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City Council - Minutes     
Monday, June 21, 2010

Call To Order:

 

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: 

 

Councilmembers Bruce Bassett, Mike Cero, Mike Grady, Dan Grausz (arrived 7:05 pm), Steve Litzow, Deputy Mayor El Jahncke and Mayor Jim Pearman were present.

 

 

SPECIAL BUSINESS: 

 

(1)        Day of Play Proclamation

 

Mayor Pearman read a proclamation declaring September 265, 2010 a “Day of Play” on Mercer Island and he encouraged citizens to support efforts to bring awareness of play and the outdoor environment through playspaces and playgrounds in their communities and neighborhoods for the well-being of this and future generations.

 

            Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation

 

Mayor Pearman read a proclamation declaring July 2010 Parks and Recreation Month and encouraged all citizens to participate and support the many recreational and leisure programs and facilities by public and private agencies on Mercer Island.

 

 

APPEARANCES:

 

Brian Emanuals, 1900 Faben Drive, spoke in favor of the South Mercer Playfields bid award.  He thanked the Parks Department for listening to the user groups to determine what components of the project were most important.

 

Amanda Clark, 4319 86th Ave SE, presented information to the Council regarding the construction of a memorial in Luther Burbank Park.  She expressed concern about the lack of the process to get approval from the Parks Department for the memorial as well as not adhering to the master plan priorities for Luther Burbank Park.

 

MINUTES:

 

(2)        It was moved by Councilmember Grady; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:

Adopt the Special Joint Meeting (with MISD Board) Minutes of April 26, 2010 and the Regular Meeting Minutes of June 7, 2010 as written.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Cero; seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:

To amend the motion by amending the Special Joint Meeting (with MISD Board) Minutes of April 26, 2010 Page 2, last paragraph as follows:

“By straw vote, the combined board and a split council members agreed to pursue interest in the possibility of joint facilities. Further review will determine if there is palpable savings that could be achieved in the future.”

Amendment to the Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

Main Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

Consent Calendar:

 

(3)        Payables:         $266,408.04 (06/03/10)

Recommendation: Certify that the materials or services hereinbefore specified have been received and that all warrant numbers listed are approved for payment.

 

            Payroll:             $617,651.96 (6/18/2010)

Recommendation: Certify that the materials or services specified have been received and that all fund warrants are approved for payment.

 

(4)        AB 4515            South Mercer Playfields Improvements Project Close-Out

Recommendation: Accept the completed South Mercer Playfield Improvements project and authorize staff to close out the contract.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Grady; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to: 

Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

Regular Business:

 

(5)        AB 4550            Animal Control Services Interlocal Agreement

 

Deputy City Manager James Mason presented an interlocal agreement with King County to provide Animal Control Services through December 31, 2010.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Grady; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to: 

Provide authorization to the City Manager to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with King County for animal control services.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

(6)        AB 4532            South Mercer Playfields Building Remodel and Equipment Upgrade Project Bid Award

 

Parks & Recreation Director Bruce Fletcher presented bid information regarding the second project in the South Mercer Playfields renovation under the interlocal agreement with the Mercer Island School District. 

 

It was moved by Councilmember Bassett seconded by Councilmember Grady to:

Set the total project budget at $469,980, award the 2010 South Mercer Playfields Building Remodel and Equipment Upgrades project Schedules A+D+E+F+G to Advanced Construction Inc. in the amount of $300,000 plus Washington State Sales Taxes, appropriate $52,501 from the CIP Fund, accept $67,000 in contributions from MISD and Mercer Island Little League for the project and authorize the City Manager to execute the construction contract.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz seconded by Councilmember Grady to:

Amend the motion by deleting Schedules E & F.

Amendment to the Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

Main Motion PASSED 6-1 (Councilmember Cero dissented) with the final wording as follows: 

 

Set the total project budget at $405,612, award the 2010 South Mercer Playfields Building Remodel and Equipment Upgrades project Schedules A+D+G to Advanced Construction Inc. in the amount of $247,000 plus Washington State Sales Taxes, accept $67,000 in contributions from MISD and Mercer Island Little League for the project and authorize the City Manager to execute the construction contract.

 

 

(7)        AB 4552            Island Crest Way Corridor Project Bid Award

 

Assistant City Engineer Anne Tonella-Howe presented information about the bid process for the Island Crest Way Corridor Project.  She explained that the City received a bid protest letter from one of the bidders and that staff recommends reject all bids and rebid the project.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Cero seconded by Councilmember Grady to:

Reject all bids and direct the City Manager to rebid the project.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

Mayor Pearman thanked Manny Ocampo for his service to the City of Mercer Island in his many interim roles in the City Manager’s Office, Parks and Recreation and Development Services.

 

 

(8)        AB 4551            Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan (2010 Update) Final Adoption

 

Interim Development Services Director Manny Ocampo presented the final version of the 2010 update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:

Adopt Resolution No. 1425 adopting the Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

(9)        AB 4549            2011-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Adoption

 

City Engineer Patrick Yamashita presented the 2011-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for adoption.  He reviewed the three options for the Residential Streets Preservation Program in 2011 and 2012.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz seconded by Councilmember Bassett to:

Adopt the Option C version of the 2011-2016 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

 

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow seconded by Councilmember Cero to:

Amend the main motion to move $650,000 from the 2010 Island Crest Way Corridor Project budget to the 2011 Residential Street Overlays.

Amendment to Motion PASSED 4-3 (Councilmembers Bassett and Grausz and Mayor Pearman dissented).

 

It was moved by Councilmember Grady seconded by Councilmember Cero to:

Amend the main motion to reinstate the SE 42nd Street crossing portion of the 2010 Island Crest Way Corridor Project within the budget and design as outlined in current project.

 

It was moved by Councilmember Bassett seconded by Councilmember Grady to:

Amend the amendment to install a signal at SE 47th Street that is equivalent to the signal to be installed at SE 42nd Street.

Amendment to Amendment PASSED 5-2 (Councilmember Grausz and Mayor Pearman dissented).

 

Amendment to Motion PASSED 5-2 (Councilmember Grausz and Mayor Pearman dissented).

 

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz seconded by Councilmember Litzow to:

Amend the main motion to reduce the Residential Street Overlays budget to $480,000 in 2011 and to $471,000 in 2012.

Amendment to Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

Main Motion PASSED 4-3 (Councilmembers Bassett and Grausz and Mayor Pearman dissented) with the final wording as follows: 

 

Adopt the Option C version of the 2011-2016 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), move $650,000 from the 2010 Island Crest Way Corridor Project budget to the 2011 Residential Street Overlays budget, reinstate the SE 42nd Street crossing portion of the 2010 Island Crest Way Corridor Project within the budget and design as outlined in the current project, install a signal at SE 47th Street that is equivalent to the signal to be installed at SE 42nd Street and reduce the Residential Street Overlays budget to $480,000 in 2011 and to $471,000 in 2012.

 

 

The Council took a break at 8:54 pm.  The Regular Meeting reconvened at 9:04 pm.

 

 

City Manager Rich Conrad explained that staff will re-bid Island Crest Way Corridor project and only include the two crosswalks as directed during the previous agenda item (AB 4549).

 

 

(10)       AB 4554            2011-2016 Capital Improvement Program Preview

 

Deputy City Manager James Mason and Finance Director Chip Corder provided a preview of the proposed 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), focusing on the 2011-2012 biennium.  The presentation included the revised REET forecast and the proposed 2011-2016 CIP, a review of the Capital Reinvestment Plan and then the Capital Facilities Plan, focusing on the 2011-2012 projects. 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

Councilmember Absences:

There were no absences.

 

Planning Schedule:

There were no changes.

 

Board Appointments:

It was moved by Deputy Mayor Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Litzow to: 

Confirm the Mayor’s 2010 Board & Commission appointments as follows:

 

Arts Council

Megan Hand, Position 8, Term 2013

Natalie Neubert, Position 9, Term 2014

Pam Rock, Position 10, Term 2014

Bonnie Predd, Position 11, Term 2014

 

Design Commission

Steve Bryan, Position 7, Term 2014

 

Open Space Conservancy Trust

Bob Thorpe, Position 2, Term 2014

Kris Kelsay, Position 4, Term 2014

 

Planning Commission

Adam Cooper, Position 6, Term 2014

Eric Laschever, Position 7, Term 2014

 

Utility Board

Suresh Malhotra, Position 4, Term 2013

Wendy Weiker, Position 6, Term 2014

Glynda Steiner, Position 7, Term 2014

 

Youth & Family Services Advisory Board (Adult)

Daniel Offer, Position 5, Term 2013

Rachel Hyman, Position 6, Term 2013

Carol Powell, Position 7, Term 2013

Kamuron Gurol, Position 8, Term 2013

Donna Ellis, Position 9, Term 2011

 

Youth & Family Services Advisory Board (Adult)

Ellena Jones, Term 2012

Chris Goodwin, Term 2012

Peter Welch, Term 2012

Sophie Lerner, Term 2012

Kyle Reitinger, Term 2012

Kajal Tiwary, Term 2012

Sam Chase, Term 2011

Miles Books, Term 2011

 

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

Councilmember Reports:

City Manager Rich Conrad introduced Tim Stewart the new Development Services Director.

Councilmember Grady spoke about the New Energy Solutions Group meeting and that WSDOT announced the Sustainable Communities Initiative Challenge Grant.

Councilmember Cero spoke about the Renton Airport Advisory Committee meeting.

 

 

Adjournment:          10:29 pm



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