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November 17, 2020 Kirkland City Council Meeting

Virtual/City Council Chamber
Tuesday, November 17, 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 930 1643 7579 or via computer here with password 402870.

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Live spoken public commentary under 'Items from the Audience' or ‘Public Hearings’ at regular meetings are available via Zoom audio/video on a computer or telephone connection.  The Zoom connection links are provided on each individual meeting agenda. Comments will be subject to the Council protocols listed below. 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 before the meeting, if possible. 

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Comments under 'Items for the Audience' may be accepted on issues that are not quasi-judicial or set for a public hearing; Public hearing testimony may be subject to different rules or constraints. 
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  • 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 Budget

b. 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program


a. Shop Small Saturday Proclamation 


a. Announcements

b. Items from the Audience

c. Petitions

a. 2021-2022 Budget and 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program Update 
b. 2021 Preliminary Property Tax Levies 
(1) Resolution R-5451, Making a Declaration of Substantial Need for Purposes of Setting the Limit Factor for the Property Tax Levy for 2021
(2) Ordinance O-4742, Establishing the Amount of Property Taxes to be Levied for the year 2021, the First Year of the City of Kirkland's 2021-2022 Fiscal Biennium
(3) Ordinance O-4743, Establishing the Amount of Property Taxes to be Levied for the Year 2021, to Pay the Fire District 41 Debt Service Assumed as a Result of Annexation of the North Juanita, Finn Hill, and Kingsgate Neighborhoods on June 1, 2011 
a. COVID-19 Update 
(1) Kirkland Performance Center 
c. Resolution R-5434 Update

a. Approval of Minutes:

(1) October 27, 2020

(2) November 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) Advance Mitigation Project 

 g. Approval of Agreements

 h. Other Items of Business

(1) Resolution R-5452, Authorizing the Use and Receipt of Electronic Signatures and Electronic Notarization in Conducting City Business and Authorizing the City Manager to Adopt Electronic Signature Polices and Procedures 

(2) Resolution R-5453, Adopting a Revised Policy for Investment of City Funds

(3) Resolution R-5454, Adopting the Kirkland Bond Procedure and Post Issuance Compliance Policy Setting Forth the Policy of the City of Kirkland with Respect to Meeting its Obligations Under Federal Tax Law and Securities Law in Connection with its Securities 

(4) Resolution R-5455, Approving the City of Kirkland's Allocation for the North East King County Regional Public Safety Communications Agency (NORCOM) Budget

(5) Resolution R-5458, Adopting a Revised Policy for the Management of the City's Debt

(6) 2020 3rd Quarter Investment Report 

(7) September 2020 Financial Dashboard

(8) Declaration of Surplus Vehicles

(9) Procurement Report 


a. Executive Leave Draft Ordinance

(1) Ordinance O-4744, Relating to Personnel, Management Leave for Eligible Employees and City Manager Discretionary Authority to Authorize Additional Management Leave for Eligible Employees Serving in Overtime-Exempt Positions Identified by the City Manager in the City Manager's Discretion for Use in 2021 Only Due to Extraordinary Additional Work Time Required in 2020 Resulting from COVID-19, Social Unrest, Economic Disruptions and Budget Challenges 

b. 2021-2022 Budget 

c. 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program Update

d. I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange Agreements

(1) Resolution R-5456, Authorizing the City Manager to Execute Two Cooperative Agreements with the Washington State Department of Transportation for the Design-Build Construction and Project Coordination of the I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange Project 

e. Sustainability Master Plan Final Update

(1) Draft Resolution R-5457, Adopting the Sustainability Master Plan

f. 2020 Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map Amendments 


a. City Council Regional and Committee Reports
b. City Manager Reports
(1) Sound Cities Association Voting Delegates
(2) Calendar Update




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