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Monday, May 05, 2003

Call To Order

Mayor Alan Merkle called the meeting to order at 7:33 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, Jim Pearman, and Mayor Alan Merkle were present.

Special Business

Michael Cero, VFW Commander for Post 5760 presented a check to the City Council for $2600 for the DARE program from the Masonís and VFWís. He commended Officer Jennifer Franklin on her hard and dedicated work with the DARE program.

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

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

Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of April 7, 2003 as written.

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

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 913,535.86  
Payrolls: $ 452,549.53 (04/18/03) $ 440,226.77 (05/02/03)

AB 3753: Summer Celebration Fireworks Display: Approve the fireworks display applications submitted by Western International Fireworks, for a display on July 11, 2003 near Faben Point, sponsored by Summer Celebration.

AB 3754: Kiwanis Fireworks Sales: Approve the permit to allow sales of Class C fireworks by the Mercer Island Kiwanis Club in conjunction with Independence Day 2003.

AB 3758: 2003 Water Service and Fire Hydrant Replacement Project: Award the 2003 Water Service and Fire Hydrant Replacement Project to Earthwork Enterprises in the amount of $252,644.48. Authorize staff to administer the contract and set the project budget to $318,000.

AB 3761: Statewide Law Enforcement Emergency Mutual Aid and Mobilization Plan: Authorize the City Manager to execute the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement for Law Enforcement Mutual Aid and Mobilization.

It was moved by Councilmember Jahncke; seconded by Councilmember Blake 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 3762 Authorization of the Sale and Issuance of Limited Tax and General Obligation Bonds
Finance Director Joanne Sylvis introduced the Cityís bond counsel, Nancy Neraas from Preston, Gates, & Ellis and the Cityís financial advisor Jean Baker.

Following questions and discussion the following motion was made:

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

Adopt Ordinance No. 03-07 authorizing the issuance of limited tax general obligation bonds of the City in the aggregate principal amount of $2,290,000 to provide funds to acquire property; providing for the terms of the bonds; authorizing the annual levy of taxes to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds; and authorizing the sale of the bonds by competitive bid.

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

AB 3759 Side Sewer Replacement Resolution
Assistant City Engineer Anne Tonella-Howe gave an overview and timeline of the Sewer Lake Line Project and discussed the terms and conditions for a low-interest loan from the Public Works Trust Fund to help fund this project.

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

Adopt Resolution No. 1314 declaring the replacement of side-sewers to be in the public benefit.

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

AB 3764 Asset and Healthy Youth Survey Results and Report on Community Forum
Youth and Family Services Director Cindy Goodwin recapped the forum that was held on April 7, 2003 to present the results of the Asset Survey and the Healthy Youth Survey that were conducted last fall. Director Goodwin answered questions from the Council.

AB 3760 Boards and Commissions Code Update (no presentation)
Following discussion council asked staff to bring this item back at the May 19, 2003 Council Meeting with the typographical errors in the ordinance corrected and a more descriptive agenda bill.

AB 3763 CCMV Building Assessment/Renovation Budget
Deputy City Manager Deb Symmonds introduced the item to the Council seeking budget authority to conduct a building assessment for the existing buildings at the Community Center at Mercerview. Following direction from the Councilís annual retreat in January staff put out a request for qualifications to have an independent source give an opinion about the prospects and options for remodeling the Mercerview facility to compare with options for a new facility.

Deputy City Manager Symmonds introduced Troy Piles from Vanir Construction Management, the preferred firm for the project.

After questions and discussion the following motion was made.

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

Appropriate $77,782 from the fund balance of the CIP Fund for Mercer View building condition assessment and renovation options.

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

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Deputy Mayor Cairns: June 2, 2003
Mayor Merkle: May 19, 2003

Planning Schedule:
May 19th: Study Session: Siting of Group Homes Code Amendments
May 19th: Public Hearing: Group Homes Regulations (1st Reading)
May 19th: Regular Business: Boards & Commissions Code Amendments

Board Appointments:
Deadline for applications is extended to May 9, 2003.

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Cairns & Mayor Merkle re: Sound Transit and R8A.
Councilmember Jahncke asked about the Veteranís Memorial process. Councilmember Goldmanis responded.
Councilmember Blake reported on the tours for the 2nd grade classes.
Councilmember Pearman gave a Suburban Cities Association update.

Adjournment: 10:21 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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