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File #: 2014-0378    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/20/2015 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2015
Enactment date: 5/22/2015 Enactment #: 18039
Title: AN ORDINANCE certifying the existence of an emergency, requiring the pumping of flood water from Horseshoe lake to Black Diamond Parcel No. 152106-9103, and certifying the cost incurred related to the pumping.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Black Diamond, City of, Flood Control
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18039.pdf, 2. A. Memorandum Dated 4-4-14, 3. A. Memorandum Dated 4-4-14, 4. 2014-0378 Fiscal Note.xls, 5. 2014-0378 transmittal letter.doc, 6. 2014-0378_SR_HorseshoeLake042115.docx, 7. 2014-0378_ATT2_AMDS1.docx, 8. 2014-0378_ATT2_AMDS1_AttA.pdf, 9. 2014-0378_SR_HorseshoeLake_05-05-15.docx, 10. 2014-0378_ATT2_AMDS1.docx, 11. 2014-0378_RevisedSR_HorseshoeLake_05-05-15.docx
Staff: Auzins, Erin
Drafter
Clerk 05/06/2015
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AN ORDINANCE certifying the existence of an emergency, requiring the pumping of flood water from Horseshoe lake to Black Diamond Parcel No. 152106-9103, and certifying the cost incurred related to the pumping.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Horseshoe lake is a groundwater-fed closed depression, Parcel - 346340TRCT owned by the Horseshoe Lake Subdivision Homeowner's Association, located in Southeast King County, west of the city of Black Diamond.
B. The water level of Horseshoe lake has risen periodically to levels that threatened both public and private property, and the county has undertaken temporary pumping actions since the 1990s to limit damages.
C. The rapidly rising water level at Horseshoe lake in early 2014 posed an imminent flood threat to both a public road and six homes.
D. Based on the foregoing facts, on March 28, 2014, the manager of the water and land resources division of the department of natural resources and parks, and the director of the department of natural resources and parks, issued a determination of emergency under K.C.C. chapter 12.52 and RCW 39.04.280, and subsequently sought and received a waiver of procurement procedures under CON 7-3-2, K.C.C. 2.93.080 and RCW 36.32.235, which is Attachment A to this ordinance.
E. Department of transportation road services division employees have experience from completing previous emergency pipe fabrication and pumping operations at Horseshoe lake and the ability to immediately implement the necessary emergency action to prevent property damage.
F. RCW 36.32.235(12) authorizes the county to use public employees to undertake emergency public work performed under a declaration of emergency. The statute also requires that, within two weeks of the emergency declaration, the county legislative authority adopt a resolution certifying the damage to public facilities and the costs incurred or anticipat...

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