Mercer Island City Council has busy agenda at tonight's (July 16) 7 p.m. meeting at in council chambers on a range of important topics.
Several City Councilmembers have requested the city report on why at 77th Ave. SE and SE 27th Street knocked out power to the Town Center business district and about half the Island's nearly 10,000 residential customers.
On the consent agenda, the 2012 Residential Street Overlays and Pedestrian/Bike Improvements Bid Award and atuhorization to complete the First Hill Booster Pump Station Improvements Project are scheduled.
For regular business, the council will hear the first reading of a Fire/EMS levy-lid lift bond ordinance to fund the construction of a new South-end , breathing apparatus and three new fire trucks over the next 10 years for $4.8 million.
The levy-lid lift bond ordinance, if approved by City Council, would require a 50 percent-plus-one majority of voters to approve the measure. If a resolution were to be placed on the November ballot, it must be filed with state and county election officials no later than Aug. 7.
Also for council consideration is the Open Space Conservancy Trust Work Plan, the Agreement Monitoring Report and new parking restrictions on the shoulders of three major arterial roads around the community collectively known as "the Mercer Ways" (East Mercer Way, West Mercer Way and North Mercer Way).
The meeting will also be broadcast live on the city's local television channel, MI-TV Channel 21, starting at 7 p.m.