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2010 City Council Meeting Highlights

December Highlights

  • Approved an ordinance regulating conduct at the Renton Transit Center.
  • Approved the 2010 Year-End Budget amendment in the amount of $4,852,224, for a final amended total of $262,396,683.
  • Approved the 2011/2012 Healthcare Broker Services contract with R.L. Evans.
  • Approved the 2011 Claims Processing contract with Healthcare Management Administrators.
  • Approved the Renton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee's funding allocation recommendations to fund marketing efforts in 2011.
  • Recognized the City's 40-year relationship with with Sister City Nishiwaki, Japan.
  • Approved the 2010 amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with King County regarding the acquisition of the Central Plateau Interceptor.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with the Central Puget Sound Transit Authority (Sound Transit) regarding Wetland Permits and Mitigation for the Tukwila Longacres Station project.
  • Awarded the Westview Lift Station Upgrades project to Advanced Construction, Inc.
  • Reappointed Fred Lund and Denise Zullig to the Municipal Arts Commission.

November Highlights

  • Proclaimed November 2010 to be "American Diabetes Month."
  • Approved 2011/2012 Human Services General Fund funding requests.
  • Accepted $30,000 in grant funds from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for the Urban Tree Cover Assessment project.
  • Proclaimed November 7 to 13, 2010 to be "DECA Week."
  • Accepted $8,500 in grant funds from the Cultural Authority of King County (4Culture) in order to provide grant funding to 16 community groups for local art projects.
  • Approved six neighborhood newsletters through the 2010 Neighborhood Grant program.
  • Approved the 2011/2012 piped utility rates.
  • Approved the 2011/2012 solid waste rates.
  • Approved a City Hall jail facility lease agreement with the South Correctional Entity (SCORE).
  • Approved a contract with Reid Middleton for the 2011/2012 Taxiway Bravo Rehabilitation project.
  • Approved Title IV (Development Regulations) docket items.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Tukwila regarding the Tukwila Sounder Station.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with various local agencies regarding the Valley Special Weapons and Tactics Team (VSWAT).
  • Accepted $320,475 in grant funds from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) for the Maintenance Dredging and Shoreline Mitigation project at the Airport.
  • Accepted $65,274 in grant funds from a King Conservation District WRIA Grant for the Maintenance Dredging and Shoreline Mitigation project at the Airport.
  • Updated Park Rules & Regulations.
  • Approved the 2011 property tax levy rate.
  • Approved an increase to the water utility tax.
  • Approved the 2011/2012 City of Renton biennial budget.

October Highlights

  • Approved the Kendall Annexation.
  • Approved the 126th Ave. SE Sanitary Sewer Extension Special Assessment District.
  • Signed the Northwest Men's Project Pledge relating to domestic violence awareness.
  • Endorsed the City Center Community Plan Phase I.
  • Appointed Sarah Eldridge and Peter Hartley to the Municipal Arts Commission.
  • Accepted $35,000 in grant funds from the National Center for State Courts to assess ways to operate with greater efficiency.
  • Proclaimed October 3 to 9, 2010 to be "Fire Prevention Week."
  • Proclaimed October 2010 to be "National Domestic Violence Awareness Month."
  • Adopted the 2009 International Fire Code with City amendments.
  • Adopted 2009 International Building Code with City amendments.
  • Adopted updated State and International Codes with City amendments.
  • Continued the moratorium on the permitting of adult entertainment businesses.
  • Approved the 2010-2012 labor agreements with AFSCME Local 2170, Firefighters Local 864, Battalion Chief/Safety Officers Local 864, and Police Non-Commissioned.
  • Approved a contract with Carollo Engineers to assist with the Water System Plan Update project.
  • Approved a Permits Technology Surcharge Fee.
  • Accepted $42,164 in grant funds from the Edward Berne Memorial Justice Grant program for the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators.
  • Approved the pre-zoning for the Fairwood Potential Annexation Area.

September Highlights

  • Proclaimed September 12 to 18, 2010 to be "Tobacco-Free Teens Back to School Week."
  • Approved a replacement contract with MIG to complete the six-year update to the Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Natural Resources Plan.
  • Accepted an FAA grant of $150,000 to develop an Airport Sustainability Plan.
  • Proclaimed September 25, 2010 to be "Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry."
  • Approved an agreement with King County Transit for enhanced services for Metro Route 110 beginning in 2013.
  • Accepted a Department of Ecology grant of $297,940 to implement requirements associated with the National Pollutant & Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Stormwater Permit.
  • Approved the amended Shoreline Master Program and directed its forwarding to the Department of Ecology for approval.
  • Appointed Richard Siers to the Airport Advisory Committee.
  • Appointed Amy Pieper to the Library Advisory Committee.

August Highlights

  • Awarded the Logan Ave. N. Stage 2 Lake Washington Trail South Lake Connector project to EnD General Construction.
  • Authorized a contract with Blumen Consulting Group to complete the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements for the Quendall Terminals  development project. 
  • Accepted $226,076 in grant funds from King County Solid Waste Division for the 2010-2011 Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant program.
  • Approved an airport lease addendum with Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc.
  • Accepted $121,546 in Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Performance Grant funds from the Washington State Military Department.
  • Amended the name of the Finance and Information Services Department to the Finance and Information Technology Department.
  • Awarded the Madsen Creek Sediment Basin Cleaning - 2010 project to Sierra Pacific Construction, Inc.
  • Awarded the Union Ave. NE/Duvall Ave. NE Storm System Repair project to Hoffman Construction, LLC.
  • Recognized August 3, 2010 as National Night Out 2010.
  • Recognized August 8, 2010 as Budkis Day.
  • Adopted changes to City Code regarding Unfit Building Regulations.
  • Adopted 2009 International Property Maintenance Code with local amendments.
  • Adopted amendments to the 2010 Budget in the total amount of $8,116,407.
  • Adopted the 2010 Arts and Culture Master Plan.
  • Authorized a lease agreement with the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) for office space at City Hall.
  • Authorized an interlocal agreement with South Correctional Entity (SCORE) for use of a City vehicle.
  • Awarded $75,000 from the Housing Opportunity Fund to Habitat for Humanity of East King County for the La Fortuna Phase I affordable home ownership project.
  • Appointed Catherine Ploue-Smith; Suzi Ure; Erica Richey; Jason Oleston; and Laurie Beden to the Library Advisory Board.
  • Adopted a resolution calling for the annexation by election of the West Hill area in February 2012.
  • Recognized August 11, 2010 as Sons of Haiti Supreme Council Day
  • Accepted $217,762 in grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Taxiway Bravo Repaving/Reconstruction project at the airport.
  • Authorized two addenda to the Boeing Employee Flying Association's airport lease.
  • Awarded the Renton Fire Station 17 Roof Replacement project to Stanley Roofing Company.
  • Recognized September 2010 as Ready in Renton Month.

July Highlights

  • Approved the Upper Springbrook Reach Restoration Project Partnership Agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Approved a three-year contract with Coban Technologies for Police Department in-car video systems.
  • Appointed Martin Regge to the Planning Commission.
  • Recognized Fire and Emergency Services Department employee promotions.
  • Approved an interlocal contract with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to accept grant funding to purchase three electric hybrid vehicles in 2011.
  • Approved a budget appropriation for the analysis of future potential library sites and a structural analysis of the Downtown Library.
  • Approved a contract with SvR Design Company to develop the Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Natural Resources Plan.
  • Recognized July 31, 2010 as "100 Years of Camp Fire Day."
  • Recognized August, 2010 as "Renton Welcomes Seahawk Fans to Training Camp Month."

June Highlights

  • Approved an interlocal agreement with Valley Medical Center Occupational Health Services for employee medical services and laboratory testing through 2012.
  • Approved the negotiation of a contract with United Pipe and Supply/Sensus Metering Systems for the acquisition of an Automated Meter Reading system.
  • Approved an addendum to the contract with Vinson Brothers for increased landscape maintenance services.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with local agencies for the Preventing Auto Theft through Regional Operational Links (P.A.T.R.O.L.) task force.
  • Proclaimed Courtroom 1 of the Renton Municipal Court to hereinafter be known as the "Roger I. Lewis Courtroom."
  • Proclaimed June 14, 2010 to be "Elder Abuse Awareness Day."
  • Awarded the 2010 Street Patch and Overlay with Curb Ramps project to Lakeside Industries, Inc.
  • Awarded the West Hill Reservoir Recoat & Upgrade 2010 project to Coatings Unlimited, Inc.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with the Washington State Department of General Administration for purchasing non-public works supplies.
  • Approved the conversion of a two-year limited term Geographical Information Services (GIS) Coordinator position to a full-time position.
  • Approved the codification of Hydrant Meter Fees.
  • Proclaimed July 4 to 11, 2010 to be "Miss Washington Week."
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with the Renton Housing Authority authorizing joint procurement of consultant services for the Sunset Area Community Investment Strategy.
  • Accepted grant funds in the amount of $35,000 for the Maintenance Dredging and Shoreline Mitigation project at the Airport.
  • Proclaimed July 2010 to "Parks and Recreation Month."
  • Approved the 2011-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2010 Arterial Street Plan.
  • Reappointed Ed Prince, Michael Drollinger, and Gwendolyn High to the Planning Commission.
  • Reappointed Lee Chicoine, Ben Johnson, Robert Ingersoll, Diane Paholke, and Todd Banks to the Airport Advisory Committee.
  • Adopted revised Parks Rules and Regulations regarding trail safety.
  • Adopted State law regarding the use of wireless devices while driving by reference.
  • Approved a contract with CH2MHILL for the Sunset Area Community Investment Strategy.
  • Declared an emergency for the purposes of repairing the Cascade Interceptor at Royal Hill Dr. SE.
  • Approved the Sierra Heights Elementary School Annexation and zoning.
  • Approved the Maplewood Heights Elementary School Annexation.
  • Approved a Special Events Ordinance providing for the issuance of permits to regulate special events.

May Highlights

  • Approved a new long-term lease of Airport property with The Boeing Company.
  • Adopted the 2011 - 2016 City of Renton Business Plan.
  • Approved a contract with Vinson Brothers for landscape maintenance services for 2010 - 2012.
  • Recognized Municipal Clerks Week May 2 to 8, 2010.
  • Recognized National Drinking Water Week May 3 to 7, 2010.
  • Approved the Cavalla preliminary plat; 49 lots on 9.4 acres.
  • Recognized Salvation Army Week May 10 to 16, 2010.
  • Adopted a biennial budget process.
  • Approved the Liberty Gardens preliminary plat; 36 lots on 8.95 acres.
  • Adopted new Standard Plans for Public Works Construction.
  • Reappointed Al Dieckman to the Parks Commission.

April Highlights

  • Accepted $34,741.88 from Seattle/King County Public Health Department for Renton's 2010 Hazardous Waste Management Program.
  • Approved a supplemental agreement with KPG, Inc. for design services for the Garden Ave. N. Widening project.
  • Approved the naming of Courtroom #1 at City Hall the "Roger I. Lewis Courtroom."
  • Promoted Deputy Fire Chief Mark Peterson to Fire Chief/Emergency Management Administrator.
  • Declared April 2010 to be "Volunteer Month."
  • Approved City membership in the Cascade Land Conservancy's Cascade Agenda Cities Program.
  • Modified the moratorium on the permitting of Adult Entertainment businesses.
  • Approved a contract with Parametrix, Inc. for design services related to the Thunder Hills Creek Sanitary Sewer and Surface Water project.
  • Declared April 11 to 17, 2010 to be "Week of the Young Child."
  • Declared April 24, 2010 to be "Arbor Day/Earth Day."
  • Created a Library Advisory Board for issues related to the services provided to Renton residents by the King County Library System.
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with the cities of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Tukwila, and the Port of Seattle for the Valley Narcotics Enforcement Team.
  • Appointed Timothy Williams as Recreation Director.
  • Awarded the Stonegate Lift Station Conveyance Improvements project to Shoreline Construction Company.
  • Approved a resolution requesting the United States Congress support the funding needs of the Howard Hanson Dam.
  • Approved the first round of 2010 neighborhood grants in the amount of $74,357.

March Highlights

  • Adopted an ordinance relating to Valley Communications Center Develop Authority bonds.
  • Declared a six-month moratorium on the permitting of Adult Entertainment businesses.
  • Approved a 41-month lease with Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc. for the 4th floor of City Hall.
  • Approved the expenditure of $100,000 for traffic signal design for NE 4th St.
  • Approved additional 2009 Amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Approved the 2010 Group Health medical coverage contracts.
  • Approved the waiver of picnic shelter fees for the annual CROPWALK event.
  • Approved the waiver of golf course greens fees for the Liberty High School Girls Golf Course Team.
  • Approved an ordinance authorizing administrative suspension of park use by individuals who violate laws and park rules.
  • Adopted a resolution granting certain privileges to the first telecom company to build a Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network in Renton.
  • Recognized the Special Populations Basketball Team for their achievements this year.
  • Adopted a resolution supporting The Boeing Company's pursuit of the United States Tanker Program.
  • Approved the Benson Trails a.k.a Sandhu Plat Final Plat.

February Highlights

  • Declared February 2010 as Renton Heart Month.
  • Accepted a $500,000 grant to be used for the Rainier Ave. S. (SR 167), S. Grady Way to S. 2nd St. project.
  • Approved the 2010-2011 One Card for All (ORCA) Business Passport agreement for City employees.
  • Approved the 2009 King County Surface Water Design Manual and related City Amendments.
  • Approved a contract with Roth Hill Engineering for design and construction services for the Stonegate II - Lift Station and Conveyance Design project.
  • Accepted a $30,000 Department of Ecology grant for in-house recycling and composting efforts.
  • Appointed Ben Johnson to the Airport Advisory Committee.
  • Approved a sales and use tax as authorized by RCW 82.14.415 as a credit against the State sales and use tax, relating to annexations.
  • Approved a budget increase to the contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Upper Springbrook Creek Restoration project.
  • Approved a contract amendment with King County to accept $181,755.50 for tenant improvements at Fire Station 11. 

January Highlights

  • Reappointed Alfred Banholzer to the Airport Advisory Committee.
  • Reappointed Ray Giometti and Michael Chen to the Planning Commission.
  • Approved a contract with Hamilton/Saunderson for the administration of the Renton Marketing Campaign.
  • Approved an interim interlocal agreement with Fire District 25 to extend fire and emergency services through 2/29/2010.
  • Approved a contract with Dotson Security Services to administer the Visitor Information and Downtown Assistance (VIDA) program.
  • Accepted a $240,000 Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant for the Highlands to Landing Pedestrian Connection project.
  • Approved a Master Use Agreement with the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties for permission to install and maintain real estate kiosk signs in public right-of-ways.
  • Approved a supplemental agreement with Berger/Abam Engineers regarding the SW 27th St. (Strander Blvd.) Extension project.
  • Proclaimed January 2010 as "National Mentoring Month," and "Financial Literacy Month."
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with Fire District 25 for fire and emergency services for 2010 through 2020.
  • Approved a five-year lease extension with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center for space at the 200 Mill building.
  • Approved a contract with Parametrix, Inc. for the Lake Ave. S./Renton Ave. S. Storm System project.
  • Accepted a $1.7 million grant from the Washington State Public Works Board for infrastructure improvements related to the Hawk's Landing development.

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