This project was part of the City’s annual program to replace and upgrade existing waterlines at various locations around the City that were reaching the end of their useful service lives, were undersized or were unable to meet current fireflow requirements. Many of the water and sewer pipes being replaced today in Edmonds have been providing service to city residents for over 60 years. The 2016 Waterline Replacement Project replaced approximately 7,500 feet of watermains along with their associated meters, services, and fire hydrants in 7 locations within the City.
On April 21, 2016, the City received four (4) bids for the 2016 Waterline Replacement Project. The bids ranged from a low of $1,147,401.86 to a high of $1,575,310.48. D&G Backhoe was awarded the project as the low responsive bidder in the amount of $1,147,401.86. This project was funded solely by Utility funds.
The project was completed on time and under budget. The project cost the City $32,426 less than the contractor initially bid. The City was able to save funding by having detailed plans, attentive management, and an experienced and capable contractor. We want to thank D&G Backhoe for their partnership on this project.
The City tries to replace aging utilities instead of waiting for something to break. Doing so avoids the hazards and hassles of costly emergency repairs and improves public health by maintaining a clean and functioning infrastructure system.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 until close of business ~ By direction of President Donald Trump, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of John Glenn who will be interred today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
A forum on local low-income housing needs will be held at 6:30 pm, April 24, at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street. It is sponsored by the Edmonds Housing Instability Coalition in cooperation with the City of Edmonds.
The event is free and open to the public. It will feature a panel discussion about needs and trends in housing for low-income households. The moderator will be Mark Smith, executive director of Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County. For more information click here.
Edmonds Cemetery Board Seeks New Member to Fill Vacancy - Applications Accepted until February 24, 2017
The Edmonds Cemetery Board is seeking a new member to fill a vacancy. Do you have an interest in local history or genealogy? Do you appreciate the appearance of the Cemetery? Are you interested in helping, planning and participating in the annual Memorial Day Program, “Walk Back in Time” Cemetery Tour in July and the “Walk About” Veteran’s site tour in November? Would you like to help set policy and develop goals? If so, please consider becoming a member of the Cemetery Board. For more information, please see the Media Release or call Cynthia Cruz at 425.771.0231.
State Responds on Shoreline Master Program
The state Department of Ecology has responded by letter to the City Council about
proposed changes for updating its Shoreline Master Program. The response agrees with most of the
Council’s proposed changes but calls for a site-specific assessment to establish marsh buffers
prior to any future development in the Harbor Square area.
The City’s existing Shoreline Master Program (SMP), adopted in 2000, does not include any part of
the Harbor Square area, but the proposed SMP update does. Ecology had required the City to include
this change as part of the SMP update. However, as the update was being drafted, controversy arose
about the specific width of buffers to be required for the area when development occurs.
Until an updated SMP is approved and adopted, the 2000 shoreline plan applies. Ecology has asked
the City to respond by March 30 to its new letter.
The City Council is scheduled to discuss this issue at its January 24 meeting. In Ecology’s
letter, two options are offered for providing a more site-specific approach and a scientific study
for the Urban IV Mixed Use Area, which includes Harbor Square. Agency staff have noted that the
City could choose either of these options or some combination that achieves similar results.
The proposed SMP addresses shoreline areas in Edmonds that extend 5.2 miles along the Puget Sound
and also adjacent to Lake Ballinger. It uses updated scientific information to set requirements for
future shoreline activities. Development in all shoreline areas would be subject to newer
regulations, including for shorelines, environment, and stormwater. A copy of Ecology's letter is at this link.