February 20, 1979 •
<br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called.to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Pro tem
<br />Ray Gould. All present-joined,in-the flag salute, following which Mayor Harrison arrived and
<br />conducted the meeting.
<br />Harve Harrison,
<br />Mike Herb
<br />Phil Clement
<br />Katherine Allen
<br />John Nordquist
<br />Ray Gould
<br />Tom Carns
<br />Larry Naughten
<br />CONSENT AGENDA
<br />STAFF PRESENT
<br />Mayor Charles Dibble, M.A.A.
<br />Leif Larson., Public Works Director
<br />John LaTourelle,.Community Development Director
<br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk
<br />Art Housler, Finance Director
<br />Fred Herzberg, City Engineer
<br />Jim Murphy, City Attorney
<br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk
<br />Councilwoman Allen asked that Items.(C), (D), and (I) be removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCIL-
<br />MAN NAUGHTEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, TO APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.
<br />MOTION CARRIED. The balance of. the Consent Agenda contained the following:
<br />(A) Roll call.
<br />(B) Approval of Minutes of February 13, 1979.
<br />(E) Adoption of Ordinance 2052, increasing Utility Tax Rates by 3/4 of 1%.
<br />(F) Setting date of March 6, 1979 for hearing on amendment to Brookacres PRD.
<br />(G) Setting date of February 27, 1979 for hearing to establish 2 -hour parking on James St.,
<br />from 2nd to 3rd Aves.
<br />(H) Approval of final plat of Seaview Pines #2.
<br />(J) Approval of reorganization of Office of the Mayor and direct preparation of budge transfers
<br />resulting from reduction in CETA funding.
<br />(K) Report on bids opened February 15, 1979 for construction of water mains and appurtenances,
<br />Phase IV, Schedule G, and award of bid to low bidder, Lake Forest Park Construction, in
<br />the amount of $14,466.15, including sales tax.
<br />PROPOSED RESOLUTION ADOPTING FLAG FOR CITY OF EDMONDS, and PROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMENDING SHORELINE
<br />SAVINGS BANK FOR FLAG [Items (C) and (D) on Consent Agenda]..
<br />Councilwoman Allen questioned the adoption of another flag, as the Council had adopted a flag previously.
<br />She read minutes from previous meetings when a contest was held to design a flag for the City, a
<br />winner was named, and the design was adopted. She felt that since there had been a flag designed
<br />and accepted previously there was a problem in accepting a.second one at this time. Councilman
<br />Nordqui st, who had originally brought.°up; this 'issue, sai d ' i t', had: been blown -all out of context, the
<br />original purpose being to.get the citizens involved. He felt the wording in the resolutions stating
<br />the flag "has been -designed" by the'bank was inappropriate, but to say the flag had been presented
<br />by the bank was fine as the bank had taken the existing design and had the flag made from it. He
<br />said he would like to strike the words from the resolutions indicating the bank had designed the
<br />flag. Councilman Naughten said he felt the same way. COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN, THAT RESOLUTION 4.24 BE PASSED, STRIKING THE WORDS "DESIGNED AND" IN THE SECOND
<br />PARAGRAPH, AND APPROVING ITEM (C) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED,
<br />SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN, TO APPROVE ITEM (D) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, TAKING OUT THE WORD
<br />"DESIGNING" AND PASSING RESOLUTION.425. MOTION CARRIED, WITH COUNCILMAN GOULD VOTING NO. Coun-
<br />cilman Gould said the wording would not make sense with the elimination of that single word. The
<br />City Attorney changed the wording to reflect the intent of the motion so that the second paragraph
<br />read: "WHEREAS, Shoreline Savings Association has demonstrated great civic spirit and pride in the
<br />Edmonds community by purchasing and presenting several flags to the City and its officers and
<br />employees, ."
<br />APPROVAL OF STEERING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION FOR RENAMING THE EDMONDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
<br />THE "EDMONDS COMMUNITY CENTER"' [Item (I) on Consent Agenda]
<br />Councilwoman Allen noted that in the.previous discussion there had -been a suggestion that the public
<br />be asked to participate in renaming the former school facility. She felt they could be given the
<br />opportunity to write in to say how they felt about the proposed name. Councilman Carns felt that
<br />unless there was a severe protest the proposed name should,be adopted. 'COUNCILMAN CARNS THEN MOVED,
<br />SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN, TO APPROVE ITEM (I) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS
<br />TAKEN, WITH COUNCILMEN CARNS AND-NAUGHTEN VOTING YES, AND -WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS HERB, CLEMENT,
<br />ALLEN, NORDQUIST, AND GOULD VOTING NO. MOTION FAILED. COUNCILMAN CARNS THEN MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILMAN CLEMENT, THAT COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN BE DESIGNATED -CHAIRMAN OF A COMMITTEE TO COME BEFORE THE
<br />COUNCIL WITH A NEW NAME FOR THE EDMONDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS. MOTION CARRIED, WITH
<br />COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN VOTING NO.
<br />Councilman,Naughten noted that.there is a 20 -minute slide.presentation•available regarding the*
<br />Fishing Pier, and he felt it would be appropriate to,have..it.shown at a Council meeting: COUNCILMAN
<br />NAUGHTEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, THAT THE FISHERIES DEPARTMENT BE CONTACTED TO SEE IF