Craig City Council to review, discuss water treatment systems upgrade proposal
CRAIG — During its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Craig City Council is expected discuss and review estimates on a proposal to switch the city from free chlorine to chloramines for the secondary disinfection of drinking water, as well as a number of water distribution system improvements.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.
According to a Sept. 5 letter from SGM Project Manager Richard Huggins to Mark Sollenberger, city of Craig water and wastewater director, the improvements are intended to meet disinfectant residual and disinfection byproduct regulations and bring the city into compliance with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines.
Huggins wrote that SGM’s proposal draws a distinction between contingent work — which relates to efforts that “may be needed based on input from regulatory agencies or design decisions” — and base scope work — which deals with work that “we know must be completed and which can readily be assigned a level of effort and value based on past projects.”
He added that, assuming all “contingent work” turns out to be necessary, “the total cost of planning level work would be just under $585,000,” which was allocated by City Council in the 2018 budget for “overall chlorine residual and disinfection byproduct compliance engineering work.
Prior to the meeting, Huggins will discuss the proposal in detail during a workshop, set for 5 p.m.
In other business, City Council is expected to:
• Consider a request from the Craig Daily Press’s for $500 to offset costs associated with “Let the Sun Shine In,” a Colorado Sunshine Law workshop being hosted by the newspaper Oct. 1.
• Approve a special events permit from the Craig Chamber of Commerce for Crabfest, to be held Oct. 13 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
• Hear a presentation from Ann Dodd, of the Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution. The group will bring for City Council’s consideration a proclamation to proclaim Sept. 17 through 23 as Constitution Week.
• Approve a bid for a water meter reading system upgrade package from Dana Kepner. The bid is for $55,037.
• Reappoint Darin Hickey, Justin Jenison, Paul Gowdy, and Victor Updike to another four-year term on the Board of Appeals for the Building Department.
• Hear reports from the city manager and city attorney.
• Hear reports from council members.
• Approve minutes from the Aug. 28 regular meeting and approve August 2018 bills.
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