October 12 City Council Meeting in brief
• Received information on the Cowlitz Clean Waters’ “Solutions to Stormwater Pollution” calendar contest for students.
• Issued a proclamation for Domestic Violation Action Month – October 2017.
• Issued a proclamation for Keeping The Lights On After School Day – October 26, 2017.
• Received a presentation on the Historic Preservation Commission opinions on acceptable features for restoring and upgrading R.A. Long Park, along with a current estimated cost for the recommended project. Council did not provide direction to staff regarding further action on the park project.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3359 amending the Longview Municipal Code to require recording with the Cowlitz County Auditor when a property is listed on the historic register, and to have the city council make appointments to the Longview Historic Preservation Commission rather than the City Manager.
• Approved Resolution No. 2242 adopting a Sister City policy.
• Accepted as complete the Downtown Corridor Improvements Phase 3 project.
• Set a public hearing for the November 16, 2017 city council meeting to consider proposed revenue sources for the 2018 General Fund budget.
• Received information regarding the start of the State Environmental Policy Act review for the Pacific Coast Fertilizer project.
• Discussed the possibility of a community paramedicine pilot program to explore reducing emergency medical calls and re-admittance to hospitals by discharged patients.
• Authorized purchase of new self-contained breathing apparatus and structural fire fighter protective clothing at an estimated cost of $295,000 paid by the General Fund.
• Received information that Longview Fire may be sending a reserve fire engine and seven firefighters to northern California to assist firefighting efforts in that area as part of a Cowlitz County strike team.