AGENDA BILL 2010-04-12E
Subject: Resolution No. 2010-14 - Add Project to Water SDC Project List, Update Water and Transportation SDCs to Reflect Project Addition: Modifying the water SDC project list to include CIP #65 – Increase Transmission Line Size Serving the Bolton Reservoir, Increasing the Water SDC to Reflect Addition of the Project.
For Council: April 12, 2010
Land Use Case Number: N/A
Public Hearing: Yes
Staff report of April 6, 2010
Resolution No. 2010-14
Exhibit “A” Capital Improvement and Capital Maintenance Program Summary
Exhibit “B” Tables 1-4
Distribution/Transmission Main Improvement memo from MSA
Technical memorandum from MSA
Public Works Department
Addition of the project will increase line diameter, reduce water line loss, and enhance water delivery to the Bolton Reservoir without increasing pump size and associated increased energy use.
Policy Questions for Council Consideration:
Should new development be required to pay for its share of the cost of a pipe that will be required to provide an adequate supply of water to the West Linn community?
During the Summer of 2009, the City’s water utility staff monitored water delivery to the Bolton Reservoir and compared actual flows with the anticipated flows modeled during the Water System Master Plan process. Staff found that the flow was less than expected and suspected excessive pipeline losses, restricting water delivery to the reservoir. City staff and the consultant agree that an additional project (CIP #65) should be added to the water SDC project list to correct this constriction. The consultant has provided a project data sheet for the project dated September 2009, confirmed by a March 18, 2010 report. Staff recommends that the planning level estimate of the project cost be considered for inclusion into the water SDC project list.
Addition of CIP #65 to the Water SDC project list will have a net effect of increasing the Water SDC improvement charge by $162.54 per ME.
City Council approve the attached resolution adopting the revised water SDC project list including CIP #65 and increasing the Water SDC charges to reflect the change.