Eatonville council appoints mayor pro tem, approves on-call services agreement at meeting

Eatonville Town Councilmember Emily McFadden was selected as mayor pro tem for the second half of 2022, July 1 through Dec. 31, and Peter Paul was selected as an alternate for that position at the June 27 meeting of the Eatonville Town Council.

The mayor pro tem acts as mayor in the absence of the mayor and has the same duties and powers as the mayor when acting in that capacity.

During the meeting, which lasted less than 30 minutes, the council passed two resolutions.

The council authorized an agreement with Parametrix, Inc. – a Seattle-based engineering, planning and environmental sciences company – for on-call services related to supporting the town’s water, sewer, storm drain and street departments, for a cost not to exceed $20,000.

The council also passed a resolution accepting a state Transportation Improvement Board grant that pays a total of $52,160 of a bid from Transblue, a Lynwood-based general contractor, for crack sealing. That leaves Eatonville to pay $7,138.45 of the project after the reception of grant.

There seemed to be some confusion about the order in which the previous ordinance regarding Parametrix was passed, which is typically a motion, followed by a motion to second, a discussion and finally a vote.

Councilmember Robert Thomas indicated he thought proper procedure followed somehow and said he would like the record to reflect he voted “no” on the Parametrix ordinance.


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