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Monday, April 19, 2004

Call To Order

Mayor Alan Merkle called the meeting to order at 7:38 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

City Councilmembers Brian Cairns, Sven Goldmanis, El Jahncke, Steve Litzow, Jim Pearman and Mayor Alan Merkle were present. Councilmember Dan Grausz was absent.

Special Business

D.A.R.E Presentation

Mr. Felcher on behalf of Masonic Lodge and the Veteranís of Foreign Wars Post 5760, presented a check in the amount of $2,861 to Officer Jennifer Franklin as part of a joint cooperation to fund the DARE program on Mercer Island. The funds were raised at the annual DARE Dinner & Spaghetti Feed.

Public Safety Discussion: Kidnapping

Mayor Merkle and the City Councilmembers publicly acknowledged the fine work of the Mercer Island Public Safety Department during the kidnapping on April 1, 2004.

Public Safety Director Ron Elsoe debriefed the Council on the events of the day, the collaboration of all of the agencies involved and the follow-up work that Mercer Island Public Safety is doing. Director Elsoe introduced Commander Ed Holmes, Sergeant Leslie Burns, Detective Pete Erickson, Sergeant Dennis Wheeler, Officers Scott Hyderkhan, Tom Quinn, Keith McDonough, and Jennifer Franklin. They along with other members of the Public Safety Department were thanked and commended for their hard work.

Appearances

There were none.

Appearances Follow-Up

There was no report as there were no appearances at the last meeting.

Minutes

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

Approve the Mercer Island City Council Annual Retreat Minutes of March 5-7, 2004 as written.
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 15, 2004 as written.
Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 29, 2004 as amended:
Page 3, Planning Schedule,
ďJoint meeting with the School Board is scheduled for Monday, AprilMay 24th.Ē


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

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 326,297.78  
Payrolls: $ 449,075.51 (04/02/04) $ 450,080.59 (04/16/04)

Councilmember Jahncke pulled AB 3862 from the consent calendar and the Mayor added this item to the Councilís Regular Business as item (6).

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

Approve the Consent Calendar and the recommendations contained therein.

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

Regular Business

AB 3862: Amendment to Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Yarrow Point for Marine Patrol Services
This item was removed by Councilmember Jahncke from the Consent Calendar and added to regular business as item (6).

Councilmember Jahncke asked about the retroactive date of the amendment. City Attorney Londi Lindell responded.

Councilmember Goldmanis asked if the cost for the marine patrol services has gone up in the last few years. Chief Elsoe responded.

Councilmember Jahncke asked about extending Mercer Island Marine Patrol to other Eastside communities. Chief Elsoe responded that Mercer Island is approached every year, but the City is not at the point yet of adding more.

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

Authorize the City Manager to approve the amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Yarrow Point for Marine Patrol Services.

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

AB 3855: City Council Rules of Procedure
City Attorney Londi Lindell presented the Mercer Island City Council Rules of Procedures as discussed at the Councilís annual retreat on March 6, 2004.

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

Adopt the City Council Rules of Procedure dated April 19, 2004.

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

To amend SECTION 6. MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR to read:
6.1: The Presiding Officer at all meetings of the Council shall be the Mayor, and in the absence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor will act in that capacity. If both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are absent, the Mayor will appoint a Council member to serve as Acting Mayor. If the Mayor fails to appoint a Councilmember, the Council members present shall elect one of its members to serve as Presiding Officer until the return of the Mayor or Deputy Mayor.

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

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

To amend SECTION 7. COUNCIL RELATIONS WITH CITY STAFF to read:
7.1: Council members will focus primarily on policy matters and not administrative issues.


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

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

To amend SECTION 12. SANCTIONS FOR RULE VIOLATIONS to read:
12.1: Council members may be sanctioned for violation of these Rules in any of the following ways:
(2) Public censure if a majority of Council supports public censure. During a regular City Council meeting, the Mayor shall state in detail the Rule(s) violated and the Council memberís conduct resulting in violation of the Rule. The Council member who is the subject of the sanction shall have the opportunity to rebut;


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

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

AB 3859: Newcastle Interlocal Agreement for Municipal Court Services
City Attorney Londi Lindell detailed the benefits of the City of Mercer Island contracting with the City of Newcastle for municipal court services.

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

Direct the City Manager to enter into the Interlocal Agreement for municipal court services between the City of Mercer Island and the City of Newcastle.

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

AB 3860: Citizen Committee for City Council Compensation
City Attorney Londi Lindell presented the two options for studying City Council Compensation:

  1. Council can study the issue and then adopt an ordinance providing for salary increases for subsequent terms of office; or
  2. Council can adopt an ordinance creating a citizen salary commission. If the commission elects to change Council salaries, the commission files the salary change with the City Clerk and no Council action is required.
It was moved by Councilmember Pearman; seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to:

Adopt Ordinance No. 04C-09 creating a citizen committee for the purpose of annually establishing and revising Council compensation.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 5-1 (Mayor Merkle dissented).

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Grausz was absent. Moved by Councilmember Litzow, seconded by Councilmember Goldmanis to excuse the absence. Motion passed 6-0.
Councilmember Cairns may be absent on May 3rd, 2004.

Planning Schedule:
May 24th, 2004 Special Meeting: Joint Meeting with School Board.
June 14th, 2004 Special meeting: Budget & Survey Results.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Jim Pearman re: ad-hoc committee for Community Center Art.
Councilmember Jahncke re: 520 Bridge Replacement Executive Committee.

Adjournment: 9:21 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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