• May 22, 1979
<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... All present joined in the flag salute.
<br />PRESENT. .ABSENT STAFF PRESENT
<br />Harve Harrison, Mayor Katherine Allen Charles. Dibble, M.A.A.
<br />Mike Herb Leif Larson, Public Works Director
<br />John Nordquist John-LaTourelle, Community Devel. Dir.
<br />Ray Gould Mary Lou Block, Asst. City Planner
<br />Tom Carns Irene Varney Moran, City*Clerk
<br />Larry Naughten Art Housler, Finance Director
<br />Fred Herzberg, City Engineer
<br />Dan Prinz, Asst. Police Chief
<br />Jim Jessel,,Parks & Recreation Manager
<br />Wayne Tanaka, City.Attorney
<br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk
<br />CONSENT AGENDA
<br />MOTION: Items (D) and (E) were removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN
<br />GOULD, TO APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED. The approved portion of the
<br />-Consent Agenda included the following:
<br />(A) Roll call.
<br />• (B) Approval of Minutes of May.15, 1979.
<br />(C) Acknowledgment of receipt of Claim for Damages from Michael W. Medin in
<br />the amount of $57.44.
<br />(F) Passage of Resolution 439, setting June 19, 1979 as hearing date on
<br />petition to vacate a portion of Dayton St., east of.9th Ave. S. (ST -6-79)
<br />PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO REDUCE SPEED LIMIT FROM 35 MPH TO 25 MPH ON PORTION OF 5TH AVE. S. [Item (D)
<br />on Consent Agenda
<br />The section of 5th Ave. S. proposed for reduction of speed was from the 500 block to the intersection
<br />of SR104. Councilman Carns requested an explanation. Assistant Police Chief Dan Prinz responded
<br />that there is a large amount of congestion in the area because of new construction and a lot of
<br />vehicles are parking on the street. He said there.had been an increase in accidents and complaints,
<br />including a fatal accident about a month ago and a pedestrian.accident recently. There also had
<br />been a large incidence of traffic in excess of 35 mph. Councilman Nordquist felt the proposed
<br />ordinance was unclear as to the area.to.be included, and he suggested that it be indicated that
<br />MOTION: Westgate will be the termination point.. COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST.THEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN
<br />CARNS', TO APPROVE ITEM (D) ON .THE CONSENT AGENDA, ADOPTING ORDINANCE 2070, REDUCING THE SPEED LIMIT
<br />FROM 35 MPH TO 25 MPH ON A PORTION OF 5TH AVE. S., WITH THE INSERTION OF THE WORDS "WESTGATE AREA"
<br />AT THE END OF SECTION 2, SO THAT THE AREA AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED AS "STATE HIGHWAY NO. 104 (EDMONDS
<br />WAY) FROM SOUTH END 5TH AVE. S. TO SE CITY LIMITS (WESTGATE AREA)." MOTION CARRIED.
<br />PROPOSED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION .OF BUILDING AND/OR LAND USE AGREEMENTS [Item (E) on Consent
<br />Agen a
<br />Councilman Herb stated that he is on the Board of Directors of Work Opportunities, a tenant of the
<br />Frances E. Anderson Cultural and Leisure Center, and although he would not participate in discussion
<br />on this because of a possible conflict of interest, he wanted to bring to the Council's attention
<br />the fact that such nonprofit organizations use the facility and to suggest that there be a differential
<br />in rates for such organizations. He noted that having. Work Opportunities as a tenant presents an
<br />argument for the City in obtaining grants because it helps the handicapped. Parks and Recreation
<br />Manager Jim Jessel responded that the proposed lease format would not be used for Work Opportunities,
<br />as that organization would-be included.with contracts approved by the City Council, and -the proposed
<br />lease format would be used for -only -short-term tenants. He was asked whether damage deposits are
<br />included when facilities are rented and he responded that.buildings have $50 damage deposits.
<br />MOTION: COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, TO APPROVE ITEM (E) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA,
<br />PASSING RESOLUTION 438. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />Councilman Gould brought up for discussion the Council position vacated by Councilman Clement.
<br />MOTION: After some discussion as to procedure for fillingthe Position,COUNCILMAN
<br />DED Y
<br />COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, TO DECLARE-A.000NCIL POSITON VAANCY AND TOASKFOR APPLICATIONS FROM NPARTIES
<br />INTERESTED IN FILLING THE POSITION, SUCH APPLICATIONS TO,BE.RECEIVED.BY THE CITY CLERK BY 5:00 P.M.,
<br />MAY 31, 1979; APPOINTMENTS TO INTERVIEW.APPLICANTS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 1, 1979; AND THE
<br />APPOINTMENT TO FILL THE VACANT POSITION WILL BE MADE AT THE COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 5, 1979. It was
<br />agreed that the secret ballot method.would be used at the Council meeting to select the new Council
<br />member: Further, it was agreed that this matter will be placed on the agenda following the scheduled
<br />Drainage Plan hearing. It was requested that packets with..copies of the applications be delivered
<br />to Council members on the evening of May 31, 1979. THE MOTION.CARRIED.
<br />Councilman Carns said he had recei.ved.a telephone call on Sunday from Shirley Dunphy regarding some
<br />tree cutting at 7th and Elm, and.he said it had been his.understanding that there would be no more
<br />tree cutting there. He read from:the November 21, 1978'motion regarding the Elm St. Reservoir
<br />Development Plan, which stated in part that ". . . all vegetation outside the development ring will
<br />be left.as,it-.js:".° He -noted that the trees now planned to be cut were outside of that development
<br />• ring. Councilman Gould noted that there was a discussion in January regarding tree cutting for