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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 native planting, habitat assessment, small stream maintenance projects, site monitoring and de-fishing on stream projects and maintenance activities. The contract is shown in Attachment A.

 

 

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

 

                     Timeline (previous or planned):

N/A

                     Outreach Methods and Results:

N/A

                     Feedback Summary:

N/A

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

 

Total Cost:

$193,520

 

Approved in current biennial budget:                                            Yes                                            No                                            N/A

 

Budget Offer Number:

000072 and 000036

 

Budget Priority:

Clean & Green

 

Other budget impacts or additional costs:                       Yes                                            No                                            N/A

If yes, explain:

N/A

 

Funding source(s):

Stormwater Operations, CIP

 

Budget/Funding Constraints:

Agreement begins October 5, 2020

 

  Additional budget details attached

 

 

COUNCIL REVIEW:

 

Previous Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

9/8/2020

Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works

Provide Direction

 

Proposed Upcoming Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

 

None proposed at this time

N/A

 

Time Constraints:

The Agreement is from October 5, 2020 to September 30, 2021

 

 

ANTICIPATED RESULT IF NOT APPROVED:

Maintenance would be deferred, and future maintenance would be more expensive and time consuming. City would not meet its maintenance obligations for CIP projects.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment A: WCC Agreement

Attachment B: WCC Restoration Map