Brookings City Council
July 7, 2020
The Brookings City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM, at City Hall with the following City Council members present: Mayor Keith Corbett and Council Members Holly Tilton Byrne, Nick Wendell, Leah Brink, Patty Bacon, Joey Collins, and Ope Niemeyer. City Attorney Steve Britzman, City Manager Paul Briseno, Assistant City Manager Jake Meshke were also present. City Clerk Bonnie Foster was absent.
Certificate of Election and Oath of Office. The Certificate of Election and Oath of Office were presented to incoming Council Members Joey Collins and Ope Niemeyer.
Agenda. A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Council Member Niemeyer, that the agenda be approved. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 - Corbett, Niemeyer, Brink, Bacon, Wendell, Tilton Byrne, and Collins.
Open Forum. Visit Brookings Executive Director Laura Schoen Carbonneau provided that the organization is working on a stay safe pledge will be provided to restaurants and bars; A webpage with COVID-19 materials will also be available. Mike Lockrem, SDSU Director of University Marking and Communications, provided an update on COVID-19 safety measures being taken by the University as well as marketing and education efforts. Al Heuton, Director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), provided an update on COVID-19 efforts being taken by the BEDC. Kelsey Doom, President/CEO Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, provided an updated on COVID-19 efforts being taken by the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Bradley Walker, Brookings Resident, questioned the purpose of the City funding the Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EV).
Ordinance 20-010. A second reading was held on Ordinance 20-010, an Ordinance Amending Emergency Ordinance 20-007 to Address a Public Health Crisis and to Revise Certain Measures Which Have Been Deemed Necessary to Slow the Community Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Council Member Brink, that Ordinance 20-010 be
approved. Public Comment: Jael Thorpe, SDSU President Barry Dunn, Sheila
Anderson, Bill Alsaker, Elizabeth Wika, Dr. David Meyer, Darlene Fish, Patsy Hendricks, and Angie Ritterhaus. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 5 - Corbett, Niemeyer, Bacon, Wendell, and Tilton Byrne; No: 2 - Brink, and Collins.
Adjourn. A motion was made by Council Member Brink, seconded by Council Member Wendell, that this meeting be adjourned at 7:30 p.m. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.
CITY OF BROOKINGS
ATTEST: Keith W. Corbett, Mayor
Bonnie Foster, City Clerk