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Anacortes City Council Minutes - September 20, 2021 <br /> Call to Order <br /> Mayor Laurie Gere called to order the Anacortes City Council meeting of September 20,2021 at 6:00 p.m. <br /> Councilmembers Jeremy Carter, Christine Cleland-McGrath, Carolyn Moulton and Bruce McDougall <br /> participated in the meeting remotely via Zoom. Councilmembers Anthony Young, Ryan Walters, and Matt <br /> Miller were absent. <br /> CAROLYN MOULTON moved, seconded by BRUCE MCDOUGALL,to excuse the absence of Anthony <br /> Young. Vote: Ayes -JEREMY CARTER, CHRISTINE CLELAND-MCGRATH, CAROLYN MOULTON, <br /> BRUCE MCDOUGALL.Nays -None. Result: Passed <br /> Pledge of Allegiance <br /> The assembly joined in the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> Announcements and Committee Reports <br /> COVID-19 Update: Mayor Gere shared current case statistics and vaccination progress for Anacortes, Skagit <br /> County and Washington State. Ms. Cleland-McGrath acknowledged the exceptional service of the Skagit <br /> County contact tracers. <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. McDougall moved, seconded by Mr. Carter,to approve the following Consent Agenda items. The motion <br /> carried unanimously by voice vote. <br /> a. Minutes of September 13,2021 <br /> b. Approval of claims in the amount of$1,798,466.74 <br /> The following vouchers/checks were approved for payment: <br /> EFT numbers: 101188 through 101241,total$1,696,824.78 <br /> Check numbers: 101242 through 101264, total $88,042.21 <br /> Wire transfer numbers: 290209 through 290391, total $13,397.29 <br /> c. Contract Modification: Fidalgo Avenue Emergency Repairs#21-138-STM-001 <br /> d. Contract Modification: FEMA Funding For Stormwater Repairs#20-152-STM-001 <br /> OTHER BUSINESS <br /> Resolution 3051: Adopting Updated City Council Procedures <br /> City Clerk Steve Hoglund introduced Resolution 3051 adopting updated City Council procedures. Mr. Hoglund <br /> summarized the changes and the rationale for allowing the special COVID-19 procedures adopted by Resolution <br /> 2082 to lapse,referring to his slide presentation which had been included in the packet materials for the meeting. <br /> The four councilmembers present discussed whether there should be limits on how many meetings could be <br /> attended in absentia(paragraph 4.3(e)),whether there should be a limit on the number of councilmembers <br /> participating in absentia for any one meeting(paragraph 4.3(d)),which means Council would have for allowing <br /> exceptions to whatever procedures were adopted, and whether it was appropriate to make any such changes at <br /> the present time or to extend the current practice of universal councilmember participation in absentia due to <br /> Anacortes City Council Minutes -September 20, 2021 1 <br /> Page 3 of 449 <br />