<br />than single detached houses. Councilman Gellert again voiced his concern on common areas and
<br />proper maintenance of these. Councilman Carns said one major .concern was that i:t would allow
<br />undevelopable lots of be built upon and a cluster of theree, for example, would then leave un -
<br />buildable areas such as a ravine for the open space, and he suggested that council not allow
<br />any PRD of less than one acre. Councilman Gould said he would favor larger than one acre
<br />minimum size; maybe four acres to start, and then consider a lesser area. Councilman Clement
<br />.commented on how differently some plats might have been developed under the PRD concept, and
<br />stated that the price mechanism by itself is going to force certain areas; that developers are
<br />not going to give away the land.
<br />MOTION: COUNCILMAN HERB THEN MADE A MOTION THAT THE PRD ORDINANCE AS DRAFTED BE ADOPTED, WITH THE
<br />EXCEPTION THAT THE AMENITIES DESIGN BOARD PROCEDURE BE DELETED. THE MOTION DIED FOR LACK OF A
<br />MOTION: Following this, IT WAS MOVED BY COUNCILMAN CLEMENT, SECONED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS THAT THE ATTORNEY
<br />BE INSTRUCTED TO REDRAFT THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: THAT UNDER THE
<br />GENERAL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS, A MINIMUM PROVISION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF A SUBDIVISION IN THE
<br />ZONE BE APPLIED: THAT A PRD CANNOT BE APPLIED IN A SHORT SUBDIVISION SITUATION: THAT IN SECTION
<br />.220.127.116.11.063 (4), THAT IT BE SPECIFIED THAT 20% OF THE NET DEVELOPABLE LAND BE OPEN SPACE AND IN
<br />THE SAME SUBSECTION, 7 (a) BE DELETED: AND THAT THE ATTORNEY FIND AN APPROPRIATE DICTION TO
<br />ENUNCIATE THE CITY'S POWER TO EITHER REVIEW OR REQUIRE SUFFICIENT MAINTENANCE OF COMMON SPACE.
<br />COUNCILMAN GOULD THEN MOVED TO AMEND THE MOTION, TO STATE THAT THE PROPOSED CHANGES BE MODIFIED
<br />TO STRIKE THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE, AND THE PRD ONLY APPLY TO LOT SIZES OF 3 ACRES OR LARGER. THERE
<br />WAS NO SECOND TO THIS AMENDMENT, AND THE ORIGINAL MOTION THEN CARRIED.
<br />PROPOSED LEASEHOLD ORDINANCE
<br />The proposed leasehold ordinance, which the attorney had presented at the March 23 council meeting,
<br />would impose a leasehold excise tax from and after January 1, 1976, pursuant to Chapter 61, Laws of •
<br />1975-76 Second Extraordinary session, Laws of the State of Washington. A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL-
<br />MAN HERB THAT PROPOSED ORDINANCE #1833 BE PASSED, AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR PRO TEM TO SIGN THE AGREE-
<br />MENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />PREPAYMENT ORDINANCE - LID 193
<br />MOTION:. The prepayment ordinance for LID 193 was presented by the Attorney, and IT WAS MOVED BY COUNCILMAN
<br />GELLERT, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS THAT PROPOSED ORDINANCE #1834 BE PASSED, CASH PREPAYMENT PERIOD
<br />EXPIRATION FOR LID 193, AND THE MOTION CARRIED.
<br />There was no further business on the council agenda, and the.meeting was adjourned at 11:25 P.M.
<br />IR E VARNEY MORAN4 City Clerk H. H. HARRISON, Mayor
<br />April 13, 1976
<br />ROLL CALL
<br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Harve
<br />Harrison in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds. Civic Center, with all councilmen present except
<br />Anderson, who was attending a seminar in Oregon.
<br />APPROVAL -OF MINUTES
<br />Minutes of teh regular meeting of April 6 had been posted, mailed and distributed, and Councilman
<br />Gellert commented that at the bottom of page 1, Councilman Nordquist's motion should have the word •
<br />"attempt' inserted before 'to resolve the problem in 2 weeks'. Minutes were then approved as
<br />COUNCIL PARTICIPATION
<br />Councilman Gellert inquired as to what legally do tree cutting restrictions on a plat mean? It
<br />was noted that there was no "legal" meaning as such; that the city has had a policy to retrict
<br />cutting of trees by the developer, and try to reach an agreement as to which trees can be saved,
<br />which will be topped or limbed, etc. This is designed to prevent scalping of lots by the builder,
<br />which makes building the homes easier. However, this tree cutting restriction is only until such
<br />time as the property is sold.
<br />Councilman Clement asked M.A.A. Whaley about the present status of the CETA employees. Mr. Whaley
<br />reported that tomorrow, April 14, at 10:30 A.M. the outcome will be known.
<br />Councilman Gould advised council that at the March 30 work meeting, Councilman Carns had been
<br />selected to serve on the committee of elected officials of the ciW es involved under Public Law
<br />92-500, the plan for secondary sewer treatment, and that since that time he and Councilman Carns had
<br />discussed this, and were in agreement that since Councilman Gould had a great deal of interest in
<br />this, he would like to volunteer to serve. Councilman Carns therefore will be replaced by Council-
<br />man Gould.
<br />Mayor Harrison reported that the Civil Service Commission had brought to his attention that they
<br />would like to appoint their own secretary. The work load has become too heavy for a full time
<br />city employee to -devote this much time to Civil Service duties. The Mayor stated that he felt it
<br />was to the city's advantage to let the Commission appoint its own secretary, and it would mean
<br />appropriationg about $1500 for the balance -of the year to fund this -and cover other expenses. A
<br />secretary would be paid $4.50 per hour, with no fringe benefits. A MOTION WAS THEN MADE BY COUNCIL-
<br />MAN GOULD THAT AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1500 BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE CONTINGENCY FUND TO THE CIVIL