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Record No: CB 118623    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118623
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/16/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 124994
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending the 2016-2021 Adopted Capital Improvement Program; authorizing acceptance of pass-through grant funds from King County; granting budget authority for expenditure of said grant funds; and authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to use such pass-through grant funds and to enter into agreements for the acquisition of certain properties and the design of habitat restoration projects along the Cedar River.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Adjustment to CIP Budget, 2. Att 2 - Cedar River Land Acquisition Map, 3. Att 3 - Royal Arch Reach Parcel List
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Seattle Public Utilities Presentation, 2-9-2016, 3. Signed Ordinance 124994

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE amending the 2016-2021 Adopted Capital Improvement Program; authorizing acceptance of pass-through grant funds from King County; granting budget authority for expenditure of said grant funds; and authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to use such pass-through grant funds and to enter into agreements for the acquisition of certain properties and the design of habitat restoration projects along the Cedar River.

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WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities conducts salmon habitat protection and restoration on the Cedar River as part of the Cedar River Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and, as part of that work, acquires properties for long-term salmon habitat protection; and

WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) identified certain reaches of the Cedar River to focus its land acquisition efforts because of high salmon habitat restoration potential in these locations; and

WHEREAS, King County and SPU prepared a grant proposal, submitted by King County to the State of Washington Floodplains by Design program, seeking $5,000,000 in grant funds for certain habitat protection and restoration activities on the Cedar River to be carried out by both King County and Seattle Public Utilities; and

WHEREAS, King County’s Floodplains by Design grant proposal was funded by the State of Washington; and

WHEREAS, $2,000,000 of the $5,000,000 Floodplains by Design grant will fund land acquisition and river restoration project design to be conducted by SPU and its contractors; and

WHEREAS, SPU seeks to acquire certain parcels within the Royal Arch Reach of the Cedar River and commence design of certain floodplain restoration projects with State Floodplains by Design and HCP funds beginning in 2016; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Director of Seattle Public Utilities is authorized to accept $2,100,000 in Floodplains by Design grant funds from and enter into an agreement with King County to receive pass-through funds from the Washington Department of Ecology to protect and restore land in the lower Cedar River. The funds, when received, shall be deposited in Water Fund 43000.

Section 2. The 2016-2021 Adopted Capital Improvement Program is amended consistent with Attachment 1 to this ordinance, attached hereto, and an amount of $2,100,000 shall be appropriated in Water Fund 43000 for activities performed and expenditures made under the Floodplains by Design grant and agreement referenced in Section 1 of this ordinance.

Section 3. The Director of Seattle Public Utilities is authorized to execute, deliver, and perform, on behalf of The City of Seattle, agreements for the purposes of acquiring the parcels identified in Attachments 2 and 3 to this ordinance (Cedar River Land Acquisition Map and Royal Arch Reach Parcel List, respectively), and for the design of projects for the protection and restoration of fish habitat on the lower Cedar River.

 

 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ____ day of ________________________, 2016, and

signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this

_____ day of ___________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                         President __________ of the City Council

 

                     Approved by me this ____ day of _____________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                         Edward B. Murray, Mayor

 

                     Filed by me this ____ day of __________________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                         Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

 

 

Attachments:

Attachment 1 - Adjustment to CIP Budget

Attachment 2 - Cedar River Land Acquisition Map

Attachment 3 - Royal Arch Reach Parcel List