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430 <br />REPORT -FROM ENGINEER ON STUDY OF WATER -SEWER RATES AND FUTURE FUNDING OF WATER-SEWER.CONSTRUC- <br />TION FUND <br />• <br />City Engineer Leif Larson said they would give a preliminary overview of the work to date and <br />that they had analyzed present expenditures and revenues and past expenditures and revenues. <br />He said some of the reasons for a deficiency were that water consumed in 1975 had been less <br />than in 1973 and 1974, and that $50,000 had been anticipated that did not come in. He said <br />also that increases for inflation used to be over a five year period but the rate of inflation <br />today over a five year period is so startling an increase that he believes the City should <br />review annually or biannually and go to smaller increases on a more frequent basis. He intro- <br />duced Dick Kennedy of Seattle Northwest Securities, the Edmonds financial adviser, who gave an <br />analysis of the study. Mr. Kennedy stated that municipalities must generate more revenue or <br />reduce the services. He had two reports which he reviewed. The first, on Water and Sewer <br />Utility, wnet into the historical way of operating a utility with the expected expenses and <br />revenue. The second report concerned the same revenue and expense items but they were shown <br />in a different from, deviating from the operating statement and going into the City's budgets, <br />codes and description items. After some discussion Mr. Larson said he would like to return <br />with the completed official report and that the anticipated rate increase would be significant. <br />MOTION: A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN GELLERT SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, TO HAVE THE FOLLOW-UP <br />REPORT ON THE STUDY OF WATER -SEWER RATES AND FUTURE FUNDING OF WATER -SEWER CONSTRUCTION FUND <br />AT THE JUNE 22 MEETING. MOTION CARRIED. <br />OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT OF'JACOUELINE PARRETT AS DEPUTY CITY CLERK <br />Mayor Harrison said he would like to appoint Jacqueline Parrett as Deputy City Clerk in order <br />to authorize her to sign official documents and accomplish official duties in.the absence of <br />the City Clerk. A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN HERB, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, TO APPOINT <br />JACQUELINE PARRETT AS DEPUTY CITY CLERK. MOTION CARRIED. <br />FIRST READING: PROPOSED ORDINANCES • <br />First reading was held on the following proposed ordinances: <br />(1) Redrafted Nuisance Ordinance <br />(2) Amending Code Re Definitions of Lot Width, Lot Depth, etc. <br />(3) Parking Spaces Required on Boat,Storage <br />AUTHORIZATION TO CALL FOR BIDS ON STREET MAINTAINER (FROM MEETING OF MAY 4) <br />Public Works Director Herb Gilbo give an in-depth,replacement analysis regarding the 1965 street <br />maintainer which offered several alternatives. He reviewed worksheets showing cost data compar- <br />isons for replacement, rebuilding and renting a replacement unit. The Council questioned Mr. <br />Gilbo at length regarding down time on the present equipment, whether rebuilding might be more <br />feasible than purchasing a new piece of equipment, and comparing merits of a diesel engine as <br />compared to a gasoline engine. The difficulty in getting parts for a 10 year old piece of <br />equipment was also discussed. A MOTION WAS THEN MADE BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, SECONDED BY <br />COUNCILMAN CARNS, THAT THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR BE AUTHORIZED TO CALL FOR BIDS ON THE STREET <br />"MAINTAINER" AND THAT THE BIDS SHOULD BE FOR BOTH DIESEL AND GASOLINE ENGINES, BID OPENING TO <br />BE JUNE 1 AT 2:00 P.M. MOTION CARRIED. <br />REVIEW OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS RE UAB 228TH/236TH ST. PROJECT (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE LETTER) <br />Ciyt Engineer Leif Larson presented drwings of the UAB project that Mountlake Terrace is plan- <br />ning to construct. There was some discussion as to what the City of Edmonds had previously <br />committed itself for and the fact that this should be reiterated. It was pointed out that <br />there is still the possibility that this will not be built and Mr. Larson said he had a letter <br />from the Mountlake Terrace City Engineer indicating they are planning to proceed and that the <br />consulting engineer would give us plans.. He recommended the City acknowledge receipt of the <br />Mountlake Terrace letter and reiterate our position. A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, <br />SECONDED BY COU14CILMAN CARNS, THAT THE MOUNTLAKE TERRACE LETTER BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND OUR POSITION <br />BE REITERATED THAT IN ADDITION TO THE $4,000 ALREADY SPENT-EDMONDS WOULD COMMIT ONLY $27,200 AND <br />THAT THOSE FUNDS WOULD BE THE LAST FUNDS EXPENDED ON THE PROJECT. MOTION CARRIED. <br />ACCEPTANCE OF COMPLETED INSTALLATION OF SCHEDULE C, PHASE IV, WATER MAINS & APPURTENANCES BY <br />KING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY;.ESTABLISHING 30 -DAY LIEN PERIOD <br />City Engineer Leif Larson asked that this item be removed from the agenda -because the contractor <br />had not completed his punch list. <br />There was no further business to come before the Council, and the meeting was adjourned at <br />10:45 p.m. <br />J�_� h_04� <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, Ci§y Clerk <br />May 18, 1976 <br />ROLL CALL <br />IN <br />"' 1May-or <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order <br />Harrison in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center with <br />Nordquist who had advised he would be late and who arrived at 8:05. <br />at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor <br />all councilmen present except <br />1 <br />• <br />1 <br />1 <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br />• <br />