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RES1162 ,. � - �� / `s} •, F . :er'. � �� ,��) 4 , , � �. �•�� a2 /r�_ //�o- /���'�� �' . . � ' v � � . cl � RES�7�UTZON NO. ��� � .. -= :W�IEREASa the City of Renton has here�ofore acquired by �ondexnnation a � I certain area know as "Cedar River Park" as more particularly described in Ordin- , ance No. i4I5 dated November �3, T95I for the following public uses and purposes, , to�-wit: site .£or civic center, City Hall and other general, public and municipal pur» � poses, parks, playgroun.ds and recreational axeas; and , �WHEREAS the vaxious Federally constructed temporary war housing units and surface structures, �ormerly known as "Temporary Hoasing Project V►Tash, No. 45I3(�" previously located wit]�in said Cedar Riv�er Park area ha.ve now been fully I xexnoved therefrom, as provided by law; and I WHEREAS the State of '4Yashington by and through its State High.way Departmen.t has recently condemned certain portions of said Cedar River Park for t7�.e purpose of constructing a lunited access S�.ighway thxough the City of Renton; and �WHEREAS such highway construction will tend to isolate said Cedar River Park Area by reason of an elevated viaduct of substantia.l height for said l�ighway to be located along the westerly boundaries of said Park; and WHEREAS the Council ha.s heretofore found and determined and does hereby �ind and determine tha.t the remaining area of Cedar River Park for tbe aforestated reasons, includingthe lack o� adequa.te access and proper zneans of ingress and egress thereto from the downtown area of the City, is no longer suitab�e as a proper site for ' a public library all o� which said purposes require a $ite tha.t is easily available to , . . the general public; and WHEREAS the City Council further finds and detexmines tha.t the adjaining area known as Liberty Park on portions of which t.�s,e pxesent library building and ,facilities are now located is likewise unsuitable for the establishment and construc� tion of a new library building by reason of t�e fa.ct that the remaining portion of Liberty Park is �operated by the Park Board of the City of Renton containing park I and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, swimming pool and playground areas, and said Liberty Park area, including b:ae present library building, being inadequa.te and insufficient in size and location to provide for the establish�ment and construction of a new library building and accessories thereto; and -I- 1E r ,� � . �• r . h WH�REA� the City of Renton now ha.s on deposit within its "Cedar River Paxk Acquisition Fu.nd" a suxn in excess of $405Q00.00 which, among others, includes the award paid to the City of Renton by the State Highway Department for its acquisition of a portion of said Cedar River Park, and said Fund being availa.ble for the public � purposes and uses hereinabove specified, but due to the change of circuxnstances and conditions as hereinabove set forth said areas no longer bein,g suitable for the con- struction and improvement of such public fa.cilities; and 1 WHEREAS it is deemed advisable to make available unto the Libarary Board of the City of Renton su£ficient funds to acquire and purchase a suita.ble site for the � establishment of a new libs�as�y�and facilities related thereto; NO�YY THEREFORE BE IIC` RES�LVED BY THE MAYOR AD�D THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON AS FOLLOWS� � � Section I: The a£oresaid findings and determinations are hereby �ound to be true and correct in all respects and it is deemed in the best public interest and for the public welfa.re that a certain fund be established £or the benefit of the City's Public Library toward the acquisition and improveznent of a site for a new public library. It is expressly found and deterznined by the City Council of the City of Renton that due to the aforesaid �ha.nges in conditions and circumsta.nces affecting the Cedar River F�.rk area and adjoining properties, including Liberty Park, all of said areas have now becoxne inadequate and unsuitable for the purpose of estab- lishing and constructing thereon a library building, due to lack of space, adequa.te xneans of ingress and egress and general accessibility to the public. The City Council has heretofore adoptted prdinance No. j9'`"f� esta.blishiaig and setting up a. Cusnulative Reserve Fund, known as "Cumulative Reserve Fund �or the Acquisition of a Public Library Site, Construction of a Public Library, and Acquis- ition of Materials, Supplies, and Furnishings for a Public Library, and Improve- xnents, Repairs, Additions and Altexations of Library Properties and Appurtenances Thereto, Together with Payment of Consultants and Expexts Services Relative to the Roregoing Purposes". There is hereb�r appropriated for the benefit of said Cuxnula- tive Reserve Fund, and the City Treasurer and City Clerk are heareby authorized and . y 9 -2- i i 4, - � -- - —- � � r I • - �r" t W directed to transfer and set over, the sum'of $150, 000,00 froxn the Cedar River Park Acquisition Fund unto said Cumulative Reserve Fuz�d for the benefit of the Cit�r's Lib�a.ry; such transfer and appropriation to be effective on or about Januar�r I, 19b3, and to be duly budgeted therefor as required by law. PASSED BY TH� CITY COUNCIL this ���►-�day of �,d��.,�j,;�-, , I9b2�. , � / �.����-c-Q J �j . // Helmie Nelson, City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this /D� day of ,�1� f,� , T962. - � � Ff .� ` � . ���� i / ' /�s� L� ' f l.�.rb"/LG��'�v V �'"'Frank. Aliment, Mayor APPROVED AS T� FORM: Gerard M. Shellan, City Attorney �