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Record No: CB 119850    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119850
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/17/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126137
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Transportation; authorizing the Director of the Department of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record on behalf of The City of Seattle a Quit Claim Deed from King County, a political subdivision of the State of Washington, located in a portion of Block B, Supplementary Plat of Edes and Knight's Addition to the City of Seattle, a portion of the Northwest quarter of Section 32, Township 26 North, Range 4 East, Willamette Meridian, a portion of Block 1, Ross Home Addition, and a portion of Block 48, Yesler's 2nd Addition (Supplemental) to the City of Seattle; designating the property for street purposes and laying it off as right-of-way; placing the property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att A - Quit Claim Deed
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att 1 - Vicinity Map for Parcel No. 225450-2530, 3. Summary Att 2 - Vicinity Map for Parcel No. 322604-9544, 4. Summary Att 3 - Vicinity Map for Parcel No. 744600-0070, 5. Summary Att 4 - Vicinity Map for Parcel No. 982870-2355, 6. Central Staff Memo, 7. Signed Ordinance 126137, 8. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Transportation; authorizing the Director of the Department of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record on behalf of The City of Seattle a Quit Claim Deed from King County, a political subdivision of the State of Washington, located in a portion of Block B, Supplementary Plat of Edes and Knight’s Addition to the City of Seattle, a portion of the Northwest quarter of Section 32, Township 26 North, Range 4 East, Willamette Meridian, a portion of Block 1, Ross Home Addition, and a portion of Block 48, Yesler’s 2nd Addition (Supplemental) to the City of Seattle; designating the property for street purposes and laying it off as right-of-way; placing the property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, King County, a political subdivision of the state of Washington (“King County”), owned four pieces of property subject to foreclosure orders of the King County Superior Court to satisfy tax liens it assessed against several delinquent property owners (“Foreclosed Properties”); and

WHEREAS, King County acquired the Foreclosed Properties in trust by deed for the taxing districts between 1994 and 2008 under King County Recording Numbers 199401121993, 199802040747, 199901250967, and 20080206001944 because there were no qualifying bids received at the tax foreclosure sales offering the Foreclosed Properties for sale to the public; and

WHEREAS, the City Traffic Engineer, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, recently reviewed several properties being offered for sale by King County and determined that purchasing the Foreclosed Properties would enhance The City of Seattle’s transportation system given their proximity to existing right-of-way; and

WHEREAS, King County is conveying the Foreclosed Properties to The City of Seattle (“City”) pursuant to chapter 36.35 RCW as agreed upon between King County and the City pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the King County Tax Title Terms of Sale, executed by the Director of Transportation on August 8, 2019; and

WHEREAS, once accepted, the Foreclosed Properties will become City street right-of-way; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Quit Claim Deed from King County, a political subdivision of the State of Washington, dated September 20, 2019, and recorded under King County Recording Number 20190920000323, which is attached as Attachment A and incorporated into this ordinance, is accepted for street purposes, placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, and laid off, opened, widened, extended, and established as right-of-way (a portion of tax parcel numbers 225450-2530, 322604-9544, 744600-0070, and 982870-2355).

Section 2. Funding for the Foreclosed Properties acquisition comes from the Commercial Parking Tax in the Transportation Fund.

Section 3. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

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 _________________________, 2020, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2020.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

 

 

 

Attachments:

Attachment A - Recorded Quit Claim Deed from King County