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Item #1.

Staff Report 134-21


Mayor and City Council


Eric Holmes, City Manager




Interlocal Agreement with Clark Public Utilities (CPU) for Overhead Electric Line Relocation associated with the Northwest Neighborhood Connectivity Improvements transportation project (on NW Lincoln Avenue – NW 43rd Street to NW 53rd Street. (Project #PRJ072461)
Key Points
  • The project will upgrade and provide urban standards for NW Lincoln Avenue, originally constructed as a two-lane roadway without curbs or sidewalks.
  • The project will provide safe pedestrian access to Franklin Elementary School.
  • CPU owns certain facilities adjacent to the project area, located in easements, that must be relocated in order to complete the road improvement project.
  • The City desires these facilities to be relocated elsewhere in order to allow the road improvement project to proceed. Consistent with past practice, because the facilities are located in private easements, the City is responsible to compensate CPU for the performance of the relocation work.

Strategic Plan Alignment


Goal 1: Ensure our built urban environment is one of the safest, most environmentally responsible and well maintained in the Pacific Northwest.

Objective 1.1: Develop and maintain a safe, balanced, and innovative transportation system that will meet the needs of future generations.

Objective 1.2: Ensure our infrastructure, including buildings and utilities, is safe, environmentally responsible and well maintained.

Goal 9: Build the strongest, most resilient economy in the region.

Objective 9.1: Create infrastructure and policies that support job creation.

Present Situation

The City and CPU have been working cooperatively to complete the Northwest Neighborhood Connectivity Improvements transportation project. Relocation is required for CPU facilities. When CPU has facilities located within the right-of-way, CPU is responsible for the cost of relocation to accommodate roadway reconstruction. When the facilities are located in CPU easements, CPU can require reimbursement for the relocation of the facilities. An Interlocal Agreement must be executed to enable the City to reimburse CPU for these costs.


This Interlocal Agreement will provide staff authority to reimburse CPU for the relocation of their facilities needed for the City’s project to be completed.


The City will need to reimburse for the costs but these costs have been planned and budgeted.

Budget Impact

The project is currently funded through federal grants, state Safe Routes to School grant, and local matching dollars. The project is included in the 2021-2022 Transportation Capital Fund Budget.

Prior Council Review
  1. Approval of the 2021-2022 budget which included the referenced project, Ordinance M-4321. (November 16, 2020)
  2. Approval of the 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Resolution No. M-4078. (June 15, 2020)

Action Requested

Authorize the City Manager or designee to sign an Interlocal Agreement with Clark Public Utilities for reimbursement of expenses for Overhead Electric Line Relocation – Northwest Neighborhood Connectivity Improvements project, currently estimated to be $39,683.66, which includes sales tax.


Ivar Christensen, PE, Senior Civil Engineer, 360-487-7765; Hassan Abdalla, PE, Engineering Manager, 360-487-7704


Interlocal Agreement