Shoreline City Council Meeting Monday September 10, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Devon Vose Rickabaugh
Notes from Shoreline City Council Meeting Monday September 10, 2012
By Devon Vose Rickabaugh

Three topics were discussed at the Shoreline City Council Meeting: Watershed Investment Districts; 2012 2nd quarter financial report; and Echo Lake Park improvements as part of the Echo Lake Master Plan.

Watershed Investment Districts would provide an integrated approach to funding salmon habitat, storrmwater management, flood protection, drinking water, and conservation now funded separately. Current funding through the King County Flood Control District has been struck down by the courts. Councilmember Winstead said she was “not excited about creating another taxing district.” Mayor McGlashon said the new district would require an increase in funding. Deputy Mayor Eggen asked “Who’s going to pay for it?” The council decided to gather more information before continuing the discussion.

The second Quarter financial report is provided to keep the Council informed of the financial position of the city. Administrative Services Director Robert Hartwig reported that General Fund revenues were 2% higher than budget projections and expenditures were 2% below projections. Details of the report can be found on the City’s website.

As part of a voter approved King County Trail Levy the Echo Lake Park Improvement Project is one of three main projects along the Interurban Trail/Burke Gilman Trail that meets funding requirements. The Echo Lake Neighborhood Association worked with the city to recommend improvements to the park. Among them were more access to the beach, increase visibility by removing tall brushy vegetation, more seating for picnics, relocating the restroom away from trees to prevent loitering and make it more visible to police patrols. A public meeting will be held on November 20th.


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