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Posted on: August 15, 2019

August 8 City Council Meeting brief

Directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance allowing electronic message center signs in residential zoning districts.

Approved Resolution No. 2307 incorporating into the City’s sewer rates, a new system development charge recently adopted by the Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Authority for new connections to the sewer treatment system.

Approved Resolution No. 2308 authorizing an interlocal agreement with Cowlitz County to receive a portion of a Justice Assistance Grant to help fund Longview’s school resource officer.

Directed the city attorney to prepare a resolution of intent and an ordinance for consideration to encourage investment in affordable and supportive housing.

Approved Resolution No. 2309 setting a public hearing to consider vacating an alley between Ohio St. and 9th Avenue.

Directed staff to pay for 7th Avenue safety improvements from the Public Safety Fund, and to paint bike lanes on 7th Avenue from just north of Tennant Way Frontage Road to just south of Hudson Street.

Received a verbal report on the City’s economic development activities.

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