City Council Meeting Summary 01-28-2016:

1) Fire District Commissioner Larry Barlel presented an update for Clark County Fire and Rescue. Fire Chief Recruitment is currently underway.

Council Business Items:

1) Approval of professional services contract with HDJ Design Group for design and permitting of the 35th Avenue roundabout project. With the assistance from HDJ Design Group the City was successful in securing $2.154 million in grant funds for the project. Project design and permitting is anticipated to be complete by summer of 2016 with construction of the project beginning in the fall. (Approved).

2) Approval of 2016 Parks Board work plan. Some of the items on the 2016 work plan are parks and trail development, strategic planning for new parks/trails, recreation complex development, trail/trailhead-access coordination, volunteer and community based action, funding, community and interagency networking and relationship building, and water access. (Approved).

3) Mayor Onslow proclaimed the month of February 2016 as “Community Service Month”.

Staff Reports:

Events: February 6th is First Saturday “Tail Gate Party;” please join us for tailgate activities and community chili challenge at Overlook Park beginning at 10AM. Ridgefield Community Service Day is Saturday, February 20th interested volunteers please join us at the Community Center at 9AM.

Community Development: 19 new home permits issued for January, 11 new homes permit are approved/ready for issuance and 6 new home permits are under review. ICD High Performance Coatings Phase 2 permit issued. Groundbreaking at the site should begin on Monday (February 1st).

Pioneer Street (SR501) road closure update: Single lane of traffic is currently open until further repairs are made. Geotechnical engineers from the Washington State Department of Transportation will assess the long-term stability of the slope and determine next steps.

For more information, see the City Council webpage (Detailed minutes will be posted following approval by the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting on February 11, 2016.)

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