<br />January 20, 1959
<br />Regular meeting was held with Mayor Maxwell presiding, and all councilmen present.
<br />Opening of bids for the bonds on the fire truck was held on January 9, and a motion
<br />was made by Councilman Tuson, seconded by Councilman Kincaid that the City accept the
<br />bid of the State Finance Committee, at par, with interest payable semi-annually @ 3.85%
<br />per annum, for the General Obligation Bond issue on $17,500.000 and the contract for
<br />the bonds be so awarded. Motion carried:
<br />Bids were opened on an Accounting Machine. They were:
<br />Burroughs Corporation $3,352.39 including tax & discount.
<br />Underwood Corporation $3,158.90 it It
<br />After study and discussion, it was moved by Councilman Christensen and seconded by.
<br />Councilman Tuson to accept the proposal of Burroughs Corp. and award the contract to
<br />them for the purchase of the Accounting Machine at a price of $3,352.39. Motion carried.
<br />Bids were opened on the Fire Truck. They were:
<br />Feenaughty Machinery Co. $18,707.47
<br />Western States Fire Apparatus $18,288.47 plus tax
<br />Roney's, Inc. $17,559.43
<br />After study by the Fire Dept. and upon recommendation of Chief Astell, a motion was made
<br />by Councilman Kincaid, seconded by Councilman McGibbon that the bid of Roney's, Inc. for
<br />purchase of the fire truck in the amount of $17,559.43 be accepted, and the mayor be
<br />authorized to enter into contract with them upon sale of the bonds. Motion carried.
<br />An Informal Hearing for sewering of the 1100 block on Pine Street and adjacent areas was •
<br />held. Several residents of Laurel Street were present, and most of them expressed
<br />objection to sanitary sewers going into their area at this time. Hearing was taken under
<br />advisement by the council.
<br />Mr. Leonard Downey, representing a church group interested in securing suitable acreage in
<br />the Edmonds area on which to build a retirement home, spoke informally to the council to
<br />obtain its views on whether it would be favorably received in the community. The council
<br />expressed no objections to such a project locating in the Edmonds areasproviding it can be
<br />done without antagonizing local residents.
<br />In answer to a written request from L. E. Hubbard, a motion was made by Councilman
<br />Sorensen, seconded by Councilman Simpson that Mr. Hubbard be advised that if he replaces,
<br />at his own expense, the sidewalk in front of his proposed new building on the SW corner of
<br />51' and Main, the City will install curb and gutter at its expense, and also pay for the
<br />necessary engineering to replace the sidewalk. Motion carried.
<br />A motion was made by Councilman Kincaid, seconded by Councilman Christensen that the
<br />mayor be authorized to sign an agreement with Snohomish County Civil Defense for the
<br />payment of 150 per capita for the year 1959• Motion carried.
<br />Mayor Maxwell reported that he had sent a letter expressing his willingness to attend a
<br />meeting with Snohomish County Fire District #1 to discuss a multiple dispatch system.
<br />A motion was made by Councilman Kincaid, seconded by Councilman McGibbon that a call for
<br />bids be authorized for a back hoe - loader combination, bids to be opened February 17,
<br />Motion carried.
<br />A motion was made by Councilman Christensen, seconded by Councilman Lambe that Ordinance
<br />#752 be passed, annexing Seattle Heights Division #4 to the City of Edmonds, subject to •
<br />zoning of the area by the Planning Commission, to be effective February 17, 1959• Motion
<br />A Petition for Annexation with more than 78% signatures was presented. A motion was made
<br />by Councilman Tuson, seconded by Councilman Christensen that the petition for annexation
<br />of the area to be known as the Highway #99 annexation be accepted, And the hearing on the
<br />petition be set for February 17. The Attorney was instructed to make all necessary
<br />publications and postings for the hearing. There were 6 yes, 1 no, and the motion
<br />A motion was made by Councilman Simpson, seconded by Councilman Christensen that
<br />Ordinance #753 be passed, dealing with issuance of bonds on LID #85. Motion carried.
<br />Resolution #13 of the Planning Commission was received, requesting amendments to the
<br />Subdivision, Zoning, and Building Codes. A motion was made by Councilman Sorensen,
<br />seconded by Councilman Tuson that the Council accept Resolution #13 of the Planning
<br />Commission and instruct the attorney to draw up the necessary ordinances for presentation
<br />at the next council meeting. Motion carried.
<br />Mayor Maxwell announced the appointment of Roy Stringer for a 4 year term on the Planning
<br />Commission, beginning January 1, 1959•
<br />In answer to a letter from Engineer Reid regarding sewage disposal for the proposed
<br />Stevens Memorial Hospital, the council expressed no objections to the hospital's use of
<br />the City sewer system if everything can be worked out satisfactorily.
<br />Meeting was recessed until Tuesday, January 27 to discuss and take action on the "Little
<br />Metro" question.