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Monday, October 16, 2006

Call To Order

Deputy Mayor Jim Pearman called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

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


Robert Clark, 4319 86th Avenue SE, spoke about the negative effects of the PEAK project on the surrounding neighborhood. He would like to see the Boys and Girls Club build on their existing property.


It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of October 3, 2006 as written.
Motion Passed 4-0.

Consent Calendar

Payables: $ 915,931.99  
Payrolls: $ 524,242.04

Councilmember Grausz requested that AB 4131 moved to the first item of regular business.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.
Motion Passed 4-0.

Regular Business

AB 4131: Interlocal Agreements for Jail Services

Councilmember Grausz asked questions about the interlocal agreements.

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Authorize the City Manager to sign the Interlocal Agreements with Issaquah and Kirkland for Jail Services.
Motion Passed 4-0.

AB 4132: 2007-2008 Preliminary Budget Review: Priorities 1 and 2

The Deputy Mayor opened the Public Hearing. There being no comments the Deputy Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Finance Director Chip Corder and Department Directors presented Priority 1 (public safety) & 2 (effective, efficient & legal delivery of services) functions, which correspond to major City services or logical groupings of similar services, by department. Focus was put on functions that are of keen interest to the Council or that have significant changes. Finance Director Corder provided a “big picture” perspective and budget highlights for Priorities 1 & 2, then each director briefly reviewed the Priority 1 & 2 functions in his/her department.

The Budget Hearing schedule is as follows:
  • October 23: Priorities of Government 3 & 4 (Special Meeting at Islander Middle School)
  • November 6: Priorities of Government 5 & 6 (Regular Meeting)
  • November 13: Revenues and Capital Improvement Program (Special Meeting)
  • November 20: Final Public Hearing and 2007 Preliminary Property Tax Levy (Regular Meeting)
  • December 11: Adopt Final 2007-2008 Budget, 2007 Property Tax Levy and 2007 Utility Rates (Special Meeting)

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Mayor Bryan Cairns and Councilmembers Goldmanis and Jahncke’s absences were excused.
Mayor Cairns: October 23
Councilmember Goldmanis: October 23
Councilmember Litzow: November 20

Planning Schedule:
There were no changes.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Deputy Mayor Pearman regarding draft letter about I-90.

Adjournment: 10:58 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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