June 22 City Council Meeting in Brief
• The Longview Sandbaggers presented deeds to squirrel bridges numbers 2 through 6 installed by the Sandbaggers.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3348 accepting the deeds to the squirrel bridges.
• Congratulated Amber Torell on her receipt of the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities scholarship.
• Held a public hearing regarding the City’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (2018-2023) and RiverCities Transit Program of Projects.
• Approved Resolution No. 2225 adopting the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (2018-2023) and RiverCities Transit Program of Projects.
• Accepted the Planning Commission recommendation regarding updating the Critical Areas Ordinance and directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance for council review and adoption.
• Rejected a councilmember initiated request to prepare an ordinance amending the City’s fireworks regulations.
• Approved Lower Columbia Community Action Program as the recipient of Consortium Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) set aside and operating funds for 2017.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3325 amending LMC Chapter 16.32 regarding unfit structures.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3347 amending the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget transferring $400,000 into the Building Depreciation Fund.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3349 amending LMC Chapter 17.80 to update stormwater regulations to comply with the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Municipal Stormwater Permit.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3350 creating new LMC Chapter 17.90 to update stormwater illicit connection and discharge regulations to comply with the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Municipal Stormwater Permit.
• Approved Ordinance No. 3351 amending LMC Chapters 12 and 19 to incorporate stormwater low impact development best management practices to comply with the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Municipal Stormwater Permit.
• Directed staff to negotiate a developer agreement to share the costs of preparing the legal petition to form a local improvement district to construct Beech Street from 14th Ave to California Way.
• Directed staff to schedule a joint meeting with the Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District to discuss water supply silica removal treatment options.