Mountlake Terrace City Council approves agreement to provide backup police services to Brier

City-of-MLT-logoThe Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously approved on Monday an Interlocal agreement with the City of Brier to provide certain police services during times when the Brier Police Department is unable to staff a particular patrol shift.

Over the last year Brier Police has had difficulty maintaining staffing levels due to various reasons. The services the Mountlake Terrace Police Department would provide would be for in-progress person and property crimes. The Mountlake Terrace Police Department indicated that in-progress person and property crimes are fairly insignificant in Brier. Therefore, if Brier does request police services from Mountlake Terrace, it is not anticipated to significantly increase the workload for the Mountlake Terrace Police Department or decrease the level of police services provided to Mountlake Terrace residents.

In exchange for services, Brier will compensate Mountlake Terrace for each 15-minute increment per responding officer. The agreement was approved by the Brier City Council and signed by Mayor Bob Colinas on March 11. The Mountlake Terrace City Council voted to give City Manager Arlene Fisher the authority to sign the Interlocal agreement.

Brier’s desire is to not have to use the agreement and so far its Police Department has been able to provide shift coverage.

The City Council also unanimously approved a Resolution concurring with the City of Edmonds construction contract award for the Edmonds 228th Corridor Improvements Project and authorizing the City Engineer to execute change orders in an amount of $40,000 or less provided project cost remains within previously approved Mountlake Terrace budget appropriations.

Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace entered into an Agreement defining their respective rights, obligations, costs, and liabilities regarding the design and construction of the the 228th Street SW Corridor Improvements Project. A portion of the Project work will occur in Mountlake Terrace and is being performed on behalf of Mountlake Terrace. The agreement requires that the Mountlake Terrace City Council notify Edmonds of its concurrence with the anticipated bid award within 30 days of bid opening.

Edmonds received competitive bids for its 228th Street SW Corridor Improvements Project and plans to award the construction contract to Rodarte Construction, Inc. Mountlake Terrace had the option to terminate the Agreement if the bid price for items to be constructed on behalf of Mountlake Terrace were greater than 20 percent over the City Engineer’s estimate. The bid price is within 4 percent of the City Engineer’s estimate.

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