LYNNWOOD—Lynnwood City Council will host its Business Meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, February 12, to hold a Public Hearing for the addition of 36 housing units at Garden Senior Village. The council will vote to pass a resolution amending Council Rules relating to remote public comments, approve the 2024 Finance Committee meeting schedule, and approve incentives for camp counselor and lifeguard positions.
For this meeting, the City will also honor the Life and Legacy of Loren Simmonds and read a proclamation for Black History Month.
Public Hearing: Garden Senior Village Development Agreement
Garden Senior Village has proposed an addition to an existing senior housing complex. A development agreement is required for flexibility on density, height, and parking requirements. The Development Agreement (DA) is to construct a 4-story, 24,600 gross square foot attached addition for 36 new senior housing units.
The addition will be on the north side of the existing 122-unit building near the east entrance on 64th Avenue W. Parking for the site will be reduced to 106 spaces. All 36 new units will also be subject to the affordable housing agreement, but at a 60% County median income. The existing 120+ units are subject to a 50% County median income requirement.
On February 5th, the proposal was introduced to City Council—this is a quasi-judicial process.
Council Rules Amendments
The rule surrounding Remote Public Comment was temporarily suspended in accordance with Council Rule 1(A) following several instances of “Zoom bombing” and antisemitic comments. A new procedure was created to require registration on the City Council website in contradiction with rule 14, now referred to as rules 9(B.5)(A) and 9(B.5)(C).
The Council is expected to pass a resolution amending the official Rules document to reflect its January 8 motion that restricted remote public comment.
2024 Finance Committee Meeting Calendar
The City Council Rules of Procedure require Council approval of a meeting calendar each year for the City Council Finance Committee. The proposed resolution was reviewed by the Finance Committee on January 25.
Finance Committee meetings are open to the public and formalizing the meeting calendar allows the public to be aware of upcoming meetings. Below is the proposed meeting schedule:
PRCA Hours Incentive Program
HR and the PRCA are requesting Council approval of a proposed $45,000 resolution in support of a hours worked incentive program for camp counselor and lifeguard positions. These two specific non-benefited, part-time job classifications are difficult to keep filled with employees. The City claims that an incentivization to work additional hours is needed to address the operational needs of the Recreation Division.