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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Call To Order:


David Laub called to order the regular meeting of the Utility Board at 7:06 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St., Mercer Island, WA.




Board Members David Laub Vice Chairman, John Ewald, Callie Ridolfi, Ben Levie, Joel Massman and Council Liaison Bruce Bassett were present.  Board Members Robert Sexton and Gregory Babinski were absent.


Staff Members Glenn Boettcher, Francie Lake, Anne Tonella-Howe, Terry Smith and Terry Winkel were present.




The Minutes of the March 11, 2008 meeting were approved as written. 




Jack Warburton, Brown & Caldwell

Dave Breen, Vanir Construction Management


 Regular Business:


Lake Line Project Updates


A PowerPoint presentation (Exhibit A) being prepared for the May 19th City Council Meeting was presented by Jack Warburton for the Board’s review and feedback.  Anne invited the Board members to attend the May 19th City Council meeting.   Bruce Bassett suggested that Anne meet with the Council members one-on-one to review the details of the project updates prior to the May 19th meeting.


Discussion followed regarding the amount of detail needed in the presentation and whether to recommend or delay Reach 4.  Terry Smith asked that more emphasis be placed on Pump Station 4 regarding equipment life & access. 


Ben Levie made a motion that the Board recommend that Council delay the Reach 4 portion of the Lake Line Project until experience can be gained from construction of Reach 3 and the results of further study by the City Bellevue into its own lake line.  Callie Ridolfi seconded the motion.  Anne advised that permits would still be in effect if the delay was for no more than a year or if an extension was requested prior to the permit expiration dates.  The motion passed unanimously.




-          Design options for the Emergency Well Project will be presented to Council at its April 21 meeting. 

-          Allied Waste is updating its website to include food waste recycling information.


Next Meeting:  

The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, May 13, 2008.  


Adjournment:          9:33 p.m.


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