March 14: Next meeting of the municipal council of Mukilteo

MUKILTEO, Washington, March 12, 2022 – For its regular WORKING SESSION on Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m., the Mukilteo Municipal Council will discuss the points listed below:

City Hall Outdoor Security Camera Upgrade

First Reading Discussion of Five-Year AT&T Small Cell Franchise Agreement. AT&T (New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC) requested that the City Council discuss upgrades to City Hall’s exterior security cameras. This proposal is recommended for approval at the regular meeting of March 21, 2022.

City Hall has seen an increase in vandalism and limited exterior camera coverage. Also, the camera near the entrance does not provide a clear image. The proposal will provide enhanced cameras around the exterior of the building.

60th Ave W., Drainage, Budget Increase

Approve an increase to the project budget, in the amount of $32,000 to supplement the final construction cost of the project and approve a reallocation of the project budget to displace $39,888 from previously approved construction management. & Budget of inspections to the construction budget.

On October 4, 2021, City Council awarded the construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $219,350, approved a construction contingency in the amount of $21,935, and approved the order of Assignment No. 4 in the amount of $79,552 for Construction Management and Inspection Services, for the “60th Ave W Drainage Repairs” project. The Public Works Department obtained construction bids in accordance with City procurement policies and procedures. The City has followed tendering procedures for public works projects over $30,000, through a competitive sealed tendering process, as outlined in RCW 35.22.620.

During construction, the contractor encountered a significant amount of unsuitable material while excavating the trenches for the proposed drainage system. This existing condition was unforeseen and unexpected during the design phase of the project. The excavation of inappropriate materials, coupled with the replacement of compactable “borrow gravel” materials, resulted in additional construction costs for the project that exceeded the approved project budget. Council approval of an additional expenditure authority is sought to cover these additional efforts and materials to reconcile all construction costs relevant to the
project improvements.

ARPA Funding Discussion

Discuss the information presented and provide feedback to staff on next steps.

The Final Rule for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Coronavirus (SLRFF), released on January 6, 2022, provides greater clarity to jurisdictions as to how these funds can be spent and, in some respects, simplifies fund administration. With respect to Mukilteo, the City may consider its entire allocation to be categorized as lost revenue and may use the funds for any traditional government service. Although the Rule facilitates the determination of what constitutes an impact
community, household incomes in Mukilteo exceed the established thresholds, which makes it more difficult, if not impossible, to set up a direct assistance program

Biennial budget

Discuss the information presented and provide feedback to staff on next steps.

The city council currently adopts an annual budget in November or December of each year. Cities in Washington have the ability to adopt budgets every two years under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35A.34. Cities wishing to switch from an annual budget to a biennial budget must adopt an ordinance before June 30 of an even year to come into force on January 1 of the following year.

Council is invited to consider adopting Ordinance 1461, amending Titles 2 and 3 of the Mukilteo Municipal Code, and adopting the new Chapter 3.02, Biennial Budget.

Time and place of the meeting of the municipal council of Mukilteo

To view the agenda items in detail, click here. This meeting will be held both electronically via Zoom and in person. The public can listen to the meeting live, March 14 at 6 p.m., via Zoom using the link below:

To read last week’s meeting, click here.

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