1.1 - January 9, 2019 Minutes

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DAYTON CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

111 S. 1st Street

Dayton, WA 99328

1. CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Craig George calls the meeting to order at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Roll Call: Present: Kathy Berg, Matt Wiens, Dain Nysoe, Byron Kaczmarski, Delphine Bailey,

Mike Paris, Zac Weatherford

Staff: Meagan Bailey, Planning Director; Trina Cole, City Administrator

2. CONSENT AGENDA:

ACTION: Berg makes a motion; Paris seconds the motion, and the motion carries unanimously

approving the Consent Agenda as follows:

Approval of the following vouchers for payment:

Claims: 46406-46407; 46461-46524; 46556 $ 116,354.66

Payroll: 46525-46555 $ 65,331.96

Total $ 181,686.62.

3. SPECIAL GUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT

Kathryn Witherington, 702 N. 1st Street, also serving as Port of Columbia Economic Development

Coordinator, provides statistics regarding the affordable housing in Columbia County. She

explains that she is seeking out volunteers to serve on a solution-based affordable housing

committee for the area. Discussion surrounds the value of incentives in creating affordable

housing for Dayton. Mayor George states that Meagan Bailey, Planning Director will be a

volunteer on the committee. Berg asks if senior housing will be considered. Ms. Witherington

states yes, that is part of a multi-tiered solution. There is no action.

4. COMMITTEE/BOARD/ COMMISSIONER REPORTS

Public Safety – There is no report.

Public Works – There is no report.

Finance – There is no report.

Parks/Public Grounds – Cole reports that the City was selected to submit a full proposal for the

Department of Urban Forestry’s Small Community Forestry Assistance Program. The proposal is

due in February. Nysoe asks what the grant would be specifically used for. D. Bailey and Cole

explain that the proposal is to hire a consultant to assist the City and stakeholders in creating

management solutions for the Main Street Trees.

Planning/Economic Development – There is no report.

Personnel – There is no report.

Emergency Management – There is no report.

Chamber of Commerce – There is no report.

Commissioners – There is no report.

5. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS

Sheriff – Wiens reports that the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Citizen Academy in 2019.

Public Works – There is no report.

Agenda: 02/13/2019

No. 2(A)(iii)

01/09/2019 City Council Minutes

Approved: 02/13/2019

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Planning Director/Code Compliance – M. Bailey reports: December’s Code Compliance Focus

and commends cooperation efforts of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in the abatement

process; updated Comprehensive Plan Update timeline; and, based on building activity statistics,

property value increases reflect that property owners are reinvesting in their properties. Nysoe

asks if fire marshal inspections are underway in the downtown district. M. Bailey responds that

letters of notice have been drafted, currently under review and walk through of downtown will

be within the week. D. Bailey asks if the open administrative assistant position is still open. M.

Bailey states yes.

D. Bailey comments on the recent positive feedback she received from individuals that visited Ski

Bluewood and stayed locally for three days.

City Clerk-Treasurer – There is no report.

Mayor Pro-Tempore – There is no report.

Mayor – There is no report.

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

7. NEW BUSINESS

ACTION: Nysoe nominates D. Bailey to serve as Mayor Pro-Tempore in 2019. D. Bailey states

that although she would like to serve as Mayor Pro-Tempore, the County has advised her

that it would be a conflict of interest for her to serve in that capacity. D. Bailey makes a

motion and Berg seconds the motion to elect Zac Weatherford to serve as the 2019 Mayor

Pro-Tempore. There is no further discussion. The motion carries unanimously.

8. FINAL PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

9. ADJOURN

With no further business to come before the Council, the regular meeting is adjourned at 6:29 p.m.

City of Dayton

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By: Craig George, Mayor

Attested: Approved:

02/13/2019

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Dayton

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