September 28 City Council Meeting in brief
• Issued a proclamation for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 24 - 30, 2017.
• Issued a proclamation for National Fire Prevention Week, October 8 – 14, 2017.
• Received a request from the Port of Longview asking the City of Longview to support the Port’s preferred remediation method of their maintenance facility area, rather than the preferred remediation method recommended by International Paper (the responsible party) and the state Dept. of Ecology in the draft Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for the project. Council approved formally supporting the Port’s position on the remediation method.
• Held a public hearing and approved a Special Property Use permit for expansion of the Downtown Transit Center.
• Approved allocation of remaining Neighborhood Park Grant Program funds in the amounts of $7,383 for the Vandercook Park Court Revitalization project and $3,000 for the Lake Sacajawea Electrical Upgrade project.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3358 adopting zoning regulations for siting emergency shelters.
• Directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance for council approval to repeal the emergency shelter moratorium upon the effective date of Ordinance No. 3358.
• Approved Resolution No. 2239 authorizing an interlocal agreement with the City of Woodland to provide arborist services to review tree health and recommend tree maintenance and replacement in the Woodland downtown area.
• Authorized an agreement with Retail Lockbox, Inc. for remittance processing of utility and other payments to the City.
• Approved Resolution No. 2236 adopting a revised Longview Transportation Benefit District Transportation Improvements Plan.
• Approved Resolution No. 2238 authorizing an interlocal agreement with Cowlitz County for “Big Idea” funding for the City’s master wayfinding signage system project.
• Awarded a bid to RMT Equipment in the amount of $15,439.92 for a 200-gallon turf and tree sprayer.
• Adopted Resolution No. 2240 approving the 2018 Southwest Regional Airport budget.
• Received a financial review of the 2017-2018 Capital Projects Fund.
• Directed the city attorney to prepare a policy regarding City participation in Sister City relationships.
• Received information regarding regional discussions on changing governance of the Cowlitz County 911 Communication Center.
• Awarded a bid to Wolff Specialties to provide and install propane autogas conversion kits on 18 gasoline-powered vehicles at costs ranging from $7,472 to $10,601 for the various V6, V8, and V10 engine equipped vehicles.
• Received information from the Police Department regarding an application they are submitting for a $75,000 sexual assault services grant through the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.