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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Call To Order
Mayor Bryan Cairns called the meeting to order at 7:37 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

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

Appearances
There were none.

Minutes
It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of February 6, 2006 as written.
Motion Passed 5-0.

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 322,791.68  
Payrolls: $ 464,094.25 (1/20/2006) $ 475,868.65 (2/17/2006)

Deputy Mayor Pearman requested that AB 4059 be removed from the Consent Calendar and placed as the last item of Regular Business.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.
Motion Passed 5-0.

Regular Business
AB 4062: Planning Commission Annual Report and Work Plan
It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Postpone the Planning Commission Annual Report and Work Plan to the March 6, 2006 meeting.
Motion Passed 5-0.

AB 4064: Sound Transit CEO’s Report on Status of ST2 Planning
Deputy City Manager Deb Symmonds introduced Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl who reported to the Council on the status of ST2 planning efforts.

AB 4062: Utility Board Work Plan
Utility Board Chair Ron Kaufman presented the 2006 Utility Board Work Plan to the Council.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Deputy Mayor Pearman to:
Receive Utility Board 2005 Annual Report and approve Utility Board 2006 Work Plan.
Motion Passed 5-0.

AB 4051: Northwest Center Mary Wayte Pool Update
Parks & Recreation Director Pete Mayer presented the Northwest Center Mary Wayte Pool 2005 Annual Performance Report and introduced Ty Taylor, Vice-President of NW Center, and Chris Sumi, Director of Mary Wayte pool, answered questions from the Council.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Receive the report on the Northwest Center’s Mary Wayte Pool.
Motion Passed 5-0.

AB 4063: SE 40th Street Corridor Study
City Engineer Patrick Yamashita presented information about the corridor study and described that its purpose will be to document existing traffic conditions, identify whether there are level of service deficiencies, and develop a comprehensive and realistic set of alternatives for transportation system improvements to address the needs of the corridor.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Deputy Mayor Pearman to:
Appropriate $25,000 from the Street Fund for the SE 40th Street Corridor Study.
Motion Passed 5-0.

AB 4059: Amend City Council rules of Procedures: Boards & Commissions
Deputy Mayor Pearman requested that this item be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Jahncke to:
Approve amendments to Section 8 of the City Council Rules of Procedure as presented in AB 4059.
Motion Passed 5-0.

Other Business
Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Grady’s and Grausz’ absences were excused.

Planning Schedule:
City Manager Rich Conrad pointed out the new Planning Schedule.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Mayor Cairns reported on the 2005 carryover discussion at the cabinet meeting.
It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Retain 80% of the 2005 cash-carryover to be allocated during the 2007-2008 budget process and use up to 20% of the 2005 cash-carryover in 2006.
Motion Passed 5-0.
Councilmember Litzow reported on the Planning Commission 2006 work plan.
Mayor Cairns reported on the Eastside Transportation Partnership meeting.
Deputy Mayor Pearman reported on the Suburban Cities Association educational conference at the CCMV.

Executive Session
The Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:48 pm to review the performance of a public employee per RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) for approximately 30 minutes. The Executive Session adjourned at 10:31 pm.

Adjournment: 10:32 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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