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City Council - Agenda     
Monday, April 07, 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.

Appearances

There were none.

Minutes

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

Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2003 as revised.

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

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

Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 17, 2003 as written.

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

Consent Calendar
Payables: $ 791,006.04  
Payrolls: $ 456,035.37 (03/21/03 $ 431,070.61 (04/04/03)

AB 3757: Set 2003 TIP Public Hearing: Set public hearing date for the 2003-2009 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan for May 19, 2003.

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 3755 Year-End Financial Report
Finance Director Joanne Sylvis presented a review of the financial results for 2002 for the General Fund, the Utilities Fund, the Capital Improvement Fund, and all other funds of the City. Director Sylvis reported that the City is in excellent financial shape at the end of the 2002 calendar year.

After questions and discussion the following motions were made:

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

Adopt Ordinance No. 03-05 incorporating budget revisions (delete the duplicative whereas) to the 2003-2004 biennial budget and amending Ordinance Nos. 02-13 and 03-03.

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

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

Appropriate $371,000 from the CIP fund for the purpose of carrying over various capital projects from the 2001-2002 biennium.

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

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

Appropriate $547,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for the high school stadium project with the Mercer Island School District and to complete work in Pioneer Park.

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

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

Appropriate $10,000 from the Sewer Fund for the Forest Avenue project.

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

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

Appropriate $62,500 from the Stormwater Fund for the Forest Avenue project and completion of the Islander Middle School project.

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

AB 3752 Arts Council Annual Report; 2003 Work Plan & 5-Year Work Plan
Recreation Supervisor Jennifer Berner introduced the agenda item and Arts Council Chair Susan Landon presented the Annual Report, which was received and accepted by the City Council.

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

Approve the Arts Council 2003 Work Plan and 5-Year Plan.

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

AB 3756 Status Report on Community Center Options: Flat Lot Proposal, Cassan Site Proposal, and RFP for Building Assessment
Presented to the City Council were different options for the Community Center at Mercerview in accordance with direction from the Council’s 2003 Retreat.

Robert Hull from Miller Hull Architects described the “Flat Site” option, detailing a scheme to maximize use of the flat portions of the CCMV site in order to minimize site development costs.

Staff asked for clarification regarding the “remodel” option in which the Council directed staff to have an outside expert evaluate and cost-estimate the option of remodeling the existing buildings.

A third option was a possible proposal from James Cassan and his developer Franco Mola for a community center sited on Cassan’s property in the Town Center District.

Following discussion Council directed staff to continue working with Miller Hull on Scheme G-1, particularly looking to reduce and/or find other fund sources for soft cost items. This work will return to the City Council on June 2nd.

Prepare and advertise a Request for Qualifications for the building condition assessment and potential renovation of the buildings at Mercer View such that the resulting structure meets the Council’s building program.

The Council indicated it would consider a proposal from Mr. Cassan if one is submitted for review.

Other Business

Councilmember Absences:
Councilmember Grausz: July 7, 2003
Mayor Merkle: July 21, 2003, August 15 – September 30, 2003

Planning Schedule:
There were no changes.

Board Appointments:
There were none.

Councilmember Reports:
Councilmember Pearman re: MISD “Kids at Risk” Presentation.

Adjournment: 10:58 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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