December 14, 2021
City Hall -- Council Chambers
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 973 4170 8024#. When prompted for the participant ID enter #. When prompted for the meeting password enter 337435#. 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.Roll Call
2.Newly Elected Process
A.Administration of Oaths of Office to Judge Woodard and Judge Olwell
3.Open Discussion for the Good of the Order
i.Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation
B.Presentations / Recognitions / Introductions
i.Recognition of outgoing Council members Funk, Hill and White
4.Council Reports
5.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.

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

B.November 2021 Investment Transactions Report

Resolution authorizing award of BID 12126S and execution of agreements with Core Northwest LLC, and Knobel’s Electric, Inc., to purchase Unit-Price Electrical Services

D.Resolution authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Gray & Osborne, Inc. for the Robertson Elementary Safe Routes to School Project AT2562
E.Resolution authorizing an agreement with People for People to provide assessment and case management services for the City of Yakima Community Diversion Program through December 2022.
F.Resolution authorizing the Chief of Police of the City of Yakima to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission for funding a law enforcement liaison
G.Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an Assignment and Assumption Agreement regarding the Purchase and Sale Agreement dated August 6, 2021 between Filer Holdings, LLC and the City of Yakima and ratifying the signatures of the City Manager on all prior documents and amendments associated with the Agreement

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)

6.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.
7.Closed record public hearing and Resolution to consider the Hearing Examiner's recommendation regarding the master planned development and development agreement originally submitted by Greg and Adele Bainter for the Plat of Upper Valley Estates, located at 502 S 90th Avenue
8.Closed record public hearing and Resolution to consider the Yakima Planning Commission's recommendation regarding the preliminary plat of Aspen Estates Phase 2  submitted by Aspen Tree LLC located in the vicinity of W Washington Ave & S 64th Ave
9.Other Business
The next meeting will be a City Council Special meeting on December 21, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
11.Council General Information
Council General Information
B.Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan November 2021 Quarterly Project Activity Update
C.Code Administration Division Report - Monthly Building Permits Issued - November 2021
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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