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June 3, 1980 • <br />The regular meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Harve <br />Harrison in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All -present joined in, the -flag salute. <br />PRESENT STAFF PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor Charles.Dibble, M.A.A. <br />Jo -Anne Jaech Fred Herzberg, Public Works Director <br />Bill Kasper Jim Adams, City Engineer <br />Katherine Allen John LaTourelle, Planning.Consultant <br />John Nordquist Mary Lou Block, Planning Division Manager <br />Ray Gould Richard Pearson, Code Revision Project Manager <br />Larry Naughten Jack Weinz, Fire Chief <br />Mary Goetz Art Housler, Finance Director <br />Jim Jessel, Parks & Recreation Director <br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk <br />Jim Murphy, City Attorney . <br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy*City Clerk <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br />MOTION: COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN GOETZ, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION <br />CARRIED. ` The.: approvedi terns . on -the ,Consen:t , Agenda included the following: <br />(A) Roll call. <br />(B) Approval of Minutes of May 27, 1980. <br />(C) Adoption of Ordinance 2147, establishing a base rate for utility charges and setting' • <br />expiration date of July 31, 1981 for temporary increase in utility rate for acquisition of <br />the Treatment Plant property and infiltration control equipment. <br />(D) Adoption of Ordinance 2148, establishing Sunset Ave. traffic.configuration. <br />COUNCIL <br />Councilman Naughten noted that the Public Works Director had indicated that the cedar of Lebanon . <br />tree at 5th and'Bell St. is dying and should be removed before it creates a danger. Councilman <br />Naughten suggested it be photographed before it is removed. <br />Councilwoman Allen reported that the Finance Committe had met -just prior to this meeting and it was <br />brought to their attention that the salary ordinance recently passed to increase department heads' <br />salaries did not authorize the transfer of funds from the Council Contingency Fund. COUNCILWOMAN <br />MOTION: ALLEN THEREFORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN GOETZ, THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY BE INSTRUCTED TO DRAFT <br />AN ORDINANCE TRANSFERRING $13,920 FROM -THE ' <br />ROM THE: COUNCIL CONTINGENCY.FUND TO THE GENERAL FUND TO FUND THE <br />INCREASE. IN SALARIES PROVIDED BY ORDINANCE 2137.. MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilwoman Allen also called attention to the Anderson Center bond issue discussed last week and <br />she said there had been -a miscalculation in the fugures because revenue will be from the utility tax <br />on the water rates only and not on the sewer portion, so the utility tax approved would have to be <br />increased. The Finance Director recommended a 1/4% increase. Also, the Finance Director felt there <br />should be more.flexibility in the projections because of the uncertain economy and the,fact that <br />income may not meet all.the rises in costs,.and he recommended an additional 1/4% increase to provide <br />that flexibility.. Therefore; his recommendation was that the increase in utility tax rate be 1.5% <br />instead of the approved 1%. This would provide $150,000 for bond debt service, and $120,000 would <br />MOTION: be provided from revenues that other utility increases have made during 1979. Based on the recommenda- • <br />tion•of-the Finance Director, COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN.MOVED, SECONDED,BY COUNCILMAN GOULD, THAT THE CITY <br />ATTORNEY BE INSTRUCTED TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BOND ISSUE, INCREASING THE <br />UTILITY TAX BY 1.5%, RATHER THAN 1%, (FROM 6.75% TO 8.25%), TO BE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1980. Council- <br />woman Allen added.that M.A:A — Dibble had been present at the.Finance Committee meeting and -had <br />pointed out.that inflation is going to cut greatly into the budget.and the City probably will have <br />to cut back on some things and select some things to eliminate. The Finance Committee had recognized <br />that the big problem and decided to go ahead with what Councilwoman Allen stated in her <br />motion. THE MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilwoman Allen stated that the Finance Director had pointed out that previous bond sales had <br />been negotiated in the evening at Council.meetings and to getthe optimum.conditions he would like <br />to have the bond sale considered on a Wednesday.morning foll,owing.a Council meeting. He suggested <br />several dates and requested that a quorum be present to approve,.the bids coming in that morning. <br />MOTION: After discussion of which date would for most Council members, COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, <br />SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN KASPER,-THAT A SPECIAL. CITY COUNCIL MEETING. BE HELD AT 11:00 A.M., AUGUST 6, <br />1980, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING BIDS ON BONDS. MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilman Nordquist reported that the City of Mountlake Terrace was considering an ordinance similar <br />to the one passed by the City of Edmonds restricting internal combustion engines from use on Lake <br />Ballinger. They also had passed a resolution of cooperation.with the.City of Edmonds, following <br />meetings with Councilman Nordquist and members of.the Edmonds City Staff. Councilman Nordquist had <br />invited Mayor Enbom and representatives from his city to attend next week's work meeting to discuss <br />the contract rezone and annexation to .Mountlake Terrace of the Nile Country Club, as well as the <br />annexation question of Lake Ballinger. <br />Councilman Nordquist' asked that the .agenda of June 16 be kept. short because there -al ready 'are 'd'° <br />number of items on it which may have lengthy discussions. <br />E <br />