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File #: 18-1641    Version: 1 Name: 2/19/19 - HRWC Stormwater Services Contract
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Enactment date: 2/19/2019 Enactment #: R-19-072
Title: Resolution to Approve a 5-Year Contract with the Huron River Watershed Council to Support Stormwater Permit Requirements ($229,611.00 total, for 5 years)
Attachments: 1. contract package03, 2. financial background info
Title
Resolution to Approve a 5-Year Contract with the Huron River Watershed Council to Support Stormwater Permit Requirements ($229,611.00 total, for 5 years)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to approve a Contract with the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) for a five-year period for support services on the Middle Huron Partnership and Stormwater Advisory Group.

By way of background, the City has a long-standing relationship with the HRWC, and supports its efforts to coordinate local governments in improving water resources, which include:

* Providing support to Washtenaw County communities for 22 years through the Middle Huron Initiative, to address the Phosphorous Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements in the Huron River system;

* Assisting the City and other communities in the Huron watershed with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit public education and outreach requirements, including advertisements, community calendar publication, direct mailings, and, phosphorous education and outreach at local hardware stores; and,

* Developing a Watershed Management Plan for the Middle Huron, which is required by the MS4 permit and needed for state and federal stormwater pollution grants and loans eligibility.

Since 1999, the City has operated under a MS4 permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Implementation of this permit is best completed on a watershed-wide scale, requiring collaboration on numerous permit activities with other permitted communities within the watershed.

For this contract, HRWC has agreed to work with permitted communities to facilitate and provide services on these collaborative efforts, which services include public education, water quality monitoring, reporting assistance, watershed group facilitation, and technical assistance. HRWC was selected by the communities because the services it already provides make it uniquely qualified. HRWC work's is performed parallel to the City's t...

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