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13 <br />• <br />April 1; 1980 - continued' <br />assessed value of the property and,`indirectly, to storm water runoff. If a property has more <br />impermeable surface contributing to storm water runoff, such as pavement, structures, and other <br />improvements most likely it -will -be assessed at a higher valuation than one not so improved <br />(and not contributing so much to runoff):.- However, General Obligation Bonds and special. levies <br />must be voted on by the populace and those on upper slopes and not badly affected may be opposed, <br />while those badly affected would vote in favor. Approximately $1,000,000 could be raised per <br />year by levy and the entire sum.could.be raised at once by bonding. Mr. Herzberg recommended <br />the Revenue Bonds as the most equitable.and practical approach to a solution when the bond <br />market will justify it. All improved properties, whether hooked up.or not-, would be billed, <br />but unimproved properties would not be.contributing to the runoff and would not be billed as <br />they would not have water hookups. Councilman Kasper commented that most of the areas other <br />than Meadowdale are built up and the.probl.ems are "after development"; and the drainage problems <br />in Meadowdale were there before developmentand it is questionable whether they will ever be <br />solved. Further; the expense of the Meadowdale area will materially raise the value of those <br />properties. Councilman Kasper felt some way should be found to levy against the property which <br />will increase in value after improvement. .City Attorney Jim Murphy said the rates -do not have <br />to be equal City-wide and the factors that can be classified are statutory (RCW 35.67.020) and <br />there is quite a bit of flexibility, so-Meadowdale users could pay a higher rate. <br />is <br />1 <br />DISCUSSION ON LIBRARY FEASIBILITY STUDY <br />Council President Nordquist reported.that at the Council's.dinner meeting earlier this evening <br />they had discussed the space needs of the City and that discussion had focused around the <br />library. They had considered the recommendation of the Sno-Isle Regional Library and discussed <br />expansion at the present site, and...they discussed the Anderson Center in its current condition <br />as well as.with the architect's proposal. No vote was taken but the general consensus was to <br />continue to consider the library for the Anderson Center with the possibility of asking the <br />architect for a.proposal with the library above ground. Also, -the Council did not want to <br />stress the sports center concept, but rather*to consider a facility across the street on the <br />School District athletic field, therefore separating the.sports area from the cultural area of <br />the City. Councilwoman Allen added that Arai Jackson had based their plans on information the <br />Council gave them at that point, but now.the Council wished..to back off a little and think of a <br />sports facility.at the sports field. Mayor Harrison stated that the Friends of the Library had <br />$5,000 and had discussed coming up with a preliminary sketch.of what they could do by adding to <br />the existing library without taking out either.of the annex. buildings. Councilwoman Allen <br />responded that the Council felt it,would be very difficult to come up with 20,000 sq. ft. by <br />extending`the-existing library, and when .the Anderson site was purchased one of the primary <br />considerations was that the library..be moved there. Mayor Harrison, however, felt the present <br />site was the most salable location to.take to the public. Councilman Kasper said the Anderson <br />Center library, as proposed, had not been studied adequately and -the Council should see at <br />least one more plan of what could -be done there. Ann Wermus,.Library Board Chairman, said the <br />basis of her presentation had been how.to sell a library,,and she asked how long a study would <br />take. Parks & Recreation Division Manager Jim Jessel said they have a plan on the board of a <br />library in the place of the sports:arena. Councilman Gould said,the Friends of the Library <br />could do whatever they wanted with their money, and they could spend it for a schematic on the <br />current site if that was their. desire. At the same time, he felt'it was important that the <br />people know the Council is not satisfied with the development plans for the Anderson Center. <br />It appears to them that it will..be too densely used and the sports complex bothers them. They <br />prefer that the sports activities.be focused in the area of the sports field. They want to see <br />what can'be done for a good library and other cultural facilities and still maintain open space <br />at the east end of the field. A e felt Arai Jackson should be at*the April 15 meeting to demonstrate <br />what they can do. Councilwoman Allen commented to Mrs. Wermus that the Council is 1•ooking for <br />a long term amenity in the form of the library, while the library people are looking for extra <br />space. <br />Before the meeting was adjourned, D.-L. Brechner of 15908.68th.W. asked if someone would check <br />the contamination of the beach at the area of the Laebugten.Marina which had been reported this <br />evening*., Councilman Nordquist said he would contact Dr..Hyatt. There was'no further business <br />to come before the Council, and.the meeting adjourned at 11:25 p.m. <br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, Ci -Clerk HARVE.H. HARRISON, Mayor <br />April 8, 1980 - Work Meeting <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds.Ci.ty.Council was called to order at 8:05 p.m. by Mayor Harve <br />Harrison in the'Council he <br />of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined in the flag <br />salute. <br />PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor <br />Jo -Ann Childers-Jaech <br />Katherine Allen <br />John Nordquist <br />Ray Gould <br />Larry Naughten <br />Mary Goetz <br />ABSENT <br />STAFF PRESENT <br />Bill Kasper Charles Di.bble., M.A.A. <br />Fred Herzberg, Public Works Director <br />Jim Adams, City Engineer- <br />John-LaTourelle,.Planning Consultant <br />Art Housler,',Finance'Director <br />Jack .Wei.nz;.. Fire Chief <br />Dan Prinz, Acting Police Chief <br />Gary McComas, Fire Marshal <br />Jim Jessel, Parks & Rec. Div. Mgr. <br />Nancy Dilworth L nddsca e Architect <br />Jim Murphy, City ttorn�y <br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk <br />