<br />May 6, 1980 - continued •
<br />proposed ordinance,.and direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance transferring $22,823 from
<br />the Council Contingency Fund to the General Fund, and amending the budget.
<br />The organization of the Community Development Department was studied at the same'time. That depart-
<br />ment has three divisions: Planning, Building, and Parks and Recreation. The position of Director
<br />is vacant but much of the nonadministrative part of -that position.is being. performed by John LaTourelle
<br />in the role of consultant. The Parks and Recreation Division has expanded with the acquisition of
<br />the Anderson Center and i-s expected to expand further. The Personnel Committee felt that division
<br />should be a department and report to the Mayor.. They recommended.that.P1anning and Building remain
<br />divisions of the Community Development Department. They further recommended that the Director
<br />position remain vacant as long as John LaTourelle is retained in the role of consultant. Council-
<br />woman Goetz expressed the concern that Mary Lou Block had remained in.the position of Actin
<br />Manager of the Planning Division for a .lengthy period, and.suggested.she should be given permanent
<br />status. Councilwoman Goetz complimented the Personnel Committee fora very fine job on this project.
<br />Councilman Gould responded that it had been a difficult analysis and took a lot of work. They had
<br />looked at the world around..and internally.to be sure they treated people fairly. COUNCILMAN GOULD
<br />MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN, THAT ORDINANCE 2136 BE ADOPTED, REORGANIZING THE COMMUNITY
<br />DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. Mayor Harrison stated that the proposed ordinances had been prepared and
<br />placed on the Council Agenda with no consultation with the Mayor. THE. MOTION THEN CARRIED. COUN-
<br />CILMAN GOULD THEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN, TO.ADOPT ORDINANCE 2137, SETTING FORTH THE
<br />REVISED EXEMPT EMPLOYEE SALARY RANGES AND SPECIFIED SALARIES FOR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND DEPARTMENTAL
<br />ASSISTANTS. Councilwoman Allen questioned whether there was enough money in the Council Contingency
<br />Fund for the transfer of funds requested for.the increase in department heads' and departmental
<br />assistants' salaries. M.-A.A. Dibble responded that the Finance Director had indicated to him that
<br />the funds were there. Councilwoman Allen's understanding was that.there had been some, budgeting
<br />included to cover this when -the budget.was.established, and Mr. Dibble stated there had been approxi-
<br />mately a 3.1% average increase budgeted. Chuck Cain, 1060,6th Ave. S.,,a.member of the Civil Service
<br />Commission, said that.not long ago they had an opening for Assistant -Fire Chief and because of the
<br />salary structure none of the men would apply for the job. He heard the salary would be raised so
<br />they would apply for the job, and he urged the Council to pass the ordinance. He also felt that the
<br />Fire Department is undermanned and he asked that the Council do something about that in next year's
<br />budget. He felt there should be at least five more men on duty. He is a volunteer fireman. Laura
<br />Hall, 1140 Edmonds St., asked Mayor.Harrison if.he had been consulted.on.this and he replied that he
<br />had not. She asked him if this was by choice, and he said -it was not. Councilman Gould stated that
<br />it is the duty of the City Council to set the salary ranges and set specified salaries for department
<br />heads. Councilman Kasper felt they ,were going to be in a deficit position before the year is over
<br />and, although he thought the Committee.. had done an excellent job of ranging, he thought the increases
<br />were somewhat excessive in view of the private sector. He.thought,the raises should be about 50% of
<br />what they were. Councilwoman Goetz said.she'did not think the salary ranges were out of line, and
<br />she noted that they were in the middle.of the comparison study. Also, she thought the efficient
<br />running of the'City should be continued and, she felt there was the possibility of losing some of the
<br />Staff and she did not think they should take the.chance of losing any of the Staff. A ROLL CALL
<br />VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE MOTION, WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS GOULD, NAUGHTEN, JAECH, NORDQUIST, AND GOETZ
<br />VOTING YES, AND WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS KASPER AND ALLEN VOTING NO. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />There was no further business to come before —the Council, and the meeting adjourned to Executive
<br />Session at 11-:55 p.m.'
<br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, Ci y Clerk HARVE.H.,HARRISON, Mayor
<br />May 13, 1980 - Work Meeting
<br />The.regular.meeting.of the.Edmonds
<br />City Council
<br />was called to order at.8:05 p.m. by Mayor Harve
<br />Harrison.in the Council Chambers
<br />of th.e.Edmonds
<br />Civic Center. All.present joined in the flag salute.
<br />-STAFF PRESENT
<br />Harve Harrison, Mayor
<br />Katherine Allen
<br />Charles Dibble,.M.A.A.
<br />Jo -Anne Jaech
<br />Ray Gould
<br />Fred Herzberg, Public Works Director
<br />Bill Kasper-
<br />Jim Adams, City Engineer
<br />John Nordquist
<br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk
<br />Larry Naughten
<br />Marlo Foster, Police Chief
<br />Ma.ry Goetz
<br />Jack Weinz, Fire Chief
<br />Art Housler, Finance Director
<br />Mary Lou Block, Acting Planning Div. Mgr.
<br />Richard Pearson, Code Revision Proj. Mgr.
<br />Jim Jessel, Parks & Recreation Mgr.
<br />Jim Murphy, City'Attorney
<br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk
<br />CONSENT AGENDA
<br />MOTION: Items (E) and.(G)..we're removed from,the.Cons:ent Agenda. ;COUNCILMAN-NAUGHTEN MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST,-TO APPROVE -THE BALANCE OF.THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED. The approved
<br />items on the Consent Agenda included.the following:
<br />(A) Roll call.
<br />(B) Approval of Minutes of.May 6, 1980.