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City Council - Agenda     
Monday, December 08, 2008

Call To Order:
 
Mayor Jim Pearman called the meeting to order at 6:06 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.
 
 
Roll Call:
 
Councilmembers Bruce Bassett, Mike Cero, Dan Grausz, Steve Litzow, Deputy Mayor El Jahncke and Mayor Jim Pearman were present. Councilmember Mike Grady was absent.
 
 
SPECIAL BUSINESS:
 
Mayor Jim Pearman presented a letter of commendation to Eagle Scout Harry Bolson.  Mr. Bolson spoke about his Eagle project at Clark Beach.
 
 
Appearances:
 
Diane Pottinger, Cascade District Advancement Chairman for Boy Scouts, spoke about the Boy Scouts from Mercer Island who donated over 1700 hours of community service.  Each scout spoke about their individual Eagle projects on Mercer Island and Seattle.
 
 
MINUTES:
 
(1)        It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:
Amend the Special Meeting Minutes of December 1, 2008 as follows:
“Following the presentations the Council requested a detailed document with solutions for the following items during the I-90 closures:
 

  • timing street diversion
  • emergency routes
  • school staff getting to schools on time
  • transit/parking enhancements
  • traffic modeling to identify location and extent of impacts
  • assistance for Mercer Island police for traffic control

Motion passed 6-0.
 
 
Consent Calendar:
 
(2)        Payables: $454,957.45                           Payroll: $564,346.99
 
It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Deputy Mayor Jahncke to:
Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
 
Regular Business:
 
(3)        AB 4379            3rd Quarter 2008 Financial Status Report
 
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Suspend the City Council Rules of Procedure 5.2.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:
Adopt Ordinance No. 08-14, amending the 2007-2008 Budget.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
 
(4)        AB 4380            Public Hearing: 2009-2010 Budget Ordinance and 2009 Utility Rates Adoption
 
Finance Director Chip Corder presented resolutions which establish classifications of water users and a schedule of charges for water usage, a schedule of rates for fire service, a schedule of special service charges, meter and service installation charges, and connection charges, rates and connection charges for sewerage disposal services, the monthly service charge for storm and surface water services and the monthly utility fee for the emergency medical and ambulance services.
 
Director Corder also presented an ordinance to adopt the proposed 2009-2010 Biennial Budget.
 
The Mayor opened the Public Hearing at 6:21 pm.  There being no comments the Mayor closed the Public Hearing at 6:21 pm.
 
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1404, which establishes classifications of water users and a schedule of charges for water usage, a schedule of rates for fire service, a schedule of special service charges, meter and service installation charges, and connection charges effective January 1, 2009 and thereafter.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
It was moved by Councilmember Cero; seconded by Deputy Mayor Jahncke to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1405, which establishes rates and connection charges for sewerage disposal services supplied by the City of Mercer Island effective January 1, 2009 and thereafter, however reduce the rates from $3.70 per 100 cf to $3.56 per 100 cf and the billing cost from $4.30 to $4.16.
Motion passed 5-1 (Councilmember Bassett dissented).
 
It was moved by Councilmember Bassett; seconded by Deputy Mayor Jahncke to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1406, which establishes the monthly service charge for storm and surface water services supplied by the City of Mercer Island effective January 1, 2009 and thereafter.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1407, which establishes the monthly utility fee for the emergency medical and ambulance services supplied by the City of Mercer Island effective January 1, 2009 and thereafter.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
Councilmember Grausz noted that the section of AB 4380 regarding Development Services Fees is incorrect.  Council directed staff to review and propose changes in development fees to be implemented in early 2009.
 
It was moved by Councilmember Bassett; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Adopt Ordinance No. 08-15, which adopts a budget for the City of Mercer Island, Washington for the years 2009-2010.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
 
OTHER BUSINESS:
 
Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Grady’s absence was excused.
 
Planning Schedule: 
There were no changes.
 
Board Appointments:
There were no appointments.
 
Councilmember Reports:
City Manager Conrad spoke about Interim Deputy City Manager Linda Herzog’s transition to the City of Sequim as the Interim City Manager.  The firm of Waters-Oldani has been retained for recruitment for a Deputy City Manager.
Mayor Pearman spoke about the City-School Board meeting between Mayor, City Manager, Superintendent and School Board President.
 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSIOn:
 
The City Council and City Attorney Katie Knight convened to Executive Session at 7:20 pm to review the performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) for approximately 30 minutes.
 
At 7:50 pm Mayor Pearman extended the Executive Session for an additional 10 minutes.
 
At 8:00 pm Mayor Pearman extended the Executive Session for an additional 10 minutes and City Manager Conrad joined the Executive Session.
 
At 8:15 pm Mayor Pearman extended the Executive Session for an additional 10 minutes.
 
The Executive Session was adjourned at 8:22 pm and the Regular Meeting was reconvened.
 
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Grausz to:
To approve a performance payment to the City Manager equal to 5% of his 2008 annual base salary consistent with Section II(B) of the Employment Agreement dated January 1, 2005, in recognition of the City Manager’s performance and achievement of Council’s goals during the 12-month period from January 2008 through December 2008.
Motion passed 6-0.
 
Mayor Pearman thanked City Manager Conrad for a job well done in 2008.
 
 
Adjournment:          8:23 pm
 
 



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