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In an effort to make Council actions and discussions easier to access, we have included time codes for each agenda item below. Council meetings are listed in reverse chronological order.

2022 Audio Files with Agenda Time Codes

Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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I. STUDY SESSION

  1. 2023 Budget – Personnel, Initiatives and Capital Projects

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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II. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call 
  3. Late changes to the agenda

III. PROCLAMATION – Removed from agenda

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:00:59 

V. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:11:00
Approved unanimously.

VI. PRESENTATION

  1. Washington State Legislative Update – 00:11:22

VII. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Selection of Vendor for Roundabout Grapes – 00:36:03
  2. Motion – Approval of Ridgefield Heights Phase 1 & 2 Final Plat – 00:39:45

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:54:37

IX. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 00:56:33
  2. Mayor – 01:09:27
  3. City Manager – 01:13:24

X. Adjourned – 01:19:10

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:01:08

III. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:03:45
Passed unanimously.

IV. PRESENTATION – 00:04:06

  1. Mayor’s Meadow to Reiman Road Multimodal Path – Brenda Howell
    Presentation slides beginning on page 20 of the Agenda Packet

    On June 9, 2022, staff presented three alternatives for design of a Mayor’s Meadow to Reiman Road Trail. The trail is located along the Pioneer Street corridor from the Mayor’s Meadow area of Abrams Park to the No. Reiman Road intersection, including a bridge crossing at Gee Creek. Future planned projects on the corridor will complete connections to downtown, neighborhoods and shopping areas.
    Based on Council feedback from the June 9 meeting, staff presented a trail alignment to maximize safety, minimize crossing and ROW acquisition and a vehicular bridge replacement – with or without a cover. Council directed staff to move forward with creating a design with the presented alignment and a covered vehicular bridge that is sufficient for large trucks to pass through.

V. BUSINESS

  1. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1370 – Ridgefield Development Code Updates – 00:23:06
    Approved unanimously amending out 18.755.060 (Erosion control standards, more information on erosion control to be presented at a future meeting)
    First Reading on July 28, 2022.
    Changes proposed for housekeeping, minor policy changes and major policy changes:
    – Minor policy changes: Limit height of accessory structures, apply large format building design standards to all permitted buildings in commercial zones and revise and consolidate codified bonding procedures.
    – Major policy changes: disallowing new residential uses in commercial or employment zones without application of a mixed use overlay and erosion control standards.
  2. Resolution No. 615 – Declaring Certain Property as Surplus and Authorizing Its Disposition – 00:36:58
    Approved unanimously.
    The City received a donation of cubicles, desks and filing cabinets. Staff have identified the furniture that can be used and would like to transfer the remaining pieces to interested nonprofits or offer them for sale. The City also has weapons that have been forfeited to the police department and would like to sell them to a licensed dealer. In addition, the City has a need to surplus old phones, so they can be replaced with a new phone system.
  3. Motion – Approval of Bid Award for Overlook Splashpad – 00:39:51
    Approved unanimously.
    Bid awarded to Keystone Contracting in the amount of $822,102 for construction of a splashpad.

VI. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1374 – Low Income Water Rate Code Amendment – 00:42:46
    Second Reading Waived, Adopted unanimously as presented.
    The City has offered a low-income rate discount on water and stormwater charges since 2014. Requested code changes are to clarify the current practice and clarifies the requirements for proof of eligibility.
      

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:47:49

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 00:49:30
  2. Mayor – 00:54:26
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 00:55:23

Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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I. STUDY SESSION

  1. 2023 Introduction to Budget and Baseline Operating Budget

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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II. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call 
  3. Late changes to the agenda

III. OATH OF OFFICE FOR SERGEANT DORAN – 00:01:45 Part 1

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:09:35 Part 1

V. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:17:42 Part 1
Approved unanimously.

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Developer Agreement with Clark Regional Wastewater District for Splashpad Connection – 00:18:09 Part 1
    Will provide sanitary sewer components for the splashpad construction at Overlook Park. 
    Approved unanimously.
  2. Motion – Approval of Interlocal Agreement with Ridgefield School District-Union Ridge Elementary Swale – 00:20:55 Part 1
    Creates a partnership between the City and Ridgefield School District for stormwater control at Union Ridge Elementary School.
    Approved unanimously.
  3. Motion – Approval of Bid Award for N 8th and Simons Street Project – 00:25:32 Part 1
    Award of contract to lowest bidder for design and construction of an undersized water line to current standards, stormwater improvements to mitigate ponding on residential units, and 120 feet of sidewalks with ADA ramps and paving. City funds will be used for water system, CDBG grant funds will be used for the remainder of the project.
    Approved unanimously.
  4. Motion – Approval of Bid Award for 2022 Roadway Striping Project – 00:39:10 Part 1
    Award of contract to lowest bidder to complete 67,000 linear feet of road striping including crosswalks, stop bars and turn symbols on major roads throughout the City. Roads will include Heron Drive, Main Avenue, N. Royle Road and Pioneer Canyon Drive. Map of projects available on page 64 of the Agenda Packet, work will be completed by October 1, 2022. 
    Approved unanimously.

VII. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1371 – Haul Route Code – 00:51:30 Part 1
    Ordinance would establish rules requiring contractors and developers to obtain approval of routes for hauling heavy loads of materials to prevent damage to residential streets. 
    First Reading, No Action Taken. Second Reading Scheduled for 10/13/22 Council Meeting.
  2. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1372 – Tree Protection Code – 01:07:57 Part 1
    Adds mechanism for residential and commercial development to track which trees are planned for removal and how trees will be protected and retained during construction.
    First Reading, No Action Taken. Second Reading Scheduled for 10/13/22 Council Meeting.

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:34:30 Part 1

IX. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 01:36:30 Part 1
  2. Mayor – 01:43:08 Part 1
    1. Executive Session – Acquisition of real estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(b)
    2. Executive Session – Discuss legal risks of proposed action with legal counsel pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i)

X. Adjourned – 00:00:00 Part 2

Meeting Type: City Council Special Meeting
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The regular Ridgefield City Council meeting scheduled for August 11th at 6:30PM was cancelled. A Special City Council meeting to approve consent agenda was held August 11th at 11AM, City Hall Conference Room.

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:00:56

III. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:01:29
Passed unanimously.

IV. PRESENTATION – 00:01:45

  1. 2nd Quarter 2022 Financial Report & Economic Update – Kirk Johnson
    Presentation slides beginning on page 24 of the Agenda Packet

V. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of 2022-2024 Watershed Alliance Agreement – 00:37:43
    Approved unanimously.
  2. Motion – Approval of Bid Award for Royle Road Asphalt Repairs Project – 00:39:56
    Approved unanimously.
  3. Motion – Approval of an Agreement with the Children’s Justice Center – 00:47:10
    Approved unanimously.
  4. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1369 – Carty Road Subarea Plan – 00:53:17
    Adopted unanimously.

VI. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1370 – Ridgefield Development Code Updates – 01:03:05

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:35:57

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 01:36:52
  2. Mayor – 01:39:58
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:41:55

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)
  4. Introduction of new Community Events Coordinator Ireland Coleman

II. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:02:53

III. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:07:50
Passed unanimously.

IV. PRESENTATION

  1. Ridgefield School District – Proposition No. 9 – 00:08:10
    Presentation slides beginning on page 18 of the Agenda Packet
  2. Clark Cowlitz Fire Rescue – Proposition No. 3 – 00:22:15
    Presentation slides beginning on page 33 of the Agenda Packet

V. BUSINESS

  1. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1367 – KDev LLC Petition to Annex – 00:45:55
  2. Resolution No. 613 – Approval of Amendment to Financial Policy #7: Budget – 00:51:15
  3. Resolution No. 614 – Approval of Amendment to Financial Policy #01: Financial Management Policies – 00:53:50
  4. Motion – Approval of Sanderling Park Phase 1 Final Plat – 01:02:46

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:15:12

VII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 01:21:30
  2. Mayor – 01:31:00 
    1. Appointment of Salary Commission Member
    2. Appointment of two Council Members to serve on the 2023 Budget Advisory Committee
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:33:45

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. INTRODUCTION AND OATH OF OFFICE FOR OFFICER STORY – Part 1 00:00:50

III. RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR SERGEANT JASON FERRISS – Part 1 00:06:00

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT – Part 1 00:12:03

V. CONSENT AGENDA – Part 1 00:24:54
Passed unanimously.

VI. PRESENTATION

  1. Consideration of Additions to 2022 Code Changes / Comprehensive Growth Management Plan Amendments to Include Potential Application of Ridgefield Mixed Use Overlay in the Pioneer/45th Subarea – Part 1 00:25:16
    Visual available on page 26 of the Agenda Packet. 

VII. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Emergency Proclamation to Repair Abrams Park Pedestrian Bridge – Part 1 00:43:52
    Emergency declaration to repair the Abrams Park bridge deck based on consultant recommendations and the immediate need for allowing access for emergency vehicles and chlorine tanker trucks to access the municipal drinking water wells in the park. 
    Approved unanimously.

VIII. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1369 – Carty Road Subarea Plan – Part 1 00:47:42
    The Carty Road subarea consists of approximately 266 acres of land located directly east of the intersection of NW Hillhurst Road and S Royle Road in the Ridgefield Urban Growth Area (UGA). In 2019, several property owners within the subarea petitioned the Ridgefield City Council to consider annexation of the area adjacent to Carty Road. To develop a plan governing any future, owner-initiated development in the area, City Council initiated the subarea planning process in 2019. A subarea plan is a high-level plan focused on visioning, guiding principles, and recommendations for code language. Click here to learn more about the Carty Road Subarea Plan on the project webpage.
    First reading, no action taken.

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT – Part 1 01:31:30

X. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – Part 1 01:31:34
  2. Mayor – Part 1 01:35:38
    1. Executive Session – City Manager Performance Evaluation Persuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(G)
      Return from Executive Session – Part 2 00:00:01

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THE SERVICE AND MEMORY OF THE COWLITZ TRIBE’S GENERAL COUNCIL CHAIRMAN DAVID BARNETT, WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY – 00:01:10

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:02:00

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:05:10
Passed unanimously.

V. PRESENTATION

  1. Mayors Meadow to Reiman Road Alternative Analysis – 00:05:30
    Presentation slides available beginning on page 16 of the Agenda Packet.
    Three alternatives for a trail connection between Reiman Road and Mayors Meadow were presented as part of initial analysis. 

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approve a Purchase and Sale Agreement for Purchase of Parks Property – 00:48:44
    Purchase of 1.89 acres adjacent to the future YMCA site and boundary line adjustment to provide additional property needed for the Ridgefield YMCA. The City will lease the property to the developer for the purposes of the YMCA with a discounted rate for citizens of Ridgefield in exchange.
    Approved unanimously.
  2. Motion – Approval of Community Development Block Grant Project Selection – 00:54:37
    Presentation slides available beginning on page 69 of the Agenda Packet.
    Presentation of two projects, Lake River Outfall and Western Downtown, for application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). A public hearing will also be held prior to submittal of an application.
    Motion: Move to approve the Western Downtown Project for income survey and CDBG grant application. Approved.
  3.  Resolution No. 612 – Approval of Intent to Annex – North Ridgefield – 01:06:30
    Notice of Intent to Annex Approximately 20.98 Acres and Adjacent Right of Way Identified as North Ridgefield Annexation Area Located Adjacent to the Border of the City of Ridgefield. Map available on page 91 of the Agenda Packet.
    Resolution Rejected unanimously.

VII. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1367 – KDev LLC Petition to Annex – 01:22:30
    Petition to annex approximately 4 acres on the east side of S 85th Ave. Map available on page 102 of the Agenda Packet. 
    First Reading, No Action Taken.
  2. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1368 – Zim Pro LLC Petition to Annex – 01:38:00
    Petition to annex approximately 3.64 acres on the north side of N 20th St. Map available on page 118 of the Agenda Packet. 
    Approved unanimously, Second Reading Waived.

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:49:25

IX. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 01:55:37
  2. Mayor – 02:09:00
    1. Appointment of Planning Commission Member, Position No. 1 – Katie Favela
    2. Appointment of Salary Commission Member, Position No. 3 – Samantha Bolton
    3. Appointment of a citizen to serve on the Budget Advisory Committee – Jake Bredstrand
    4. Appointment of a citizen to serve on Clark County Mosquito Control Board – Kevin Groshong
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 02:13:20

Meeting Type: City Council Study Session
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I. STUDY SESSION

  1. Pavement Preservation Update
    Presentation slides available in Agenda Packet beginning on page 4.

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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II. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call 
  3. Late changes to the agenda

III. PROCLAMATION – 00:00:43

  1. Pride Month
    Mayor Lindsay proclaimed the month of June, 2022 as “Pride Month” and encourages all residents to honor the valuable contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in our City, to respect our diverse community and to help build a culture of inclusiveness and acceptance.

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:05:00

V. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:08:55
Approved unanimously.

VI. BUSINESS

  1. First Reading of Ordinance No. 1366 – Budget Amendment – 00:09:50
    Second Reading Waived, Approved Unanimously.
    Presentation slides available in Agenda Packet beginning on page 35.
  2. Resolution No. 611 – Approval of Designation of Official Newspaper – 00:42:38
    Approved Unanimously.
    Designates The Columbian as the official newspaper for the City of Ridgefield for June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
  3. Motion – Approval of Kennedy Test Well Project Award – 00:44:10
    Approved unanimously.
  4. Motion – Approval of Amendment to City Safety Plan – 00:53:00
    Approved unanimously.
    Presentation slides available in Agenda Packet beginning on page 61.

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:56:50

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 00:57:27
  2. Mayor – 01:10:51
  3. City Manager – 01:13:00

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. OATH OF OFFICE FOR SERGEANT GIBSON – 00:01:30
Sergeant Nathan Gibson sworn in as a sergeant for Ridgefield Police Department. Sergeant Gibson has been an officer with the Ridgefield Police Department since 2007.

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:08:38

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:09:56
Passed unanimously.

V. PRESENTATION

  1. Commission on Aging Update – 00:10:15
    Presentation from the Clark County Commission on Aging. Presentation slides available beginning on page 16 in the Agenda Packet.
  2. Horns Corner Park Final Master Plan – 00:28:00
    Presentation of Final Master Plan for future park located south of Pioneer St and west of Royle Rd. Presentation slides available beginning on page 49 in the Agenda Packet.

VI. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1365 – Acquisition by Eminent Domain of Certain Property in the City of Ridgefield for Pioneer Street Extension Road Improvement Project – 01:12:00
    First Reading, no action taken.

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:16:40

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 01:17:10
  2. Mayor – 01:26:13
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:27:40

Meeting Type: City Council Appointment Interviews
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Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENT INTERVIEWS – Click Here for Audio Recording

II. EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1)(G)
No recording, closed to the public.

III. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER – Click Here for Audio Recording

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

IV. DELIBERATION AND SELECTION OF POSITION NO. 4 – 00:01:00

  1. Oath of Office – City Council Position No. 4 – 00:22:00
    Matt Cole was sworn in as a new councilmember and took a seat at the dais to participate in the remainder of the meeting.

V. INTRODUCTION AND OATH OF OFFICE FOR OFFICER KEATING – 00:24:30
Officer Keating sworn in as a new police officer for Ridgefield Police Department.

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:32:30

VII. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:37:25
Passed unanimously.

VIII. PRESENTATION

  1. Refuge Park Master Plan – 00:37:46 
    Introduced Galina Burley, recently hired as the City’s first Parks, Recreation and Trails Manager.
    Presented Master Plan proposal (visuals available in Agenda Packet, page 22) including amenities following input from the Ridgefield community and feedback from Parks Board and City Council. Amenities presented include: pickleball court, community garden, picnic shelter, inclusive and accessible play area, second access to the dog park with additional trails.
    Council feedback: Add benches on the trail, include a separate small dog area, and evaluate the feasibility and cost of adding restrooms.

IX. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Private Crossing Agreement Between the City of Ridgefield and BNSF – 01:23:15
    Project to build overpass across the railroad and close Mill and Division Streets began about 20 years ago. Through the process, a decision was made to add a second access point to the waterfront (in addition to the Overpass) to allow emergency responders access to the waterfront and marina in the event that the overpass is blocked. The proposed agreement provides the terms for a private crossing over the railroad tracks at Division for emergency responder access only.
    Passed unanimously.
  2. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1364 – Kemper Grove Development Agreement – 01:34:50
    Provides plan for Kemper Grove subdivision including Demelo Park to serve the development and surrounding area.
    Passed unanimously.

X. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:38:50

IX. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 01:40:00
  2. Mayor – 01:47:00
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:47:40

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries & Time Codes

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. PROCLAMATION

  1. Ridgefield Volunteer Week – 00:01:49
    Mayor Pro Tem Aichele proclaimed April 17 through April 23 as “Ridgefield Volunteer Week” and encouraged all residents to renew your commitment to service and reserve some time to get out and volunteer.
    Chief Brooks accepted the proclamation and spoke about Neighbors on Watch.

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:07:30

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:10:18
Approved.

V. PRESENTATION – 00:10:57

  1. Lifesaving Award to RPD Officers Siem and Wattson – Chief Brooks

VI. BUSINESS – 00:18:20

  1. Resolution No. 609 – Approval of Intent to Annex – Zim Pro LLC – 00:20:00
    The Intent to Annex includes one 3.64 Acre parcel, #212783000, owned by Zim Pro LLC. The parcel is in the Ridgefield Urban Growth Area (UGA) and contiguous with the existing Ridgefield city limits to the south. Therefore, the parcel is eligible for annexation. Property is currently single family residential with 3 additional general purpose buildings used for the storage and maintenance of construction equipment and they intend to keep it that way.
    Approved unanimously.
  2. Motion – Approval of Kemper Grove Phase 4 & 5 Final Plat – 00:23:30
    The applicant proposes to subdivide Kemper Grove Phases 4 & 5 into 34 single-family detached lots ranging from 3,008 to 7,933 square feet.
    Approved unanimously.

VII. PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS – 00:32:00

  1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1364 – Kemper Grove Development Agreement – 00:32:36
    Proposed agreement to make the park and trail improvements in the development eligible for Park Impact Fee credits.
    First reading, no action taken.
  2. Public Hearing and Approval of Resolution No. 610 – Ridgefield School District Proposition No 8 General Obligation Bonds – 00:49:32
    The Ridgefield City Council supports the Ridgefield School District Proposition No. 8 as a necessary investment in our community’s present and future, which our community cannot afford to reject, and encourages our residents to vote “yes” on April 26, 2022, in favor of passing the Ridgefield School District capital bond measure.
    Passed unanimously.

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:03:35

IX. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICE/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council & Mayor Pro Tem – 01:04:15 
  2. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:11:22

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Agenda Item Summaries:

II. PROCLAMATION 

  1. Ridgefield Youth Arts Month – Click here to view the full proclamation
    Mayor Lindsay proclaimed March 2022 as Ridgefield Youth Arts Month and encouraged all residents to recognize the tremendous achievement of our community’s art students and educators and to join Ridgefield School District in encouraging a lifetime of creativity. This is the seventh year of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month had 25 scheduled activities and over 600 participants. 

V. PRESENTATION

  1. Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Report
    2021 reserves increased from previous year. For General fund, revenue increased by 21% over 2020. At end of year, expenses were 91% of approved balance.
  2. Refuge Park Master Plan Alternatives
    Consultant presented three master plan concepts for Refuge Park and received input from Council. Using this input, the consultant will create one final concept for approval. Design will begin in May.

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Resolution: Amendment to Financial Policy #03: Credit Card Usage
    Passed unanimously. Online reconciliation platform implemented 2021. Proposing changes to increase flexibility and to be consistent with best practice: have individual name and City of Ridgefield on each card for security, create form for management to request that an employee obtain card for operational need, document temporary increase/decrease in credit limit.
  2. Resolution: Terminate the Declaration of Civil Public Health Emergency and Related Emergency Plans 
    Passed unanimously. Proposal to end emergency order for COVID-19. Emergency powers no longer necessary. 
  3. Motion: Approval of Memorandum of Agreement for Ending Community Homelessness Organization
    Passed unanimously. Conversation ongoing between City of Vancouver and Clark County: What measures may be taken to address underlying causes of homelessness and to assist those who are experiencing homelessness? Proposal to expand conversation to include smaller cities in Clark County, including Ridgefield. Memorandum of Agreement includes a charter to create a holistic approach to ending homelessness in Clark County and creates an organizational structure for ending community homelessness to include: 2 representatives from Vancouver, 2 from Clark County, 1 from each small city, 2 people who have experienced homelessness.

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. PROCLAMATION – 00:01:39

  1. Support for the Ukrainian People – Click here to read the full proclamation

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:03:10

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:08:30
Approved.

V. PRESENTATION

  1. Carty Road Subarea Plan – Back to Work – 00:09:24
    In response to several requests to annex a 266 acre area into City limits, Council started a subarea planning process to address impacts and compatibility related to future growth within the boundary of the area proposed to be annexed. In 2020, the City completed an analysis of the natural areas and infrastructure, and engaged the community and stakeholders in conceptual planning including land use, roadways, and a shared vision that works for the community. Due to the delay, the City is going to reopen the subarea planning process to again engage with stakeholders, then to Planning Commission for recommendations and then to Council for review and decision. The subarea plan would only be implemented if and when the area is annexed into the City. There are no active requests to annex the area. Documentation with supporting information available in the Agenda Packet.
  2. Horns Corner Master Plan – 00:48:40
    Requested input from the community regarding park amenities for Horns Corner Park on Ridgefield Roundtable public engagement site. Based on responses, developed and presented two park concepts. The renderings of the two concepts can be viewed beginning on page 104 of the Agenda Packet. 

 VI. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:15:39

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICE/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 01:19:16
  2. Mayor – 01:27:25
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:28:18

Meeting Type: City Council Regular Meeting
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Audio Time Codes:

I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call
  3. Late changes to the agenda (none)

II. PROCLAMATION – 00:00:52

  1. Blood Donor Month Proclamation – Click here to read the Proclamation

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:06:15
Comment made thanking Council for passing a Code of Ethics at the previous meeting and thanking all community volunteers involved in Ridgefield.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:07:45
Approved unanimously.

V. PRESENTATION

  1. Port of Ridgefield Update, Randy Mueller – 00:08:09
    Randy Mueller, CEO of the Post of Ridgefield provided an update on current Port projects.

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Interagency Agreement Between the City of Ridgefield and City of La Center Relating to Law Enforcement Services – 00:15:20
    Passed unanimously. Agreement to enable Ridgefield PD to provide law enforcement assistance in La Center as needed. Priority will continue to be police services in Ridgefield.
  2. Motion – Approval of Downtown Street Tree Selection – 00:20:00
    Passed. An arborist was hired to identify trees that should be removed in downtown Ridgefield because of the health of the tree and/or problems created on the sidewalk due to the tree roots. The identified trees were removed. A public survey was performed to identify the trees that should be planted to replace those trees. Consistent with the public survey, Council approved the Eddie White Wonder Dogwood to fill the 21 empty tree wells.
  3. Motion – Approval of an Agreement Between City of Ridgefield and Tesla, Inc. – 00:30:00
    Passed unanimously. Agreement to allow Tesla to install 12 Tesla Super Chargers and two level 2 universal charging stations at the Ridgefield Park and Ride in early 2023.
  4. Resolution No. 606 – Declaring Certain Property as Surplus and Authorizing Its Disposition – 00:37:00
    Passed unanimously. Certain equipment and supplies will be surplused due to end of useful life, or the City is unable to effectively use the materials.

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:40:10
Comment about electric vehicles.
Comment about tree selection.

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICE/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 00:43:00
  2. Mayor – 00:50:15
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 00:51:15

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I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute
  2. Roll Call

II. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:02:00
No comments made during public comment.

III. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:02:38
Approved unanimously.

IV. PRESENTATION

  1. Workforce Southwest WA Update – 00:02:55
    Developing a Quality Jobs Strategy for employers to implement, and training employees to place with high quality employers in selected job areas. Working with employers in Ridgefield.
  2. Transportation Safety Plan – 00:16:22
    A hired consultant conducted a study of Ridgefield streets and intersections to identify safety needs and potential solutions. With the completed safety plan, the City is eligible to apply for grant funding through the WSDOT City Safety Program.
  3. 2022 Parks Board Work Plan – 00:46:00
    Reviewed 2021 Accomplishments and projects for 2022 with a focus on connecting trails.

v. BUSINESS

  1. Motion – Approval of Park Naming – DeMelo Park – 00:55:15
    Approved unanimously. Request to name the park in Phase 5 of Kemper Grove subdivision after Joe Melo, who passed away in 2021. He designed the park along with other parks/trails in Ridgefield.
  2. Motion – Approval of Kemper Grove Phase 2 Final Plat – 00:59:23
    Approved unanimously. The final plat will subdivide Phase 2 of Kemper Grove subdivision into 22 single-family detached residential lots and 26 attached single family residential lots.
  3. Motion – Approval of the Appointment Process for City Councilor – 01:08:56
    Approved unanimously. Application process for appointment of new City Councilmember will begin 2/11/2022, the selection process will include three opportunities for public input including a town hall, and the final appointment will be 3/24/2022.
  4. Motion – Approval of Code of Ethics – 01:16:55
    Approved unanimously with amendments. Created a Code of Conduct for the Mayor and Councilmembers including consequences for violations.

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:28:50
No comments made during public comment.

VII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICE/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 01:29:30
  2. Mayor – 01:39:50
    Ken Spurlock appointed to the Clark County Arts Commission as a representative for the City of Ridgefield.
  3. City Manager & Staff Reports – 01:47:15

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  1. YMCA Design Presentation – Click here to view design renderings

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I. GENERAL SESSION CALL TO ORDER

  1. Flag Salute – 00:00:20
  2. Roll Call – 00:00:45

III. PUBLIC COMMENT – 00:01:42
Comment from Port of Ridgefield CEO Randy Mueller regarding his new role at the Port.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA – 00:07:20
Approved unanimously.

V. PRESENTATION – 00:07:45

  1. Community Experience Survey Update

VI. BUSINESS

  1. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1362 – Transportation Impact Fee List Update – 00:35:20
    Adopted unanimously. Impact fees are one-time charges assessed by a local government against a new development project to help pay for new or expanded public facilities that will directly address the increased demand for services created by that development. Transportation impact fees (TIF) are used for public streets and roads. This business item updates the list of TIF eligible projects.
  2. Resolution No. 605 – Authorization to Apply for Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Grant – 00:45:35
    Approved unanimously. 2. Council provided authorization to apply for a $1.6 million grant to replace the 13’’ Gee Creek culvert with a 24” wide arch culvert that conveys Gee Creek under Royle Road.
  3. Motion – Approval of Contract with PBS Engineering for Royle Road Design – 00:51:00
    Approved unanimously.  3. The City’s Capital Facilities Plan provides for widening Royle Road to a 2-lane roadway with a planted center median and pedestrian facilities. This contract will complete final design for segment of the road between So. 19th Street & Hillhurst and Wells Drive to Legacy Trails Apartments.
  4. Motion – Approval of Contract with PBS Engineering for Mayor’s Meadow Trail Design – 00:58:40
    Approved unanimously. 4. Contract is to design pedestrian and cyclist connectivity paralleling Pioneer from Mayor’s Meadow portion of Abram’s Park east to Reiman Road, connecting with the Gee Creek trail network on the west end and Smyth Road trail on the east end, and provide a bridge crossing Gee Creek.
  5. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 1363 – Union Ridge North EMUO Removal – 01:08:48
    Adopted unanimously. 5. Changes zoning to remove the employment mixed use overlay on 9 contiguous parcels NW of the I5 Junction leaving the Commercial Regional Business Base Zone.
  6. Motion – Approval of Greely Farms Phase 2A Final Plat – 01:16:25
    Approved unanimously. Subdivides Greely Farms into 89 detached single family units, open space areas, a stormwater facility, trails and dedicates a 9-acre parcel for a park.

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT – 01:33:30
Comment thanking Don Stose for his time on Council.

VIII. COUNCIL/PRESIDING OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS

  1. Council – 01:36:00
  2. City Manager – 01:49:34

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I. City Council Members Oath of Office – 00:01:20
Councilmembers Stose, Onslow, and Lindsay take a ceremonial Oath of Office with Judge Wheeler

II. Public Comment– 00:04:24
Comment made complimenting Council on having a more open mind in the past 10-15 years and encouraging them to continue.

III. Consent Agenda – 00:06:18
Passed unanimously without discussion

IV. Presentation: Community Experience Survey Update
Presentation moved to January 27 Council meeting.

V. Business

1. Motion – Approval of RPOA (Ridgefield Police Officers Association) Collective Bargaining Agreement – 00:06:45.
Approved unanimously.
2. First Reading of Ordinance No. 1362 – Transportation Impact Fee List Update – 00:15:10
First reading, no action taken.
3. Motion – Approval of Contract with PBS Engineering for Master Planning and Design of Horns Corner Park – 00:26:57.
Approved unanimously.
4. Motion – Approval of Contract with DOWL for Master Planning and Design of Refuge Park – 00:34:00
Approved unanimously.
5. Resolution No. 603 – KDev Intent to Annex – 00:40:00
Adopted unanimously as geographically modified.

VI. Public Hearing/Business

1. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 1363 – Union Ridge North EMUO Removal – 00:55:52
First reading, no action taken.
2. Public Hearing and Approval of Resolution No. 604 – Ridgefield School District Proposition No. 7 General Obligation Bonds – 01:16:00
Adopted unanimously.

VII. Public Comment – 01:24:05
No comments made during public comment.

VIII. Selection of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem – 01:24:38
Councilor Stose nominated Jennifer Lindsay as Mayor for years 2022 and 2023. Councilor Lindsay selected unanimously as Mayor.
Councilor Coker nominated Rob Aichele as Mayor Pro Tem for years 2022 and 2023. Councilor Aichele selected unanimously as Mayor Pro Tem.

IX. Council/Presiding Officer/Staff Reports – 01

1. Council – 01:28:40
2. Mayor – 01:37:38
3. City Manager – 01:38:28

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08/26/2021
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08/05/2021
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07/08/2021
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06/24/2021
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06/10/2021
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05/06/2021
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