City Clerk

The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to maintain the public trust in the integrity of the local political process through the implementation of all locally and State-mandated requirements for public involvement in the decision-making process, to ensure an accurate archival record of the City's activities, and to facilitate public access to those records.

Responsibilities of the City Clerk include: management of the City’s official records, public disclosure, City Council support including agenda development, packets and preparation of official minutes, legal noticing, electronic records access, recording of legal documents, officiating formal bid openings and risk management. The City Clerk is the person designated to accept Claims for Damages or other Lawsuits and Public Records Requests. 

Rachel Pitzel is the City Clerk for the City of Edgewood, she may be contacted by calling 253-952-3299, or by email at  rachel@cityofedgewood.org

Some of the most common questions to the City Clerk are answered below:
How can I stay up-to-date on City Council activities?
 
Who are my Councilmembers?
 
How can I review Council meeting minutes?
 
Are there other regular City meetings?
 
How can I obtain an audio recording of a meeting?
 
How can I request City records?
 
Where can I find meeting agendas and packets?
 
How do I pay for items I purchase at City Hall?
 
How can I review or obtain a copy of public records?
 
Who do I contact if my question wasn't answered here?
 

Regular Business Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30am -5:00pm 

How can I stay up-to-date on Council activities?

The City Council holds its Regular Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  Council Study Session meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  City meetings are held at City Hall unless otherwise noted on the City Calendar.  Meeting agendas are typically posted to the calendar five days before the meeting.  If you miss one of these meetings, you can review the meeting minutes or listen to an audio recording.

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How can I review Council meeting minutes?

The City's Regular Council meeting and Study Session minutes are  posted to the web on the Council Meeting Minutes page after the City Council approves them at a Regular Council meeting.  Once approved they are posted to the Council Meeting Minutes page.  You can download an electronic copy from the website or you can request a recording of the meeting by submitting a Request for Public Records  to the City. 

How can I obtain an audio recording of a meeting?

The audio recordings of City Council meetings are available from the City Clerk's Office. The audio, (in MP3 format), of the meeting is in its entirety.  Audio copies of only a specific part/section of the meeting are not available. You may file an Open Records Request with the City Clerk to obtain an audio copy of a City Council meeting.  You will be contacted when the recording is ready for pick up at City Hall, 2224 104th Avenue East, Edgewood WA 98372-1513.  Payment must be received at the time the audio CD is picked up.

Where can I find meeting agendas and packets?

Meeting information is listed on the City Calendar which can be accessed on the home page in the lower corner by clicking on Latest Events.  Once an agenda/agenda packet has been approved and distributed it is linked to the web, typically 3-5 days before the meeting. You can access the Agenda and Packet material by clicking on the Council Agendas & Packets on the navigation bar to the left or from on the homepage navigation bar located in the middle of the homepage.  Please check the Meetings and Events Calendar 24 hours prior to a meeting for cancellations or revisions.

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Who are my Councilmembers?
Edgewood does not have Council Districts, so all seven City Councilmembers are here to serve you.  The City Council's web page has pictures of your Councilmembers and their telephone contact information.  Other information on the Council's webpage include their Vision Statement, Council Rules of Procedure, Council Code of Ethics, and a link to email the Council

Are there other regular City meetings?

Planning Commission:  The City Council established the Planning Commission in 1997.  The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Some of the duties assigned to the Planning Commission's include providing recommendations to the Council for development and review of the Comprehensive Plan; periodically reviewing and recommending adjustments to the zoning map, table of permitted uses and development regulations. If you have questions regarding the Planning Commission, contact Kevin Stender, Community Developement Director at kevin@cityofedgewood.org   

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board:  The City Council established the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) in 2006.  Their  meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.  The PRAB is tasked with studying the recreational needs of the citizens of Edgewood and making recommendations to the Council concerning those needs.  To learn more about Edgewood's parks, visit the Parks and Recreation web page.  For more information regarding the PRAB, contact Kevin Stender at 253-952-3299.

Economic Development Advisory Board:  The Council established the Economic Development Advisory Board  (EDAB) in 2012.  The Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm. This Committee is tasked with identifying and making recommendations to the City Council on economic development opportunities, incentives, existing regulatory road blocks to economic development, and marketing strategies specifically targeted at the Meridian Commercial Corridor within the Sewer LID boundary.  For questions about the EDAB, please contact Mayor Daryl Eidinger at City Hall.  253-952-3299 or  daryl.eidinger@cityofedgewood.org


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How can I request City records?

Request for Public Records
If you are requesting a large amount of information, such as a building or planning file, unless you're certain you need a copy of the entire file, you may opt to view the file first and flag the information you would like to have copied to avoid paying for items you may not need. Some records can be scanned and  emailed to you.  There is no fee for this service, as the per page fee covers the paper and copy machine costs.

The City's Disclosure of Public Records policies can be found in the  Edgewood Municipal Code (EMC) Section 2.50.  You can  learn more about the public disclosure act in the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 42.56

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How do I pay for services and items I purchase at City Hall?

The City accepts cash, check and credit cards.  Checks should be made out to "City of Edgewood."

How can I review or obtain a copy of a public record?

Request for Public Records

To request public records, you can click on the link on the left hand-side of this page. Please provide a detailed description of the record(s) you are requesting, including date(s) if known. This City may contact you for clarification. Any fees associated with the records request will be charged according to the City's adopted fee schedule and must be paid before the records will be released. You will be notified if charges apply prior to your request being filled.

If you are requesting a large amount of information, such as a building or planning file, unless you're certain you need a copy of the entire file, you may opt to view the file first and flag the information you would like to have copied to avoid paying for items you may not need. Some records can be scanned and  emailed to you.  There is no fee for this service, as the per page fee covers the paper and copy machine costs.

The City's Disclosure of Public Records policies can be found in the  Edgewood Municipal Code (EMC) Section 2.50.  You can  learn more about the public disclosure act in the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 42.56

Who do I contact if my question wasn't answered here?

If you didn't find an answer to your question, feel free to call City Hall at (253) 952-3299 or stop by during regular business hours.  You can also send an email for assistance.