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Approved Minutes 09-20-2021September 20, 2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES CITY OF RENTON MINUTES - City Council Regular Meeting 7:00 PM - Monday, September 20, 2021 Council Chambers, 7th Floor, City Hall – 1055 S. Grady Way CALL TO ORDER Mayor Pavone called the meeting of the Renton City Council to order at 7:00 PM. ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: Randy Corman, Council President Angelina Benedetti, Council Position No. 2 Valerie O'Halloran, Council Position No. 3 Ryan McIrvin, Council Position No. 4 Kim-Khánh Vǎn, Council Position No. 7 (All councilmembers attended remotely) Councilmembers Absent: Ed Prince, Council Position No. 5 Ruth Pérez, Council Position No. 6 MOVED BY CORMAN, SECONDED BY MCIRVIN, COUNCIL EXCUSE ABSENT COUNCILMEMBERS ED PRINCE AND RUTH PÉREZ. CARRIED. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT Armondo Pavone, Mayor Ed VanValey, Chief Administrative Officer Shane Moloney, City Attorney Cheryl Beyer, Senior Assistant City Attorney Jason Seth, City Clerk Judith Subia, Council Liaison Kristi Rowland, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Chip Vincent, Community & Economic Development Administrator Martin Pastucha, Public Works Administrator Kari Roller, Administrative Services Administrator Ellen Bradley-Mak, Human Resources and Risk Management Administrator Ron Straka, Public Works Utility Systems Director Jeff Minisci, Public Works Facilities Director Rob Shuey, Building Official September 20, 2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Amanda Askren, Property & Technical Services Manager Dianne Utecht, Human Services Coordinator April Alexander, Executive Assistant Interim Chief Jon Schuldt, Police Department Administrator Commander Dan Figaro, Police Department (All City staff attended remotely except City Clerk Seth) PROCLAMATION a) GEAR UP Week (Renton School District): A proclamation by Mayor Pavone was read declaring September 20 - 24, 2021 to be GEAR UP Week in the City of Renton, and encouraging all citizens to join in this special observance. Kirsten Thornton, GEAR UP District Coordinator, Renton School District, clarified that the program is now for 9th and 10th grade students, and accepted the proclamation with appreciation. MOVED BY CORMAN, SECONDED BY MCIRVIN, COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE PROCLAMATION. CARRIED. PUBLIC HEARING a) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus (CV) Round 2 Funds: This being the date set, and proper notices having been posted and published in accordance with local and State laws, Mayor Pavone opened the public hearing to consider proposed use of CDBG – CV (Coronavirus) Round 2 funding. Dianne Utecht, Human Services Coordinator, reported that this public hearing is to consider the allocation of $186,591 in CDBG CV 2 commerce funds. She stated that staff is proposing to allocate $91,429 to Centro Rendu and $91,430 to the Renton Housing Authority for rental assistance, noting that approximately $3,500 will be set aside for administrative costs. She also reported that the funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus pandemic and have to be spent by June 30, 2024. Continuing, Ms. Utecht reported that King County applied for the funds late, which gave Renton only ten business days to identify activities and agencies that were acceptable under the funding requirements or forfeit the funds. Due to the short timeframe, the City decided to review agencies that had provided these services before with different funding sources and that had managed to provide services to a large group of diverse people. She reported that the Renton Housing Authority provided services to approximately 70% persons of color and Centro Rendu serviced 100% Latinx clients. Ms. Utecht stated the purpose of selecting these two agencies was to get the funding out to the populations most effected by COVID-19 as rapidly as possible. Concluding, she reported that no action is required at this time as a committee report will be presented at the next Council meeting. Responding to Councilmember Vǎn’s questions, Ms. Utecht reiterated that the staff reviewed all of the organizations that were provided CARES Act funding and selected Centro Rendu and the Renton Housing Authority because they could meet these three criteria: 1) They had to be able to meet the grant reporting criteria, 2) They had to have sufficient funding because these are reimbursable grants, and 3) and they had to meet all of the other grant requirements. September 20, 2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Council President Corman called for public comment. There being no public comment or correspondence, it was MOVED BY CORMAN, SECONDED BY MCIRVIN, COUNCIL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. CARRIED. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT CAO Ed VanValey reviewed a written administrative report summarizing the City’s recent progress towards goals and work programs adopted as part of its business plan for 2021 and beyond. Items noted were: • On Monday, September 27, Renton Community Center and Senior Activity Center will re-open. Public safety and adequate staffing levels to best serve the public have been considered in the re-opening decision. To ensure safety for both patrons and staff, the following procedures will be followed: o When entering a City of Renton Recreation facility: o Wear a mask at all times regardless of vaccination status. o Complete a COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire. o Inform the facility’s Safety Supervisor immediately upon receipt of a positive COVID-19 test, if in the facility within the last few days. o During this time, facilities will require pre-registration or reservations for amenities and programs. Schedules can be viewed at rentonwa.gov/recreation. A City of Renton PerfectMind Account is needed to complete the process for all registrations or reservations. If you don’t already have an account, sign up at o rentonwa.gov/register or contact Recreation staff at (425) 430-6700. • Due to declining daylight, Renton Farmers Market will shift back one hour, opening at 2:00pm and closing at 6:00pm on Tuesdays, September 21 and September 28. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and matching dollars are available. See the Renton Farmers Market web page for more information. • Preventative street maintenance will continue to impact traffic and result in occasional street closures. CONSENT AGENDA Items listed on the Consent Agenda were adopted with one motion, following the listing. a) Approval of Council Meeting minutes of September 13, 2021. Council Concur. b) AB - 2932 City Clerk submitted King County's Certification Letter for the August 2, 2021 Primary Election. The results are as follows: Council Position No. 1: James Alberson: 7,501 votes, 51.68% - NOMINATED; Joe Todd: 4,757 votes, 32.77% - NOMINATED; Sanjeev Yonzon: 2,182 votes, 15.03%; Write-in 75 votes, 0.52%; Council Position No. 2: Carmen Rivera: 5,529 votes, 37.92% - NOMINATED; Ben Johnson: 3,338 votes, 22.89% - NOMINATED; Angelina Benedetti: 2,976 votes, 20.41%; Marvin Rosete: 1,613 votes, 11.06%; Caleb L. Sutton: 1,082 votes, 7.42%; Write-in: 44 votes, 0.30%. None; Information Only. c) AB - 2950 Finance Department recommended hiring a Grants Program Manager at Step E of salary grade m27, effective October 18, 2021. Refer to Finance Committee. September 20, 2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES d) AB - 2926 Public Works Utility Systems Division recommended approval of Amendment No. 6 to CAG-17-050, with RH2 Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $520,826 for additional professional services for the Lift Station and Force Main Rehabilitation project. Refer to Utilities Committee. MOVED BY CORMAN, SECONDED BY MCIRVIN, COUNCIL CONCUR TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, AS PRESENTED. CARRIED. UNFINISHED BUSINESS a) Committee of the Whole Chair Corman presented a report concurring in the staff recommendation to approve the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding of $3,600,000 for the following programs/projects: WA Flex Fund, business grants, support for housing, homelessness prevention and human services; and hardware/software to support remote work. MOVED BY CORMAN, SECONDED BY MCIRVIN, COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION. CARRIED. b) Utilities Committee Chair Benedetti presented a report concurring in the staff recommendation to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Amendment No. 1 to CAG-21-011 with Murraysmith, Inc. in the amount of $177,686 for construction management services for the Downtown Utility Improvement Project. MOVED BY BENEDETTI, SECONDED BY O'HALLORAN, COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION. CARRIED. c) Transportation Committee Chair McIrvin presented a report concurring in the staff recommendation to approve Amendment No. 1-21 to LAG-19-001 with Rainier Flight Services, LLC and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the amendment. The amendment increases the annual lease revenue by $22,577.40 MOVED BY MCIRVIN, SECONDED BY VǍN, COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION. CARRIED. c) Transportation Committee Chair McIrvin presented a report concurring in the staff recommendation to approve the compensation at $0.00 for the Solera Street Vacation Petition. The Committee further recommended that the ordinance to vacate a portion of 11th Avenue N within the Solera development project be presented for first reading. MOVED BY MCIRVIN, SECONDED BY VǍN, COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION. CARRIED. d) Transportation Committee Chair McIrvin presented a report concurring in the staff recommendation to authorize the temporary full street closure of Sunset Lane NE (aka Jefferson Ave NE) for 850 foot portion between NE 10th St and Harrington Pl NE not to exceed two (2) years between October 4, 2021 and October 4, 2021 to allow for construction of the Solera Master Site Plan Project (former Hi-Lands Shopping Center). The Committee further recommended the resolution regarding this matter be presented for reading and adoption. MOVED BY MCIRVIN, SECONDED BY VǍN, COUNCIL CONCUR IN THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION. CARRIED. September 20, 2021 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES LEGISLATION Resolution: a)Resolution No. 4446: A resolution was read authorizing temporary full road closure of Sunset Lane NE (aka Jefferson Ave NE) between NE 10th St and Harrington Pl NE for the construction of the Solera Master Site Plan Project (former Hi-Lands Shopping Center) for a period not to exceed 2 (two) calendar years. MOVED BY MCIRVIN, SECONDED BY VǍN, COUNCIL ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AS READ. CARRIED. Ordinance for first reading: b)Ordinance No. 6027: An ordinance was read vacating a portion of 11th Avenue N, south of Harrington Place NE and north of Sunset Lane NE (Solera Street Vacation; VAC-20-002). MOVED BY MCIRVIN, SECONDED BY VǍN, COUNCIL REFER THE ORDINANCE FOR SECOND AND FINAL READING AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING. CARRIED. Ordinance for second and final reading: c)Ordinance No. 6026: An ordinance was read adopting final zoning regulations, previously adopted as interim zoning controls by Ordinance No. 5996 and Ordinance No. 6019 with changes to expand the number of zones in which homeless services may locate and otherwise align with requirements of ESSHB 1220, providing for severability, and establishing an effective date. MOVED BY O'HALLORAN, SECONDED BY CORMAN, COUNCIL ADOPT THE ORDINANCE AS READ. ROLL CALL: ALL AYES. CARRIED. NEW BUSINESS Please see the attached Council Committee Meeting Calendar. EXECUTIVE SESSION & ADJOURNMENT MOVED BY CORMAN, SECONDED BY MCIRVIN, COUNCIL RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL LITIGATION PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1(i) FOR APPROXIMATELY 60 MINUTES, WITH NO OFFICIAL ACTION TO BE TAKEN AND THAT THE COUNCIL MEETING BE ADJOURNED WHEN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION IS ADJOURNED. CARRIED. TIME: 7:32 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS CONDUCTED AND NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. THE COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNED WHEN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION ADJOURNED. TIME: 8:32 P.M. Jason A. Seth, MMC, City Clerk Jason Seth, Recorder 20 Sep 2021 Council Committee Meeting Calendar September 20, 2021 September 27, 2021 Monday 4:00 PM Finance Committee, Chair O’Halloran – VIDEOCONFERENCE 1. Authorization to Purchase Equipment for the Safe Routes to Transit Program 2. Change Order No. 12 to CAG-20-001 with Cascade Civil Construction, LLC for the Williams Avenue South and Wells Avenue South Conversion Project 3. 2021 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) / 21EMPG-ARPA Award Obligation Letter 4. Authorization to Hire Associate Planner at Step E 5. Authorization to Hire Civil Engineer III at Step D 6. Authorization to Hire Grants Program Manager at Step E 7. Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Round 2 Funds 8. Vouchers 9. Emerging Issues in Finance 5:00 PM Planning & Development Committee, Chair Prince – VIDEOCONFERENCE 1. King County Regional Homelessness Authority Briefing* 2. Update to Clean Economy Strategy with Cascadia Consulting Group 3. Rainier/Grady Junction Subarea Plan Update 4. Termination of the 2019 Multi-Family Housing Property Tax Exemption Agreement for Sunset Terrace Apartments 5. Housing Action Plan Update 6. Emerging Issues in CED CANCELED Committee of the Whole, Chair Corman 7:00 PM Council Meeting - VIDEOCONFERENCE * updated 09/23/2021