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Tacoma City Council Meeting - August 26, 2014
Resolution No. 38991 A resolution setting Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the draft North Downtown Subarea Plan and proposed amendments to the Municipal Code Chapter 13.06A, Downtown Tacoma. [Ian Munce, Special Assistant to the Director; Peter Huffman, Director, Planning and Development Services]
Resolution No. 38992 A resolution setting Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the proposed six-month extension of the interim land use regulations concerning the production, processing, and retail sale of recreational marijuana. [Brian Boudet, Planning Manager; Peter Huffman, Director, Planning and Development Services]
The consent agenda was adopted without comment.
Mayor Strickland proclaimed August 26, 2014 as Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful Day in honor of the work done by the program and its volunteers to improve the lives and homes of so many low-income home owners in Tacoma and Pierce County over the last 30 years.
Resolution No. 38993 A resolution awarding a contract to Republic Parking Northwest, Inc., in the amount of $4,949,293, plus sales tax, budgeted from the Parking Enterprise Fund, for integrated management/operator service for off-street and on-street parking facilities, for an initial term of 18 months, with the option to renew for two additional two-year terms, for a projected contract total of $10,994,748.74 - Specification No. PW14-0113F. [Chris Larson, P.E., Division Manager; Kurtis D. Kingsolver, P.E., Director, Public Works]
In response to a question from Councilmember Boe, staff clarified that all revenues from paid on- and off-street parking go back to the Parking Enterprise Fund to cover the cost of the contract. There is no use of General Fund dollars to support the program.
Resolution No. 38994 A resolution awarding a contract to NOVA Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $345,000, sales tax not included, plus a 15 percent contingency, for a cumulative total of $396,750, budgeted from the Wastewater Fund, to replace a portion of the Titlow Pump Station force main pipe - Specification No. ES14-0077F. [Geoffrey M. Smyth, P.E., Division Manager; Michael P. Slevin III, P.E., Director, Environmental Services]
The resolution was adopted without comment.
Resolution No. 38995 A resolution awarding a contract to Northwest Cascade, Inc., in the amount of $326,800, sales tax not included, budgeted from the Wastewater Fund, for the wastewater sewer and side sewer connection repair project - Specification No. ES14-0262F. [Geoffrey M. Smyth, P.E., Division Manager; Michael P. Slevin III, P.E., Director, Environmental Services]
This resolution was also adopted without comment.
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
Ordinance No. 28241 An ordinance amending Chapter 11.55 of the Municipal Code, related to the Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor, to add additional public streets in the heavy haul corridor designation to improve operations and efficiency. [Chris Larson, P.E., Division Manager; Kurtis D. Kingsolver, P.E., Director, Public Works]
The ordinance passed without further comment.
COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee – Councilmember Mello shared recent work of the committee.
- Conducted interviews for the Board of Building Appeals, the Transportation Commission, and the Planning Commission; and made recommendations for appointments.
- Heard from Environmental Services staff regarding the City’s “call to haul” program. The program is currently available to single family residential customers, but will soon be rolling out to multi-family and commercial customers.
- At its next meeting the committee will hear from Public Works staff on the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program and the pilot residential glass recycling project.
Councilmember Ibsen shared that the annual neighborhood clean up at Hunt Middle School will be this Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you live in the neighborhood, it's your chance to get rid of any junk from around your home.
Councilmember Boe had several items to share.
- Farmers’ Markets continue on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays around Tacoma. Get out and support your local farmers and other vendors.
- This Thursday First Creek Middle School will host their third annual back to school parade and festival. Everyone in the community is invited to come out to Salishan Community Park to celebrate the return of students to school.
- This Friday Metro Parks hosts an end of summer bash with Click! movie in the park Frozen at Stewart Heights Park. Movie begins at dusk, fun and games begin at 5 p.m.
- Saturdayz Flea Market returns this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The flea market is every other Saturday through September 25 on Broadway between South 9th and 11th streets.
- Sunday is the Rock the Rim Back to School event and the Rock the Rim Barbershop Basketball Tournament.
Councilmember Woodards announced that this Saturday is the 4th annual Thousand Man Family March and Festival, beginning at 9 am at South 23rd and MLK, and marching to Peoples Park at South 9th and MLK. The parade will be followed by a short program and an afternoon of festivities with live music, choirs, etc in the park until 3 p.m. There will also be backpack and school supply giveaways for families.
Mayor Strickland reminded us that the holiday on Monday means that Council meetings are cancelled in honor of Labor day. The next Council meeting will be on Tuesday, September 9.
Councilmember Campbell was absent from this week’s meeting.
For more on the items on this week’s agenda, see our City Business Preview for the week.
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