1. May Meeting Schedule
  2. Wastewater Bargaining Update
  3. Transit Bargaining Update
  4. King County Council member Larry Phillips Annual Salmon Bake
  5. Announcements
  6. Classified Ads

1. May Meeting Schedule

May  2 Board Meeting (12-1, 4G)
May  3 Bylaw Committee (12-1, 8J)
May  8 Transit Bargaining Committee (12-1)
May  9 Board Meeting (12-1, 4G)
May 10 Council of Representatives (12-1, 8J)
May 15 Transit Bargaining Committee (12-1)
May 16 TEA Monthly Meeting (12-1, 8th Floor)
May 22 Grievance Committee (9-10, 4G)
May 22 Transit Bargaining Committee (12-1)
May 24 Bylaw Committee (12-1, 8J)
May 29 Transit Bargaining Committee (12-1)

2. Wastewater Bargaining Update

TEA's Bargaining Team and counsel are reviewing a draft of the County's final Wastewater Contract offer.  The tentative schedule is for the County to submit it's final contract offer to TEA by early next week, after which it will be distributed to all Wastewater members for review.  TEA Bylaws require 15 days notice be given to the members prior to the ratification vote.  The regular monthly meeting, May 16, 2007, will be dedicated to an explanation of the offer by TEA counsel.  A special ratification meeting will be scheduled a minimum of 15 days after Wastewater members have access to the offer for their review.

3. Transit Bargaining Update

The supplemental mediation session scheduled for April 25th was cancelled when the County's lead negotiator developed a family medical emergency.  TEA and King County are in the process of rescheduling the mediation session for later this month.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss elements of the County's latest contract proposal that were new; King County included several new elements to their proposal that they need to explain to the TEA Bargaining Team.  The Team needs to fully understand the intended and unintended consequences of the proposals before presenting the contract proposal to the Transit members.

4. Annual Salmon Bake to Benefit King County Council member Larry Phillips

TEA members have been invited to join King County Council member Larry Phillips as he hosts his annual Salmon Bake on Saturday, May 19th, from 1-4pm at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center at Discovery Park.  TEA has helped support this annual event for several years.  TEA members are encouraged to attend the event and enjoy good food, good music and a beautiful setting of the Daybreak Star Cultural Center.

Directions: Go north on Elliott Avenue West, which changes to 15th Avenue West.  Take the West Emerson Street-Fisherman's Terminal Exit.  Stay on West Emerson as it changes to Gilman and West Government Way.  This road will take you directly to Discovery Park.  Look for signs directing you to the Daybreak Star Arts Center.  Please park in the north parking lot.

5. Announcements

Welcome Back TEA Members:  Paul Leland has returned to Transit D&C as a Transit Planner, following a long and successful battle with cancer.  We are pleased to welcome him back.

Also returning to Transit, after a very short retirement: Gregg Schweers.

Remembrances:  Ron Gardner, former CM IV in the Wastewater Asset Management Section East Construction Office, passed away on April 29th.  Ron had worked for both Metro and King County since 1986.

6. Classified Ads

Bicycle Needed: International student from Tokyo, Japan needs bicycle in good condition for loan or donation.  If you have a bicycle that could be loaned or donated for use by this student, please contact Yolanda Geyen at 206-263-5279.

Boat For Sale: 1989 Bayliner Yatchfisher, model 3888, with twin 175hp diesel Hino engines with 1600hrs run time.  It has Auto Pilot, 36mile Koden Radar, Loran & GPS.  It has a 8KW Onan generator, with electric appliances, Stove/refer/ freezer & Microwave & oven. Shower/tub stall and two berths.  It sleeps 7 and was hauled last July for bottom cleaning and zinc replacement.  It is fresh water moored on Lake Washington.  It has no dingy.  Power windless and all other standard equipment.  2 VHF radios, one up stairs, one down.  For further info please contact Ron J Smith. 206-947-4474 cell or hm, 206-772-0403.  Asking price of $ 93,000.00.

Another Boat For Sale: 10 Foot Livingston with 4 HP Mercury motor.  Double hull construction makes this fiberglass boat light, very fast, extremely stable on the water and is excellent for most types of fishing.  The Mercury motor is long shaft, 2 stroke with few yearly hours, works well with two adults and is excellent with one.  Included are oars made from Ash wood, fishing pole holder, which is adjustable and a 2-1/2 gallon gas container.  Also have a car rack designed to secure and carry the Livingston on cars as small as Ford Fiesta's to Jeep Cherokee's.  Could be used as a dingy on a larger boat.  Priced at $850.00 includes all, for more information and pictures contact B. Douglas Williams @ 206-263-6179 or cell 206-228-0556.  I would consider trading all or parts for a fiberglass sea kayak or nice canoe.

TEA members can post classified ads for free.  Send classified ads to TEA Secretary ken.madden@metrokc.gov