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File #: RES PH 19-183    Version: 1 Name: Asphalt Plant sediment plant resolution
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Authorizing the Department of Public Works Asphalt Plant to amend the spending and financing budget for the extraordinary professional evaluation of the sediment pond for future operation.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Financial Resolution RES PH 19-183
Title
Authorizing the Department of Public Works Asphalt Plant to amend the spending and financing budget for the extraordinary professional evaluation of the sediment pond for future operation.

Body
WHEREAS, the Asphalt Plant pollution control equipment operates under two MPCA permits: air emissions option D permit issued 7/9/96 and the current NPDES, governing discharge of stormwater, issued on September 1, 2017 and expiring on May 31, 2022; and

WHEREAS, this new issuance of the NPDES permit in 2017 has added certain requirements: Permit requirement 2.2.102 b. states that “concrete lined impoundments shall complete water tightness testing at least once per 5 year (one per permit cycle)”; and

WHEREAS, water tightness testing for concrete impoundments shall be completed in accordance with the most recent version of ACI 350.1 “Specification for Tightness Testing of Environmental Engineering Concrete Containment Structures”; and

WHEREAS, if the impoundment does not pass the water tightness test in this 5 year period, the plant will not be allowed to operate; and

WHEREAS, the plant operators have been making repairs to the pond over many years, with limited success; and

WHEREAS, with the current condition of the sediment pond, the pond will not be able to pass the water tightness test; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to section 10.07.1 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul, does certify that there are available for appropriation funds of $50,000 in excess of those estimated in the 2019 Asphalt Plant budget; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Saint Paul, up on recommendation of the Mayor, that $50,000 is available for appropriation in the 2019 Asphalt Plant budget, and said budget as heretofore adopted by Council, is hereby further amended by the particulars as specified in the attached financial analysis;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper City officials are hereby authorized to pay expenses incurred not to ...

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