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City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Call To Order:

 

Mayor Jim Pearman called the meeting to order at 7:04 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, Steve Litzow, Deputy Mayor El Jahncke and Mayor Jim Pearman were present.

 

 

SPECIAL BUSINESS: 

 

(1)        King County Quits Week Proclamation

           

Mayor Pearman proclaimed the second week of September 2010 as King County Quits Week and committed the City of Mercer Island to work with cities across King County, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the Washington Health Foundation to cut teen smoking in half by 2020.

 

 

APPEARANCES:

 

Nancy Lee and Steve Bryan, member of the Green Ribbon Commission, presented the first quarter data of the Carbon Footprint Challenge between the City Council and the School District Board.  They also presented and emerge reduction postcard and kilowatt meter to the Council to use during the Challenge.

 

 

MINUTES:

 

(1)        It was moved by Councilmember Grady; seconded by Councilmember Cero to:

Adopt the Regular Meeting Minutes of August 2, 2010 as written.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

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

Adopt the REVISED Study Session & Regular Meeting Minutes of July 20, 2009 as written.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

Consent Calendar:

 

Councilmember Grausz moved AB 4567: T-Mobile Cellular Site Lease for Wireless Communication Facilities to the first item of Regular Business.

 

(3)        Payables:         $591,707.35 (8/5/2010), $293,871.78 (8/19/2010) and $2,583.534.00 (9/1/2010)

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

 

            Payroll:             $647,142.52 (8/13/2010) $665,382.04 (8/27/2010)

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

 

 

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

Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

Regular Business:

 

(4)        AB 4567            T-Mobile Cellular Site Lease for Wireless Communication Facilities

 

            Councilmember Grausz commented that the lease provided in the agenda packet was not complete.

 

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

Table AB 4567: T-Mobile Cellular Site Lease for Wireless Communication Facilities to the next Council meeting with the complete lease.

Motion PASSED 7-0.

 

 

(5)        AB 4564            Renton Airport Status Report

 

Deputy City Manager James Mason presented a status report on the Renton Airport, its operations, Boeing’s presence at the airport, noise abatement and responses to noise complaints.

 

Councilmember Cero made a statement that many Renton citizens and representatives on the RAAC feel and think the same way that Mercer Island citizens and representatives do about the Renton Airport.  He would like the City Council to position itself to have influencing position rather than just in an information only position regarding future changes at the Renton Airport.

 

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

Staff incorporate in its first half 2011 schedule a Mercer Island airplane noise abatement strategy.

Motion FAILED 1-6 (Councilmember Cero assented).

 

 

(6)        AB 4566            1% for the Arts Code Review

 

Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Fletcher presented background information to the Council on the Arts Council creation, the Municipal Arts Fund and the 1% for the Arts Fund.  Council asked questions about the fund balances and the procedures for procuring and purchasing public art.

 

 

(7)        AB 4565            2nd Quarter 2010 Financial Status Report

 

Finance Director Chip Corder presented the 2nd Quarter 2009 Financial Status Report which provided a summary budget to actual comparison of revenues and expenditures for the General Fund and a comprehensive progress update on the City’s Capital Improvement Program through June 30, 2010. 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

Councilmember Absences:

There were no absences.

 

Planning Schedule:

City Manager Conrad stated that the Parks & Recreation Director will present a potential solution for the Mary Wayte Pool for 2011 and 2012.

 

Board Appointments:

There were no appointments.

 

 

Councilmember Reports:

Councilmember Bassett thanked the Green Ribbon Commission and the Council for participating in the Carbon Footprint Challenge.

Councilmember Grady spoke about the upcoming Electric Vehicles workshop on September 20th.

Mayor Pearman congratulated PEAK on their grand opening of the facility.  He also reported on the Point Cities Mayor’s breakfast that Mercer Island hosted.

 

 

Executive Session:

 

Councilmembers Bruce Bassett, Mike Cero, Mike Grady, Dan Grausz, Steve Litzow, Deputy Mayor El Jahncke, Mayor Jim Pearman City Manager Rich Conrad, City Attorney Katie Knight, Human Resources Director Kryss Segle and Police Chief Ed Holmes convened to Executive Session at 8:41 pm to discuss a collective bargaining agreement pursuant RCW 42.30.140(4)(a) for approximately 30 minutes.

 

At 9:09 pm, Mayor Pearman extended the Executive Session by 15 minutes.

 

At 9:21 pm, Mayor Pearman extended the Executive Session by 10 minutes.

 

The Executive Session was adjourned at 9:31 pm and the Regular Meeting was reconvened.

 

 

Adjournment:          9:32 pm



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