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THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

MARCH 1, 1999

MEETING NO. 99-07: The Regular meeting of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, held in the Assembly Chambers of the Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Dennis Egan.

  1. FLAG SALUTE was led by Mayor Egan.
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. Assembly Present: Garrett, Kibby, MacKinnon, Perkins, Powell, Egan, and Koelsch

    Assembly Absent: Hagevig, and Muñoz

    A quorum was present.

    Staff Present: Marian Miller, Municipal Clerk; Dave Palmer, City Manager; John Corso, City Attorney; Joe Buck, Engineering Director; Al Heese, Airport Administrative Officer; Craig Duncan, Finance Director; Joe Graham, Port Director; Roger Healy, Chief Projects Engineer; Christine Blackgoat, HSS Director; Richard Gummow, Police Chief; Mel Personette, Police Captain; Tim Allen, Risk Management; Gary Bader, School District; and John Sanbei, School District.

  4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - None

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

    1. Status Report: Mayor’s Y2K Task Force

Mr. Northrip noted in the packet a list of the different task force chairs and co-chairs. He said each committee were currently adding members of the public and only the committee on food supply has actually held a meeting. All other committees will begin scheduling meetings, which will be announced to the public. The next Task Force meeting would be March 15th at noon to hear about water and sewer preparedness and to receive a presentation from the Juneau Chapter of the Red Cross on emergency planning. The meeting following that one will include Bob Poe, the State of Alaska’s Y2K coordinator. They have heard from the Juneau International Airport regarding its functionality and they were very encouraged by what they heard. They also heard from AEL&P about their preparedness and the reliability of Juneau’s power supply. The news was primarily encouraging. AEL&P has determined that every critical point in the chain is a human being, not a computer. They will be preparing for a town meeting but before they do that, they want to make sure each committee has had a chance to gather the necessary information on their sector.

Mr. Perkins, as the liaison to the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board, said he heard the overview given to that board at their last meeting. It was very encouraging as well and he suggested Mr. Northrip call and get a copy from them of where they are in their process.

Mr. Northrip indicated they could not give any assurances about things that were beyond the task force’s control. They have been through all the sectors and feel relatively comfortable. There is no way to know what it will be like until we have been through it.

Mayor Egan conveyed the Assembly’s appreciation to the Task Force. Mr. Northrip presented each assemblymember with a copy of how the Wall Street Journal may have covered January 1, 1000.

  1. MANAGER’S REQUEST FOR AGENDA CHANGES
  2. Mr. Palmer pointed out that the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Ordinance 99-04 was a red folder item.

  3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
  4. Robert Garrison, 528 W. 11th, testified as an avid walker, and he suggested a bigger effort be made to keep the main sidewalks downtown cleared so people do not have to walk in the street.

    Mr. Garrett has discussed with Mr. Buck and Mr. Palmer the possibility of working out a deal with the State to take over, or trade, some of the responsibilities. Technically, it is the State’s responsibility.

    Susan Favro, 17415 Christine Avenue, thanked the Assembly for their support since the first Com-Tech was held four years ago. Each of the assemblymembers was presented with a tote bag which included some of the materials that were handed out at the conference. Mayor Egan thanked her and the Alaska Committee for all their help. Ms. Favro said the impact of the conference was growing each year. Mayor Egan recognized Nancy Cashen and thanked her as well for all her work on the Alaska Committee.

  5. CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Perkins asked for the removal of item B1, Resolution 1980 for the purpose of discussion. Mr. Garrett asked for the removal of item A1, Ordinance 99-04.

MOTION - by Garrett, to adopt the Consent Agenda as amended with the deletion of A1 and B1, and he asked unanimous consent. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

A. Ordinances for Introduction

2. Ordinance No. 99-05

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WATER UTILITY CODE TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR TERMINATION OF SERVICE.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

3. Ordinance No. 99-06

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO ADOPT REGULATIONS GOVERNING PUBLIC USE OF THE MUNICIPAL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

    1. Ordinance No. 99-09
    2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PURCHASING CODE TO AUTHORIZE PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL AND STATE DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS AND TO REPEAL LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.

      Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

    3. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AD)
    4. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING TO THE MANAGER THE SUM OF $1,001,217 FOR GENERAL AVIATION AND AIR CARGO AREA IMPROVEMENTS, REPLACEMENT OF SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT AND A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT STUDY AT THE JUNEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. SUCH FUNDS, $968,920 PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND $32,297 PROVIDED BY THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES.

      Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

    5. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AE)

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING TO THE MANAGER THE SUM OF $2,800,000 FOR CONTINUATION OF PHASE II OF BARTLETT REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S PROJECT 98. SUCH FUNDS PROVIDED BY BARTLETT REGIONAL HOSPITAL RETAINED EARNINGS.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

B. Resolutions

C. Bid Awards

    1. Bid Award No. E99-221: Augustus Brown Swimming Pool Exterior Renovation.
    2. Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended award of this project to North Pacific Steel Erectors, Inc. in the amount bid for a total award of $129,261.60.

    3. Bid Award No. E99-226: Ferry Dock Mooring Dolphin
    4. Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended award of this project to Western Marine Construction, Inc. in the amount bid, for the base bid and additive alternate, for a total award of $171,500, contingent upon adoption of Ordinance No. 98-17 (AB) scheduled for public hearing on tonight’s agenda.

    5. Bid Award No. E99-234: Health and Social Services Building Ventilation System/Minor Remodel.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended award of this project to Jack’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in the amount bid for the base bid for a total award of $361,000.00.

D. Transfer Request:

1. Transfer Request No. T-658:

TRANSFERS $132,784 FROM LINELLEN HEIGHTS STREET RECONSTRUCTION LID (CIP R412-58) AND $400,000 FROM SIMPSON AND DAVID STREETS RECONSTRUCTION LID (CIP R412-63) FOR A TOTAL TRANSFER OF $532,784 TO ST. ANN’S AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION (CIP R412-61).

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this transfer be approved.

A-1 Ordinance No. 99-04

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING THE FOR-HIRE VEHICLE CODE, ENACTING THE COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VEHICLE CODE, AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

Mr. Garrett said this ordinance was a total rewrite of the vehicle for hire code. There were two parts, ordinance 99-04 and the draft regulations to implement the ordinance. The Commercial Vehicle Task Force would have a special public hearing on Monday the 8th at 5:15 in the chambers. It would be a formal meeting with minutes to gather comment on both the ordinance and draft regulation. The goal would be a revised ordinance and regulation that the Assembly can take final action on by March 15th. As part of the regular ordinance adoption process, there will be another public hearing at the March 15 regular Assembly meeting.

Public Participation: None at this time

Assembly Action:

MOTION - by Garrett, to defer any action on this ordinance. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

B1. Resolution No. 1980

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MANAGER TO LEASE 2.52 ACRES OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO BARTLETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING A NURSING CARE FACILITY.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this resolution be adopted.

Mayor Egan pointed out that the title would need to be changed to Bartlett Regional Hospital. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

Mr. Perkins spoke in support of the resolution. He informed the Manager that he had been in contact with some of the hospital board of directors and one individual on St. Ann’s board. There had been discussions with the two boards and he was hopeful that eventually the two would be working as one. Bartlett Regional Hospital Board directors did endorse this proposal. The Lands Committee all reviewed it and supported it as well. He encouraged the Manager to speak with both boards and get input from them and to make sure the boards are working together.

Mayor Egan asked Mr. Palmer to write a letter of thanks on behalf of the Assembly to Mr. Corbus of AEL&P for his donation of ½ acre towards this facility.

Public Participation: None

Assembly Action:

MOTION - by Perkins, to adopt Resolution No. 1980, and he asked unanimous consent. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

  1. ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

1. Ordinance No. 99-03

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PURCHASING CODE TO REDEFINE THE TERM "PARTY" TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ONE MEMBER OF THE BIDDING REVIEW BOARD BE A LAWYER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE BIDDING REVIEW BOARD.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Participation: None

Assembly Action:

MOTION - by Garrett, to adopt Ordinance No. 99-03.

Mr. Garrett said at a recent PW&F meeting, the committee approved a recommendation from the city engineer and the city manager to make a change about the submission of sub-contractors lists within five days after being awarded a bid, like the states policy, rather than having to provide them up front. That has been one of the points of contention that have lead to a number of bid protests. This would take a small amount of money and would ease the process significantly, in addition to this ordinance.

There being no objection, it was so ordered.

    1. Ordinance No. 99-07
    2. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MANAGER TO DISPOSE OF LOT 2, BLOCK C, HURLOCK SUBDIVISION.

      Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be adopted.

      Public Participation: None

      Assembly Action:

      MOTION - by Garrett, to adopt Ordinance No. 99-07 and he asked unanimous consent. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

      Mayor Egan asked the Manager to write a letter of thanks to Ms. Powell for her donation of services.

    3. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AA)
    4. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING TO THE MANAGER THE SUM OF $75,000 TO PURCHASE A NEW HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND BILLING SYSTEM. SUCH FUNDS PROVIDED BY LEASE PROCEEDS.

      Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be adopted.

      Public Participation: None

      Assembly Action:

      MOTION - by Perkins, to adopt Ordinance No. 98-17 (AA) and he asked unanimous consent. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

    5. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AB)
    6. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING TO THE MANAGER THE SUM OF $75,000 TO CONSTRUCT A SECOND CATWALK WITHIN THE MOORING DOLPHIN AT THE FERRY DOCK WHARF. SUCH FUNDS PROVIDED BY PORT FUND UNRESERVED FUND BALANCE.

      Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be adopted.

      Public Participation: None

      Assembly Action:

      MOTION - by Kibby, to adopt Ordinance No. 98-17 (AB) and he asked unanimous consent. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

    7. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AC)

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING TO THE MANAGER THE SUM OF $114,000 TO PURCHASE LOTS 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK D, GREENWOOD SUBDIVISION FOR OFF-STREET PARKING AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE BLACKERBY RIDGE TRAIL. SUCH FUNDS PROVIDED BY LAND FUND UNRESERVED FUND BALANCE.

Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Participation:

Bill Chisam, 6550 North Douglas, testified in support of the ordinance. He said this was one of the trails in the Juneau area that he has never tried to hike, the primary reason being the access to it. He had a call about a year ago from a person who did not object to the public crossing his property, if they requested permission, so they could access the trail. He did object to people crossing his property and being rude to his dog, in addition to other things. One of them wanted to know why his dog barked at their dog, even though they were in the position of being a trespasser. The problem has been around for a long time and needs to be resolved. It is part of the effort to improve trailhead access. As far as parking two blocks away, that is fine, except that there again you are with your kids and dogs, going through a neighborhood rather than simply going to a trail head, parking and then going up. While the trail itself could use improvements, he understood there were problems that would result if there was heavy traffic, but the fact is that it is a trail and it does need proper access.

Assembly Action:

MOTION - by Kibby, to adopt Ordinance No. 98-17 (AC).

Mr. Kibby asked Mr. Buck to come forward. He referred to the map and asked if on the next three lots to the property there was anything being built on them. Mr. Buck believed that Mr. Schroth's house was on two lots directly at the top of Wire Street; the Blackerby Trail as shown on the map, goes through his house.

Mr. Kibby said originally, the property acquisition was not being looked at as a trailhead but as acquisition for the CBJ landlocked parcel in the back. That parcel was listed for disposal when the LMP was first enacted in 1991. He said Mr. Buck had mentioned in the past the need for a catchment area for the drainage up there, especially near the top of Wire Street. In looking at the property today, he discovered that the topography of that area, these three lots would be the most suitable area for a catchment basin.

Mr. MacKinnon objected because there was nothing in the title of the ordinance that addressed the access or the catchment. Mr. Kibby said at the last meeting he was sorry to see it had been written in that light and that the Manager’s report did not reflect clearly enough that this was an acquisition for access.

Mr. MacKinnon suggested adding to the title, after Subdivision "for access to a land locked parcel of CBJ land located immediately behind Greenwood Subdivision". Mr. Corso said the Manager proposed ending the title after the word subdivision in the first sentence. He said it was not required that the purpose of the acquisition be stated and to remove it would be less of a change than making it different.

Mr. MacKinnon was not excited about buying property to make a parking lot when there was a parking lot two blocks away. Mr. Palmer pointed out that the primary purpose of the ordinance was to appropriate the money to purchase the lot. Anything done with the lots that would require money would come before the Assembly. He added that he was currently not even sure that the owner would sell the property.

Mr. Koelsch said "or other property as suitable" should be added as was suggested so that if this deal does not go through, we can still find some property to access the property behind it. Mr. Kibby said he would accept that as a friendly amendment to the title change. He would rather have this back before the Assembly to see what property it is that is being considered. Property on either side of these three lots will have different handicaps with the topography that may or may not be more expensive. He still felt confident that discussions would proceed with the owner of this property.

Friendly amendment - by MacKinnon that everything in the title after the words "Greenwood Subdivision" be deleted. In Section two, delete everything after Greenwood Subdivision. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

Mayor Egan asked Mr. Buck if the lot at the top of Wire Street would be best for the catchment. Mr. Buck said that Mr. Schroth’s house was at the very top and the stream that was in question was coming down to the left of his house. They would need an easement down that side of the property line to deal with it. Mr. Tonsgard lot is the first one to the left. There may be a need for an easement to Mr. Schroth’s lot to make a grizzly work.

There being no objection to the main motion, it was so ordered.

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    1. Multiple Charities Association Co-op, et al. v. CBJ Sales Tax Office:

Proposed Decision on Motion for Waiver of Jurisdiction.

Administrative Report: Attached. As this was an adjudicatory matter, the Manager had no recommendation.

Assembly Action:

MOTION – by Garrett, that the Assembly adopt the proposed decision. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

  1. NEW BUSINESS - None
  2. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

A. Manager’s Report - Action Items - None

B. Manager’s Report - Information Items

1. City Manager’s 2nd Quarter Report to the Assembly: October – December, 1998.

Administrative Report: Attached.

C. Attorney’s Report

    1. Law Department’s 2nd Quarter Report to the Assembly: October – December,

1998.

Administrative Report: Attached.

Mr. Garrett asked for an update on how the second prosecutor was working. Mr. Corso said the caseload has increased from 209 charges in the forth quarter of 1997 to 240 charges in the forth quarter of 1998. That is an increase of about 17%. When the second prosecutor was before the Assembly for consideration, he was reporting an annual increase of about 15%. He said in the past six months, since receiving the second prosecutor, there have been four jury trials. That is also an increase from previous years. The fact that we are willing to go to a jury trial sends a message to defendants and the defense bar.

Mr. Palmer added that the public defender’s contract, which was administered out of the Manager’s Office, during the same period of time has consumed all the money that was set aside for conflicts. The public defender’s who are under contract, if they have a client where they have a conflict and another attorney is hired, that money has been consumed. Staff is looking for additional money to cover the defense side of things.

Mr. Garrett said it had been suggested last year at budget time, that this was the logical conclusion that would be reached and that the Assembly would have to consider beefing up the public defender’s budget also. He asked Mr. Palmer if he felt that would be the case. Mr. Palmer said because of increased activity, the increases of conflict with the council under contract would require more money.

Mr. Garrett said entering this budget cycle, he felt this would be a good area to have a bit of a concentrated session involving the Police Chief to get a sense from that department about how well the experiment is working.

R E C E S S

7:55 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.

  1. MAYOR AND COMMITTEE REPORTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
    1. Revised Pending Items
    2. Unappropriated General Fund Unreserved Fund Balance
    3. Assembly Contingency Fund Balance
    4. Committee Reports
    1. Standing Committees:
    1. Committee of the Whole – Mr. MacKinnon announced a COW on March 22nd at 5 p.m. Three items would include the TAC presentation on their survey results, a presentation on the Tee Harbor water extension as well as the Pt. Stephens water. Ms. Miller added there would be a special COW on Monday at noon on the SE Transportation Plan.
    2. Finance Committee – Mr. Perkins said the agenda has been light the last couple months but they would be gearing up next month. He would bring a calendar forward in the next couple weeks.
    3. Human Resources Committee – Mr. Powell said they met today and would report on that meeting at the next meeting.
    4. Lands and Resources Committee – Mr. Kibby said Lands would be meeting on March 10th at noon, in room 211. There would be further discussions on the West Douglas plan with Goldbelt and the gravel pit.
    5. Public Works and Facilities Committee – Mr. Garrett said there was a meeting schedule for Wednesday. They would be meeting twice a month for the next couple months getting ready for summer. They would be hearing a report on the Duck Creek restoration project; a proposed improvement program in the Lawson Creek area; direct grants to the legislature; and close out of CIPs. Money would be shifted around and courtesy of Mr. Buck, they have found the money to pay for the DC lobbyist. He said it looked like they would be proceeding with the Simpson, David, John LID as that LID vote was approved pretty substantially.
    1. Board Liaison Reports

Mayor Egan said the Alaska Committee would meet on Wednesday at 7 a.m. in the JEDC Conference Room.

Mr. Perkins, as the liaison to the Juneau Economic Development Council, wanted to acknowledge some of the work the JEDC has been involved with. Most recently they handled the SE AK revolving loan fund. Sitka put in some of their funds from the Timber monies they received. The JEDC helped close that loan of $880,000 for a manufacturing business in Sitka.

  1. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
  2. Mr. Koelsch acknowledged the dedication of the Bartlett House on Saturday and he thought that who ever was behind that project should be congratulated. He asked when they would hear about the Marine Highway Reservation Building. Mayor Egan said the study was completed and there would be discussion on Friday at 7:30. Mr. Koelsch continued and said being south, he noticed the price of gas was less than $.90 in some places. He asked if the Assembly ever got involved in that or was it just a state obligation. Mr. Palmer said the Attorney General’s office had looked into that on more than one occasion. Mayor Egan said the Assembly had tried to get involved before, but the delegation said it was a state issue. Mr. Perkins suggested bringing it up for a delegation meeting.

    Mr. Perkins verified that on Wednesday there would be a joint meeting with the school board. Mr. Garrett said due to a legislative schedule, he and the president of the school board would not be able attend until 5:15 or 5:30. The start of the meeting was delayed until 5:30. Ms. Miller would advertise the change and notify the school board.

    Mr. Perkins said with regards to the St. Ann’s facility, he would like to thank Mr. Corbus for his donation.

    Mr. Kibby asked the status of the Point Stephens water line. Mr. Garrett said that would be discussed on the 22nd of March. Mr. Kibby asked if it would be moved forward. Mr. Buck said the issue would be brought back from the Planning Commission to the COW looking at those issues that were presented to the Planning Commission. They would not be revisiting the design itself, but they would be looking at the land use issues. Mr. Kibby asked if those land use issues had to do with how many lots are sold and in what area. Mr. Buck thought the issues had to do with rezoning, use of natural parklands for residential purposes and similar issues. Mr. Kibby said when the issue left the Lands and PW&F, there were a number of items still open as far as how many lots, what the circulation of traffic would be if any, exactly where the water line was going to lay and etc. Mr. Buck said that would be included in his presentation. Mr. MacKinnon thought the options had been narrowed down.

    Mr. Garrett commended city staff for putting up with number of phone calls about snow removal and for keeping up with good cheer. He thought Mr. Garrison did raise a valid point and as the snow starts melting and freezing, people are slipping on the ice, into the road. There needs to be a solution to the sidewalk issue. He went on to say that he had a better capital city issue that had been raised to him by some legislators and their families. They love the amenities that we have, particularly the Capital School Park. There has also been a lot of activity of people walking their dogs in that area and not following proper sanitary procedures under the law. He would like someone to sweep through both Capital School Park and Chicken Yard Park on a regular basis to clean up that waste. Mr. Garrett continued and said there would be a meeting scheduled on Friday the 12th at noon for the Commercial Passenger Task Force. He said with regards to the regulation, there would be 30 days commencing tomorrow for written comments.

    Mayor Egan clarified there were no committee appointments to be made at this meeting.

    Mr. Powell noted today was Peace Corp. Volunteer Day and he thanked those in the community who have served in the Peace Corp.

    Mayor Egan reminded everyone of the delegation meeting on Friday at 7:30. There would be another delegation meeting on the 19th, at noon, which would include a presentation by the DOT on $88M plan to rejuvenate Egan Drive. He said the AML was finalizing a draft format for communities to have a town meeting to address the fiscal crisis and to gather ideas from the community. All assemblymembers would get a copy of that and he would like to schedule a 2-3 hour public meeting the first part of April to get input from residents of Juneau. He thanked the assemblymembers who were able to attend the get-together with John Roots. He felt Mr. Roots would be a terrific lobbyist and he felt the Assembly made a very wise decision in hiring him.

    Mayor Egan continued and said he felt the Bartlett House was a great addition to the Bartlett campus and that it solidified Juneau’s capital friendly stature in the region. He said the Assembly approved $100,000 of the SAFE money received from congress and donated it to that facility. He was impressed with the building and the amount of private, individual and other community donations. It came in one time and under budget and is beautiful. The first tenant will arrive on the 8th from Wrangell, the Bartlett family.

    Mayor Egan attended Goldbelt’s 25th anniversary and he congratulated Goldbelt and wished them luck. Finally, with regard to the Board of Equalization, he instructed staff to survey other communities to find out how they are doing BOE’s. This Assembly was one of the few in the state that acts as a BOE. It has been recommended in the past that the BOE should be appointed by the Assembly or council, to get it out of the political process.

    Mr. Perkins supported that request and felt it should be address at this level. He asked if that would include the make up of the BOE and what parts of the community are represented.

    Mr. Garrett was also in total support. He asked if it would be an ordinance or a charter amendment. Mr. Corso would look into that.

    Mr. Powell said that even if it was a charter amendment, he would be in support of that change. He suggested that if there was a need for a charter amendment, discussion include dealing with the city clerk’s issue and who she reports to. There was no objection to directing Mr. Palmer to get that information.

  3. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS - None
  4. ADJOURNMENT - There being no further business to come before the Assembly, and no objection, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Signed: ________________________________

Mayor Egan

 

Countersigned: ________________________________

Marian Miller, Clerk