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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Call To Order:

Chairman Ron Kaufman called to order the regular meeting of the Utility Board on February 10th, at 7:10 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th St., Mercer Island, WA.



In Attendance:

Ron Kaufman, Chairman, John Ewald, Vice Chairman, Robert Sexton, Benjamin Levie, Bob Burd



Council Liaison:

El Jahncke, absent



Staff Present:

Joanne Sylvis, Glenn Boettcher; Suzanne Riddell, Terry Winkel








The Minutes of the November 4, 2003 meeting were approved as written.



Regular Business:


         Solid Waste

The Board reviewed at length the information submitted regarding Mercer Islandís curbside programs for garbage, recycling and yard waste.  Glenn stated that the current recycling diversion percentage has been on par with the regional level for several years. 


The Board was advised that the City may be able to negotiate a reduction in rates or an increase in services by taking advantage of the contract re-negotiation opportunity that exists in the first half of this year.  Discussion followed and Glenn was requested to schedule a meeting with Rabanco/Eastside Disposal to review:

1)       adding an additional yard waste pickup day in November or exchanging the yard waste pickup day in March for one in November, whichever would result in no rate increase

2)       the existing inclement-weather waste pick up schedule

3)       additional services available such as curbside collection of E-scrap & textiles, Disaster Management Planning or Neighborhood Watch


         Work Plan for 2004

Joanne presented the 2004 meeting schedule and agenda topics.  Dates were adjusted and the following schedule approved.


March 31, Emergency Management:  Discuss work in progress, including the update of the City's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP); the Hazard Mitigation Plan, and the Utility Vulnerability Assessment.


May 18, Stormwater Utility Budget


June 15, Water Utility Budget


July 13, Sewer Utility Budget


July 20, Sewer Utility Budget (2nd meeting)



Off Agenda Items:

A GIS presentation by Mike Onzay will be scheduled at a later date.



The next regular meeting of the Utility Board is March 31st.


The Board adjourned at 9 p.m.



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