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File #: AM No. 20-119   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Approval of the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) 2020-21 Agreement in the Amount of $193,520
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo No. 20-119, 2. Attachment A: Agreement, 3. Attachment B: Restoration Site Map
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Public Works
Dave Juarez
425-556-2733

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Public Works
Gary Schimek
Engineering Manager
Public Works
Tom Hardy
Stream and Habitat Planner


TITLE:
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Approval of the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) 2020-21 Agreement in the Amount of $193,520


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) maintains stream and habitat restoration sites throughout the City of Redmond. Maintenance is typically required by permit approvals for the first 5-10 years after project completion, and then ongoing maintenance is necessary for long-term project success. The WCC crew is subsidized by AmeriCorps for 2020-21.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Comprehensive Plan, Community Strategic Plan
* Required:
Contract over $50,000
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
Washington Conservation Corps Agreement will begin October 5, 2020


OUTCOMES:
The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) maintains stream and habitat restoration sites around the City. Maintenance is a crucial activity to the success of restoration and mitigation associated with capital improvement projects; approximately 100 acres are distributed around the city. See Attachment B for a map of currently maintained sites.

A one-year AmeriCorps-subsidized crew for Redmond will cost $193,520 (41-weeks throughout the 2020-21 season). WCC members are typically college-age students learning restoration techniques and gaining job skills. A crew consists of six staff that works a 40-hour work week, primarily managing invasive plants at city capital improvement projects. Installation of replacement plantings also occupies a significant portion of the crew's time. In addition, the crew helps with volunteer events, new nat...

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