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Record No: CB 119870    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119870
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/21/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126177
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the General Manager and CEO to execute a ten-year agreement with Pend Oreille County, for loss of revenues and additional financial burdens associated with the City Light Department's operation of the Boundary Hydroelectric Project on the Pend Oreille River pursuant to RCW 35.21.420, 35.21.425, 35.21.426, and 35.21.427; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - 2020 Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 126177
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the General Manager and CEO to execute a ten-year agreement with Pend Oreille County, for loss of revenues and additional financial burdens associated with the City Light Department's operation of the Boundary Hydroelectric Project on the Pend Oreille River pursuant to RCW 35.21.420, 35.21.425, 35.21.426, and 35.21.427; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the City Light Department ("City Light") operates a hydroelectric generating facility ("Boundary Project") in Pend Oreille County ("County") and said facility was constructed after March 17, 1955; and
WHEREAS, Revised Code of Washington ("RCW") 35.21.425 requires any city that constructs a hydroelectric generating project after March 17, 1955, in a county other than the county in which such city is located, to enter into an agreement with such county that provides for loss of revenue and other financial burdens in providing for the public peace, health safety, welfare, and added road maintenance in such county, in addition to road construction or relocation as well as any loss of revenue and/or increases to the financial burden of any school district affected by the construction because of an increase in the number of pupils by reason of the construction or the operation of said generating facilities; and
WHEREAS, the previous agreement between City Light and the County expired by its own terms on December 31, 2019, and the parties began negotiations on a new agreement; and
WHEREAS, the County and City Light have reached monetary agreements for payments made by City Light to the County for the years 2020 through 2029, including all payments made and to be made by the County on behalf of City Light to the towns of Metaline, Metaline Falls, and Ione, and the Selkirk, Cusick, and Newport School Districts, as more fully set forth in the 2020 Ag...

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