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.170 <br />• s <br />December 16, 1980 - continued <br />Public Works Department to:be.eliminated. He said he felt one.of the supervisory positions should <br />be eliminated and the department could determine it. The Counci1 decided to recess to Executive <br />Session to discuss this. <br />Prior to the recess City Attorney Wayne Tanaka asked for.passage of a proposed -.,resolution he had <br />provided earlier in the evening for the perusal of.the Council. COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED <br />BY COUNCILMAN KASPER, TO PASS RESOLUTION 482, PETITIONING THE'SNONOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH <br />A MUNICIPAL�DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH DISTRICT COURT FOR THECITY OF EDMONDS. MOTION CARRIED. <br />The meeting then adjourned to Executive Session at 11:40 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 11:52 p.m. <br />and there was no further discussion of the previous subject. COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN'MOVED, SECONDED'BY' <br />COUNCILMAN GOULD, THAT SINCE THE BUDGET WAS IN BALANCE AT THAT POINT, THE CITY ATTORNEY BE INSTRUCTED <br />TO PROVIDE THE COUNCIL A PROPOSED ORDINANCE PASSING THE BUDGET ON SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, <br />1980, AT 8:30 A.M. Councilman Gould noted that the ordinance would incorporate all of the changes <br />shown in -the memo, of December 16, 1980 to the Mayor and City Council from the Finance Director. THE <br />MOTION CARRIED WITH COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST VOTING NO. Councilman Nordquist,,said he did not feel they <br />should sell property to balance the budget. <br />There was no further business to come before the Council, and the meeting adjourned at 11:55 p.m. <br />i <br />1 <br />iRENE°VARNEY MORAN, Ci I Clerk <br />December 20, 1980 - Special Meeting <br />HARVE H. HARRISON, Mayor <br />A special meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Mayor Pro tem John <br />Nordquist in the Council Chambers'of the Edmonds Civic Center. The purpose of the meeting was to <br />pass the 1981 Budget�Ordinance and the 1981 Salary Ordinance. Mayor Harrison arrived shortly after <br />the meeting was called to order. <br />PRESENT <br />Harve Harrison, Mayor <br />Jo -Anne Jaech <br />Bill Kasper <br />Katherine Allen <br />John Nordquist <br />Ray Gould <br />Larry Naughten <br />Mary Goetz <br />Paul Christensen, Student Rep. <br />STAFF PRESENT <br />Art Housler, Finance Director <br />Wayne Tanaka, City Attorney <br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk <br />Councilman Nordquist was.asked what it would take for him to approve the budget, and he responded <br />that he was not happy with selling property to balance the budget. There was general discussion <br />regarding sale of property and it was felt that selling property was not a desirable way to balance <br />the budget. The suggestion -was -made that the cost of the Everett -filtration plant could be offset <br />in 1982 with the sale of the 7th and Elm property. Councilwoman Allen said she had been doing some <br />investigating regarding court costs in view of the status of the Edmonds Municipal Court and she <br />found that'Everett has 30% more -cases than Edmonds does and their costs'in District Court are less <br />than those of Edmonds. She was confident that there was approximately $100,000 in the budget above <br />what would be needed if Edmonds were to go'to Distri'ct.Court. This was discussed and it appeared <br />that the sale of property could'be averted on that..basis. COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN MOVED, SECONDED BY <br />COUNCILMAN,NOP,DQUIST, THAT-THE.BUDGET BE BALANCED BY DECREASING THE COURT,COSTS AND ELIMINATING THE <br />SALE OF LAND, BUT AT THE'SAME.TIME KEEPING IN MIND THE CONSIDERATION OF SELLING SOME LAND AS THE <br />CITY SHOULD NOT BE OWNING LAND IT -DOES NOT NEED. MOTION CARRIED. <br />Councilman Kasper said he was not sure there was money in the -budget to do the personnel studies the <br />Council wants to do and to improve personnel management. Councilwoman Allen said that is in the <br />Contingency Fund. Councilman Kasper did not think the City was getting into enough modern-day <br />personnel.practices, such as in the area of supervision and an analysis.of how merit increases and <br />wages are granted. He felt the wages he saw were too.high, especially the top management wages, and <br />that the overall supervision costs are excessive. He noted that this is a service organization so <br />you cannot cut those service jobs. He also noted that he had felt the major job of the M.A.A. was <br />to.be personnel. Mayor Harrison commented that the City really has not gotten into the objectives <br />which it is trying to accomplish, and he thought the Council could get more involved in that. He <br />felt it should be investigated to see what each department is accomplishing, decide what is wanted, <br />and set up a staff to accomplish those objectives.- Councilman Gould added that it should be deter- <br />mined how many people there should be and an objective set down the line to decrease to a certain <br />level taking attrition into consideration, and before 1981 budget time a plan should be accomplished. <br />Councilman Gould noted that the Council is trying hard to go.down the same line as the Mayor, and <br />that they have.the same general philosophy. He thought they had made some bona fide efforts to <br />accommodate what the Mayor is trying to do, and he thought there should be a solid plan by the end <br />of 1981. Mayor Harrison responded that he did not.mind seeing a loose budget passed and that he <br />would.make every effort -to save as much as possible. He said his goal is to provide as efficient <br />and economical a budget as -':possible. COUNCILMAN GOULD.-MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN ALLEN, THAT <br />THE FIRST�TUESDAY IN MAYBE SET FOR REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE.PROPOSAL.REGARDING.COUNCIL OBJECTIVES <br />is <br />