2013 City Council Meeting Highlights
- Proclaimed April 2013 as Volunteer Month.
- Proclaimed April 27, 2013 as Arbor Day/Earth Day.
- Awarded the Taxiway B System Rehabilitation - South Portion Reconstruction project to ICON Materials.
- Approved an interlocal agreement with the Renton School District regarding the Meadow Crest Playground.
- Approved a Municipal Code Amendment regarding animal regulations.
- Proclaimed April 15 to 19, 2013 as Week of the Young Child.
- Awarded the Emergency Power for CCTF 2013 project to High Mountain Electric, Inc.
- Awarded the President Park Water Main Replacement project to Rodarte Construction, Inc.
- Awarded the East Renton Lift Station Elimination project to Hoffman Construction, Inc.
- Approved a fee waiver for use of the Renton Community Center for a Youth Education & Safety Fair.
- Approved a resolution opposing the Federal Aviation Administration's closure of the contract tower at the Renton Municipal Airport.
- Awarded the Lind Avenue Lift Station Replacement project to Equity Builders, LLC.
- Approved an interlocal agreement with the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife regarding floating fish traps.
- Accepted a $65,000 grant from King County for the Meadow Crest Playground.
- Approved the schematic design for a renovated replacement library over the Cedar River approximately 19,500 square feet in size.
- Approved the 2013 Carry-foward Budget ordinance in the amount of $53,452,633 for projects started in 2012 but not completed in 2012.
- Accepted the donation of surplus truck from the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority for the Zone 3 Fire Department's Explorer's Program.
- Approved a contract with Carollo Engineers, Inc. for the Water System Rezone Study.
- Approved an Operating Permit & Agreement with Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. for their sublease from Renton Gateway Center, LLC at the airport.
- Approved the placement of the County-wide 2014-2019 Medic One/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy on the 2013 ballot, and supporting the proposed ballot measure.
- Approved the Local 2170, Washington State Council of County and City Employees American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO 2013-2015 labor agreement.
- Approved a fee waiver request for the annual CROPWALK fundraising event.
- Appointed Michele Bettinger, Tuenyu Lau, and Marsha Rollinger to the Municipal Arts Commission.
- Appointed Steve Beardslee to the Airport Advisory Committee.
- Appointed Roxana Johnson to the Planning Commission.
- Approved an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement with Lewis County.
- Accepted $725,500 in grant funds from the Washington State Department of Commerce for revitalization of the West Hill/Skyway Corridor.
- Approved an Operating Permit & Agreement with Mobile Experience Solutions, LLC for office space at 300 Airport Way.
- Amended City Code to allow for an additional member to serve on the Municipal Arts Commission.
- Approved a contract with CH2MHILL for final engineering design for the Harrington Ave. NE Green Connections project.
- Approved a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the establishment of a joint human services application and funding program with the cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent (lead), Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Tukwila, and Woodinville.
- Awarded the FBO Parking Lot Construction & C-Ramp Storm Drainage repair project to R.L. Alia Company on 2/25/2013.
- Approved the threshold for state sales tax credit for 2013 at $3,300,000 related to the Benson Hill annexation.
- Accepted the donation of a passenger van from King County for the Fire and Emergency Services Department's Zone 3 Explorer's program.
- Approved an interlocal agreement with King County METRO for the 2013/2014 One Card for All (ORCA) Business Passport program to continue the Commute Trip Reduction program for City employees.
- Authorized increasing the number of vehicles assigned to the Police Department Patrol Operations Division by one, authorized assigning two officers per vehicle, and increased the spare patrol vehicle pool to five vehicles.
- Approved a 2012 Urban Forestry Restoration grant with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in order to conduct the May Creek Trail Restoration project.
- Approved the Amended and Restated Solid Waste Agreement with King County to extend the 1988 agreement from June 2018 to December 2040.
- Approved an interlocal agreement with the Coal Creek Utility District regarding emergency sale of water.
- Proclaimed January 13, 2013 National Mentoring Month.
- Awarded the Wells PW-8, PW-9, and EW-3 Primary Disinfection project to R.L. Alia Company on 1/7/2013.
- Approved a five-year lease agreement with Puget Sound Access for use of Carco Theater.
- Approved an interlocal agreement with King County regarding gravel removal in the Cedar River.
- Approved use of a portion of the jail space in City Hall as a day shelter for homeless women and children.
- Approved the strike settlement terms with Waste Management for the disruption in service to City residents from 7/25/2012 to 8/2/2012.
- Proclaimed February 2013 as Renton Heart Month on 1/28/2013.
- Reappointed Michael Chen to the Planning Commission.
- Accepted $1,229,989 in basic life support grant funds from King County.
- Accepted $500,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grants funds from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the S. 7th St. and Shattuck Ave. S. Intersection project.
- Accepted $585,230 in Transportation Improvement Board grant funds from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the S. 7th St. and Shattuck Ave. S. Intersection project.
- Accepted $951,000 in Surface Transportation Program grant funds from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the Logan Ave. N. Roadway Improvements (N. Airport Way to N. 8th St.) project.
- Approved 100% waiver of development and mitigation fees for the Renton Housing Authority's Kirkland Townhomes project, an 18-unit affordable housing development in the Sunset Area of the Renton Highlands.
- Approved the work plan for the 2015 Major Comprehensive Plan Update.
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