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March 11, 1980 - continued <br />PROPOSED ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE PAYMENT PERIOD OF THE ANDERSON CULTURAL AND LEISURE CENTER INTEREST BEARING <br />WARRANT - <br />Finance Director Art Housler said the interest bearing warrant issued April 2, 1979 for acquiring, <br />improving, maintaining, and operating the Anderson Center must be redeemed no later than March 20, <br />1980. The payment on the outstanding warrant totals $553,306, of which $522,500 is principal and <br />$30,806 is interest. Interest rate is 6.1%. A current bid was received from Rainier Bank for a new <br />warrant not•to exceed $600,000 @ 9.7% for six months, with a redemption date of November 1, 1980. <br />Interest cost would be approximately $33,000. The proposed ordinance was prepared by the City's <br />MOTION: bonding counsel. After a. brief discussion,.000NCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN KASPER, <br />TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2125, PURSUANT TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE FINANCE DIRECTOR AND THE CITY'S <br />BONDING COUNSEL. MOTION CARRIED. <br />A short recess-was�-announced during. which Mayor Harrison departed.. Mayor Pro tem Nordquist reconvened <br />the meeting. <br />APPOINTMENT.TO FILL COUNCIL VACANCY <br />Mayor Pro tem Nordquist thanked the candidates who had sumitted resumes and gone through the interview <br />process. Fourteen applications had been received. Candidates were: Kenneth R. Rose, Milton J. <br />Hassel, Burton T. Ketcham, Jr., Jim Shields, Scott Whitcutt, Merle May Cantlon, Noel Dan Walther, <br />Dean.Shepherd,'.Mary Goetz, Bob Pantley, Stuart Smith, Bert Stole, Ed Aliverti,'and Dave Larson. <br />MOTION: Prior to the balloting, COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN, THAT IF NO NOMINEE <br />WERE ELECTED ON THE FIRST OR SECOND BALLOT, THEN ONLY THOSE NOMINEES RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE VOTE ON <br />THE THIRD BALLOT WOULD BE GIVEN FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND THE BALANCE OF THE NOMINEES WOULD BE <br />• CONSIDERED ELIMINATED. THE MOTION CARRIED. The balloting was as follows: <br />1st Ballot: Rose - 1; Goetz - 2; Aliverti - 1; Stole - 1; Hassel - 1. <br />2nd Ballot: Rose - 1; Goetz - 1; Ketcham - 1;-Stole - 1; Hassel - 1; Larson - 1. <br />3rd Ballot: Goetz - 2; Ketcham.- 1;. Hassel - 1; Larson - 2. <br />4th Ballot: Goetz - 2; Hassel - 1; Larson - 3. <br />5th ballot: Goetz - 2; Hassel - 1;.Larson - 3. <br />6th Ballot: Goetz - 3; Larson - 3. <br />7th Ballot: Goetz - 4; Larson - 2. <br />Mayor Pro tem Nordquist welcomed Mary Goetz as the new City.Council member. <br />DISCUSSION OF.RAISING COUNCIL:PRESIDENT PER DIEM TO $10, WITH .MAXIMUM OF $200 PER MONTH AND DISCUSSION <br />OF ALLOWING COUNCIL MEMBERS $5 PER.DIEM.FOR EACH MEETING <br />Councilwoman Allen stated that by law the Council could not raise their own salaries but she thought <br />they should at least cover their expenses. She calculated that they were earning $8.75 per hour, <br />.based on 16 hours per month and she noted that they put in many more than 16 hours per month. She <br />said her expenses in January amounted to $33 and in February amounted to $41. She felt having a per <br />diem paid would be simpler than having to list expenses each month. City Attorney Jim Murphy said <br />there would be no problem with per diem for legitimate Council business other than regular Council <br />meetings. He said when they. ran for Council they knew there would be weekly Council meetings. <br />Councilman Go.u1d observed that it may be more fair to use the expense account as some activities may <br />• cost more than others. Regarding -the Council President's per diem, Councilwoman Allen said the $5 <br />was not covering his expenses. Council President Nordquist said he had not taken the job to make <br />money, but i.t was very time consuming. Mr. Murphy said he had conferred with the auditor and he <br />reluctantly would go along with the increase but he wanted some notation regarding each expense. <br />MOTION: COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN, THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY BE INSTRUCTED TO <br />PREPARE AN ORDINANCE RAISING THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT'S-PER'DIEM TO $10, NOT TO EXCEED $200 PER MONTH. <br />MOTION CARRIED,'WITH COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST,ABSTAINING FROM VOTING. The Council will continue to <br />claim their expenses on the usual expense forms. <br />There was no further business to come. before the Council, and the meeting adjourned at 11:00 p.m. <br />J111C 077 <br />mwvi <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, City �erk HARVE,H. HARRISON, Mayor <br />March 18, 1980 <br />The regular, meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to -order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Pro tem <br />John Nordquist in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined in the flag <br />salute. <br />11 <br />