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Monday, November 18, 2002

Call To Order

Mayor Merkle called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

City Councilmembers Susan Blake (arrived 6:07), Bryan Cairns, Sven Goldmanis, Dan Grausz (arrived 6:13), El Jahncke (arrived 6:45), Jim Pearman, and Mayor Alan Merkle were present.

Regular Business

AB 3720: Public Hearing: Proposed 2003-2004 Budget: Utilities, Capital Improvement Projects and all Other Funds
Deputy City Manager Deb Symmonds introduced the Utilities, Capital Improvements Projects and all other funds to the City Council. Maintenance Director Glenn Boettcher described the changes in the Utilities budget as it pertains to operations and management and the water, sewer and storm water programs. Finance Director gave the Council the financial information regarding the water, sewer and storm water funds. Deputy City Manager Deb Symmonds detailed the changes in the Capital Improvement Program. Director Sylvis gave an overview of the Capital Reserves. Financial Operations Manager Francie Lake detailed the status of the Special Revenue Fund, the Street Fund, the 6-Year TIP (2003-2008), the Criminal Justice Fund, the Beautification Fund, and the Debt Service Fund.

At 7:14 pm Mayor Merkle announced that the City Council would be adjourning into Executive Session to discuss property acquisition for approximately 30 minutes. The Regular Meeting reconvened at 7:46 pm.

Mayor Merkle added 2 items to the meeting's agenda:
(1) Council discussion on the Northwest Center and Mary Wayte Pool and;
(2) A motion regarding real property acquisition.

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

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

Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of November 4, 2002 as amended.

Page 3, Item 5, AB 3719, CCMV Council Sub-Committee Report
It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Blake to:

Establish a Community Impacts Mitigation Task Force early in the design process that includes and exceeds SEPA impacts mitigation. The Task Force would provide recommendations to the Council on steps that can be taken to reduce community impacts. The Task Force would be formed after the Initial Town Meeting. Mitigations that should be evaluated include:

  • traffic circulation
  • widening streets; curbs, gutters, sidewalks
  • parking restrictions
  • utility undergrounding
  • rezoning
  • landscaping
  • reduced user fees
The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed Failed 1-6 (Councilmember Blake proponent of motion).

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

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 872,042.18  
Payrolls: $ 413,310.20

It was moved by Councilmember Blake; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis 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 3720: Public Hearing: Proposed 2003-2004 Budget – Utilities, Capital Improvement Projects and all Other Funds (continued)
Council asked questions of staff regarding the different sections of the budget.

The Mayor opened the Public Hearing.

There was no public comment.

The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

AB 3721 Further Discussion of the CCMV Council Sub-Committee Report
The City Council continued their discussion of the CCMV Sub-Committee report and recommendations.

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

Accept the CCMV Sub-Committee’s recommendations as follows:

The Sub-committee proposes the following revisions/additions to the Table of Givens and Variables.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 4-3 (Councilmembers Goldmanis, Grausz & Jahncke dissenting).

AB 3722 CCMV Project – Function & Costs
Consultants Bob Hull and Amy DeDominicis from the Miller Hull Partnership detailed 4 different plans for the new Community Center for the City Council.

Following questions and discussion the following motion was made.

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

Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract for approximately $81,260 for community center architectural services through the schematic phase subject to subsequent approval of an amendment to the contract for architectural services with the Miller Hull Partnership.

Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract for approximately $30,000 for project communications and survey research subject to subsequent approval of an amendment to the contract for services with Evans McDonough.

Create a new CIP project entitled Community Center at Mercer View and appropriate $115,000 from the CIP Fund to the project.

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

Open Council Discussion
Mayor Merkle described the proposal from Northwest Center to operate Mary Wayte Pool and 2 other King County Pools. An agenda Item was added to the December 2nd meeting to discuss the proposal.

Following the Executive Session from earlier in the meeting on property acquisition the following motion was made.

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

Direct the City Manager to proceed to close on the purchase of certain real property located within the 6500 block of E. Mercer Way, consisting of 1.57 acres adjacent to Pioneer Park for a net purchase price of $200,000, pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain Purchase and Sale Agreement dated November 14, 2002 and entered into by the City.

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

Other Business

Planning Schedule:
Add Mary Wayte Pool/Northwest Center Proposal to the December 2nd Meeting.

Adjournment: Tuesday November 19, 2002, 12:03 am.

[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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