City Council Meeting Summary 02-25-2016:

City Council

The City recently used the Lean continuous improvement process to review and streamline its utility billing and receipting process. The employees involved in the Lean Kaizen team presented City Council with an overview of its accomplishments including increased communication with customers such as a calendar of payment due dates and a brochure explaining the invoice and billing process.

Council Business Items:

1) Ordinance No. 1203 – Approval of 2016 Ridgefield Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Update. City Council conducted a public hearing at the February 11th meeting, two issues were noted in the Draft, and staff has corrected the identified issues. Additionally, Council requested staff prepare maps for both the Royle request within the 45th and Pioneer sub-area plan, and the Urban Downs request. (Approved – Ordinance was adopted with amendments).

2) Motion – Approval of Interlocal Agreement with Clark County IT for Reimbursable Services – Police Vehicle Laptops. Staff contacted Clark County IT for possible contracted service, Clark County IT has the necessary personnel, understanding and knowledge of the MDCs, and agreed to offer their services on a 3-month trial basis then enter into a reimbursable contract. (Approved).

3) Motion – Approval of Final Plat for Hawks Landing Subdivision. Planning and engineering staff have reviewed the final plat application and have determined that the final plat complies with the 2014 Final Order, the approved engineering plans and other applicable standards and regulations. (Approved).

Council Report:

Mayor proclaims the month of March 2016 as “Ridgefield Youth Arts Month”.

Planning Commission Appointment – Whitney Jones was appointed to the Planning Commission, Position #7.

Salary Commission Appointment – Gary Adkins was appointment to the Salary Commission, Position #3.

Executive Session: City Council entered into executive session per RCW 42.30.110(1)(b). After the executive session City Council moved to approve the City’s purchase of Parcel 68372000. (Approved).

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 March 10, 2016.)

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