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Anacortes City Council Minutes - October 25, 2021 <br /> Call to Order <br /> Mayor Laurie Gere called to order the Anacortes City Council meeting of October 25,2021 at 6:00 p.m. <br /> Councilmembers Jeremy Carter,Ryan Walters,Anthony Young,Carolyn Moulton,Bruce McDougall and Matt <br /> Miller participated in the meeting remotely via Zoom. Councilmember Christine Cleland-McGrath attended the <br /> meeting in Council Chambers. <br /> Pledge of Allegiance <br /> The assembly joined in the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> CLOSED SESSION <br /> Collective Bargaining topics per RCW 42.30.140(4)(b)(45 minutes) <br /> Mayor Gere announced that City Council would convene in Closed Session per RCW 42.30.140(4)(b) for <br /> approximately 45 minutes regarding planning or adopting the strategy or position to be taken by the governing <br /> body during the course of any collective bargaining,professional negotiations, or grievance or mediation <br /> proceedings, or reviewing the proposals made in the negotiations or proceedings while in progress. The mayor <br /> advised that the regular meeting would then reconvene with no action having been taken. Councilmembers <br /> Jeremy Carter, Anthony Young,Ryan Walters, Christine Cleland-McGrath, Carolyn Moulton,Bruce McDougall <br /> and Matt Miller attended the executive session remotely. <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. <br /> Planning Committee: Ms. Moulton reported from the Committee meeting held earlier in the evening. The topics <br /> discussed included upcoming Planning Commission consideration of the R4 Bonus Height work plan and self- <br /> storage in the Commercial zone, flood plain management code updates, and grant applications currently <br /> pending. <br /> Personnel Committee: Ms. Cleland-McGrath reported from the Committee meeting held the previous week. The <br /> topics discussed included introduction of the new HR Manager,the classification comp study, labor relations <br /> updates, COVID vaccination mandates in Washington State, long term care insurance legislation, and alternative <br /> work schedule management. <br /> Public Comment <br /> Mayor Gere invited the public to comment on any item not on the agenda. <br /> Jessica Owens, 2211 33rd Street, expressed her alarm about wolves that had escaped from Predators of the Heart <br /> wildlife sanctuary into the Anacortes Community Forestlands on October 19. Ms. Owens alleged that Predators <br /> of the Heart violates several RCW sections and recounted previous legal action between Skagit County and <br /> Predators of the Heart. She urged the City of Anacortes to work with the County to investigate the business <br /> practices of Predators of the Heart in relation to public health and safety. <br /> Mayor Gere responded that the city had officially requested action from Skagit County for the safety of citizens <br /> and enforcement of the laws. <br /> Anacortes City Council Minutes -October 25, 2021 1 <br /> Page 3 of 83 <br />