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File #: 2017-0324    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2017 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 10/30/2017
Enactment date: 11/8/2017 Enactment #: 18597
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving an agreement between King County and the city of Algona relating to construction of a new recycling and transfer station and authorizing the King County executive to sign and implement the agreement.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Algona, City of, Solid Waste
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18597.pdf, 2. 2017-0324 legislative review form.pdf, 3. A. Agreement Between King County and the City of Algona Relating to Construction of New Transfer Station, 4. 2017-0324 transmittal letter, 5. 2017-0324 revised Algona FN-construction, 6. 2017-0324+0325_SR_SCtyILAs.docx, 7. 2017-0324-0325_ATT6_PropertySummary.pdf, 8. 2017-0324-0325_ATT7_AlgonaRes1167-17.pdf, 9. 2017-0324and0325_ATT2_ProposedOrdinance.pdf, 10. 2017-0324and0325_ATT2A_Agreement.pdf
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
Drafter
Clerk 08/03/2017
Title
AN ORDINANCE approving an agreement between King County and the city of Algona relating to construction of a new recycling and transfer station and authorizing the King County executive to sign and implement the agreement.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The King County solid waste system serves the unincorporated areas of King County and thirty-seven cities that have signed interlocal agreements with the county.
2. The solid waste system is comprised of eight transfer stations, two drop boxes, and the Cedar Hills regional landfill. Several of the original transfer stations, built in the 1960s, are still in operation today. The Algona transfer station is one of these stations.
3. Transfer stations are essential public facilities that are vital to communities for the safe and efficient handling of their solid waste.
4. Adopted in 2004, Ordinance 14971 to establishes a process for the cities to collaborate with the county in solid waste system planning, including future transfer station alternatives.
5. Working with the cities, the solid waste division of the department of natural resources and parks developed the Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan in 2007, as required by Ordinance 14971. According to the plan, the existing Algona transfer station fails to meet five of the six level-of-service station capacity criteria, because only the hours of operation were sufficient, and did not meet goals for traffic impacts on local streets. The plan recommends replacing the aging Algona transfer station with a new recycling and transfer station. These findings were confirmed though the 2014 Transfer Plan review.
6. In 2012, the solid waste division began a search for potential sites on which to locate a new south county recycling and transfer station. The site search for this essential public facility was concentrated in and around the cities of Auburn, Algona, Pacific and Federal Way, which is the service area for the e...

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