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Anacortes City Council Minutes - March 15, 2021 <br /> Call to Order <br /> Mayor Pro Tem Bruce McDougall called to order the Anacortes City Council meeting of March 15,2021 at <br /> 6:00 p.m. Councilmembers Jeremy Carter,Anthony Young,Ryan Walters, Christine Cleland-McGrath, Carolyn <br /> Moulton,Bruce McDougall and Matt Miller all participated in the meeting in absentia via video conference. <br /> Announcements and Committee Reports <br /> COVID-19 Update: Mr. McDougall shared current case statistics for Anacortes and Skagit County. He referred <br /> the public to the city's website and the Skagit County Department of Health website for up to date information <br /> as it becomes available. <br /> Skagit County Law and Justice Council: Mr.Miller reported from the LJC meeting held remotely the previous <br /> week. The topics discussed included prosecution backlog due to the pandemic and the impact of the State of WA <br /> vs. Blake case decision in Skagit County. <br /> Finance Committee: Mr. McDougall reported from the committee meeting held the previous week. The topics <br /> discussed included Resolution 3025 which would be discussed later on the agenda,adding a public restroom at <br /> Washington Park, Lodging Tax awards, and a review of the Socrata software recently demonstrated to Council. <br /> Personnel Committee: Ms. Cleland-McGrath reported from the committee meeting held the previous week. The <br /> topics discussed included staffing in the HR department,upcoming bargaining unit negotiations,personnel <br /> policy updates, and the planned movement to COVID recovery Phase 3 statewide on March 22. <br /> Public Works Committee: Mr.Walters reported from the committee meeting held earlier in the evening. The <br /> topics discussed included the recently issued water system risk and resiliency report,the wastewater treatment <br /> plant outfall project,the planned acquisition of the South Fidalgo Water System from Skagit PUD, and the <br /> future presentation of wastewater treatment plant solids handling options to City Council. <br /> Appointment to Anacortes Housing Authority Board: Mr.McDougall announced that Mayor Gere had <br /> appointed Geoffrey Holmes to the Anacortes Housing Authority Board. Mr. McDougall said Mr. Holmes would <br /> complete the term of a recently vacated position on the Board which would expire December 31, 2024. <br /> Public Comment <br /> No one present wished to address the Council on any topic not already on the agenda. <br /> Consent Agenda <br /> Mr. Miller moved, seconded by Mr. Young,to approve the following Consent Agenda items. The motion <br /> carried unanimously by voice vote. <br /> a. Minutes of March 8,2021 <br /> b. Approval of claims in the amount of$538,515.90 <br /> The following vouchers/checks were approved for payment: <br /> EFT numbers: 99564 through 99618,total$219,530.21 <br /> Check numbers: 99619 through 99628,total$184,120.77 <br /> Wire transfer numbers: 281241 through 281566,total$134,834.23 <br /> Anacortes City Council Minutes-March 15,2021 <br /> 1 <br /> Page 3 of 148 <br />