Mountlake Terrace City Council to hear annual Edmonds School District report, update on Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Nick Brossoit
Nick Brossoit

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is scheduled to hear two reports from the Edmonds School District and the Snohomish County Emergency Management Agency during Monday’s meeting.

Edmonds School District Superindenent Nick Brossoit will be giving the annual 2015-16 school year highlights.

Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Preparedness and Mitigation Program Manager Dara Salmon will give an update on the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The City must adopt a hazard mitigation plan, also known as a “Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan” to be eligible for all federal mitigation funding. The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) obtained funds to prepare a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan on behalf of cities, towns and special purpose districts within Snohomish County that wanted to participate in the process. The plan is developed in two parts. The core document covers Snohomish County in general. An annex has been prepared for each partner jurisdiction with their participation. Mountlake Terrace is Annex No. 15.

City staff will update the Council on the Lakeview Trail and Main Street Phasing. City staff also will brief the Council on a proposed use agreement for its Decant Facility. The City’s Decant Facility has been in operation for over a year, providing an environmentally sound system for disposing of waste generated from the cleaning of stormwater drainage systems and other forms of street and stormwater waste.

Since completing the Decant Facility, the City has been approached by other parties interested in utilizing it to meet their respective discharge requirements locally as opposed to trucking long distances for disposal. Public Works staff has prepared a use agreement that would allow interested parties to utilize the City’s Decant Facility. This agreement would only be open to Washington state agencies and municipalities operating within a limited geographical area in close proximity to Mountlake Terrace.

The Council is scheduled to consider a proposed Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management to provide emergency management services including but not limited to grant management, training, emergency management policy review and coordination during actual emergencies. This ILA also reflects significant savings to the City. The formula of $1.15 per thousand population computes to a 2016 assessment of $24,290. Previous assessments to previous Emergency Services Coordinating Agency were $48,565.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall, 6100 219th St. SW., Suite 220, second floor.

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