MUKILTEO, Washington, August 15, 2021 – The city council at its working session on August 9th discussed new budget items for capital projects, updates to the source control program, and land use and growth management.
Capitol Project New budget items
As part of the financial part of the meeting, the Council first discussed the draft new budget item of the Capitol Project (NBI) for the development of the 2022 budget. These projects and programs are recommended for funding in the 2022 budget and are expected to be in the provisional in October Budget included in 2022, although changes may occur once the budget is finalized and staff continue to update carry-over amounts, revenue projections and project cost information.
Seven NBIs totaling $ 1,154,214; Funded with $ 800,000 from Real Estate Excise Tax II (REET II) and $ 354,214 from Transportation Benefit District Sales Tax (TBD). There is a new project and six ongoing annual programs that implement the policies, priorities and plans adopted by the Council.
The nine investment projects and programs discussed were:
- Repairing Big Gulch Erosion: Erosion caused by high runoff from a city stormwater pipe and a tributary of Big Gulch Creek needs to be repaired. Repair options are evaluated in order to minimize costs. The requested amount is $ 100,000.
- Road Drainage Improvements in Chennault Beach Design: To improve drainage along Chennault Beach Drive between 60th Avenue W and Marine View Drive. The design begins in 2022, construction is planned for 2023. The requested amount is $ 889,000.
- Annual ADA upgrade program: Update public right of way infrastructure according to the city’s ADA transition plan priorities to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The requested amount is $ 25,000.
- Annual Bike Transit Walk (by the way) program: Continue the implementation of the adopted Cycling Plan, an annual program that includes the planning and construction of new cycle paths and sidewalks to improve the city’s non-motorized system. The requested amount is $ 140,000.
- Annual lane maintenance program:
Preservation of the road network using various technologies to preserve the road surface. As planned, this annual program also finances project management and overheads. The requested amount is $ 694,214.
- Annual Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Program: An ongoing program to evaluate, design and install improvements to pedestrian crossings. The requested amount is $ 35,000.
- Annual sidewalk repair program: Repairs to the existing pavement network to repair defective, displaced and / or damaged areas. The 2022 program is focused on repairing damaged shared pathways along Paine Field Boulevard. The requested amount is $ 185,000.
- Annual traffic calming program: An ongoing program to respond to resident inquiries about traffic problems in the neighborhood related to speeding and through traffic through the adopted traffic calming program. The requested amount is $ 25,000.
- Mukilteo Lane Repair Review: As a joint project with the City of Everett, the east end of Mukilteo Lane is being evaluated to determine the type and cost of repairs necessary to stabilize the roadway. The city of Everett is also requesting US $ 50,000 for this project for its 2022 budget.
Source control program
For public works, the council discussed an update to the source code control program, a requirement under the city’s NPDES permit requirement 2019-2024. The permit requires the city to develop an ongoing program to inspect existing companies with pollutant sources, establish incremental enforcement measures, and issue an enforcement ordinance.
An updated NPDES permit for Phase II communities, including Mukilteo, was issued by the Ministry of the Environment in August 2019 and the city must comply. One of these requirements is for the city to introduce a new source control program.
The minimum requirements and their deadlines are:
- Adoption and enactment of a regulation mandating the use of source control BMPs for existing companies as defined in the license. Deadline 08/01/2022.
- Take stock of the businesses that have the potential to create pollutants in the city’s rainwater system. Deadline 08/01/2022.
- Implement an inspection program for the identified companies. Deadline 01/01/2021.
- Implement phased enforcement that obliges companies to comply with rainwater requirements. Deadline 01/01/2023.
- Staff training that is in progress.
In the area of community development, the council heard the presentation from David Osaki, Community Development Director, who spoke on the subject of growth management.
As part of the Washington State Growth Management Act, which was passed in 1990 and required certain cities and counties in the state to develop and pass a comprehensive plan and development regulations to manage the population with a period of more than 20 years, Osaki updated the Advice on land use, transportation, housing, utilities and capital investments that, as a city, must comply with this plan.
The GMA calls on the local authorities to review comprehensive plans and development regulations every eight years and to change them if necessary in order to ensure that they are up-to-date and up-to-date. In order to adhere to the adjournment schedule of the meeting, Osaki was allotted only 30 minutes for his presentation, which did not leave much room for discussion by the council or drafting by Osaki other than reminding the council of the legislative procedures involved and the timetables to be followed.