May 14, 2010
12:00 – 12:55 p.m.
Council Present: Chair, Jason Hearn, Ron Lawson
Staff Present: Greg Cuoio, Scott Egger, Troy Woo, Roger Schoessel, Dale Mix, Martin Hoppe, Carol Litten
MULLEN ROAD EXTENSION UPDATE
Dale Mix, Design & Construction Manager, briefed the Committee on the Mullen Road extension project.
Dale reported the project began on March 1, 2010, and most of the underground work has been completed. The water main and stormwater pipe being installed from Ruddell Road to Stikes Road will tie into the existing water main, improving water pressure for residents.
The installation of the reclaimed water main has been completed from Ruddell Road to the future LOTT satellite site adjacent to Komachin Middle School. LOTT is funding this portion of the project, and eventually the purple pipe will be extended to the county line and then east to a potential recharge site.
The LOTT satellite, which is 20 acres was purchased from the North Thurston Public School District and will most likely be constructed around 2028.
The Puget Sound Energy contractors are relocating the existing gas main away from the fire hydrants, street lights and stomwater mains. The catch basin will be installed next, and rock will be laid on the prepared sub-grade.
The remaining schedule includes continuing underground utilities (May), laying gravel road base (June), installing concrete curbs (July), paving and sidewalks (August), and landscaping (September).
Dale reported the project should be completed before school resumes in the fall. The City is coordinating the reconstruction of the parking lot with the school district and will pay for the paving.
It was noted that the Mullen Road extension will change traffic patterns and driving habits. Councilmember Hearn suggested having a grand-opening celebration when the project is completed. Scott Spence, Assistant City Manager, noted that it would be a great opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the Transportation Improvement Board in securing funding.
CARPENTER ROAD WETLAND MITIGATION PLAN
Martin Hoppe, briefed the Committee on the Carpenter Road Wetland Mitigation Plan. He acknowledged the efforts of the Transportation Policy Board in assisting the City to secure funding.
Martin stated that as part of the Carpenter Road project, the section of Carpenter Road crossing Woodland Creek (adjacent to Lake Lois Park) will be widened. The project will have 7,400 ft2 (0.17 acres) of impacts to Woodland Creek along the roadway corridor. To mitigate and offset the impacts to Woodland Creek, 22,000 ft2 (0.51 acres) of wetland will be restored and enhanced at a 3:1 ratio at the Woodland Creek Community Park southeast of the project. This enhancement and restoration is an integral part of the Woodland Creek Community Park Master Plan and has been reviewed and approved by the following agencies: Thurston County Development Services, Seattle District US Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Ecology, and State Historic Preservation Office.
The wetland mitigation will enhance habitat and improve water quality along Woodland Creek. Since the wetland mitigation is taking place in a publicly owned park, federal requirements necessitate an Environmental Classification Summary (ECS) Parks and Recreation Areas 4(f) evaluation that determines the use of the park as a recreational facility is not being impaired by the project.
This document, as presented to Council, will become part of the City’s public record to meet ECS procedural requirements that have determined the use of Woodland Creek Community Park as a recreational facility is not being impaired by the Wetland Mitigation Plan.
2010 STREET OVERLAY MAP
Roger Schoessel, City Engineer, reported on the 2010 Annual Street Overlay Program, which will begin in June. The project includes the following crack seal and overlay projects:
- Ruddell Rd from Pacific to Yelm Highway
- Martin Way – College Street intersection to Carpenter Rd
- Yelm Highway – Ruddell Rd west to City limit
- Willamette Dr NE – Marvin Rd NE to 31st Ave NE
- Orion Dr NE – Willamette Dr to Meridian Rd, including City section of Meridian south of the roundabout
- Marvin Rd NE – Britton Parkway south to I-5
- 3rd Ave SE – west City limit to College St
- Alanna Dr, Homann Dr, 13th Ave
- 57th Ave SE – Thornbury Dr to Rumac St
- Stockton St SE – Compton Blvd to 54th Ave SE
- College St NE and 6th Ave NE
- Yelm Highway SE … add left turn heading north to Ruddell Road, add lane width, replace deteriorated pavement . . . using traffic mitigation collected by developers
- Rainier Rd SE … in partnership with the County, replace deteriorated pavement
- 14th Ave SE … grind and overlay from Chehalis Western trestle to Sleater-Kinney; add asphalt shoulder lane for pedestrians
- 46th Ave NE
- Enterprise Dr NE … replace deteriorated pavement; install catch basins and piping to drain
Scott Egger, Public Works Director, noted that the residents on Enterprise Drive are on septic systems. The City contacted them in 2009 to determine if they would be interested in forming a ULID to convert from septic to sewer. The majority of homeowners declined, because it would be cost prohibitive at approximately $20,000 – 30,000 per household.
Roger announced a bid opening will be held for the Annual Street Overlay Project on May 17, and will be forwarded to the Council for award on May 27.