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File #: AM No. 21-145   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: Approval of the 2021-22 Agreement with the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), in the Amount of $193,520, between the City of Redmond and the Washington State Department of Ecology
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Restoration and Maintenance Map, 3. Attachment B: 2021-22 Agreement
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
Andy Rheaume
Interim EUSD Manager
Public Works
Tom Hardy
Stream and Habitat Planner


TITLE:
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Approval of the 2021-22 Agreement with the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), in the Amount of $193,520, between the City of Redmond and the Washington State Department of Ecology


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 ongoing maintenance is necessary for long-term project success. The WCC crew is subsidized by AmeriCorps for 2021-22.
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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:
WCC Agreement begins October 1, 2021


OUTCOMES:
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 that require ongoing maintenance. See Attachment A for a map of currently maintained sites.

The value of site maintenance goes far beyond permit compliance in that it protects and improves the public investment in these habitat enhancements by promoting healthy and attractive restoration areas. Maintenance of restoration sites involves control of invasive weeds, litter patrol, replacement planting, and other activities important to overall project success. This regular site maintenance enhances already completed projects, building on the initial investment, as well as improving the aesthetics of sites.
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