The controversial plan to create a wider, paved walkway along the city’s scenic Sunset Avenue will be open for more public comment and Edmonds City Council discussion Tuesday night.
The last time the issue was discussed — on March 4 –– the council asked staff to evaluate additional design concepts based on the comments received during the meeting. This Tuesday, city staff will make a presentation that includes a discussion of “the benefits and disadvantages of each concept,” according to the council agenda.
The council is also scheduled to learn about a proposed plan for city to try a one-year pilot program with Shoreline’s Dale Turner YMCA to staff Yost Pool operations this summer. According to the council agenda, the outdoor Yost pool costs the city approximately $210,000 to operate seasonally but collects just $150,000 per year in revenue, which means the city subsidizes the pool by about $60,000. City staff think a partnership model would “create both effectiveness and efficiencies.”
The City would have operational control over the maintenance, revenue collection, and programming; the YMCA would provide a pool manager and staffing to operate the pool. It’s estimated the city could save $15,000-$20,000 through the partnership.
Also on the agenda:
– 2013 Annual Report from Snohomish County Fire District 1.
– March 2014 Budget Amendment Ordinance
– Traffic Impact Fee Annual Report
– Report on Outside Board and Committee Meetings
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with an executive session regarding property acquisition. The regular meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.