College Place City Council members are Michael Cleveland, Heather Schermann, Marge Nyhagen, Melodie Selby, Larry Dickerson, Loren Peterson, Jerry Bobbitt and Mayor Harvey Crowder. With Nyhagen and Bobbitt absent Tuesday, the Council voted as follows:
CITY SEAL: Approved ordinance to establish a simpler city logo needed for economic development and other promotional material. Unanimous.
WATER METERS: Approved project to install the Sensus fixed base meter reading system. Work will include the operating system and the installation and replacement of all the meters in the city water system for a total not to exceed $1.35 million. Unanimous.
STREET SWEEPER: Authorized administration to accept financing for new proposal for new street sweeper from Community Bank and retain Foster Pepper as bond counsel to prepare the necessary tax opinion required. Unanimous.
ANNEXATION: Approved motion to accept proposed annexation of 4.78 aces of property at 620 SE Eighth St. and hold public hearing for comments at Council’s Feb. 26 meeting. Unanimous.
C STREET PROJECT: Authorized staff to go to bid for construction project to reconstruct C Street between Larch Avenue and College Avenue. Unanimous.
TRAFFIC ASSESSMENT: Approved motion to permit staff to issue request for proposal for traffic assessment of College Avenue to determine if current traffic pattern is optimal, appropriate speed limits and other issues. Passed 4-1; Schermann, Selby, Dickerson, Peterson in favor, and Cleveland opposed.
LAMPERTI PROJECT: Authorized staff to request proposals for engineering design and construction services and advertise for bids for construction of the Lamperti Street Overlay Project. Unanimous.
TREES: Approved resolution to support state grant for replacement of street trees. Unanimous.
SEWER: Authorized staff to advertise for proposals to design southwest area sewer lift station and trunk sewer. Unanimous.
FEES: Approved resolution to update administrative fees charged by city. Unanimous.
FINAL PLAT: Approve memorandum of understanding pertaining to final plat of Phase 3D of the Homestead Village planned unit development. Unanimous.
WATER EMERGENCY: Authorized mayor to declare a water emergency due to the failure of two of the city’s three main water wells and inability of the third well to be relied on in the long term. Resolution authorizes staff to issue contracts to bring two failed wells on line as soon as possible and for other measures as needed. Unanimous.