CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL
Friday, March 17, 2020
Officials Present by Teleconference
Vice-Mayor: Awet Eyasu
Council: YT Bell, Ahmed Hassan, Laura Hopkins, Jamie Carroll, Debra Johnson
City Manager: Robin I. Gomez
City Clerk: Tracy Ashby
City Attorney: Stephen Quinn
A. CALL TO ORDER –SPECIAL CALL MEETING
Vice Mayor Awet Eyasu called the meeting to order.
B. ROLL CALL
Awet Eyasu, Jamie Carroll, Ahmed Hassan, YT Bell, Laura Hopkins, Debra Johnson
C. OLD BUSINESS
D. NEW BUSINESS
D1) Consider Issuing a State of Emergency to address possible Limiting of Restaurant operations and public gatherings
Vice Mayor Eyasu read the proposed resolution to Issue a State of Emergency in Clarkston to address possible Limiting of Restaurant operations and public gatherings.
(Public Comment) Dean Moore commented on the limit of 10 people and not permitting “To Go” alcohol sales and impacts on local businesses.
Council discussion on the number of persons in public gatherings, hookah as a high contact activity, the requirements to permit “to Go” alcohol sales, businesses that would be impacted.
Vice mayor advised the Federal Government was making relief funds available for small businesses and the City Manager would provide to the public information on applying.
(Public Comment) Emanuel Ransom commented on drive up test sites and the Council provided the hotline number to find local testing sites.
(Public Comment) Bill Gamble addressed concerns with the impact on Strokers.
(Public Comment) Ms. Naja discussed the need for providing information to non-English speakers and concerns with children not abiding by the group limitations. The Council stated translated materials would be made available.
Council discussion on the resolution and updates for alcohol sales, hookah, the end date for the resolution and the City Attorney read the updated document.
Jamie Carroll made a motion to adopt the resolution with the changes as provided by the City Attorney. YT Bell seconded the motion. A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0). Meeting adjourned.