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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: Board of Public Utilities Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/15/2018 1:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: City Council Chamber 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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18-250BPU 15.1LTP Disinfection ImprovementsBPU-Agenda ItemLAGUNA TREATMENT PLANT DISINFECTION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT UPDATE Staff will provide an update on the Laguna Treatment Plant Disinfection Improvements, a large, complex project that has been under the planning and pre-design phase for a number of years. Staff will cover the status of the project, associated activities, and anticipated schedules. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Not available
18-251BPU 15.2Emergency Groundwater Program UpdateBPU-Agenda ItemEMERGENCY GROUNDWATER PROGRAM UPDATE In September 2013, the Board adopted the City’s Groundwater Water Master Plan (Master Plan) and associated Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program. The Master Plan provides a strategic road map for the City regarding how available groundwater resources could be most effectively used in a sustainable manner to meet the needs of the City’s current and future customers. The Master Plan recommended implementation of the Emergency Groundwater Program to develop groundwater capacity for existing and future health and safety needs should the City’s other water supplies become restricted or interrupted due to an emergency. Staff will present an update on the implementation of the Emergency Groundwater Program. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Not available
18-350BPU 16.1Pre-disaster Mitigation Program Grant ApplicationBPU- ConsentRESOLUTION - PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Water Department that the Board, by resolution, authorize the Water Department to apply for Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California Office of Emergency Services for the Laguna Treatment Plant Flood Protection project, and commit to meeting the local match fund requirements for the grant should the project be selected.   Not available Not available
18-564BPU 17.1Recommendation to City Council for Wastewater Bond RefundingBPU- ReportREPORT - RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF WASTEWATER REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2018A BACKGROUND: The City is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater System and has issued multiple series of wastewater revenue bonds to provide financing for improvements to the Wastewater System. Most recently, in 2016, the City issued its City of Santa Rosa Wastewater Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A (the “Series 2016A Bonds”); the proceeds of the Series 2016A Bonds were used, in part, to refund the portion of the Series 2007A Bonds that could be refunded with tax-exempt bonds on an advance basis. The City has a practice of refunding its debt obligations when prevailing interest rates will produce debt service savings, and staff has determined that the City can achieve debt service savings by issuing the 2018A Bonds to refund the remaining outstanding 2007A Bonds. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Finance Department and the Water Department that the Board of Public Utilities, by resolution, recommend that the Santa Rosa   Not available Not available
18-565BPU 17.2Recommendation to City Council for Water Bond RefundingBPU- ReportREPORT - RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF WATER REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2018 BACKGROUND: The City is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water System. In 2008, the City issued the 2008 Bonds to finance improvements to the Water System, including an operations building as part of the Water and Wastewater Utility Operations and Maintenance Complex (the “West College Facility”). The City has a practice of refunding its debt obligations when prevailing interest rates will produce debt service savings. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Finance Department and the Water Department that the Board of Public Utilities, by resolution, recommend that the Santa Rosa City Council authorize the issuance of Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2018 (the “2018 Bonds”), and all related actions, in order to redeem the City’s outstanding water revenue bonds for debt service savings.   Not available Not available