CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
PRESENT: Mayor Mark Revenaugh
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi
Councilman Les Smith
Councilman Wayne Beer
Councilmember Carol Suter
Assistant City Manager Scott Wingerson
City Counselor David Ramsay
ABSENT: City Manager Kirk Davis
Mayor Mark Revenaugh opened the Regular February 23, 2009, City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Gladstone City Council Chambers.
Item 2. on the Agenda. ROLL CALL
Mayor Mark Revenaugh noted that all City Council members were present.
Item 3. on the Agenda. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Mayor Mark Revenaugh led the Pledge of Allegiance, in which all joined.
Item 4. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR FEBRUARY 9, 2009, CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to approve the Regular February 9, 2009, City Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi seconded.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh.
Item 5. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.
There was no communication from the audience.
Item 6. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilmember Carol Suter thanked Public Information Officer Richard King and related staff for making the slight change to the website to help people understand how to communicate with City Council members. Councilmember Suter said it obviously did some good, because her e-mail has gone up dramatically in the last week, and she attributes that to people being able to find her contact information. Councilmember Suter said one person said she kept getting error messages, and she does not know if that was her problem or just an unusual episode. Councilmember Suter said she found it fun to be able to communicate with residents so easily in a way that is individualized, and hopes citizens like this functionality as well.
Councilman Wayne Beer reported that he was part of a delegation who went to Jefferson City this week to meet with our area legislators, and he believes that his group had some positive influence. Councilman Beer said he appreciated having the opportunity to go.
Councilman Les Smith had no comments at this time.
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi had no comments at this time.
Mayor Mark Revenaugh stated he wished to thank the representatives who were so gracious to meet with them while they were attending the Legislative Conference in Jefferson City. They were able to meet with State Senator Ridgeway, Representative Nolte, Representative Silvey, Representative Flook, Representative Irvin, and Representative Skaggs. Mayor Revenaugh said they had access to all the Northland legislators, and they were also able to team up with the Cities of North Kansas City, Liberty, and Riverside. It was a very nice meeting, and good to partner up with our sister cities. We are all Northlanders, we all have that common bond, and as a group, we were able to project our concerns to our State elected officials. Mayor Revenaugh said he appreciated Mayor Pro Tem Rudi and Councilman Beer making the trip with him.
Item 7. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
Assistant City Manager Scott Wingerson had no comments at this time.
Item 8. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-09-26, authorizing acceptance of work under the contract with Intec Construction Company for the Gladstone Community Center Concrete Project; and authorizing final payment in the total amount of $35,095.33.
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-09-26, authorizing acceptance of work under the contract with Intec Construction Company for the Gladstone Community Center Concrete Project; and authorizing final payment in the total amount of $35,095.33. Councilmember Carol Suter seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0).
Item 9. on the Agenda. ACCEPTANCE OF THE JANUARY 2009 FINANCIAL REPORT.
Councilmember Carol Suter moved to accept the January 2009 Financial Report. Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0).
Item 10. on the Agenda. SECOND READING AMENDED BILL 09-02, regulating air quality in certain public places within the City of Gladstone by prohibiting or restricting smoking; and amending Ordinance 3.208 to expand smoke free areas within the City; and further, imposing penalties for violations.
Councilman Les Smith stated he would like to offer an amendment to the amended Bill, and said this Council has tried very hard to deal with this issue in a manner that addresses all the interests of the community, including the business community. That is nothing to take lightly – the business community is struggling right now. Revenues are in the tank. We have dealt with this for a year, and will deal with it for at least another year, by all accounts, and yet there is an interest in the community that wants the City to move towards a smoke free position. Councilman Smith said he believed that most of them believed that we were moving in that direction; however, he would like to suggest an amendment that would put a “date certain” on that day. Councilman Smith said that a provision of the current Bill allows for those exemptions that are mandated by the Indoor Clean Air Act, but then there was a provision for businesses who held a liquor license as of January 1, 2009, that they may continue to offer a smoking environment until such time when that business ownership is transferred, and then there would be an immediate switch to a smoke free environment.
Councilman Les Smith said he would like to amend Section 2.135.070 of the Bill to read:
(1) Businesses existing as of the date of enactment of this Ordinance shall be required to fully comply with the provisions of this Ordinance within ninety (90) days after its enactment.
(2) Businesses existing as of January 1, 2009, that hold current liquor licenses issued by the City and have customarily allowed smoking on the premises prior to the date when this Ordinance is enacted, shall be exempt from the restrictions on smoking imposed by this Ordinance for a period of 36 months after the date of enactment. Signs shall be conspicuously posted that state “Non smoking areas are not available” near each entrance.
Councilman Smith said this would remove the provision that said those businesses not covered under the Indoor Clean Air Act were going to be allowed to remain smoking establishments until the transfer of ownership. That provision would be repealed to be replaced with the provision that states those businesses shall be exempt from the restrictions on smoking until a date certain of 36 months after the enactment of this Ordinance. At that point in time, they must become smoke free.
Councilman Wayne Beer seconded the motion.
Mayor Pro Tem Rudi asked for clarification as to whether this is with the exception of those exempted by the Indoor Clean Air Act?
Councilman Smith replied that was correct. Those businesses included in the Indoor Clean Air Act remain as they were before.
Mayor Revenaugh said he felt it was important to remind the audience that we can take the Indoor Clean Air Act and we can make it easier, but we cannot make it tighter. In other words, it would be impossible for Council to outlaw smoking in a billiard hall, without crossing State law. Those were specifically written into the Missouri Clean Air Act, and there is nothing this Council can do about those provisions.
Councilmember Suter stated she would like to say for the record that this has been the advice of our Solicitor. Other cities have found a different position. There is an Attorney General’s opinion that speaks directly to this issue about the Clean Indoor Act, and says that in fact municipalities can have more stringent requirements. Cities like North Kansas City, which is a Class 3 statutory city, has much more stringent requirements than the Missouri Indoor Clean Air Act requires. Councilmember Suter said, for the record, we have accepted the advice of our City Solicitor on this, but there is a division of opinion about whether or not we are required to comply, and many cities have chosen not to comply with the Missouri Indoor Clean Air Act.
Councilmember Suter said she had a question about the language that says signs have to be posted that state “non smoking areas are not available” in any place that holds a liquor license. Applebee’s has a liquor license, but in theory they supposedly have non-smoking areas available, and she is not sure of the application of that. Councilmember Suter said she understood this language where we are talking about the bars and taverns and restaurants seating fewer than 50, who do not have non-smoking areas, but this would seem to not work for a business like Applebee’s or Tommy’s.
Councilman Smith said he would assume that language was taken off of the Missouri Indoor Clean Air Act (MICA) provisions, and asked what language Councilmember Suter was suggesting.
Councilmember Suter replied she was just raising the question, because as she read it, she realized that the establishments that this applies to are those that currently now have what are called smoking and non-smoking areas.
Councilman Smith said he believed this was a valid point, and asked Councilmember Suter if she were thinking of a sign that read “smoking allowed on these premises” or language of that sort.
Councilmember Suter replied that stating the message in the positive would probably be a better warning to the public, notifying them that smoking is allowed.
Councilman Smith said if the second would concur, he would change the amendment to read “smoking allowed on the premises”.
Councilman Beer suggested that “smoking areas are available” might be a bit more definitive to those who would be coming into the establishment; otherwise, it might be construed that it is only a smoking establishment, and could be confusing to some people.
After discussion by Council, Councilman Smith asked City Counselor David Ramsay to weigh in on the subject.
Mayor Revenaugh stated that some places have what they call a non-smoking area or smoking area, but there is really nothing dividing the smoking area from the non-smoking area.
Councilmember Suter suggested that if there is no physically separate smoking area, then the truth is that smoking is allowed on the premises and everyone is exposed to the second hand smoke.
City Counselor David Ramsay stated that Council did not adopt any provisions requiring a separate physically isolated area for smoking within a combined smoking/non-smoking facility, so it could be worded “smoking is allowed on these premises”, or the Assistant City Manager has suggested “smoking permitted at this establishment”.
Councilman Beer suggested that the maker of the motion make a suggestion.
Councilman Smith said he believed that “smoking allowed on premises” would be his suggestion.
Councilman Beer said the second concurs.
Mayor Revenaugh asked Counselor Ramsay what amendment number this would be.
Counselor Ramsay replied this would be amendment number four.
Mayor Revenaugh said there had been a motion and a second on the amendment to Amended Bill 09-02, and asked for a vote on the amendment.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh.
Councilman Les Smith moved to place the further amended Bill 09-02 on its Second Reading. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded. The vote: “Aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. “Nay” – Councilmember Carol Suter. (4-1).
Counselor Ramsay pointed out that included in amendment number four was a change in the effective date. Originally, it was said the effective date would be sixty days after passage of the Ordinance, and within this amendment it is stated that would be changed to “effective immediately after passage”, since there is a ninety day waiting period built in. Counselor Ramsay asked if this was going to be adopted as part of the amendment.
Councilman Smith stated it was his intent to adopt the amendment as it was written on the document that he gave to Council members.
Mayor Revenaugh asked if that would be ninety days from tonight’s date, assuming passage?
Counselor Ramsay said the ninety days is listed in the first portion of the amendment.
Councilmember Suter said it applies to all businesses except those that are excepted, and this is an exception, so the ninety days does not apply to these; anyone who holds a liquor license is not subject to the ninety days. They are subject to the 36 months.
Counselor Ramsay said the effective date was originally stated in the Bill as being sixty days from passage, which would in effect, make it 120 days.
Mayor Revenaugh said he did not believe the intent was to go out 120 days.
Counselor Ramsay suggested there could be an amendment number five, which would amend Section 3 – Effective Date, to say the provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage.
Councilman Beer stated the amendment, which was just passed, modifies Section 3 in the original copy, so it looked to him that we are immediate, and there is no need for another motion.
Mayor Revenaugh agreed that he did not believe it was necessary to amend the motion.
Councilmember Suter stated that Council has gone to great lengths to give liquor license holders three years advance notice, but everyone else must comply tomorrow, and it seems that some notice to businesses would be appropriate.
Counselor Ramsay pointed out that all businesses, under Subsection One of the amendment, would have ninety days to comply.
Council members agreed that was correct.
Mayor Revenaugh stated that Council was in agreement and asked the Clerk to read the Amended Bill. The Clerk read the Amended Bill.
Councilman Les Smith moved to accept the Second and Final Reading of Amended Bill 09-02 and to enact the Bill as Ordinance # 4.095. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded.
Councilmember Suter said she appreciated Councilman Smith’s efforts in continuing to find ways to push the envelope a little bit on this Ordinance, and so she gives him “A for Effort”, but unfortunately, it still does not go far enough in her mind. She really still strongly prefers that we do something that is in line with North Kansas City and Kansas City’s Ordinances to make the area consistent, easier for citizens to navigate and understand what is going on in their community, and protect the citizens, which she certainly believes, and has been demonstrated by public survey, that a vast majority of our citizens would prefer. Councilmember Suter said she would be voting against this Ordinance.
Councilman Beer said he would be voting yes on this Ordinance, but needed to make the comment that he is opposed to any Ordinance; however, he is not going to vote against this Ordinance, because he is afraid his vote would be construed as having support for a ban, and he certainly does not have that kind of support. Councilman Beer said it is his opinion that this is an issue that is none of this City Council’s business. Councilman Beer said he would swallow his distaste and accept that an Ordinance is inevitable, and that this is probably the least intrusive of what he believes is an intrusion of the free choice rights of our businesses and our residents. Councilman Beer said, while he is opposed to the Ordinance, he will be accepting of it.
Councilman Smith stated that perhaps Council has staggered through this process, but he believes Council has come out in the end with a product. Councilman Smith said he knows that Councilmember Suter is following her convictions, and he believes we should all appreciate folks who believe in their convictions, and push forward getting what they believe. Councilman Smith said he did not disagree with Councilman Beer, and in fact agrees fully, because there is an issue of choice, and there is an issue of no hidden public danger, and we can go on and on.
Councilman Smith said we all have volumes of research that we can quote, but the fact of the matter is that business people are real people too. They have real bills and mortgages; they have real families; they have real employees who all have the same. This as amended does put some burden on them to plan for the future, but it also gives them an opportunity if they wish to not “roll the dice” with the future, that they might be able to get out in good manner now, but we just cannot lose sight of the fact that these business owners and employees are real people. There is a lot going on right now to help business people. Hopefully, there is a lot of stimulus going on to create jobs, keep people employed, and maybe we have done just a little bit of that. Councilman Smith said the bottom line is that he cannot justify turning our backs on those folks, and he feels pretty good about the Ordinance as it is written, but he would prefer no Ordinance, as well.
Councilman Smith said as elected officials, in a representative form of government, we have a responsibility to represent everyone, and he feels Council has done that pretty well. Councilman Smith said he was especially proud of Councilman Beer, who has not supported anything like this, and he feels strongly about that, but he has met that responsibility in the middle, and the Mayor had the opportunity to “run for cover”, as it is an election year, and he chose not to do that. Councilman Smith said Mayor Pro Tem Rudi is probably in the worse spot; her significant other has been lobbying Council to ban smoking and her mother says she will disinherit her if she does, so she is in a really tough spot. Councilman Smith said he commended them all for trying to meet in the middle, and he also recognizes that Councilmember Suter is doing what she believes in as well, and he expressed his thanks.
Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said this is one of those situations where we have groups who wanted it totally one way or totally the other way, so she believes Council has succeeded in finding a compromise Ordinance that probably makes absolutely no one happy, which keeps us on a level playing field throughout the City. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said, personally and as she has said before, this is not something that she would like to see as watered down as it is, but as a Councilman for the entire City, she also believes she has a duty to do what is best for the City. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said promoting a pro-business atmosphere is what is best for the City. Even though it is not the kind of an atmosphere that a non-smoker would want to go into, they do not have to go into it. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said what she would recommend to all the non-smokers, who would like to see this stronger to make an attempt to contact the management of any place you would like to go into, and tell them that you would be happy to go in there and be patrons, but the smoking is preventing that, and that you are taking your money elsewhere. That will have as much of an impact on businesses as anything that Council can do.
Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said the City has held public forums and has tried to do everything possible to listen to all sides of this issue, and she hopes everyone understands how difficult this was for everyone on this Council. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said she knows Council has spent hours and hours agonizing over this issue, and personally, she has lost a lot of sleep worrying about this. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said she hopes that everyone will take this into consideration, and as things progress, it may become necessary to either loosen or strengthen this Ordinance in the future, but only time will tell. Other than that, folks may contact their State legislators and let them know how they feel about this particular issue.
Mayor Revenaugh said as he was preparing for tonight’s meeting, he was reminded that democracy, itself, is messy. There is just nothing very clean about it. There is no perfect law, as evidenced by the number of laws that are constantly coming from Washington, D.C. When the seeds of democracy were sown during the Boston Tea Party, Boston Harbor did not look too good at the time either. Mayor Revenaugh said while this process may have been flawed, he would like to go on record as saying that he, and he is sure the rest of Council, appreciate the public providing the input that they did, and those who e-mailed well thought out reasoned e-mails. Those types of communications were greatly appreciated. Those who denigrated to name-calling were probably less so. The point is that one of the things that makes this City great is the fact that we do have involved citizens.
Mayor Revenaugh stated that if they were not concerned, they would not be here, but he wants to assure the public that health is an important topic for the entire Council. It is not something that is taken lightly. The fact that there is a three-year sunset provision for all of Gladstone businesses to become non-smoking will devalue the businesses of those business owners who have the liquor license permits. Mayor Revenaugh said make no mistake about that; they are going to receive less for those businesses if they try to sell them anytime within the next three years, because when they sell and the three years are up, there will not be any more smoking establishments.
Mayor Revenaugh said he guaranteed at earlier meetings that no one was going to be completely happy with the outcome of whatever Council came up with, but the fact is he believes the Council has done a great job coming up with a system for transitioning Gladstone to a smoke free city, and that transition will occur over the next three years, and also, there is no law that says a current establishment that allows smoking cannot go non-smoking. This goes to Mayor Pro Tem Rudi’s statement. Mayor Revenaugh said he spoke to the Senior Vice President of Operations for Applebee’s, and found that the business owners are fairly content, because they enjoy the profits they derive from their bar areas, which allow smoking, which seems to go hand in hand for some folks. Mayor Revenaugh said that the Senior Vice President of Operations for Applebee’s told him that they would go along with whatever the community tells them they need to do. Mayor Revenaugh said if you are not happy with the restaurant you want to eat in, because of smoking, there is nothing more effective than letting that business know that. If half the effort that people spent directing e-mails to the Council over the past three months were directed towards telling restaurant owners that they would enjoy a smoke free establishment, the sheer numbers would get to those owners, and there is nothing to keep them from becoming a smoke free establishment within the three year sunset provision, exemption or no exemption.
Mayor Revenaugh said, like Mayor Pro Tem Rudi, he would encourage people to let those owners know that they will not enjoy their business as long as they allow smoking in their establishments, and to him that is closer to how democracy is supposed to work, rather than relying upon government to try and tell businesses how to run their business, especially when it is a legal product. The state of Kansas is considering a statewide smoking ban. There is no interest in Jefferson City of enacting a statewide smoking ban. They feel like it is best left up to the individual communities to decide for themselves what is in their best interests. Mayor Revenaugh said that responsibility has been charged to Gladstone’s five City Council members, and at times, it is easy to forget that we are your neighbors. We share the same concerns; we live next door to you. While this Ordinance may not be perfect, it goes a long way towards accomplishing what a lot of citizens care about, which is keeping jobs. The state and federal government’s focus is not on smoking, but on keeping jobs for people and creating new jobs for people, so it did not make sense to enact an Ordinance that would cost anyone their job, even if it is a server in a bar. There are health risks associated with that, but no one is forcing that person to work in the bar. It comes down to free choice.
Mayor Revenuagh said, personally, he is glad to live in a country where we can still exercise free choice, without having the government tell us what we can do and cannot do. They do way too much of that the way it is. The Council was dangerously close to going back to the status quo, and just saying “to heck with it”, we are not going to make anybody happy. It took no small amount of compromise on Councilman Beer’s part. Even though he detests any kind of smoking Ordinance, he recognizes that this Ordinance is generally in the best interest of this community. He lives in the same neighborhoods we do, and he was willing to compromise and do what it took to ensure passage of some kind of legislation that would try and make the folks of Gladstone if not happy, at least move us ahead in the direction that many people feel we should be going. Mayor Revenaugh, said this Council had extreme views from we should be smoke-free overnight to we do not want a ban at all, and for Council to come together like this and come close to passing something that protects small business owners, protects their employees, and at the same time moves us toward a smoke-free community, he sees as a win-win situation all around.
Councilman Beer stated, for the record, that he is a non-smoker, and he seldom frequents businesses that do permit smoking, but again, it is a free choice.
Councilmember Suter stated she would like to make it clear that she is not a hardhearted person who does not understand small business. The interesting thing about being newer in a community is that people do not know about your history or background. Councilmember Suter said in her life she has been the owner/operator/partner of four small businesses; one of which, she saw outside influences beyond the control of the owners, contribute to the complete demise of the business. Councilmember Suter said she has worked beside some really wonderful, hard working people, who worked so long and hard, yet they got so far beyond the point that even bankruptcy could not help, and lost everything, business and personal, and stood beside them in tears during the day when every single asset was auctioned off. At the end of the day, there still was not enough money to pay the bank. The unmitigated stress that they lived through for those two and one half years, ultimately led to the death of her father-in-law. Councilmember Suter said she understands small business, and she understands risk taking, and she understands that they are real people.
Councilman Smith stated this has been a very divisive issue, to the extent that folks here do not realize, and yet there are a lot of folks here with differing opinions. We have not built Community Centers, developed Village Center Master Plans, and a lot of the great things that have been done by being at great odds. This has been a tough issue for a lot of folks, and it has put a lot of stress on this Council, and it has put a lot of stress on the community. Councilman Smith said that hopefully in a couple of minutes we will have it behind us, and let’s all lay down our guard a bit, and get back to doing business the way this community has done business the last six or seven years that has made us very successful, and quite frankly, the envy of the great part of the region. That is how we got here. This is a minor blip. We have worked it out. Let’s be done with it, and let’s get back to the business of making Gladstone great.
Roll call vote: “Aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. “Nay” – Councilmember Carol Suter. (4-0)
Item 11. on the Agenda. FIRST READING BILL 09-08, allowing the “Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday” to apply to the local sales taxes of the City of Gladstone between April 19 and April 25, 2009.
Councilman Les Smith moved to place Bill 09-08 on its First Reading. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh (5-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Les Smith moved to accept the First Reading of Bill 09-08, Waive the Rule and place the Bill on its Second and Final Reading. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh (5-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Les Smith moved to accept the Second and Final Reading of Bill 09-08 and to enact the Bill as Ordinance # 4.096. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded.
Roll call vote: “All aye”– Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0)
Item 12. on the Agenda. FIRST READING BILL 09-09, amending Schedule VIII of the Model Traffic Code (Gladstone Municipal Code Section 4.100.020) to establish “Stop” Sign locations at the Northeast and Southwest corners of the intersection at NE 69th Street and North Holmes Street.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to place Bill 09-09 on its First Reading. Councilmember Carol Suter seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh (5-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to accept the First Reading of Bill 09-09, Waive the Rule and place the Bill on its Second and Final Reading. Councilmember Carol Suter seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh (5-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to accept the Second and Final Reading of Bill 09-09 and to enact the Bill as Ordinance # 4.097. Councilmember Carol Suter seconded.
Roll call vote: “All aye”– Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi, and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0)
tem 13. on the Agenda. OTHER BUSINESS.
There was no other business to come before Council.
Item 14. on the Agenda. QUESTIONS FROM THE NEWS MEDIA.
There were no questions from the News Media.
Item 15. on the Agenda. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business to come before the February 23, 2009, Regular City Council meeting, Mayor Mark Revenaugh adjourned the Regular meeting.
Cathy Swenson, City Clerk
Approved as submitted: ___
Approved as corrected/amended: ___
Mayor Mark S. Revenaugh