July 20, 2021
City Hall -- Council Chambers
5:00 p.m. Executive Session; 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 910 8332 0936#. When prompted for the participant ID enter #. When prompted for the meeting password enter 873741#. Public comment may be made in person. Oral comments by phone shall be 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.Executive Session regarding pending litigation
1.Roll Call
2.Pledge of Allegiance
3.Interpreter Services
4.Open Discussion for the Good of the Order
i.National Night Out proclamation
5.Council Reports

Discussion regarding the City Council Rules of Procedures for appointing Council members to outside boards

B.Discussion regarding allowing street legal altered leisure vehicles on streets within City limits
C.Proposed resolutions associated with requested Charter change language
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 June 29, 2021 City Council special meeting, July 6, 2021 City Council regular meeting and July 13, 2021 City Council study session 

Approve payment of disbursements for the period June 1 – 30, 2021.

C.2021 2nd Quarter Treasury Report
D.Request for authorization to purchase fire engines
E.Resolution authorizing acceptance of a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the American Rescue Plan Act to provide economic assistance in response to COVID-19 operational impacts
F.Resolution authorizing a contract with Thayer Excavating LLC for Wetland Mitigation Area Construction Project 2549 as part of Phase 2 of the Spring Creek Road Improvments
G.Resolution authorizing an Agreement with M Sevigny Construction Inc for the Yakima Police Department Special Investigations Unit Office Construction Project
H.Resolution authorizing settlement of a damage claim filed by Central Washington Railroad (“CWRR”) and the associated suit for declaratory judgment filed by Yakima County, including all cross claims and counter claims between the parties

Ordinance amending the 2021 Budget for the City of Yakima; and making appropriations from Unappropriated Fund Balances within various Funds for expenditure during 2021 for various purposes (Second Reading)

J.Ordinance amending section 6.05.130, for the purpose of adopting the equivalent Revised Code of Washington statute; and enacting a new section relating to exposing minor child(ren) to domestic violence
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 resolution authorizing an Interlocal Agreement with Yakima County regarding the 2021 Justice Assistance Grant
9.Equipment Repair and Replacement Plan
10.Other Business
The next meeting will be a City Council study session on July 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall
12.Council General Information
Council General Information
B.Update on Utility Account Balances
C.Code Administration Division Report - Monthly Building Permits Issued - June 2021
D.Council Packet Distribution for the Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update
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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