Beaumont October 17, 2017 City Council Meeting: What Did We Learn?
Ray Santos Elected Beaumont City Councilman
Beaumont City Council Meeting October 17, 2017: https://beaumont.civicweb.net/…
Beaumont City Attorney John Pinkney shows up 5 minutes late and requested a ‘Late Add’ to the Closed Session Agenda; Urban Logic Consultants, Inc and Cross Complaints: RIC 1707201
5:05 pm: Pinkney: “Came to Immediate Attention”
Council Approves Late Add to Closed Session Agenda. Everyone’s so flustered they Adjourn to Closed Session without announcing the other Items on the Agenda.
6:10 pm Pinkney: Report out of Closed Session:
Late Add: ULC vs City: No Reportable Action
2. Conference with Legal Counsel Regarding Existing Litigation-Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): 909 Houses LLC v. City of Beaumont et. al., Case No. RIC 1717411
Action Taken: Direct City Attorney to Represent City
Mike Lara Requests Agenda Item 20 to be pulled from the Agenda: Approval of Administrative, Planning, Building and Safety, Fire Prevention, Police, Animal Control and Public Works User Fees and Community Services Recreation Fees
Agenda Item will be discussed, but not voted on.
10.Discussion and Action to Fill Vacancy on City Council by Appointment
White: One last comment or question; and it’s for everyone that’s put their name in. I don’t know if people recognize what you’re getting yourself into. We have an amateur Auditor who doesn’t even live in the State; we have a disgraced former Council Member; we have an Internet Troll who likes to take pictures of our homes and you’re going to get everyone coming out and attacking you. It’s not – it’s something that you think is easy.
But I just want to make sure that you and everyone else who’s applied; you’re all understanding that starting the day after you’re appointed; you’re name will be dragged through the mud on the internet – and these are the issues you brought up, so I think it is important that we need to do something about getting the word out regarding who’s still here and who’s not here and why they’re not here. Does anyone else have any questions or comments?
Martinez: I Nominate Ray Santos
Ray Santos Elected Beaumont City Councilman
20. Approval of Administrative, Planning, Building and Safety, Fire Prevention, Police, Animal Control and Public Works User Fees and Community Services Recreation Fees
White proposes giving Developers 5 minutes to speak on Agenda Item 20. Wow
12. Public Hearing of Beaumont Transit Systems – Youth Passenger Fare Adjustment = Increase
13. Approval of Agreement with Falcon Engineering Services, Inc. for Construction Management Services and Amendment to Contract with Mark Thomas & Company, Inc. for Construction Support Services for the SR-60/Potrero Boulevard Interchange Project : $1,727,886.60 and $171,300
Martinez: Shouldn’t we be looking at something before we pass out a $1.7 Million Contract?
Parton: We work so hard and we do such a good job.
Martinez: I’m comfortable – don’t want to cause more work.
Sewer Plant, Recycled Water, and Brine Line
Brian Knoll from Webb and Associates verified that yes, there is no Recycled Water.
So why buy Capacity in the SARI Brine Line if there’s no Brine?
They just want Beaumont to put up a $100,000 Deposit that won’t be refunded when the City can’t produce Brine or $6.5 Million to pay for the Capacity.
14. Updates for Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion and Salt Mitigation Project
Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board Representative Present
$100,000 Non-Refundable Deposit
$6.6 Million for Capaicity
Brian Knoll: Webb and Associates. We met with SAWPA, we met with Western, they’re all fully supportive. The City of Beaumont’s use for this is fully within the purpose of Brine Line and they’ll be in support of helping us work through those agreements.
White: And that’s all the capacity we need?
Knoll: Yes. This will cover you up to 8 mgd, so this will actually cover – they way we ended up at 550 is the DFA, who is the potential seller, they had three different contracts; the first was for 600 gallons/day. The City of Corona bought 50,000 gallons/day of that contract, so 550 is what’s remaining. So we’re proposing to buyout the rest of the remainder of that contract.
Martinez: When’s the first payment due?
Knoll: The first would be the $100,000 deposit. We would like to secure this sooner rather than later. It won’t be until after we secure a permit with OCSD and SAWPA. We’re probably six months away.
Martinez: For the $100,000 or the..?
Knoll: For the OCSD AND SAWPA. There are several things that still need to happen, some of which you’ll hear about tonight; about pretreatment programs and things like that that need to be in place before they’ll ever issue a permit.
Knoll: As far as the $100,000; it could happen pretty fast, probably before the end of the year, depending on getting agreements drawn up and that kind of thing.
Martinez: But the first annual of the $6 million is due after everything’s done?
Knoll: It will be after getting a permit from SAWPA and OCSD and we have’t really pinned down; it’s due the next day or it’s due six months after. I think there’s some flexibility in there. They just want to know that they’re going to be selling this right. That’s what they’re interested in. That property that held this right is changing hands and is no longer in need of this, so it’s just an asset they can’t use now. They just want to know they’re going to be selling it and getting rid of it.
Martinez: And the $100,000 is a part of the $6.6 Million
Knoll: Yes, it will be the first, so after that it will be $6.5 million.
Knoll: We did update and submit the Title 22 Engineer’s Report to the Department of Drinking Water. We have gotten comments back from them. We’ve gone with your staff down to the San Diego Office of Drinking Water and met with them and settled up on what needs to happen if the City wanted to move forward ‘now’ with your existing plant and try to upgrade to be able to produce recycled water. Those improvements are:
New Filter Coagulation system
UVT monitor and SCADA connection
UV system update to controls
SCADA upgrades for monitoring and controls
Recycled water storage and pumping facilities
Knoll: Some of these upgrades would be throwaways. They would not be integrated into the new Wastewater Treatment Plant. If you decided to do these you would spend the money, you would do them for whatever time until the new plant is done you could use them, maybe all of them. But then once the new plant is comes in, some of the these would go away and it would just be a throwaway for whatever time you got to use them.
Parton: When you talk about getting this done and getting it online; how long would it take for a permitted end-user to receive their water?
Knoll: It depends on who it is. For the golf courses; it might be a little faster because they’re one user and they have one location. It’s a big location, but it’s one location. For any park, any landscape; those all have to be permitted individually, so for BCVWD, for any of their connection points you need to go through and get those individually permitted – each park is it’s own ‘site’ and it has to go through back flow review, there has to be a site coordinator, there has to be signage, there has to be potentially retrofitted if there’s no already, of purple sprinklers and all of those kind of things and every individual site has to go through that process. So the more sites you have the longer that process can take. So if you have just one site, if it’s a big site, it may be able to go through that process faster depending on how expeditiously somebody wanted to go though it.
Parton: What would you say for permitting; six to nine months?
Knoll: I would say that from where you are today; to implement these improvements, get them built, and get an end-user permit. Probably best case scenario is year from now someone could start taking [Recycled] water.
Parton: My point is; when you look at the timing of building the new plant, which is supposed to start in 2019 ..
Parton: .. and be operational.
Knoll: Well, we’re a couple years away.
Parton: Fiscal years.
Parton: So we’re in operation 2020. By the time you get all this done and get permitted; you’re basically half way to your new plant.
Knoll: Yea. Yes. The permitting would be like if BCVWD got their sites permitted they could still implement recycled water from the new plant and continue to use it. So that wouldn’t be a waste, it’s actually something that needs to happen. But as far as your improvements at your existing plant; I’d say best case scenario; you’d have about a years’ worth of use out if it.
White: And what’s the cost for that?
Knoll: To do all of those; you’re probably talking a couple million dollars.
Knoll: Like I said; only some of it would be usable going forward with the new plant, some of it would not be. If you’ll remember; this one at the bottom would be kind of problematic. The Recycled Water Storage Tank and the Pumping Facilities; we’re planning to reuse something that you’re using now. So we would have to build something new to accommodate that verses if we build it as part of your new plant we can use something that’s existing for the most expensive part of that. The phasing becomes a little tricky, so ..
Sewer Rate Study by ‘Kim’
- Reserve Fund Targets: Operating Reserve = to 90 Days of Operating Expenses
- Capital Replacement Reserve = 3% of Net Assets
- 500 New Houses per Year = $8 Million in 2018 and $6 Million in 2019 and $1/2 Million per Year after
- $50 Million Bond in 2018 and $40 Million Bond in 2019