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Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Call To Order

Mayor Merkle called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

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

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

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

Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 2, 2001.

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

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

AB 3553 Final Report on the 2001-2002 Human Services Strategic Plan: Adopt the 2001-2002 Human Services Strategic Plan.

It was moved by Councilmember Blake; 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 3556 Tree Ordinance
City Attorney Londi Lindell presented an outline to Councilmember Grausz’s and Councilmember Jahncke’s proposed draft tree ordinance (“Council Draft”.)

The Council Draft resulted in the following discussion list: remodels, steep slopes, normal pruning and maintenance, bald eagle regulations, regulations on flat lots, pruning for view on public property and landmark trees.

Development Services Director Richard Hart, Building Official Don Cole and City Arborist Kathy Parker addressed Council’s questions.

The City Manager was directed to schedule two tree ordinance discussion items on the Council’s planning schedule before the end of March. The first of the two meetings will be held on February 5th, staff will prepare and agenda bill addressing the items heard during discussion.

Council further discussed public input and procedural process involving the planning commission’s development

Open Council Discussion
(See Councilmember Reports)

Other Business

Councilmember Absences: Councilmember Grausz to be absent for part of Feb 5, 2001.
Councilmember Clibborn to be absent Feb 20, 2001.
Councilmember Goldmanis to be absent Feb 20, 2001.

Planning Schedule: Mayor Merkle introduced the revised planning schedule. City Council priorities.

Board Appointments: There were none.

Councilmember Reports: Councilmember Cairns provided an update of the Design Commission Meeting regarding the Town Center history and the Design commission’s authority.

Executive Session: At 10:45 pm Council adjourned into Executive to discuss property acquisition.

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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