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• <br />March 18, 1980 - continued <br />HEARING ON LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION.FOR GO N JOY FOODS - HIGHWAY 99.LOCATION <br />This application was to the Liquor Control Board for a Class "E" and Class "F" license for a con- <br />venience store, Go N Joy Foods, at-238th and Highway 99. Police Chief Marlo Foster stated that the; <br />area generally is commercial in nature, and he recommended approval of the applicant and of the <br />location. The hearing was -opened to the public, no one wished to speak, and the hearing was closed. <br />MOTION: COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN GOETZ, TO APPROVE THE APPLICANT AND THE LOCATION <br />FOR ISSUANCE OF A CLASS "E" AND "F" LIQUOR LICENSE. MOTION CARRIED, WITH COUNCILMEN KASPER AND <br />NORDQUIST VOTING NO. Councilman Nordquist said he did not see how they could approve the applica- <br />tion when the facility is not even built. Councilman Kasper agreed,.adding that there is no indi- <br />cation of management. <br />HEARING ON PROPOSED INCREASE IN UTILITY RATES <br />Finance Director Art Housler reviewed the utility funding for recent years,.demonstrating the effects <br />of refunding bond issues and noting that there never had been any consideration for depreciation in <br />the.City's utility rates. He also discussed ways to improve the City's bond rating, feeling it <br />essential that it be raised to a "Aaa" rating. Three refunding bond issues between 1972 and 1977 <br />provided more favorable interest rates and money for capital improvements, and also delayed paying <br />principal on debt service. This enabled the City to keep utility rates artificially low, but now <br />those things are catching up with the.City, with a principal payment of $140,000 being due at the <br />end of the year, no money being available for capital improvements, and advance refunding issues not <br />being permitted by the IRS. Public Works Director Fred Herzberg explained that capital improvements <br />and major maintenance are required on the water, sewer, and drainage systems, some being long <br />overdue and others to be programmed in an orderly manner. Utility system needs were identified in <br />detail and various suggested utility rate structures were provided, illustrating which needs could <br />be provided with each. Contracts with Mountlake Terrace and Olympic View Water District were also <br />discussed as to increasing their rates. Mr. Herzberg said there is no federal money available <br />because the per capita income in too high. He felt there might be a possibility of funds <br />for sewer lines but not replacement lines or storm lines. The hearing was opened to the public, no <br />one wished to speak., and.the hearing.was closed. The number of people in the audience was very <br />small. Councilman Naughten said he would like to have more time to study the problem, and he <br />MOTION: recommended setting several dates for discussion. COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN MOVED TO PLACE THE INCREASE <br />IN UTILITY RATES ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION AT'.THE APR'I'L.8 WORK- MEETING, =FOR-P.UBLIC:*HEARING-.ON <br />APRIL 15, AND WITH A TARGET DATE FOR A DECISION BY MAY 6. MOTION FAILED FOR LACK OF A SECOND. <br />.After some further discussion, COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST MOVED TO SET THE MATTER FOR DISCUSSION APRIL 8, <br />AND WITH HEARINGS ON APRIL 15 AND MAY 6. COUNCILWOMAN CHILDERS-JAECH SECONDED THE MOTION FOR DIS- <br />CUSSION. Councilman Kasper questioned whether the City was getting equity, noting that Edmonds is <br />taking care of Mountlake Terrace and Olympic View by running the sewer plant and acquiring an <br />additional site. After a brief discussion, THE MOTION CARRIED. <br />There was no further business to come before the Council, and the meeting adjourned at 10:55 p.m. <br />Jt_11� <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, City lerk HARVE H. HARRISON, Mayor <br />March 25, 1980 <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 8:05 p.m. <br />by Mayor Harve <br />Harrison in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined <br />in the flag <br />salute. <br />PRESENT <br />STAFF PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor <br />Fred Herzberg, Public Works Director <br />Jo -Anne Childers-Jaech <br />John LaTourelle, Planning.Consultant <br />Bill Kasper <br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk <br />Katherine Allen <br />Marlo Foster, Police Chief <br />John Nordquist <br />Jack Weinz, Fire Chief <br />Ray Gould <br />Mary Lou Block, Acting Planning Division <br />Manager <br />Larry Naughten <br />Jim Murphy, City Attorney <br />Mary Goetz <br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br />MOTION: Items (C) and (E) were removed <br />from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED, <br />SECONDED BY COUN- <br />CILWOMAN ALLEN, TO APPROVE THE <br />BALANCE OF.THE CONSENT AGENDA. .MOT.ION,CARRIED. <br />The approved items <br />on the Consent Agenda included <br />the following: <br />(A) Roll call. <br />(B) Approval of Minutes of <br />March 18, 1980. <br />(D) Passage of Resolution <br />464, commending.Edmonds Rainbow Assembly No. 38 <br />for their civic <br />pride and services rendered <br />to the City and the citizens thereof, for <br />their street cleanup <br />after the Irish Spree <br />Parade. <br />