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06/19/2012 04K Surplus Oversized Yakima Valley Trolley Rail Switch Points; Donation to Inland NW Rail Museum in Spokane e V s,• BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. For Meeting of: June 19, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Resolution declaring oversized Yakima Valley Trolley (YVT) rail switch points as surplus and authorizing donation of the switch points to the Inland NW Rail Museum in Spokane SUBMITTED BY: Joan Davenport, Acting Director, Community and Economic Development Doug Mayo, PE, City Engineer CONTACT Bob Degrosellier, Senior Engineer (575 -6228) PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: In 2011 while cleaning out the Trolley Barn, YVT volunteers identified and stockpiled unused and unnecessary rail switch points. These parts are not only unusable as the 90 pound rail does not fite the City Trolley System, the parts take of valuable Car -barn space that YVT could otherwise use. As scrap rails bring $350 /ton in large quantities delivered to a smelter, and is unwanted in small quantities, the intrinsic value of these switch parts is negligible. This being the case, we request these parts be declared as surplus and that they be donated to the Inland NW Rail Museum (Museum) in Spokane, a non - profit agency. The donation is suggested as the Museum has assisted the Trolley volunteers many times in the past and the Museum would be glad to come to Yakima to get these parts at their expense for use on the Museum rail system. - Resolution X Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: • Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: City Manager APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHME=NTS: Click to download No Attachments Available 1