<br />April 24, 1979
<br />The regular meeting of t -he Edmonds City -Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Pro tem
<br />Ray Gould in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined in the flag
<br />salute, after which Mayor Harrison arrived.
<br />PRESENT STAFF PRESENT
<br />Harve Harrison, Mayor Charles Dibble., M.A.A.
<br />Mike Herb Leif Larson, Public Works Director
<br />Katherine Allen John LaTourelle, Community Development Director
<br />Phil Clement Art Housler, Finance Director
<br />John Nordquist Marlo Foster, Police Chief
<br />Ray Gould Fred Herzberg, City Engineer
<br />Tom Carns Jim Jessel, Parks & Recreation Manager.
<br />Larry Naughten Wayne Tanaka, City Attorney
<br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk
<br />CONSENT AGENDA
<br />MOTION: Items (B), (C), (D), and (E) were removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED,,SECONDED
<br />BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, TO APPROVE ITEM (A) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH WAS THE ROLL CALL. MOTION
<br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES..OF APRIL 17, 1979. [Item (B) on Consent Agenda]
<br />Councilman Carns had three corrections .to the Minutes of April 17, 1979: (1) On page 5 in the
<br />motion regarding the -proposed Code amendments to add the RRB zone and delete the RMD zone, after
<br />"THE MAIN MOTION CARRIED" should be added the words "WITH COUNCILMAN GOULD VOTING NO." (2) On page
<br />6, in the motion to postpone indefinitely the Mayor's recommendations on the Sign Code, it should be
<br />indicated that Councilman Herb voted no. (3).On page 8, in the motion regarding the State's final
<br />design plan for Phase I of the 196th St. improvement, the words "MAPLEWOOD ARCH" should be changed
<br />to "MAPLEWOOD PARK" and the words following should be eliminated and be replaced with: "AND IN THE
<br />STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT DESIGN FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE ROAD WHERE 10' OF ADDITIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY
<br />IS NEEDED, 5' WILL BE TAKEN FROM EACH SIDE OF THE ROAD." Councilman Gould had one correction to the
<br />Minutes, on page 1,, the next to last line on the page, the words "for their opinion on this matter"
<br />should be eliminated and the sentence should read: "Councilman Gould asked the members of the press
<br />present if they were planning to attend." Mayor Harrison had one correction on page 6 of the Minutes,
<br />near the end of the paragraph with his recommendations on the Sign Code, his statement should read:
<br />"He further stated that if there is a majority agreement on any one of these points, the Sign Code
<br />MOTION: should be amended (rather than measured) to -that extent." COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILMAN GOULD, TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF APRIL 17, 1979, AS CORRECTED. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT.OF CLAIM FOR DAMAGES (PONTIOUS) [Item (C) on Consent Agenda]
<br />This claim was from William R. Pontious in the amount of $1,897.20, based on a sewer map received
<br />from the City which showed a tee for sewer -hookup in front of his property. When the sewer contractor
<br />attempted to hook up to the tee there was none at that location, and Mr. Pontious was charged $1,800
<br />plus tax of $97.20 for that day's work. He incurred an additional $2,000 charge for hookup to the
<br />main sewer line. His claim was for the charge made for the first attempt to connect to the nonexistent
<br />sewer tee. Councilman Carns inquired how this could have happened, and City Engineer Fred Herzberg
<br />responded that thi-s was a Lynnwood sewer line and the tee was indicated on the completion drawings.
<br />He also said there is a standard hold harmless clause on the permit with the contractor which may
<br />MOTION: take care of this. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, TO APPROVE ITEM (C) ON THE
<br />CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />AUTHORIZATION TO LEASE VEHICLE FOR RECREATION DIVISION [Item (D) on Consent Agenda] •
<br />Councilman Carns asked why a utility vehicle was needed by the Recreation Division. Community Develop-
<br />ment Director John LaTourelle responded that they haul a lot of equipment and one of the employee's
<br />vehicles had been used for transporting equipment in the past. Councilman Nordquist commented that
<br />he had obtained a quote from another dealer and he related the figures for purchase and for lease.
<br />His lease figures were close to those in the recommendation from the Public Works Director. A
<br />discussion commenced regarding leasing vs. purchasing and although.it was noted that it generally is
<br />more expensive to lease than to purchase, Public Works Director Leif Larson said that with all of
<br />the accounting procedures and overhead the costs would be about the same to purchase or to lease.
<br />Councilman Gould noted that this item was budgeted and approved by :the Council in the budget. Mr.
<br />Larson noted that the budget was based.upon the Recreation Division's taking one of the older vehicles
<br />that was going to be replaced, but they are in such bad condition it was not felt they were suitable
<br />MOTION: for this. COUNCILMAN.CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, TO APPROVE ITEM (D) ON THE CONSENT
<br />AGENDA., AUTHORIZING THE DESCRIBED LEASE AGREEMENT WITH CROWN MOTORS DAT.SUN. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />PROPOSED ORDINANCE.,ES.TABLISHING RRB ZONE [Item (E) on Consent Agenda]
<br />Councilman Gould said he had received a number of inquiries about this and he felt a second reading
<br />MOTION: was in order. COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED,.SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, TO HAVE A SECOND HEARING ON THE '
<br />PROPOSED ORDINANCE.ESTABLISHING THE.RRB.ZONE ON MAY 1, 1979. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />Councilman Naughten.inquired as to the.status of.animal shelters in South Snohomish County. He was
<br />advised that a new PAWS shelter is being constructed which is anticipated to serve all of that area.