Current Town Initiatives
Children's Playground, Morningside Park
The Parks Board worked with Osborn Pacific Group to design a children’s playground serving children ages 5-12. The playground is scoped to include components such as a swing and a slide. The play structure will complement the environmental elements of Yarrow Point. The Town Council approved the project at the November 2018 regular Council meeting. The project is scheduled to begin on March 4, 2019 and be completed within 180 days.
Stormwater Management Plan Update
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was posted for the Town’s Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) update on October 1st, 2018. Under WA State law (RCW 39.80), the RFQ is the first step to getting an engineer on board. Three (3) proposals for the SWMP update were received November 8th, 2018:
- ESM Consulting Engineers, LLC
- Gray & Osborne, Inc.
- PACE Engineers, Inc
An evaluation committee, comprised of the Town Engineer, the Mayor, and at least one (1) Stormwater Utility member reviewed the RFQ’s on November 15th, 2018. The selection committee held interviews with each of the three candidates (PACE, Gray & Osborne, and ESM) at Town Hall on Thursday, December 13th. Collectively, the committee chose PACE Engineers, Inc.
NE 42nd St Stormwater Upsizing Project
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was posted for the Town’s NE 42nd Street Stormwater Upsizing Project on October 1st, 2018. Under WA State law (RCW 39.80), the RFQ is the first step to getting an engineer on board. Two (2) proposals were received on November 8th:
- ESM Consulting Engineer, LLC
- Gray & Osborne, Inc.
An evaluation committee, comprised of the Town Engineer, the Mayor, and a Councilmember reviewed the RFQ’s in November. The selection committee chose to work with Gray & Osborne, Inc. on this project. Town staff will interact with the civil engineering firm during the month of December to prepare a scope of work and proposal for preparation at the January 14th Council meeting.
520 Lid Negotiations
The SR520 Lid is a multi-jurisdictional structure. The Town, with the help of legal counsel, and the support of the neighboring communities, is advocating for an equitable fair maintenance agreement reflecting the aesthetic standards of the Town.
Trees on Private Property
The Planning Commission is discussing the policies surrounding trees on private property. There are currently no regulations pertaining to private trees. The Town is studying the issue and is evaluating options including, but not limited to educational outreach, mitigation measures, and tree regulations.
The Town is seeking to review existing wireless regulations. Though the scope is limited, the Town’s Planning Commission and Council are empowered to review and modify the code within the authority of federal laws.