City council approves multiple contracts at regular meeting

The Redmond City Council took action on a number of issues on Tuesday, including awarding several contracts.

• At the meeting, Watson Asphalt Paving Co. was awarded a contract for $1.85 million and David Evans and Associates was awarded an additional $102,000 for street pavement preservation in the city.

The bid was for a project on 148th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 51st Street pavement maintenance.

An additional $42,600 was awarded to BHC Consulting to replace waterline along 178th Avenue Northeast.

Also awarded was a contract for $96,000 to Launch Consulting for web consulting services.

The city was also awarded a streets grant by the state of Washington for $250,000.

• Property was also condemned at the meeting to authorize the city to construct public infrastructure.

According to city documents, a residential development was proposed near Northeast 100th Street and 138th Avenue Northeast.

Three property owners were approached and two property owners responded positively to the city, the documents said.

With the third, the city could not reach an agreement so their property was condemned.

• The city accepted some $34,000 from the federal Department of Homeland Security, which the city was awarded for emergency management.

• At the meeting, the council proclaimed the week of May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

• Also at the meeting May was declared Older Americans Month and residents were asked to take time to acknowledge older adults as a vital part of the community.

• A presentation by staff also showed that transit services on state Route 520 could also be altered in coming years to accommodate increased construction in Seattle, which could affect the routes.

Proposed alterations include routing buses to the University of Washington light rail station instead of sending buses downtown. More coverage on this issue will be presented in next week’s edition of the Reporter.

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