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September 1, 2020 Kirkland City Council Meeting

Virtual/City Council Chamber
Tuesday, September 1, 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 972 4869 8165 or via computer here with password 856674.

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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. 2021-2022 Proposed Utility Rates Briefing 

b. 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program 


a. National Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation  


a. Announcements

b. Items from the Audience

c. Petitions

a. COVID-19 Update 
b. 2020 Kirkland Community Survey Results 

a. Approval of Minutes:

(1) July 31, 2020

(2) August 4, 2020

b. Audit of Accounts

c. General Correspondence

d.  Claims

(1) Claims for Damage 

e. Award of Bids

 f. Acceptance of Public Improvements and Establishing Lien Period

(1) 6th Street and Related Intersection and Signal Projects 

 g. Approval of Agreements

 h. Other Items of Business

(1) Ordinance O-4734 and its Summary, Relating to School Impact Fees and Amending Section 27.08.150 of the Kirkland Municipal Code

(2) Early Action Funding for Resolution R-5434

(3) Surplus of Rental Vehicles/Equipment 

(4) July 2020 Sales Tax Report 

(5) Procurement Report


a. Fire Station 24 Replacement - Award Contract 

b. Safer Routes to School Action Plans 

(1) Resolution R-5445, Adopting the Safer Routes to School Action Plans 

c. Code Amendments Related to Kingsgate Park and Ride and the Totem Lake Business District 

(1) Ordinance O-4678 and its Summary, Relating to Design Guidelines for the Totem Lake Business District Amending Section 3.30.040 of the Kirkland Municipal Code, File No. CAM18-00196

(2) Ordinance O-4733, Relating to Zoning, Planning, and Land Use and Amending the Kirkland Zoning Code (Ordinance 3719 as Amended) Including Chapters 5, 30, 112 and Approving a Summary Ordinance for Publication, File No. CAM19-00129

d. Establishing a Development Policy for the Green Loop Corridor 

(1) Resolution R-5446, Establishing a Development Policy for the Department of Parks and Community Services Utilizing King County Parks Levy Funds in Support of a Trail System that Meets Community Parks and Recreation Needs 

e. I-405/NE 85th Street Water Line Crossing Negotiations 

f. Planning Commission Vacancy - Interview Selection Committee Recommendations 


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



a. To Discuss Potential Litigation 


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