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Record No: CB 118773    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118773
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125139
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Public Utilities; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to accept on behalf of The City of Seattle the transfer of approximately 155 acres of forest land in the North Fork Tolt River Watershed from Forterra and to acquire approximately 100 acres of forest land located adjacent to the Forterra property and the South Fork Tolt Municipal Watershed owned by the City.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Att 2 – Notice and Agreement, 2. Att 3 – Vicinity Map, 3. Att 4 – Campbell Global Property Description
Supporting documents: 1. Att 1 – Titicaed Creek Tract Property Description, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Presentation, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Signed Ord 125139, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Public Utilities; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to accept on behalf of The City of Seattle the transfer of approximately 155 acres of forest land in the North Fork Tolt River Watershed from Forterra and to acquire approximately 100 acres of forest land located adjacent to the Forterra property and the South Fork Tolt Municipal Watershed owned by the City.
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WHEREAS, Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) was awarded a Federal Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund grant to acquire certain real property located in King County, Washington, in the North Fork Tolt River Watershed (the "Property"); and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities and Forterra determined Seattle Public Utilities is a more appropriate long-term owner of the Property because it owns lands in the North and South Fork Tolt Watersheds and manages these lands for conservation and protection of its drinking water supply; and
WHEREAS, following Forterra's acquisition of the Property, Forterra will transfer the Property to Seattle Public Utilities; and
WHEREAS, a conservation easement granted by Forterra to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will be the mechanism to protect the Property's conservation values in perpetuity; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities determined that accepting the transfer of and managing the Property according to the conservation easement is consistent with its utility purpose and will not require a commitment of additional financial resources; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities would benefit from contiguous ownership of the Property by acquiring 100 acres of forest land separating the Property from the South Fork Tolt Municipal Watershed; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Director of Seattle Public Utilities is authorized to enter into the Notice ...

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