City adopts state energy code

February 4, 2011

By Staff

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UPDATED — 11:15 a.m. Feb. 4, 2011

The City Council unanimously voted at its Jan. 18 meeting to adopt the 2009 Washington State Energy Code, which is mandated by state law.

The code sets efficiency requirements for new and remodeled buildings.

The new code requires that ducts be tested for efficiency when a furnace is replaced, that certificates of energy features are posted near electrical panels for new buildings and that air leakage is tested in new homes. It also sets requirements for insulation installed in floors and attics in new homes.

City purchases land for 116th Avenue sidewalks

The City Council unanimously voted to purchase 303 square feet of land near the corner of 116th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 88th Street as part of the city’s project to build sidewalks along 116th Avenue Southeast.

The city paid residents David and Lydia Edgmon $3,500 for the land, a long strip abutting the road. The project calls for sidewalks to be built from Southeast 84th Street to Southeast 88th Street along 116th Avenue Southeast.

Construction on the project is slated to start this spring and take less than two months.

Hazelwood hosts family reading night Feb. 15*

Hazelwood Elementary School will host its annual reading night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, and this year’s event will feature children’s author Laura McGee Kvasnosky.

Kvasnosky is the author of the “Zelda and Ivy” series, as well as numerous other books.

The night will include a presentation, and each child who attends will receive a free paperback book. Kvasnosky will also sign autographs.

* This story contains corrected information

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