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Public Works Committee: The committee meeting scheduled for earlier in the evening had been cancelled due to <br /> the conflict with the City Council special meeting at 5:00 p.m. <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 Ms. Cleland-McGrath,to approve the following Consent Agenda items. The <br /> motion carried unanimously by voice vote. <br /> a. Minutes of April 12,2021 <br /> b. Approval of claims in the amount of$433,890.32 <br /> The following vouchers/checks were approved for payment: <br /> EFT numbers: 99837 through 99880,total$179,161.96 <br /> Check numbers: 99881 through 99900,total$232,476.49 <br /> Wire transfer numbers: 282360 through 283200,total$158,664.74 <br /> c. Contract Modification: Skagit River Raw Water Pipeline and Clearwell Project—Coating Inspections <br /> #20-048-WTR-003 <br /> d. Contract Award: Slurry 2021 #21-059-TRN-001 <br /> PUBLIC HEARINGS <br /> Ordinance 3087: Vacating right-of-way of a portion of 11th Street adjacent to blocks 242 and 243, "Map <br /> of the City of Anacortes" together with the West 10 feet of B Avenue adjacent to Lot 1 of block 243 <br /> City Attorney Darcy Swetnam introduced Ordinance 3087. Ms. Swetnam summarized the background of the <br /> proposed vacation,referring to her slide presentation which was included in the packet materials for the <br /> meeting. <br /> Mayor Gere invited members of the audience to comment on this agenda item. <br /> Kathleen Lorence-Flanagan questioned the process for the vacation; she described ways in which the code <br /> process did not appear to be being followed.Ms. Lorence-Flanagan said the city seemed singularly focused on <br /> the Guemes Channel Trail regardless of the precedents,impacts, or cost. She said the proposal should not move <br /> forward. <br /> John Nordeen asked why the city was doing this. He said it seemed to be totally in the name of the "trail" which <br /> he said was more of a road since it is paved with asphalt.Mr.Nordeen,who also lives along the proposed route <br /> of the GCT, asked if he would get$200K if he agreed to a trail easement in front of his property. He requested a <br /> response. <br /> Rebecca Ivie opposed the vacation.Ms. Ivie recounted how since she bought her house on 11th Street 26 years <br /> prior, construction on the Ortman property had blocked views.Ms. Ivie reported that the Ortman family had <br /> been granted a vacation that had previously been denied to the Demopoulos family. Ms. Ivie expressed concern <br /> that the Ortmans would expand their construction if the easement were granted, expressed frustration at <br /> insufficient public notice for the proposed vacation, and urged delaying action on the vacation until the trail was <br /> closer to being reality. <br /> Mr.Young,Ms. Moulton,Mr.Miller and Ms. Cleland-McGrath explored several issues raised by the public, <br /> expressed support for the Guemes Channel Trail,and identified their concerns with the terms of the present <br /> Anacortes City Council Minutes-April 19,2021 <br /> 2 <br /> Page 4 of 107 <br />