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49 <br />June 8, 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. <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br />Minutes of the regular meeting of June,l;.1976 had been posted,.mailed and distributed, and.'with <br />no -corrections or omissions they were approved as written. <br />COUNCIL PARTICIPATION <br />Councilman Anderson reminded the Council of the luncheon meeting on Friday, June 1. He also <br />advi-sed..the Council he would be absent from the July 13 meeting. <br />Councilman Gellert had a question about the warrant register, a $6,300 item.for the Seaview Park <br />irrigation project. M.A.A. Ron Whaley explained that it was for sprinkling which had been <br />omitted from the contract but which was needed, and had sprinkling would have been too expensive. <br />Councilman Gellert asked where the project stands in connection with the budget and M.A.A. Whaley <br />said a report would be given on July 6 regarding scope of the original project, change orders <br />and whereit:is within the grant money. <br />Councilman Gould announced he would not be present at the June 29 meeting. He asked about a <br />petition which had been received from residents of the Lund's Gulch area regarding speed control <br />bumps. He was advised that would come up on June 22 at the Meadowdale Beach problem hearing. <br />• Counci*lmanGould also inquired whether the letter from W. C: Bogart, District Engineer of the <br />Department of Highways would be discussed. Mayor Harrison said a letter or resolution expressing <br />the City's need for parking for the Trident project employees who take the ferry from Edmonds <br />might add strength to Mr.Bogart's recommendation to the Highway Commission. City Attorney <br />MOTION: Wallace advised MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN ANDERSON, -SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, THAT THE <br />MAYOR SEND A LETTER TO THE HIGHWAY COMMISSION TO EMPHASIZE'THE-CRITICAL NEED FOR PARKING FOR <br />THE WALK-ON PATRONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRIDENT PROJECT AND THE FERRY. It was felt a copy <br />of the letter should also be sent to the Puget Sound Council of Governments. MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilman Gellert referred to a letter received by Mrs. J. H. Whiteleather regarding the <br />parking on 76th Avenue. Councilman Gell.ert suggested a letter be sent to her saying there is <br />to'be no change in parking. <br />MOTION: Councilman Nordquist announced he would not be present at the June 29 meeting. A MOTION WAS <br />MADE BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS,.THAT THE SECOND REPORT ON THE JUNIOR <br />HIGH SCHOOL BE SET AS AN AGENDA ITEM FOR JULY 20. MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilman Nordquist requested a response from the Mayor's office by the next.meeting regarding <br />progress on a proposed new sign ordinance.- He mentioned recent signs having been erected which <br />he thought were contrary to what was to be intended in the new sign ordinance. <br />Councilman Nordquist also mentioned the new four-way stop at 9th and Main Streets. He noted he <br />was surprised at it being there as there used to be council discussion before such installations. <br />City Engineer Leif Larson replied that there had been a number of severe accidents there and that <br />he had taken it upon himself as Traffic Engineer to install the signs. Councilman Nordquist <br />thought that was as it should be but asked that the Council be advised when such actions are <br />taken because they so receive telephone calls about such things and would like to have the in- <br />formation to answer the calls. <br />Councilman Clement referred to a Public Transportation Benefit Area letter regarding termination <br />of the contract with Metro as soon as the new transportation contract can be worked out. A <br />MOTION: MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN CLEMENT, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, THAT THE MAYOR BE GIVEN <br />AUTHORIZATION TO SIGN THIS WITHDRAWAL LETTER. MOTION CARRIED. City Attorney Wallace said he <br />would like to check the contract with Metro to determine what the withdrawal requirements are. <br />Councilman Carns noted that at this time of year all kinds of signs regarding garage sales seem <br />to appear, that they are unsightly, and that it is against the ordinance to put them up in the <br />public right-of-way. He wondered if it were possible for the Public Works people to remove <br />them. Iii this connection.Councilman Anderson questioned whether it was legal to put up the City's <br />ownrnoticescon telephone poles and the City AttcrnL-y advised that it is. Councilman Anderson <br />noted that the notices say it is illegal to remove them and suggested it might be better if they <br />said they could be removed after the date of the hearing. A.MOTION WAS THEN MADE BY COUNCILMAN <br />CARNS THAT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE DOWN ALL UNAUTHORIZED SIGNS 'IN THE <br />PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY WHEN POSSIBLE. Councilman Gellert suggested utilizing the Litter Control <br />'•Officers in this area. Public Works Director Herb Gilbo said the Public Works personnel do try <br />to do this anyway. He said it is not very effective because they are replaced with such frequency <br />and his personnel connot keep up with them. Councilman Herb was opposed to removing the signs. - <br />He said he felt that would be restriction, -6f -freedom of speech and, in.addition, there were <br />many more important things to be done. It was agreed that this was not a high priority problem. <br />COUNCILMAN GELLERT SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED WITH COUNCILMAN HERB OPPOSED. <br />Councilman Carns mentioned that a letter from Bob White indicates the Mountlake Terrace Council <br />appears to be expecting -to meet jointly with the Edmonds City Council on June 11. After some <br />discussion Councilman Clement said he would see that Bob White is notified that the Edmonds <br />Council cannot make the June 11 date. <br />