19790501 City Council Minutes
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19790501 City Council Minutes
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3'64' <br />April 24, 1979 - continued • <br />DISCUSSION ON CONSOLIDATION OF SERVICES <br />M.A.A. Charles Dibble said the Mountlake.Terrace City Manager, Bob White, had suggested to the South <br />County'Ghamber of Commerce that now is.an.appropriate time.for South County cities to initiate a <br />dialogue concerning the consolidation of fire services, in view of current.and prospective personnel <br />changes..,'Mr: White expressed concern.about the adequacy of supervision -provided for the SNOCOM <br />dispatch center and for Medic 7, which a centralized management of fire services could provide. Mr. <br />Dibble noted that consolidation might result in some savings, but that was unknown without a study. <br />He said there are some duplications of services currently and that aspect probably should be investi- <br />gated. However, he said whenever three cities get together and create a joint entity they create a <br />need for management, and management costs money. He said it is cost effective when it does not <br />duplicate existing management. He agreed with Mr.. White that the question of consolidation should <br />be studied. <br />With regard to whether Edmonds should.combine the management of the police and fire under.a Public <br />Safety Director, he saw no reason to do so with the City's present.structure, operation, and personnel. <br />He said Edmonds is..not large enough: to require another level ofmanagement, and not small enough to <br />be able to unify the management and eliminate a -management position.. Further, the police and fire <br />employees are not. cross -trained. Discussion of the above followed, with Councilman Carns noting <br />that the consolidation question will be discussed at the May 11 South.County Chamber meeting. He <br />commented that SNOCOM is well regarded in this County by fire and police agencies. Councilman <br />Nordquist commented that equipment is getting very expensive and he thought consolidation would <br />provide a better control and better inventory of equipment in the future. He thought consolidation <br />would provide -better management of fire services in the area. Councilman Carns noted that Edmonds <br />has no mutual aid with Mountlake Terrace or,Fire District 1 and the Five Corners Station is very <br />near to the County but does not respond to their calls. Councilman Nordquist said this should not <br />be dropped and they should hear what feedback comes from the May 11 meeting. Councilman Carns • <br />added, with regard.,to SNOCOM, that a committee report will be presented at their next meeting stating <br />the most reasonable location for SNOCOM would be on the City of Lynnwood grounds and asking how long <br />a lease should be. He felt 20 years would be beneficial, and the Council agreed that it should be a <br />minimum of 20 years. <br />REVIEW OF CITY.CODE REVISION <br />The City Attorney's Office provided a report on the status of the Code revision. A11 chapters <br />except those being incorporated into a new Zoning Code by the Community.Development Department have <br />been revised to eliminate inconsistent references to City officials -and departments, provide consistent <br />section numbering and format, and to eliminate redundant or unnecessary sections. Various chapters <br />and sections have been added or revised to incorporate substantive changes requested by City depart- <br />ments and changes made by ordinance since the last revisions. The organization of the Code has been <br />placed into a more logical order which will allow greater ease of reference. City Attorney Wayne <br />Tanaka said the draft will be presented to the Council for review approximately June 1. COUNCILMAN <br />MOTION: CLEMENT,MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN, TO ACCEPT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT. MOTION CARRIED. <br />There was no further business to comebefore the Council, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 p.m. <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, CVty Clerk <br />May 1, 1979 <br />HAR, E.'H HARRISON, Mayor <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 7:35 p.m. by Mayor Harve <br />Harrison in the -Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All -present joined in the flag salute. <br />PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor <br />Mike Herb <br />Phil Clement <br />Katherine Allen <br />John Nordquist <br />Ray Gould <br />Tom Carns <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br />ABSENT STAFF PRESENT <br />Larry Naughten Charles Dibble, M.A.A. <br />Leif Larson, Public Works Director <br />John LaTourelle, Community Devel. Dir.. <br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk <br />Art Housler, Finance Director <br />Fred Herzberg, City Engineer <br />Jack Weinz, Acting Fire Chief <br />Wayne Tanaka, City -.Attorney <br />Jackie Parrett., Deputy City Clerk <br />Items (C), (D), (G), and (H) were removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED <br />BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, TO APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.. MOTION. CARRIED. The approved <br />portion of the Consent Agenda included the following: <br />r1 <br />LJ <br />1 <br />
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