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07/17/2018 06D Surplus Drainage Improvement District #39BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT 1 Item No. 6.D. For Meeting of: July 17, 2018 ITEM TITLE: Set date of August 6, 2018, fora Public Hearing to declare property surplus to the City needs and abandon a section of former Drainage Improvement District (DID) #39 SUBMITTED BY: Scott Schafer, Director of Public Works Mike Price, Wastewater/Stormwater Division Manager 249-6815 SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Set a Public Hearing for August 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m., to declare a section of former Drainage Improvement District (DID) #39 abandoned, extending from manhole 65 at N. 20th Avenue/Jerome Avenue to manhole 67 located westerly approximately 395 feet. All property rights to DI Ds within city limits were ceded to the City of Yakima (City) by Yakima County when the City accepted transfer of this conveyance system. There is little legal specificity as to how to decommission DID lines after they are essentially abandoned. As a result, the City is treating them as a utility for purposes of abandonment and asking the City Council to hold a public hearing declaring the property surplus. The engineer's design report states that the purpose of this drain line was to drain off irrigation water being used to irrigate the many orchards that had been planted in the area. Over the years, the orchards have been removed and the DID line sought to be abandoned is no longer necessary as there is no drainage flow through this portion of the pipe. No City services, such as stormwater, are connected to this portion of the DID. The City has no need for this portion of the DID system and the property owner is seeking to decommission the pipeline. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Economic Development APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: 2 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approve Public Hearing date BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: