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RESOLUTION NO.2018 <br /> A Resolution Repealing Prior Resolutions Regarding the Funding of Pavement <br /> Management or Street Overlay Spending and Adopting a Non-Binding Policy <br /> Concerning Budget Allocations for Pavement Management. <br /> WHEREAS, on July 21, 2014, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2926 establishing a <br /> Transportation Benefit District within the City of Anacortes; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council, as the governing board of the Transportation Benefit District, <br /> adopted a$20 vehicle license fee as allowed by RCW 82.80.140 for all vehicles registered within <br /> the City of Anacortes, for the exclusive use of the Transportation Benefit District and the City's <br /> pavement management program; and <br /> WHEREAS, on July 21, 2014, the City Council adopted Resolution 1895 that set an annual <br /> target of$1.1 million for pavement management and identified a number of revenue sources to <br /> pay for pavement management projects, including an increase in solid waste utility tax from 6% <br /> to 12%,the additional 6%to be used exclusively for pavement management; and <br /> WHEREAS, since Resolution 1895 was adopted, various funding sources have changed, <br /> including Prilled Sulfur fees from the Port of Anacortes,which at this time is recognized to be <br /> unfunded because of the interlocal with the Port of Anacortes dated October 20, 2017 outlining <br /> its use of Pier 2,with funding potentially available in 2023, at which time any Prilled Sulfur <br /> revenues will be spent directly on overlays; and <br /> WHEREAS, other sources, such as Transportation Benefit District fees and Solid Waste Utility <br /> tax have changed materially from original estimates, as have the needs of other City programs <br /> that rely on general tax revenues to fund ongoing operations, all of which have bearing on how <br /> the pavement management is budgeted; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City has completed a number of substantial paving projects since 2014,but <br /> subsequent pavement studies have shown that the $1.1 million funding target set by Resolution <br /> 1895 will not make the progress in City street improvements that the City Council desires; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City Council has placed a 2/10ths percent sales tax measure on the ballot for <br /> the November 6, 2018, General Election via adoption of Resolution 2017; and <br /> WHEREAS,based on 2016 sales tax revenues, the proposed Transportation Benefit District <br /> sales tax would generate $611,180 more than the vehicle license fee; and <br /> WHEREAS, in order to further improve the City's Pavement Condition Index, it is necessary to <br /> increase funding to an amount higher than that identified in Resolution 1895; and <br /> WHEREAS, an annual funding amount of$1.8 million would allow the City to raise the <br /> Pavement Condition Index of minor arterial and collector streets to 85, and residential streets to <br /> 70; and <br /> Resolution 2018 1 <br />