Shoreline City Council Recap for January 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shoreline City Council. Photo courtesy City of Shoreline.

from the Office of the Shoreline City Manager

The City’s Comprehensive Plan is the document that is used as the basis for the City’s regulations and guides future decision making. It is a 20-year plan that articulates the community's vision and is a reflection of community values. It addresses anticipated populations and employment growth and how facilities and services will be maintained or improved to accommodate the expected levels of growth.

State law requires that cities periodically update their comprehensive plans. Shoreline is required to update its plan by 2014. Updating the Plan is a significant undertaking that requires significant community input. To ensure the update is completed on time, the City will begin the updating process this year. In preparation, the Council began discussions in January on the scope, objectives and schedule for the upcoming Plan Update. As the City updates the Plan there will be a number of opportunities for the public to provide their input. The Council encourages everybody to participate.

Below is a recap of the Shoreline City Council’s work for the month of January:

  • Repealing requirements in the Shoreline Municipal Code requiring all overhead utility facilities to be undergrounded by May 21, 2011, and also requiring that all extensions, additions, duplications, or rebuilds of existing overhead utilities, and any new facilities also be undergrounded.
  • King County Solid Waste Interlocal Agreement.
  • Continued discussion of City’s compensation program.
  • Amending Shoreline Municipal Code Chapter 15.20 on Landmarks Commission, and recruitment of a Landmarks Commission Special Member.
  • Transit Task Force recommendations.
  • Scope, objectives, format and schedule for upcoming Comprehensive Plan Update.
Action Taken
  • Authorized City Manager to obligate $624,243 of Department of Ecology grant funds for the Aurora Corridor Project.
  • Repealed requirements to underground overhead utilities by May 21, 2011, and to underground all new facilities and additions and rebuilds of existing facilities and added a requirement that capital projects pay for costs of undergrounding service connections.
  • Approved the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Service Contract.
  • Approved the Shoreline Historical Museum Service Contract.
  • Appointed Julie Underwood as the new City Manager effective February 25, 2011.
Executive Session
  • Discussed pending litigation.
  • Discussed personnel issue.
For more information on the items outlined above and to obtain the most updated agenda for City Council meetings, go here . For information about the City of Shoreline in general, go here.


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