<br />January 29, 1980 - continued
<br />MOTION: the.ordinance could be changed. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED,.SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN,.TO APPROVE
<br />ITEM (E) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, PASSING ORDINANCE 2115 WHICH ADOPTS THE.STATE STATUTE REGARDING
<br />DRUNK DRIVING, BUT ALLOWS THE COURT-DISCRET'ION:TO'-DEFER THE MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE UNDER EXTRAORDINARY
<br />CIRCUMSTANCES.. MOTION CARRIED, WITH COUNCILMAN GOULD VOTING NO.
<br />APPROVAL.OF.,PARK BOARD RECOMMENDATION TO INCREASE PARK.AND RECREATION FEES FEBRUARY 1, 1980
<br />Councilman Carns referred to the garden patch activity, noting.that the garden patches are available
<br />for the use of City of Edmonds residents only. He asked if all of the available patches had been
<br />utilized..in recent years, and Parks and Recreation Division Manager Jim Jessel responded that they
<br />had. Councilman Carns suggested that if they were not all used by a certain date then people outside
<br />the City be permitted to use them .so they would not go to waste. Councilman Carns commended Mr.
<br />MOTION: Jessel for..his.success in the.financial management of the recreation facilities. COUNCILMAN CARNS
<br />MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD,: TO APPROVE ITEM (F) ON -THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />Mayor Harrison advised that Building.Official Harry.Whitcutt.had.given notice of retirement on
<br />February..15, and Mayor Harrison made a recommendation for reorganization of that division., giving it
<br />MOTION: the function of implementing the one -stop permit system. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILWOMAN.ALLEN, THAT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE PUT ITS RECOMMENDATION FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE
<br />BUILDING DIVISION IN WRITING AND REFER IT TO THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE FOR ACTION. It was suggested
<br />that the possibility of putting the Building Offical inspections under the Fire Chief be explored.
<br />THE MOTION CARRIED.
<br />Councilman Gould referred to a letter from Val Rupeiks recommending the topping of some trees in the
<br />H. O.-Hutt Park which were left unprotected after other trees.were removed from some adjacent private
<br />property, and he noted that these are very large and very special.trees. Public Works Director Fred
<br />Herzberg stated that the trees had been looked at this date and.it was determined that the only way
<br />they were likely to go down would be if heavy winds were to follow a deep frost and thaw, and if
<br />they were to go down the direction they would take would not harm anyone else's property. There was
<br />hesitancy.to top them because that..would increase the possibility of disease.
<br />Councilman Gou.ld.noted that the Council had been provided.a.proposed ordinance creating the position
<br />MOTION: of Council President. COUNCILMAN GOULD.MOVED, SECONDED BY.000NCILMAN CARNS, TO ADOPT ORDINANCE
<br />2116, CREATING THE.POSITION OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />Councilman Naughten noted that an Edmonds resident, Rosalyn Sumners, recently won a gold medal in
<br />the women's world junior figure -skating championships held in .France, and he suggested that the City
<br />recognize her for her achievement. He proposed that a resolution be passed honoring her, that there
<br />be declared a Rosalyn Sumners Day, and that the City let her know that it is proud of her. COUNCILMAN
<br />MOTION: NAUGHTEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN CARNS, THAT A ROSALYN SUMNERS DAY BE DECLARED, TOGETHER WITH
<br />ACCOMPANYING HONORS, AND THAT THIS,BE COORDINATED WITH THE EDMONDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. It was
<br />suggested that this may fit in with the winter Olympics schedule. THE MOTION CARRIED.
<br />Councilman Naughten noted that there appears to be an interest on the part of the downtown merchants
<br />regarding parking in downtown Edmonds.. The Council agreed that the Parking Commission should become
<br />active aga.in.. Councilman Naughten was agreeable to being the Council representative. Mayor Harrison
<br />said he would follow through to activate the Commission. Later-in.the evening,, however., it was
<br />noted that the Parking Commission is one of -those being absorbed by the proposed Planning Advisory
<br />Board, and a.date was set to discuss the intended scope of that board.
<br />Councilman Naughten suggested that the Staff prepare some sort ofguidelines as to what the Council
<br />does and what its actions are. He said he sometimes wonders whether the Council should be getting
<br />• involved in some of the areas into which it gets.
<br />Councilman.Naughten said he had receivedsome calls from senior citizens regarding the lack of
<br />lighting at 5th and Bell.
<br />Councilman Nordquist commented that Burt Ketcham, the new Edmonds Chamber of Commerce president, had
<br />been the Council's guest at a dinner meeting this evening, and Councilman Nordquist felt a good
<br />start was made for an open forum. He also noted that on Thursday there will be a meeting in Snoho-
<br />mish which will be attended by the candidates for County Council and -County Executive, and the
<br />discussion.w.ill be about the costs of municipal court systems.
<br />Councilman Carns said it was his°understanding that the City.does not.have a lease with the Chamber
<br />of Commerce for the use of the log cabin, and he proposed that one be drafted incorporating the
<br />statement that although it is not proper that a city gift services or money, the fact that the
<br />Chamber is -keeping a historical building open is worthy of offsetting any rental charges. He
<br />suggested that the City Attorney make recommendations as to the legal aspects of the Chamber paying
<br />MOTION: for utilities and upkeep of.the building. COUNCILMAN CARNS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST,
<br />THAT. -THE -CITY ATTORNEY BE SO INSTRUCTED AND REPORT TO THE COUNCIL AT HIS EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.
<br />Councilwoman Allen advised that she would be unable to attend next week's Architectural Design Board
<br />meeting, and she requested that another Council member attend in her place. Councilman Nordquist
<br />will attend as the ex officio member.
<br />Councilman Kasper advised that he would not be present at the February 5 meeting.
<br />Councilman Kasper referred to a letter from Wilma Schwartze, asking for a change in the -traffic
<br />routing on Sunset Ave. to permit, once again, cars to travel south, thereby facilitating.parking for
<br />viewing of the Sound. Councilman Kasper did not feel that the problem had been solved and he felt