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388 <br />Chief Cooper had forwarded to the Council a copy of Assistant Chief Klein's report to him in this <br />regard containing information on costs. Chief Cooper had a latter attached which addressed the <br />cost of phone lines from the Civic Center to SnoCom. The base rate for this would be $15.00 per <br />month or more. He said that in talking to the Simplex Company they stated that the cost of install- <br />ation is usually 1-1/4 times the cost of the equipment. There was general discussion, with the use <br />of a metal -box being used for a book drop being proposed by Councilman Cams. Chief Cooper said that <br />he has not checked with the insurance company as to whether there would be a reduction in the rate <br />for installation of a detection system. He will check into this and he was also asked to get the <br />figures on the man hours for installation and the monthly cost of leased phone lines, and also the <br />MOTION: cost of a metal box for a book drop. COUNCILMAN ANDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS TO <br />HAVE A REPORT BACK FROM CHIEF COOPER ON THE ABOVE ITEMS AT THE MEETING OF FEBRUARY 24TH. CARRIED. <br />SET DATE FOR HEARING ON P.C. RESOLUTION #494, TO REMOVE EXCAVATIONS AND LANDFILLS FROM THE TABLE OF <br />USES REQUIRING CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS. <br />MOTION: Following some discussion, COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN ANDERSON TO PLACE THIS <br />ITEM ON THE AGENDA FOR MARCH 2ND. MOTION CARRIED WITH._COUNCILMAN GOULD.VOTING "NO". <br />REVIEW OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT BODY -STUDIOS <br />Councilman Gould said that he had read through -the material from the attorney and the ordinance <br />from Seattle and felt that it was the kind of thing that he has been looking for. Councilman <br />Anderson agreed. The attorney said that he would workit into our ordinance. COUNCILMAN ANDERSON <br />MOVED TO INSTRUCT THE ATTORNEY TO REVISE THE ORDINANCE REGARDING BODY STUDIOS AND THAT THIS BE ON THE <br />AGENDA FOR FEBRUARY 17TH. COUNCILMAN CARNS SECONDED AND THE MOTION CARRIED. <br />CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES <br />Council acknowledged receipt of a Claim for Damages from Mrs. Ben Howard. This was referred to • <br />the City Clerk for processing. <br />The Council then recessed for a brief executive session for the purpose of discussing union nego- <br />tiations. The meeting was reconvened at 11:20 P.M. COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN <br />GELLERT TO RETIFY THE CONTRACT FOR PUBLIC WORKS AS PRESENTED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY, WITH A CHANGE ON <br />PAGE 11 FROM "MONTHLY" TO "ANNUAL". MOTION CARRIED. The meeting was then adjourned. <br />Jt'15�1 <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, ity Clerk . H. HARRISON, Mayor . <br />FEBRUARY 24, 1976 <br />ROLL CALL <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 7:30 P.M_ <br />by Mayor Harve Harrison in the Council Chambers at the Edmonds Civic Center: All council members <br />were present, except Clement, who had given notice that he would not be present. <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br />The minutes of the meeting of February 17th had been posted, mailed and distributed. There were <br />no omissions, nor corrections and the minutes were approved as written. <br />COUNCIL PARTICIPATION <br />Councilman Carns mentioned that council members can avail themselves of insurance benefits avail - <br />MOTION: able to other employees of the city and that this can be funded from the contingency fund. He put <br />this in the form of a motion. Councilman Gellert .wondered if this would be worth all the administra- <br />tive effort. Councilman Nordquist_seconded-`the-motion. .�-M.A.:A. Ron Whaley.n6tdd-_that.this is avail- <br />able49 council members if they wish, and then advised council of the costs for the coverage. Council- <br />man Gould -'said that he would not participate as he has other insurance, but'.tlat he felt it should <br />be available to other members who do not have this type of coverage. Counciiman Herb,spoke in favor <br />AMENDMENT: of the suggestion. Councilman Gellert felt thatihis was adding a cost to the taxpayer. COUNCILMAN <br />GELLERT AMENDED THE MOTION THAT SAID COVERAGE SHALL BE ONLY APPLICABLE TO COUNCILMEN THAT DO NOT <br />HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY ADEQUATE COVERAGE ELSEWHERE. COUNCILMAN CARNS SECONDED. THE AMENDM�hTMENT WAS <br />VOTED UPON AND CARRIED, AND THE MAIN MOTION AS AMENDED ALSO CARRIED. <br />Councilman Gould said that'he had attended the meeting on the 18th at Seaview Elementary School <br />that the Park Board held regarding tennis courts on the reservoir. He said that he would like to <br />publicly commend Rod Garretson for his participation in that meeting. He stated that there were <br />about,50;;people there and the full Park Board, and that they will report on the outcome�of the <br />meeting. Councilman Herb seconded the commendation. <br />Councilman Gellert announced that he would miss the meeting next week on. -March 2nd `and the one on <br />March 30th. <br />Mayor Harrison said that it has been brought to his attention that -there is no representation on <br />the Edmonds Arts Commission from the Edmonds Music and Arts Club. He said that there are now <br />seven members and that he would like to appoint a member from the Edmonds Music and Arts <br />the Commission. He asked the council to consider expanding the membership from seven members to <br />MOTION: eight. COUNCILMAN.GELLERT MOVED TO INSTRUCT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE EXPANDING <br />THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE EDMONDS ARTS COMMISSION FROM SEVEN MEMBERS TO EIGHT. COUNCIT.MAN NORDQUIST <br />SECONDED AND THE MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilman Anderson advised that the luncheon for the Mayor, staff and council will be at the <br />Meat Market on Friday, March 5th and will be no host. <br />Councilman Gellert said that he had read in a publication put out by the Association of Washington <br />Cities that the council can ask a councilman abstaining from voting on a motion, to state his • <br />reason for abstaining. Attorney, John Wallace said that abstention without a reason is considered <br />