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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Call To Order

Mayor Alan Merkle called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

Deputy Mayor Bryan Cairns, City Councilmembers Sven Goldmanis, Dan Grausz, El Jahncke, Steve Litzow and Jim Pearman and Mayor Merkle were present.

Special Business

Members of the Masonic Lodge and the Veteranís of Foreign Wars Post 5760 presented a check in the amount of $3,000 to Officer Jennifer Franklin as part of a joint cooperation to fund the DARE program on Mercer Island. The funds were raised at the annual DARE Dinner & Spaghetti Feed.

Parks and Recreation Director Pete Mayer presented to a proclamation declaring July 2005 as Mercer Island Bicycle Safety Awareness Month and also as National Recreation and Parks Month. The Mayor read both proclamations aloud and Director Mayer showed a PowerPoint presentation detailing the many facets of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Deputy Mayor Cairns to:

Amend Regular Meeting Minutes of June 6, 2005, Item 8, Agenda Bill 3990, last paragraph, to read:
Councilmember Grausz requested that buttons be used instead of painted lines and that the sidewalk on the South side of the road is not widened or enhanced.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Cairns; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:

Approve the amended Regular Meeting Minutes of June 6, 2005.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 2,380,039.17  
Payrolls: $ 476,561.46 (6/10/2005) $ 490,023.63 (6/24/2005)

AB 3996: 2005 Residential Street Improvements Bid Award: Award all four schedules of the 2005 Residential Street Improvements project to Emerald Paving, Inc. in the amount of $263,648, set the total project budget at $325,500, and direct Staff to administer the construction contract.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:

Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

Regular Business

AB 3995:Island Crest Way Resurfacing Project Bid Award (No Presentation)
Streets Engineer Clint Morris answered questions from the Council.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Cairns; seconded by Councilmember Jahncke to:

Award the 2005 Island Crest Way Resurfacing Project to Lakeridge Paving Company in the amount of $650,054, set the total project budget at $841,560, and direct Staff to administer the construction contract.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 5-2 (Councilmembers Grausz & Litzow dissented).

AB 3994: Interlocal Agreement with King County for CDBG Pass-Through Funds
Associate Planner Shelley Bolser explained the interlocal agreement and answered questions from the Council regarding the changes for CDBG Pass-Through Funds.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Cairns; seconded by Councilmember Pearman to:

Approve the proposed amendments to the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement regarding the Community Development Block Grant program.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 3993: YFS Budget Adjustments
Youth and Family Services Director Cindy Goodwin detailed the changes in the Youth and Family Services budget due to a grant that was received, additional funds that were raised by the YFS foundation and increases in participation and costs of youth programs.

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz; seconded by Councilmember Jahncke to:

Adopt Ordinance No. 05-08 revising the 2005-2006 Budget and amending Ordinance Nos. 05-01, 05-04 and 05-06.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 3997: Adoption of Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Principal Planner Gabe Snedeker explained the changes to the amendments since the April 18, 2005 Council Meeting regarding Housing Policy 3.11, Council comments, appendices, shoreline goals and policies and Tract A.

Public Comment: Dorothy Mason, 3205 Shorewood Drive, #126, Board Member for Friends of Luther Burbank Park, spoke about the letter to the Council from Friends of Luther Burbank Park and Citizens to Preserve Upper Luther Burbank and that the organizationsí statement in the April 18th Council Meeting minutes was incorrect.

Sue Stewart, 3205 84th Ave SE, Co-Chair of Citizens to Preserve Upper Luther Burbank Park, stated that she was disappointed that the scope for Luther Burbank Park Master Plan was not presented at the June 20th Council Meeting so that it could be part of the Comprehensive Plan. She stated that a few of the paragraphs added at the January 11th final meeting for the Luther Burbank visioning process were too broad. She also spoke about the changes to the Housing and Land Use elements that were made after the April 18th public hearing.

Bruce Lorig, 12 Evergreen Lane, Futurewise Board Member, encouraged the Council to approve the Comprehensive Plan specifically in regards to the housing demonstration project.

Ira Appelman, 6213 83rd place SE, objected to Housing Policy 3.11 and the requirement to adopt an ordinance to develop higher density housing. He also objected to the Council passing this policy without public input.

After questions and discussion the following motions were made:

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:

Adopt Ordinance No. 05C-05, amending the Mercer Island Comprehensive Plan as contained in Exhibit 2, based on the evidence in the public record and the Conclusions contained above in Agenda Bill 3997.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Cairns; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:

Remove ďat leastĒ from Housing Element Policy 3.11 regarding innovative housing projects.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 4-3 (Councilmembers Grausz, Jahncke and Mayor Merkle dissented).

The Chair put the question on the main motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Grausz will be absent from the August 1st Meeting.

Planning Schedule:
There were no changes.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Pearman reported on the success of the Roberts Rules of Orders and Commissioner Roles exercise that the Design Commission participated in.
Councilmember Grausz reported that the Parks and Recreation Sub-committee discussed the use of additional funds from Councilís appropriation.

Adjournment: 9:18 pm

[Important Note: The proceedings of the City Council meeting were recorded on tape and are filed in the City Clerk's Office. The complete agenda and official minutes of this meeting are also filed in the City Clerk's office.]

 

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