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Record No: Res 31835    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/17/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION granting conceptual approval to construct, maintain, and operate below-grade private utility lines under and across South Holgate Street, east of Occidental Avenue South and west of 3rd Avenue South; as proposed by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation ("Amtrak").
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – Amtrak Utility Lines Area Map, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Resolution 31835, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION granting conceptual approval to construct, maintain, and operate below-grade private utility lines under and across South Holgate Street, east of Occidental Avenue South and west of 3rd Avenue South; as proposed by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation ("Amtrak").
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WHEREAS, National Railroad Passenger Corporation ("Amtrak") applied for permission to construct below-grade private utility lines, including Amtrak's sanitary sewer system, Amtrak's industrial waste water system, and electrical shore power for parked locomotives in the SODO neighborhood ("Utility Lines"); and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Utility Lines is to operate private utility lines to separate waste systems from the existing combined storm and sewage waste systems; direct industrial waste water generated by locomotive maintenance activities in the new locomotive shop to the existing waste water treatment plant; and provide 480 volts of shore power to idle trains during layovers, reducing idling, diesel pollution, and fuel consumption; and
WHEREAS, in making a recommendation, the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation ("Director") considered the plans and application materials submitted by Amtrak to construct the Utility Lines and recommends that conceptual approval be granted; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:
Section 1. The City Council ("Council") finds that the below-grade private utility lines that would run under and across South Holgate Street, east of Occidental Avenue South and west of 3rd Avenue South ("Utility Lines"); as proposed by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation ("Amtrak") are in accordance with and in the public interest.
Section 2. As conditions for obtaining permission to construct the Utility Lines, Amtrak shall:
(1) Provide engineering and utility plans for additional review and permitting by...

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