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City Council - Minutes     
Monday, March 19, 2007

Call To Order

Mayor Bryan Cairns 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 Sven Goldmanis, Mike Grady, Dan Grausz, El Jahncke, Deputy Mayor Jim Pearman (arrived 7:30 pm) and Mayor Bryan Cairns were present. Councilmember Steve Litzow was absent.

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

It was moved by Councilmember Grady; seconded by Mayor Cairns to:
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 5, 2007.
Motion passed 5-0.

Consent Calendar

Payables: $ 837,136.25  
Payrolls: $ 518,486.16

AB 4168: Approve 2007 Prioritized Planning Commission Work Plan: Approve 2007 Planning Commission Work Plan as described in Exhibit 2 of AB 4168.

AB 4165: Approval of 2007 ARCH Work Plan and Budget: Approve the ARCH 2007 Work Program and Budget and authorize expenditure of $26,598 for Mercer Island’s contribution to the 2007 ARCH Administrative Budget ($26,219 budgeted in 2007 and $279 from 2006 ARCH surplus).

It was moved by Councilmember Grady; seconded by Councilmember Grausz to:
Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.
Motion passed 5-0.


Regular Business

AB 4166: ARCH – 2007 Housing Trust Fund Recommendations

Art Sullivan, Executive Director for ARCH, answered questions from the Council.

It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis; seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Approve the use of $13,000 from the City’s ARCH Housing Trust Fund for the St. Andrew’s Housing Group’s 280 Clark Street project in Issaquah, with conditions as recommended by the ARCH Executive Board.
Motion passed 5-0.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Approve use of the remaining $7,000 of the City’s Housing Trust Funds as a source of funds available for the First Right of Refusal Purchase Authority Program as described in Exhibit 1, with conditions as recommended by the ARCH Executive Board, and further authorizing the City Manager to execute necessary documents and take all actions on behalf of the City within the parameters of this Program.

Motion passed 5-0.


AB 4170: Towing Resolution

Police Commander Dave Jokinen explained the proposed resolution increasing the fee for city-ordered towing and storage of private vehicles and answered questions from the Council.

It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis; seconded by Councilmember Grady to:
Adopt Resolution No. 1387 establishing new fees and rates structures for City-ordered towing and storage of private vehicles pursuant to WAC 204-91A.
Motion passed 4-1 (Councilmember Grausz dissented).


AB 4169: Fire Apparatus Authority to Purchase

Fire Chief Walt Mauldin and Deputy Chief Chris Tubbs presented information regarding purchasing two maxi pumpers, removing from service and surplus the 110 foot aerial ladder truck, and purchasing a utility pick-up truck as the first step in the Fire Department fleet replacement plan.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Direct staff to acquire two maxi pumpers as described in Agenda Bill 4169 through a lease-purchase agreement based on a total principal cost of $1,090,891 and authorize the City Manager to enter into the agreement obligating the City to annual lease costs not to exceed $131,250.
Motion passed 6-0.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Direct staff to remove from service and sell for surplus the 1984 110 foot aerial ladder truck.
Motion passed 6-0.

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:
Approve the purchase of a utility pick-up truck not to exceed $40,000.
Motion passed 6-0.


AB 4171: eCityGov Alliance Update – MyParksandRecreation.com Demo

eCityGov Alliance Director John Backman presented an update on the newest developments of the alliance. Assistant City Manager/Parks & Recreation Director Pete Mayer demonstrated MyParksandReceration.com for the Council.


Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Litzow’s absence was excused.

Planning Schedule:
Councilmember Jahncke asked about the Town Center Code Amendments.
Councilmember Goldmanis asked about I-90 and R8A.
Councilmember Grausz asked about Sustainability agenda items.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Grady asked about potential funding for the Sewer Lake Line project.

Executive Session

he Council adjourned to Executive Session at 8:43 pm to discuss property acquisition per RCW 42.30.110 (1)(b) and collective bargaining agreements per RCW 42.30.140(4)(a) for approximately 60 minutes.

Adjournment: 9:25 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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