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Upcoming Lynnwood City Council Meeting

LYNNWOOD, Washington, December 13, 2021 – For its 6 p.m. Monday, December 13 regular CITY COUNCIL MEETING the Lynnwood City Council will discuss/vote on the items listed below.

Oath of Office

  • Oath of Office – Mayor elect Christine Frizzell
  • Oath of Office – Council position 1 Council Member Elect Shirley Sutton
  • Oath of Office – Council position 2 Council Member Elect Patrick Decker
  • Oath of Office – Council position 3 Council Member Elect Joshua Binda
  • Oath of Office – Municipal Court Judge Valerie Bouffiou

Ordinance – South Lynnwood Neighborhood Plan

This ordinance is to adopt a new subarea plan for the South Lynnwood Neighborhood.

Ordinance – 2022 Salary Schedule

  • Assistant City Administrator cost of living adjustment and pay grade increase of 10.98% to a new hourly rate range: $74.97 to $96.51 per hour.
  • Communication and Community Engagement Manager cost of living adjustment and pay grade increase of 20.94% to a new hourly rate range: $55.32 to $71.22 per hour.
  • Human Resource Director cost of living adjustment and pay grade increase of 10.98% to a new hourly rate range: $74.97 to $96.51 per hour.
  • Information Technology Director cost of living adjustment and pay grade increase of 10.98% to a new hourly rate range: $74.97 to $96.51 per hour.
  • City Clerk hourly rate range: $41.56 to $53.51 per hour.
  • Police Records Program Technician hourly rate range: $33.28 to $37.53 per hour.
  • Master Custody Sergeant hourly rate range: $37.65 to $41.29 per hour.

Ordinance Authorizing 2022 Bond Issuance

According to the Ordinance, the City is in need of a community justice center, consisting of designing and building a purpose-built police department, a re-imagined misdemeanor jail and remodeled court, and other capital projects of the City. The funds will also finance the other capital improvements, refund certain outstanding limited tax general obligation bonds of the City and to pay the costs of issuance of the bonds.

Last week it was reported by the Lynnwood Times that, according to the City, significant supply chain and material cost impacts the bids for construction were higher than anticipated for the Community Justice Center and that the City will need to issue $5 Million in additional principal funding to cover the full cost of the project in conjunction with the upcoming scheduled refunding on the City’s 2012 bonds in 2022.

The maximum amount of indebtedness authorized by this ordinance is $25,800,000. The vote is expected on December 13, 2021.

Ordinance: Mid-Biennium Budget Modifications

Ordinance – Adopt Juneteenth as a holiday for the City of Lynnwood

Each regular employee not otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall be entitled to paid time off at their designated accrual rate for Juneteenth, June 19.

Ordinance: Boards and Commissions amendments

The most significant change being presented is the to redefine the term “resident” from a “registered voter of the city of Lynnwood or a registered voter of an area that is within Lynnwood’s municipal urban growth area” to “a person who lives who lives within the corporate boundaries of the city of Lynnwood.”

If passed, a person would not have to be a registered voter to serve on a board or commission unless it is required by Washington state law.

Resolution: Council Rules Revisions

Minor changes and clarifications to existing council rules.

Lynnwood City Council meeting Time and Location

This meeting will be held electronically by Zoom. The Public can hear the meeting live, 6 p.m. December 6 at www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Live, or join the meeting via Zoom using the link below:

Link to previous meeting agenda and video.

To view last week’s meeting, click here.

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