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City Council Regular
Adopt Resolution 18-130 Accepting Source Water Protection Plan Implementation Grant and Approve Agreement with the State of Minnesota
Sarah Greene, Administrative Assistant II
City staff applied for a grant issued by the State of Minnesota through its Commissioner of the Department of Health (MDH) to assist with work related to the City's Wellhead Protection Plan Implementation. The MDH awarded grant funds in the amount of $3,988. City Council is asked to consider the award and adopt Resolution No. 18-103 accepting the grant, as well as approve the accompanying grant agreement.
Wellhead Protection is a way to prevent drinking water from becoming polluted by managing potential sources of contamination in the areas which supply water to a public well. The City of Coon Rapids is continuously looking to maintain safe drinking water by implementing wellhead protection standards that keep the City’s groundwater and wells from becoming polluted.
Staff will work with BARR Engineering to execute activities outlined in the attached grant agreement. Work that will be performed and financed with grant funds includes: education for well owners on proper operation and maintenance of wells; prepare and send letters to owners of properties identified as chemical storage properties in the moderate and high vulnerability portions of the MDH approved Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA); and provide educational materials for property owners in the DWSMA on issues related to the source water protection and wellhead protection via the City's newsletter, website, and the Know the Flow website.
Per the grant requirements, no work shall begin until after all required signatures have been obtained on the grant agreement by MDH staff and the City has received a signed copy of it. The grant funds will expire April 30, 2021 or until all obligations have been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the State, whichever occurs first. Payment will be issued by the State upon receipt and approval of an itemized invoice (Exhibit A of agreement) submitted by the City upon completion of the work.
Staff recommends the City Council adopt Resolution No. 18-130 accepting the $3,988.00 grant from the State of Minnesota, acting through its Commissioner of the Department of Health. It is further recommended that Council approve the execution of the attached grant agreement between the City of Coon Rapids and the State of Minnesota.
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