January 12, 2006
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Tjeerdsma called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., with the
Pledge of Allegiance. Council Members present: Bensen, Doyle, Loving, Aslett, Valentine,
Straathof and Montgomery. Staff present: City Administrator Aarstad, Library Director
Perkins, Administrative Assistant Sheahan, and City Attorney Thomas.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilors Valentine/Doyle to approve the minutes of the
December 22, 2005 Council meeting. All were in favor. Motion carried.
AUDIT OF BILLS:
Councilor Aslett presented the bills. He noted large payments to D C ($12,603), Puget
Sound Energy ($20,000) and Lewis Architects for Library and City Hall design work
($27,000). A motion was made by Councilors Aslett/Valentine to approve vouchers 45312
– 45465 in the amount of $224,658.15. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Current Expense Cumulative Reserve
Fire Equipment Cumulative Reserve
Library Permanent Book
Parks & Recreation
Local Capital Improvement Fund
Storm Drainage Utility
There were no public comments.
Library Director Perkins announced that the Library Board recently voted to increase non-
resident library fees (first in six years) to $60 per year effective March 1, 2006. A six-month
card will be available for $35 and a three-month card for $25. Senior cards will also be
available for $45 if the household has a resident 62 years or older. Annual cards purchased
prior to March 1 will be at the current rates.
Library Director Perkins invited Council members to the next Brown Book Lunch
scheduled for noon Wednesday January 18th .
Library Director Perkins noted that the Library has