2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Prepare and Sign a Planning Application to the State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) for Improvements on the Water System.

Meeting Date: February 04, 2014

Agenda Item #2: 2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Prepare and Sign a Planning Application to the State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) for Improvements on the Water System.

Note from TheGardeningSnail: Parts of this page was prepared by running a PDF file through a program that converts Image to Print. So there may be a few textual Gremlins that have slipped in. I have also broken up some of the longer paragraphs, for easier reading.

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Prepare and Sign a Planning Application to the State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) for Improvements on the Water System.

MEETING DATE: February 4, 2014

PREPARED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

REVIEWED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

City Council adopt Resolution No. 2014-_, authorizing City Manager to prepare and sign planning application to the State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF).

BACKGROUND:

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) was issued a Notice of Non-Compliance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to the failure of CDPH to commit $455,000,000 in federal funds for public water supply project.

Governor Brown signed into law AB 685 establishing a policy that every Californian has a human right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible drinking water.

CDPH, in response to the EPA Notice of Non-Compliance, has submitted to the EPA a Corrective Action Plan committing to expedite disbursements of $200,000,000 in 2013-14 and $600,000,000 in 2014-2016.

The City of Livingston, in order to be eligible for funding consideration, had to submit project funding Pre-Applications requesting consideration.

Kennedy/Jenks Engineering completed and submitted, as requested by the City, three (3) Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) project pre-applications totaling $22,240,000 groundwater treatment projects using a central groundwater plant approach.

In addition, we have submitted a fourth project that provides wellhead treatment at Wells 11, 13 and 15 and a Well 10 replacement identified as new Well 18 to address nitrate, arsenic and manganese maximum contaminant level (MCL) violations.

The funding pre-application is the first step for being considered to receiving public funding for public water system improvements addressing public health issues.

The closing date for the pre-application submittals was July 8, 2013. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reviewed and prioritized the projects submitted and assigned each application a priority value.

On November 22, 2013, the City of Livingston received notification that it could submit a full application for South Centralized Arsenic and Manganese Groundwater Treatment as well as Wellhead Treatment (11, 13, 15, & 18).

The City submitted a letter of intent to apply before the December 23, 2013 deadline. Gouveia Engineering is preparing the full applications for submittal before the March 24, 2014 deadline.

FISCAL IMPACT:

We anticipate no financial impact if a grant is awarded. If a zero (0) percent loan is awarded, then the payments will be amortized over a 20 year period.

ATTACHMENTS:

Resolution No. 2014-

Exhibit A (CDPH-240004-005 Letter & CDPH 2410004-008)

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PREPARE AND SIGN A PLANNING APPLICATION TO THE STATE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (SDWSRF) FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON THE WATER SYSTEM

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston has the authority to construct, operate, and maintain its water system; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston desires to enhance the provision and protection of the drinking water supplied to the consumers of the City of Livingston.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVIGNSTON THAT:

1. Pursuant and subject to all of the terms and provisions of the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) program, application be made to the State of California Department of Public Health for funding; and

2. That the City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to cause the necessary data to be prepared and application to be signed and filed with the State of California Department of Public Health.

Passed and adopted on this 4th day of February, 2014, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 4th day of February, 2014.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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