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 />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 inflation.is 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 be.best 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.