Building 44 at Arlington Airport is getting all spruced up.
"The new tenant wants the building to look nice," said airport manager Rob Putnam.
Arlington Flight Structures moved into the 30-year old hangar with office space last year, but that's not the only reason for the upgrades.
The building needs a new roof and heating system, Putnam said.
Council approved spending up to $99,600 for roof improvements (including a 5 percent contingency), and agreed to hire Pacific Air Conditioning, Inc., to upgrade the heating system for $49,000. AD&D Construction will do the painting for less than $14,000.
Council also authorized the municipal Arlington Airport to purchase a one-acre piece of property referred to as the Opal property, as part of the airport's runway protection plan. Putnam said the Federal Aviation Administration will cover most of the $260,000 appraised value.
"We don't know exactly how much or how fast," he said.
In its consent agenda, council approved a partial street closure request on 43rd Avenue NE, for a new event, the Smokey Point BBQ Cook-Off & Marketplace, on Aug. 18 and 19, a project of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, and an interfund loan to cover expenses in the Equipment Rental Maintenance and Operations fund, in order to prevent negative month-end cash balances. Interfund loans are allowed by Ordinance 2012-005, with monthly reports due to council.
"In the past, these negative balances were allowed," said finance manager Jim Chase.
Council approved an interlocal agreement with Arlington Public Schools for a school resource officer. While the city and the district have partnered through the years to have a police officer posted at schools, the school district cut it from the budget during its hard times several years ago and has since found the funds to retain the resource officer.
"We're really glad the school district is able to split the cost," said Councilman Ken Klein.
Council approved designs for two entry signs proposed by the Arlington Arts Council and approved by the city's Public Art Committee. The signs, designed to look similar to the first sign at Island Crossing with unique art elements, will be paid for by a Snohomish County Tourism Grant and the cost of the art paid for by AAC.
The sign on 172nd Street (SR 531) at exit 206 will feature a Native style raptor design by Barry Herem of Everett. The second will be at the new roundabout at SR 9 and SR 531 and features a design by Arlington resident Carolyn Sumpter.
Mayor Barbara Tolbert said she showed the designs at a Smokey Point community meeting.
"The Smokey Point Citizens Committee was delighted with the design chosen for Smokey Point," she said.
Council approved six edits requested by the Department of Ecology in the city's Shoreline Master Plan.
"It should be all finalized in a couple of weeks," Blake said.
Council approved a new fee schedule for cemetery prices and EMS services, and added rental prices for a meeting room in the new Public Works building.
Also, a final level of pavement in Magnolia Meadows will be completed by the Arlington-based Fidalgo Paving and Construction Company for the lowest bid of $451,000.