19790227 City Council Minutes
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19790227 City Council Minutes
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330 <br />February 20, 1979 - continued <br />HEARING ON FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL,:LID 204 == SEWERS, 3RD AVE. S., FROM PINE TO ELM <br />City Engineer Fred Herzberg reviewed past action on this.LID, stating that the revised zone front <br />foot charges will be $19.98. One protest had been recei.ved, from.Vernon Hahn of 3rd Ave., who had <br />sold a portion of his property and -who felt the'LID would not.benefit any of his property. Mr. <br />Herzberg said the Staff felt the property is being assessed and this was included in the LID at the <br />beginning and if there were a problem it should have been mentioned earlier. He then explained the <br />zone front foot assessment method for interested parties in the audience. He answered a question <br />from a gentleman as to the difference in the zone front foot charges presently stated as opposed to <br />those previously estimated. City Attorney Jim Murphy then explained the financing of the LID. The <br />hearing was opened, no one else wished to speak, and the.hear.ing was closed. <br />COUNCILMAN-NAUGHTEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, THAT ORDINANCE 2053 BE ADOPTED, APPROVING <br />AND CONFIRMING THE FINAL ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT ROLL OF LID 204, WITH A STATED 7% INTEREST RATE <br />AND THE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY ENGINEER SEPARATE A PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE ASSESSMENT ON <br />LOT 14, TO ACCOMMODATE VERNON HAHN WHO HAD SOLD A PORTION OF THAT LOT. MOTION CARRIED. <br />FURTHER REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT PROCESSING SYSTEM <br />Community Development Director John LaTourelle had provided proposed Guiding Principles for the <br />Development Management Program,.which had been developed from past Council discussions, and he <br />recommended their adoption. Councilman Gould felt Principle 8, Finality of Decisions, was para- <br />doxical in a way, and he said he would not feel comfortable adopting a policy that says there will <br />be cumulative results when in reality that cannot happen. Felix Reisner then discussed with the <br />Council the concept of a Hearing Examiner process which could replace most of the board and com- <br />mission hearings. He described that process and cited several local municipalities which have <br />adopted it and the benefit to be gained. Most of the Council were receptive to the concept, but • <br />some reservations were expressed. Councilman Gould was concerned that it would not provide for a <br />participative type of government,.and-that the responsibility would be placed basically on one <br />person depending.on a definite set of,guidelines. He was also concerned about the cost of a Hearing <br />Examiner. Councilman Carns questioned the practicality of using a Hearing Examiner, asking whether <br />ordinances could be written.as succinctly as would be required.for this concept. He said he did <br />like this concept, however, and would.like to see it explored further. Mr. Reisner will proceed <br />with more detail on this concept and will obtain input from some of the cities which are using a <br />Hearing Examiner. Some of the Council members expressed an interest in attending such a hearing in <br />one of the local municipalities. Mr. Reisner then discussed a one-stop permit process which the <br />Council indicated they would be very much interested in if it could be implemented. (During the <br />discussion Councilman Naughten left at 9:20 p.m. and Councilman Nordquist left at 10:20 p.m.) At <br />the conclusion of the discussion, COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN HERB, TO ADOPT <br />THE DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GUIDING PRINCIPLES PROPOSED BY THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPART- <br />MENT. COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED TO AMEND THE MOTION TO CHANGE PRINCIPLE #8 TO ELIMINATE THE WORDING <br />THAT A DECISION SHOULD BE "ADHERED TO, AND ENFORCED." THE MOTION_TO AMEND FAILED FOR THE LACK OF A <br />SECOND. THE MOTION THEN CARRIED.. (Councilmen Naughten and Nordquist were not present for the <br />vote.) <br />There was no further business to come before the Council, and.the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 p.m. <br />IREN ARNEY MORAN, Ci(yy Clerk HARVE H. HARRISON, Mayor <br />CJ <br />February 27, 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. Mayor Harrison arrived during discussion of the Consent Agenda and conducted the meeting. <br />All present joined in the flag salute. <br />PRESENT STAFF PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor Leif Larson, Acting M.A.A. <br />Mike Herb John LaTourelle, Community Development Director <br />Phil Clement Art Housler, Finance Director <br />Katherine Allen Fred Herzberg, City Engineer <br />John Nordquist Jim Jessel, Parks & Recreation Manager <br />Ray Gould Mary Lou Block, Assistant City Planner <br />Tom Carns John Wallace, City Attorney <br />Larry Naughten Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br />COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, TO REMOVE ITEMS (D) AND (E) FROM THE <br />CONSENT AGENDA AND APPROVE THE BALANCE. MOTION CARRIED. The balance of the Consent Agenda included, <br />the following: <br />
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