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2010-11-09 Special City Council Minutes MINUTES SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 5:30 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS City Council members present: Mayor Maguire, Councilmembers Bakken, Fields, Hansen and Tilley. City Staff present: City Administrator Hedges, Director of Public Works Colbert, and Director of Administrative Services VanOverbeke. I. ROLL CALL AND ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Mayor Maguire called the meeting to order. Councilmember Tilley moved, Councilmember Hansen seconded a motion to adopt the agenda as presented. Aye: 5; Nay: 0 II. VISITORS TO BE HEARD There were no visitors to be heard. III. CANVAS BALLOTS—NOVEMBER 2, 2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS City Administrator Hedges provided background information on the election process including the impact of the numerous statutory changes to the regulations governing the conduct of an election and its impact on staff and election judges. Director of Administrative Services VanOverbeke reviewed the voter statistics noting that the incumbents, Mayor Maguire, and Councilmembers Bakken and Hansen were reelected to office. He also noted voter turnout was 65.1% which is fairly typical for this type of election. Councilmember Bakken moved, Councilmember Hansen seconded a motion to certify the election results for the office of mayor. Aye: 5; Nay: 0 Councilmember Bakken moved, Councilmember Hansen seconded a motion to certify the election results for the office of councilmember. Aye: 4; Nay: 0 (Bakken abstained) Special City Council Minutes November 9, 2010 Page 2 IV. FOLLOW UP ON ASSESSMENT OPTIONS FOR LAKEWOOD HILLS TRUNK IMPROVEMENTS City Administrator Hedges provided background information on the various activities that had preceded tonight’s meeting; noting the status of the actual construction project and the assessment process. Director of Public Works Colbert provided additional background on the conservation easement survey process and a summary of the responses received from the affected property owners as presented in the City Council packet. The Council expressed disappointment that there wasn’t more interest in pursuing conservation and/or ponding easements by the property owners, but noted that it was a good option and should still remain available. In response to a concern about the limited time opportunity for property owners to reply to the survey, Director Colbert stated that the response deadline was established to allow a summary to be provided to the Council at this workshop. He stated he would continue to accept and record additional responses whenever they are received. After discussion, the City Council directed staff to continue to pursue conservation and/or the ponding easements for the two property owners who expressed some interest, with the option remaining open for others to consider. However, further consideration of additional easements will have to result from the initiative of individual property owners, and the staff is not to actively pursue any additional conservation or ponding easements as part of the earlier City Council direction. Further, the levying of assessments is to move forward on regular terms consistent with current City policies and practices, or with policies and practices as subsequently modified by the City Council. V. OTHER BUSINESS There was no other business. VI. ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Fields moved; Councilmember Tilley seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:08 p.m. Aye: 5; Nay: 0