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10/23/2012 06 Council General Information f r4 y s '-.,.. ��,. �� i 4 ':v.-. . ,ors? BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. For Meeting of: October 23, 2012 1 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1. Weekly Issues Report 2. Planning Commission notice of cancellation for 10 -24 -12 3. 10 -4 -12 Letter from Parks & Recreation Commissioner Jo Miles 4. City Meeting Schedule for week of October 22 -29, 2012 5. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar as of October 22, 2012 6. Preliminary Council Agenda 7. 2012 Study Session Schedule 8. * Newspaper /Magazine /Internet Articles: - "Riverfront revitalization," American City and County, September 2012 - "Off the Beaten Trail," City Vision Magazine, May /June 2012 Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR • � SUBMITTAL: - ��� - -t City Manager , STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download No Attachments Available MEMORANDUM October 18, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and City Council Members FROM: Tony O'Rourke, City Manager SUBJECT: Weekly Issues Report • COUNCIL BOARDS & COMMISSIONS NOMINATING COMMITTEE: This Committee (Adkison, Ensey, and Bristol) will be meeting at 9:30 a m. on Tuesday, October 23 in the Mayor's Office. • COUNCIL STUDY SESSION: The City Council will be meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers to review the 2013 budget, legislative and administrative priorities, and strategic plan. • YAKIMA COUNTY FIRE COMMISSIONERS MEETING: The Yakima County Fire Commissioners will be meeting on Wednesday, October 24 at the Holiday Inn from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. if you would like to attend their meeting. DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT f -;5 .r' f 1'lart ttirtlr Division 129 North 2 Street, 2 Floor Yakima. Washington 98901 \,.. �J (509) 575 -6183 • Fax (509) 575 -6105 } www.buildingyaltinta.com • www.yakimawa.govlservices/planning CITY OF YAKIMA PLANNING COMMISSION Notice of Cancellation The regular meeting of the Yakima Planning Commission scheduled for October 24, 2012 has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 14, 2012 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. An agenda will be distributed prior to that meeting. Public Demand for Parks This year more than 1,000 citizens took time to return surveys to the City of Yakima responding to questions about Parks and Recreation services. Some people favored increasing fees for specific services and others have said they would consider it. A few, including a recent letter to the editor, voiced a complaint because they cared about having public parks and improving them, not eliminating them. Before the recent budget reductions, more funds were available for park maintenance personnel and equipment replacement. Now there are not. Some critics have demanded, "Live within your means like the rest of us do!" OK, we're doing that. But now we are hearing, "prioritize!" In other words cut someone else's services, but not mine! The best solution is for voters to earmark funds for a specific category where revenue will remain and not be transferred to another department or service. Many of us look forward to progress toward that goal. Jo N. Miles 10/04/2012 CITY MEETING SCHEDULE For October 22, 2012 — October 29, 2012 Please note. Meetings are subject to change Monday, October 22 12:00 p.m. Greenway Board Meeting — Greenway Visitors Center 12:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Board Meeting — Capitol Theatre Tuesday, October 23 9:30 a.m. Council Boards & Commission Nominating Meeting — Mayor's Office 10:00 a.m. City Council Study Session — Council Chambers 1:30 p.m. County Commissioners Agenda Meeting — Council Chambers Wednesday, October 24 3:30 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission — Council Chambers Thursday, October 25 9:00 a.m. Hearing Examiner — Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. Yakima Regional Public Facilities District Meeting — Convention Center Office Of Mayor /City Council , Preliminary Future Activities Calendar �-� Please Note Meetings are subject to change :'ling " = ;:Organization Meeting Purpose Participants ',Meeting Location ; ' E p ,lime y °,,, Mon. Oct. 22 ' ._. 12:00 p.m. Greenway Board Meeting Board Meeting Ettl Greenway Visitors Center 1200 p m. Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Bristol Capitol Theatre Meeti Tue. Oct. 23 9 30 a.m Council Nominating Scheduled Meeting Adkison, Bristol, Mayor's Office Committee Ensey 10:00 a m. City Council Study Session Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers 12 00 p.m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison, TBD Lover Wed. Oct. 24 5 p m Historic Preservation Scheduled Meeting Bristol Council Chambers Commission Thur. Oct. 25 10 00 a.m Yakima Regional Public Scheduled Meeting Bristol Convention Center Facilities District S - ' Oct. 27 a.m. Soro•timist Welcome Scheduled Event Cawle Hilton Moll. Oct. 29 6.00 p m. Welcome WA Service Scheduled Event Cawley Convention Center - Cores . �. Oct. 30 ... �...m�., w . �.<�... .�...w 10 00 a m City Council Study Session Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers 12.00 p.m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Adkison, Cawley, TBD Coffe Thur. Nov. 1 4 p m. GFI Steering Committee Scheduled Meeting Coffey, Adkison, CWCMH Meeting Ettl 6:00 p m. Regional Fire Authority Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Coffey, Station 95 Adkison Fri. Nov. 2 .�.....x 8 00 a m. Sister Cit Meetin. Scheduled Meetin• Adkison CED Conference Room ..�n. • -,.L Mon. Nov. 5 10.00 a m. City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Cawley Council Chambers Tue. Nov. 6 1200 p.m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison, TBD Bristol p.m (T) City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 6:00 p.m. Cit Council Meetin• Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Thur. Nov. 8 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 2 00 p.m GFI Executive Committee Scheduled Meeting Ettl, Coffey, Mayor's Office Meeting Adkison Mon. Nov. 12 CITY OFFICES CLOSED . _..._..._..�._._�.M... m. . Tue. Nov. 13 10.00 a.m. City Council Study Session Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers 12 00 m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meetin• Cawle Adkison TBD Wed. Nov. 14 3 30 p m. Planning Commission Scheduled Meeting Ensey Council Chambers Meeting 5 30 p m Parks & Recreation Scheduled Meeting Adkison Council Chambers Commission Thur. Nov. 15 5 30 ..m. YCDA Board Meetin• Board Meetin• Adkison New Vision Office PRELIMINARY FUTURE COUNCIL AGENDA October 23 10:00 a.m. City Council Study Session — Council Chambers October 30 10:00 a.m. City Council Study Session — Council Chambers November 6 (T) 5:00 p.m. Executive Session — Council Chambers 6:00 p m. Business Meeting, — Council Chambers • American Indian Heritage Month proclamation • Recognize retiring City employee Rick Schuknecht • Fire Department Commendation Recognition Award • Recognize LDS Volunteer Group • Memorandum of Understanding with the Washington State Liquor Control Board for office space for a liquor agent in YPDs building • A Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Yakima County, through the Office of Aging and Long Term Care (ALTC) for the City of Yakima Day Break Adult Day Care and Respite Services Program at the Harman Center • A Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Yakima County, through the Office of Aging and Long Term Care (ALTC) for the Geriatric Preventative Foot Care Services Program • Resolution amending the Wastewater Division's contract with Pharmer Engineering • 3rd Quarter engineering report • Consideration of Resolution authorizing annual renewal of the City Manager's authority to settle any claims against or by the City of Yakima in an amount of 10/18/2012 11 00 AM 1 $100,000 or Tess, and to execute all documents necessary to the resolution or settlement of such claims • YV -Tech agreement that allows them to use certain areas of Station 95 • Resolution naming Apple Valley Kiwanis Skate\Park in Memory of Ron Bonlender 7 :00 p.m. Public Hearing — Council Chambers 10/18/2012 1100 AM 2 2012 STUDY SESSION SCHEDULE Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. October 23 Strategic priorities 2013 budget Legislative priorities October 30 Trek Yakima Metropolitan Parks District Downtown development standards November 13 Water Cost of Service and Rate Study, Five Year Financial Plan Fire inspection rate structure November 27 Gang Free Initiative TBD North 1 Street and signage issues 10/17/2012 5 '09 PM acrossamenca EXPLORING PUBLIC SERVICES THROUGH PROJECTS, GEAR, STATISTICS & HISTORY Riverfront revitalization evita l izat o Town draws attention with waterfront investments ; � . %. 1 l , Smothers Park in ... 1 w �t Owensboro, Ky, ' T " , �� includes on interactive " - - w playground and , " • ---� --- -.- — l: outdoormuseurn, an " = �r ;r. 1, 4 '� • armed forces memorial, , .. t ti ` — te r ' �r� ;1 '` - two water features •- _ �� .. _ and a river ti ■ " • - .� a. r F]rori7eRGde, a ff l 6 . _ _ .. .. j` . . . _ . • .. ,,. • •i, Pr sir 1 s , r. . A, . :� ::-1. -. .. Y -w — _ '` • - r -. , • ast month, Owensboro, Ky., residents gathered tit - 1 } r downtown beside the Ohio River to spend an - r •� lit `s ` afternoon in Smothers Park, the city's newest _ - i f k open space on its redeveloped riverfront. - The 3 -acre park complements several other recently constructed amenities in a popular - area that 11 years ago was a blighted downtown district. Since 2009, Owensboro has been implementing a master plan e that called for focused investments m the downtown core to :. j. -. - ' - attract more residents and businesses. So far, nearly S100 million , ''" in unprovements have been completed on the city's riverfront, Oh . ,A tie , C % � d w including construction of a river flooall, the Mitch McConnell it . Riverwalk & Plaza, English Park Boat Ramp and Scenic Overlook, . r7 1 Riverfront Crossing and, most recently, Smothers Park. Smothers Park, designed by Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -based EDSA, draws visitors to a children's playground and outdoor . museum, a spray park and a water fountain. It also is home to the Shelton Memorial, Owensboro's tribute to the men and women of the armed forces. The park's promenade, which spans five city blocks and includes space for special events, connects the RiverPark Center performing arts and civic center on one side with the Mitch McConnell Plaza on the other. 38 September 2012 www,amei icancityandcounty.com SCAPE , - li, ) . : . ,t + 1 .. , 11, µ Y a ' te' 1 1 . - . - • - . . 41 t .+ -fit r re r -4 • 4 r Or 1 R •� _ r J ' +' _ william b 41- s Douglas _. OFF THE BEATEN TRAIL Leadership means many things to many dfferent people. But all who assume the mantle of civic leader make an impact. RAISED IN YAKIMA, William 0. Douglas blazed a lot ideas are way out of line with current trends, and I see no of trails. With a term of 36 years and 209 days, he was the particular point in staying around and being obnoxious." longest- serving justice in the history of the United States Not every municipal leader possesses Douglas's outsize Supreme Court, An ardent lover of nature and a dedicated persona. But everyone who takes a seat in the council conservationist, he% remembered by the William 0. Douglas chambers is a community trailblazer, bringing a unique Wilderness, an unspoiled tract of 168,232 acres located in the leadership skill to the table. The trails don't always end up in Washington Cascades. the same place, but that's what makes the evolution of policy so Douglas was a leader with a vision that sometimes took him fascinating. We're lucky that our leaders don't share the same an side trips. The decisions he helped reach had an impact goals and passions, because their directions take us to places on our communities for decades. Ile championed civil rights we may never have foreseen. and environmental issues before they had broad support, Cityvision salutes all of the mayors and councilmembers and he wasn't always the most popular judge. Following his who are navigating Washington toward an inspiring future (unsuccessful) 1970 impeachment hearings, he wrote: "My every day. C 28 1 CITYVISION MAGAZINE l i MAY /JUNE 2012