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Monday, June 05, 2006

Call To Order

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

Special Business

Mayor Cairns read a resolution posthumously recognizing Ben Wolfe as the 2005 Citizen of the Year for his dedicated and outstanding service to the Mercer Island Community. Mayor Cairns presented Mrs. Harriet Wolfe with a plaque commemorating this honor.

Appearances

Stuart Bass, Bishop of MI LDS Church, concerned about language in the proposed impervious surface amendments that has to do with no net loss of impervious surface and that there may be an onerous burden put on churches if they are interested in expansion.

Maretta Holden, 8221 SE 24th Street, asked the Council to revisit the traffic revision at the NMW and SE 80th Street intersection as the lane configuration and lane markings are confusing.

John MacPherson, 4503 90th Ave SE, stated that he believes his neighbor’s skateboarding half-pipe is over the impervious surface limit for the property.

Minutes

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Approve the Study Session & Regular Meeting Minutes of May 15, 2006 as amended:
Page 3, Item 6, AB 4088, Paragraph 2,
It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke, seconded by Mayor Cairns to Adopt Ordinance No. 06C-05 as shown in Exhibit 1 resulting in increasing the maximum allowable impervious surfaces on public schools and joint use facilities on public school properties from 40% to 50%, plus a possible 5% deviation.
Motion was withdrawn.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke, seconded by Mayor Cairns to:
Adopt Ordinance No. 06C-05 as shown in Exhibit 1 resulting in increasing the maximum allowable impervious surfaces on public schools and joint use facilities on public school properties from 40% to 50%, plus a possible 5% deviation.


Motion to amend passed 6-0.

Motion to amend passed 6-0.

Main motion passed 6-0.

Motion Passed 7-0.

Consent Calendar

Payables: $ 773,654.32  
Payrolls: $ 499,382.71

Councilmembers Grausz and Jahncke requested that AB 4092 and AB 4093 be removed from the Consent Calendar and placed under Regular Business.

AB 4091: Summer Celebration Fireworks Display: Approve the fireworks display applications submitted by Western International Fireworks for a Display on July 7th, 2006, near Luther Burbank Park, sponsored by Summer Celebration!
AB 4099: 2006 Water System Improvements Project Bid Award: Award the 2006 Water System Improvements project to Bonner Brothers Construction in the amount of $281,114.18. Re-appropriate $16,200 from within the Water Fund, set the 2005-2006 biennium project budget to $401,200, and authorize staff to administer the contract.
AB 4098: Open Space Conservancy Trust Annual Report: Receive report.

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


Regular Business

AB 4100 Financial Status Report Through March 31, 2006 (no presentation)

Finance Director Chip Corder answered questions from the Council.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Suspend the City Council Rules of Procedure 5.2.
Motion Passed 7-0.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Adopt Ordinance No. 06-07, amending the 2005-2006 budget.
Motion Passed 7-0.


AB 4096 Sewer Lake Line Project Update

Assistant City Engineer Anne Tonella-Howe presented a project update on the Sewer Lake Line Project and answered questions from the Council regarding the projects budget and timeline.

It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis, seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Appropriate $800,000 from the Sewer Fund for Final Design of the Sewer Lake Line project.
Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 4093 Side Sewer Resolution Update

Councilmember Jahncke asked questions of staff.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow, seconded by Deputy Mayor Pearman to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1373 updating Resolution No. 1314 declaring the replacement of side-sewers to be in the public benefit and that a pay back mechanism is in place through the collection of monthly rates to recover the costs attributed to the replacement of side sewers on private property.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke, seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Amend Resolution No. 1373, page 2, last paragraph, as follows:
The City further declares that a pay back mechanism is in place through rate revenue collected from all of the customers of the sewer utility to recover the costs attributed to the replacement of side sewers on private property.

Motion to Amend Passed 7-0.

Main Motion Passed 7-0.


AB 4092 Sewer Lake Line and Park Planning Funding Assistance Authorization

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman, seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1372 authorizing application for funding assistance for an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) Program to the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (IAC). Motion Passed 7-0.


AB 4095 Public Facility Impervious Surface (PEAK Proposal) (3rd Reading) and Resolution for Development Agreement for High School Site

The Mayor opened the public hearing. There being no comments the public hearing was closed.

Development Services Director Richard Hart and City Attorney Londi Lindell answered questions from the Council.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow, seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Adopt Ordinance No. 06C-05 as shown in Exhibit 1 resulting in grandfathering the existing impervious surface of schools, churches, clubs and other community facilities in residential zones as of May 1, 2006 and providing a variance process for such uses to seek an increase in maximum impervious surface allowed from 40% to 60%.
Motion Passed 7-0.

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz, seconded by Deputy Mayor Pearman to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1374 approving the Development Agreement between the City of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island School District covering the Mercer Island High School site.
Motion Passed 7-0.


AB 4097 Tenant Improvements to North Annex at CCMV

Parks and Recreation Operations Manager Curt Brees presented information about tenant improvements to the North Annex at the Community Center that are needed to meet current day facility licensing requirements as set forth by Department of Social and Health Services, the childcare licensing authority.

It was moved by Councilmember Grady, seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Appropriate $30,000 from the Community Center Building Fund to carry out tenant related improvements to the North Annex of the Community Center at Mercer View.
Motion Passed 7-0.


Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
There were no changes.

Planning Schedule:
Councilmember Grausz requested that the July 3rd meeting be moved to July 10th.
Councilmember Grausz requested that the complaint about the skateboard half-pipe be brought to the Council for discussion.

Board Appointments:
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman, seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Confirm the Mayor’s 2005 Board & Commission appointments as presented.
Motion Passed 7-0.

Arts Council
Helen Martin, Position 4, Term 2008
Andrea Wooley, Position 5, Term 2008
Marcia Thomas, Position 8, Term 2009
Judith Leithe, Position 9, Term 2010
Tudor Sherrard, Position 10, Term 2010
Beth Brennan, Position 11, Term 2010

Building Board of Appeals
Joe Hammond, Position 3, Term 2009
Gary Maehara, Position 4, Term 2009
Steve Showalter, Position 5, Term 2009

Design Commission
Brian Caditz, Position 7, Term 2010

Open Space Conservancy Trust
Rita Moore, Position 2, Term 2010
Fletch Waller, Position 3, Term 2010
Tina Lanzinger, Position 5, Term 2008
Liz Sanderson, Position 6, Term 2009

Utility Board
Kamuron Gurol, Position 6, Term 2010
Gregory Babinski, Position 7, Term 2010

Youth & Family Services Advisory Board
Mark Coen, Position 2, Term 2009
Carrie Holmes, Position 3, Term 2009
Louise Berman, Position 4, Term 2009
Hallea Tse, Term 2008
Jacob Urman, Term 2008
Laura Prince, Term 2008
Brian Tolkin, Term 2008
Grace Wandell, Term 2008
Helen Olsen, Term 2008

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Grady regarding the WRIA8 meeting.

Adjournment: 10:00 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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