The Mercer Island Municipal Court hears cases concerning non-criminal traffic, boating or parking infractions and…More misdemeanor crimes which occur within the city's jurisdiction. Established in 2004 and administered by presiding Municipal Court Judge Wayne Stewart, the court typically processes around 3,500 cases a year. Stewart was reconfirmed by city council vote to a four-year term, beginning on Jan. 1, 2010.
The court is also under contract to provide services to the neighboring city of Newcastle.
Most municipal functions on Mercer Island are headquartered at Mercer Island's City Hall complex. City departments…More reached from the main entrance include the city manager, clerk, attorney, municipal court, the finance department, development services (building and planning), and human resources.
This is the place where you can get permits for home improvements, pay a utility bill or file a police report.
The main entrance to the Police Department, which also manages the city's emergency preparedness operations, is at the south end of the building.
The city council meets in its chambers at 7pm on the first and third Monday of each month.
City Manager Rich Conrad is the city's top executive, advising city council on budget issues, operations and implementing local policy. He is aided by Glenn Boettcher, assistant city manager, along with the city attorney and various boards and commissions.
Former home of Farmers New World Life Insurance, the offices were renovated in 1989 for government use.