MINUTES OF LACEY CITY COUNCIL WORKSESSIONCOUNCIL PRESENT:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
LACEY CITY HALL
T. Nelson, V. Clarkson, J. Hearn, R. Lawson, A. Ryder, C. PrattSTAFF PRESENT:
G. Cuoio, K. Ahlf, S. Spence, S. Egger, R. Walk, T. Woo, D. Pierpoint, L. Flemm, C. Litten, A. Raney
Mayor Nelson called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. COUNCILMEMBER LAWSON MOVED TO ADOPT THE AGENDA. COUNCILMEMBER PRATT SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
LACEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
Ken Dean, Historical Commission Member, briefed the Council on the 2010 Key Accomplishments, historical projects completed, and noteworthy achievements.
Highlights included revisions to the municipal code to increase commissioners’ terms, and recruitment of three new commissioners and a youth representative. Historical projects included selecting a Historian of the Year, creating an educational outreach program, and contracting with south Puget Sound Community College to conduct a cultural assessment of the train depot. 2011 Goals:
Train Depot Museum: Approve site plan and cost estimate; review design plan; develop funding strategy, capital campaign, and fundraising efforts.
Historic Properties Inventory: Conduct a survey of post World War II structures with the goal of adding 50 properties to the City’s inventory.
Historic Diary Transcription: A grant was received to transcribe the diary of George Himes, an early historian who founded the Oregon Historical Society and lived in the Lacey area in the mid 1860’s.
Chambers Prairie Cabin: Continue researching original location and use of cabin which is currently stored at the Regional Athletic Center.
Educational Outreach Program: Continue to market elementary educational outreach program to schools.
Mayor Nelson thanked members of the Historical Commission for their volunteer service to the Lacey community.
Mayor Nelson adjourned the Worksession to an Executive Session at 7:26 p.m. for one hour to discuss applications for the Council vacancy.
Mayor Nelson reconvened the meeting at 7:43 p.m. COUNCILMEMBER RYDER MOVED TO INTERVIEW ALL ELEVEN CANDIDATES ON FEBRUARY 3, 2011, UP TO TWELVE MINUTES EACH. COUNCILMEMBER LAWSON SECONDED. MAYOR NELSON AMENDED THE MOTION TO EXTEND EACH INTERVIEW UP TO 15 MINUTES EACH. COUNCILMEMBER PRATT SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Nelson adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Minutes were approved and signed on February 10, 2011.