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January 24, 2022 City Council Meeting Overview

council-overview-Jan-24-2022-902x450The City Council Held A Meeting On Monday, January 24, 2022. The Following Is An Overview Of The Meeting And Votes Of The City Council

Other Reports:
Skyler Burkhart and Ian Cope with the Gray Harbor PUD notating the following:
Service Area
43K+ customers
Nearly 900,000 MWh sold in 2020
$128 million in expenses in 2021 budget
Electric System
1,819 miles of overhead and underground power lines
36 substations
220 miles of fiber optic cable
165 full time employees
PUD Board of Commissioners:
Arie Callaghan (Dist. 1)
Dave Timmons (Dist. 2)
Jon Martin (Dist. 3)
Improved Power Reliability
345 outages in 2020
69% of outages were wind, storm or tree related
Lower total customer power outages (-10%) and customer outage hours (-17%)
Council Vacancy Appointment:
The City Council voted with 5 yes votes to appoint Alison Cline to Position #4 Council Seat. Councilmember Cline was given an Oath of Office by the City Clerk and took her seat at the Council Dias.
Mayors Report:
Jetty Repairs:
The Army Corp of Engineers has earmarked $10.945 million to repair the Jetty. As with any project there is many moving parts, and the timing is unknown. Up until this point the City did not have money allocated to the project. I appreciate the work Mayor Dingler and Representative Derek Kilmer have done to keep this project moving.
City of Ocean Shores Employment Update:
1. Full-time Code Enforcement Officer – Closing January 25, 2022
2. Entry Lateral Fire Fighter Paramedic – Closing January 31, 2022
3. Assistant Fire Chief – Posted on January 24, 2022
4. Police Administrative Assistant – Closed interviews were held January 22, 2022
5. Police Records Clerk – Closed interviews were held January 22, 2022
6. Public Works Director – Closed interviews are currently being conducted
COVID -19:
COVID-19 has fluctuated from December to January with Covid-19 cases on the rise. The following information is for all of Grays Harbor County.
*information provided by Grays Harbor County Emergency Operations Center
December 23, 2021 to December 30, 2021 - 189 confirmed cases and 2 deaths
December 30, 2021 to January 6, 2022 – 288 confirmed cases and 0 deaths
January 6, 2022 to January 13, 2022 – 815 confirmed cases and 4 deaths
January 13, 2022 to January 20, 2022 – 747 confirmed cases and 5 deaths
City Chats
The next City Chats will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center at 4:00 p.m.
Zoning Enforcement, Flooding, Snow, and Ice
Staff Attendees:
Public Works, City Administrator, Scott Andersen, and City Planner, Marshall Read
Ordinance No. 1080 Amending OSMC Chapter 7.15 to include section 7.15.130, Operation of Portable and Vehicle Stereo Equipment.:
The Council voted with 4 yes votes and 2 no votes to approve an Ordinance amending OSMC Chapter 7.15, Offense Against the Public Order to include section 7.15.130, Operation of Portable and Vehicle Stereo Equipment. Section 10.08.060 was struck from Ocean Shores Municipal Code 10.08, Stopping, Standing and Parking, at the August 9, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting with the intent to add it to a more suitable Ordinance. After further review of our current code, we propose to amend Chapter 7.15 of the Ocean Shores Municipal Code - "Offense Against the Public Order" to include the operation of portable and vehicle stereo equipment, and the excessive noise, which unreasonably disturbs another from such equipment.
Resolution No. 816 2020 Comprehensive Plan:
The Council voted with 6 yes votes to approve the 2020 update to the 2014 Ocean Shores Comprehensive Plan. This plan gives council and community a vision and list of task for the City of Ocean Shores and its growth.
Request WA EMS Award:
The Council voted with 6 yes votes to accept the State of Washington Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Credential Award in the amount of $1,125.00. This award is received annually and may be used solely for EMS expenses.
Semi Developed Lot – Definition/30 Day RV Lot Extension:
The Council discussed working with the City of Ocean Shores Staff to obtain additional information and structure on extending the permitted camping from 90 days to 120 days annually.
American Rescue Plan Act Funding
The Council discussed holding a Study Session in February of 2022 to review the allowed allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act Funding granted to the City.