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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Call To Order

City Clerk Ali Spietz called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

City Councilmembers Bryan Cairns, Sven Goldmanis, Mike Grady, Dan Grausz, El Jahncke, Steve Litzow, and Jim Pearman were present.

Special Business

AB 4040: Oath of Office and Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor
City Clerk Ali Spietz administered the Oaths of Office to the recently elected Councilmembers: Mike Grady, Dan Grausz, and Jim Pearman.

Ms. Spietz then conducted the election of the Mayor. Councilmember Pearman nominated Bryan Cairns to serve as Mayor. There were no other nominations.

It was moved by Councilmember Pearman to:
Unanimously name Bryan Cairns to serve as Mayor for the City of Mercer Island for a two-year term.
Motion Passed 7-0.

Ms. Spietz administered the Oath of Office to Mayor Cairns.

Ms. Spietz then conducted the election of the Deputy Mayor. Councilmember Jahncke nominated Jim Pearman to serve as Deputy Mayor. There were no other nominations.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke to:
Unanimously name Jim Pearman to serve as Deputy Mayor for the City of Mercer Island for a two-year term.
Motion Passed 7-0.

Ms. Spietz then administered the Oath of Office to Deputy Mayor Pearman and turned the meeting over to Mayor Cairns.


There was a short break to allow for photos. The meeting resumed at 7:52 pm.

Mayor Cairns spoke for few minutes regarding local and regional issues and projects on the horizon and those that have been recently completed. He thanked his fellow elected officials, staff and citizens for the opportunity to serve as Mayor or Mercer Island.

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Pearman to:
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of December 5, 2005 as written.
The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 1,569,977.39  
Payrolls: $ 488,507.89 (12/09/05) $ 460,284.03 (12/23/05)

AB 4037: AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement: Authorize the City Manager to sign the collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME Local #21-M for the period of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008.

AB 4036: Police Records Collective Bargaining Agreement: Approve the MOU and authorize the City Manager to sign the MOU with the Mercer Island Police Association (representing the Records Section).

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.
Motion Passed 7-0.

Regular Business

AB 4041: 2006 Interlocal Agreement with King County for Educational Services
Councilmember Jahncke asked questions regarding the Interlocal Agreement. City Attorney Londi Lindell and Youth and Family Services Director Cindy Goodwin responded.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Authorize the City Manager to sign the 2006 Interlocal Agreement for Educational Services with King County Department of Community and Human Services, Community Services Division.
Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 4038: 2005-2006 Beautification Fund and Contingency Fund Management and Budget Policies Amendments
Finance Director Chip Corder presented amendments to the Beautification and Contingency Funds Management and Budget Policies to mirror the changes to B&O Taxes and Business License Fees changes that were made in December 2005.

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz; seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Amend the 2005-2006 Management and Budget Policies related to the allocation of business and occupation tax revenues in 2006 to reflect a split of 65 percent to the Beautification Fund and 35 percent to the Contingency Fund.
Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 4044: Approval of 2006 Planning Session Agenda
City Manager Rich Conrad presented the Agenda for the 2006 City Council Planning Session (Retreat).

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Pearman to:
Approve 2006 Planning Session agenda as presented in AB 4040.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Jahncke to:
Amend the agenda to add an item on Sunday to discuss the City Manager performance plan.
The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Amend the agenda to add an item on Sunday to discuss Development Services Group fees and department performance and regulations.
The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 4-3 (Opponents of motion Mayor Cairns, and Councilmembers Grady and Pearman)

It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Amend the agenda to add synopsis from CM on Saturday during the I-90 Update: 1) Park & Ride lot update and parking availability for alternative fuel-source vehicles, 2) level of service for I-90 on and off ramps, 3) HOV access from Bellevue, 4) information in reference to special events and I-90 closures.
Motion Passed 7-0.

Main Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 4043: State Legislative Discussion
Reps. Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett spoke to the Council regarding matters of mutual interest related to the upcoming 2006 legislative session.

City Manager Rich Conrad introduced Phil Watkins, the City’s Legislative Lobbyist, to the City Council.

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Litzow will absent from the January 17, 2006 meeting.

Planning Schedule:
Councilmember Litzow requested that the Planning Commission Work Plan be a study session on February 21st.

Board Appointments:
Mayor Cairns passed out the Draft City Council Liaisons appointments. Councilmember Goldmanis opposed his appointments.

Councilmember Reports:
There were none.

Adjournment: 9:51 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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