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August 4, 2020 Kirkland City Council Meeting

Virtual/City Council Chamber
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
5:30 p.m - Study Session
7:30 p.m - Regular Meeting 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: In response to guidance from Public Health Seattle-King County, we encourage members of the community to implement social distancing as much as possible and in the interim use the following methods to interact at tonight's City Council meeting. 

The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on KGOV channel 21 and live-streamed on the City's website. Community members may also join the Zoom meeting via telephone by calling US: 877 853 5257 (Toll free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll free) using webinar ID 928 3009 6283 or via computer here with password 705975.

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Comments may be provided through voicemail or email (as shown above) or live via the Zoom link provided on the agenda. Voicemail and email comments (including audio/video clips) submitted by 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be provided to Council before the meeting. Comments received on these accounts after 3 p.m. will be provided to the Council the following day.  Copies of all comments will be placed in the meeting packet file. 

Council will accept live spoken commentary under 'Items from the Audience' or ‘Public Hearings’ at regular meetings via Zoom audio/video on a computer or telephone connection.  The connection links are provided on each individual meeting agenda. Comments will be subject to the Council protocols mentioned above. Please call (425) 587-3190 and leave a message before 5 p.m. on the day of the Council meeting with any questions; City Clerk's Office staff will endeavor to return your call. 

For issues that are not quasi-judicial or set for a public hearing:

  • Three minutes per comment, no more than three speakers per side of an issue
  • Zoom audience members will be alerted to ‘raise their hand’ virtually if they wish to address the Council at the appropriate time in the meeting. Typically this is achieved by pressing *9 when indicated.
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a. Utility Rates 101 & Solid Waste Rate Briefing 

b. Safer Routes to School Action Plans Update



a. Announcements

b. Items from the Audience

c. Petitions

a. COVID-19 Update 

a. Approval of Minutes:

(1) July 21, 2020

b. Audit of Accounts

c. General Correspondence

d.  Claims

(1) Claims for Damage 

e. Award of Bids

(1) Dewatering Pump Purchase

 f. Acceptance of Public Improvements and Establishing Lien Period

 g. Approval of Agreements

 h. Other Items of Business

(1) Public Disclosure Semi-Annual Report 

(2) Resolution R-5444, Approving an Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with Participating Local Governments Within Water Resource Inventory Area 8 (WRIA 8) for Salmon Recovery Planning and Implementation to Allow Snohomish County to Rejoin and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Amendment on Behalf of the City of Kirkland 

(3) Ordinance O-4732 and its Summary, Relating to Flood Damage Prevention and Amending Chapter 21.56 of the Kirkland Municipal Code

(4) Resolution R-5442, Adopting the 2020-2022 Planning Work Program

(5) Resolution R-5443, Relinquishing Any Interest the City May Have, Except for a Utility Easement, in Unopened Right-of-Way as Described Herein and Requested by Property Owner Robert Campbell Revocable Living Trust

(6) June 2020 Financial Dashboard 

(7) June 2020 Sales Tax Report

(8) 2nd Quarter 2020 Fire Department Dashboard Report

(9) 2nd Quarter 2020 Police Department Dashboard Report 

(10) Procurement Report


a. Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming Framework 

(1) Resolution R-5434, Affirming that Black Lives Matter and Approving the Framework for Kirkland to Become a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming Community Through Actions to Improve the Safety and Respect of Black People in Kirkland and End Structural Racism by Partnering with Those Most Affected

b. Proposed Zoning Code Amendments - Rooftop Amenities and Appurtenances 

(1) Ordinance O-4720 and its Summary, Relating to Zoning and Land Use and Amending the City of Kirkland Zoning Code, Ordinance 3719 as Amended, Including Chapters 5, 50, and 115 Regarding Development Standards for Rooftop Appurtenances and Rooftop Amenities, and Related Definitions, and Approving a Summary for Publication, File No. CAM19-00502

c. Sustainability Master Plan Briefing 

d. Kirkland Way Low-Clearance Bridge at the Cross Kirkland Corridor - Enhanced Signage Proposal 

e. Totem Lake Business District Design Guidelines/Kingsgate Park and Ride Transit-Oriented Development Draft Code Amendments Briefing 


a. City Council Regional and Committee Reports
b. City Manager Reports
(1) Calendar Update




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