July 12 City Council meeting in brief
• Held a public hearing regarding formation of Local Improvement District No. 352 to construct the Beech Street Extension improvements. Motion to direct preparation of the formation ordinance failed.
• Directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance to annex 4.2 acres of property at Ocean Beach Highway at 50th Ave into the city.
• Held a public hearing regarding the City’s 2019-2024 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program and RiverCities Transit Program of Projects.
• Approved Resolution No. 2270 adopting the City’s 2019-2024 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program and RiverCities Transit Program of Projects.
• Directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance adopting zoning code amendments for front yard and side yard setbacks for multifamily residential development.
• Received a report on the status of development of a new interlocal agreement governing the SW Washington Regional Airport in Kelso.
• Authorized the mayor to send a letter of support for the Port of Longview application to the federal BUILD program for funding to expand the Port’s Industrial Rail Corridor.
• Appointed the city manager to be the City’s representative on the Cowlitz County Solid Waste Governance Committee.
• Authorized the mayor to send a letter of support for the Housing Opportunities of SW Washington application for grant funding to make improvements to the Sylvester Apartments in the Columbia Theatre building.
• Authorized the mayor to send a letter to Cowlitz County supporting the Solid Waste Advisory Committee recommendation to retain operation of the Headquarters Landfill under County staff and not contract to Republic or any other solid waste company.
• Approved Resolution No. 2271 authorizing an interlocal agreement with Cowlitz County to receive a Rural Public Facilities grant for construction of the Beech Street Extension project.
• Accepted the bid and awarded a contract in the amount of $164,888.17 to Western Specialty Contractors to repair the Longview Police Department parking structure.
• Rejected all bids received for the Mint Farm Sewer Pump Station Variable Frequency Drives Replacement project.
• Accepted the bid and awarded a contract in the amount of $1,805,810.50 to Tapani Inc. to replace the Olympia Way and the Roy Morse Park sewer pump stations.
• Approved Resolution No. 2272 setting a public hearing for August 9 to consider vacating a portion of the alley between 7th and 8th Avenues from Hemlock Street to Hudson Street.
• Approved a contract with Hough, Beck, and Baird to evaluate the feasibility and develop a master plan for regional athletic facilities at Roy Morse Park or the decommissioned West Longview Lagoons Wastewater Treatment Plant site.
• Approved a contract with Gibbs & Olson to provide surveying and engineering services on a task basis.