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Monday, July 02, 2001

Call To Order

Mayor Alan Merkle called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA.

Roll Call

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

Study Session

AB 3592 E-Gov Strategic Plan Overview

E-Gov Project Manager Tina Eggers, along with Finance Director Joanne Sylvis and IT Manager Ara Moreno, discussed the E-Gov Strategic Plan with the Council and responded to councilmember questions regarding the same.

The Study Session was adjourned at 7:10 pm; the Regular Meeting was reconvened at 7:35 pm.

Special Business

In Memory of Sergeant David Kiyota Mayor Alan Merkle asked the Council for a moment of silence in memory of Sergeant David Kiyota of the Mercer Island Police Department. Sergeant Kiyota was killed in a motorcycle accident on June 26, 2001. The Mayor also announced the time and location of a memorial service for the officer.

Parks and Recreation Proclamation Mayor Merkle read a proclamation declaring July, 2001 “Parks and Recreation Month” on Mercer Island.

Citizen of the Year: Retired Planning Commissioner Don Cohen.
On behalf of the City Council, Mayor Merkle honored retired planning commissioner Don Cohen as Mercer Island’s 2000 Citizen of the year.

Appearances
Myra Lupton, 3443 72nd Place SE, reviewed the history of community facilities master planning on the Island and requested that the Council extend the timeline set out in agenda bill 3597 to accommodate additional civic talking time about the issue.

Pam Fricky-Smith of the Mercer Island Historical Society introduced the society’s recently launched website.

Ronald Kauffman, 8200 SE 56th Street, asked the Council to send a letter to the two horse stables on the Island reminding them of their responsibility to clean up after the horses on City streets. Mayor Merkle responded, stating that a reminder letter would be sent.

Minutes

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

Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of June 4, 2001 and June 18, 2001 as written.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 1,083,762.50  
Payrolls: $ 427,140.48 $ 426,665.80

AB 3599 2001 Asphalt Overlay Bid Award Project:
Award the 2001 Asphalt Overlays Project in its entirety to Lakeridge Paving Company and authorize staff to administer the contract.

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

Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

Regular Business

AB 3598 Adoption of the City’s E-Gov Strategic Plan and Award of the Website and Intranet Contracts

E-Gov Project Manager Tina Eggers responded to Councilmember questions regarding the website and intranet contracts.

Jim Teece (President and CEO) and Steven Belsky (Vice President of Product Development) from Project A, Inc. made a short presentation to the Council regarding the background and services of their company.

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

Adopt the E-Government Strategic Plan as presented in Study Session Agenda Bill 3592; and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Project A, Inc. for the development and deployment of the website and Intranet projects as presented.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 7-0.

AB 3596 Launching the Park-and-Ride Impacts Workplan
Assistant City Manager Deb Symmonds introduced the item and made a short presentation regarding the selection of Huitt-Zollars to do consulting work for the City in the area of overflow parking generated by heavy use of the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride lot.

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

Authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Huitt-Zollars for contract work associated with the Council’s Park-and_ride Local Impacts Priority; and appropriate $37, 657 from the Capital Reserve for the project.

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

To amend the main motion to remove 24th from the study, do an immediate fix (implement no parking on 24th and extend the same signs the length of 24th), and later include it in the long-term fixes.

The Chair put the question on the amendment; Amendment Failed 1-6 (Councilmember Goldmanis only proponent of motion.)

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 6-1 (Councilmember Goldmanis dissenting).

AB 3597 Approving Professional Services Agreements for Community Facilities Master Planning
Assistant City Manager Deb Symmonds presented the Professional Services Agreement for Community Facilities Master Planning and responded to Councilmember questions regarding the same.

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

Authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with the Beckwith Consulting team; and appropriate $94,467 for Community Facilities Master Planning Phase 1, with $59, 467 from the Capital Reserve Fund and $35,000 reallocated from the 2001-2002 CIP Project XG001S.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 5-2 (Councilmembers Jahncke and Goldmanis dissenting).

AB 3594 CWA Membership / Old Water Buyout
Assistant City Manager Deb Symmonds presented a report on the history of the Cascade Water Alliance.

The Council received the report. There was no action taken on this item.

AB 3595 Discussion of CWA Lake Tapps Project
Assistant City Manager Deb Symmonds introduced the agenda item. Cascade General Manager Michael Gagliardo presented the proposed Lake Tapps Projects.

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

Give direction to Council Jahncke to represent Mercer Island's position on Lake Tapps Memorandum of Understanding. If favorable toward Lake Tapps project, appropriate $30,620 from the Water Fund to pay Mercer Island's share of the Lake Tapps Assessment.

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

Other Business

Councilmember Absences: Councilmember Clibborn to be absent July 16 and September 4. Councilmember Cairns to be absent September 17.

Planning Schedule: There were no changes or additions.

Board Appointments: There were none.

Councilmember Reports: There were none.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 10:45 pm to discuss issues of personnel and property acquisition.

The Executive Session adjourned at 11:15 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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