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Tuesday, January 02, 2001

Call To Order
Mayor Merkle called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call
City Councilmembers Susan Blake, Bryan Cairns, Sven Goldmanis,Dan Grausz, El Jahncke, and Mayor Alan Merkle were present. Councilmember Judy Clibborn was absent.

Special Business

The Mercer Island City Council unanimously proclaimed January 15, 2001 to be "A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All Citizens were encouraged to Commemorate this day by putting Dr. King's philosophy into action by participating in a community or neighborhood service project.

Appearances
Ira Appelman, 6213 83rd Avenue SE, commented on the recent death of island resident Diane Simperman.


Phil Flash, 3005 69th Avenue SE, presented a "citizen's proclamation" to the City for street work on SE 32nd Street.

Marty Gale, provided an update of Bill Taylor's health.

Councilmember Goldmanis expressed sorrow for the passing of Ms. Simperman and commented on her contributions to the community.

Mayor Merkle wished Mr. Taylor a speedy recovery and quick return to City Council meetings/issues.


Minutes


It was moved by Councilmember Goldmanis; seconded by Councilmember Cairns to:


Approve the minutes of the Study Session & Regular Meeting of December 4, 2000 with the following corrections:

At Page 3, Item (7): "…(the co-calledso-called "Cap")"
At page 3, Open Council Discussion: "…Mayor Merle's Merkle's"


The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 6-0.

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 1,235,408.72  
Payrolls: $ 464,791.86 $ 412,379.81

It was moved by Councilmember Blake; seconded by Councilmember Jahncke to:

Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 6-0.

Regular Business

Mayor Merkle announced that Item, AB 3554 would be the first Regular Business item heard, so the appellants would not have to wait through the other agenda items.

AB 3554 - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision on Pomeroy Appeal
Following Council discussion the following motions were made:

It was moved by Councilmember Cairns; seconded by Councilmember Blake to:

Adopt the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision that affirms the Decision of the Planning Commission, and denies the request for a Variance to the Critical Lands regulations to allow the creation of a new lot with a building pad located partially within the Critical Slope Hazard Area.

It was moved by Councilmember Grausz; seconded by Councilmember Blake to:

Amend the proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law as follows:
Page 2, Item III (6): "…set forth in MICC 19.07.010(B)(4)(e) by reducing access points…"
Page 3, Item III (8): "The Variance request is not consistent with the policies…"
Page 3, Item III (10): "The Variance request satisfies four (4)three (3) of the five (5) variance criteria…"


The Chair put the question on the amended motion; Motion Passed 5-1. (Councilmember Jahncke dissenting.)

The Chair put the question on the main motion; Motion Passed 5-1. (Councilmember Jahncke dissenting.)


AB 3550 - 84th Avenue SE Roadway Classification

Transportation Planner Nancy Fairchild presented staff's research regarding the history of the classification of 84th Avenue SE. Ms. Fairchild and City Engineer Patrick Yamashita addressed Council questions. Traffic counts and street classification will be considered in the Sound Transit Park & Ride project.


AB 3552 - Demonstration of Class Software

Parks & Recreation Director Pete Mayer along with staff members Emery Billings and Jennifer Cusick presented an overview of the selection and acquisition of the scheduling software, a demonstration of the of the implemented Class software and a report of the City/School integration.


Open Council Discussion
Council discussed a variety of topics that included the planning schedule, council priorities, tree ordinance, community center subcommittee, mini retreats, YFS/school joint services, and Sound Transit.

Other Business

Councilmember Absences: Councilmember Clibborn was excused from being absent.
Councilmember Grausz (tentatively) to be absent Feb 5, 2001.

Planning Schedule: Mayor Merkle announced tentative Council Retreat dates of March 9, 10, and 11.

Board Appointments: Council affirmed the Mayor's appointments of Judith Prince to a three-year term on the Youth & Family Services Advisory Board; and Beth Brennen to fill the vacated position previously held by Lori Oncina.

Councilmember Reports: See "Open Council Discussion".

Adjournment: 11:50 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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