March 14: Upcoming Mukilteo City Council Meeting

MUKILTEO, Wash., March 12, 2022 – For its 6 p.m. Monday, March 14 regular WORKSESSION, the Mukilteo City Council will discuss the items listed below:

City Hall Exterior Security Camera Upgrade

Discussion at first reading of the AT&T Small Cell Franchise agreement with a term of five years. AT&T (New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC) has requested that the City Council discussion on the City Hall exterior security camera upgrades. This proposal is recommended for approval at the March 21, 2022, regular meeting.

City Hall has seen increased vandalism and has limited exterior camera coverage. In addition, the camera near the entrance is not providing a clear picture. The proposal will provide upgraded cameras around the exterior of the building.

60th Ave W., Drainage, Budget Increase

Approve a project budget increase, in the amount of $32,000 to supplement the project’s final cost of construction and approve a project budget reallocation to move $39,888 from the previously approved Construction Mgmt. & Inspections budget 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 Task Order No. 4 in the amount of $79,552 for Construction Management & Inspection services, for the “60th Ave W Drainage Repairs” project. The Public Works Department procured the construction bids according to the City’s Procurement Policies and Procedures. The City followed the Bid Procedures for Public Works Projects over $30,000, through a competitive sealed bid process as outlined in RCW 35.22.620.

During construction, the contractor encountered a significant quantity of unsuitable materials when 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 the unsuitable materials, coupled with the replacement of compactible “gravel borrow” material, resulted in additional construction costs to the project that exceeded the approved project budget. Council approval of additional spending authority is requested to cover these additional efforts and materials to reconcile all construction costs pertinent to the
project improvements.

ARPA Funding Discussion

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

The Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Final Rule, released on January 6, 2022, provides greater clarity to jurisdictions as to how these funds may be spent and, in some ways, simplifies the administration of the funds. With respect to Mukilteo, the City may consider its entire award to fit within the Revenue Loss category and may use the funds on any traditional government service. While the Rule makes it easier to determine what constitutes an impacted
community, Mukilteo household incomes exceed the established thresholds making it more difficult if not impossible to establish a direct aid program

Biennial Budget

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

The City Council currently adopts an annual budget some time in November or December of each year. Cities in Washington have the option to adopt budgets every two years under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35A.34. Cities desiring to move from an annual budget to a biennial budget must adopt an Ordinance by June 30th of an even numbered year to be effective January 1st of the following year.

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

Mukilteo City Council meeting Time and Location

To review the agenda items in detail, click here. This meeting will be held both electronically by Zoom and in-person. The Public can hear the meeting live, 6 p.m. March 14 via Zoom using the link below:

To read last week’s meeting, click here.

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