Approval of Agenda and Minutes
The meeting began with the approval of the agenda, with a note to scratch the liquor store report from the list. The council also approved the minutes from the May 16, 2023, regular council meetings.
The council approved the claims list for May 2023 and accepted the account balances, disbursements, and financial statements for the liquor, water, and sewer funds for May 31, 2023.
Capital Funding for Public Work Maintenance Shop
Resolution 2023-04, a capital funding request for the Public Work Maintenance Shop, was approved.
The council accepted a $4,000 donation from the Rainier Rec Club. They also accepted donations for Rainier Days from World Fire Protection, Border Banks, Foodstar Federal Credit Union, and Ring Link Oil.
Liquor Store Operating Statement
The council accepted the May 2023 liquor store operating statement.
City Rainier Tree Management Plan
The council approved the City Rainier Tree Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan.
Land Use Planning Commission Appointment
The council approved the appointment of a new member to the Land Use Planning Commission.
Open Forum: Traffic Safety and Park Improvements
During the open forum, a council member proposed a traffic safety improvement plan involving the creation of a "bubble" in the road near the park, complete with speed bumps, signs, and a decorative circle filled with flowers. The council discussed the feasibility of the plan, including potential funding through a $25,000 safety grant.
The council thanked the Rainier Rec Club for their work on park improvements, including the installation of a merry-go-round and other playground equipment. The council also discussed future plans for the park, including the addition of an airplane-themed piece of equipment and a handicap-accessible feature.
The meeting was adjourned with no further business to discuss.
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