City Council Regular Video Meeting 09/15/2020 05:00 PM 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040

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EXECUTIVE SESSION, 5:00 PM
To discuss with legal counsel pending or potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) for approximately 30 minutes. All Councilmembers, City Attorney, and staff will be participating remotely using teleconferencing technology provided by Microsoft Teams.

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL, 5:30 PM

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

AGENDA APPROVAL

CITY MANAGER REPORT

APPEARANCES

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. 1. Approve Accounts Payable Reports for the periods ending:

    A) August 28, 2020 in the amount of $588,921.53
    B) September 4, 2020 in the amount of $1,016,186.85

  2. 2. Certification of Payroll dated September 11, 2020.

  3. 3. Minutes of the September 1, 2020 Regular Video Meeting.

  4. 4. AB 5751: WRIA 8 Interlocal Agreement Amendment

    Recommended Action: Authorize the City Manager to sign the First Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement for the Watershed Basins within Water Resource Inventory Area 8.

REGULAR BUSINESS

  1. 5. AB 5752: Public Hearing on Emergency Ordinance No. 20C-17 to Temporarily Allow Private Parking and Right-of-way Use by Businesses to Meet Safe Start Guidelines

    Recommended Actions:

    1. Conduct Public Hearing for Emergency Ordinance No. 20C-17 to Temporarily Allow Private Parking and Right-of-way Use by Businesses to Meet Safe Start Guidelines.

    2. Receive staff update on businesses that have utilized the ordinance allowances and additional plans for assisting existing eating and drinking establishments.

  2. 6. AB 5748: Permit Expiration Extension (Ordinance No. 20C-21 First Reading and Adoption)

    Recommended Actions:

    1. Suspend Council Rules of Procedure 6.3 and 10.1 requiring second reading of an ordinance.

    2. Adopt Ordinance No. 20C-21, allowing the building official to extend permits for an additional 6 months.

  3. 7. AB 5750: G. Richard Hill Code Amendment Initial Review and Direction

    Recommended Action: Three alternative motions for consideration:

    1. Decline further review of the G. Rich Hill Code Amendment Application and refund the application fees.

    2. Remand the G. Rich Hill Code Amendment Application to the Planning Commission for review.

    3. Postpone initial action on the G. Rich Hill Code Amendment Application and set a new City Council review date and possible initial action in 2021.

  4. 8. AB 5749: Temporary Increase in Utility Tax Rates (Ordinance No. 20C-20 Second Reading and Adoption) and Interfund Loans Authorization (Resolution No. 1586) for Potential Litigation Costs to Enforce the Terms of the City’s 2017 Settlement Agreement with Sound Transit.

    Recommended Actions:

    1. Adopt Ordinance No. 20C-20 temporarily increasing utility tax rates to raise additional revenue for potential litigation to enforce the terms of the City’s 2017 Settlement Agreement with Sound Transit.

    2. Pass Resolution No. 1586 authorizing interfund loans in the amount of $750 thousand each, for a combined total of $1.5 million, from the City’s water and utility funds to the General Fund.

    3. Appropriate $1.5 million in loan proceeds authorized in Resolution No. 1586 for litigation costs.

  5. 9. AB 5754: City Council direction on proposed PIC recommendations to the SCA Board of Directors

    Recommended Action: Discuss PIC potential action and provide direction to Mayor Wong and Councilmember Rosenbaum.

OTHER BUSINESS

  1. 10. Planning Schedule

  2. 11. Councilmember Absences & Reports

EXECUTIVE SESSION
To discuss with legal counsel pending or potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) for approximately 60 minutes. All Councilmembers, City Attorney, and staff will be participating remotely using teleconferencing technology provided by Microsoft Teams.

ADJOURNMENT