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10/02/2012 11A Council General Information "007 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT / Item No. ` R". For Meeting of: October 2, 2012 { I 1 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1. Weekly Issues Report 2. Thank you letter from John Sanolifer regarding Senior Repair Program 3. City Meeting Schedule for week of October 1 -8, 2012 4. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar as of October 1, 2012 5. Preliminary Council Agenda 6 2012 Study Session Schedule 7. Newspaper /Magazine /Internet Articles. * "City Council acts to help neighborhoods clean up," The Olympian, September 19, 2012 Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: 1116. City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download E info packet MEMORANDUM September 27, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and City Council Members FROM: Tony O'Rourke, City Manager SUBJECT: Weekly Issues Report • CITY COUNCIL MEETING: The City Council will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2. Due to the gubernatorial debate that evening, the agenda will be light. Unfortunately, there are two public hearings scheduled that evening which begin at 7:00 p.m. and could not be moved. They should both be quick; however, if you choose to leave the meeting early we need to ensure there is still a quorum. • REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY MEETING: This Committee (Cawley, Adkison, and Coffey) will be meeting on Thursday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Fire Station 95. • PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE -BACK DAY: This Saturday, September 29, people with outdated, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs can get rid of them during the Drug Enforcement Administration's ( "DEA ") fifth "National Prescription Drug Take - Back Day ". A Yakima drop -off site will be located in the parking lot at 207 South 3rd Street across from the Richard A. Zais, Jr. Center for Law and Justice. Prescription drugs can be dropped off from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and will be disposed of free of charge. • - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POSITIONS: Interviews for the Community Development Director and Economic Development Manager took place this week. I will be announcing my decisions in the next couple of weeks. • CITY MANAGER LEAVE: I will be out of the office October 4 and 5 enjoying my 25 Anniversary with Suzy and Murphy in Walla Walla. I will have my cell phone if you need to reach me or you can contact Cally as I will be checking in with her. City Attorney, Jeff Cutter, will be Acting City Manager during my absence. ‘ _t � L U� ---- [7&,tr, 0'6 (& V\ c L \ V b" 1_.G i - t \ �Lcavi C� °� If � � J� EC C 0. G- l In c./ tt _// ' A -k 0 7 / II (e\ 1, e 6 1 0\ � �- � �� (4 � � tf, c , \ C c� t �Jcd ,,��� vlA�._ e> c'. 1 . -1 r o ` � � .t) c,v (71 c--c,-<_ (Q._. _C 0,- a ����i J sr U icr"S ( c .„, \< ,.,, c „ ,„,, c ;\ 1/V\ 01 . - a ) c,442 I.. • AA rA. (/ ,c__ In o Lk: E' (;>\ (...---■.t At 4 j rct, A r r 1- ( :-..>‘-'57_ 0) \./Q '''1,- 'lf, ' c V\ V'),. 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Oct. 1 10:00 a m. City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Lover Council Chambers Tue. Oct. 2 12:00 p m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Coffey, TBD Ensey 6.00 •.m. Ci Council Meetin Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Wed. Oct. 3 8.30 a.m Welcome WAMOA Scheduled Event Cawley Red Lion 5:00 p.m. Washington Federal grand Scheduled Event Open 4008 Summitview osenin. Thur. Oct. 4 9 00 a m Joint Admin & 911 Scheduled Meeting Lover Toppenish Operations Meeting 4:00 p m GFI Steering Committee Scheduled Meeting Ettl, Coffey, TBD Meeting Adkison 6 00 p.m. Valley Mayor's Meeting Scheduled Meeting Cawley Toppenish 6 00 p m. Regional Fire Authority Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Coffey, Station 95 Adkison ri. Oct. 5 8:00 a m Sister Cit Meetin• Scheduled Meetin• Adkison CED Conference Room Mon. Oct. 8 8.30 a m Pension Board Meetings Board Meeting Coffey Human Resources Conference Room Tue. Oct. 9 10 00 a m City /County Joint Study Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 12.00 p.m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison, TBD Coffe Wed. Oct. 10 11 a.m. Sports Commission Scheduled Meeting Ettl TBD 5:30 p m. Parks & Recreation Scheduled Meeting Adkison Council Chambers Commission Thur. Oct. 11 1 00 p m Harman Center Board Board Meeting Adkison Harman Center Meeting 1'30 p m Yakima Regional Clean Air Scheduled Meeting Lover Council Chambers Meeting 9 .:00 p.m. Yakima Basin Fish & Scheduled Meeting Ettl YBFWRB Office Wildlife Committee Meeting 5:30 p m. YCDA Board Meeting Board Meeting Adkison New Vision Office Mon. Oct. 15 10 00 a m City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Bristol Council Chambers Tue. Oct. 16 1200 p m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison TBD 5 30 p m. City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 6 00 p m_ Cit Council Meetin• Scheduled Meetin• Council Council Chambers Wed. Oct. 17 12 00 p m PAL Board Meeting Board Meeting Coffey PAL Center 3 Ei m Arts Commission Scheduled Meetin• Adkison CED Conference Room Sat. Oct. 20 _o...m.�... _..r.�...�, rv. oa..,xa�.._rvnN 8.30 a m Welcome WA Science Scheduled Event Cawley Convention Center Teachers Mon. Oct. 22 12 00 p m Greenway Board Meeting Board Meeting Ettl Greenway Visitors Center 12 00 p m Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Bristol Capitol Theatre Meetin Tue. Oct. 23 10:00 a m. City Council Study Session Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers 12 00 p m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meetin• Cawle Adkison TBD Issues ri r�. r . ._.. Wed. Oct. 24 5 30 p m Historic Preservation Scheduled Meeting Bristol Council Chambers Commission Thur. Oct. 25 10 a m Yakima Regional Public Scheduled Meeting Bristol Convention Center Facilities District Sat. Oct. 27 9 a m Soroptimist Welcome Scheduled Event Cawle Hilton PRELIMINARY FUTURE COUNCIL AGENDA October 9 10:00 a.m. City /County Joint Study Session October 16 5:30 p.m. Executive Session — Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. Business Meeting — Council Chambers • Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation • Review action plan for: • terminating the parking agreement with Block by Block • modifying DYBID assessment fees • establishing special event requirements • Resolution supporting the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan • Report on changing residency requirements for boards and commissions • Resolution to revise the City's graffiti code ordinance • Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute - a Professional Services Agreement with RedZone Robotics Inc. for evaluation of the City's 30 -inch and greater diameter sanitary sewer pipes • Resolution adopting background documents required to update the City of Yakima's Shoreline Master Program • 2012 Budget appropriations • Block grant/Home Funding programs 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing — Council Chambers 9/26/2012 414 PM 2012 STUDY SESSION SCHEDULE Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. October 9 City /County Joint meeting — jail issues October 23 Strategic priorities and 2013 budget October 30 Trails and pathways November 13 Stormwater TBD North 1 Street and signage issues 9/26/2012 438 PM City Council acts to help neighborhoods clean up - South Sound - The Olympian - Olymp... Page 1 of 2 This is a printer friendly version of an article from the The Olympian. To print this article open the file menu and choose Print. [Back] Published September 19, 2012 City Council acts to help neighborhoods clean up BY MATT BATCHELDOR; Staff writer The Olympia City Council took the first step Tuesday night toward two measures to clean up neighborhoods — tightening fines for people with derelict properties and creating a separate criminal charge for graffiti. The city fines property scofflaws a maximum of $250 for the third and subsequent violations of any individual code. The recommended change would create a "repeat offender" category so violating any code three or more times in a twoyear period would trigger up to a $250 fine. The council voted unanimously on first reading for the proposed change. It could take a final vote next month. The stricter property rules were pushed by the Olympia Coalition of Neighborhoods, a consortium of neighborhood associations. Councilwoman Julie Hankins led the group before she was appointed to the council in January. Hankins said the change was proposed because of repeat violators. She pointed out that, under the new rule, people who have multiple properties could face the higher fine if they have more than three violations on any combination of properties within two years. "And I think that will meet the intent, which is to try to help the neighborhoods with some of the problems that they've been having," she said. Property owners would face a maximum $50 fine for the first offense and $150 for the second offense. Councilwoman Jeannine Roe said that should be higher, perhaps $100. But other council members didn't agree to the change. Councilman Steve Langer said he supports the proposed changes as written. Councilwoman Karen Rogers said the city should stick with a $50 fine for the first violation, because staffers could be reluctant to levy greater penalties. She added that "warring neighbors" could use such fines to get each other in trouble. Councilman Jim Cooper pointed out that fines are not the first option the city pursues, trying to find other solutions first. http : / /www.theolympian.com/2012 /09/ 19 /v- print/ 2256413/ city - council- acts -to- help - neighb... 9/20/2012 City Council acts to help neighborhoods clean up - South Sound - The Olympian - Olymp... Page 2 of 2 Councilman Nathaniel Jones said code - enforcement issues are one of the most common concerns that residents bring to him. GRAFFITI After taking up the changes for repeat code violators, the council voted unanimously on first reading on an ordinance to establish graffiti as a separate offense from other property damage. It's now charged as malicious mischief. The council could take a final vote next month. Amy Stull, volunteer coordinator for Olympia police, said the approach would help the city track graffiti of- fenses and has worked in other areas. The ordinance is part of a multi - pronged approach to fighting graffiti — tracking, education, enforcement, cleaning and policy changes. "It's not going to change the classification of the crime or the legal penalties of the crime," she said, "but it is going to help us administratively track when we have police reports, so it'll help us use our technology better " mbatcheldor@ theolympian.com 360- 704 -6869 @MattBatcheldor http : / /www.theolympian.com/2012 /09/ 19 /v- print/ 2256413/ city - council- acts -to- help - neighb... 9/20/2012