August 2, 2021
City Hall -- Council Chambers
5:30 p.m. Regular meeting; 6:00 p.m. Public hearings. This meeting will be conducted in person, live streamed at and telecast live on Y-PAC, Spectrum Cable Channel 194 or you may call in and listen by dialing 1-253-215-8782 or 1-971-247-1195. When prompted for the meeting ID enter 966 7680 9298#. When prompted for the participant ID enter #. When prompted for the meeting password enter 505184#. Public comment is limited to items on the agenda and may be made in person or by phone if arranged in advance of the meeting at and must be received by 3 PM the day of the meeting. The request for oral comments must include your full name, city of residence, email address, phone number you will be calling from and the agenda topic you will address. Please note, the information you provide may be subject to disclosure pursuant to Washington State’s Public Record Act, chapter 42.56 RCW.

1.Roll Call
2.Pledge of Allegiance
3.Interpreter Services
4.Open Discussion for the Good of the Order
i.National Health Center Week proclamation
B.Presentations / Recognitions / Introductions
i.Introduction of Jennifer Ferrer-Santa Ines, Director of Finance and Budget
5.Council Reports
A.Discussion of an application for a grant for a feasibility study for an anaerobic digester
6.Consent Agenda
Items listed are considered routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion without discussion. A Council member may request to remove an item from the Consent Agenda and, if approved, it will be placed on the regular agenda for discussion and consideration.
A.Approval of minutes from the July 20, 2021 City Council regular meeting and July 27, 2021 City Council study session 
B.Project Completion and Contract Acceptance for Arlington Stormwater Improvements Project SW2522
C.Project Completion and Contract Acceptance for the Wastewater UV Slide Gate Replacement Project # WP2525
D.Resolution authorizing an Interagency Agreement with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission for School Zone Rectangular Rapid Flashing Signage at Roosevelt Elementary and McKinley Elementary Schools
E.Resolution ratifying the declaration of an emergency and authorizing execution of all applicable contracts for the labor and materials to replace 340 linear feet of failed sanitary sewer collection pipe
F.Resolution ratifying the declaration of an emergency and authorizing the rental of a biosolids dewatering centrifuge for the Wastewater Treatment Plant
G.Resolution authorizing an Agreement with Infrastructure Management Services for the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of the City's streets
H.Resolution extending the existing Operations and Maintenance Agreement with the Yakima Area Arboretum
7.Public Comment
Community members are invited to address items listed on the meeting agenda. There will be 35 minutes allotted for public comment with two and a half (2.5) minutes per speaker in order to allow as much opportunity as possible for audience participation. Written communication and e-mail messages are strongly encouraged.
8.Public Hearing and Ordinance on the Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update
9.Ordinance amending the 2021 Budget for the City of Yakima; and increasing the Convention Center Fund 170 revenue budget with a $500,000 allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fiscal Recovery Funds (First Reading)
10.2020 City of Yakima Transportation Benefit District Annual Report
11.Yakima Police Department red light camera report
12.Requested Charter change language that would prohibit a local income tax
13.Appointment of Members to Pro/Con Committees
14.Other Business

Executive session to consider acquisition of real estate under RCW 42.30.110(1)(b)

16.Council General Information
Council General Information
B.Report on Planning Commission Structure
Any invocation that may be offered before the official start of the Council meeting shall be the voluntary offering of a private citizen, to and for the benefit of the Council. The views or beliefs expressed by the invocation speaker have not been previously reviewed or approved by the Council, and the Council does not endorse the religious beliefs or views of this, or any other speaker.

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