Edmonds City Council to consider new police contract with Woodway


The Edmonds City Council at its Tuesday, April 17 business meeting will consider a proposed contract to provide expanded police services to the Town of Woodway.

Woodway has contracted for years with Edmonds to provide police services on a per-call basis for 16 hours per day to supplement Woodway’s own police officers, who work eight hours daily. Under the current contract, Woodway pays Edmonds $4,166.66 monthly, which equates to $50,000 per year.

Under the new contract proposal, Edmonds police would provide service to Woodway 24 hours per day, at a cost of $193,067, starting Jan. 1, 2019. The cost would be subject to an annual escalator for each subsequent year of the seven-year interlocal agreement.

According to the council agenda memo describing the proposal, Edmonds would use a portion of the Woodway contract payment to add another commissioned police officer to the department. “This additional FTE will be assigned to Patrol and will bolster staffing among our uniformed members in Field Services,” the memo said.

The council agenda for April 17 also includes the following presentations:

– YWCA Stand Against Racism Proclamation

– 2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up Report

– Snohomish County Affordable Housing Alliance Presentation

– Edmonds Waterfront Center Update

And the following action items:

– Approval of a first quarter 2018 Budget Amendment

– Ordinance to Repeal Ordinance 3789 and CC Chapter 3.04

– Civic Field Professional Services Agreement for design services

– Engineering analysis and preliminary design for a system to replace the current sludge incinerator at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Read more in our previous story here.

– Ordinance to repeal City Council Chapter 3.04 to establish guidance for financial reporting, which will be replaced later with resolution. (Best practice is to adopt financial reporting guidelines by resolution rather than by ordinance.)

The council will meet prior to the 7 p.m. business meeting — at 6:35 p.m. — for an executive session regarding collective bargaining.

The meeting will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.


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