October 19, 2021
City Hall -- Council Chambers
5:00 p.m. Executive Session; 5:30 p.m. regular meeting 6:00 p.m. public hearings -- conducted via Zoom, live streamed at and telecast live on Y-PAC, Spectrum Cable Channel 194 or you may call in to listen by dialing 1-253-215-8782 or 1-971-247-1195. When prompted for the meeting ID enter 925 8082 3816#. When prompted for the participant ID enter #. When prompted for the meeting password enter 461548#. Oral comments 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. Due to potential connectivity issues, we strongly encourage public comments be emailed to

1.Executive Session regarding potential litigation per RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i)
1.Roll Call
2.Open Discussion for the Good of the Order
A.Presentations / Recognitions / Introductions
i.Henry Beauchamp Community Center report
3.Council Reports
A.Discussion of creation of a new city board to overlook sustainability and the adverse effects of climate change
B.Discussion of City Council Rules of Procedure
4.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 October 5, 2021 City Council regular meeting and October 5, 7, 12 & 14, 2021 City Council study sessions

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

C.2021 3rd Quarter Treasury Report

Set date of November 1, 2021 for public hearing regarding the Ad Valorem Tax (property tax) for collection in 2022


Set dates of November 1 and 16, 2021, for public hearings on the 2022 Preliminary Budget for the City of Yakima

F.Set November 16, 2021, as the date for a closed record hearing to consider an appeal of the Hearing Examiner's decision regarding a modification to an existing site plan for the West Valley School District- Apple Valley Elementary
G.Set date of November 1, 2021, for a public hearing to consider an ordinance to amend Yakima Municipal Code 7.64.030, Refuse tax
H.Set date of November 1, 2021 for a public hearing to consider an ordinance to amend Yakima Municipal Code 7.64.040, Stormwater tax
I.Project Completion and Acceptance for TTC Construction, Inc. - Project 2109E 20th Avenue Sewer Line Replacement

Resolution adopting Yakima Transit’s Transit Development Plan for 2021-2026 and annual report for 2020

K.Resolution authorizing an Interlocal Agency Agreement with the North Yakima Conservation District (NYCD) for Plant Establishment Services
L.Resolution authorizing grant acceptance from the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for the creation and submission of an application to create a Fruit Row National Historic District

Resolution accepting Change Order No. 7 to City contract 2020-122 with Halme Construction, Inc. for Municipal Solid Waste Project LF2529

N.Resolution authorizing a subrecipient agreement with Educational Services District 105 relating to the OJJDP Youth Gang Suppression Grant
5.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.
6.Public hearing on the Pedestrian Master Plan
7.Ordinance governing the spreading of human cremains in City Parks
8.Ordinance amending the City of Yakima Municipal Code Section 2.40.080 Holidays with Pay to add Juneteenth as a paid holiday
9.Other Business
The next meeting will be a City Council regular meeting on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
11.Council General Information
Council General Information
B.Downtown Yakima Business Improvement District (DYBID) Advisory Board meeting minutes
C.Code Administration Division Report - Monthly Building Permits Issued - September 2021
D.Distribution of the Complete Record for six applications of the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Map Amendments and concurrent Rezone applications
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