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Study Session

Monday, February 01, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021
Held Electronically
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Mayor Akins called the Study Session to order at 5:30 p.m.
Councilors’ Hyatt, Graham, Seffinger, Moran, DuQuenne and Jensen were present.
  1. Wastewater Treatment Plant National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) Presentation
City Manager Pro-Tem Adam Hanks gave a brief introduction.
Public Works Director Scott Fleury introduced Senior Project Manager Kaylea Kathol.
Kathol went over a PowerPoint presentation (see attached).  Items discussed were:
  • NPDES Background.
  • Permit Renewal Process.
  • New Requirements.
  • Water Criteria.
  • Regulatory mixing zones.
  • Thermal plume provisions.
  • Toxic Pollutants.
  • Temperature TMDL & Biologically based numeric criteria.
  • Coldwater protection criteria.
  • Required compliance strategies.
  • Outfall relocation.
  • Water quality temperature trading.
  • Financial impact.
  1. Request for Direction on Vendor Selection for Wastewater Treatment Plant UV System Upgrade
Hanks introduced Fleury and Engineering Project Manager Chance Metcalf.
Fleury went over a PowerPoint Presentation (see attached).  Items discussed were:
  • Ultraviolet Disinfection Project background.
  • Preliminary Engineering.
  • Life Cycle Costs.
  • Next steps.
Council thanked Staff for their presentations.
Council discussed other options and cost.
Moran suggested to have a Rogue Valley Sanitation come to Council with a presentation to discuss options. He spoke that he does not want to spend more money without more details.
DuQuenne agreed with Moran.
Council directed Staff to invite Rogue Valley Sanitation to come and give a presentation to Council.
The Study Session was adjourned at 7:00 PM.
Respectfully submitted by:
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
Mayor Akins
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