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05/18/2021 04A Approval of minutes from the May 4, 2021 City Council regular meeting and May 11, 2021 City Council study sessionf BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDASTATEMENT Item No. 4.A. For Meeting of: May 18, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Approval of minutes from the May4, 2021 City Council regular meeting and May 11, 2021 City Council study session SUBMITTED BY: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBM ITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes. ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type 5(7l2021 Cover Homo 0 5-11 5/1212021 Cover Memo MINUTES YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL May 4, 2021 City Hall -- Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting 6 p.m. public hearings -- meeting conducted virtually via Zoom 1. Roll Call Meeting convened at 5:45 p.m. due to technical difficulties. Council: Mayor Patricia Byers, presiding, Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens and Councilmembers Kay Funk, Brad Hill, Soneya Lund and Eliana Macias Staff: City Manager Robert Harrison, City Attorney Sara Watkins and City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee Absent: Councilmember Jason White 2. Open Dis sion th ood Aec Mayor By asked un i ring a pdate on Miller Park funding. Wi no ob' io Rep fault provide n update on Miller Park renov g fu ed in tt ng with a fe ther items. A. Tentative Resolution approving extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring emergency and order, if the Mayor issues a Proclamation extending the civil emergency proclamation and order to June 1, 2021 due to COVID-19 The City Clerk read the resolution by title only. MOTION: Cousens moved and Lund seconded to adopt the resolution. Councilmember Funk questioned the necessity of this action. Mayor Byers stated there is not clarity on whether emergency funding is tied to this action. City Manager Harrison stated this puts us in the best position possible to receive federal funding. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-053, A RESOLUTION extending the Mayor's Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order regarding a state of emergency in the City of Yakima due to the coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). B. Proclamations Foster Care and Kinship Care Month proclamation Assistant Mayor Cousens proclaimed the month of May as "Foster Care and Kinship Care Month" and Mary Hernandez accepted the proclamation. Page 1 of 5 Mental Health Month proclamation Mayor Byers proclaimed May 2021 as "Mental Health Month" and Mary Stephenson accepted the proclamation. iii. Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Month proclamation Councilmember Lund proclaimed May 2021 as "Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Month." iv. Vaccine proclamation Councilmember Macias read a proclamation supporting Coronavirus Vaccinations and Rotary member Ryan Anderson accepted it. C. Presentations / Recognitions / Introductions Presentation by Northwest Harvest regarding new Yakima campus Thomas Reynolds, CEO of Northwest Harvest, updated Council on their proposed new Yakima Campus for their organization. Mayor Byers and Council shared their appreciation for everything Northwest Harvest is doing. Retirement recognition of Martha Jaquins for 31 years of service Steve Groom, Budget and Finance Director, recognized Martha Jaquins for 31 years of service to t . of Yaki 3. Council R orts None. 4. Consent Mayor Byers referred to the items placed on the Consent Agenda, questioning whether there were any additions or deletions from Council members 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: Cousens moved and Macias seconded to approve the consent agenda. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. A. Approval of minutes from the April 20, 2021 City Council regular meeting and April 27, 2021 City Council study session B. 2021 1st Quarter Financial Report C. Set date of June 1, 2021 for a public hearing on the Yakima Housing Action Plan D. Resolution accepting and approving 1 st Quarter 2021 Claim Report RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-054, A RESOLUTION accepting and approving the 1st Quarter 2021 Claim Report for the City of Yakima. E. Resolution authorizing a contract with Osborn Consulting, Inc. to provide consulting Page 2 of 5 services for the 2021 Stormwater Effectiveness Study 61 2 F F-P RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-055, A RESOLUTION authorizing an agreement with Osborn Consulting, Inc. to provide consulting services for the 2021 Stormwater Effectiveness Study. F. Resolution authorizing a settlement agreement by Cities Insurance Association of Washington ("CIAW") and Munich Reinsurance to resolve and settle the uninsured motorist claim brought by Jack Curtsinger RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-056, A RESOLUTION approving the conditional settlement agreement entered into by Cities Insurance Association of Washington ("CIAW") and Munich Reinsurance to resolve and settle the uninsured motorist claim brought by Jack Curtsinger ("claimant"). G. Resolution deferring and continuing the mentorship and internship program to 2022 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-057, A RESOLUTION deferring and continuing the mentorship and internship program to 2022. H. Ordinance updating Classification and Compensation Plan for City Employees Section 2.20.100 ORDINANCE NO. 2021-009, AN ORDINANCE relating to City personnel; adopting a classification and compensation plan for City employees to be effective June 6, 2021; and repealing all preceding pay ordinances in the City of Yakima Municipal Code. Public Co The followi Der eR Assion p rt the Carbo ee and Dividend Act: Jhoan Bd David Lynxtspokein surt of the painted crosswalk Dolicv. PUBLIC HEARINGS First public input meeting on the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Archie Matthews, ONDS Manager, briefed Council on the hearing. Mayor Byers opened the public hearing and, with no one calling in to speak, closed the hearing. DEPARTMENT ITEMS Discussion of a motion to approve plan for habitat seed from Pheasants Forever Public Works Director Scott Schafer and Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager Mike Price spoke in support of the request although cautioned there are specific plants that must be planted in the riparian zone. MOTION: Cousens moved and Lund seconded to direct City staff to work with Pheasants Forever to potentially distribute seeds in an area by the Wastewater Treatment Plant and place a placard in the area. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. Discussion regarding a request from the Yakima Citizens Climate Lobby on Energy Innovation Page 3 of 5 and Carbon Dividend Act Russell Maier and Robert Strader of Yakima Citizens Climate Lobby urged Council to take action on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. After Council discussion, MOTION: Hill moved and Cousens seconded to direct staff to prepare a resolution endorsing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. 9. Discussion of a motion to direct staff to write amendments to the draft Housing Action Plan, which will actualize affordable housing policy goals Community Development Director Joan Davenport reported this item is under public comment with SEPA and this will come back on May 25 at a study session and as a public hearing on June 1, 2021. Councilmember Funk requested the number of housing units for infill and Accessory Dwelling Units since 2017. After Council discussion, MOTION: Funk moved to direct staff to write amendments to the draft Housing Action Plan, which will actualize affordable housing policy goals. The motion failed for lack of a second. 10. Resolution adopting the Community Crosswalks Policy Public Works Director Scott Schafer reported on Council's request to have the Arts Commission create a policy for a community crosswalk program. The City C e rRh1t er C it dis MOTION: nd mo dns co d t the re lution. The motion carried by nimou ofe RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-058, A RESOLUTION adopting the Community Crosswalks Policy. 11. Other Business MOTION: Hill moved and Macias seconded to add to the next Council business meeting a discussion of a resolution in support of the Fossil Fuels Non Proliferation Treaty as well as a resolution committing the City of Yakima to a SAFE Cities climate change stand. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. MOTION: Funk moved and Hill second to add to the next Council business meeting that staff bring back a copy of the results of the ACLU lawsuit as it pertains to segregated housing. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. After discussion and amendment, MOTION: Byers moved and Cousens seconded to add to the next agenda, a discussion of planning a joint meeting with the Yakima City Council and Yakima County Commissioners. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. 12. Adjournment MOTION: Cousens moved and Lund seconded to adjourn to a City Council study session on May 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. The motion carried by unanimous vote, White absent. The meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m. Page 4 of 5 CERTIFICATION READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY ATTEST: CITYCLERK COUNCIL MEMBER DATE - Page 5 of 5 May 11, 2021 City Hall -- Council Chambers 5 p.m. Meeting conducted virtually via Zoom 1. Roll Call Council: Mayor Patricia Byers, presiding, Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens and Councilmembers Kay Funk, Brad Hill, Soneya Lund and Eliana Macias Staff: City Manager Robert Harrison and City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee Absent: Councilmember Jason White Mayor Byers 2. Public comm None. 2• -• A Ili • - • •- • .0-2•1•N - • a • 3. Consideration of letter of support nts. City Manager Harrison reported on the following requests for letters of support for Senator Murray's earmark projects: 1. Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) for a housing plan 2. Yakima Valley College (YVC) for support for their LPN program 3. Yakima County Superior Court for remodeling their courtrooms in order to accommodate socially distant requirements and upgrade the basics (such as electrical wiring in order to support better software systems and the computers to run them) 4. Justice Housing for a tiny house village The following representatives briefed Council on their requests: Chris Wickenhagen with YVCOG; Wendy Baker, Director of Nursing Programs at YVC; Jessica Humphreys with Yakima County Superior Court and David Helseth with Justice Housing. After Council discussion, MOTION: Cousens moved and Macias seconded to approve the letters of support. The motion carried by a 5-1 vote, White absent and Funk abstaining. MOTION: Cousens moved and Hill seconded to authorize the Mayor & Assistant Mayor to review and approve any further letters of support for Senator Murray's Page 1 of 2 earmark projects. After discussion, the motion failed by a 5-1 vote, Byers, Funk, Hill, Lund and Macias voting no, White absent. 4. Yakima Basin Integrated Plan briefing and Nelson Dam Removal Project: Water Supply, Riverine Process and Fish Passage Improvements David Brown, Water and Irrigation Manager, introduced the following members of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan executive team as follows: Tom Tebb: Director of Office of Columbia River Department of Ecology Brady Kent: Yakama Nation Wendy Christensen: Bureau of Reclamation Urban Eberhart: Manager Kittitas Reclamation Irrigation District Mike Livingston: Region Director WA Fish and Wildlife Steve Malloch: Western Water Futures The team discussed and reviewed a PowerPoint on the Yakima Integrated Plan as well as answering questions from Council members. David Brown, Water and Irrigation Manager, updated Council on the Nelson Dam Removal Project installation, fish passage area and the pipeline project. 5. Adjournment MOTION: Cousens moved and Lund seconded t d" n to the next City Council regular meeti 1 5-30 at Ci arried by unanimous vote hite a e The ting j med m. CERTIFICATIONIDRAFT READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY COUNCIL MEMBER DATE COUNCIL MEMBER DATE ATTEST: CITY CLERK MAYOR Page 2 of 2