Council discusses new library logo, warming shelter

Group also passed several resolutions for transit operations



Councilmember Brandon Chapman, center, asks questions during the meeting Tuesday.

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

Pullman City Council discussed several possible changes to the city including a new library logo, transit communications and a warming shelter Tuesday.

Neill Public Library Service Director, Joanna Bailey, introduced a new possible logo for the library in front of the council. She said the influence for the logo is books, inspiration, literacy and discovery. The new logo includes a clean font that is presented in a modern interpretation with strength and stability, she added.

Support for the new logo came from Councilman Nathan Weller, who said the design flows freely and that he really liked what happened with the logo.

However, there was also some pushback. Councilwoman Eileen Macoll said nothing in the logo incorporated the city of Pullman.

Bailey responded by saying it would have been difficult to include the city name in the library logo.

The new logo is still up for discussion by the council.

Transit operations supervisor Brad Rader, spoke on some resolutions that involve public transit. Rader mentioned resolutions that included authorizing a capital assistance grant to replace two diesel buses with two electric buses.

Another resolution he talked about was authorizing a grant that would replace Pullman Transit’s radio communication and video software, and update the employee shift scheduling system. All resolutions were passed by the council.

A warming shelter for the homeless was also discussed at the meeting. Weller said he wants the city to proactively address the homelessness problem in the Pullman area and wants to avoid having the issues that Spokane has. He added that this was merely an option and that it could be a possibility to help those in need.