After more than month without meeting, the Port Orchard council — with their newest member — took care of several “housekeeping items” along with selecting a new mayor pro-tem during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The council has not met since Dec. 10.
Bek Ashby, the council’s newest member, took her first action when she requested two items — approval of the minutes from the December meeting and the city’s Comprehensive Plan — from the consent agenda be placed under business items.
Ashby wanted the items under business because she was not present on the council when the action took place. She abstained from voting on the items as the council approved both items.
Councilwoman Cindy Lucarelli was voted in as this year’s mayor pro-tem.
Councilman John Clauson was nominated for the position, but withdrew his name from consideration.
At the Jan. 14 meeting, the council took the following action:
• Approved contract with KPFF Consulting Engineers for the Lund Avenue Bridge program management program. Public Works Director Mark Dorsey said this year the bridge — annexed in 2012 — will require inspections, monitoring, maintenance, reporting and overall management in compliance with the Federal Highway Administration’s National Bridge Program. He said the bridge will also need an under bridge inspection.
• Approved contract with PACE Engineers for the Regional Decant Facility Retrofit. Agreement will not exceed $110,000.
• Approved contract with Progressive Landscape, LLC, for parks maintenance services. The contract is for $7,493 for maintenance of the Roundabout Park, Etta Turner Park and the Flag Pole Triangle.
• Approved lease agreement with Kelley Mailing Systems for postage meter equipment. The lease agreement is $133.39 a month for four-years. City Clerk Brandy Rinearson told the council since utility billing is being outsourced, the amount of postage running through the machine has decreased from 4,000 to 1,500 pieces per month.
• Approved contract with Stetson Ridge Partners, LLC, concerning status of an expired subdivision and the associated application fee
• Approved lease agreement with Northwest Tree Service, Inc. for parking a commercial vehicle — at $100 per month — in the Port Orchard Industrial Park.
Under approval of the consent agenda, the council approved agreements with The Doctor’s Clinic for CDL/DOT examinations and certifications, Krazand and Associates for on-call material testing, Kitsap County for education and outreach progrom, PACE Engineers for storm drainage analysis and a public event application for Cub Scout Day Camp.