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File #: 15-0140    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/15 - Geddes Ave Stormwater Resolution 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2015 Final action: 4/20/2015
Enactment date: 4/20/2015 Enactment #: R-15-143
Title: Resolution No. 1 - Geddes Avenue Stormwater and Curb and Gutter
Attachments: 1. Geddes Res 1 Curb & Gutter Map.pdf, 2. Geddes Res 1 Storm Map.pdf
Title
Resolution No. 1 - Geddes Avenue Stormwater and Curb and Gutter
Memorandum
Approval of the attached resolution directs staff to prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for the addition of a new stormwater system and curb & gutter along Geddes Avenue as a special assessment project. This work will be part of the Geddes Avenue Improvements Project (Huntington to Hickory Way) which is scheduled to begin construction in late 2015.  
 
As called for in Chapter 13 of City Code, the cost for the addition of new storm sewer and curb & gutter where none currently exist is borne by the parcels that benefit from the improvements. The attached resolution directs staff to provide and share cost estimates for this work once it is designed.
 
Curb & Gutter
Planning, public engagement, and design efforts for Geddes Avenue Improvement Project have been ongoing since early 2014. As a result of these efforts, the Project Team has determined that curb and gutter will be necessary along the approximate eastern half of the project due to steep grades and the desire to narrow the extent of impacts. With the addition of curb, the extent of the grading associated with the roadway and sidewalk can be reduced, thus minimizing impacts to the adjacent slopes and trees/vegetation. The curb also provides a means to convey stormwater and structurally protect the pavement edge.  
 
The attached map shows the general location of the proposed new curb and gutter.
 
Stormwater
This section of Geddes does not have existing storm sewers. One goal of the Geddes Improvements Project is to provide a stormwater management system in compliance with the City's Green Streets Policy. Since the proposed Geddes stormwater system will consist of non-traditional infrastructure, such as swales and underground infiltration, staff will provide a cost estimate for a less expensive, historically traditional, storm system (i.e., sewer pipes and inlets) to be utilized in proposing the special assessment costs.
 
The attached map shows the general location of the area contributing runoff to, and therefore benefitting from, the new stormwater system proposed within Geddes Avenue.  
 
If authorized to undertake this work as a special assessment project, staff will return to Council with Resolutions 2 and 3 which define the individual costs to each parcel and establishes a Public Hearing Date.  
Below is a tentative schedule:
March 2015: Council Meeting - Resolution 1
April 2015: Administrative Hearing with residents
May 2015: Council Meeting - Resolution 2 and 3.  Public Hearing date is advertised
June 2015: Council Meeting - Public Hearing and Resolution 4
Staff
Prepared by:  Nicholas Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by:  Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by:  Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Council deems it necessary to acquire and construct the following improvement: Geddes Avenue Stormwater System and Curb & Gutter; described as:
 
Construction of a stormwater system within Geddes Avenue, serving contributing properties which are currently not served, and construction of concrete curb & gutter fronting parcels along Geddes Avenue, where none currently exists.
 
RESOLVED, That the City Administrator is directed to have prepared plans and specifications for said improvement project, and an estimate of the cost thereof;
 
RESOLVED, That the City Administrator is directed to file a report of same with the City Clerk, including a recommendation as to what proportion of the cost should be paid by special assessment and what part, if any, should be a general obligation of the City, the number of installments in which the assessments may be paid, and the land which should be included in the special assessment district; and
 
RESOLVED, That the City Clerk shall present said report to the Council and make it available for public examination.