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06/19/2012 17A Council General Information k BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 1 71 For Meeting of: June 19, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON/TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1. 6/14/12 Weekly Issues Report 2. 6/14/12 Memo from Interim City Manager Morales re Federal Funding Obligation 3. 6/13/12 Article "Bloomberg Charity Offers $9 Million for Best New Governing Ideas," Bloomberg.com 4. 6/14/12 Memo from Interim City Manager Morales re Building Inspectors /Fire Inspections 5. 6/1/12 Letter from Lewis and Clark Middle School re soccer fields 6. City Meeting Schedule for week of June 18 through 25, 2012 7. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar as of June 18, 2012 8 Preliminary Council Agenda 9. Yakima Firefighters Fair flyer Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) - Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR %�/ SUBMITTAL: „1 " f City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download E 6 -19 info packet MEMORANDUM June 14, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and City Council Members FROM: Michael Morales, Interim City Manager SUBJECT: Weekly Issues Report • JUNE 19 COUNCIL MEETING AND EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Council meeting on June 19 was moved to 2:00 p.m. due to the AWC Conference. There will be an executive session at 1:30 p.m. • MLK FUNDING UPDATE: Attached is a memo that was submitted to the Yakima Valley MPO /RTPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in relation to unobligated federal funding in this region and the state. The TAC unanimously voted to fund $5.5 million for the Martin Luther King underpass project in addition to two County projects, a project in Grandview, plus a number of design and right -of -way projects including North 1 Street and South 64 Avenue. With approval by YVCOG Executive Committee on Monday, and the Council's adoption of amendments to the six -year TIP on Tuesday (item 8 under public hearings), the City will have funding to begin construction of the Martin Luther King underpass later this year. I will explain the entire scenario in greater detail on Tuesday. • ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES CONFERENCE: I will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Annual Conference in Vancouver, WA with Council member Adkison June 19 -22, 2012. City Attorney Jeff Cutter will be Acting City Manager during my absence. • MAYORS CHALLENGE: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering $9 million in prizes to U.S. Cities through his charitable foundation in a competition for ideas that local governments can use to solve problems. The Mayors Challenge creates an opportunity for mayors to champion their boldest ideas and to have them take root locally and perhaps spread nationally. I provided some additional information in your packet. Please refer to the `Bloomberg Charity Offers $9 Million for Best New Governing Ideas' article. • WASTEWATER ACTIVITIES: Wastewater will have a large number of people working in the area of Englewood /Conestoga near our Carriage Hill lift station. It may appear like they are not doing much; however, we are evaluating the size and condition of the first 100 feet of the force main of the Carriage Hill line. They will also be entering into the manhole which requires at least 3 people plus traffic control. • STREETS /TRAFFIC PROJECTS: Signal crews will be working on preventive maintenance at signalized intersections between 1 and 16 Avenues from Washington to Fruitvale Striping crews will repaint lane lines on Yakima Avenue /Summitview Avenue from the freeway to 16 Avenue and the full length of 16 Avenue and 40 Avenue. The crew will also be painting crosswalks on Walnut Avenue from 6 Street to 5 Avenue and other markings in the 5 Avenue /3 Avenue corridor Street crews will finish crack sealing in the area west of 64 Avenue and south of Nob Hill Boulevard. They will then move to the area between 1st Street and 5 Avenue, north of Lincoln Avenue. They will also complete patching work related to the removal of railroad tracks on H Street. Sweeper crews will be working on a citywide schedule. Crews will also be installing cameras at 56 and Summitview Avenue since the in- pavement detectors are failing. • WATER ACTIVITIES: Water Distribution Crews will begin replacing and installing fire hydrants and services on Tieton Drive west of 40th Avenue as part of the Eisenhower School renovation. Water Distribution division crews will also be installing a new bulk water fill station at the Gardner Park well site. This will be the second fill station installed in the city of Yakima and will be used by city staff to fill water trucks, sweepers and vactors and eventually will be available for outside contractors to use At the Naches River Water Treatment Plant some metal walls have become rusted and oxidized over the last 43 years. Rather than hire a contractor the water treatment plant and the irrigation crew removed the metal walls and replaced them with a broken face block wall. • FIREFIGHTERS FAIR: On Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 a m. — 2.00 p.m. Yakima firefighters will be offering a Firefighters Fair at Station 95. You can meet the firefighters, sit in the new ladder truck, witness the jaws of life, see the tech rescue team in action, and experience a live car fire There will be food and beverages and plenty of activities for the kids. • PERSONAL LEAVE: I will be taking Friday, June 15 off. I will have my blackberry in case you need to contact me Memorandum June 14, 2012 To: Yakima Valley MPO /RTPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) From: Michael A. Morales, Interim City Manager Brett Sheffield, Chief Engineer Subject: Federal Funding Obligation Page Scott's memo of June 4, 2012 regarding the.. status of the federal funding obligations of the local agencies, and subsequent discussions with Roger Arms and other offices, have raised a concern about future YVCOG STP allocations. As a region, it would be quite harmful to experience a significant reduction in STP as a result of our ability to obligate funds this year. Due to the status of the Railroad Grade Separation project, the City of Yakima is in a unique position to mitigate this issue, and obligate a large portion of the unobligated YVCOG STP funds. Since Yakima began the Lincoln Avenue -MLK Boulevard Grade Separation Project 12 years ago, we have completed $28M of work, resulting in the completion of the Lincoln Avenue Underpass, relocation of utilities and improvements to North Front Street, and complete design of the MLK Underpass. We have $10 million in hand to complete MLK, but are short $5.5M to bid the project for construction. Unfortunately, we have been advised by the TIB and FMSIB that, unless we meet our funding gap by this fall, they will reallocate $5 million of their funds from Yakima to other projects around the state that are ready to construct. Since the NEPA documentation (8/17/06) and the right of way acquisition (8/26/09) were completed for all phases of the project, the only obstacles to obligating additional funds is to amend the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and finish the design that is 95% complete. The public hearing to amend our 2012 _ 2017 Six - Year Transportation Improvement Plan is scheduled for June 19th, which will allow the project to be shown as funding secured in the July STIP amendment. We have been assured by our engineering consultant that the design will be sufficiently complete to obligate funds, meeting the deadline. We understand that for the TAC to award this amount of money, it would have to borrow ahead. If the TAC determines that it is in their best interest to award the $5.5 million to complete the MLK Underpass, the City of Yakima would be in a position to obligate $6,877,948 of STP funds, prior to September 15, 2012. This amount includes: • $6,527,948 for MLK Underpass construction, • $100,000 for right of way acquisition on the 64th Avenue Improvements Project; • $250,000 for engineering of North 1st Street Corridor Revitalization Project • $250,000 of Enhancement funds for construction of the Powerhouse /William O. Douglas Interconnect. If the TAC elects to not award these additional funds to the MLK Underpass, the City of Yakima could only obligate $350,000 of STP funds and $250,000 of Enhancement funds prior to September 15, 2012. While we realize the status of future STP funding is somewhat unclear, discussions with WSDOT HQ Highways and Local Programs assume that funding should remain stable for the next few years. We understand and appreciate the level of commitment that this would take from the TAC and, with that in mind, the City of Yakima would forego applying for the next two calls for STP funded projects. We greatly appreciate the manner in which the YVCOG TAC works so cooperatively. We appreciate your consideration of this request. 6/13/2012 2 Bloomberg Charity Offers $9 Million for Best New Governing Ideas - Bloomberg Page 1 of 3 Bioomberg il3loomberg Charity Offers $9 Million for Best New Governing Ideas 13 I leer Goldman - Jun 13 2012 ew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering $9 million in prizes to U.S. cities through his haritable foundation in a competition for ideas that local governments can use to solve problems. I The contest, which Bloomberg Philanthropies calls the Mayors Challenge, starts today when the foundation sends invitations to compete to 1,300 mayors of U.S. cities with more than 30,000 esidents. They have until Sept. 14 to enter their submissions, said Jaynes Anderson, director of the harity's government- innovation program. he top 20 finalists will visit New York at the philanthropy's expense for a so- called ideas camp, wo days of mingling with foundation - selected experts to refine proposals on affordable housing, ealth, money and management. The winner, to be announced next year, will receive $5 million, la nd four runners -up will each get $1 million. New York City isn't eligible, Anderson said. `While our cities are unique, many of the challenges we face -- from obesity to pension costs to p reparing residents for the jobs of tomorrow to just doing more with less -- are very similar," Bloomberg said in a statement. "The Mayors Challenge creates an opportunity for mayors to Champion their boldest ideas and to have them take root locally and perhaps spread nationally." Future Programs Other institutions give recognition to past accomplishments in urban policy that have already Wade an impact, Anderson said. What sets the Bloomberg prize apart is that it encourages future programs that can transform the way government works, he said. I The Ford Foundation's Metropolitan Opportunity program has approved 51 grants totaling $31 illion this year, according to the New York -based organization's website. It attempts to connect ow- income people with affordable housing, jobs and transportation though regional planning and 'renovative land use. http: / /www.bloomberg.com /news /print/2012- 06- 13/bloomberg- charity- offers -9- million- for... 6/14/2012 Bloomberg Charity Offers $9 Million for Best New Governing Ideas - Bloomberg Page 2 of 3 Bloomberg, 70, mayor of the most populous U.S. city and founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP, is ranked loth on Forbes IVEa azine's list of the world's wealthiest billionaires. The magazine estimates that he has a net worth of $22 billion. In 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $33o million worldwide, according to its website. The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Bloomberg fifth among U.S. charitable donors. The foundation has established separate core areas to finance programs on health -- including a worldwide anti- tobacco campaign and an effort to improve road safety in Vietn -- the environment the arts, education and government. 'Real Policy' It has committed $24 million to city governments in Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, Louisville and Merle hi s as part of a three -year program "so that they can go out and hire somebody to really spearhead innovation with the support of the mayor, "Bloomberg says on a video posted on the philanthropy's website. "In a baldly political sense, he's collecting chits, "said Douglas Muzzio, professor of urban politics at l'iaruch Colleg in ✓Iiinarattan. "But the bottom line is,'is this good for the public? And the answer has to be yes. There's real policy being made here. A.nd he gets the personal satisfaction of funding a good thing and receiving praise from the five mayors participating in it." The foundation's promotional video features CI tica2o Mayor Rahm Ern,tnuei discussing the $6 million his city' received. He used the money to hire staff to evaluate and improve agencies'custonier services, and develop energy-conservation programs to cut c'di:hoii 'rni..ssuonS in residential buildings The city has reduced licenses and permits is required of small- businesses by about half, said Anderson. `Bold and Innovative' The foundation has twice flown and housed groups of mayors and representatives for New York conferences, at Much they discussed strategics to deal with issues such as poverty, health care, public safety, economic development and the streamlining of services, Anderson said. Prizes Will be awarded for ideas that show "bold and innovating thinking, a solid implementation plan, high likelihood of creating a measurable impact" and an ability to replicate the program in other cities, Anderson said in an interview. "Our cities are uniquely positioned to inspire and foster the innovation, creativity and solutions needed to improve people's lives," Bloomberg said. "The Mayors Challenge creates an opportunity http: / /www. bloomberg.com /news /print /2012 -06 -13 /bloomberg- charity- offers -9- million- for... 6/14/2012 Bloomberg Charity Offers $9 Million for Best New Governing Ideas - Bloomberg Page 3 of 3 for mayors to champion their boldest ideas -- and to have them take root locally and perhaps spread nationally." To contact the reporter on this story: Henry Goldman in.New York at hgoldman(t>bloomherg.net. contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Merelman at smerelman(a)bloomberg.net 02012 BLOOMBERG L.P ALL RIGHTS RESERVED http: / /www.bloomberg.com /news /print/ 2 012 -06 -13 /bloomberg- charity- offers -9- million- for... 6/14/2012 INTEROFFICE MEMO TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the Yakima City Council FROM: Michael A. Morales, Interim City Manager DATE: June 14, 2012 SUBJECT: Building Inspectors /Fire Inspections Per the Council's direction on May 8 to reinstate fire inspections with existing resources, inspections will be provided for 2012 in the following manner. • Building inspectors will be rotated to conduct fire inspections by district on a monthly basis. • Priority will be assigned to formal complaints with those locations being inspected immediately. • Due to the volume and the potential severity in certain types of commercial occupancies, only buildings that contain a sprinkler system, hood suppression system and fire alarm system will be inspected. If you have any questions, please contact my office at your convenience. � m�. ' O .Oo ekt.�� ro ds ‘t LEWIS & CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL ` 1 r RECE!VED CITY OF YAKIMA JUN 0 7 2012 ,,, ' 4 ,''.4.. , .. - ...,, , ' ; •`` June 1, 2012 OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL . - '' Mr. Bill Wells ',,_ ' City of Yakima Recreation Activity Coordinator 2301 Fruitvale . „, ; V ,.,. Yakima, WA 98902 :''' Dear Mr. Wells ' R _ My name is Daniel Garza I'm an Assistant Principal at Lewis & Clark Y p ,:,'",,:,:,''=,, ' Middle School, I'm also the school's athletic director. On behalf of the - - four middle schools, Lewis & Clark, Wilson, Franklin and Washington ,.` "'', _ - ., we want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to play our soccer games at Chesterley soccer fields this spring. Coaches, stu- " nal dents a parents alike also send their gratitudes for the use of your socce , fi I lds. As always your facilities are fabulous to play on. 7 ' . Si ere y, I t, ' Victor Nourani; Principal " Daniel Garza - 1114 West Pierce Avenue Assistant Principal Yakima, WA 98902 Lewis & Clark Middle School Phone: 573 -2201 FAX: 573 -2222 Denny Brown, C: Dr. Jack Trion, Deputy Superintendent - Assistant Principal • . 573 -2203 Dan Garza, Assistant Principal 573 -2204 PUBLIC :I- 00LS ••• - Wc! .4 athnsc ii4ing,t,, hn - ;., "Yakinia School' District encourages workforce diversity and complies with all state and federal laws prohibiting unlawful discrimcnatwn." 'El Distrito " Yakima. anima a la diversidad en el trabajo y cumple con todas la.s leyes estatales y federates que prohiben la discriminacion': CITY MEETING SCHEDULE For June 18, 2012 — June 25, 2012 Please note: Meetings are subject to change Monday, June 18 10:00 a.m. City Council Media Briefing — Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. Traffic Safety Corridor Meeting — YPD Training Room 3:00 p.m. Bid Opening — Council Chambers Tuesday, June 19 10:00 a.m. County Commissioners Agenda Meeting — Council Chambers 1:30 p.m. City Council Executive Session — Council Chambers 2:00 p.m. City Council Meeting — Council Chambers Wednesday, June 20 12:00 p.m. PAL Board Meeting — PAL Center Thursday, June 21 3:00 p.m. 100 Ann of the William O. Douglas Federal Courthouse - Courthouse Monday, June 25 12:00 p.m. Greenway Board Meeting — Greenway Visitors Center 12 :00 p.m. Capital Theatre Board Meeting — Capital Theatre 3:00 p.m. Bid Opening — Council Chambers Office Of Mayor /City Council Preliminary Future Activities Calendar Please Note: Meetings are subject to change ;'O anizatiori,' .. .tin � _.�. r N iee . #iri o-Put ose<� . ,; , ,;' . Partici ants " p .&h• � h, m E. : ry ��,o-,i � S. ... - h•.P '. , ,; .4'✓ e+j "Y,'p J b tf .i ,�� i r :,at i. ��'f' 91. Mon. June 18 � 10:00 a m Corridor Project Meeting Scheduled Meeting Cawley YPD Special Ops Training Room 10:00 a.m. City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Ettl Council Chambers Tue. June 19 1.30 p.m. City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 2:00 p.m City Council Meeting Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Wed. June 20 12:00 • m PAL Board Meetin• Board Meetin Ettl alt PAL Center ww..x.....w. w,."....., ^,...... ... .e, :.... .,p. _a.. +' -++ .rvY,e me, x ...ve mo- -e.N_ a.v- -mow. x ...N•+..,xe . ,, .. ry >. .«w. aCIStlG ®4Sl�iflP 0p21f311Y RY Thur. June 21 2:00 p.m. Yakima Regional Clean Air Board Meeting Lover TBD Meeting 3 p.m 100th Anniversary of the Scheduled Event Open William O. Douglas Federal William O. Douglas federal Courthouse courthouse Mon. June 25 "r) p.m. Greenway Board Meeting Board Meeting EttI Greenway Visitors Center J p m. Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Bristol Capitol Theatre Meeting 1:45 p m. Welcome Eastern Star Scheduled Event Adkison Sundome Convention 3 00 p m. Review Airport Joint Scheduled Meeting Adkison, Coffey, CM Conference Room Operating agreement and Lover Master Plan 5 p m Airport Stud Session Scheduled Meetin. Adkison Air.ort Conference Room Tue. June 26 10 00 a m City Council Study Session - Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers regional fire authority 12:00 ..m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meetin. Cawle , Adkison TBD .��,. ,...,..,x ,.�.. • Wed. June 27 10 00 a m. Nominating Committee Scheduled Meeting Adkison, Ensey, Mayor's Office Meeting Bristol 5 p.m. Historic Preservation Scheduled Meeting Bristol Council Chambers Commission Thur. June 28 7.30 a.m Airport Board Meeting Board Meeting Adkison Airport Conference Room a m. Public Facilities District Board Meeting Bristol Convention Center Board meetin • Conference Room 1 Mon. July 2 9 00 a m City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Lover Council Chambers 10 00 a m City Council Meeting Scheduled Meeting • Council Council Chambers • T. Tue. JuIy � 12 p m Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meetin. Cawle , Adkison TBD •. », »..•.... ,._.. Fr- .::ic.i•L.u:�AL a:: CG. rv;.w:., 5 " lant% La.•...:.:. eS> .' b l;: t'.: A' 3 :..:.. e,, 2 e:.. N'..` k+. TiWS• r,] dbr34* R.`•. r: :INd::wSCii6]Rn3:6S."1}],gLFY@i •w.....: Wed. July 4 , HOLIDAY - CITY OFFICES CLOSED Thur. July 5 9 00 a m. 911 Joint Board Meeting Board Meeting Lover Toppenish 4 00 p m GFI Steering Committee Meeting Scheduled Meeting Adkison, Coffey, TBD _ _ S ri. Jul 8 – •_.«::.v.:._::t* —,, Ettl t p 8 00 a m .0 _.0 Sister City Meeting_ ,dam. _Scheduled Meeting Adkison CED Conference Room PRELIMINARY FUTURE COUNCIL AGENDA June 26 10:00 a.m. Council Study Session — Council Chambers July 2 10:00 a.m. Business Meeting — Council Chambers • Oath of office for new City Manager • Resolution authorizing the execution of the 2012 -2013 collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Union; IAFF Battalion Chiefs Union; and, 9 -1 -1 Dispatchers and CaII Takers Union • Accept and approve the Final Contract Payment for KRCI LLC - General 308 PH 4/ Stage 2 Irrigation Improvements • Resolution authorizing an agreement with LCA Architects for the provision of a jail expansion feasibility study 11.00 a.m. Public Hearings — Council Chambers 6/13/2012 440 PM 1 yAKImA GHTE S FIREFI FAIR ... _Ww �niwnr� 9 .YlF IW�+ +." ^,r..rv..�ew .. tik **** \ - f ''' is .,t'' "'B ,,, i 1 . .. ..., or -,"". 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