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File #: 18-7733    Name: CSO ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/14/2018 In control: City Council Public Hearing
On agenda: 6/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing, Second Reading, and Final Passage of an ordinance approving and authorizing the transfer of ownership of four Combined Sewer Outfall structures and associated infrastructure and access easements to the City of Alexandria, Virginia Sanitation Authority d/b/a Alexandria Renew Enterprises. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 18-7733_cover, 2. 18-7733_ordinance, 3. 18-7733_Exhibit A, 4. 18-7733_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: JUNE 23, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Public Hearing, Second Reading, and Final Passage of an ordinance approving and authorizing the transfer of ownership of four Combined Sewer Outfall structures and associated infrastructure and access easements to the City of Alexandria, Virginia Sanitation Authority d/b/a Alexandria Renew Enterprises. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: The City owns four Combined Sewer Outfalls (CSOs) which are operated under a permit issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ). In 2017, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law which requires the City to bring the four CSO's into compliance with State and Federal laws on an accelerated schedule using specific provisions of these laws, with completion required by 2025. The City and Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) agree that transferring ownership of the CSO's to AlexRenew will result in the optimal solution to bring the CSO's into compliance within the exceedingly tight statutory deadline.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council adopt the ordinance.

BACKGROUND: A new State law enacted in 2017 requires the City to update its Long Term Control Plan to meet the 2017 legislation. The legislation requires the City to remediate all of its combined sewer outfalls, requires that construction of future combined sewer infrastructure projects begin no later than July 1, 2023 and that construction of these projects be completed by July 1, 2025. The City intends to submit its Long Term Control Plan Update to VDEQ by June 1, 2018. The new legislation requires VDEQ to determine, by July 1, 2018, what actions are required by the City in order to comply with the legislation.

As the mitigation solution has been further developed over the past several months, the City has been in discussions with AlexRenew regarding whic...

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