July 28, 2020 Preliminary Council Minutes

GRANGER CITY COUNCIL

July 28, 2020

Zoom Meeting

                                                                                                 

July 28, 2020                                                                                    City Hall                                                                                 

7:00 p.m.                                                                                         102 Main Street

MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Trevino called the meeting of July 28, 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                       Lt. Ceja , PD               

Lilia Villarreal                Maggie Estrada -Absent

Hilda Guzman                 Juan Isiordia

Jodie Luke, PW               Virgil Newman, FD

PUBLIC HEARING – 6 YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Mayor Trevino opened the public hearing at 7:04 and explained that the City Council has held off on any type of business that requires a public hearing because of the pandemic and the restrictions that come along with it.  Mayor stated that because we are up against a deadline is the reason the City decided to conduct this Public Hearing.  Mayor then turned the meeting over to the Public Works Director, Jodie Luke for him to give a brief overview of the plan.  Jodie explained that the Street Projects listed on the plan were not written in stone and the plan could be amended at any time for changes.  He stated that the plan included improvements to gravel streets, listed are Peterson, Dean, Barker and West Blvd.  Council had many questions concerning other streets that needed to be improved and asked why they couldn’t be considered.  Mayor explained that TIB, (Transportation Improvement Board) had many requirements the streets have to meet in order for to qualify, such as being a main arterial street, must be already fully or partially graveled.  He stated that he, Jodie and the City engineers have been working on trying to get as much funding as possible, however are limited by requirement by TIB.  Mayor Trevino then asked if any of the staff had any questions, hearing none he continued and stated that we had received one comment and he would read it into the record.   Comments came from Carmen Tollefson and it reads as follows: 

I hope there will be some money spent on Bagley Road.  That road was hard surfaced at individuals’ expense…no city money was used.  The road is now breaking apart in places.  It needs repair which the city promised they would provide when the homeowners who use that road agreed to pay for the hard surface.  The population who use that road has grown considerably over the last few years.  I would appreciate your attention to this request. 

Thank You

Carmen Tollefson

1102 Eagle Nest Drive

Granger, WA 98932

Mayor asked if had anyone had comments on this.  Council asked for information on Bagley Road.  Jodie stated that the homeowners at the time this was done, did indeed pay for the surfacing, with the understanding the City would take part of the upkeep on Bagley Road.  Jodie said that the use of that road has tripled with the completion of the subdivision on Eagle Nest Drive/Bagley Road.  He did say that it would need to be addressed, however not sure if that road met the requirements to be placed on this plan and he would be looking into it.  Hearing no more comments, the Mayor closed the Public Hearing at 7:17 p.m.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

No questions received

MINUTES

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to approve the minutes as written.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Villarreal. 

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution 2020-04 – Adopting 6 Year Transportation Improvement Program

It was moved by Councilwoman Sharp to adopt Resolution 2020-04, which adopts a revised and extended Comprehensive Six Year Transportation Improvement Program for the City of Granger.

It was seconded by Councilwoman Guzman.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal      I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman        I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

BILLS

It was moved by Councilwoman Guzman to pay the bills in the amount of $79,177.20. Motion was seconded by Councilman Isiordia.

Call for vote:

Councilwoman Sharp             I

Councilwoman Villarreal       I

Councilman Isiordia               I

Councilwoman Guzman         I

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Fund Totals 7/28/2020

C/E                                         $           17,411.28

ST                                          $             3,148.08

EMS                                       $             2,689.22

WATER/SEWER                   $           55,797.36

GARBAGE                             $                  71.69

IRRIGATION                        $                  59.57

TOTAL                                  $           79,177.20

A/P Checks 43944 to 43971 in the amount of $79,177.20            

P/R Checks of July 29, 2020, 43972-43984 plus payroll direct deposit in the amount of $83,436.38

Treasurers Checks for June 2020: 11628-11636 in the amount of $2,069.89

ADJOURNMENT

It was motion by Councilman Sharp to adjourn the meeting.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Guzman

MOTION CARRIED 4-0

Meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m.

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