Residents are invited to comment on three major proposed Utilities capital improvement projects at an open house and public meeting on Thursday, May 3.
The open house, 5 p.m., at City Hall, Room 1E-113, is hosted by the Environmental Services Commission, which advises the City Council on utilities issues. The commission will take comments at its regular meeting at 6:30, immediately following the open house.
The three projects included in Bellevue's 2013-2019 proposed Water, Sewer and Storm and Surface Water Utility Capital Investment Program are:
- Sewer System Pipeline Replacement: a new, ongoing program to replace sewer pipes where analysis indicates replacement is more economical than continued repairs. Initially .5 to .75 miles of sewer pipe would be replaced each year, costing about $1 million per year, funded from sewer rates, beginning in 2013.
- Replacement of Kelsey Creek culvert at Northeast Eighth Street: Severely deteriorated corrugated metal culvert near 132nd Avenue Northeast needs to be replaced. To meet flood and fish passage requirements, the new structure could be a 25-foot-wide bridge over a reconstructed stream bed. The project, proposed for 2018-19 construction, would cost an estimated $3 million, funded from stormwater rates.
- Lower Coal Creek Flood Hazard Reduction: To improve flood protection in the Newport Shores neighborhood, the storage capacity of a retention pond by Interstate 405 could be increased or five neighborhood culverts could be replaced. The project would cost an estimated $8.7 million, with construction in 2015-16. The project would be funded by the King County Flood Control Zone District.
The commission will consider all comments before taking positions on the proposed projects.
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