City Beat Updated 10-17-17

Black Diamond

Mayor Carol Benson presided over the Thursday, October 5, City Council meeting with one Councilmember (Edelman) absent.

Resolution No. 17-1187, awarding bid on City Buildings Roof Replacement Project to Multifacet Group. Passed 3-1 (Morgan voting no)


Resolution approving contract with DKS Associates for Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Motion by Pepper that DKS make changes to their scope of work. Passed 3-1 (Deady voting no)


Resolution granting Final Plat approval for Ten Trails PP1A Division 1 Subdivision. Councilmember Weber moved to postpone this until Oct. 19; second Councilmember Morgan – Passed 3-1 (Deady, who had made a motion to suspend the rules so the item could have been voted on immediately, voted no on postponement)


Resolution approving Interlocal Agreement and Operating Procedures with South County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd). Pepper moved to postpone for first reading; second Councilmember Morgan – Passed 3-1(Deady voting no)

Maple Valley

Mayor Sean Kelly presided over the Monday, October 9, City Council meeting with all Councilmembers present.

Ordinance No. O-17-624, reclassifying one current position to a new classification with corresponding salary scale within the Public Works Department and amending Ordinance No. O-16-596, by amending the 2017-2018 Salary Schedule to add this new classification and salary range commensurate with the new classification and salary range. Passed 7-0


Resolution No. R-17-1181, in support of King County Fire Protection District No. 43, Proposition No. 1, Authorizing Restoration of Previous Property Tax Levy Rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of Assessed Valuation for a Six Year Period (2018-2023). Passed 7-0


Motion to confirm the Mayor’s recommendations to appoint Stephanie Ybarra to a two-year term as Alternate Planning Commissioner No. 1 and resume the recruitment process in January 2018. Passed 7-0


Proclamation: That October 21, 2017 be declared as Make a Difference Day. All citizens are urged to join the Council in observing this day by connecting with friends, fellow employees, relatives, and with religious, school and civic groups to engage in projects benefiting the community.

Metropolitan King County Council

Monday, October 9 Winter rains are coming and the Council along with the Executive recognized the steps people need to take to prepare for potential flooding with their declaration of October as Flood Awareness Month in King County.


Councilmembers gave unanimous support to the March 2018 service changes for Metro Transit.


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