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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Call To Order

Mayor Alan Merkle called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Roll Call

City Councilmembers Bryan Cairns (arrived 6:17 pm), Sven Goldmanis, Dan Grausz, El Jahncke, Steve Litzow, Jim Pearman, and Mayor Alan Merkle were present.

Study Session

Insert Study Session Here

AB 3884: Preview Capital Improvement Budget 2005-2006
Deputy City Manager Deb Symmonds presented the Capital Improvement Program for the 2005-2006 Budget for City Council review. With general direction and feedback from the Council on the proposed project mix and financing strategy staff will present a final CIP at one of the Budget meetings this fall.


The Study Session was adjourned at 7:03 pm. The Regular Meeting reconvened at 7:32 pm.

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

Postpone AB 3892 (Amendment to the 1976 I-90 Memorandum of Agreement) to the August 2, 2004 Council Meeting.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 4-3 (Deputy Mayor Cairns, Councilmember Grausz and Mayor Merkle dissented).

Appearances

James Amphlett, 3434 97th Ave SE, stated that the sound issues from I-90 he brought to the Council and the State’s attention have not been dealt with yet.

Minutes

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

Approve the Special Meeting Minutes of June 14, 2004 and the Regular Meeting Minutes of June 21, 2004 as written.

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

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 94,703.67  
Payrolls: $ 486,628.63

AB 3888: Street End Improvements Bid Award: Award the Street Ends Improvement Project to Performance Landscape in the amount of $192,535, set the project budget at $249,340 and authorize staff to administer the contract.

AB 3890: Private Fireworks Display Application: Approve the fireworks display application submitted by Mr. Art Langlie, for the display of July 16, 2004, sponsored by the Dillon family on behalf of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Final issuance of the permit will be contingent upon proper submission of the state fireworks permit and the Mercer Island Public Safety Fireworks check off sheet.

It was moved by Councilmember Litzow; seconded by Councilmember Pearman 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 3889: Island Crest Way and SE 68th Street Resurfacing Bid Award (no presentation)
Street Engineer Clint Morris answered questions from the Council.

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

Award Schedules ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ of the Island Crest Way and SE 68th Street Resurfacing project to Lakeridge Paving Company in the amount of $823,373, set the project budget at $1,098,943 and authorize staff to administer the contract.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Failed 3-4 (Proponents of motion: Councilmembers Goldmanis, Jahncke and Litzow).

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

Award Schedules ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the Island Crest Way and SE 68th Street Resurfacing project to Lakeridge Paving Company in the amount of $659,490, set the project budget at $917,033 and authorize staff to administer the contract.

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

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

Adopt Ordinance No. 04-15 incorporating budget revisions to the 2003-2004 biennial budget and amending Ordinance Nos. 02-13, 03-03, 03-05, 03-12, 03-18, and 04-07.

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

AB 3887 Public Hearing: Peter’s Rezone, North Mercer Way
Principal Planner Gabe Snedeker explained the proposed rezone of the residence at 8206 North Mercer Way from R-8.4, Single Family Residential to MF-3, Multi-Family Residential to allow construction of up to five multi-family units on the 12,180 square foot lot.

The Mayor opened the public hearing.

Christopher Black, 2427 84th Ave SE, stated that the Planning Commission received a petition fro 25 individuals in the surround area opposing the proposed rezone. He also reminded the Council that it was decided at the retreat to put the discussions of the rezone of the area around Luther Burbank Park and the Town Center on the Planning Commission’s calendar for 2006.

Vince Ojala from JRP Engineering, Architect for John Peter, explained the request for the rezoning of the property. He stated that it is not a spot development.

The Mayor closed the public hearing.

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

Suspend Section 5 of the City Council Rules of Procedures that requires a second reading of AB 3887.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 5-2 (Councilmember Pearman & Mayor Merkle dissented).

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

Deny the proposed rezoning on the John D. Peter property at 8206 North Mercer Way, from R-8.4, Single Family Residential to MF-3, Multi-Family Residential, for failure to meet the specific review criteria set out in MICC 19.15.020(G)(2)(a), (d), & (e).

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


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

Direct staff to set up time and place for “town meeting” for I-90 before August 2, 2004 with ample public notice including Senator Jim Horn, Representatives Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett, former Mayor Aubrey Davis, King County Councilmember Rob McKenna and the Mercer Island City Council.

The Chair put the question on the motion; Motion Passed 4-3 (Councilmembers Grausz and Pearman and Mayor Merkle dissented).

AB 3885 Management and Budget Policies on Revenue: Fees and Taxes
Finance Director Joanne Sylvis introduced all of the revenue related management and budget policies that focus on the revenue part of the budget. She presented information about the revenue picture that the City might expect for the next biennium – including a review of revenue assumptions, a six month report on our major revenues and an updated financial forecast focusing on the next two years.

Following the Council discussion, staff was directed to prepare a balanced budget that used a combination of approximately equal revenue increases and expenditure decreases to cover the forecasted deficit for 2005 and 2006. In addition, staff was directed to bring back for Council discussion, other budget scenarios that would encompass any deficit by 100% revenue increases or 100% expenditure decreases.

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Grausz will be absent from the July 19, 2004 Meeting

Planning Schedule:
Add AB 3892 (Amendment to the 1976 I-90 Memorandum of Agreement) on the August 2, 2004 meeting agenda.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
There were none.

Adjournment: 10:05 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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