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CC MIN 101414W' City Council Study Session Minutes Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:00 PM Call to Order of Allegiance Mayor Freed called the meeting to order 6:00 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 1. Roll Call Councilmembers Agnew, Evans, Rheaume, Samberg, Deputy Mayor Spivey and Mayor Freed present. Councilmember Lamb was absent and excused but Mayor Freed stated he would arrive shortly. 2. Meeting Agenda Approval There were no changes to the meeting agenda. Deputy Mayor Spivey stated he would not be in attendance at the October 21, 2014 Council Meeting. 3. Council Committee Reports There were no committee reports. 4. Study Session a. AB #14 -152 - Study Session Regarding Ordinance Approving Indirect Change of Control of Time Warner Telecom of Washington Franchise RECOMMENDED ACTION: No action is requested this evening; however, this item is currently scheduled for Council action on October 21, 2014. Councilmember Lamb arrived at 6:08 PM. City Attorney Joe Beck presented this item and entertained Council questions. Mr. Beck stated this item will come back for approval on October 21, 2014. Councilmember Evans requested it be placed on the Consent Agenda. Council concurred. 181 City Council Study Session Minutes October 14, 2014 Page 2 of 3 b. AB #14 -153 — Study Session Regarding the City's 2015 Legislative Priorities RECOMMENDED ACTION: No action is requested this evening; however, Council is asked to provide direction to staff. This item will be scheduled for Council action at a future council meeting. City Attorney Joe Beck reviewed the proposed 2015 Legislative Priorities (proposed 4) and reviewed each one: 1. Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Funding 2. Model Toxics Control Act Funding 3. Funding and legislation to address the rapidly expanding burden and costs of municipal criminal prosecution. 4. Support for Association of Washington Cities adopted priorities. Councilmember Samberg proposed alternative to the proposed priorities: Change first priority to include Public Works Trust Fund Loan and Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) Funding; remove priority #4 as it can be conveyed verbally that the City supports AWC adopted priorities; and revise the language of priority 43 for clarity. The majority of the Council concurred with Councilmember Samberg's suggestions. This item will come back before the Council for approval at the November 4, 2014 meeting. c. AB #14 -154 — Study Session Regarding Utility Rates (Water, Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater) RECOMMENDED ACTION: No action is requested this evening; however, Council is asked to provide comments and direction. A public hearing regarding utility rate adjustments is scheduled on November 18, 2014. Utility and Development Services Manager Don Fiene presented this item and reviewed the proposed rate increases for water and sanitary sewer. There is no rate increase proposed for stormwater in 2015. Mr. Fiene stated the proposed water increase for 2015 is 7.2% increase or $2.45 per month increase for the average single family residence. He stated that in regards to proposed sewer rate increases, 3 alternatives were discussed and he reviewed each one. Staff is recommending Alternative A which will keep the treatment segment of the bill as a fixed charge (King County charges this) and allow 200 cubic feet of flow in the base /fixed charge of the City conveyance portion of the bill. 182 City Council Study Session Minutes October 14, 2014 Page 3 of 3 The majority of the Council supported staff recommendations. This item will come back to the City Council in the form of a Public Hearing on November 18, 2014. S. Executive Session - Property Acquisition /Personnel Matters /Potential /Pending Litigation / Labor Relations - Possible Action None. 6. AdJournment Mayor Freed adjourned the meeting at 7:15 PM. Submitted for Approval 10/21/2014 V Approved as presented: 10/21/14