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File #: RES 17-1445    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/4/2017
Title: Authorizing the Department of Public Works to apply for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services 2017 State Bond Fund Municipal I/I Grant.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Financial Analysis, RES 17-1445 MCES Grant

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Authorizing the Department of Public Works to apply for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services 2017 State Bond Fund Municipal I/I Grant.

 

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WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) has identified the City of Saint Paul (City) as one of the many metro cities having excessive quantities of stormwater and groundwater, commonly referred to as Inflow and Infiltration (I&I), entering the public sanitary sewer system; and

 

WHEREAS, To facilitate the reduction of I&I, MCES is offering a Preliminary Minimum Allocation of $25,000 per metro city, with provisions for future distribution of available funding until the total $3.739M for the State of Minnesota has been expended on I&I reduction measures; and

 

WHEREAS, The Public Works Sewer Utility has identified public sanitary sewer system components requiring rehabilitation to minimize or eliminate excessive I&I.

 

Now therefore, be it RESOVLED, by the City Council that the Department of Public Works is authorized to apply for these grants; and

 

Be it FURTHER RESOLVED, by the City Council that Kathy Lantry, Public Works Director, or her designee be authorized to submit the applications and to serve as the contact person; and

 

Be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City agrees to remit available grant funding towards the continued minimization or elimination of excessive I&I within the public sanitary sewer system; and

 

Be it FINALLY RESOLVED, that the City will secure and retain receipts for all eligible repairs and that MCES will have reasonable access to audit these records upon request.

 

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