On Monday March 14th, the Winlock city council was called to order at 6:30 PM.
The police department had 34 calls to service which is above the average number, but Chief Brockmueller said some of those calls were not "just calls but actually generated by [the officers]."
Cheri Mitchell, representing the Winlock Improvement Network, then used the public comment time to invite the council and public to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Rowdy Rooster Deli in Winlock which was on Friday, March 18th at 2:00 PM.
The next item was the Department of Ecology agreement. The DOE gave the city over $4 million in grants to fix the sewers. The council had to sign the contract and then discussed that the workers would be hired after the funds were released by the Department of Ecology. The council moved and seconded to sign the contract with the Department of Ecology.
With the Hammer Electric deal, the Hammer Electric Company said they would charge the city $97 an hour rather than the $109 per hour rate previous. The council moved and seconded to sign the contract with them after some discussion about looking at different options.
The school bus garage sent a letter to the city complaining about mushrooms growing in the bus garage area and said this was due to some faulty work. A worker of the bus garage stated her opinion saying the bus garage area has flooded more during the rainy season now due to the dirt being piled next to the bus garage. A pipe was installed to drain the excess water, but this was the wrong kind of pipe and the water did not drain away. There was a discussion on whether the city should pay to fix and install the correct pipe, or if the school should be doing more to fix the flooding since the flooding is occurring on the school's property. Since this problem cannot be fixed during the rainy season, this was just to get some basic information across to the council to think about.
The agenda from February 22nd was then approved and the council was adjourned at 7 PM.