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File #: 2007-0428    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/17/2007 In control: Growth Management and Natural Resources Committee
On agenda: 10/29/2007 Final action: 10/29/2007
Enactment date: 11/2/2007 Enactment #: 15943
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the condemnation of a subsurface easement from the city of Seattle needed for the conveyance tunnel for the Brightwater regional wastewater treatment system.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Brightwater, Condemnations, Easement, Seattle, City of, Wastewater
Attachments: 1. 15943.pdf, 2. 2007-0428 Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2007-0428 Staff Report (9-25-07) - tolt pipeline properteis-Brightwater condemnation rights.doc, 4. 2007-0428 Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. A. The Property (Brightwater Parcel No. 5-6)
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 08/15/2007
Title
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the condemnation of a subsurface easement from the city of Seattle needed for the conveyance tunnel for the Brightwater regional wastewater treatment system.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. By Ordinance 13680, on November 29, 1999, King County adopted the Regional Wastewater Services Plan ("RWSP"), which set forth treatment plant policies intended to guide the county in providing wastewater treatment at its existing plants, and in expanding wastewater treatment capacity through the year 2030. The RWSP calls for construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in north King County or south Snohomish county by 2010.
B. On December 10, 2001, by Ordinance 14278, the King County council authorized the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") on the siting and construction of the north treatment facility project, now known as the Brightwater regional wastewater treatment system. King County issued the final EIS on the Brightwater regional wastewater treatment system in November 2003. In December 2003, the King County executive selected the Route 9 - 195th Street system alternative, including a new regional wastewater treatment plant, conveyance facilities, with five primary portals, and an outfall to Puget Sound as the final Brightwater alternative. King County has developed the plans, designs and specifications, obtained all necessary permits and approvals and has awarded construction contracts for construction of the Brightwater regional wastewater treatment system and construction of the Brightwater regional wastewater treatment system is now underway.
C. King County has acquired, or has use and possession of, all of the property needed for the Brightwater project, including all subsurface easement areas, except a small subsurface area within the Seattle Public Utilities' Tolt Pipeline right-of-way. This subsurface easement fr...

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