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08/02/2021 06.A. Approval of minutes from the July 20, 2021 City Council regular meeting and July 27, 2021 City Council study session 1 7-0.-7. V.. rr 11 i INOF i�O enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 6.A. For Meeting of:August 2, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Approval of minutes from the July 20, 2021 City Council regular meeting and July 27, 2021 City Council study session SUBMITTED BY: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes. ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type 0 7-20 7/27/2021 Corer Memo ❑ 7-27 7/29/2021 Corer Memo 2 ‘,,,C.J2:,...4-...-).;':... .1_,),,, ++ti1illiRYOR TI\) : MINUTES YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL July 20, 2021 City Hall -- Council Chambers 5:00 p.m. Executive Session; 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting; 6:00 p.m. Public hearings. EXECUTIVE SESSION 1. Executive Session regarding pending litigation Present: Mayor Patricia Byers, presiding,Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens and Councilmembers Kay Funk, Brad Hill (attending via speakerphone), Soneya Lund and Eliana Macias Staff:Acting City Manager Scott Schafer, City Attorney Sara Watkins and City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee Absent: Councliellicr Jriiiitie IL MOTION: ousens mo . Macia se nde urn to xecutive Session for up to 30 m nutes to dis• .s pz.nding n. The motion carrie y unanimous vote, White abse t. .mid ) Executive Session was held and adjourned at 5:29 p.m. 1. Roll Call Present: Mayor Patricia Byers, presiding,Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens and Councilmembers Kay Funk, Brad Hill (attending via speakerphone), Soneya Lund, Eliana Macias and Jason White (attending via speakerphone) Staff:Acting City Manager Scott Schafer, City Attorney Sara Watkins and City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee 2. Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Byers led the Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Interpreter Services Mayor Byers introduced Aurora who announced interpreter services are available in Spanish. 4. Open Discussion for the Good of the Order A. Proclamations i. National Night Out proclamation Page 1 of 6 3 Councilmember Soneya Lund proclaimed Tuesday,August 3, 2021 as "Yakima's Night Out Against Crime & Drugs."Adrianne Garner and Anthony Peterson accepted the proclamation via the telephone. 5. Council Reports A. Discussion regarding the City Council Rules of Procedures for appointing Council members to outside boards Councilmember Funk outlined her proposal regarding appointing Council members to outside boards and committees. MOTION: Funk moved and Hill seconded to accept the attached redline version as an amendment to the Council Rules of Procedures. Mayor Byers read the amendment as follows: (h) In accordance with our City Charter, the Mayor has no executive authority. All appointments to represent the City of Yakima and the Yakima City Council to outside groups are full Council decisions. There will be an exception when state statute requires representation from the Mayor. The motion carried by a 4-3 vote, Cousens, Byers, and White voting no. B. Discussion regarding allowing street legal altered leisure vehicles on streets within City limits Acting City Manager Schafer introduced the item.After Council discussion, MOTION: • ed • • • -nssidedt back an ordinance lowing re legal - -re• les ording to hington state laws. The motion :rried b n. - vote. C. 'roposed reso u ions associated with requested Charter c ange language City Attorney Sara Watkins briefed Council on the proposed Charter amendments. Ms. Watkins stated each ballot measure will need to have a three member pro/con committee, which could be formed at the August 2 Council meeting. After Council discussion, the City Clerk read the resolutions by title only. MOTION: Funk moved and Macias seconded to adopt the resolution for proposition 1 amendment for Council attendance. The motion carried by unanimous vote. Proposition 1: RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-093,A RESOLUTION providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Yakima at an election to be held on November 2, 2021, of a Proposition on whether Article VI, Section 4 of the Charter of the City of Yakima should be amended to add language regarding attendance and vacancies of City Council members; approving ballot title; making ancillary and corrective amendments throughout the Charter; and requesting the Yakima County Auditor to submit the Proposition to the voters on the regular municipal general election to be held November 2, 2021. MOTION: Funk moved and Cousens seconded to adopt the resolution proposal for the amendment clarification for housekeeping as written. The motion carried by unanimous vote. Proposition 2: RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-094,A RESOLUTION providing for the Page 2 of 6 4 submission to the qualified electors of the City of Yakima at an election to be held on November 2, 2021, of a Proposition on whether Articles II, VI, VI I, XI I I, and XV of the Charter of the City of Yakima should be amended to make corrective and clarifying amendments throughout, conforming to state law provisions regarding purchases of supplies, material, equipment or services, appropriations, amendments to the Charter and civil service; approving ballot title; making ancillary and corrective amendments throughout the Charter; and requesting the Yakima County Auditor to submit the Proposition to the voters on the regular municipal general election to be held November 2, 2021. 6. Consent Agenda 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 Lund seconded to approve the consent agenda. The motion carried by unanimous vote. A. Approval of minutes from the June 29, 2021 City Council special meeting, July 6, 2021 City Council regular meeting and July 13, 2021 City Council study session B. _ _ .ym: rseme for the 21. C. 12nd a ury Y D. ' . . or au orizatio - rchase - gines E. Resolution authorizing acceptance of a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the American Rescue Plan Act to provide economic assistance in response to COVID-19 operational impacts RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-095,A RESOLUTION authorizing acceptance of a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the American Rescue Plan Act to provide economic assistance in response to COVID-19 operational impacts. F. Resolution authorizing a contract with Thayer Excavating LLC for Wetland Mitigation Area Construction Project 2549 as part of Phase 2 of the Spring Creek Road Improvments RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-096,A RESOLUTION authorizing an Agreement with Thayer Excavating LLC to establish wetland mitigation site within the Wastewater Treatment Plant property for Project 2549 as part of Phase 2 of the Spring Creek Road Improvement Project. G. Resolution authorizing an Agreement with M Sevigny Construction Inc for the Yakima Police Department Special Investigations Unit Office Construction Project RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-097, A RESOLUTION authorizing an agreement with M Sevigny Construction Inc for the Yakima Police Department Special Investigation Unit Office Construction Project Page 3 of 6 5 H. Resolution authorizing settlement of a damage claim filed by Central Washington Railroad ("CWRR") and the associated suit for declaratory judgment filed by Yakima County, including all cross claims and counter claims between the parties RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-098, A RESOLUTION authorizing settlement of a damage claim filed by Central Washington Railroad ("CWRR")and the associated suit for declaratory judgment filed by Yakima County, including all cross claims and counter claims between the parties I. Ordinance amending the 2021 Budget for the City of Yakima; and making appropriations from Unappropriated Fund Balances within various Funds for expenditure during 2021 for various purposes (Second Reading) ORDINANCE NO. 2021-013,AN ORDINANCE amending the 2021 Budget for the City of Yakima; and making appropriations from Unappropriated Fund Balances within various funds for expenditure during 2021 for various purposes described in the attached Schedule. J. Ordinance amending section 6.05.130,for the purpose of adopting the equivalent Revised Code of Washington statute; and enacting a new section relating to exposing minor child(ren) to domestic violence ORDINANCE NO. 2021-014,AN ORDINANCE relating to Public Safety; amending the City of Yakima Municipal Code; amending section 6.05.130, for the purpose of adopting the equivalent Revised Code of Washington statute; and enacting a new section relating to exposing minor child(ren)to domestic violence. 7. Public Co Joey Ander ,n, city .id: II* to s' a n1 .•-••a item ayor Byers indicated that public • ment i im • • -ms lis' - -• - as •.. Gary Kissli _ _ -side spoke i - _ _port oft _ s _et legal alter vehicle. Liz Hallock, city resident, spoke via telephone in support of the ordinance relating to domestic violence in the presence of a minor. PUBLIC HEARINGS 8. Public Hearing and resolution authorizing an Interlocal Agreement with Yakima County regarding the 2021 Justice Assistance Grant Chief Murray briefed Council on the item. Mayor Byers opened the public hearing and, with no one coming forward to speak, closed the hearing. The City Clerk read the resolution by title only. MOTION: Cousens moved and Funk seconded to adopt the resolution. The motion carried by unanimous vote. RESOLUTION NO. R-2021-099,A RESOLUTION ratifying an application for a grant in the total amount of$63,105 from the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Administration, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Page 4 of 6 6 DEPARTMENT ITEMS 9. Equipment Repair and Replacement Plan Chief Markham reviewed the Fire Department's equipment repair and replacement plan and answered questions by Council members. 10. Other Business MOTION: Funk moved and Macias seconded that we add to the August 2 Business meeting agenda, discussion of an application for a grant for a feasibility study for an anaerobic digester. The motion carried by unanimous vote. MOTION: Funk moved that we add to the August 2 Business meeting agenda, review of the credentials or resume of our previous Deputy Fire Chief, Patrick Reid, the incoming Deputy Fire Chief and the other applicants for the position. The motion died for a lack of a second. Councilmember Funk requested information and regular updates on the staff recommendations to actualize our affordable housing plan, and noted the City is not adding very many housing units despite our housing crisis. MOTION: - - eve' - - -ens s ended s g backtothe next Coun meet ►„ - soluti put • •rth I a vote of the eople whether to change th: akima it o pr, • loc e tax any other document. eede• • • suc • Ch lut n on the No ber 2021 ballot. The motion carri • - vs , Funk • acias g Councilmember Funk again brought up the credentials of former and current Deputy Fire Chiefs. Assistant Mayor Cousens raised a Point of Order, stating the topic is not in the purview of the Council to make that determination. Mayor Byers stated the point is well taken. Councilmember Funk appealed the Mayor's ruling, which died for lack of a second. 11. Adjournment MOTION: Cousens moved and Lund seconded to adjourn to a City Council study session on July 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The motion carried by unanimous vote. The meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m. CERTIFICATION READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY COUNCIL MEMBER DATE COUNCIL MEMBER DATE Page 5 of 6 7 ATTEST: CITY CLERK MAYOR Page 6 of 6 8 40) ..------:;77.3 MINUTES YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION July 27, 2021 City Hall --Council Chambers 5 p.m. 1. Roll Call Present: Mayor Patricia Byers, presiding,Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens (attending via speakerphone)and Councilmembers Kay Funk, Brad Hill (present at 6:14 p.m.) and Soneya Lund Staff: City Manager Robert Harrison and City Clerk Sonya Claar Tee Absent: Councilmember Eliana Macias (excused)and Councilmember Jason White 2. Public commen !low 15 minutes) ) j C None. IT3. Program Updates collectible Debt and Write-Offs James Dean, Utility Customer Service Manager, provided an update and some background information on uncollectible debt and write-offs, including parking citations and others. Councilmember Funk expressed interest in receiving quarterly or biannual reports on this topic. 4. Vacant Building Registry and Standards Sara Watkins, City Attorney, reported on previous Council discussions regarding a vacant building registry and maintenance standards for the downtown business areas.Assistant Mayor Cousens provided background on the issue as a former Council Economic Development Committee member. Councilmember Funk shared the importance of utilizing vacant commercial buildings as small residential units. Mayor Byers noted these commercial buildings are privately owned. 5. Animal Control Program and Licensing Tony Doan, Supervising Code Inspector, reported on the current status of Animal Control. Councilmember Funk shared several concerns she has with Animal Control. Councilmember Lund raised a Point of Order that members should not chastise staff. Mayor Byers ruled the point was well taken. Councilmember Funk appealed the Mayor's ruling, which died due to lack of a second. Mayor Byers thanked Mr. Doan for his work. 6. Preliminary Findings on Building Permit Fee Study Page 1 of 2 9 Glenn Denman, Code Administration Manager, presented on preliminary permit fees and where the Codes Division believes improvements can be made to cover the costs associated with issuing of permits, as well as increase customer service by streamlining processes. Tony Doan, Supervising Code Inspector, reviewed fire operational permit fees. Councilmember Funk criticized past Council and former City Manager actions.Assistant Mayor Cousens raised a Point of Order that members should not criticize past actions of Council and staff. Mayor Byers ruled the point is well taken. City Manager Harrison reported it is staffs intention to do a fee study on permit costs and there were no objections. 7. Adjournment MOTION: Lund moved and Hill seconded to adjourn to the next Council regular meeting on August 2, 2021,at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The motion carried by unanimous vote, Macias and White absent. The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m. CERTIFICATION READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY COUNCIL MEMBER DATE RA I R D AT E ATTEST: CI ERK MA R Page 2 of 2