Pateros Council approves Pederson Road Project, other resolutions


Chris Erlandsen
PATEROS – At its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, July 18, the city council approved the Pederson Road Neighborhood Project that will resolve ownership and utility issues in the 20-unit, 2.78-acre Pateros Trailer Court and address a long-range plan for the approximate 75-acres comprising the Pederson Road neighborhood.

PATEROS – At its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, July 18, the city council approved the Pederson Road Neighborhood Project that will resolve ownership and utility issues in the 20-unit, 2.78-acre Pateros Trailer Court and address a long-range plan for the approximate 75-acres comprising the Pederson Road neighborhood.
The council approval followed the city’s receipt of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) planning funds applied for in March 2016.
Council also approved a resolution allowing Erlandsen & Associates to proceed with consulting and survey services to adjust boundary lines on Beach and Chris streets adjacent to Pateros School District property.
Earlier surveys performed by both the school and the city revealed that property lines were not in alignment with those of as-built conditions.
Council members also approved a deed correction for Ives Street where it runs through school property and has been found to be outside the deeded property lines.
“This feels really good to clean this all up,” said mayor Carlene Anders. “I think it’s going to help for the next 50 years down the road.”
The Ives Landing landscape contract was awarded to low bidder, Wilson and Wilson Landscaping of Pateros, in the amount of $34,754.15 as a result of bid requests issued on June 8.
In a vote to establish clear guidelines for city staff to follow, council approved a resolution adopting Policy and Procedure for Work Orders.
Tapani Underground, Inc. of Battle Ground, was the lowest among four bidders for the city’s Cemetery Reservoir Project. Tapani’s was the only bid below $2 million and matched the city engineer’s estimate of $1,868,659.84. Council approved Tapani for the job.
The city received two bids for its Test/Production Wells Project and awarded the contract to Blue Star Enterprises of Richland, the low bidder at $94,598.31.
Council also approved two vacations of rights-of-way related to properties adjacent to the school, after Erlandsen & Associates discovered the discrepancies.
“We actually found both of those while surveying for the school,” Chris Erlandsen explained.
“So, this will clean both of those properties and give them to the school,” Anders confirmed.
Council approved the vacations conditional upon the school covering the costs incurred.
City planner, Jord Wilson advised council that he has discussed the issue and attendant costs with Pateros School Superintendent, Lois Davies.

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