The Kent City Council will conduct three public hearings 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at City Hall. They are in regard to:
• The draft six-year Transportation Improvement Plan: City officials update the plan each year in an effort to find funding sources and apply for grants for street projects. The 2009-2014 plan includes 39 projects at an estimated cost of $542 million. No additional projects have been added from the 2008-2013 six-year plan, but construction costs have increased by $21 million.
• The Skyline Park Apartments sewer easement surplus: The property owner of the apartment complex near South 221st Street and Military Road has asked the city to release a portion of its sewer easement in order to construct a building. City staff determined the sewer easement is surplus and recommended that the property be sold for fair market value.
• Local Improvement District 359: The final assessment to property owners on 116th Avenue Southeast will be discussed for the street and utility improvements along the road.
For more information, go to the city’s Web site at www.ci.kent.wa.us.