City Council scheduled to address Lakeside Apartments Pedestrian project, Waste Management contract at Monday’s meeting


City-of-MLT-logoThe Mountlake Terrace City Council is scheduled to address the Lakeside Apartments Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements project and a new contract with Waste Management at Monday’s meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.

The Council expressed support for the new contract with Waste Management at last week’s work session. The contract would go into place Oct. 1, 2014 (a year before the current contract expires) and would run from 2014 to 2022.

The contract provides a reduction of 2 percent on residential rates, and no CPI increase on residential rates for the first 12 months of the contract. Waste Management would make a one-time payment of $40,000 to the City.The contract also includes an increase of annual funding to the City of approximately $150,000 per year. This funding is used to cover the cost of the City’s administration of the contract, to fund the City’s payment of garbage billing for low-income customers, and to mitigate the impact on City streets associated with heavy garbage trucks.

The Council also likely will direct City staff to to reject the one bid received for the Lakeside Apartments Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements project and to re-advertise the project.

The project consists of constructing sidewalk ramps to meet the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards, along the north side of 219th Street SW. The construction includes 10 sidewalk ramps, approximately 140 linear feet of cement concrete curb and gutter, pedestrian curb, restoring asphalt pavement,sidewalks and landscaping, traffic and erosion control and other miscellaneous work.

The one bid received on the project was approximately 15 percent over the amount budgeted for the project. City staff recommended submitting the project through the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington rosters, which will enable the City to directly solicit multiple contractors to perform the project work. City staff believes it will receive more competitive bids that are more likely to be in line with the engineer’s estimate.


  1. Sounds like Waste Management is buying their way.They won’t raise cost first year of contract to home owners but what about after that?


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