Edmonds Council agenda for Tuesday: public hearing on Medical/Hwy 99 Activity Center amendment

In a follow-up to an issue that received public attention a year ago, the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on a potential amendment to the City of Edmonds Comprehensive Plan map that would adjust boundaries of the Medical/Highway 99 Activity Center to remove existing single-family designated areas. According to City Council President Strom Peterson, the hearing follows a review of the Medical/Highway 99 Activity Center by staff and the Edmonds Planning Board.

Also on the agenda:

– Approval of a resolution declaring an emergency and waiving public bidding requirements so the Mayor can sign a contract with Strider Construction and appropriate $130,500 from the 412 Water Utility Fund to complete city water main connection work underneath the railroad tracks at Main Street. The work would be done in conjunction with Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad track repair already underway near Brackett’s Landing.

– Public hearings on revenue sources and the 2012 property tax levy rate, and on the 2012 budget.

– A presentation on the Cities of Snohomish County Legislative Agenda for 2011-12.

The Council is also scheduled to meet in a 60-minute executive session and then reconvene in open session with “potential action” as a result. Unlike past meetings, however, this executive session occurs at the end of the meeting — just before mayor and council comments, rather than the beginning. When asked about the timing, as many citizens may not be able to stay until the end of an executive session late in the evening to hear the outcome, Council President Peterson said that he and Mayor Mike Cooper “felt it was better to hold the multiple public hearings before another executive session in order to stay on schedule.”

You can see the complete meeting agenda here. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250-5th Ave. N., downtown Edmonds.


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