<br />May 20, 1980
<br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds.City.Council was called to order at 8:05 p.m. by Mayor Harve Harrison
<br />in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined in the flag salute.
<br />STAFF PRESENT
<br />Harve Harrison, Mayor
<br />Charles Dibble, M.A.A.
<br />Jo -Anne Jaech
<br />Fred Herzberg, Public Works Director .
<br />Jim Adams, City Engineer
<br />Katherine Allen
<br />John LaTourelle, Planning Consultant
<br />John Nordquist
<br />Mary Lou Block, Planning Division Manager
<br />Ray Gould
<br />Richard Pearson, Code Revision Project Manager
<br />Larry Naughten
<br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk
<br />Mary Goetz
<br />Marlo Foster, Police Chief
<br />Jack Weinz, Fire Chief
<br />Art Housler, Finance Director
<br />Jim Jessel, Parks & Recreation Manager
<br />Jim Murphy, City Attorney
<br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk
<br />CONSENT AGENDA
<br />Mayor Harrison advised that the 'suggested hearing date in Item (F) on the Consent Agenda should'be
<br />changed to June'1*6, 1*q80. Items (B), (C), (D), and (E) were removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN
<br />MOTION: NORDQUIST MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, TO APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION
<br />CARRIED. The approved items on the Consent Agenda included the following:
<br />• (A) Roll call.
<br />(F) Setting hearing date of June 16, 1980 for proposed annexation of Albertsons property.
<br />(G). Setting hearing date of June 3, 1980 for 5-Lot Subdivision at 9122 Main St.
<br />(H)' Adoption of Ordinances 2141 and 2142, vacating portion of 98th Ave. W., north of SR 104, and
<br />amending Official Street Map.
<br />(I) Authorization for Mayor to execute amendment to Collective Bargaining Agreement for police
<br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MAY 13; 1980 [Item (B) on Consent Agenda]
<br />Councilman Kasper asked that the Minutes be corrected on page 3, the second paragraph. In the fifth line
<br />from the bottom of that paragraph, in his discussion of the motion, the word "preparation" near the end
<br />of that line should be corrected to "information." He was stating that his reason for voting against
<br />the ordinance the previous week was.because of the lack of information on his part and the whole
<br />Council had not discussed the proposal adequately, and that the Mayor.claimed he had not seen the
<br />MOTION: proposal nor*approved the raises set forth in the ordinance. COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF MAY 13, 1980 AS CORRECTED. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />REPORT FROM MAYOR REGARDING UNSIGHTLY CORNER AT WESTGATE Item (C) on Consent Agenda]
<br />Councilman Naughten said he had asked that the use of this lot be'investigated because there had
<br />been numerous complaints that it was unsightly. M.A.A. Dibble had provided a written report which
<br />he discussed., He said the corner is unsightly because of the weeds and lack of landscaping, and
<br />because numerous private parties park used cars there displaying "For Sale" signs. He said this is
<br />an undeveloped lot, not a.part of the shopping center, so the City cannot require landscaping.
<br />Further; it'has been an excellent spot for selling cars, the turnover being high, so in a sense it
<br />has been a benefit to the citizens. He stated that the lot is no more.unsightly than autos in a
<br />parking lot, which one finds on many corners. He suggested that a prohibition of -the practice may
<br />appear to some as an unnecessary governmental interference into private activity which produces no
<br />significant public benefit, in view of the presence of parked vehicles on all corners of that inter-
<br />section.' Councilman Naughten asked .if the property might be for sale, as it would make a good
<br />location for a mini -park. Mr. Dibble responded that it is owned by.the same individual who owns
<br />other -parcels on that corner, and that could be pursued. Councilman Naughten asked that the possi-
<br />MOTION: bility be pursued. COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN THEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN, TO APPROVE ITEM
<br />(C) ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />REPORT FROM MAYOR ON PROCESS TO EXPEDITE DEVELOPMENT OF EXTENSION OF PIONEER WAY [Item (D) on Consent
<br />A recommendation had been made to form an LID for the extension of Pioneer Way to Main St. Councilman
<br />Naughten asked what should be done to move that along. Public Works Director Fred Herzberg responded
<br />that he would like an indication of how the Council feels in order to go forward. COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN
<br />MOTION: MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN GOETZ, THAT THE STAFF BE INSTRUCTED TO PURSUE THE EXTENSION OF
<br />Amended PIONEER WAY TO MAIN ST. BY MEANS OF AN LID. Councilman Kasper requested that the next report go to
<br />the Public Works/Community Development Committee. COUNCILMAN NAUGHTED ADDED TO HIS MOTION,'APPROVED
<br />Amendment BY THE SECOND,'THAT THE NEXT'REPORT'ON'THIS MATTER GO TO THE PUBLIC WORKS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
<br />COMMITTEE. Councilman'Gould, Chairman of that Committee, said they will be sure the-rest'of the
<br />Council is advised of any proposed actions. THE MOTION CARRIED.. Item (D) was considered to be