Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Call To Order |
Chairman McDonald called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.
Marcia Dawson, Attila Lazslo, Fred Glick, Chairman McDonald, Norman Sandler, and George Wittman were present. Commissioner Carl Bryant was absent. Bryan Caditz, new Design Commission member who will fill outgoing member McDonald’s position after this meeting, was also in attendance
Richard Hart, Development Services Director; John Scandola, Associate Planner
Farewell Ceremony for Don McDonald:
Richard Hart, Development Services Director, introduced Alan Merkle, the Mayor of the City of Mercer Island. Mayor Merkle commended Don McDonald, retiring Chairman, for his 9 years of service to the City of Mercer Island Design Commission and presented several gifts of appreciation.
Action Item #1:
The nominations for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the City of Mercer Island Design Commission for the coming year.
Chairman McDonald opened the floor for nominations of Chairman. Marcia Dawson nominated Fred Glick and George Wittman seconded this nomination. Fred Glick was elected by a vote of 5-0.
Chairman McDonald opened the floor for nominations of Vice-Chairman. George Wittman nominated Norman Sandler and Marcia Dawson seconded this nomination. Norman Sandler was elected by a vote of 5-0.
Director Hart discussed the City Council meeting regarding the proposed Town Center guidelines. He indicated that the guidelines need more clarification regarding aboveground and underground parking and that the Ad Hoc Committee will meet on June 4th to discuss the necessary language regarding this issue. The new guidelines will still be presented to the City Council on June 3rd but the Ad Hoc Committee will present this issue to the City Council on June 17, 2002.
Council Liaison Report:
Next Regular Meeting:
June 12, 2002.
Commissioner Absences: Fred Glick indicated that he would not be in attendance on June 12th.
[Important Note: The proceedings of the Design Commission meeting were recorded on tape and are on file with the Development Services Group. The complete agenda and official minutes of this meeting are also available from the Development Services Group.]