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File #: 2009-0228    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/30/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: 5/11/2009 Final action: 5/11/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16510
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the sale of King County-owned, unimproved property known as Mullen Slough, located adjacent to the city of Kent, within council district seven.
Sponsors: Jane Hague, Pete von Reichbauer, Julia Patterson
Indexes: Property
Attachments: 1. 16510.pdf, 2. B. Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement, 3. 2009-0228 Transmital Letter.doc, 4. 2009-0228 Fiscal Note.xls, 5. 2009-0228 Attachments to Transmittal Letter.pdf, 6. 2009-0228 News release.doc, 7. Staff report with attachments 04-21-09, 8. 2009-0228 Hearing Notice.doc, 9. Staff Report 5-5-09, 10. B. Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated April 30, 2009, 11. A. Legal Description, 12. B. Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated April 30, 2009, 13. Revised Staff Report
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Clerk 03/26/2009
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the sale of King County-owned, unimproved property known as Mullen Slough, located adjacent to the city of Kent, within council district seven.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings: A. King County's department of natural resources and parks, water and land resource division ("WLRD") is selling unimproved tax parcel 232204-9028, known as the Mullen Slough Natural Area ("Mullen Slough"), to the city of Kent ("Kent"). Kent is purchasing Mullen Slough for a city habitat restoration project. Kent has secured a Washington state salmon recovery fund grant for this purchase. WLRD, Kent and Washington state have mutually identified Mullen Slough as an excellent candidate for habitat restoration.
B. Mullen Slough's approximate fourteen acres are located adjacent to Kent on the north side of Kent-Des Moines Road South. The site is just outside city boundaries but proximate enough to Kent to warrant city habitat restoration.
SECTION 2. A. Mullen Slough was acquired by WLRD in August of 2006 with conservation futures tax ("CFT") funds. King county will sell Mullen Slough to Kent, which will steward this natural area consistent with the original funding source requirements for use as open space. Proceeds of sale will be returned to CFT for reallocation to a future purchase by WLRD of property for open space purposes. No target property has yet been identified.
B. The purchase price is two hundred eighty thousand dollars. The original appraised value was two hundred ninety thousand dollars. However, hazardous substances were discovered on the site through a phase II environmental study investigation, warranting a ten-thousand-dollar clean-up cost. King county and Kent agreed to reduce the purchase price by the cost of that mitigation. A county review of the original appraisal substantiates a reduction in value as reasonable in light of the existence of co...

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