com l July 2012 11