2014 City Council Meeting Highlights
- Approved the purchase of land near NE 4th St. and Queen Ave. NE for the installation of a HAWK Signal.
- Approved Wine/Beer sampling at the Renton Farmers Market.
- Accepted $15,000 in grant funds from the King Conservation District for the Renton Farmers Market.
- Approved a 10-year concession agreement with Ivar's, Inc. to operate restaurants at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
- Approved eight 2014 Neighborhood Grant applications.
- Awarded the 2014 Street Patch and Overlay with Curb Ramps project to Lakeridge Paving Company.
- Accepted $700,000 in grant funds from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the SW Grady Way to Longacres Dr. SW re-paving project.
- Approved a 10-year advertising agreement with Ivar's, Inc.
- Awarded the Sunset Community Low Impact Development Retrofit Stormwater Green Connection: Harrington Ave. NE & Harrington Ave. NE Water Main Replacement project to Northwest Cascade, Inc.
- Approved the 2015-2017 HOME Investment Partnership Program with King County.
- Awarded the NE 31st St. Culvert Repair Project Replacement Alternative - Bridge to Quigg Bros., Inc.
- Declared July 2014 "Parks and Recreation Month."
- Declared June 24, 2014 "Peace Run Day."
- Reappointed Michael O'Halloran and Kevin Poole to the Planning Commission.
- Reappointed Al Dieckman to the Parks Commission.
- Awarded the Cedar River Gabion Repair project to Jansen, Inc.
- Approved Project #64 with the Community Connectivity Consortium.
- Amended Renton Municipal Code (RMC) 9-5, Latecomer's Agreements, to update the regulations pursuant to Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1717.
- Approved a three-year agreement with Friends of the Cedar River for knotweed control along the Cedar River.
- Adopted the revised 2013/2014 Fee Schedule.
- Waived City Center Parking Garage fees for volunteers laboring at the Piazza Festivals and Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Farmers Market, and the Return to Renton Benefit Car Show.
- Approved amendments to City Code clarifying the interpretation of massage facility inspections.
- Waived golf course greens fees for the Renton, Hazen, Lindbergh, and Liberty High School golf teams.
- Waived City Center Parking garage fees for staff and attendees of the annual Salvation Army fundraising dinner.
- Awarded the Airport Lift Station Replacement project to Equity Builders, LLC.
- Proclaimed April 2014 as "Volunteer Month."
- Reappointed Steve Beardslee, Mark Hancock, Robert Moran, Matthew Devine, and Jennifer Ann Rutkowski to the Airport Advisory Committee.
- Approved Renton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee allocation recommendations to fund the Renton Visitors Connection, and the Renton Community Marketing Campaign.
- Accepted $111,940 in grant funds from King County's 2014 Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program to fund special recycling events.
- Accepted $150,000 in grant funds from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office for the Lower Cedar River Assessment Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration project.
- Adopted 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Fire Code, updated State codes, and a new Construction Administrative Code.
- Accepted the gift and device of real property from the estate of Arthur R. Kenyon for the purpose of creating a park.
- Proclaimed April 26, 2014 as "Arbor Day/Earth Day."
- Appointed Rich Zwicker to the City Center Community Plan Advisory Board.
- Approved an agreement to receive funds from the voter-approved King County Parks Property Tax Levy, approximately $190,000 annually.
- Adopted the 2014 Carry-Forward Budget Amendment in the amount of $81,275,518.
- Accepted $346,000 in grant funds from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the Lake Washington Loop Trail project.
- Appointed Kurt Boswell, Mark Speigelman, Mike Johnson, Neil Sheesley, Melody Kroeger, Frederick Lund, Blake Misenar, and Jeffery Thomson to the Airport Advisory Committee.
- Established the S. 132nd St. Sewer Extension Special Assessment District.
- Adopted the Maertins Annexation, 4.2 acres located in the vicinity of NE 16th St. and SE Renton Issaquah Rd.
- Established the zoning of the Maertins Annexation as R-4 (Residential four dwelling units per acre).
- Declared the Sunset Area as an "Economic Target Area."
- Awarded the Maplewood WTP Access Platforms and Fall Protection Improvements project to General Mechanical, Inc.
- The City was presented with the 2014 City Cultural Diversity Award from the National League of Cities and National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
- Awarded the Monterey Terrace Water Main Replacement project to Buno Construction, Inc.
- Waived the picnic shelter fees for the annual CROPWALK event occurring on 5/4/2014.
- Approved a contract with King County for annual Institutional Network (I-Net) service and support.
- Established the SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector/Talbot Hill Sewer Relocation project.
- Approved a second addendum with Soos Creek Water & Sewer District regarding the rehabilitation of the Cascade Interceptor.
- Extended the moratorium for six months on the issuance of permits and business licenses for medical marijuana establishments.
- Proclaimed April 2, 2014 "National Walking Day."
- Awarded the Highlands to Landing Pedestrian Connection project to R.L. Alia Company.
- Accepted grant funds in the amount of $1,313,935 for the NE Sunset Blvd. (SR 900) Corridor Improvements project.
- Added regulations and definitions to City Code related to the use, production, processing, and sales of recreational marijuana.
- Proclaimed February 2014 as Renton Heart Month.
- Waived Golf Course green fees for the Liberty High School Girls Golf Team.
- Leased the Cedar River Boathouse to the George Pocock Rowing Foundation for five years.
- Reappointed Martin Regge to the Planning Commission.
- Reappointed Bill Huls, Marsha Rollinger, Natalie Gress, and Paul Hebron to the Municipal Arts Commission.
- Approved the sales tax credit for 2014 at $3,3445,000 related to the Benson Hill Annexation.
- Accepted $9,950,000 in grant funds from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the Central Sound Aerospace Training Center.
- Approved the purchase of 2014-2015 ORCA Business Passports from King County.
- Amended Renton Municipal Code regarding placing liens on chronic nuisance properties.
- Proclaimed January 2014 National Mentoring Month.
- Proclaimed January 11, 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Month
- Approved the Renton Police Officers' Guild - Commissioned 2013-2015 labor agreement.
- Approved a Fire Resource Mobilization Plan reimbursement agreement with the Washington State Patrol.
- Approved the initiation of the legalized marijuana work program with the Planning Commission.
- Accepted $1,212,395 in grant funds from King County for basic life support services.
- Approved Amendment III to the Landowner Collaboration for Knotweed Control on the Cedar River Project with the King Conservation District.
- Accepted $4,618,248 in grant funds from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for the Logan Ave. N. (Cedar River Bridge to N. 6th St.) Improvement project.
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