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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Call To Order

Mayor Bryan Cairns called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

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

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis; seconded by Councilmember Grausz to:
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of February 5, 2007.
Motion passed 6-0.

Consent Calendar

Payables: $1,135,006.87

AB 4160: 96th Avenue Drainage and Roadway Improvements Project Closeout: Accept the completed 96th Avenue SE Street and Drainage Improvements project and authorize staff to close out the contract.

AB 4161: North Mercer Way Phase 2 and 3 Shoulder Improvements Project Closeout: Accept the completed North Mercer Way Phase 2 and 3 Shoulder Improvements project and authorize staff to close out the contract.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Pearman to:
Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.
Motion passed 6-0.


Regular Business

AB 4157: Arts Council 2006 Annual Report and 2007 Work Plan

Recreation Superintendent Jennifer Berner and Arts Council Chair Beth Brennen spoke about the accomplishments of the Arts Council in 2006 and plans for 2007.

It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:
Receive Annual Report and approve 2007 Work Plan.
Motion passed 6-0.


AB 4159 Community Center Update

Assistant City Manager / Parks & Recreation Director Pete Mayer described the history of the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department and the addition of the CCMV for the past year. Diane Mortenson, the new CCMV manager, discussed the 2006 year for the Center including identification of user groups and fees. Curt Brees walked the Council through the CCMV budget.

Council suggested that staff look into increasing rates for off-Island users, as well as look at new opportunities to increase use of the Community Center for youth. The Council deemed the Center a success for 2006.


Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmembers Jahncke and Goldmanis will be absent March 5th.
Councilmember Grady’s absence was excused.

Planning Schedule:
There were no changes.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Litzow said ETP met last Friday and Sound Transit is coming out with an $18 billion number. There was discussion on funding for 520, including a reference to tolling.

Executive Session

The City Council adjourned to Executive Session to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) at 8:40 pm.

Adjournment: 9:49 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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