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File #: 18-7735    Name: CSO Project Review Team Workgroup
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/14/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution Establishing the Combined Sewer Outfall Project Review Team Workgroup as a City Council Subcommittee. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 18-7735_Attachment - CSO Workgroup Resolution.pdf, 2. 18-7735_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 20, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of a Resolution Establishing the Combined Sewer Outfall Project Review Team Workgroup as a City Council Subcommittee. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Establishing a Combined Sewer Outfall Project Review Team Workgroup as a Subcommittee of City Council.

RECOMMENDATION: The City Council:

(1) Adopt the Resolution to establish the CSO Project Review Team Workgroup ("Workgroup") as a Subcommittee of City Council (Attachment 1); and

(2) Appoint two (2) members of City Council to serve on the Workgroup.

BACKGROUND: 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 CSOs 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 CSOs to AlexRenew will result in the identification of the optimal solution to bring the CSOs into compliance within the exceedingly tight statutory deadline.

On April 24, 2018, City Council approved a Draft Long Term Control Plan Update (LTCPU) outlining the technical approach to meeting the General Assembly enacted law and authorized the City Manager to enter into an Outfall Transfer Agreement with AlexRenew outlining the process and terms by which the City will transfer ownership of the CSOs to AlexRenew. On June 23, 2018, City Council will consider an Ordinance to effectuate the transfer of ownership.

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