June 23, 2020 Preliminary Council Minutes

GRANGER CITY COUNCIL

June 23, 2020

Zoom Meeting

                                                                                                 

                June 23, 2020                                                                                   City Hall

       7:00 p.m.                                                                                           102 Main Street              MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Trevino called the meeting of June 23, 2020 to order at 7:03 p.m

FLAG SALUTE

Mayor Trevino lead everyone in the flag salute

COUNCIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL PRESENT

Jose Trevino                      Alice Koerner, City Clerk Treasurer

                                            Norma Martinez, Clerk

VIA ZOOM

Julie Sharp                        Chief Araguz, Police Chief               

Lilia Villarreal                  Maggie Estrada -Absent

Hilda Guzman                   Juan Isiordia

Jodie Luke, PW                 Virgil Newman, FD 

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

No questions received

MINUTES

Councilwoman Guzman stated that the call to order and flag salute were led by the Mayor Pro-Tem Isiordia and not by Mayor Trevino.  Correction were noted

It was moved by Councilwoman Villarreal to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Guzman.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Isiordia          I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

BILLS

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to pay the bills in the amount of $59,911.34. Motion was seconded by Councilman Villarreal.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Isiordia          I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Fund Totals 6/23/2020

C/E                                            $           19,086.75

ST                                             $             3,726.73

EMS                                          $                  17.57

CRIME PREVENTION            $                380.00

WATER/SEWER                     $           33,365.63

GARBAGE                               $             3,288.39

IRRIGATION                            $                  46.27

TOTAL                                    $           59,911.34

A/P Checks 43855 to 43882 in the amount of $59,911.34            

P/R Checks of May 29, 2020, 43845-43854 plus payroll direct deposit in the amount of $55,410.79

Treasurers Checks for April 2020: 11620-11627 in the amount of $5,923.74

FIREWORKS

Mayor Trevino stated that he wanted to clarify the City’s action not to ban the fireworks during the CO-VID Pandemic because of recent posting on Facebook.  He said that more than three weeks ago he contacted the City’s attorney to see if it was a possibility to ban the use of fireworks this year because of the Corona Virus. In speaking with the attorney, because the Fireworks are regulated by an RCW and the City adopted the Ordinance with the same conditions, this action can’t be done by the City because any changes would need to be done a year in advance.  Many concerns were discussed, one being visitors from other cities coming to Granger with symptoms and spreading the virus, to the citizens having to follow the Governor’s requirements for being in Phase 1.  Also discussed was the need to try and put in place an emergency clause in our Ordinance that would allow the City to stop the lighting of fireworks during such emergencies as we have now.  It was suggested that it may be to late for this year, but solutions and options should be discussed with the City attorney after the Fourth of July. 

Debbie Klueber: Asked if fireworks are allowed in Granger or not.

Mayor Trevino:  Yes, fireworks are allowed.

Jose Diaz:  Stated he would challenge the city clause, please look at the RCW

Mayor Trevino:  Repeated Mr. Diaz’s comment to the City Council.

Patrick and Roy Cardenas:  How many people are allowed to gather.

Mayor Trevino:   You are to follow Governor’s phase 1, 5 people or immediate family.

Councilwoman Sharp:  Addressed the public and stated that she appreciated the public comments and thanked them for taking time to listen to the City Council meeting. 

ADJOURNMENT

It was motion by Councilwoman Isiordia to adjourn the meeting.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Villarreal

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilwoman Isiordia          I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.

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