<br />Engineer Moran reported on the sewer gas problem at 2nd and Elm. He stated that he had set
<br />up a drip feed system between 41�1 and 51� on Elm, but that this did not seem to improve the
<br />situation, and that this system should be moved farther upstream in the sewer line to give
<br />the chemical more time to act. He believed the cause of odor may be due to the steep pitch
<br />of the sewer line in that area, which results in a churning action in the line. Mountlake
<br />Terrace is at present pouring a cup of chemical in the morning and one in the evening into
<br />the line, but a steady drip is needed, and Engineer Moran felt that the drip feed system
<br />should be used at the Lake Ballinger Lift Station. Mr. Lawson reported that a copy of the
<br />petition from the residents in the affected area had been sent to Mr. Dean Hunter at
<br />Mountlake Terrace, and there had been no response. Mr. Reid had recommended correcting the
<br />problem at Mountlake Terrace, near the source. Councilman Smets wondered about the advisa-
<br />bility of Edmonds City Council sending the Mountlake Terrace City Council a letter, but
<br />Mayor McGinness felt this was not necessary at this point and asked Engineer Moran to follow
<br />the problem closely. The City Attorney was instructed to review the contract with Mountlake
<br />Terrace to see if they could be held responsible for this.
<br />Supt. Moran stated that the traffic count at Third and Dayton is not yet completed, as it
<br />takes time to cover an intersection with just one traffic counter. He asked the Street
<br />Committee and the Council to consider the purchase of three more traffic counters, at a
<br />cost of approximately $50.00 each.
<br />It was moved by Councilman Simpson, seconded by Councilman Christensen that Resolution of
<br />Intention #171 be passed, for proposed LID #123, paving of "B" Street and vicinity, and the
<br />date for the preliminary assessment roll hea.i.,ing be set for November 5111. Motion carried.
<br />A motion was made by Councilman Tuson, seconded by Councilman Smets that Ordinance #1012
<br />be passed, annexing the shoulder of Highway #99, 15 ft. from the property lines along the
<br />west side to provide for the sewering under LID #119. Motion carries.
<br />Following discussion of the sidewalk improvement program, the City Attorney was instructed •
<br />to draw up an ordinance to establish Sidewalk Fund #2, whereby property owners who were
<br />delinquent in improving their sidewalks would have one year at 6% interest to repay the
<br />City f or this work.
<br />The proposed ordinance to limit .the height of buildings west of the railroad tracks to 30 ft.,
<br />which was tabled at the last meeting, was discussed at'some length, and it was moved by
<br />Councilman Simpson, seconded by Councilman Harrison that the matter of height limitation
<br />along the entire waterfront be referred to the Planning Commission for study and recommendation
<br />back to the City Council. Motion carried.
<br />Councilman Sorensen reported on the meeting with a representative from Clark, Coleman,
<br />Rupeiks on the comprehensive street plan, and particularly the 80 ft. roadway proposed for
<br />762h Ave. W. from 2441L to Highway #99. It was their recommendation that this street would
<br />need an 80 ft. R/W with the anticipated traffic load. Mr. Einar Syvertson, of the SW
<br />Snohomish County Planning Council, was present and stated that King County is planning
<br />Meridian as an arterial, and they can see evidence Drom counts being taken that 76th will be
<br />a very heavily travelled street; that within a couple of months they.will have further
<br />#figures to present. However, Councilman Sorensen moved, seconded by Councilman Slye that
<br />Ordinance #1013 be passed, adopting the comprehensive street plan, with the exclusion of
<br />761h Ave. W., between Highway #99 and 244th, which section shall be held in abeyance for
<br />further study and review in approximately two month's time. Motion carried.
<br />Councilman Sorensen brought up the matter of establishing a load limit on 7614, and after
<br />considerable discussion, it was decided to use the voluntary system by -he heavy trucking
<br />companies avoiding using this street for through traffic, and Chief Grimstad will contact
<br />the companies involved, and then give the area surveillance.
<br />Councilman Christensen, Park Board Chairman, stated that they were pleased with the results
<br />of the summer recreation activities, and a written report had been given to each council •
<br />member. Mayor McGinness added his congratulations to Mr. Ronald Taylor, Recreational
<br />Director, for a job well done.
<br />Chairman Christensen asked the City Attorney to take steps to acquire the Inter -urban R/W
<br />from 2441h to 761� for Park and Street Department purposes.
<br />At the request of Wayne Jones, Consulting Engineer, the Council authorized the City Attorney
<br />to proceed with condemnation action for easements on LID #119 where necessary.
<br />Since the preliminary budget must be adopted on or before the second Monday in September,
<br />it was moved by Councilman Christensen, seconded by Councilman Slye that the meeting be
<br />recessed to September 914 for budget discussion and adoption. Motion carried, and the
<br />meeting was recessed.
<br />September 9, 1963
<br />Recessed meeting was called to order by Mayor McGinness with Councilmen Harrison, Smets,
<br />Christensen, Slye and Sorensen present.
<br />The Mayor briefly went over the budget, before opening it for discussion. He explained
<br />that a 4W. wage increase had been taken into consideration in the budget throughout all
<br />departments, with the exception of Department Heads.
<br />Councilman Sorensen questioned some of the salaries. He stated he would like to see the
<br />Police Chief's salary increased to $700.00 per month. Councilman Slye stated he would
<br />like to see the Councilme.n8s pay put up to $20.00 per meeting.
<br />Following a discussion of street lights for the city, it was decided to increase capital •
<br />outlay on this item from $15,000 to $22,500; and service charge accordingly would be