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File #: 21-0529    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Approval of a Resolution Authorizing an Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Olympia and Thurston County to Fund Services for People Impacted by Homelessness
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Agreement
Title
Approval of a Resolution Authorizing an Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Olympia and Thurston County to Fund Services for People Impacted by Homelessness

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Resolution authorizing the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between Thurston County and City of Olympia to Fund Scattered Site Services for People Impacted by Homelessness and authorize the City Manager to sign the agreement.

Report
Issue:
Whether to authorize staff to proceed with an agreement between the City and Thurston County that would authorize an Interlocal Agreement for hygiene, garbage and other services for people experiencing homelessness impacted by the Coronavirus public health emergency through June 30, 2022.

Staff Contact:
Cary Retlin, Home Fund Manager, Executive, 360.570.3956

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
This Interlocal Agreement authorizes staff to contract with Thurston County for funds that will reimburse the city for cleanup and other costs related to homeless tent and RV encampments. Reimbursable costs will include hygiene services like portable toilets, garbage removal, safe storage of personal property, septic cleanup and other related services for people experiencing homelessness who are impacted by the Coronavirus public health emergency.

Costs can be reimbursed through June 30, 2022.

As part of a broader Scattered Site partnership the City has also agreed to fund staffing and some other costs that will not be reimbursable by this agreement. Those responsibilities will include ensuring permission of property owners to contract cleanups on their property, manage cleanup contractors, communicate and partner with people in camps, and partner with the County's contracted case management staff.

Thurston County has also agreed to contract with a social service provider to provide outreach case manageme...

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