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Record No: CB 118774    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118774
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2016
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to Seattle Public Utilities; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Seattle to serve as an operating agreement between Seattle Public Utilities and the Port of Seattle Drainage Utility including code modifications to exclude all Port-owned properties from the requirement to pay City stormwater and drainage fees; terminating the 1997 stormwater credit from the City to the Port; accepting a settlement payment from the Port of Seattle; containing details related to ownership and maintenance of infrastructure, authorities and responsibilities, system interconnections, access, coordination and dispute resolution; amending Section 21.33.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Att 1 Ex A – List of Parcels Removed from SPU Drainage Billing, 2. Att 1 Ex B - City-Port of Seattle Drainage System Connections, 3. Att 1 Ex C - Stormwater Infrastructure Ownership Resolution, 4. Att 1 Ex C Att 1 - Current Ownership Shilshole Bay Marina, 5. Att 1 Ex C Att 2 - Current Ownership Terminal 91, 6. Att 1 Ex C Att 3 - Terminal 115 Easement Needed, 7. Att 1 Ex C Att 4 - Easements to be Resolved, 8. Att 1 Ex D - Example Connection Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Signed Ord 125140, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE related to Seattle Public Utilities; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Seattle to serve as an operating agreement between Seattle Public Utilities and the Port of Seattle Drainage Utility including code modifications to exclude all Port-owned properties from the requirement to pay City stormwater and drainage fees; terminating the 1997 stormwater credit from the City to the Port; accepting a settlement payment from the Port of Seattle; containing details related to ownership and maintenance of infrastructure, authorities and responsibilities, system interconnections, access, coordination and dispute resolution; amending Section 21.33.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, on January 1, 2015, the Port of Seattle (Port) established a stormwater utility for Port-owned land within Seattle city limits as defined in the Port Stormwater Utility Charter; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle (City) must modify subsection 21.33.030.A of the Seattle Municipal Code to exclude all Port-owned property from the requirement to pay City stormwater and drainage fees; and
WHEREAS, in consideration for the City's release of claims against the Port for the creation and existence of the Port's Stormwater Utility, the Port will pay Seattle Public Utilities $3.99 million; and
WHEREAS, the City and Port have agreed to terminate a $100,000 credit from a January 1997 Interlocal Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the City passed Ordinance 124912 to include the Port-owned stormwater utility under utility taxes; and
WHEREAS, the City and Port recognize a need for ongoing cooperation and coordination related to operating separate but interconnected drainage utilities, and as Permittees under the Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit have a duty to coordinate stormwater-related poli...

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