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City Council Meeting Audio Files

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In an effort to make Council actions and discussions easier to access, we have included time codes for each agenda item below. Council meetings are listed in reverse chronological order.

2022 Audio Files with Agenda Time Codes

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Audio Time Codes:

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. PROCLAMATION – 00:00:52

  1. Blood Donor Month Proclamation – Click here to read the Proclamation

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:06:15
Comment made thanking Council for passing a Code of Ethics at the previous meeting and thanking all community volunteers involved in Ridgefield.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:07:45
Approved unanimously.

V. PRESENTATION

  1. Port of Ridgefield Update, Randy Mueller – 00:08:09
    Randy Mueller, CEO of the Post of Ridgefield provided an update on current Port projects.

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Interagency Agreement Between the City of Ridgefield and City of La Center Relating to Law Enforcement Services – 00:15:20
    Passed unanimously. Agreement to enable Ridgefield PD to provide law enforcement assistance in La Center as needed. Priority will continue to be police services in Ridgefield.
  2. Motion – Approval of Downtown Street Tree Selection – 00:20:00
    Passed. An arborist was hired to identify trees that should be removed in downtown Ridgefield because of the health of the tree and/or problems created on the sidewalk due to the tree roots. The identified trees were removed. A public survey was performed to identify the trees that should be planted to replace those trees. Consistent with the public survey, Council approved the Eddie White Wonder Dogwood to fill the 21 empty tree wells.
  3. Motion – Approval of an Agreement Between City of Ridgefield and Tesla, Inc. – 00:30:00
    Passed unanimously. Agreement to allow Tesla to install 12 Tesla Super Chargers and two level 2 universal charging stations at the Ridgefield Park and Ride in early 2023.
  4. Resolution No. 606 – Declaring Certain Property as Surplus and Authorizing Its Disposition – 00:37:00
    Passed unanimously. Certain equipment and supplies will be surplused due to end of useful life, or the City is unable to effectively use the materials.

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:40:10
Comment about electric vehicles.
Comment about tree selection.

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICE/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 00:43:00
  2. Mayor – 00:50:15
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 00:51:15

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Audio Time Codes:

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call

II. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:02:00
No comments made during public comment.

III. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:02:38
Approved unanimously.

IV. PRESENTATION

  1. Workforce Southwest WA Update – 00:02:55
    Developing a Quality Jobs Strategy for employers to implement, and training employees to place with high quality employers in selected job areas. Working with employers in Ridgefield.
  2. Transportation Safety Plan – 00:16:22
    A hired consultant conducted a study of Ridgefield streets and intersections to identify safety needs and potential solutions. With the completed safety plan, the City is eligible to apply for grant funding through the WSDOT City Safety Program.
  3. 2022 Parks Board Work Plan – 00:46:00
    Reviewed 2021 Accomplishments and projects for 2022 with a focus on connecting trails.

v. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Park Naming – DeMelo Park – 00:55:15
    Approved unanimously. Request to name the park in Phase 5 of Kemper Grove subdivision after Joe Melo, who passed away in 2021. He designed the park along with other parks/trails in Ridgefield.
  2. Motion – Approval of Kemper Grove Phase 2 Final Plat – 00:59:23
    Approved unanimously. The final plat will subdivide Phase 2 of Kemper Grove subdivision into 22 single-family detached residential lots and 26 attached single family residential lots.
  3. Motion – Approval of the Appointment Process for City Councilor – 01:08:56
    Approved unanimously. Application process for appointment of new City Councilmember will begin 2/11/2022, the selection process will include three opportunities for public input including a town hall, and the final appointment will be 3/24/2022.
  4. Motion – Approval of Code of Ethics – 01:16:55
    Approved unanimously with amendments. Created a Code of Conduct for the Mayor and Councilmembers including consequences for violations.

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:28:50
No comments made during public comment.

VII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICE/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 01:29:30
  2. Mayor – 01:39:50
    Ken Spurlock appointed to the Clark County Arts Commission as a representative for the City of Ridgefield.
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:47:15

Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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I. STUDY SESSION

  1. YMCA Design Presentation – Click here to view design renderings

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Audio Time Codes:

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute – 00:00:20
  2. Roll Call – 00:00:45

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:01:42
Comment from Port of Ridgefield CEO Randy Mueller regarding his new role at the Port.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:07:20
Approved unanimously.

V. PRESENTATION – 00:07:45

  1. Community Experience Survey Update

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1362 – Transportation Impact Fee List Update – 00:35:20
    Adopted unanimously. Impact fees are one-time charges assessed by a local government against a new development project to help pay for new or expanded public facilities that will directly address the increased demand for services created by that development. Transportation impact fees (TIF) are used for public streets and roads. This business item updates the list of TIF eligible projects.
  2. Resolution No. 605 – Authorization to Apply for Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Grant – 00:45:35
    Approved unanimously. 2. Council provided authorization to apply for a $1.6 million grant to replace the 13’’ Gee Creek culvert with a 24” wide arch culvert that conveys Gee Creek under Royle Road.
  3. Motion – Approval of Contract with PBS Engineering for Royle Road Design – 00:51:00
    Approved unanimously.  3. The City’s Capital Facilities Plan provides for widening Royle Road to a 2-lane roadway with a planted center median and pedestrian facilities. This contract will complete final design for segment of the road between So. 19th Street & Hillhurst and Wells Drive to Legacy Trails Apartments.
  4. Motion – Approval of Contract with PBS Engineering for Mayor’s Meadow Trail Design – 00:58:40
    Approved unanimously. 4. Contract is to design pedestrian and cyclist connectivity paralleling Pioneer from Mayor’s Meadow portion of Abram’s Park east to Reiman Road, connecting with the Gee Creek trail network on the west end and Smyth Road trail on the east end, and provide a bridge crossing Gee Creek.
  5. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1363 – Union Ridge North EMUO Removal – 01:08:48
    Adopted unanimously. 5. Changes zoning to remove the employment mixed use overlay on 9 contiguous parcels NW of the I5 Junction leaving the Commercial Regional Business Base Zone.
  6. Motion – Approval of Greely Farms Phase 2A Final Plat – 01:16:25
    Approved unanimously. Subdivides Greely Farms into 89 detached single family units, open space areas, a stormwater facility, trails and dedicates a 9-acre parcel for a park.

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:33:30
Comment thanking Don Stose for his time on Council.

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 01:36:00
  2. City Manager – 01:49:34

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Audio Time Codes:
I. City Council Members Oath of Office – 00:01:20
Councilmembers Stose, Onslow, and Lindsay take a ceremonial Oath of Office with Judge Wheeler

II. Public Comment– 00:04:24
Comment made complimenting Council on having a more open mind in the past 10-15 years and encouraging them to continue.

III. Consent Agenda – 00:06:18
Passed unanimously without discussion

IV. Presentation: Community Experience Survey Update
Presentation moved to January 27 Council meeting.

V. Business

1. Motion – Approval of RPOA (Ridgefield Police Officers Association) Collective Bargaining Agreement – 00:06:45.
Approved unanimously.
2. First Reading of Ordinance No. 1362 – Transportation Impact Fee List Update – 00:15:10
First reading, no action taken.
3. Motion – Approval of Contract with PBS Engineering for Master Planning and Design of Horns Corner Park – 00:26:57.
Approved unanimously.
4. Motion – Approval of Contract with DOWL for Master Planning and Design of Refuge Park – 00:34:00
Approved unanimously.
5. Resolution No. 603 – KDev Intent to Annex – 00:40:00
Adopted unanimously as geographically modified.

VI. Public Hearing/Business

1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1363 – Union Ridge North EMUO Removal – 00:55:52
First reading, no action taken.
2. Public Hearing and Approval of Resolution No. 604 – Ridgefield School District Proposition No. 7 General Obligation Bonds – 01:16:00
Adopted unanimously.

VII. Public Comment – 01:24:05
No comments made during public comment.

VIII. Selection of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem – 01:24:38
Councilor Stose nominated Jennifer Lindsay as Mayor for years 2022 and 2023. Councilor Lindsay selected unanimously as Mayor.
Councilor Coker nominated Rob Aichele as Mayor Pro Tem for years 2022 and 2023. Councilor Aichele selected unanimously as Mayor Pro Tem.

IX. Council/Presiding Officer/Staff Reports – 01

1. Council – 01:28:40
2. Mayor – 01:37:38
3. City Manager – 01:38:28

2021 Audio Files

12/16/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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12/02/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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11/19/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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11/04/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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10/29/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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10/14/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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09/23/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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09/09/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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08/26/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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08/05/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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07/22/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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07/08/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Meeting Type: City Council Appointment Interviews
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06/24/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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06/10/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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05/27/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting Part 1
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Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting Part 1
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05/06/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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04/22/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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04/08/2021
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03/25/2021
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03/11/2021
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02/25/2021
Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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02/11/2021
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01/28/2021
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01/14/2021
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